Spring Tea Fun YEPAO Challenge  on March 30th

Many thanks to our community partners who very kindly support the challenges and provide awards.

Professional post-race recovery stretch from UP Medical.

Great running apparel prizes sponsored by community partners lululemon.

Great running shoes prizes sponsored by community partners On.

Professional photography supported by the Huangshan City Shexian Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Thank you for all your kindly supports!

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Click or Scan QR to book entry, rooms etc.

Contact our service for more info if you need. Service WeChat ID: wildhomeservice

Also don’t forget to sign up for our Wechat official account “野趣乡居wildhomestay”


Friday 3/29 Arrive at Wildhomestay

Stay at Wildhomestay & Check-in

🚌Bus option: SH-WHS 

17:00 Depart from Shanghai (Requirement: >15ppl sign-up) Gather in Shanghai Gymnasium metro station, exit 3

22:30 Arrival

🚄Train option:

Station:Arrive at Sanyang station (2.5hours from Shanghai), 10 minutes by taxi to Wildhomestay. 

🚗Self drive option:4.5 hours driving from Shanghai

Saturday 3/30 YEPAO Challenge Day

07:00 Breakfast

08:30 Warm-up/stretch & prepare

09:00 Start Race

16:30 Finish Race

18:30 BBQ Dinner & Drinks

19:45 Ceremony awards

Sunday 3/31 Hiking/Cycling Day

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Foraging Hiking for Bamboo Shoots /Cycling

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Bus Back to SH

We have fun activities for your +1 who is waiting for you while you run!

Guided hiking for Digging bamboo shoots, foraging in wild, picking spring tea, plant-dyeing activities are the spring fun themes you can not miss!

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(1) Eligibility Requirements:

1. The age of participants in the YEPAO Challenge should be between 16 and 65 years old (born between April 13, 1959 and April 13, 2008 inclusive).

2. Participants should be physically healthy, regularly participate in running activities, and have certain experience in trial running. Especially for the long-distance group, the challenge is relatively large, and runners need strong uphill and downhill skills and physical fitness. Runners can choose the appropriate group according to your own physical condition and ability to participate.

3. During the event, personal injury and property loss caused by personal physical condition and other personal reasons shall be the responsibility of the participant. Please make sure that your physical condition can adapt to trail running before you sign up to participate in the challenge event.

(2) Registration Method:

1. YEPAO registration fee:

13km Tea Tasting Group: ¥188/ppl (60 people)

27km Tea Picking Group: ¥288/ppl (40 people)

The registration fee for the YEPAO includes: Saturday mid-race and post-race supplies, personal insurance, logistical support, number bib, finisher badge, and souvenirs.

2. Accommodation and meal bookings: The homestay offers a variety of room types, which can be booked as needed. Saturday’s BBQ dinner needs to be booked separately, and the homestay also provides other food services.

3. Registration and accommodation reservation channels: Search for “野趣乡居wildhomestay” on WeChat Mini Programs/Official Accounts.

4. Refund policy: If the event is postponed or cancelled due to weather reasons, the fee will be refunded in full. If you quit the event within 7 days before departure, the registration fee for the event will not be refundable. Please sign up carefully if you mind.

5. Group registration policy: For teams of 10 or more people, please contact the service for specific group registration policies. The group registration will get a 10% discount on the registration price. Group registration contact number: 18801731572 (Service WeChat ID: wildhomeservice)


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2021 Yepao Recap

Extremely pleased this happened all considered and very lucky with the weather, air and everything else. Some serious climbs, some challenging downhills, too much food, not nearly enough photographs, and a great adventure through a well marked course in rural Anhui! Lessons learned, improvements to be made and looking forward to the 2022 Challenge Series. Details to be announced soon.

Very Well done to the challenge and award winners and many thanks to our partners for the great prizes.

2021 Fastest Female: YipingG – 5h58m – 27km (new course record)

2021 Fastest Male: PedroM 4h08m – 27km (new course record)

Hoka provided some great shoes and Wildhomestay some free weekend & Tanqi cycling experiences.

Adidas provided some great trail running bags for segment prizes.

The Clinic provided some recovery treatments and sports tests.

Also thanks to Norbu Naturals for their wonderfully fresh jerky and Namedsport for their hydration mixes along with Therabody for their recovery aids.

A big shout out to Leigh for all the great organisation and a special thanks to Peter & Vincent.

A homemade video of the runs.

Some of the selected images.