Pyongyang Marathon Facts and Figures

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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)

Full Marathon: 42.195km; finish time of 4 hours
Half Marathon: 21.0975km; finish time of 4 hours
10K: finish time of 2 hours

There are no official qualifying times for the amateur marathon. However, you must either FINISH or STOP within the times mentioned above. If you do not finish within those times, a bus will pick you up and escort you back to the stadium. The streets will be re-open to traffic at about 1pm.

The race starts and ends in the Kim Il Sung Stadium. Professionals and amateurs will start at the same location and time. Race starts at approximately 9am and is finished before 1pm.

The official 2016 Pyongyang Marathon course route

    Depart from Kim Il Sung Stadium
    Pass through the Arch of Triumph
    Friendship Tower
    Kumrung No.2 Tunnel
    Congryu Rope Ladder on Taedong River
    Munsu Riverside Street
    Rungra Bridge
    Kumrung Tunnel
    Puksae riverside street
    Moranbong Street
    Re-enter through the Arch of Triumph
    Arrive back at the Kim Il Sung Stadium

This is a 10K course and the marathon will make this loop 4 times, the half marathon twice.

COURSE CONDITIONS: You’ll be running in the streets of Pyongyang, which are relatively flat. One lap is about 10km. Those running the 10K will do one lap and end right past the Arch of Triumph. Those running the half marathon will do 2 laps and those running the full marathon will do 4 laps. There will be km markers throughout the course to let you know how long to go before the finish line. There will also be cars with digital timers that will lead the pack to let runners know how much time has elapsed. There are 2 water stations per every 10km and restroom stops along the way. Lastly, for those who require energy gels, you should bring them with you and we’ll make sure one of our staff members will hand them to you at the designated water stations during the race.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear solid colors; no tie dye, pictures or lettering. Top and bottom can be different colors, so long as they are one solid color each. If your shirt has a small logo, the logo can be no bigger than 30cm in rectangular size and the lettering must be less than 4cm in size, according to the regulations of the International Federation.

You’ll be given a number to pin to your shirt during the race. All runners must have a number affixed to their shirts.

author: uritours


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