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China > Grassland Extreme Half Marathon
Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia, China



Sunday, July 4, 2010

Event Details

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.

The 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 along the way.

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 dairy industry.

-- Race description provided by Nordic Ways

Race 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.


200 RMB
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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