SCHEDULE

PLANNING THE TRIP

The Shangri-La Marathon takes place in the remote mountain location and it requires runners to plan for a minimum 5-day trip for the race. Race entry includes transportation from Shangri-La to the race headquarters location and back.

FLIGHT DATES

The destination airport is Dêqên Shangri-La Airport (DIG), only domestic flights are available into this airport. Many flights, including international will transfer through Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). When planning your flight to Shangri-La be sure to set your arrival and depature no later than the dates below.

  • Arrive on May 17 
  • Depart on May 23

ARRIVE EARLY

Shangri-La average elevation is 3,280 meters (10,761 feet) above sea level. It is highly recommended that runners arrive 3 to 5-days early into Shangri-La to allow you to fully acclimatize to the high altitude.

A well-planned trip ensures for an incredible journey into The Lost Horizon!

TIMELINE

EVENT START
  • Tuesday, May 17th

    EARLY CHECK-IN

    • 9:00 AM-12:00 AM / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Check-In
    • Location:Shambhala Cultural Museum Center, Shangri-La Changzheng Avenue, Shambhala Kalachakra Mandala

  • Wednesday, May 18th

    CHECK-IN & COURSE MEETING

    • 9:00 AM-12:00 AM / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM / 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Check-In
    • 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Course review meeting in English
    • 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Course review meeting in Chinese
    • Location:Shambhala Cultural Museum Center, Shangri-La Changzheng Avenue, Shambhala Kalachakra Mandala

  • Thursday, May 19th

    PUDACUO ALTITUDE RUN

    • 7:30 AM Meet at Shambhala Cultural Museum Center
    • 8:00 AM Depart on bus to Pudacuo
    • 9:00 AM Arrive in Pudacuo
    • 9:30 AM Start 13K altitude adjustment run
    • 1:00 PM Run cut-off time
    • 2:30 PM Depart on bus back to Shambhala Cultural Museum Center

  • Friday, May 20th

    DEPART To Meili Snow Mountain

    • 8:00 AM Meet at Shambhala Cultural Museum Center, depart to Meili Snow Mountain
    • 9:00 AM Depart on bus to Feilai Temple
    • 12:00 PM Lunch (On your own)
    • 3:00 PM Arrive in Feilai Temple, check into hotel (2-nights)
    • 5:30 PM Dinner

  • Saturday, May 21st

    RACE DAY

    • 4:00 AM - 4:30 AM Runner breakfast
    • 4:30 AM Depart on bus to start line
    • 6:00 AM Arrive at start line
    • 6:00 AM - 6:40 AM Gear check
    • 6:40 AM - 6:55 AM Opening Ceremony
    • 7:00 AM Race Start
    • 2:00 PM 24K Race cut-off time
    • 6:00 PM 45K Race cut-off time
    • 9:00 PM 55K Race cut-off time

  • Sunday, May 22nd

    DEPART TO SHANGRI-LA / WRAP UP

    • 8:00 AM 100K Race cut-off time
    • 6:27 AM Feilai Temple To See The Sunrise
    • 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
    • 10:00 AM Issuing awards & group photograph
    • 11:30 AM Meet at Feilai Temple Hotel, depart to Shangri-La
    • 1:00 PM Lunch (On Your Own)
    • 6:00 PM Arrive In Shangri-La, end of evnet

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STAY & EXPLORE

EXTENDED JOURNEY

We highly recommend extending your stay for a few extra days to a week or more. This will allow you to fully experience the majestic locations and sights that the Yunnan Province has to offer. After all, when is the next time you’ll be in this remote location of the world? There are many incredible sights to witness, so go ahead, treat yourself, extend your journey and take full advantage of it.

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