The Roof of the World Marathon 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Bajiaojie Cheng Guan District LhasaTibetChina  850000
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Bajiaojie Cheng Guan District LhasaTibetChina  850000

About This Activity

The Roof of the World Marathon(ROWM) is the marathon with the highest altitude in the world today.The average altitude for the 10K and half marathon races on May 6,2017 is 4,444m(14,580ft) .And the average altitude for the full marathon on May 8,2017 is 4,866m(15,965ft)  with the starting point at 5,213m(17,103ft),which is higher than the base camp of the world highest mountain Mt.Everest.

So unlike the any other race that only requires one day,all the runners and spectators need a couple of days to be used to the high altutude.So we all fly together from Beijing to Lhasa on May 2,2017.We go for the race with the special permit from the government.

The 10K and half marathon runners can depart Lhasa Tibet on May 7,2017.And the full marathon runners would depart Lhasa Tibet on May 9,2017.If the 10k and half marathon runners need to stay for the full marathon until the last day,you need to pay the extra US$300.00.

The price for 10K and half marathon/tour spectator is US$1,680.00,The price for full marathon tour/spectator is US$1,980.00.

We are very proud that it is us-the founder and the race director-that we have our greatest world  runners who completed the first full marathon in the hostory of Tibet in 2014.And all the runners have been able to finish the race in the following years.The average time for full marathon finishers is about 7 hours and 30 minutes.And in the 42K course,the runners would experience the season of Spring,Summer,Autumn and Winter.

Our medical team and our aid car follow and check our runners every 5 and 10K.

The Roof of the World Marathon is the only highest marathon in the world today.It is extremely rewarding for your life experience.

We suggest all the runners to register NOW,so that you would have the enough time for preparation and training.

For any questions or anything unclear,please write to us at :

greatwallmarathon@yahoo.com  or  tibet@greatwallmarathon.com.cn

Event details and schedule

The detail itinerary is here:


The course maps are in the pictures.

All the runners are required to overnight at 4-star Shenzhou(Beijing)International Hotel in Beijing on May 1st,2017.This has been the official hotel for the world runners who run the Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1st every year.

On May 2nd,2017,we would take our special bus from the hotel at about 5AM and head for Beijing Capital International Airport.And our flight would depart Beijing for Lhasa Tibet from around 7:30AM.

We provide one night free hotel on May 1st,2017 at Shenzhou Beijing International Hotel if you register any time from now till before October 31,2016.Two runners share a standard room.If you need to have your single room,the hotel fee is USD106.00.

Hotel Address:

Shenzhou (Beijing) International Hotel

No.35  Zhongguancun Nandajie,Haidian District,Beijing,100081,P.R.China

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