Runner Checklist

This is a friendly checklist reminder for registered runners to ensure you are prepared for your trip to run the Yunnan Puzhehei International Marathon on 10.25.2014. There is a lot of info here, but it is important to ensure you have an excellent journey. Thank you for participating in this amazing race. We are working to make this a great experience for you. Counting down, only 53-days left until race day!

New Adventure Video

Must watch, the Yunnan Puzhehei International Marathon adventure video. Also available on Facebook.


For those traveling with a group, or have family and friends coming to spectate, please make sure everyone in your group has registered as a runner or spectator, booked their hotel, and flight. If you want to invite your running friends to join you on this adventure now is the time to get them on board. Tell them about the race and get them signed up!

Register here.


For those who are flying into China, please make sure you have booked your flight and have your itinerary. Once you have your itinerary please send a copy to us so we can prepare for your arrival. Please send it via email or the contact page.

Airport: Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)

If you are doing the 3-night or 5-night race trip, here are the recommended flight arrival and departure dates and times.

  • For 3-Night Race Trip Plan To:
    • Arrive on Thursday, October 23rd (10/23) in the morning by 8:00 AM
    • Depart on Sunday, October 26th (10/26) in the evening after 7:00 PM
  • For 5-Night Race Trip Plan To:
    • Arrive on Wednesday, October 26 (10/22) at anytime
    • Depart on Sunday, October 27th (10/27) at anytime

Check the race schedule for full details.


If you want us to provide transportation from the airport to the hotel in Kunming (and back), please be sure to sign up for it. You can add on this option on the registration page. Optionally you can also arrange your own transportation via taxi or shuttle bus.

Sign up for Airport Transportation.


Foreigners traveling into China must have a China Visa to enter the country. We strongly recommend applying this month and don’t leave it for last minute. The application process takes about 4 business days. You will need a copy of your itinerary when applying for the visa. Check with your local China Embassy for details.

China Visa.


As this is a fitness event, it is recommended that all runners have travel insurance. While nobody ever anticipates any accidents, it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially in a foreign country. Check with your travel agent for insurance options.


There are still hotel rooms available for both hotel options, the 3-night in Qiubei and 5-nights in Kunming/Qiubei. If you have not already booked your hotel, please do so now to ensure your stay is comfortable and worry free.

View hotel packages.

Wyndham Grand Plaza Hotel
No. 569 Dainchi Road
Kunming, 650238 China

Tiancheng Taihe Hotel (Race Headquarters)
Near “The Pepper Lotus Plaza”
Qiubei, Wenshan
Yunnan Province, 663200, China


Your race entry includes round trip bus transportation from Kunming to Qiubei on 10/23 and 10/26. Runners will be meeting at the Wyndham Grand Plaza Hotel in Kunming on the morning of 10/23 by 10:00 AM. Don’t be late, the bus will depart at 11:00 AM to Qiubei.

Bus Departure Location:
Wyndham Grand Plaza Hotel
No. 569 Dainchi Road
Kunming, 650238 China
Check-in: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Bus departs: 11:00 AM

Runners will be returning to Kunming on 10/26. The bus will depart Qiubei by 11:00 AM and return to the Wyndham Grand Plaza Hotel at the end of the day.

Don’t forget to review the Checklist.

That’s about covers it for now, that’s a lot of stuff, but it is important. We are really excited about this incredible race. The location is so beautiful, the air is so pure, you are going to love it. We look forward to meeting you!

Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact us.

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