Not just for the marathoners among us, this journey into the heart of secretive North Korea comes with a whole slew of incredible sights and experiences. This journey begins and ends in Beijing, and the marathon takes place early on, leaving a week to get under the skin of this isolated nation. Travel around the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, its capital of Pyongyang and surrounding sights like Pyongsong and the demilitarised zone (DMZ). Visit a range of monuments and museums dedicated to the leaders of the country and learn about the history of this truly fascinating place thanks to the North Korean guide who will join you on this journey.


North Korea is a country that’s shrouded in mystery and doesn’t open its borders widely to the rest of the world. This is a unique foreign travel experience that allows you access to this fascinating country.

You have the choice of running a marathon, half-marathon or 10 kilometre’ run through the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang. This event also caters for those who aren’t active runners, with the chance to watch a football match while the run takes place.

Even though the media usually depicts North Korea as a concrete state with communist flags everywhere, there are parts of the country that are bursting with picturesque landscapes and waterfalls.

The overnight train journey from Pyongyang to Beijing is the perfect way to see the guarded landscape of North Korea, as well as rubbing shoulders with the locals.

A visit to the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea is an eye-opening part of this trip. Learn about the history of the Korean War and the on-going tension between the two countries.