Location：The Gallery Valley of the Hongping Town, Shennongjia forest region, Hubei
Maximum Number of Entrants: 1,000
Shennongjia – The top 10 of the world’s most mysterious places
Shennongjia is located in Hubei, China, the border area of Sichuan Province & Hubei Province between the Yangtze River and Hanshui River. It’s the only administrative region in China that named after forest area.
Shennongjia is the only well preserved green treasure in the middle latitudes of the world.
It has richer and more global biodiversity than other temperate forest ecosystems.
So that Shennongjia is well known as “the gene pool of species”, also as “the paradise of animals and plants”.
Millions of years ago, Shennongjia was an ocean. Due to the Himalayan orogeny, it turned into a high mountain, became Ridge Of Central China.
There are 6 mountains over 3000 meters above altitude in this Forest District andIt has an average elevation of 1700 metres.
The name of Shennongjia means “Shennong’s ladder”. It comes from the legend of Yan Emperor (The emperor and the ancient ancestor of the Chinese nation in legend who is named Shennong, he visited the mountains in search of herbs to cure illness for local residents.
However in the middle of Qing dynasty, the salt traders made their business through the deserted road to earn a living, which had great influence on local culture, gradually being a Southern Silk Road between east Sichuang and west Hubei.
The emergence of “wild men”is another reason why that Shennongjia is so famous worldwide. Throughout history there has been found plenty of evidence and stories about “wild men”, Even though it’s hard to distinguish truth , people from different countries were always attracted to unveil the mysteries.
October 20, it’s the time for you to explore and discover the wonderland!
Track：95% Non paved ,5% pavement
2% in canyon,10% in jungle,5% in weeds,5% on alpine meadow,
20% tractor road,53% dirt track.
Starting Time:Oct 20th,05:00
Cut-off Time: Oct 20th,23:00
HongPing Town – Gallery Valley – Tianmen Hill – TaPing Village – Zizhu River Valley – Salt Road – Plate Groove – Saddle River – GaoPing Village – Spring Bay – Baicao Chong – Rhino Valley – Gallery Valley – HongPing Town
Section Data & Cut-off Time
Participant must be born before November, 1999 (>20-year-old) and after October, 1958 (< 60-year-old). ( Special case may be decided by the Committee )
All participants must not have the disease unsuitable for endurance exercise or activities at high altitude. Medical report of recent half year issued by upper second-class hospital or formal physical examination organization is required.
Result certificate of formal trail race (50km and above)(Ascent 2000m+) in 2017.
Competitors must have comprehensive experience of mountain action at high altitude (self management, judgement and decision).
The requirement is appropriate for both Solo and Team groups.
Registration for exceptional case
The committee will evaluate the participants by the following 3 indicators:
proof to show the experience and ability of outdoor activities at high altitude.
The certificate of long distance trail race
The grade of Whole Marathon
The application will be arranged and completed by the committee in 7 working days after receiving all the required documents.
The fee including
About Quota Transfer
Once registered, bib number is neither allowed to transfer nor to sell. The grade will be canceled if illegal replacement for the race was found. All participants shall be responsible for themselves and the committee reserves the right to pursue legal responsibility.
90% registration fee will be returned if apply for cancellation before April 1, 2018 and 60% before August 10. Please note that there will be no refund after 24:00, August 10, 2018.
All participants should finish the race by self. Any use of transport and medical oxygen will be considered as a violation and the grade would be canceled. The big race bib must be worn on the chest and must be permanently and fully visible throughout the entire race. The small one is the pass to areas for depositing or recuperating your spares bags.
Team participants need to arrive at the same time, and the final result is counted by the later one.
Participants should clock on for timekeeper at first and then enjoy the supporting service.
The cut-off time of every check point is subject to the check out moment. Participants should properly arrange their supply and break time.
Please fill the form of withdraw application and submit it to the referee at the nearest check point if you can not continue the race. Kindly return to the main centre under the guide of our staff.
If participants are not arriving at the Finish in schedule time and route , they will be considered as failure to get the grade. Please fill the form of withdraw application and submit it to the referee at the next check point and kindly return to the main centre under the guide of our staff.
During the competition, all the mandatory equipment required by the organizing committee must be carried out by the contestants. Our staff will check by random at each check point. The participant will be asked to stop due to the lack of obligatory equipment.
The leader of each check point has part of management right for the race, include but not limited to stop the race for someone who breaking the rules.
A blood oxygen content test at some points will be offered throughout the course. Participants shall cooperate with our staff for relevant test.
If it appears that a runner is in difficulty to arrive the Finish in person, our staff will make an arrangement for safety return.
This event will actively respond and advocate the concept of “Leave No Trace” LNT. No racers are allowed to throw away trash.
In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety ( important quantities of rain or snow at altitude, strong risk of storms, war…. ), the organization reserves the right to cancel the race, stop the event underway or to modify the route and regulation. For this reason, no refund of the registration fee will be made.
The right of interpretation lies with the Committee.
The final decision was made by the Committee accordingly.
RANKINGS AND REWARDS
(Currency: RMB, pre tax)
The competitor must hold the original certificate of registration, such as personal identity card, officer’s certificate or passport.(Not accepted receive it by other people)
A copy of the certificate of physical examination or other formal physical examination certificate from Secondary care resource (or above) in a year.
Matters Need Attention
Every participant is required to sign the race declaration when picking up the race bag.
Have the race bag and the timing chip checked on spot.
Runners cannot ask mandatary to pick up the race bag for other people.
Ultra trail is a high strength, risk and competitive outdoor sport. All participants should have certain physical and mental conditions, and a copy medical report issued by upper second-class and above hospital or formal physical examination organization in 1 year is required. All participants under the following condition are not allowed in this event, including but not limit to:
Any symptom which is not suitable for activities at high altitude
Blood oxygen content and blood pressure test will be offered on site. Participants who are disqualified with the body check will not be allowed in this competition without any refund.
Deposit of a bracelet (￥100 ) and a GPS device (￥500 ) is to be charged at the collection counter. The committee will return the payment only after that the device were confirmed working. Please note that you are responsible to have your device carefully checked on site.