Date: 8/9 April 2017
Race venue: Xin County, Xinyang, Henan Province
Event organiser: Green Running Sports Co, Ltd
Race distances: 100km
Elevation gain: 4300 Hm (100km)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100 (100km)
Grandmaster Quest: Yes (100km)
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Wuhan, Shanghai
Travel package: can be arranged via our partner Erun
2nd edition of a highly scenic trail run through southern Henan's green areas and mountains, and most of all China's history. The region is one of the most popular domestic tourism destinations, and now international runners and their partners have a chance to find out why.
The countryside around Xin Xian city is dotted with ethnic villages in traditional old building styles, some many hundreds of years old and dating back to the Ming dynasty - some even to the Mongolian-led Yuan dynasty before that! The area contains a very rich cultural landscape, with folk culture, farming culture, family culture and religious culture. No surprise that it was awarded as one of "China's outstanding tourist destinations".
Then there is Dabie Mountain, famous for all Chinese people. It gives the whole region an even extra charm. The summit is just above 1000 metres above sea level, and stands out in the surrounding plains. Also along the trail is the big water reservoir of Xiangshan. The race will be held on 80% of pure trails, across mountains and through forests and open fields. A lot of variety during the 100km race, which has 4300 metres of elevation gain. The first half is hillier than the second one, so good race tactics will be important.
Conditions of entry:
100km runners: must have finished 50km race before 1st, Mar, 2017
50km: must have finished 42.195km full marathon race before 1st, Mar, 2017
Race registration fee:
USD 85 (100K), USD 45 (50K)
Registration form in English
Payment in RMB within China:
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