Riding upon the success of Korea 50k near Seoul in April and the increasing popularity of trail running in Korea, the crew at RunXRun will be organising the second edition…
Explore a number of Jeju’s scenic beaches and nature lookouts in one memorable run at the 21st Jeju International Tourism Marathon on 29 May 2016.
South Korea may not be considered a typical destination for travelling runners to explore new trails, but there’s definitely much to be said for their unique, challenging trails for runners of all proficiency levels. The topography of South Korea gives it a natural advantage for runners – according to CNN, approximately 70% of the South Korean landscape is comprised of mountains – but there are other, less challenging trails for runners who may not appreciate elevated altitudes as well.
RunSociety shares top tips for daebak—Korean for ‘great!’—races you must absolutely know. There are road races, like the Seoul International Marathon and Daegu International Marathon, for you to try.
Taking place on Sunday, 12 April 2015, the second Pyongyang Marathon will open the 10km, half marathon and full marathon race categories to amateur runners. Spaces are filling up fast as the IAFF-recognised race held in the capital of North Korea has capped the number of amateur participants at 500. Official partners with Pyongyang Marathon 2015, Koryo Tours will help to facilitate registration for international runners, who are required to enter as part of an organised tour group.
In October, we accompanied a group of athletes from Singapore who were running in the Chuncheon Marathon. Beyond the thrill of the marathon, our journey consisted of a marvellous tour around Seoul and Chuncheon in the Gangwon Province.
While on a vacation, getting in a healthy dose of exercise on a marathon might be the last thing on your mind. But what if the race took you to a new land, with a new culture to explore amongst the brilliant crimson and golden autumn foliage?
For the first time, Dynasty Travel in Singapore is organising two tour packages to Korea that will include a marathon race in Jeju Island or Chuncheon City.
From the chaotic crowds of the Seoul International Marathon to the quiet hills of the Jeoje Imdo Run, there are plenty of opportunities for the avid runner in South Korea.
South Korea is known as the land of K-Pop and kimchi, but did you know that there are some world-class marathon events held here as well?