Great Hakka Marathon — Go for an amazing race

//Great Hakka Marathon — Go for an amazing race
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Great Hakka Marathon — Go for an amazing race

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Just like the well known “Great Wall Marathon” event, the “Great Hakka Marathon” is a blend of an international marathon competition and of cultural travel experiences, thereby creating a green and boutique marathon for runners both from China and abroad. Every year on the third Saturday of November, this event takes place at the Nanjing County Scenic Area, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site in Fujian Province, allowing runners to go for an amazing race, while in the same time experiencing the unique Hakka architecture and culture.

The Great Hakka Marathon creates a platform for high-level exchange between China and the world. The inaugural event in 2014 attracted foreign runners from more than 30 countries, numerous participants from Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan, the enthusiasm and support of many famous athletes from China, as well as the attention of countless media outlets all over the country.


Product Description

Why Hakka Marathon?

Close up with the wonders of the Hakka world heritage
The Hakka Houses of Nanjing have a history of more than 1000 years and were recognized as World Cultural Heritage sites thanks to their rich history, vast number, exceptional scale, unusual designs and unique style, which have earned them the name “mythical buildings of the mountais”. Every single of the Hakka Houses has preserved unique cultural features until today. The race track of the Great Hakka Marathon is specifally designed to lead throughseveral clusters of these world heritage Hakka Houses, and even allows runners to access the interior of the biggest Hakka House of the world – called Shun Yu Lou – so as to get in close touch with its majesty.

Unique experience of the Hakka culture
The culture of the Hakka people blends and integrates many influences and traditions from ancient China, and it constitues a unique and living cultural treasure. The interaction and exchange taking place between participants and local people and their folk culture, forms a unique feature of the cultural tourism experience of this event

Most beautiful Marathon race track
The Great Hakka Marathon features a most beautiful race track amidst World Heritage sites, starting from Taxia village, passing through the ancient town of Yunshuiyao (filming location of the famous movie Yunshuiyao), along romantic alleys and age-old trees, through an  enchanting scenery, allowing athletes to take in the unique athmosphere and culture during their run.

Blend of pleasure and challenge
The race track leads along changing landscapes, and runners will experience a divers mix of surfaces, such as paved rural roads, unpaved farm tracks, paths along tea plantations, cobblestone alleys and mountain roads. This change of sceneries and surfaces offers both pleasures and challenges to the runners, and the rich colors of autumn will make this experience even more attractive.


Race Category

42km | 21km | 8.8km
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Race schedule

Final times to be confirmed in the runner’s manual

Arrival Day November  25, Friday
Meeting points at Xiamen City, between 14:00-22:00, with transfer buses to the race area leaving every two hours. Optional individual transfers for groups, with pick-up at the airport or train station can be arranged on request.

Race Day, November 26, Saturday
06:00  Transfers of participants and spectators from various hotels to the start area.
07:00 Warm-up
07:30 Short opening ceremony.
08:00 Start of the race
11:00 Lunch is provided
11:30-12:00 Expected arrival of the full-marathon winners
12:30 First bus transfers for participants and spectators depart to the various hotels.
15:00 End of competition.
17:30-18:30  Transfer of participants and spectators to the evening celebration venue
18:45-21:00 Celebration event
21:00 Transfer of participants and spectators to the various hotels.

Farewell Day, November 27, Sunday
09:00-11:30   Hakka House sightseeing tour
12:00-14:00  Transfer of participants and spectators back to the meeting points in Xiamen.
*Optional individual transfers for groups to the airport or train station can be arranged on request


Registration fee

Package  Hotel  Package Price


Single Supplement

(Per pax for 2 nights)

A Taxia Village hostels  379 SGD 40 SGD
B Dong Fang Hotel or equivalent  419 SGD  60 SGD

Special Rate:
Group of 2 or more can enjoy a cash rebate of 15 dollar each !

Package Price Include:

  • Marathon entry tickets (42km/21km/8.8km)
  • Return transportation from Xiamen meeting point to respective hotel
  • Return transportation from respective hotel to race area
  • Lunch on race day
  • Celebration event on race day
  • Hakka House sightseeing tour on 27 Nov
  • 2 night hotel accommodation at respective hotel

Package Price Exclude

  • Return flights to Xiamen
  • Travel visa to China
  • Single supplement for hotel


Important Terms


Full refund will be provided should the trip be cancelled due to insufficient participation.


Minors under 18 years of age need at least one parent or adult passenger accompanied.


All tours require full payment upon reservation. Full payment is required no later than 60 working days prior to departure. If full payment is not received 60 days or more prior to departure, the Company reserves the right to cancel the reservation.


The Customer is allowed to cancel the reservation on the website or in writing to, at any time prior to the departure date. However, a cancellation fee will apply and is calculated as a percentage of the deposit or total tour fare, based on the length of notice period prior to the departure.

Number of days between departure and receipt of cancellation notice Refund as a percentage of tour fare
60 or more working days 70%
30 working days 30%
less than 30 working days no refund

Cancellation fee includes no-show fee, refund administrative fee and any deposit committed to suppliers to secure confirmation of services requested.

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Additional Information


Package A Twin-shared, Package B Twin-shared, Package A Single Room, Package B Single Room,


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