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When:               Saturday, May 22nd. Start times and route maps are here, you can also get there by clicking on the route maps tab above. Try to time your run to finish at 3-4pm.

Where:              Start and finish are at Arrow Factory in Liangmahe. Routes are along the lakes, rivers, and canals of Beijing.

Cost:                 Donation of any amount that will go to Inspiration From Nature, based in Danba, Sichuan that focuses on community led environmental protection and education as a way to sustainably develop local communities. Seems pretty cool and was recommended by the good folks at Serk Cycling OR 200RMB for shirt and pint glass finisher’s ‘medal’ which includes a 50rmb donation.

What:                 60K ULTRAAAAA, FULL, HALF, and 10k runs along the bodies of water in Beijing.

  • As an unsanctioned race routes aren’t marked. Navigation is an element of the event (although you can scout these routes ahead of time). As such, participants need to bring a cellphone, Garmin, etc and track their run for purposes of verification. Runners should try to adhere to routes as closely and as honestly as possible, although small variations will obviously occur.
  • TO FINISH and be included on the leaderboard: Runners must chug a pint of Seeing Double IPA in Arrow Factory after route completion.* (If you do not drink alcohol then a pint of any non-alocholic beverage is fine).

Why:                  The canals, rivers, and lakes – are, maybe surprisingly, pretty awesome green/blue(ish) spaces. Also: booze. Some examples:

  • The Beijing Greenway, which stretches along both sides of the North City Moat 北护城河,
  • You’re all familiar with Xihai, HouHai, and Qianhai
  • The park beside Bahe (坝河). This park also contains the old northern section of the Yuan dynasty city wall.

OH YEAH, ALSO, SOME MORE VERY GOOD REASONS TO RUN THIS THING:

  • Swaaaag: Sweet t-shirts and pint glasses as finisher medals! .
  • Get a nice morning run in before getting day wasted! #fitfam #runspo #beastmode #legday
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