Great Wall Marathon

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Registration & Booking Information

Reservations and Payments: A $400 per person deposit is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due on or before February 28, 2019. New bookings made after February require payment in full at the time of booking. Payments made after March 15 are subject to a $100 late booking fee.

Cancellations: A $400 per person handling fee will be made if cancellation is received in writing 90 days or more prior to departure. A $600 per person cancellation fee will be charged if received in writing 61 to 90 days prior to departure. Cancellations made in writing within 60 days prior to departure are subject to a $600 per person charge plus any non-recoverable land package charges. Airline tickets once purchased are non-refundable but may be used for future travel on that airline within one year.

Eligibility: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorized tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be residents of the USA or Canada.  Marathon Tours & Travel is authorized to sell to a resident of a country where there is not an existing official Tour Operator.

Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under tour features. CHINA VISA FEE IS NOT INCLUDED AND IS ADDITIONAL.

Cancellations/Changes: All cancels and changes must be made in writing by email. The initial deposit of $400 per person is NON-REFUNDABLE. A $600 per person cancellation fee will be charged if received in writing 61 to 90 days prior to departure. Cancellations made in writing within 60 days prior to departure are subject to a $600 per person charge plus any non-recoverable land package charges. Airline tickets once purchased are non-refundable but may be used for future travel on that airline within one year.

No refund applies to cancellations made on or after February 28, 2019.  Airfare is usually non-refundable. At the airline discretion, you may be able to use part of the fare for future travel.

Extensions: The following extensions require a minimum participation of at least 16 passengers each to uphold the prices.
- Hong Kong extension
- Xi’an extension
- China Explorer extension

Insurance: Trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance information is available upon request and is highly recommended to all participants for this trip. 

Airfare: You are not required to book flights with us. We do not have discounted airfare options but we do offer booking as a service. An agency processing fee of $20 per ticket will be applied. Airfares are constantly changing and we can quote you the lowest rates and most convenient flights for this package. Air and land prices may change due to currency fluctuations, changes in tax, or changes in fuel surcharges.

Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Boston, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a full refund made as full settlement to the passenger. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour and may refuse any person as a member of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.