Yepao – Wild Runs

The Next Yepao “The Bean Crusher” is scheduled for December the 10th 2022. Save this date and sign up!

What is Yepao?:

Yaopao are open-sourced running challenges in and around wildhomestay in Sanyang, Anhui, China. Due to the local landscape and topography, they are stunning, quite challenging but not crazy. The challenges are well planned and marked by Leigh & Peter with some fun segments up and down mountains, through streams, along mountain village paths and on starting and finishing at the Cafe.

Yepao are non-profit, low-key challenges and their goal is to help develop responsible adventure running in the area. Yepao is also supported by Adidas Terrex and Wildhomestay with additional help from other partners.

Previous Challenges

Check out last year’s challenges plus the below pictures of the various running challenges we have hosted to date.

Hickory Battle Gallery: 2022 32km and 18km run
Lao Zhen’s Loops: 2021 Gallery & recap

Some photos of years previous. Various Yepao running events over the years.

Some Open Source Yepao Routes

Come and get some training done on these routes before the main challenges. Also, check out this page listing hiking & running routes.

YEPAO SanYang 10+ 10km, 950m Elevation Gain, Max Altitude 980m. Sanyang > XiTian > Yinchang.  Yeopao SanTang East10+ 10km, 600m Ascent, 900m Max Altitude, Loop.
Yepao West20 20km, 1050m Ascent, Max Altitude 1100m, Loop.Yepao 75 & 100 75km+, 4600m Ascent, 1400m max altitude.

Who is behind it?:

It was established by a group of people who enjoy running and hiking and who get a kick out of helping and building community! Open to anyone who is able to offer a helping hand.

Leigh: China based running coach and race organiser, who escapes to the hills at every opportunity. Also helps organise Runners Hai and various other running groups.
PeterW: a rather talented German amateur triathlete who resides in Shanghai.

And many thanks to others who have helped us open up the running trails.

Robin Trebbe, road runner and triathlete and occasionally also trail runner, hates night trails though. Involved in sports privately and through his job!
NoureddineS: an energetic enthusiastic runner from Belgium who helped formulate this and enjoys the odd long run!
Some friends helping pick up waste from the paths! 2017.