Join us in the DPRK to partake in the Pyongyang Marathon! This incredible event is the fifth year that foreign tourists are welcomed to compete or spectate from the grandstands of Kim Il Sung Stadium!
Everyone on this tour will have the opportunity to watch the opening and closing ceremony in the heart of the stadium with 70,000 locals cheering on!
This unique Marathon tour offers tourists to not only spectate or compete in the marathon but to also join in on the nation’s biggest celebration of the year – President Kim Il Sung’s birthday! You’ll have the unique opportunity to dance, eat, drink and mingle with the locals! There’ll also be fireworks, mass dancing, and if any further surprises organised that day we’ll make sure you’re involved.
During your visit you’ll also be visiting the must see sites in Pyongyang city such as the Pyongyang Metro, Korean War Museum, and no trip to the DPRK is complete without a visit to the DMZ, where the country is separated from South Korea.
We’ll also explore beyond of Pyongyang to the newly opened to foreign tourists city of Pyongsong, where we can explore a food factory and join in on an English class at a local middle school. We’ll then head further north to Mt. Myohyang where the very famous International Friendship Exhibition lays buried into the mountain with gifts presented to the leaders from other countries around the world.
Afterwards we’ll head south west of Pyongyang to the DPRK’s busiest port, Nampo city. Here we’ll explore a local steelworks factory, a co-operative farm and the West Sea Barrage which grabbed a lot of international attention in the late 80’s.
The flight in and out option between Sinuiju and Pyongyang is included in the tour cost and all US tourists must fly.
This incredible tour is a must see, run and do tour, with great opportunities for engagement with locals and an opportunity to be part of something incredible. Book now with us to secure your position for the marathon and your seat with us! Group bookings and Young Pioneer returners are most welcomed with discounts.
Marathon running fees are listed below and not included in the tour cost.
- Full Marathon (42km/26 miles) – cost of entry is $110USD
- Half Marathon (20km/12 miles) – cost of entry is $80USD
- Mini Marathon (10km/6 miles) – cost of entry is $60USD
A race timing chip is included in the price above. The maximum time limit for the full marathon is 4 hours, half marathon is 2 and a half hours and the mini marathon is 2 hours. All running participants will receive a Pyongyang marathon certificate titled to you, with the top three men and women in each distance receiving ceramic vases at the awards ceremony held in front of 70,000 people!
Registry for all marathon runners is on a first come first served basis and limited to 1500 runners in total, so if you wish to run, book now! Registrations close mid February of 2018.
Running isn’t your thing? No problem! Join the locals in Kim Il Sung Stadium as the marathon takes off, observe the marathon from the streets of Pyongyang, or watch a football game inside the stadium during the race.