MAPS

The course contains two large loops, almost like a figure eight (8), the red loop is the 10K course and the yellow loop is the Full (42K) and Half (21K) that extends off the red loop in the middle. 5K will use the red loop but cross over at the 2.5K mark on the purple path. Below are detailed versions including a satellite view along with elevation profiles for each.

  • 42K Full Marathon = Red + Yellow Loop x2
  • 21K Half Marathon = Red + Yellow Loop
  • 10K = Red Loop
  • 5K = Red, Cross at Purple, Red

COURSE MAPS

COURSE MAPS

ELEVATION

ELEVATION

The race starts out at 1,450 m (4,757 ft) with the major climb being the Green Dragon Mountain which peaks at 1,527 m (5,010 ft) and is all stairs. Full and Half Marathon runners will experience a few additional hills that break above the 1,500 m (4,921 ft) mark, those are all on farm roads or trails.

WALK-THROUGHS

WALK-THROUGHS

RED LOOP = RED RIBBONS
YELLOW LOOP = YELLOW RIBBONS

The red loop is marked with red ribbons and the yellow loop is marked with yellow ribbons at each of the turn points or forks runners encounter. Volunteers and water stations will be at marked locations.

HALF & FULL WALK-THROUGH

Starting from the start line next to the small lake heading north west on newly paved road for about 2 km to first turn at gate, turn left towards first water station. At water station turn right and follow road into parking lot towards vendor path on right. Bathroom available on left side by vendor stations. Stay to the left on vendor path follow red ribbons to go up Green Dragon Mountain stairs under large trees to begin stairway climbing to the peak. Take your time to be careful climbing up and down the stairs, don’t race through the stairs. Be mindful of locals or tourist. Multiple panoramic lookout points from the top, these are great for taking some spectacular photos.

After climbing down from mountain there will be water station, go left and follow path around until the tree bridge on the right. Crossing the tree bridge then follow stone pathway until you cross two small handmade bridges and it comes up to the road with a water station, go right onto the road.

Follow the road, you’ll come by three (3) right turn roads, skip the first two, take the 3rd road going up the mountain. Now following yellow ribbons. After climbing up the mountain road, stay on left at the first fork, following the road until the next fork with a tree, go right at the tree.

Follow road past the hairpin turn toward the next left turn towards the town. Follow road as it curves into the town and take the first road right by the power pole. Follow the road out of the town back to the farm fields. Go straight through the intersection starting to climb up into the hills. At the next fork go left continuing uphill following the main power line.

Coming down from the hill you’ll come to the next fork, go left to begin next climbing section following power lines. Follow road until next town with water station, stay on right at first fork at town entrance. Go straight through the town (no turns) to reach farm lands. Take right pathway off the road up small hill. At the next fork go right on long straight away along farm fields.

At next fork, go right (at blue street sign) and follow road back to the 10k course road. Turn right onto the road and follow into small village (past the 3rd right previously taken), water station in village. Stay to the left of the village to stone pathway along the farm fields and water.

Follow stone pathway around karst land formations until it comes to a road, turn right onto road going towards bridge. Go past the bridge (not across) to narrow stone road until left turn onto stone pathway. Follow stone pathway until the next bridge to cross over river. After bridge will be dirt trail with mud stepping stone section. Follow until paved road.

At paved road: Full (42k) runners turn left to begin second loop of course, after second loop, turn right at paved road going to the finish line. Half (21k) runners turning right going to the finish line.

10K WALK-THROUGH

Starting from the start line next to the small lake heading north west on newly paved road for about 2 km to first turn at gate, turn left towards first water station. At water station turn right and follow road into parking lot towards vendor path on right. Bathroom available on left side by vendor stations. Stay to the left on vendor path follow red ribbons to go up Green Dragon Mountain stairs under large trees to begin stairway climbing to the peak. Take your time to be careful climbing up and down the stairs, don’t race through the stairs. Be mindful of locals or tourist. Multiple panoramic lookout points from the top, these are great for taking some spectacular photos.

After climbing down from mountain there will be water station, go left and follow path around until the tree bridge on the right. Crossing the tree bridge then follow stone pathway until you cross two small handmade bridges and it comes up to the road with a water station, go right onto the road. Follow the road into small village, water station here. Stay to the left of the village to stone pathway along the farm fields and water.

Follow stone pathway around karst land formations until it comes to a road, turn right onto road going towards bridge. Go past the bridge (not across) to narrow stone road until left turn onto stone pathway. Follow stone pathway until the next bridge to cross over river. After bridge will be dirt trail with mud stepping stone section. Follow until paved road turning right going to the finish line.

5K WALK-THROUGH

Starting from the start line next to the small lake heading north west on newly paved road for about 2k to first turn at gate, turn left towards first water station. At water station go left towards bridge. After crossing the bridge stay left on to narrow stone road until left turn onto stone pathway. Follow stone pathway until the next bridge to cross over river. After bridge will be dirt trail with mud stepping stone section. Follow until paved road turning right going to the finish line.

OPTIONAL 5K TO GREEN DRAGON MOUNTAIN

For 5k runners who wish to climb Green Dragon Mountain for the spectacular panoramic views, you can extend your 5k by turning right at the water station and follow road into parking lot towards vendor path on right. Bathroom available on left side by vendor stations. Stay to the left on vendor path follow red ribbons to go up Green Dragon Mountain stairs under large trees to begin stairway climbing to the peak. Take your time to be careful climbing up and down the stairs, don’t race through the stairs. Be mindful of locals or tourist. Multiple panoramic lookout points from the top, these are great for taking some spectacular photos.

After climbing down from the top, at the water station is the 4k point for the 10k course, from here 5k runners can choose to go right to return back towards the 5k purple crossing point, or go right for 6k to do the 10k course. The choice is yours.

Disclaimer

Please note as this is our inaugural that race locations, hotels, race 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 to make the best experience for the runners. 

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