Yepao Spring Tea Run

A weekend of runs! The main event starts at 8am on Saturday 12th March 2022 at Wildhomestay in Anhui.

The Routes

At this time in the year the locals venture up into the mountains to pick the finest Camellia leaves for their green tea. Its highly prized all over China. We follow their footsteps through some of the areas best trails. The routes are designed to take in the spring tea fields and some amazing mixed surface running. There is very little flat!

Spring Tea Long

The first picking!

32km option. Tough!
2000m of Elevation Gain
6 main climbs.
4 out of 5 in steepness scale.
4 out of 5 in toughness scale.
3 checkpoints.
3 drinkstops.

Spring Tea Short

The easier picking!

18km or so option. Still not easy.
1200m of Elevation Gain
2.5 main climbs.
3.5 out of 5 in steepness scale.
2 out of 5 in toughness scale.
2 checkpoints.
2 drinkstops.

Awards & Prizes

Various awards and prizes will be provided from our very kind partners. You will need to record your run on a GPS device or phone and upload it to Strava!

1 Top Male & 1 Female
6 Segments
3 Masters
2 Run with Dog
4 Fun
2 Kids

Itinerary

11th Friday
Bus leaves Shanghai 18:30 sharp.
5h to get here by bus.
2h by train. Direct and non-direct train options and the station is 10 minutes from Wildhomestay.

12th Saturday
8am Registration, Gear Check and Breakfast
8:45am Briefing
9:30am Challenge start
5:30pm Challenge Ends
7pm BBQ & Beers
Awards at 8pm (dress warm)

Sunday 13th
8am Breakfast
9am Morning activities, running and shoes testing on an offroad pump track, Adventure cycling on Specialized Diverge adventure bikes.
1230 Lunch
2pm Leave / bus departure.

Order

Booking your entry and weekend for yourself or your group is easily done through this page. The entire weekend should come in under 1000 RMB pp. Confirmation will be emailed and please make sure you leave your wechat id when you checkout. We will add you to a wechat group and the final itinerary, GPX / waiver will be provided through that group and also in the briefing!

Product Description Price

2022YP1 Challenge Dorm Bed

Book a bed in our great value dorms! Alternativly book our standard rooms or houses through the Stay section of our website.

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¥198.00
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Book a bed in our great value dorms! Alternativly book our standard rooms or houses through the Stay section of our website.

¥198.00
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2022YP1 Challenge Food

Locally bought and made food options.

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¥188.00¥468.00
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Locally bought and made food options.

¥188.00¥468.00

2022YP1 Challenge Transport

We are orgainzing a bus after work Friday and back Sunday PM.

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¥198.00
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We are orgainzing a bus after work Friday and back Sunday PM.

¥198.00

2022YP1 Spring Tea Run

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¥188.00
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¥188.00

or book a standard room or house instead of the dorm 🙂

Free Entry! If you have been to a Yepao before and bring a friend who has never been to a Yepao Challenge we will provide you a free coupon for your next Yepao Entry! Apply in the Cafe!

Please add yourself to the above wechat group for more info.

Pictures from previous Challenges 🙂

See Leigh’s weixin post. If you are new to the area also check the below recap of the last challenge for more photos of what the running area looks like.