FAQ

GENERAL

Where will the race take place?
The race will take place at China World Summit Wing, Beijing, China. For more information on the venue, click here.

When will the 2017 race take place?
Saturday, 26th August 2017.

What type of race is this and what is the distance?
This is a vertical stair climbing race. Participants will begin at the 1/F Lobby and race up to the tower’s rooftop, climbing 2,041 steps and 330 metres.

Who can participate in the run?
The race is open to the public and the categories comprise of amateurs, teams and elite athletes. The minimum age entry is 18 years old on race day.

Is this a good race for first-timers?
Although challenging, this race is achievable for most people and can be completed by walking as there is no cut-off time. However, we strongly recommend training for this event for first-timers or even if you are an experienced runner but have never done this particular race before.

What is the weather in September in Beijing?
Generally, the temperature in August in September is between 21 to 30 degrees celsius with an average humidity of 70%.


REGISTRATION

When will registration open?
Friday, 9th June 2017.

What are the entry fees?

Full Challenge:
Early Bird (9 June – 8 July): 120 RMB
Standard (9 July – 11 August): 150 RMB

Team Challenge:
Early Bird (9 June – 8 July): 460 RMB
Standard (9 July – 11 August): 560 RMB

Fun Climb:
Early Bird (9 June – 8 July): 100 RMB
Standard (9 July – 11 August): 120 RMB

How do I register?
Register online here.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Wechat Pay.

What if I cannot register via WeChat Pay?
Please contact us at beijing@sportingrepublic.com.

When is the registration deadline?
11:59PM (Beijing time), 11 August 2017 or when the race quota has been filled.

How do I know if I am registered?
You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering for the event. If you did not receive this email, contact us at beijing@sportingrepublic.com.

What is your refund and transfer policy?
There will be no refunds and no transfers (giving up your entry to another person).

How do I register as an Elite Athlete?
All Elite Athletes wishing to compete, please contact us at elite@sportingrepublic.com.


TRAVEL

I am based overseas. Do I need a visa to enter Mainland China?
Most overseas visitors need a visa to enter Mainland China. Please contact your nearest China Embassy/Consulate for more information.

How far is downtown Beijing from Beijing International Airport?
The Beijing International Airport is approximately 35km / 45 minutes away via the expressway to China World Summit Wing. Beijing, while world-famous landmarks like The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are an easy 15-minute drive from the hotel.

What hotels do you recommend for the event?
China World Summit Wing, Beijing is located next to the start line. We will be offering special rates for participants soon.

What is the best way to get from the airport to China World Summit Wing, Beijing?
Taxis are plentiful and can be found on the ground floor of the arrival halls in both the domestic and international terminals.

Taxis are metered, and the fare between Beijing Capital International airport and the hotel generally costs around RMB 100 to RMB 150 per journey. This is inclusive of toll fee.

Please note that taxi drivers in Beijing generally do not speak English or any foreign language. As such, it is highly advisable to have a print-out in Chinese of your intended destination for the driver’s reference.


BEFORE THE RACE

When and where is the Race Kit Collection?

When:
Wednesday, 23 August: 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Thursday, 24 August: 11:00AM to 8:00PM

Where:
4/F, China World Summit Wing, Beijing

Can I pick up my race kit on Race Day?
No, they will not be available to pick up on race day. You are required to pick it up at the Race Kit Collection.

What do I need to bring with me in order to pick up my Race Kit?
You need to bring your Confirmation E-mail, your photo ID and the Medical Waiver Form (Download Here).

Would it be possible to authorise other person to pick my Race Kit?
No. Runners will need to undergo a mandatory basic medical checkup during Race Kit Collection to ensure they are medically and physically fit to participate in the race.

I am living outside Beijing, what if I cannot attend the Race Kit Collection?
Please e-mail us at beijing@sportingrepublic.com.


RACE DAY

Where is the closest metro station?
On Line 10, disembark at Guomao station for China World Summit Wing, Beijing – an easy stroll away within the China World Trade Center complex.

Where can I park?
Parking is available at China World Summit Wing, Beijing.

What time does my wave start on race day?
Organisers will announce the race day schedule soon after registrations close. The event is expected to start in the afternoon and finish by early evening.

What can I do with my bag?
Bag Drop facilities will be provided for participants. If you do plan to use this service, please bring an inexpensive bag and leave your valuables at home. We will not be responsible for lost or missing items.

Where do I place my race bib?
Your race bib should be properly secured using safety pins and must be displayed on your front throughout the race.

Will the race start in waves or all at the same time?
Participants will be flagged off in waves of around 10-15 participants each, depending on the number of entries in each category.

Will there be water available?
Yes, there will be water available for participants at the start area, 3 points during the race and the finish area.

Will you have a Lost & Found in case I lose something on race day?
Yes, the Lost & Found will be at the Information Desk for items that are missing on race day.

Can my family and friends watch me race?
Start Area: Yes, spectators will be allowed to watch the start in the non-restricted area of the 1/F Lobby.
Finish Area: Due to limited space, access to the rooftop will not be available for spectators.


AFTER THE RACE

Where is the Prize Presentation held?
The Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held at L80, Atmosphere at approximately 7PM. The first three winners of each individual category and the winner of team challenge category are requested to assemble at the prize presentation area in front of the stage immediately after the announcement of each category’s results. Winners who are unable to receive their award in person should immediately inform the officer in charge at the prize presentation area and arrange award pickup at China World Summit Wing, Beijing.

Who receives awards?
Individual: The top 3 finishers in each category.
Team Challenge: The top finishing team.

Where can I find race photos?
Race photos will be available soon after race day.