Come to run a beautiful marathon in China with HeyRunning(for FREE)


Hey, HeyRunners!

Who’d like to join a FREE marathon trip to one(or two) of the most beautiful races in China?

On May 27th and June 3rd, two mountain marathons will be held in the middle west of China by the Chinese Mountaineering Association. This is the third year they will hold this race and the first year it will be open to International runners. As HeyRunning is an official partner, we have been invited to bring up to 20 International HeyRunners FOR FREE to each race!

Please check the race details below and SIGN UP ASAP if you want to run this race.

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Race options:

A. China Mountain Marathon – Race in QianJiang 

Date: May 27th 2018 ,Sunday

Distance: 42km & 21km

Start time: 9:00am

Time limit: 7hours

Elevation: highest elevation: 722m, lowest elevation: 402m. total elevation gain:952m, total elevation loss: 1159m.


B. China Mountain Marathon – Race in LiChuan 

Date: June 3rd 2018 ,Sunday

Distance: 42km

Start time: 9:00am

Time limit: 7 hours

Elevation: highest elevation: 1344m, lowest elevation: 1037m. total elevation gain:1517m



About: QianJiang and LiChuan are two small cities in the middle west of China with stunning Chinese landscape scenery, it’s a hidden place you’d never find traveling on your own. The technical difficulty of these two races is right between a road marathon and a trail race, almost half of the distance is on the road. so no matter whether you want to try a trail race for the first time or want to have a trail race PB, it’s suitable for any kind of runners.



Who is going:200 runners for each race, of which around 10 are elite runners from China, along with regular runners and our HeyGroup. We will have up to 20 International HeyRunners going to each race together, HeyMarathon trips are always super FUN! Check below for more pics from our previous HeyMarathon Trip.



How to get there:



Once you arrive QianJiang or LiChuan, there’ll be race shuttle bus to pick you up.


FEE!FREE for all non-Chinese passport holders in HeyRunning! 

FREE bibs!

FREE local food during that weekend!

FREE accommodation on Saturday&Sunday night!

AND…. Refund the transportation fee(up to 1500rmb). Please KEEP your flight/train TICKETS!(Only applied to runners who travel within China)



Spots limited! SIGN UP HERE NOW and we will send you a confirmation email afterwards and more details to book the flight tickets.

DEADLINE: April 20th, and SPOTS LIMITED! First come, first served!


Contact us: Any questions, shoot an email to, we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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QianJiang Flight/Train information for your reference: 
To QianJiang on May 26th Saturday (two potions)
  • You city – QianJiang WuLingShan airport 黔江武陵山机场  FYI: QianJiang arrival flights on Saturday: Beijing北京-QianJiang黔江, 19:20-22:10(MU9702), ChongQing重庆-QianJiang黔江, 13:20-14:05(GJ8940) , There’s also some other flights on Sat flying from other cities to Qianjiang, please check yourself.
  • Your city – ChongQing JiangBei airport 重庆江北机场, then taxi to ChongQing North Train Station 重庆北站,  it’s a 4-hours train to QianJiang from Chongqing.(suggested train: ChongQing Bei-QianJiang, 15:15-18:39, K687) ( Please note that it departure from ChongQing North Train Station, not other stations. and it takes around 30mins by taxi or 1 hour by bus, recommend to schedule 1.5 hours at least on this travel. )
From QianJiang on May 27thSunday
NO QianJiang departure flight on Sunday afternoon!! Therefore, you need to take the train to ChongQing and fly back from ChongQing airport to your city on Sunday night. We highly recommend you leave on Monday, while If you must leave on Sunday, there are two trains in the afternoon from QianJiang to ChongQing, 14:20-18:15 & 15:07-19:16, in consideration of the travel time from train station to airport on Sunday busy hour, all runners are suggested to buy the flights that take off after 21:00.
From QianJiang on May 28thMonday
Plan it yourself, just aware that you need to check out the room before 12:00 noon time.
LiChuan Flight/Train information for your reference: 
To LiChuan on June 2nd Saturday (two options): 
  • Your city – ChongQing airport, then taxi/bus to ChongQing North Train Station(重庆北站), a 2-hours train to LiChuan. there’s only two trains in the afternoon which departure at 15:26 & 16:30. So you need to book your tickets early.  (Suggested train: ChongQing North – LiChuan,16:30-18:23, D630)
  • Your city – EnShi airport 恩施机场, then taxi to Enshi Train Station(恩施火车站),a 40mins train to LiChuan. quite many trains in the afternoon, the latest train departure at 20:27.
From LiChuan on June 3rd Sunday: 
There are quite many trains leaving from LiChuan to both Chongqing and Enshi in the afternoon. While for the trip leaving from ChongQing airport, all runners are suggested to schedule at least 1 hour for the travel from ChongQing train station to the airport since it’s Sunday evening, traffic is usually bad during that time.
From LiChuan on June 4th Monday: 
Plan it yourself, just aware that you need to check out the room before 12:00 noon time.
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