The Tea Taster

Leigh is English and likes his Tea Time!!! He’s devised three routes around Wildhomestay encompassing some challenging trails with some fantastic views. We will run around various areas where some of the best “Long Jing” is orgainically grown and naturally processed.

Tea Picker

The bigger picking of the little leaves!

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

Tea Cooker

The middle distance!

20km. Still not easy.
1200m of Elevation Gain
3 main climbs.
3.5 out of 5 in steepness scale.
3 out of 5 in toughness scale.
2 checkpoints.
2 drinkstops.

Tea Packer

The easier shorter distance!

10km. A bit easier
600m of Elevation Gain
1.5 main climbs.
3.5 out of 5 in steepness scale.
2 out of 5 in toughness scale.
1 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!


Bus leaves Shanghai 17:00 sharp.
4-5h to get here by bus.
2h by train. Direct and non-direct train options and the station is 10 minutes from Wildhomestay. Sanyang exit of G56 motorway is also 10 minutes from Wildhomesestay!

7:00 am Registration, Gear Check and Breakfast
8:45 am Briefing
9:00 am Challenge Start
5:00 pm Challenge Ends
7:00 pm BBQ
8:00 pm Awards

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.


First please choose a place to stay. Get some friends and book a house which offers the best value or book a twin / queen or family room through the stay section of our website. We also offer same sex shared rooms which you can book below. If we are full we can help organize other places in the area and please email or contact our service wechat account with any questions. Then choose your challenge entry type, and bus and BBQ options. Add items to your cart and then checkout with your preferred payment type. 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 and info will be provided through that group and during the briefing. We will provide full refunds if cancelled two weeks before the event.

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Please see last years pictures & the Hickory Battle runs earlier this year.