Race Detail

I. Introduction to Panda Trail

The 2023 Panda Super Mountain Track Race is a race scheduled to be held in Dujiangyan City & Wenchuan County, Sichuan on October 14-15, 2023. There will be a Crazy Panda MPT (106km), Kung Fu Panda KPT (56km), Mini Panda LPT (26km), Family Panda FPT (12km), Panda Express EPT (106km). There are five categories with a cumulative climb of 6700m+, closing time of 26 hours, altitude range 723m-1780m. Join in and participate in Panda Trail!

II. Overview of the Events

106KM MPT (Crazy Panda Team)

Departure time: 18:00 on October 14, 2023
Closing time: 23:00 on October 15, 2023
Description: The track starts from the South Bridge of Dujiangyan and passes through eight CP points including Caishen Zushan, Tai’an Ancient Town, Nantianmen, Shuimo Ancient Town, Xuankou, Yingxiu, Longchi, and Hongkou, and finally returns to Nanqiao, combining the two famous tourist attractions in Sichuan Province. The scenery of Dujiangyan and Wenchuan in the county is connected, giving the contestants the opportunity to not only appreciate the Dujiangyan water conservancy project and the beautiful scenery of Qingcheng Mountain, the birthplace of Taoism, but also taste the unique Tibetan and Qiang customs of Wenchuan, the holy land of health and wellness.

100KM EPT (Yi Chuan Panda Team)

Departure time: 18:00 on October 14, 2023
Closing time: 20:00 on October 15, 2023
Description: The track starts from the South Bridge of Dujiangyan and passes through eight CP points including Caishen Zushan, Tai’an Ancient Town, Nantianmen, Shuimo Ancient Town, Xuankou, Yingxiu, Longchi, and Hongkou, and finally returns to Nanqiao, combining the two famous tourist attractions in Sichuan Province. The scenery of Dujiangyan and Wenchuan in the county is connected, giving the contestants the opportunity to not only appreciate the Dujiangyan water conservancy project and the beautiful scenery of Qingcheng Mountain, the birthplace of Taoism, but also taste the unique Tibetan and Qiang customs of Wenchuan, the holy land of health and wellness.

56KM KPT (Kung Fu Panda Team)

Departure time: 08:00 on October 15, 2023
Closing time: 22:00 on October 15, 2023
The Kung Fu Panda group track route: Shuimo Ancient Town (starting point) – Xuankou – Zhenyuan Xincun – Longchi Town – Ziping Village – Nanqiao (end point). The first half of the track basically coincides with the 2023 Wenchuan Marathon mountain trail running route. Cheng coincides with the route of the mini panda group. It is an advanced route for junior cross-country runners. It needs to face some technical route challenges. Generally speaking, it is a high-speed track.

26KM LPT (Mini Panda Group) 

Departure time: 09:00 on October 15, 2023
Closing time: 15:30 on October 15, 2023
Yingxiu Town (starting point) – Longchi Town – Ziping Village – North Gate of Dujiangyan Scenic Area – South Bridge (end point), this is an experience track suitable for beginners cross-country running and hiking. Although the track is not long, it is part of the Songmao Ancient Road. Running this track reminds me of those caravans, mule teams and porters who struggled to walk on the Songmao Ancient Road in the high mountains. The sunset, the sound of camel bells, and the What a picture again.

12KM FPT (Family Panda Team) 

Departure time: 14:00 on October 14, 2023
Closing time: 17:00 on October 14, 2023
Starting from Dujiangyan South Bridge, enter Lidui Park Scenic Area, pass through Baopingkou, Feishayan, Anlan Cable Bridge, Erwang Temple Scenic Area, then go to Lingyan Temple, Yulei Mountain Park, and return to South Bridge from West Street. It has the vicissitudes of Songmao Ancient Road, the atmosphere of Dujiangyan, and the prosperity of West Street… It is only 12 kilometers long, but it is a gathering of culture, history, beautiful scenery and delicious food along the way.

III. Registration/Event Qualifications

Runners must satisfy the following registration conditions:

1) The birth date is between October 14, 2005 and October 14, 1958 (18-65 years old). The birth date of the family panda group is between October 14, 2015 and October 14, 1958 (8 -65 years old), contestants under the age of 18 must register with their parents or guardians to accompany them throughout the event.
2) When registering for the competition, a paper physical examination certificate from a hospital at or above the county level or a regular physical examination institution within one year must be provided.
3) There are no following diseases that are not suitable for exercise and high-altitude activities:
  • Congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, myocarditis or other heart diseases
  • Coronary artery disease and severe arrhythmia
  • Hypertension or cerebrovascular disease
  • Diabetes with high or low blood sugar
  • Asthma or other respiratory diseases
  • Pregnant women
  • Other problems which may occur at high altitude.
4) Before participating in the competition, you must have the ability to implement self-protection in mountainous areas, and be able to control and manage problems that may arise from the conditions related to such events, especially the ability to do the following:
  • Know how to face adverse weather conditions (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow) caused by altitude without external assistance;
  • Know how to control and manage (even when alone) physical or psychological problems caused by high altitude, digestive problems, muscle or joint pain, and various minor illnesses;
  • Fully aware that it is not the responsibility of the organizing committee to help runners overcome the above-mentioned difficulties and obstacles, and fully aware that the safety of participating in such activities in mountainous areas depends on the runners’ own ability to adapt to the problems they encounter or may encounter;
  • Every runner must confirm his or her understanding of the existing event rules, accept the constraints of these rules without reservation, and at the same time promote event-related ethics.

In addition, runner must meet the following qualifications

1) MPT (Crazy Panda Team) must meet one of the following conditions:
  • From 2020 to 2023, you have participated in and completed cross-country running competitions of more than 70 kilometers at home and abroad, or obtained more than 3 ITRA points in one cross-country running competition;
  • 2020 KPT (Kung Fu Panda) and above distance category finishers.
2) KPT (Kung Fu Panda Team) must meet one of the following conditions:
  • From 2020 to 2023, you have participated in and completed cross-country running competitions of more than 40 kilometers at home and abroad, or obtained more than 2 ITRA points in one cross-country running competition;
  • Participated in domestic and foreign full marathons from 2020 to 2023 and completed the race within 6 hours.
3) LPT (Mini Panda Team) must meet one of the following conditions:
  • From 2020 to 2023, you have participated in and completed cross-country running competitions of more than 20 kilometers at home and abroad, or obtained more than 1 ITRA point in one cross-country running competition;
  • Participate in domestic and international half marathons from 2020 to 2023 and finish the race within 3 hours.
4) FPT (Family Panda Group) must meet one of the following conditions:
  • Anyone who is in good health and has some basic exercise skills can sign up.
5) EPT (Yi Chuan Panda Team) must meet one of the following conditions:
  • Targeted invitation
  • Excellent outdoor sports enthusiasts who do not meet the above conditions can apply to participate by providing proof of outdoor experience such as text, tracks, and pictures. (For example: long-distance cycling, long-distance hiking with a certain degree of difficulty, etc.). The right of approval and interpretation belongs to the organizing committee.
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