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The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world — the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. This trail run is like no other races done at the Great Wall. We will be running at different sections of the Great Wall, some of which are not open to the general public. It is basically a ‘stage race’: ChenjiabuGubeikou-Jinshanling, SimataiHuangyaguan Pass, East Tombs and Mutianyu.

The trails at the Wall are steep and challenging but the views are magnificent and breathtaking. You can choose to run or trek along the routes, whichever suits you best but most importantly, it will be an event that will leave a lasting impression.

 

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SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017

Arrival at Beijing Airport
Welcome and transfer to the hotel Novotel Xinqiao Beijing
Peking Duck lunch
Visit of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
Dinner at Novotel.
Overnight in Beijing

SUNDAY 14 MAY 2017

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Heaven Temple and the Lamas Temple
Continuation to the old neighborhoods of Hutongs
Lunch in a private Hutongs
Journey to Juyongguan
In the late afternoon, warm-up race for a first contact with the Great Wall
Dinner
Overnight at Juyongguan local hotel

MONDAY 15 MAY 2017

Early breakfast at the hotel and departure for the race of Chenjiabu
Back to the hotel and departure for Jinshanling
Lunch in a restaurant on the way
Transfer to Jinshanling with visit on the way (Royal Alley or Ming Tombs)
Dinner
Overnight at Jinshanling local hotel

TUESDAY 16 MAY 2017

Early breakfast and departure for the race Gubeikou/Jinshanling
Lunch at the hotel
In the afternoon, transfer to Simatai.
Free afternoon at Simatai
Dinner
Overnight at Simatai local hotel

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

Breakfast and departure for the race OF Simatai
Lunch (own) at Simatai Village.
Departure to Huangyaguan Pass                                                                                                                                                                      
Dinner
Overnight at Huangyaguan Pass local hotel

THURSDAY 18 MAY 2017

Breakfast and departure for the race 'against time" of Huangyaguan Pass
Picnic lunch during transfer to the 'East Tombs' site
Race on the East Tombs Alley
Transfer to Mutianyu
Dinner
Overnight at Mutianyu local hotel

FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017

Breakfast at the hotel and departure, early in the morning for the race of Mutianyu
Back to the hotel.
Lunch in a local restaurant
Transfer to Beijing. 
Award Ceremony and Gala dinner at Novotel Xinqiao Beijing Hotel
Overnight

SATURDAY 20 MAY 2017

Breakfast at the hotel
Free for the rest of the day
Transfer to airport for international departure

Tour Packages

 

Prices of tour packages are listed in Sin$

Below are a list of items that are included and excluded in the tour package:

 

  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned coach for the entire trip
  • Half-double room accommodation in first class hotel (4*) in Beijing and tourist class (2* or local inn) in the other towns
  • Full board from lunch on Saturday 13 May to breakfast on Saturday 20 May (except lunch on 17 May)
  • Mineral water at discretion during the race
  • Races organization
  • Medical assistance
  • A windbreaker jacket
  • A commemorative medal
  • International airfares & taxes
  • Departure and arrival transfers
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Meals and visits not mentioned in the program
  • Fees for individual visa
  • Personal expenses, drinks and souvenirs
  • Tips to guides and drivers

 

 

 

 

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registration deadline

 

Registration closes on Fri 10 Feb 2017

 

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