There is a lot to keep track of when planning for a destination adventure marathon, the following checklists should help you with the essential information and resources you will need to plan for running the Shangri-La Marathon. We also understand that having a quick reference guide is invaluable when you are preparing for your race.

Race Day is Saturday, May 21, 2016


Essential travel checklist for your trip.

  • Travel and race dates marked on calendar
  • Race weekend from 5/17 to 5/23
  • Passport
  • Visa for China
  • Airline tickets / e-tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Tissue paper for bathroom
  • Warm clothes for cool nights


Be sure to pack the following mandatory and recommended running gear.

Mandatory Runner Items

  • Running headlamp or flashlight with extra battery (100k/50k)
  • Cell phone
  • Minimum 500 calories of emergency food, such as gels/energy bars
  • Carry at least 1 liter water bottle or hydration pack
  • Course map, or electronic map downloaded to phone
  • Portable oxygen tank
  • Emergency mylar blanket (we will provide)
  • Elastic bandage
  • Rescue whistle

Recommended Items

  • Trail running shoes
  • Extra clothes/socks for night time/cold weather
  • Running hat, visor, sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Recovery energy powder
  • Altitude-resistant medicine
  • Personal medicine/salt capsules
  • A small amount of cash
  • Garmin/GPS Tracking (optional)
  • Waterproof bag for phone or camera
  • Walking stick
  • iPod (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Mind of a champion!