Emei Mountain Race

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$95 - $275
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Enter this race of a lifetime in stunning Emei Mountain, with 10k, 27k, 55k and a 35k 2-day hike on offer. Soak in the breathtaking views and fascinating local culture as you visit shrines and temples en-route. Make unforgettable memories and collect your souvenir medal upon finishing.
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10k, 27k, 35k, and 1 more
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Sat, 18 May 2024
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Leshan, China
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Where and when
Location
Emei Mountain, Emei Mountain, Emeishan City, Leshan, China, 614203
Start times
Saturday, 18 May 2024
10k: 7:00 am27k: 7:00 am35k: 7:00 am55k: 7:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Emei Mountain Race
10k
Distance
10km
$95
27k
Distance
27km
$155
35k
Distance
35km
$275
55k
Distance
55km
$235
Route information
Take on this amazing race in the Emei Mountain in Sichuan, China, one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience sights such as the renowned Golden Summit Temple with its Buddha statue and the jungle, teeming with native wildlife and plants. You'll be immersed in local culture and history whilst absorbing incredible scenery and views. Select the distance that suits you, from a 10k run to a 55k trail or a more relaxed 35k hike spanning two days.
Each course begins at Emei Mountain's famous archway. The 10k then heads towards Checkpoint 1, located at Shenshui Pavilion, before continuing on to Qingyin Pavilion. The route finishes at the Wannian Temple at 1,020m above sea level.
The 27k route is a quick climbing challenge race, which tackles 3,309m of ascent.
The 55k trail is a cross-country course, initially following the same route as the 10k and then continuing on to Xianfeng Temple, Jiulinggang and Leidongping. From there, it's a push onwards to Walnut Dam, with a finish at Nanshan Headquarters. The route is composed of 29k of roads, 15k of hidden trails and 11k of rural roads.
The 35k course features two days of relaxed hiking, with many opportunities to view the local plant life. This is perfect for those wanting to take in the sights and scenery without time limits, and overnight accommodation and two meals in Leo Dongping are included within this route.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Official race T-shirt
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Chip-timed results
  • Runner's handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • Checkpoint stations
  • Medical support and First Aid
  • Shuttle bust transport (excluding the 35k hike)
  • Park pass
  • Electronic finisher's certificate
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How to get there
Emei Mountain, Emei Mountain, Emeishan City, Leshan, China, 614203
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Getting to China
Participants are advised to fly to Chengdu Shuangliu International Aiport (CTU). Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong all have flights to Chengdu.
Please note that a China travel visa is required for foreigners entering the country.
Getting to Emeishan City
Participants should arrange their own travel to Emeishan City from Chengdu. Event check-in is located at the Mount Emei Shan Hotel.
Accommodation
Please note that accommodation is only included in entry for the 35k 2-day hike. The official event hotel is the Emei Shan Hotel located in Emeishan City.
Event day logistics
Friday
10:00 - 20:00 Check-in and packet collection
20:00 Technical briefing
Saturday
6:00 Check-in for all distances
6:40 Opening ceremony
7:00 All races start
11:00 10k race ends
17:00 27k race ends
19:00 Day 1 of 35k trail finishes
21:00 55k race ends
Sunday
05:30 35k trail check-in
06:00 Day 2 of 35k trail starts
11:30 Award ceremony
16:00 Day 2 of 35k race ends
Check-In Requirements
  • Identity certificate (ID or passport)
  • Physical examination certificate
  • GPS deposit of 500 yuan (refunded after the race)
  • Mandatory kit
Age Requirements
Participants must be aged between 8 and 65 on race day. Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by family members throughout the event.
Eligibility Criteria
  • 10k: run or hiked more than 10k in the past 3 years; physically fit.
  • 27k: experience of running a cross-country race of more than 30k, a full marathon, or hiking 40km or more in a single day in the past 3 years.
  • 55k: experience of running a cross-country race of more than 50k; or have scored more than 3 ITRA points in one sitting; or have completed 35k category of the Shenxing series.
  • 35k: experience of running a cross-country race of more than 20k, a half marathon or walking 30k or more in a single day.
Mandatory Kit
  • ID or passport
  • Proof of insurance
  • Hooded windproof and waterproof top
  • Warm top
  • Windproof and warm trousers
  • Ear protection warm hat
  • Full-finger warm gloves
  • UV protective glasses
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Power bank
  • GPS navigation equipment
  • Flashlight or headlight
  • First aid blanket
  • Emergency whistle
  • Medical kit
  • Hydration bottle or pack
  • Energy food supply
FAQs
Is insurance included in entry for the Emei Mountain Race?
No, insurance is not included. You must arrange your own insurance and bring proof of insurance to check-in.
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Do I have to self-navigate during the Emei Mountain Race?
Yes, participants must follow the marked route independently, using the course map and their navigation skills. It is recommended that you bring a GPS navigation device to help you along the route.
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What are the race cut-off times for the Emei Mountain Race?
The 10k must be completed in 4 hours, the 27k in 10 hours, the 55k in 14 hours and the 35k in 20 hours.
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