Run East Asia

Venturing into Asia for the first time with Run East Asia will see you virtually run or walk through 114 towns and cities across 10 countries for a distance of 15,730kms. This is definitely our most diverse map, with an enormous amount of variety in terms of culture, landscapes and history. Passing through centuries year old civilisations, UNESCO heritage listed attractions, traditional villages and the most populated cities on earth, this journey is one that will certainly get you out the door to reach more destinations to learn about this magnificent region. 


Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia 420km

Kuala Lumpur’s modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. Wandering the streets of Kuala Lumpur can mean dipping in and out of an urban present into an ancient past.

Bangkok - Thailand 2,257km

Bangkok is known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple.

Nam Phao - Laos 4,920km

Laos is called the “Land of a Million Elephants,” and is famous for its amazing scenery, ethnic villages, and unexplored lands. It is best known for some of Southeast Asia's most spectacular waterfalls, including Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao.

Hong Kong - China 7,597km

Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities. The population is mainly Cantonese Chinese but British influence is quite visible. It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver and proudly proclaims itself to be Asia's World City.

Xuzho – China 10,129km

Sitting alongside these fascinating relics, Xuzhou boasts gorgeous scenery – picturesque wetlands, waterways with canopies of lilypads, and stunning urban lakes with pretty mountain backdrops. Xuzhou has all the hustle and bustle of a contemporary city, but it manages to blend tranquil nature with modern technology while championing environmental protection to create a truly unique travel destination.

Chongju - North Korea 12,112km

Some 80 percent of North Korea is composed of mountains and uplands, separated by deep and narrow valleys. All of the Korean Peninsula's mountains with elevations of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) or more are located in North Korea.

Tokyo – Japan 14,215km

Tokyo is known for iconic landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree and Shibuya Crossing. It's famous for its sakura tree-lined streets, shrines and temples, its otaku culture and wonderful cuisine, and its world-class transport system. It's a quirky city that combines millennia-old traditions with futuristic technology.

Wakkanai – Japan 15,730km

The northernmost tip of the Hokkaido’s northernmost island has everything from rolling green hills to Roman-inspired architecture, with shell-lined roads and scallops galore to boot. To mark your finish line there is a Northernmost Point Monument and a Statue of Mamiya Rinzo, a famous Japanese explorer.

The journey

From To Distance KM Cumulative KMs
Singapore Airport Simpang Renggam  108 108
Simpang Renggam  Muar 98 206
Muar Port Dickson 122 328
Port Dickson Kuala Lumpur 92 420
Kuala Lumpur Temerloh 133 553
Temerloh Kuantan 127 680
Kuantan Kuala Dungun 124 804
Kuala Dungun Kuala Terengganu 75 879
Kuala Terengganu Kota Bharu 152 1031
Kota Bharu Yala 137 1168
Yala Hat Yai 122 1290
Hat Yai Phatthalung 95 1385
Phatthalung Thung Song 88 1473
Thung Song Surat Thani 131 1604
Surat Thani Chumphon 173 1777
Chumphon Hat Wanakorn National Park 154 1931
Hat Wanakorn National Park Phetchaburi 177 2108
Phetchaburi Bangkok 149 2257
Bangkok Pattaya 137 2394
Pattaya Ban Phe 79 2473
Ban Phe Phsar Prum 153 2626
Phsar Prum Battambang 95 2721
Battambang AngKor Wat 157 2878
AngKor Wat Soban Teuk 172 3050
Soban Teuk Phnom Penh 141 3191
Phnom Penh Ho Chi Minh City 226 3417
Ho Chi Minh City Vung Tau 96 3513
Vung Tau Phan Thiet 161 3674
Phan Thiet Nha Trang 220 3894
Nha Trang Tuy Hoa 116 4010
Tuy Hoa Qui Nhon 91 4101
Qui Nhon Quang Ngai 173 4274
Quang Ngai Hoi An 106 4380
Hoi An Hue 121 4501
Hue Dong Hoi 167 4668
Dong Hoi Ha Tinh 144 4812
Ha Tinh Nam Phao 108 4920
Nam Phao Na Hin 88 5008
Na Hin Paksan 130 5138
Paksan Vientiane 144 5282
Vientiane Vang Vieng 128 5410
Vang Vieng Luang Prabang 183 5593
Luang Prabang Nong Khiaw 140 5733
Nong Khiaw Son Koua Village 218 5951
Son Koua Village Vietnam Border 167 6118
Vietnam Border Hanoi 222 6340
Hanoi Haiphong 92 6432
Haiphong Ha Long Bay 63 6495
Ha Long Bay Quang Ha 120 6615
Quang Ha Qinzhou 135 6750
Qinzhou Zhanjiang 214 6964
Zhanjiang Dashu Island 171 7135
Houhai Lake Yangjiang 92 7227
Yangjiang Foshan 200 7427
Foshan Hong Kong 152 7579
Hong Kong Shanwei 198 7777
Shanwei Jieyang 154 7931
Jieyang Zhangzhou 224 8155
Zhangzhou Quanzhou 130 8285
Quanzhou Fuzhou 182 8467
Fuzhou Nanping 173 8640
Nanping Wuyishan 167 8807
Wuyishan Shangrao 104 8911
Shangrao Wuyuan 143 9054
Wuyuan Huangshan 89 9143
Huangshan Hangzhou 213 9356
Hangzhou Shanghai 176 9532
Shanghai Suzhou 92 9624
Suzhou Changzhou 90 9714
Changzhou Yangzhou 100 9814
Yangzhou Xuyi County 114 9928
Xuyi County Xuzhou 201 10129
Xuzhou Qufu 157 10286
Qufu Zibo 195 10481
Zibo Binzhou 73 10554
Binzhou Cangzhou 161 10715
Cangzhou Beijing 201 10916
Beijing Great Wall 73 10989
Great Wall Chengde 201 11190
Chengde Qinhuangdao 228 11418
Qinhuangdao Huludao 145 11563
Huludao Panjin 131 11694
Panjin Dandong 293 11987
Dandong Chongju 125 12112
Chongju Pyongyang 132 12244
Pyongyang Kaesong 172 12416
Kaesong Seoul 59 12475
Seoul Daejeon 157 12632
Daejeon Daegu 149 12781
Daegu Busan 105 12886
Busan Fukuoka 0 12886
Fukuoka Shimonoseki 76 12962
Shimonoseki Hiroshima 181 13143
Hiroshima Matsuyama 190 13333
Matsuyama Okayama 187 13520
Okayama Kobe 138 13658
Kobe Kyoto 71 13729
Kyoto Nagoya 129 13858
Nagoya Hamamatsu 106 13964
Hamamatsu Hakone 163 14127
Hakone Tokyo 88 14215
Tokyo Nikko 126 14341
Nikko Lake Inawashiro 141 14482
Lake Inawashiro Niigata 120 14602
Niigata Sakata 155 14757
Sakata Akita 100 14857
Akita Aomori 174 15031
Aomori Hakodate 0 15031
Hakodate Muroran 192 15223
Muroran Sapporro 131 15354
Sapporro Asahikawa 129 15483
Asahikawa Otoineppu 123 15606
Otoineppu Wakkanai 124 15730

Did you know

  • East Asia, especially Chinese civilization, is regarded as one of the earliest cradles of civilization. Other ancient civilizations in East Asia that still exist as independent countries in the present day include the Japanese, Korean and Mongolian civilizations.
  • Your starting point on your journey is Singapore – one of the world’s smallest countries by size. However, its port is the world's second busiest in terms of total shipping tonnage. It tranships a third of the world's shipping containers, half of the world's annual supply of crude oil, and is the world's busiest transhipment port.
  • China on the other hand is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries.
  • Your finishing country is Japan, home to one amazing runner. Yuki Kawauchi holds multiple world records, including the shortest period of time (2 weeks) between two sub-2:10 marathons. He has the most sub 2:16 marathons in one calendar year (12 times) and is recognized as going sub 2:20 in marathons an amazing 101 times!
  • Your journey will take you through Laos, the only land-locked country in Southeast Asia. The geologically diverse landscape of Laos, with its forested mountains, upland plateaus and lowland plains, supports an equally diverse population that is united largely through agriculture, particularly the cultivation of rice.