Author archive: uritours
28
02
2016

What last year’s runners say about the Pyongyang Marathon

We at the Pyongyang Marathon blog consider April’s marathon the ultimate travel adventure opportunity. But, don’t just take it from us, take it from our hundreds of satisfied runners. We wanted to share with you some tips, tricks and testimonials from last year’s marathon runners t...

23
02
2016

What is a Chollima and how can I run like one?

  If you have spent any significant time researching your trip to Pyongyang, you will have undoubtedly stumbled upon images of strapping North Korean workers riding a winged horse. You might think, ‘Cool! A Korean Pegasus!’. But, you would be sadly mistaken. Read on to find out more! The air be...

08
02
2016

The 30th 2017 Pyongyang Marathon Route Map

Note: see updated course HERE. Here is the official route for the 30th Pyongyang Marathon (note: the 29th Pyongyang Marathon in 2016 started from the Rungrado May Day Stadium, but the 30th annual marathon is expected to be held in the newly renovated Kim Il Sung Stadium as in past years.)   The...

05
02
2016

Pyongyang Marathon Facts and Figures

  REGISTRATION FEE: Full marathon: $100 USD Half marathon: $70 USD 10K: $50 USD Spectators: $28 USD to watch soccer/football matches in the Kim Il Sung Stadium during the race (Registration fees are collected prior to the tour; cost of the tour package is additional) DISTANCE AND FINISH TIME: F...

05
02
2016

OFFICIAL RACE RULES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Here are the official race rules for the Pyongyang Marathon! Runners must have their running clothes on underneath a track suit prior to leaving the hotel the morning of the run. Jeans and non-athletic clothing will not be permitted in the stadium. Running chips and race numbers (to be pinned to you...