Introducing the Organizers

From the creators of the original Great Wall Marathon in Huangyaguan, who have successfully organised the event for more than 15 years, comes a new running experience – the Great Hakka Marathon. Meet the people and organisations that have joined hands to create this exciting new race.

Participation of Mr. Dave CUNDY, Vice-President and Technical Director of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), ensures that the new race is managed on the highest quality level, and that it is up to international standards and requirements.

Chief organisers include Mr. Dave CUNDY (Race Director), Vice-President of AIMS, Mr. GUO Feng (Event Director), CEO of Culturestone Events, who have been organizing the Great Wall Marathon since 1999, Mr. Christopher DENNIS (Technical Director), one of the original organisers of the Great Wall Marathon and the Great Tibetan Marathon, and Mr. Oliver SEDLINGER (Director of PR & Communications), who has been active in travel-related Marketing Communications in China for 15 years.

With the extensive experience and track record of more than 20 years of travel management, as well as 14 years of organising successful marathon events in China, Culturestone Events and its international team of experts are very well prepared to provide a professional, attractive and convenient running experience at this new and exciting location.

Partners

Organizing a marathon requires a lot of know-how, experience and – most of all – reliable, professional and dedicated partners. We are proud to bring you this new marathon adventure in close co-operation with:

Culturestone Event Co.
Mr. Guo Feng of Culturestone Event Co. has been organizing the Great Wall Marathon since 1999. With the extensive experience and track record of more than 20 years of travel management and 14 years organizing successful marathon runs in China, Culturestone and its team of experts are very well equipped to provide a professional, attractive and convenient running and event experience at this new and exciting location.
Nanjing Tulou Management Company
Nanjing Tulou Management Company is a joint-venture between the government of Nanjing County in Fujian Province and Beijing Tourism Group, which is one of the top 500 companies in China. Beijing Tourism Group’s main areas of activity within this joint-venture are masterplanning and development of scenic spots, infrastructure construction and tourism development covering an area of 208 square kilometers that includes unique natural scenic areas and unique examples of Hakka roundhouses (Tulou) that are recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage.
Association of International Marathons and Distance Races
Participation of Mr. Dave Cundy, Vice President and Technical Director of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), ensures that the new race will be managed on the highest quality levels and fully up to international standards and requirements.
Nanjing County
The Great Hakka Marathon has received great support from the local and regional inhabitants and government officials. It is their interest and help that make the organisation of this marathon event possible, and it is their friendly welcome to the runners and spectators that creates such a unique and special atmosphere. The event helps to promote the local culture and tourism resources, creates new opportunities and contributes to a sustainable regional development.

Charity

Make a difference

Our first priority is of course to organize an attractive, professional and convenient race and marathon event for our participants …which means you. Having said that, we also care very much about the local communities where our races are held, and aim to contribute to their livelihood and to the local and regional development, creating income and new opportunities for the locals.

Doesn’t it feel good to know that while you relish your run amidst the beautiful scenery and unique architecture, and you enjoy the hospitality of the local people, you can also give something back with literally every step you make?

Traditional Hakka inhabited areas in Fujian province are mainly located in the mountains, where the poor infrastructure and limited communication with the outside world makes people’s lives hard and challenging. Amongst other problems, elementary education nowadays is still at a stunning backward stage.

The Great Hakka Marathon therefore makes a clear committment to supporting the rural elementary education. Each year a part of the income generated from the race organization will be donated to a primary school in the area and published accordingly, so that our participations can join us in our efforts and see how they make a difference.

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