The Beijing Half Marathon 2021 will get started at 7am on Saturday, April 24. That means the capital will see some temporary road closures from as early as 5am on the day of the event.
The half marathon route begins at Tiananmen Square, heads east along Chang’an Dong Jie towards Jianguomen Qiao, north along the Second Ring Road to Andingmen Qiao and north along Beizhen Lu before finishing at the Olympic Park. Remember to leave a little earlier and plan ahead if you're on the road in Beijing during this time.
See the map below for the detailed route.
Image via Beijing Half Marathon
Road closures during the marathon apply to all vehicles except emergency services and those issued with a special vehicle pass for the Beijing Half Marathon 2021.
Closures are as follows:
Closed: Tiananmen Guangchang Xice Lu and Tiananmen Guangchang Dongce Lu
Suggested alternate routes: Dahuitang Xice Lu and Zhengyi Lu
Closed: Dong Chang’an Jie, from the junction with Guangchang Xice Lu to Jianguomen Qiao
Suggested alternate routes: Chongwenmen Xidajie and Qianmen Dong Dajie
Closed: Dongerhuan Fu Lu, from Jianguomen Qiao to Chaoyangmen and Dongsishitiao Qiao
Suggested alternate routes: Chaoyangmen Neidajie and Chaoyangmen Waidajie
Closed: Dongerhuan Fu Lu, from Dongsishitiao Qiao to Dongzhimen Qiao and Xiaojieqiao
Suggested alternate routes: Ping’an Dajie, Gongrentiyuchang Beilu, Dongzhimen Neidajie and Dongzhimen Waidajie
Closed: Bei’erhuan Fu Lu, from Xiaojieqiao to Yonghegong Qiao and Andingmen Qiao
Suggested alternate routes: Hepingli Dongjie, Hepingli Xijie, Dongzhimen Beixiaojie and Yonghegong Dajie
Closed: Andingmenwai Dajie, from Andingmen Qiao to Anzhen Qiao
Suggested alternate routes: Gulou Waidajie and Hepingli Xijie.
Closed: Anding Lu, from Anzhen Qiao to the junction with Aoti Dongmen
Suggested alternate routes: Yinghuayuan Xijie
Closed in both directions: Aoti Zhong Lu, from the junction with Aoti Dongmen to the west junction with Aoti Zhong Lu
Closed: Beizhen Lu, from the west junction with Aoti Zhong Lu to the intersection between Beizhen Lu and Guojiatiyuchang Nan Lu
Suggested alternate routes: Beizhen Dong Lu and Beizhen Xi Lu
Closed in both directions: Guojiatiyuchang Bei Lu, from Aolinpike Gongyuan Jingguan dajie to Hujing Dong Lu
Closed in both directions: central and north sections of Hujing Dong Lu, from Guojiatiyuchang Bei Lu to Datun Bei Lu
Suggested alternate routes: Beizhen Xi Lu and Beizhen Dong Lu
Closed in both directions: Datun Lu, from Hujing Dong Lu to Tianzhen Dong Lu
Suggested alternate routes: Beizhen Dong Lu, Beizhen Xi Lu and Tianzhen Xi Lu
Closed in both directions: Datun Bei lu, from Hujing Dong Lu to Tianzhen Dong Lu
Closed in both directions: Tianzhen Dong Lu, from Datun Bei Lu to Datun Lu
Suggested alternate routes: Kehui Nan Lu, Beizhen Dong Lu and Beizhen Xi Lu
After cancellation due to COVID-19 in 2020, this year’s half marathon is limited to 10,000 participants (note that entry is now closed).
As a condition of entry, participants must provide proof of a negative nucleic acid test result issued by a Beijing testing institution on or after April 21 – a reminder that the COVID threat still looms large.
[Cover image via Pixabay]