Status: Registration Closed
Distances: 100k, 50k, 42k, 21k
Welcome to the Shangri-La Marathon & Ultra
MAY 21st, 2016
The SHANGRI-LA Marathon will take place on May 21, 2016. Runners should plan a 5-day travel itinerary to arrive into Shangri-La on May 17 and depart on May 23.
Runner check-in will be on May 17 starting at 9:00 AM, and course review meeting on May 18 at Shambhala Cultural Museum Center
24K - $595USD
45k - $655USD
55K ULTRA - $655USD
100K ULTRA - $695USD
Spectator - $455USD
The Shangri-La Marathon takes place in the exotic and fable Meili Snow Mountains near by Shangri-La, China. Known to the local residents and pilgrims as Kawagarbo Mountains. These mountains are part of the vast Himalayan Mountain range that spans across South Asia separating the plains of the India subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. Offering incredible breathtaking beauty that must be experienced in person.
This race gives runners the chance to experience some of China’s most majestic mountains and lands by running through them in an ultramarathon race. Creating a unique journey that can only be experienced through the runners perspective.
【WEATHER & SUN PROTECTION】
The top of the mountains is like cold winter, the middle is brisk fall weather, the lower mountains and foothills where runners will be running will offer spring like conditions with a cold early morning start with the weather warming up throughout the day. Local weather varies from mild with clear and sunny sky to cold and overcast. The average temperature in late April is 13°C / 55°F but has been know to go as high as 20°C / 68°F and as low as 1°C / 34°F. Low humidity with an average of only a few inches of rain.
Due to the high elevation the UV index is extremely high, using a running hat and sunscreen is highly recommended. It is important to reduce your dehydration risk and to have adequate sun protection. As runners are camping in the mountains it is best to prepare for cooler weather with cold nights and mild days. We recommend to check the weather forecast a week before the race so you can dress appropriately.。