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 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

REGISTRATION ENDS

Tuesday,
October 24 2018

RACE SCHEDULE

Start : 7 30 am
Ends: 2 30 pm

The Great Hakka Marathon 2018 Registration ends on October 24 2018, which is in

2018/10/24 00:00:00

THE GREAT HAKKA MARATHON 2017 REVIEW

On November 25, 2017, the Great Hakka Marathon was held the fourth time in scenic Nanjing Hakka House area and more than 600 participants from 35 countries and regions participated in the race. Hundreds of volunteers and thousands of locals along the race tracks have enjoyed either working for or watching this boutique cross-country marathon event.

Like the bad weather the event met in 2016, again in 2017 the race day was a rainy day.  However, all the runners braved the rain and finished the race which is really something considering the course in 2017 is much harder than the year before.

On behalf of the whole organizing team and the locals, we would like to sincerely thank all participants for joining us in this celebration of sports, nature, culture and travel.

Your support and enthusiasm made this a very special event, and we are already looking forward to the fifth edition in 2018.

We will work hard to make it even better than this year, and we will follow-up and publish information here soon. You can also find us on Facebook and Wechat – we would be happy to hear from you and post your photos and stories.

Great Hakka Marathon 2017 Full Marathon Result

Dear Runners

Thank you for participating in the 2017 Great Hakka Marathon.

The link to PDF Results of the Full Marathon 2017, Half Marathon 2017 and the Fun Run 2017are posted below.

Kind regards

The Great Hakka Marathon

Great Hakka Marathon Itinerary

Friday, 23 November 2018

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

The distance to Nanjing County town is about 100 km. The transfer time is about 1. 5 hours. Check into local 3 star plus hotels. Race packs will be given to runners on arrival day.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Breakfast at hotel/hostel.
06:00 Runners are shuttled to the starting area from the hotels in Nanjing county town, approximately one hour on road.
07:00 Arrival and individual preparation at the stating area.
07:15 warm up.
07:30 Race briefing.
07:40 Brief opening ceremony with official welcome speeches.
07:50 Runners get ready to start.
08:00 Start of the race.
08:20 Spectators are shuttled to the finish area.
10:00 start serving lunch for participants at the finish area.
15:00 The race ends
12:00 -16:00 Bus transfers available for runners going back to hotels in Nanjing county town.
19:00 Transfer from the hotels to the celebration dinner venue.
19:30 Celebration dinner starts.
21:30 Celebration dinner ends.
Transfer back to hotel.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Breakfast at hotel.
09:00 Sightseeing excursion to famous World Cultural Heritage site Hakka House area.
10:00 Departure to Xiamen for those who skip the sightseeing tour. Stops in Xiamen will be airport and railway station.
11:00 Sightseeing tour ends and transfer back to hotels.
13:00 Departures to Xiamen. Stops in Xiamen will be airport and railway station.

PACKAGES & PRICES

Two nights stay, transfers to/from Xiamen, Celebration on Saturday, Sightseeing programme on Sunday

The full package allowing for time both to enjoy the race, celebrate the achievement with other runners at the Saturday evening celebration, as well as a visit to some of the most famous Hakka houses in the area on Sunday morning before the bus transfer back to Xiamen.

Runner:
CNY 1,850 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 369 per person.
CNY 1,650 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 236 per person.

Spectator:
CNY 1,150 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 369 per person.
CNY 950 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 236 per person.

  • 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 starting area to finishing area for spectators.
  • Personal starting slot in the race including race pack on Saturday – race pack includes race t-shirt, lunch on race-day, finisher medal. Race slot and pack not included for spectators.
  • Transfer from finishing area to the hotel.
  • Lunch-package at the finishing area, participation in the evening celebration on Saturday including dinner.
  • Brief sightseeing tour in the area on Sunday before transferring back to Xiamen.
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Nanjing County to Xiamen City on Sunday

Short stay package – one night accommodation, transfers to/from Xiamen. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 

Select this package if your time is limited or you have already visited the Hakka area before.

Runner:
CNY 1,300 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 185 per person.
CNY 1,150 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 130 per person.

Spectator:
CNY 550 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 185 per person.
CNY 450 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 130 per person.

 

  • Scheduled bus transfers from Xiamen City to Nanjing County on Friday.
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast on Saturday.
  • Transfer from the hotel to the starting area. Transfer from starting area to finishing area for spectators.
  • Personal starting slot in the race including race pack on Saturday  – race pack includes race t-shirt, lunch on race-day, finisher medal. Race slot and pack not included for spectators.
  • Transfer from finishing area back to hotel with check-out before 15:00.
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Nanjing County to Xiamen City on Saturday with departure at 17:00.

Saturday race day only

The package for those with own transport.

Runner: CNY 700

  • Saturday race pack including race t-shirt, lunch on race- day and finisher medal.

The basic package includes no transfers, accommodation or meals – except lunch on race day. Participants on this package must arrange their own transport to/from the race venue. Please note: We will not be able to organize individual transfers on race-day.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The registration deadline for the 2018 race is October 24. 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 October 26, 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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