About Beijing Marathon
Beijing International Marathon is an annual Marathon race of 42.195 km held in October in Beijing People’s Republic of China. The race was first held in 1981 and has been held every year since. The race begins at Tiananmen Square and finishes at the Olympic Sports Centre (Beijing) National Olympic Sports Centre stadium. In addition to the main marathon, there is a 10km run, a Mini-marathon and a Half marathon.
The race is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and recorded by the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS). It is the top-level marathon race in China and organized by the Chinese Athletics Association, jointly organized by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and China Central Television and promoted by China Olympic Road Running Co., Ltd.
Since 2008, it has received the title of IAAF Gold Label Road Race for four consecutive years, enjoying equal popularity with some of the finest races in the world, it has become a traditional international race of great influence. As their largest scale single event, the race represents the highest degree of marketing by the Chinese Athletics Association.