Join us in the DPRK to participate in the Pyongyang Marathon! This incredible event is the eighth year that foreign tourists are welcomed to compete or spectate from the grandstands of Kim Il Sung Stadium!
We’ve combined this year’s marathon tour with the 110th birthday of President Kim Il Sung, undoubtedly the largest celebration of the year as well as the decade. We’re expecting fireworks, military parades, mass dancing, the Mass Games, and a number of other events that will most likely be announced much nearer the time to mark the incredibly unique events for the birthday anniversary of Kim Il Sung.
During your tour you’ll be visiting all the must-see sites in Pyongyang city, such as riding the Pyongyang Metro, exploring Kim Il Sung Square, visiting the Korean War Museum, the Mausoleum, exploring the International Friendship Exhibition, hiking Mt. Myohyang with stunning views, picnic lunch up in the mountains, and of course, no trip to the DPRK is complete without a visit to the DMZ, where the country is separated from South Korea.
This tour is a must-see, run, and do tour that you do not want to miss! Book now with us to secure your position for the marathon and your spot on tour. Group bookings are most welcomed with discounts.
Marathon running fees are listed below and not included in the tour cost.
A race timing chip is included in the price above. The maximum time limit for the full marathon is 4 hours and a half hours, half marathon is 2 and a half hours and both the 10km and 5km 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 excluding the 5km run receiving ceramic vases at the awards ceremony held in front of 70,000 people!
The Pyongyang Marathon committee also welcomes differently-abled runners. If you are interested in running please let us know more about your details so we can confirm everything ahead of the event.
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 March 2022.
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.
The Mass Games, the world’s largest performance with over 100,000 performers is expected to take place during this tour! Now is your chance to watch this grand spectacular performance. Tickets are on-top of tour cost and is paid in cash during your tour in Pyongyang. We highly recommend securing your spot on tour early as we expect spaces to fill up very quickly.
Ticket costs for Mass Games below:
|Ticket Class||Original Price (Per Person)|
|3rd Class||€100 / 800RMB|
|2nd Class||€300 / 2,300RMB|
|1st Class||€500 / 3800RMB|
|VIP||€800 / 6000RMB|
Be sure to book and reserve your spot on tour before it’s too late! Please note: flights between Beijing and Pyongyang are very limited and schedules are only announced a few weeks before the tour
Thursday 7th April
Friday 8th April
Saturday 9th April
Sunday 10th April – Marathon Day!
Monday 11th April
Tuesday 12th April – Group A departs
Group B continues:
Wednesday 13th April
Thursday 14th April
Friday 15th April – Kim Il Sung’s Birthday – Day of the Sun
Saturday 16th April
Sunday 17th April
• Twin share accommodation (single supplements are available for an extra 40 EUR per night).
• Train travel between Beijing and Pyongyang
• All meals in the DPRK unless specified in the itinerary.
• Korean and western guides
• Air-conditioned bus and driver
• All entrances (unless otherwise stated)
• Extra drinks and souvenirs
• Cost of visas
• Tips for Korean guides and the driver.
• Additional events not listed in the itinerary
• Marathon entry fee
• Stadium entry (20 EUR for spectators only)
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.