THE GREAT HAKKA MARATHON

A boutique cross-country marathon held annually in scenic Nanjing County, close to the city of Xiamen, China. Organized by some of the original creators of the Great Wall Marathon, the Great Hakka Marathon features a similar event format with a marathon, half-marathon and a fun-run. The Great Hakka builds on organizing experience developed over the course of 15 years. Come join us for an amazing run!

A perfect and unique running experience

The Great Hakka features three distances on scenic tracks in beautiful Nanjing county:
a full marathon – 42.195km/26.2mi, a half marathon – 21.1km/13.1mi and a 8 km/4.97 mi Fun Run.

LOCATION

Yuchang Tulou,
Nanjing, Fujian, China

RACE DATE

Saturday,
November 26, 2016

RACE SCHEDULE

Start : 7 30 am
Ends: 2 30 pm

Registrations for The Great Hakka Marathon 2016 closes on October 25, which is in

2016/10/25 07:30:00

Great Hakka Marathon Itinerary

Friday, 25 November 2016

Individual arrival at Xiamen. Bus transfers to the race area are available at designated meeting points in Xiamen. There will be 5 departures leaving at 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00.

The distance from Xiamen to the race site in Nanjing County is about 165 km, the transfer time will be 2.5 – 3 hours. Race packs will be given to runners on arrival day.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Breakfast at hotel/hostel.
06:00 Runners are shuttled to the starting area from their various hotels/hostels. 06:50 Arrival and individual preparation at the starting area.
07:00 Warm up.
07:10 Final race briefing. Marathon and half-marathon runners get ready to start.
07:20 Brief opening ceremony with official welcome speeches.
07:30 Start of the race for marathon, half-marathon and fun-run. Spectators are shuttled to the finishing area.
10:30 Lunch will be served at the finishing area.
From 12:30 onwards, the runners and spectators will be transferred back to their hotels/hostels for shower and rest.
14:30 The race is over.
18:00 Dinner at hotel.
19:00 Pick up transfers from the various hotels/hostels to the venue of the evening celebration. Free flow of beers and soft drinks.
21:00 Evening celebration ends. Those who still want to celebrate may stay and enjoy more drinks at their own cost.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Breakfast at hotel/hostel
09:00 Pick up transfer from various hotels/hostels to start the sightseeing at the famous World Cultural Heritage site Hakka’s House area.
11:00 Sightseeing tour ends, the transfers to Xiamen will be provided to all participants – stops in Xiamen will include airport, downtown and railway station.

Pricing List

International Runners

starting from

USD 358

per person (hotel, double-room occupancy)
  • Scheduled bus transfers from Xiamen City to Nanjing County on Friday.
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Transfer from the hotel to the starting area.
  • Personal starting slot in the race including race pack on Saturday.
  • Transfer from finishing area to the hotel.
  • Lunch-package at the finishing area, dinner and participation in the evening celebration on Saturday.
  • Brief sightseeing tour in the area on Sunday before transferring back to Xiamen.
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Nanjing County to Xiamen City on Sunday.

Domestic Runners

Starting from

CNY 1880

per person (hotel, double-room occupancy)
  • Scheduled bus transfers from Xiamen City to Nanjing County on Friday.
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Transfer from the hotel to the starting area.
  • Personal starting slot in the race including race pack on Saturday.
  • Transfer from finishing area to the hotel.
  • Lunch-package at the finishing area, dinner and participation in the evening celebration on Saturday.
  • Brief sightseeing tour in the area on Sunday before transferring back to Xiamen.
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Nanjing County to Xiamen City on Sunday.

Spectators

starting from

CNY 1000

per person (hotel, double-room occupancy)
  • Scheduled bus transfers from Xiamen City to Nanjing County on Friday.
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Transfer from the hotel to the starting area.
  • Transfer from the starting area to the finishing area, then to hotel later.
  • Lunch-package at the finishing area, dinner and participation in the evening celebration on Saturday.
  • Brief sightseeing tour in the area on Sunday before transferring back to Xiamen.
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Nanjing County to Xiamen City on Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the last day that I can sign-up for the Great Hakka Marathon?

The registration deadline for the 2016 race is October 25. Please be aware that after this date – provided there are still race slots available – extra charges for registration may apply.

Can my family or friends accompany me to the Great Hakka Marathon?

Yes. The Great Hakka Marathon welcomes family members or friends who wish to join the event as spectators in order to support the runners. For those spectators, Great Hakka Marathon offers special packages and rates. Please contact us here and lets us know your requirements.

How do I get to Nanjing County?

On Friday November 25, after your individual arrival to Xiamen City, we offer 5 scheduled bus transfers to Nanjing County. The transfer takes about 2.5 – 3 hours, and busses depart at 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00 from designated meetings points in Xiamen.

How will I get my race pack?

Participants of the Great Hakka Marathon will receive their race packs either by express mail delivery or can pick them up upon arriveal at Xiamen.

Are massages available at the Great Hakka Marathon?

Yes. During the Great Hakka Marathon massage services will be available at the race area.

What is the Great Hakka Marathon course like?

Simply put: Very scenic and diverse. Most of the race track is within a narrow elevation range, but there are some sections involving uphill running. This is especially true for the full-marathon distance, which includes a challenging uphill section towards the end of the race. The tracks cover many different surfaces, such as country tar roads, pebble/cobble roads, dirt roads. Overall, the Great Hakka provides for a wonderful scenic running experience, but the full-marathon track is challenging and should not be underestimated.

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