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South Korea: Your Next Runner's Vacation Spot

South Korea: Your Next Runner's Vacation Spot

From the bustling city life of Seoul to the natural wonders of Seoraksan National Park and the pristine beaches of Jeju Island, South Korea has something for everyone, including runners. South Korea boasts some of the best hiking trails in the world. If you're ready for a caffeine boost, you're in luck. South Korea has a vibrant cafe scene. History and culture await visitors in the country's major cities.

Chosunilbo Chunchon Int'l Marathon

South Korea, Chunchon 27 October, 2019

Dong-a Ilbo Gyeongju International Marathon

South Korea, Gyeongju 20 October, 2019

Gunsan Saemangeum International Marathon

South Korea, Gunsan-si 12 April, 2020

JTBC Seoul International Marathon

South Korea, Seoul 03 November, 2019

Munhwa Marathon

South Korea, Paju 07 October, 2018

Dong-A Ilbo Gongju Baekje Marathon

South Korea, Gongju 08 September, 2019

Incheon Songdo International Marathon

South Korea, Incheon 27 September, 2020

Jeju MBC International Peace Marathon

South Korea, Jeju-do 29 March, 2020

Things To Think About

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Don't leave a tip. Tipping is considered rude in South Korea.

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Remember to take off your running shoes before entering someone's home.

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Bring a phrase book or use a translation app. Most people do not speak English.

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Never haggle. Shopkeepers won't budge on posted prices.



World-Class Marathons

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.


Good to Know

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Rains can be quite severe during the summer months. Keep this in mind when you are planning your Korea marathon calendar.

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The crime-rate in South Korea is exceptionally low, making it one of the safest countries on Earth.

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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.

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Public transportation is fast and efficient in South Korea.

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Chosunilbo Chunchon Int'l Marathon, Reviewed 06 January, 2020

The Chosun Ilbo Chuncheon Marathon is an annual marathon which is held in late October. It is the second largest marathon race in Korea after Seoul Marathon. The cut-off for FM is 6hrs & HM is 2.5hrs....

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Alexandre

Dong-a Ilbo Gyeongju International Marathon, Reviewed 29 October, 2019

Gyeongju marathon is exceptional for more than one reason, however some little aspects are to be improved specially for international runners. Starting with the good things, the location is exception...

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ross

JTBC Seoul International Marathon, Reviewed 16 November, 2017

It was cold in the morning 1º C at 5:30 and only managed to warm to around 17º by mid day. But back to the start, I was early, before the sun rose. It was quite when I got to the stadium and they were...

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