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Xiamen is a port city on China’s southeast coast, across a strait from Taiwan. It encompasses 2 main islands and a region on the mainland.
❖ Formerly known as Amoy, it was a British-run treaty port from 1842 to 1912.
❖ Many Europeans and Japanese lived on Gulangyu, today a vehicle-free island with beaches and meandering streets lined with old colonial villas.
❖ Xiamen University, founded in 1921, is known for its green spaces.
❖ Nanputuo Temple dates from the Tang Dynasty and sits at the base of Wulao Mountain, with trails to the top.
As a top marathon race in china, xiamen Marathon entry is drawing-based and the drawing is now concluded. We offer guaranteed entries to overseas runners.
❖ Official Name: 2018 C&D Xiamen Marathon
❖ Certificate: IAAF Gold Label, AIMS, CAA Gold
❖ Official website: http://www.xmim.org/
❖ Date: Jan. 7, Sunday, 2018
❖ Distances: Marathon
❖ Size: 30,000 runners
❖ Cut-off time: 6 hrs 15 mins
❖ Course record: Men 2:06:19 by Moses Mosop (KEN) in 2015, Women 2:19:52 by Mare Dibaba (ETH) in 2015.
❖ Age limit: 20 years and old (born before December 31, 1998)
❖ Race day temperature: 10℃ ~17℃ (50℉ ~ 63℉)
❖ Profile: Out-and-back course along the coastal road with a few mild climbs
❖ Prize money: $6000USD to $40,000USD for men of 2:11:00 or less, women of 2:29:00 or less;
$20,000 to winners if break course records (see above);
$40,000 to winners if make China records;
$1,000,000 to winner if make world’s records.
❖ Refreshments: water stations every 5km from 7.5km until 37.5km; water&electrolytes every 5km from 5km to 40km; refreshments every 5km from 17.5km to 37.5km;
❖ Medical stations at the start area, every 2.5km from 5km point and at the finish area.
Exclusive offer to overseas runners
❖ Guaranteed entries for runners (marathon distance only);
❖ Airport pickup & drop-off service is provided for all runners and travel companions;
❖ Private land transportation with bilingual (English & Chinese) representatives;
❖ 24/7 English-speaking assistance for emergent matters;
❖ Buffet breakfasts, complimentary lunches and dinners;
❖ 4- and 5-star hotels to match any budget.
❖ 72-hour visa free policy for selected countries.
(Photography by Feng11)
Welcome to Xiamen! Our bilingual representative will meet you and take you to the hotel. Enjoy a city tour and dinner.
- Huandao Road: Xiamen Marathon is an out-and-back course along this road with nice view and ocean breeze. We drive you along the course to help you get familiarized.
- Xiamen University: Nicknamed Xia Da, established in 1919 with donation from an overseas Chinese as Amoy University, now it is 1 of the top 10 universities in China.
Visit Xiamen Marathon Expo (The 2nd China Marathon Expo) for race packet. Then explore Gulangyu Island with our local insider tour guide. 3 meals are provided today.
- Gulangyu Island: Renowned for its colonial history and beautiful environment, and newly enlisted to be UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the island is just 2 sq km (0.77 sq mi) in area, and traffic free (no cars or bicycles).
It is the race day! We will help you get to the start and take you back to the hotel after you finish. Take some rest, then stroll in an ancient temple followed by the celebration dinner.
- South Putuo Temple: a 1000-year old Buddhist temple in the city center of Xiamen.
Enjoy breakfast before you are transferred to the airport. Fly home or continue your China trip to Xian for your discovery of Terra-cotta Army.
5-star Kempinski Hotel Xiamen
The hotel is centrally located in Xiamen and features an indoor pool, a fitness centre and 3 dining restaurants. Elegantly furnished with contemporary decor, the rooms are very spacious (454 sq ft or 42 sq m).
* When the above hotels are not available at the time of booking, hotel of the same standard will be arranged.
5-Star Package Price: $899
❖ Guaranteed marathon entry for runners;
❖ Airport pick-up and drop-offer service;
❖ Fully escorted by bilingual representatives;
❖ Insider experience with bilingual local guide, including entrance, transportation, meals as per the itinerary;
❖ Hotel rooms with tax and daily buffet breakfast based on double occupancy.
❖ Insurance. We recommend Insurance for medical and trip cancellation coverage.
❖ Personal expenses.
All the Options to participate 2018 Xiamen Marathon
|Price for Runner|
Price for non-runner
Single room extra
Extension Trip: 2018 Terra-cotta warriors & Great Wall
Marathon entry only: $50
Please let us know if you need extra nights in the hotel.
About Chinese Visa
You can visit Xiamen for less than 72 hours without obtaining a Chinese visa if you meet the requirement of the 72-hour visa free policy.
Holders of ordinary passports issued by the following 13 countries do not need a visa to enter China as long as their trip does not last longer than allowed: San Marino (90 days), Mauritius (60 days), Bahamas, Barbados, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Serbia, Seychelles, Tonga (30 days), Brunei, Japan, Singapore (15 days).
Other than the above mentioned, you should apply for the Chinese visa in the Chinese embassy or consulate where you reside.