At a glance

Location Pyongyang, North Korea
Happening in: April
Race categories: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km
Next on: April 8th, 2018
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Pyongyang Marathon
The race

The route is a return course run through central Pyongyang, taking in many of the iconic buildings, monuments and streets before heading out into the countryside just outside of the urban centre, before turning and running back again.

The race starts and finishes inside Kim Il Sung Stadium.

Each race distance will have a designated turning point at the race half distance point where runners are required to turn and head back towards Kim Il Sung stadium.

The time limit for each race is as follows:

10k < 2 hours
Half Marathon < 2.5 hours
Full Marathon < 4 hours

All runners are invited to participate in the race’s opening ceremony, which involves a lap of Kim Il Sung Stadium before heading out onto the streets of Pyongyang. All runners then have the chance to finish their race inside Kim Il Sung stadium in front of a capacity crowd of 50,000 people.

After the race has finished, the top three in each amateur category (men’s full; men’s half; men’s 10km; women’s full; women’s half; women’s 10km) take their place on the stadium’s podium for the award ceremony.

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