Great Wall of China Marathon 2011(May 8,2011)
Great Wall of China Marathon
2011 was very successfully held on Sunday May 1,2011.And today
Mr.Jason Haidar,one of the participants at GWCM 2011,asked us some
questions,here are our answer to him:
1)how many runners this
year total? How many for the full marathon? How many for the half?
There are 2158 participants/runners totally at Great Wall of China
Marathon on Sunday May 1,2011.They were divided into two
groups,Group 1 started at
9am.And Group 2 started at
10am.There were 68 full marathon runners and 63 half
2)what countries were
represented this year at the marathon?
The participants/runners at the Great Wall of China Marathon
2011 were from 26 countries and regions: USA,Canada,France,Great
3)how many steps did we
The countable stairs/steps for full marathon is 10259 on the Great
Walls,just one way(the 11km mountains road is not included),the
countable stairs/steps for half marathon is 4309 on the Great
Walls,just one way.So you four have run 8618 countable stone
stairs at the Great Walls.
4)how many years have
you been organizing the GWCM? Is it always during Golden week?
This is the 10th
Great Wall of China Marathon,and we started to plan the
Great Wall of China Marathon from September 10,1999.And the first
two GWCM were held in late Spetember and early October.After
that,we decided to held Great Wall of China Marathon always on May
1 every year during the Golden Week.
5)why this part of the
great wall? Any reason?
We have been to almost every parts of the Great Walls in 1990s in
China.This is the parts we and most western people feel the most
beautiful parts of the Great Walls.And this parts of Great Walls
are also regarded by
Chinese Great Wall experts the most beautiful parts.
6)what improvements are
you thinking of for next year?
We have decided to issue the printed certificates and medals to
all the runners as soon as they finish their races at GWCM2012.And
the awarding evening ceremony would be held on the Great Walls,the
first three runners of each items would be awarded with the
trophies and the cups.This year,we only awarded to the No 1
runners.The performance by actors/actress would be enhanced.And we
will use the Shenzhou International Hotel. for our worldwide
runners,and all our buses would leave for the Great Walls from
Shenzhou International Hotel.And on the afternoon of
April 30,2012,we would held the Explanation/Introduction
Meeting for all the worldwide runners at the largest meeting room
at Shenzhou Hotel,Registration would be taken place before and
after the meeting.Shower service would be also avalable for all
our runners.Work balance would be made for each departments.And we
would listen to the opinion and suggestion of all our
participants/runners,and improve our work.
7)what would you like
to tell people thinking of doing the GWCM?
Come to run the most
beautiful parts of the Great Walls of the whole China in
Beijing.The great satisfaction and the true smile from the hearts
of all our worldwide participants are the highest persuit of the
Chinese organizers.The Champion Chips service company is the
Chinese No.1 professional company who provides services for
Beijing Marathon and Shanghai International Marathon.
All the top media in China
included China Xinhua News Agency,CCTV and
China Daily reported about Great Wall of China Marathon on
May 1,2011 in Chinese.All the provincial media in China and
including the top media in Hongkong also reported Great Wall of
China Marathon on May 1,2011 in Chinese.And the reports can also
be found in more than 300 Chinese websites.
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