Xiamen International Marathon
Time: 1st Saturday, January, location: Xiamen Island Ring Road
The only international marathon hosted in spring and the only Marathon race that boasts coastal scenic course in China, Xiamen International Marathon is held annually on the 1st Saturday, January. Xiamen International Marathon and Beijing International Marathon are hailed as two major Marathon races in the south and north China.
Interestingly, you can find runners in outrageous clothes every year. For example, in 2015 Xiamen Marathon, there were runners dressed up as the primitive in leather and Chinese ancient scholar, attracting attentions from other runners and onlookers.