COURSE INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

The course will traverse through the enchanting Puzhehei scenic area where runners will run through a series of connected land areas encountering a mix of paved and dirt farm roads, stone pathways, bridges, and stairs while climbing the Green Dragon Mountain. The course will navigate runners between the karst peaks, up and over karst mountain hills, and along the crystal clear lakes giving runners breath-taking panoramic views and memories that will last a lifetime.

COURSE CONDITIONS

COURSE CONDITIONS

WEATHER & SUN PROTECTION

In the area you will be running the average temperature in October is 21.8°C / 71.2°F but has been know to go as high as 29°C / 84.2°F and as low as 3°C / 37.4°F. Average humidity is 33%, with an average of only 2 rainy days in October, and plenty of sunshine, it is important to reduce your dehydration risk and to have adequate sun protection.

We recommend that runners use hydration packs, however there will be water stations along the course. Generally the morning will be cool (sometimes chilly), and will warm up quickly through the day. With more than 30km of the 42km being run on the course there will be very little shade, so a running hat and sunscreen is highly recommended. Sunrise on race day will be approximately 7:30 AM – about 30 minutes after the start of the marathon.

HYDRATION

One of the greatest dangers for runners is completing the race in a dehydrated state. After the race ensure that you continue drinking water and make sure that you have been to the toilet BEFORE going into the start line. If you can go to the toilet it means that your kidneys are working and you are in good shape.

FOOD ON THE RUN?

On race morning a light runner breakfast will be provided for all runners at the hotel. We recommended that breakfast is eaten at least 2 hours before the start of your race.

On the course all aid stations will have water, gel packs, salt tablets, with a few also providing fruit and food along the course route.  At the finish line there will be refueling foods include bagels, fruit, juice and water.

COURSE PHOTOS

COURSE PHOTOS

COURSE MAPS

COURSE MAPS

MAPS, ELEVATION & WALK-THROUGH

Get a detailed course maps, elevation profiles and walk-through descriptions of each race distance; full marathon (42.2k), half marathon (21.1k), 10 and 5 kilometer runs showing you exactly what to expect for each section of the course.

BEING PREPEARED

BEING PREPEARED

COURSE TIME LIMITS

The course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. There is a 8-hour time limit for all races, start time is approximately 7:00 AM with a 3:00 PM CUT-OFF time. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race. Note that start times are approximate.

  • FULL MARATHON: START 7:00 AM
  • HALF MARATHON: START 7:00 AM
  • 10K: START 7:00 AM
  • 5K FUN RUN: START 7:30 AM

GEAR CHECKLIST

Be sure to pack the following recommended running gear.

  • Trail running shoes and running socks
  • Running shorts and shirt
  • Running hat or visor
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle and/or water hydration pack
  • Gel Packs
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Garmin/GPS Tracking (optional)
  • iPod (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Tissue paper for toilets
  • Mind of a champion!

Because sections of the course have very rough underfoot conditions, we recommend you train and compete in a pair of ‘Trail Running’ shoes. These shoes are designed to reduce the impact from underfoot conditions whilst supporting the feet.

TRAINING PROGRAM

Runners should be physically fit and in shape to run a marathon event. We suggest using a training program to help condition your body to make your race experience unforgettable. We have provided a recommended Full and Half Marathon Training Program to get runners conditioned and ready to run this destination race. Being prepared makes your experience much more memorable.

Disclaimer

Please note that event information here represents what is planned for Yunnan Puzhehei International Marathon. Locations, hotels, course variations, adjustments, and changes may apply depending on conditions, availability, and improvements. We strive to improve the event every year to make the best experience for the runners.

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