Q and A about the Roof of the World Marathon 2018(September 29,2017)


About one hour ago,we received the email from Mr.Howe about the Roof of the World Marathon 2018,we put his questions and our answer here for you.


Question #1:Do you need anything other than a Passport and Chinese Visa to get to the city?
Tibet is not like any other parts of China,as runners,we must be in group to fly from Beijing to Lhasa Tibet with the permit and the official documents.Once you finish registration,you just need to give us your passport and visa,so that we can get your permit proccessed.If you work in China,you also need to offer us your working certificate in China.

Questions #2:Is it possible to go early (to altitude acclimate) and meet you prior to the race (we would pay our own lodging)?
No,it is not allowed,we all must be in group,wherever we go every day in Tibet,we would be checked at the different places.

Question #3:How many runners did you have last year and approximately how many do you expect in 2018.
We had only one USA runner,he was so powerful,he made the best result ever.And please go to our Youtube channel to see him.He is Mr.Frank Wang.
For 2018,we do not mind hwo many runners we would have,and we would even have the race that even there is only one runner,because the runners at the Roof of the World Marathon are the excellent runners in every aspects.We encourage and help the excellent runners to achieve and realize their dreams on the top of the world.

Questions #4:What is an average temperature range in that area in May?
The highest temperature inn Lhasa in May is 20 degree centigrade, and the lowest is 6 degree centigrade, so you would feel the four different seasons during our 8 days in Tibet in its vast region for the race.

Questions #5:Do you have a map of the course or the elevation changes?
You can see from the course map and the elevation of the Roof of the World Marathon 2017.Acutally,our start point is over 5213 metres above the seas level.

Questions #6:Can the airfare and hotel be subtracted from the package fees if I pay for those separately?
You can not pay separately.However,you can follow the same rule that we had for our runner to make the payment for the Roof of the World Marathon 2018.

Questions #7:Is Tibetan currency the same as China mainland?
Yes,it is the same.

Questions #8:Is there any requirements or limits on how early we can arrive or leave after the race?
We all runners are together,and all the time is arranged.The race is not in Lhasa city.It is more than 250KM away from Lhasa.

You can register via the very friendly ACTIVE.COM

And if you could finish the registration before the midnight of September 30,2017 London Time,23 hours from now,we are able to offer you one free hotel room at the 4-star Shenzhou(Beijing)International Hotel that you can overnight on May 1st,2018.

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Thank you all very much again from all our hearts for your true-heart support every day! Below are the marathon summary that we are the race director and organizer.


No.1:Xijiang Marathon on October 8,2017

The Online Application of Xijiang Marathon on October 8,2017.

No.2:Guilin Marathon on October 15,2017

The Online Application of Guilin Marathon on October 15,2017.

No.3:Great Wall of China Marathon on October 22,2017

No.4: The 17th Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1st,2018  

Online Application of the Great Wall of China Marathon 2018 from the official website:

No.5: The Roof of the World Marathon during May 2-9,2018

No.6: The Roof of the World Marathon during May 9-16,2018

We have been using the Great Wall of China Marathon Official Website to introduce all our marathon races above,and we also have the new emails convenient for our runners separately:

The Great Wall of China Marathon:

The Roof of the World Marathon:

Guilin Marathon

Xijiang Marathon

And our email that we have been using for more than 16 years also work properly for you all for the application and inquiry of the above marathon races.

By the way, here reference videos of the Promotion Video of Guilin Marathon 2016.

Video on Tudou:

Video on Youtube(two different version):      (Ballet and Runners)      (Runners and Li River)

Want to save for your participation of any of the above marathon races?Please apply to become a member of the GREAT WALL of China Marathon.Please click it here for the membership registration.


If you have any questions during your sign-up any of the above 6 marathon in 2017/2018,please feel free to write email to us or call us.Thank you all very much from all our hearts for your greatest support !

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