Pyongyang Marathon

Register now!

Quick facts

Location Pyongyang, North Korea

Distance Marathon

Date 12 Apr 2020

About Pyongyang Marathon

World's Marathons along with ZX-Tour is offering the marathon tours to Pyongyang Marathon 2020. 

 What do these packages include? 


- Return flight with Econimic Class Seat: Beijing– Pyongyang / Pyongyang – Beijing

- All meals on the tour (these will be at local restaurants or in the hotel) except for on the train journey in and out

- Hotel accommodation in DPRK

- An English speaking leader from ZX-Tour, two local Korean guides, and a driver per group

- All transportation in the DPRK

- All the visited program listed in the itinerary

- Official running shirt(If it is offered this year), finisher's medal and race certificate

- DPRK Visa cost



- Marathon race registration fees (ticket is added later in check-out for $55.50)

- International flight cost to China

- Visa to China

- Optional single room supplement of 50 dollars  per night

Return flight business seat upgrade fee 500 dollars

- Optional activities such as the lift up the Juche Tower (6 dollars) or a drink in the local beer bar(approx. 3 dollars entrance fee per person)

- Meals include a complimentary beer and water, but you will need to purchase extra drinks if needed

- Insurance


We're unable to take you on our tour if you do not have medical insurance that covers the destination in question. Issues of isolation and infrastructure where we go mean it would be irresponsible of us to do so.


Award Medals

After the race has finished, the top three in the 10 km, half and full marathon amateur categories (men’s full; men’s half; men’s 10km; women’s full; women’s half; women’s 10km) take their place on the stadium’s podium for the award ceremony. Finisher's medals are also available.

Maximum Time

5km & 10km - 2 hours, Half Marathon - 2.5 hours, Full Marathon - 5.5 hours (*stadium doors close at 4.5 hours)


Electronic timing provided by Mylapse

Pyongyang Marathon Route Map

Pyongyang Marathon Route Map


Kim Il Sung Stadium

Kim Il-sung Stadium, Moranbong District, Pyongyang, North Korea




The route is a return course run through central Pyongyang, taking in many of the iconic buildings, monuments and streets before heading out into the countryside just outside of the urban centre, before turning and running back again.


For this year's event, the race is a return course — rather than the loop of previous years — with the route being run through the city centre. Runners will go past many of the iconic buildings, monuments, and streets of Pyongyang, before heading out into the countryside, just outside the urban centre, before running back again.

This new route — which is IAAF bronze label certified — gives runners the chance to see more of the capital than in previous years, and also allows more interaction with people along the course, as it takes in more parts of the city than ever before.

All three amateur races — the 10km, half marathon, and full marathon — will start and finish inside Kim Il Sung Stadium (including a final lap of the stadium track). This means that everyone participating will get the chance to finish in front of a 50,000-strong capacity crowd of local Koreans who will be in attendance at the stadium.

Pyongyang Marathon Ticket prices: $2110.00 - $2332.00

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.