Tsaigu Tangsi Plus first China race on 2015 calendar
We are happy to announce the latest entry on the race calendar of the inaugural Asia Trail Master series. On 11 April, trail runners are expected in Central China's Zhejiang Province for the Tsaigu Tangsi Plus, a hilly race over 58km (ITRA-certified) in a popular domestic tourism area with start in Linhai.
Race Organiser Yu Cai is an experienced trail runner himself and is keen to develop his race further, and present the Taizhou region - in which Linhai is located - to the international running community via the Asia Trail Master series.
Tsaigu Tangsi Plus has an interesting course profile with start near sea level and a highest mountain peak of approx. 1350 metres before descending all the way down to the finish line. For sure, this will foster some tactical gameplay among the fastest runners in the field, some of which may be better going up than going down and vice versa. In total, the course has 3850 metres of elevation gain. Less ambitious runners can also opt for the shorter 28km B-race distance.
Together with Dalian (18 April) and Dali (31 October), Tsaigu Tangsi is the third mainland China race on the calendar. It boosts the chances of Chinese top runners to get a high score in the ATMs ranking at the end of the year, for which each runner's best three race results count.
Linhai is a city roughly 2 hours away from main international gateway Ningbo, and well-connected with the latter via high-speed train and busses. It is also possible to fly into Hangzhou, which is just a bit farther away. Please check our event cover page with some logistical details, and register conveniently for the race via the Asia Trail Master series online form.