Lonely Planet Writer

Registration opens to run North Korean marathon

Until 1 February, runners from around the world can register to participate in the Pyongyang Marathon in April.

The Pyongyang Marathon.
The Pyongyang Marathon. Image by Uri Tours / CC BY-SA 2.0

Amateur and professional runners alike can register for the race, which was only opened to international runners in 2014. International visitors wanting to participate must sign up through an authorised guided tour, such as with Koryo Tours, the race’s official partner. The race takes place on 10 April and runners can opt to do a 10k, half marathon or full marathon. Read more: pyongyangmarathon.com