Runners can participate in a uniquely-competitive Korea marathon. The exciting Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju marathon takes place every October. Eager participants flock to the historic capital of Gongju for the Dong-A Ilbo Gongju Baekje marathon in South Korea. The Seoul Marathon, the most famous marathon in South Korea, has been attracting international competitors since 1970. South Korea offers runners a wide range of event possibilities.
Rains can be quite severe during the summer months. Keep this in mind when you are planning your Korea marathon calendar.
The crime-rate in South Korea is exceptionally low, making it one of the safest countries on Earth.
Koreans dress conservatively. Check with other participants to know what to wear during your Korea marathon. Bare sports bras are not acceptable attire in Korea.
Public transportation is fast and efficient in South Korea.
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Seoul Marathon 2019, Reviewed 03 April, 2019
Completed the 10km at the Seoul Marathon festival 2019. This is a great route to do a PB for 10km. Temperature is probably too cold for a PB for the marathon, but is ideal for the 10km. Positives: We...
15 March, 2019
Pros: Wide track, practically flat course, minimal turns to navigate. Ideal temperature at the 10am start time to get a PB. Cons: Self-seeding in the start chute - meant slow runners were putting themselves in front of elite runners aiming for podium places.
Seoul Marathon 2019, Reviewed 27 March, 2019
I Got their 4 hours Early Because I Was Excited then everyone got together and started Scratching and exercising with great exercises I never did before and it was fun I was in the wrong group so I st...
16 March, 2019
10 was perfect for me I don't think I Could do much more than that but I found something I Love 2 do
Seoul Marathon 2019, Reviewed 25 March, 2019
Smooth, not cramped, cold, not thirsty. Route is sterile. Pacer every 10 minutes, good. At WS WS, fruits should be provided. Medal distribution is not orderly. Medals should not be wrapped. Belted to ...
15 March, 2019
Seoul Marathon 2019, Reviewed 22 March, 2019
Foreigner support is improved this year (e.g. have English FB page, English email reply), but still not enough. Expo is nothing, just a way to collect your bib. No worry about your start zone, no rest...
The route is repeatable but across many famous sight, so not too boring. Track is extremely wide, atmosphere is good and Korean cheering team can be found on 50% of the street.