WEATHER & 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.
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.
MAPS, ELEVATION & WALK-THROUGH
COURSE TIME LIMITS
- FULL MARATHON: START 7:00 AM
- HALF MARATHON: START 7:00 AM
- 10K: START 7:00 AM
- 5K FUN RUN: START 7:30 AM
- Trail running shoes and running socks
- Running shorts and shirt
- Running hat or visor
- 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.
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.