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[Korea] Run along Pink Blossoms at the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon!

  • Date03/12/2019
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Photo: Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon

The 28th Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon will be held Saturday, April 6.

With Korea Tourism Organization, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Yomiuri Newspaper Western Head Office, and the city of Gyeongju co-hosting the event, the marathon is popular both domestically and internationally. Approximately 1,530 foreigners participated in the marathon last year, making it an international event.

Participants can sign up for the marathon online until this Friday, March 15.

For participants’ convenience, the host will provide a free shuttle bus from Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal and Gyeongju Station from 06:00 to 07:00 in 10-minute intervals.

Participants can enjoy the road lined with cherry blossoms while running the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon. For detailed information about the marathon, visit the official Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon website.

From April 3 to 7, visitors to Gyeongju can enjoy Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival held around Gyeongju Historic Area and Bomun Tourist Complex. This year’s festival will feature cherry blossom concert, busking festival, various cherry blossom experience programs, cherry blossom sports events, and many more.

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Run along Pink Blossoms at the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon!

28th Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon

☞ Period: April 06, 2019 (Saturday)
☞ Duration: 08:00-14:00
☞ Address: 593, Gyeonggam-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 경주시 경감로 593)
☞ Fees
- Full course / Half-course / 10 km: 30,000 won
- 5km healthy running: 20,000 won
* Must be 18 years old or over to participate in the full course; no restrictions apply to other courses.
* People with disabilities can get 50% off. Must provide valid documents to receive discount.
☞ Inquiries: +82-54-773-7922, +82-70-7725-6258 (Korean, English)
☞ Website: www.cherrymarathon.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of Gyeongju Cultural Foundation and Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon Office