2024 Yepao – Wild Runs

We will run together in the most beautiful spring and autumn seasons!

YEPAO registration of March 30th is open, sign-up now!!

What is Yepao?:

Yepao 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.

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.
Eva very strong trail runner from Inner Mongolia based in Shanghai .
PeterW: a rather talented German amateur triathlete who resides in Shanghai.
Miranda, From Yunnan and part of the Wildhomestay team, brings a strong passion for getting lost in the hills.

And many thanks to others who have helped us open up the running trails including RobinT, Darcy, Vincent, Annie, Lauren and all the others…

Thanks for support from the groups
Run leaders helping set trails
Some friends helping pick up waste from the paths! 2017.