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Yading SkyRun

Featured image photo credit: Ian Corless

The Yading Skyrun® begins in the centre of the Yading’s Shangri-La. After 3.5km of gradual downhill on a dirt track, the race hits its lowest point of 2860m before the real fun begins. Passing by a small charming village, runners hit single track which hugs the glacier-fed river through alpine forests and rugged vegetation.

The race continues uphill the whole time while crisscrossing the river four times over rugged wooden bridges to top out at a col strewn with multi-coloured Buddhist prayer flags. Here runners will have hit an altitude of 4,600m. Unlike previous years, there’s a higher peak to climb though, and with an additional journey to Yading. This race will be like no other!

When does it take place?

  • May – please check the race website for this year’s exact dates.

Where does the race start?

  • Yading, Sichuan – China

Yading SkyRun Profile

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  • Distance = 32 km
  • Elevation Gain = 2819m

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Compulsory Gear for the Yading SkyRun

As an official SKYRUNNING WORLD SERIES event this event attracts many elites. It’s quite often the preference of elites to run light. As such, mandatory equipment for this event is limited, however, we strongly suggest you take with you, in addition to the limited mandatory equipment, the following recommended items.

MANDATORY:

RECOMMENDED:

Please visit the race organizer’s website to check you have all items on the list of mandatory gear.

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