Remember this post, the one where I said one of my bucket list items was to run a 5k or a 10k on the Great Wall of China?
I actually found out, by accident, that there is such a thing. While the main race is a marathon, a half-marathon, 10k, and 5k are also offered on the same day. Before I realized that, let me tell you, for the first time ever I seriously considered training for a marathon. For the first time ever I thought I could actually do it. Then I found out I could do a lower mileage race and wiped my brow. If I did it, and by golly I truly want to, I think my focus would be on the half-marathon. Reading more about it, I find that the entire race is not run on the wall but parts of it are. That's good enough for me.
I looked at the pricing for May 2011, it seems you can only sign up as a package deal. I'm ok with that too, if I'm going to China I want to see some of the sights as well. May 2011 won't happen, but now that I know it's a real thing, I'm going to keep thinking about it. I'm going to actually train for a half-marathon and work on running one or two a year and one day, I'll do this one.
The Great Wall Marathon