2021 is the eighth year that the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon is open to foreign amateur runners. You can run the 5k, 10k, Half or Full Marathon. All four of these races take place at the same time and on the same day -- Sunday 11 April, 2021 (TBC) – and will be run on course which is fully recognised by both World Athletics and AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).
Please note that all non-Korean participants are required to enter the country as part of an organised tour group. This year, the race's official travel partner is Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based, British-run company, which has been operating tours in the DPRK (North Korea) since 1993.
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.
Each race distance will have a designated turning point at the race half distance point where runners are required to turn and head back towards Kim Il Sung stadium.