• KTG Group outside the May Day stadium for the Pyongyang Marathon
  • North Korean professional runner at the Pyongyang marathon
  • Children supporting runners at the Pyongyang Marathon
  • Opening ceremony with KTG runners at the 2016 Pyongyang Marathon

2019 Pyongyang Marathon

Fancy exploring Pyongyang jogging? How about being cheered by tens of thousands in Kim Il Sung Stadium? Look no further and sign up for the Pyongyang Marathon!

Races range from 5 km to the full 42 km marathon.

Those not running will be able to see a football match between two top DPRK football teams.

Subscriptions with KTG® are opened for the 2019 Pyongyang Marathon.

Limited Availability!

If not running you can see a football game between two top North Korean sides!

Football Match!

Those not running were able to see a football match held in Kim Il Sung Stadium between two top DPRK football teams. The opening and closing ceremonies will take place in this stadium with tens of thousands of Koreans cheering both Korean and foreign runners on.

Get your free KTG Pyongyang Marathon Hoody! Please note that this is NOT official Pyongyang Marathon merchandise and just a souvenir from us.

Free KTG Hoody!

Book before 31 December and get a free KTG Pyongyang Marathon Hoody! This hoody is not official marathon merchandise and is just a souvenir that we prepare for our own runners. Official marathon merchandise can be purchased in Pyongyang.

2019 Pyongyang Marathon Venue

The venue for the Pyongyang Marathon in 2016 was was changed from the Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was under renovation, to the May Day Stadium which incidentally is the largest seater stadium in the world with capacity for 150,000 people! Although the top stands were not full, the atmosphere was again electrifying with thousands of Koreans cheering on both Korean and foreign runners.

Next year the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Kim Il Sung Stadium again. Please click on one of our first Pyongyang Marathon reviews to have an idea of what it may be like in 2019. We expect the stadium to be at full capacity! As it is hard to describe the atmosphere, we recommend you to check our Pyongyang Marathon videos below:

Marathon Videos

2017 Marathon

2015 Marathon Video

We are now accepting bookings for the 2019 Pyongyang Marathon. Do please sign up soon as we will have a limitation on the number of people! Our tours are as shown below.

Pyongyang Marathon Tours

Pyongyang Marathon Express Tour - get your running shoes on and explore Pyongyang by foot!

Pyongyang Marathon Express Tour

Date: 6 April - 8/9 April

Duration: 2 nights / 3 days in DPRK

Application Deadline: 20 February

Places visited: Pyongyang

Price:

Train in / Train out: €650
Plane in / Train out: €780
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Run the marathon then head down to Kaesong city and the DMZ

Pyongyang Marathon Tour II

Date: 6 April - 9/10 April

Duration: 3 nights / 4 days in DPRK

Application Deadline: 20 February

Places visited: Pyongyang, Kaesong

Price:

Train in / Train out: €845
Plane in / Train out: €965
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Run the marathon, head south to the DMZ and then to the beautiful northern interior of North Korea

Marathon Tour III

Date: 6 April - 10/11 April

Duration: 4 nights / 5 days in DPRK

Application Deadline: 20 February

Places visited: Pyongyang, Kaesong, Mt. Myohyang

Price:

Train in / Train out: €995
Plane in / Train out: €1085
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Marathon Rates

The marathon registration fee is not included in our rates. These are as follows:

Traveller arriving at the finish line of the Pyongyang Marathon

  • Full Marathon (42 km): $150 USD
  • Half Marathon (20 km): $100 USD

Pyongyang Marathon runners heading towards the Arch of Triumph. All races, regardless of the distance, will allow you discover the streets of Pyongyang by foot, not to mention to be cheered by tens of thousands at Kim Il Sung Stadium when starting and finishing!

  • Amateur Marathon (10 km): $70 USD
  • Mini Marathon (5 km): $50 USD

If you would like to stay in the stadium and watch the football match and other performances the cost is €20

If interested we recommend you to contact us soon as it will be hard to book transportation for late applications!

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