SCHEDULE

PLANNING THE TRIP

Because the Yunnan Puzhehei International Marathon takes place in the remote location of Puzhehei, near the town of Qiubei in the Yunnan province of China, it requires runners and participants to arrive in Kunming and then travel to Qiubei by bus for the race. Plan for a 3 to 5-night trip to participate in the event.

You’ll arrive to Kunming at the Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). All runners will meet at the Wyndham Grand Plaza Hotel, then take a air-conditioned scenic bus ride to Qiubei where we’ll stay for 3-nights. You have the option to arrive a day or two early and stay at a hotel in Kunming. See complete timeline below.

If you have questions or need assistance please contact us.

FLIGHT PLANS

For 3-Night Race Trip Plan:

  • Arrive on Thursday, October 27 in the morning by 6:00 AM 
  • Depart on Sunday, October 30 in the evening after 8:00 PM

For 5-Night Race Trip Plan (recommended):

  • Arrive on Wednesday, October 26 at anytime 
  • Depart on Monday, October 31 at anytime

TIMELINE

TIMELINE

The timeline below outlines a high level view of the race and essential travel schedule with the option of an extra day at the beginning and end of your trip to accommodate flight arrangements.

DEPART FOR RACE TRIP
  • October 26

    ARRIVE TO KUNMING

    • Recommended that participants arrive into Kunming, this allows you to arrive at anytime throughout the day.

  • October 27

    DEPART KUNMING TO QIUBEI

    • NOTE: If flying into Kunming on this date, you must arrive by 6:00 AM to ensure you can exit the airport and shuttle to Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hotel to catch the bus to Qiubei.
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Meet at Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hotel lobby
    • 9:00 AM - Depart to Qiubei
    • 11:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (on your own)
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Arrive in Qiubei
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Check-in to QuiBei Tiancheng Taihe Hotel (3 nights)
    • 6:00 PM - Dinner

  • October 28

    CHECK-IN & COURSE MEETING

    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM / 14:00 PM - 6:00 PM / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Check-in for runners
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Course review meeting (English)
    • 7: 30 PM - 9:30 PM Course review meeting (Chinese)

  • October 29

    RACE DAY

    • 4:30 AM – Runner breakfast
    • 6:00 AM – Depart on bus to start line
    • 7:00 AM – Race start
    • 3:00 PM – Race cut-off time
    • 7:00 PM – Bonfire celebration

  • October 30

    DEPART QIUBEI TO KUNMING

    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM - check-out hotel
    • 9:00 AM - Depart on bus back to Kunming
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch (on your own)
    • 6:00 PM - Arrive at Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hotel
    • Option to depart to airport or check into hotel.
    • NOTE: If departing on this date then flight must be after 8:00 PM to allow time to arrive at airport and check-in.
    • Optional - Recommended staying the night in Kunming. This allows for an extra day to enjoy Kunming and depart to the airport at your leisure.

  • October 31

    DEPART KUNMING

    • Check-out and depart to airport.

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STAY & EXPLORE

STAY & EXPLORE

EXTENDED JOURNEY

We highly recommend extending your stay for a few extra days to a week or more. This will allow you to fully experience the majestic locations and sights that the Yunnan Province has to offer. The Stone Forest is one we highly recommend taking the time to experience. After all, when is the next time you’ll be in this remote and exotic location of the world? There are many incredible sights to witness, take a look at the local and travel tour options available. Then go ahead, treat yourself, extend your journey and take full advantage of it.

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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