4 Major Marathons in Korea

4 major marathons in Korea

During Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC) at Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur 2017, I noticed a booth by Korea Tourism Organization Kuala Lumpur promoting four (4) major marathons in Korea.

I got excited over it because I have not run in Korea before. I have been there for travel and business trips and I love Korea - especially Seoul and Busan. I hope one day I will get to visit Jeju Island as well.




I know of some friends running the Seoul International Marathon before. Since I'm a kimchi and Korean food lover, I really look forward to running a full marathon there one day to experience the local culture in a different way.


Therefore, the brochure provided by Korea Tourism Organization Kuala Lumpur is really helpful. I would like to share the details with you so that you too can consider running a full marathon in Korea.






4 Major Marathons in Korea

1. Seoul International Marathon (March)


  • Event name           : Seoul International Marathon
  • Date                        : 2nd - 3rd week of March
  • Category                : Full marathon 42km, 10km
  • Registration fee     : Full marathon 50,000 won; 10km 40,000 won
  • More information : www.seoul-marathon.com
  • Race course map   : see below

Seoul International Marathon - race route

2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon (April)

  • Event date              : Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon
  • Date                        : 1st wee of April
  • Category                : Full marathon 42km, half marathon 21km, 10km, 5km
  • Registration fee     : Full marathon / half marathon / 10km 30,000 won; 5km 20,000 won
  • More information www.cherrymarathon.com
  • Race course map   : see below
Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon - race route

3. Chuncheon Chosunibo International Marathon (Oct)

  • Event name           : Chuncheon Chosunibo International Marathon
  • Date                        : Last week of October
  • Category                : Full marathon 42km, 10km
  • Registration fee     : Full marathon 50,000 won; 10km 20,000 won
  • More information : www.marathon.chosun.com
  • Race course map   : see below
Chuncheon Chosunibo International Marathon - race route

4. Jeju Mandarin Orange Marathon (Nov)

  • Event name           : Jeju Mandarin Orange Marathon
  • Date                        : 2nd week of November
  • Category                : Full marathon 42km, half marathon 21km, 10km, 5km
  • Registration fee     : Full marathon 40,000 won; half marathon 30,000 won;  10km 25,000 won; 5km 15,000 won
  • Special note            : International participants will receive special souvenirs and box of Jeju mandarins
  • More information : www.marathon.hallailbo.co.kr
  • Race course map   : see below
Jeju Mandarin Orange Marathon - race route


It's time to explore Oppa & Kimchi in Korea via running a marathon!! 



Written by Vincent Khor on May 21, 2017.

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2 comments:

  1. Can I use your cover image of the map for my fundraiser?

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    1. Sure. You may! Please go ahead for fundraising purpose! :) All the best!

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