Running Advent Calendar – Day 11 – Great Wall of China

11 Dec

It’s Day 11 of my Running Advent Calendar and for the past 10 days I have been exploring different running routes from around the world. Today’s post brings me to a running route different than most of the past routes I have described. This one is not in a large, urban park, nor is it along a body of water…it is the Great Wall of China.

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Certainly a challenge, with all its stairs and hills, running the Great Wall would be worth it for the views from some of the highest points. Accomplishing a feat like running this route is certainly one I would include on life’s bucket list.

Work had brought me to China twice in 2011, but to the more southern part of that country. Although I was able to tour around Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, I did not make it up to see the Great Wall.

With potential further trips to Asia on the horizon for work, I hope to one day accomplish this feat and check out this amazing running route.

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Stay tuned for Day 12 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow and check out Days 1 – 10 of my Running Advent Calendar here in case you missed them:

Day 1: Lakeside, PEI, Canada

Day 2: Loch Lomond, Scotland

Day 3: San Francisco, California, USA

Day 4: Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada

Day 5: Central Park, New York, USA

Day 6: London, England

Day 7: Paris, France

Day 8: Rome, Italy

Day 9: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Day 10: Boston, MA, USA

M.

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15 Responses to “Running Advent Calendar – Day 11 – Great Wall of China”

  1. Robinson December 11, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Wow! You have run in some truly amazing places! Thank you for sharing them.. I may be adding some of these to my bucket list!

    • Mary December 11, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks! Some on my list are actually ones I have’t yet run in but hope to someday!

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