Experience a Fresh Lifestyle in China by Participating in the 23rd Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1st, 2024 in Beijing!(April 3,2024)

Free accomodation are available at the 5-star hotel for every runner!

China is continuously striving to enhance the convenience for international visitors in various aspects. Two notable changes that have caught our attention are the visa policy and the online payment services in China.

1. Visa to China:
Citizens from 15 countries can now enjoy visa-free entry to China. Additionally, travelers from 46 countries can avail the transit visa in Beijing for up to 144 hours. This means that if you have a flight ticket to a third country, such as Singapore or Thailand, after your visit to Beijing, you can apply for the 144-hour transit visa at the Beijing airport. This allows you to stay in Beijing for a duration of 144 hours, equivalent to 6 days, providing ample time for you to participate in the 23rd Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1st, 2024.

Furthermore, there is also a 72-hour transit visa option available. If you prefer not to extend your stay in Beijing, you can arrive on April 30th, participate in the marathon on May 1st, 2024, and then proceed to your onward journey to a third country.

These visa policies aim to facilitate your visit to China and ensure a seamless experience during your participation in the prestigious Great Wall of China Marathon.

2. Online Payment in China:
Online Payment in China has become extremely popular, with a significant decrease in the use of cash among Chinese people. The rapid development of online payment platforms such as WeChat and Alipay has revolutionized the way people make transactions in their daily lives. Whether it's buying a bottle of water, purchasing flight or train tickets, paying for hotel accommodations, settling taxi fares, or even renting a shared bike, Chinese individuals rely on these apps for seamless and convenient payments.

During the 22nd Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1st, 2023, many international runners faced some difficulties when trying to do the purchase with cash . Most places were unable to provide them with the necessary change during the payment.

Currently, the daily limit for online payments in China for overseas visitors stands at 5,000 USD. Therefore, if any new runners wish to register for the 23rd Great Wall of China Marathon in May 2024, we recommend downloading the WeChat app and conducting some online payment tests with us before arriving in China. This will help you become familiar with the process and make your experience more enjoyable.

If you have any friends or acquaintances working in China, we encourage you to seek their advice regarding WeChat Pay and Alipay. They will undoubtedly confirm the extreme convenience of online payment in China.

To connect with us, search and add our WeChat ID: greatwallmarathon. We also can very very easily communicate and provide you with all the necessary information with Wechat about the 23rd Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1st, 2024, as well as the Great Wall of China Marathon 2024-Autumn, and more.

And here the official Wechat Site:


3. Win A Free Accommodation at the 5-star official hotel with Wechat Pay:

During the Chinese national holiday from April 3 to 6,2024,any new runners who would like to sign up and use the Wechat for the payment for the 23rd Great Wall of China Marathon to be held on May 1st,2024 or the Great Wall of China Marathon 2024-Autumn,you would be able to get the free accommodation at the 5-star official hotel-Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing!

If you are already a registered runner,introduce a new runner to register in the next coming three days,including today,you would aslo get the free accommodation with your friend/family member.

Here is the Wechat QR Code of the Registration fee 1700CNY(equivalent to 250USD)

You would share a twin rooms with another runner.And if you need to have a single room,you need to pay the extra 418CNY(equivalent to 59USD).You can pay this when you arrive in Beijing to get your race bags on April 30,2024 and October 26,2024!You free hotel rooms are on the two dates!

And here is the online application forms:

The 23rd Great Wall of China Marathon 2024
Date: May 1st,2024

Great Wall of China Marathon 2024-Autumn
Date: Sunday October 27,2024

Please fill in the above online application form first,and then make the payment by Wechat second.During your registration,if you meet anything unclear,please let us know. Thank you very much!


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