Shangri-La Marathon & Ultra
Distances: 100k Ultra, 50k Ultra, 42k Full, 21k Half Marathon
The Shangri-La Marathon & Ultra is unlike any other race in the world. A challenging adventure race, a mountain marathon and ultramarathon, that takes place on some of the most breathtaking mountains in the world, the Meili Snow Mountains, or Kawagarbo Mountains as it is known by local residents and pilgrims, part of the grand Himalayan Mountain range in the Yunnan province of Southern China, bordering Tibet.
Race weekend is May 27 to 29, with the race day on the 28th. Featuring 100k and 50k Ultramarathon distances and 42k Full and 21k Half Marathon distances for runners to race. The location is absolutely incredible with breathtaking sights to experience. The course features diverse range of terrain and climate with some good elevation gains, ranging from a combined 1,775m (5,823ft) for 21k Half Marathon runners to 5,288m (17,350ft) for 100k Ultramarathon runners, the first 5k is the most challenging with a 1,000 meter climb.
Because of the remote location the race entry includes transportation from the town of Shangri-La to the race location (approx. 6-hours away), plus 2-nights lodging with amenities and team chef to cater to runners. Making the runner experience as easy and seamless as possible. Be sure to check the race schedule for full details.
Come discover and run The Lost Horizon!
Filmed in November 2014 by Brendan Smith