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May 9, 2008  

8 days to The Great Wall Marathon
Little more than a week and the start for The Great Wall Marathon will go off for the 9th time.
Runners will start arriving in Beijing this weekend where they will be up for city sightseeing and jet lag adjustment before the challenging and astonishing race next Saturday, May 17th.
During the past couple of weeks the Great Wall Marathon staff has been working full time to get everything set and ready for the big event. It has been another great experience this year to get everything ready in time as the Great Wall Marathon once again breaks the record of participants; 1664 runners (1197 particiapted last year) will go for the challenge of either Full- or Half Marathon or 10 or 5 KM. 135 family members and friends has taken the trip as well to cheer along the route and give moral support to their loved ones. Also along the route runners will be praised and supported by the local population of Huangyaguan who are proud and honoured that this big event takes place in their district.
It is going to be a festive event, which we all look forward to!

You can follow the events before, during and after the marathon on this blog starting from Tuesday when the International Staff & Officials arrive in China.
We will keep you updated!

2 of us are coming from Charleston SC, USA and look forward to the site seeing and the Great Wall challenge! Look forward to reading the blog updates!

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