Legends of the fall
First hit in 1946, the Chosun Ilbo Chuncheon International Marathon is the second oldest marathon in South Korea to commemorate Ki-Jung Son’s World Victory. Supported by Korea Tourism Organization, this iconic event is also one of the two races in the country that holds an IAAF Silver Label and this year the Chuncheon International Marathon is taking place on Sunday, 23 October.
A potential PB course
The weather is perfect for this time of year in Korea! You will enjoy the cooling temperature that ranges from 8 to 14 °C. The course overall is relatively flat one, with small uphill and downhill sections coming around the 5-kilometre and 30-kilometre marks.
Run along beautiful waterfronts
Chuncheon Marathon takes you to enjoy the incredible lake scenery and scenic autumn sights as you start run near the city center at Hoban Street near Gongjicheon Park and heads south, following the waterfront. The course turns northwards at the 8 km mark as it reaches the city suburbs and traces along the west side of the river for a 20 km stretch. The course then crosses the river and heads back towards the finishing point in downtown Chuncheon. You will be mesmerized by both the views of forests with the leaves are changing colour for autumn, and the quiet country scenery of South Korea! Here you will find peace, tranquility and nothing but the sound of the running steps.
A race with good review
But it is not just the course that has made the event a must-do for the thousands of runners who come from all around the world.
Chuncheon Marathon is renowned for its well-organised activities, welcoming atmosphere to runners of all abilities and its substantial hydration and fuel points. All participants can expect an exclusive marathon package that includes participation souvenir, bib number, race booklet, finisher’s medal and record certificate.
On the race day, runners get sectioned off based on previous marathon time. And it is very exciting that they play Chariots of Fire with the start of each wave! Besides water, ion drink and sponges provided at every 5 km point, extra refreshment points such as the signature Korean snack – Choco Pies (two layered chocolate-dipped cookies, with marshmallow fillings), sport gels, bananas, cherry tomatoes and bread will be available at each of 20km, 25km, 30km, 37.5km points and the finish line.
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