China > Grassland Extreme Half Marathon
Inner Mongolia, China
Sunday, July 4, 2010
The route starts from the central main square in Xiwuqi city with 1km
running on the main road out of the city, passing the participants
hotel before going out on sand and grass paths in the Inner Mongolian
plains. Most of the paths are quite narrow with just 3-4m in width.
There track has some hills, but none of them are very steep or long.
The hilly parts are mostly in the first seven kilometers, and will for
sure spread out the participants a bit. The whole loop is 21km.
half marathon will have a new route in 2010, as we will try to avoid
asphalt as much as possible for the runners and really go for the idea
of a “grassland” half marathon. We'll seek to make
sure that 90 percent of the race
will be on grass, in a landscape of stunning open views with green
hills and flats. You'll even be able to see grazing cattle and horses
The loop track of 21 kilometers (the equivalent of 13 miles) also
finishes in Xiwuqi City Square. Xiwuqi
is a picturesque small city in Chinas Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,
where the local Mongolian culture is strong with many ethnic Mongolians
living their traditional way of sheep and cattle herding on the
surrounding plains. Cows are also kept for China's rapidly growing
-- Race description provided by Nordic
Weather & Climate
A typical day in the areas around Xiwuqi in the beginning of July is
mostly sunny and around 25 to 27 degrees (Celsius). The sun is very
strong so it is recommended to wear sun-block. There can also come some
quick rain showers, but they usually pass very fast.
No race-day registration
To reserve your spot in the summer 2010 running of China's Grassland
Extreme Half Marathon, register online at the event website.
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