How to join the Great Hakka

For both runners and spectators we offer standard packages, which you will find introduced in detail below – including optional travel extensions. If you need special individual arrangements, please get in touch with us. Kindly note that the registration deadline for any arrangement is October 25, 2017. See you in Nanjing County!

Lots of choice

Upon popular request and to give you more choices, we have extended the sign-up options. To both runners and spectators, we now offer different packages that vary in length of stay and range of services provided.

As before, when accomodation is included, you can choose between the best hotel in the area (3-star level) or one of the simpler local hostels in Taxia village – depending on the level of convenience you desire.

When choosing your individual package, please keep in mind that Nanjing County is a rural area with considerable distances and limited infrastructure, e.g. in accomodation, local transportation or availablity of English-speaking services.

If you choose accomodation at one of the local hostels in Taxia, please note that your stay may require walks of 7-15 minutes depending on the location of your hostel within the village.

If you wish to book the ‘Race Only’ option, we strongly recommend being able to speak some basic Chinese or bring a Chinese-speaking friend, since all logistics beyond the race itself will need to be arranged by yourself.

Whatever your choices, be assured that the romantic atmosphere, the clean air and the beautiful scenery of Nanjing County more than make up for what it might lack in convenience.

As in the past races, starting slots for the 2017 edition will be limited in order to guarantee a great running experience. Sign-up deadline is October 25, 2017.

Packages & Prices

Two nights stay, transfers to/from Xiamen, Celebration on Saturday, Sightseeing programme on Sunday

The full package allowing for time both to enjoy the race, celebrate the achievement with other runners at the Saturday evening celebration, as well as a visit to some of the most famous Hakka houses in the area on Sunday morning before the bus transfer back to Xiamen.

Runner:
CNY 1,850 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 369 per person.
CNY 1,650 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 236 per person.

Spectator:
CNY 1,150 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 369 per person.
CNY 950 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 236 per person.

  • Scheduled bus transfers from Xiamen City to Nanjing County on Friday.
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Transfer from the hotel to the starting area. Transfer from starting area to finishing area for spectators.
  • Personal starting slot in the race including race pack on Saturday – race pack includes race t-shirt, lunch on race-day, finisher medal. Race slot and pack not included for spectators.
  • Transfer from finishing area to the hotel.
  • Lunch-package at the finishing area, participation in the evening celebration on Saturday including dinner.
  • Brief sightseeing tour in the area on Sunday before transferring back to Xiamen.
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Nanjing County to Xiamen City on Sunday

Short stay package – one night accommodation, transfers to/from Xiamen. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday  

Select this package if your time is limited or you have already visited the Hakka area before.

Runner:
CNY 1,300 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 185 per person.
CNY 1,150 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 130 per person.

Spectator:
CNY 550 in a 3-STAR HOTEL, single-room supplement CNY 185 per person.
CNY 450 in a LOCAL HOSTEL, single-room supplement CNY 130 per person.

 

  • Scheduled bus transfers from Xiamen City to Nanjing County on Friday.
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast on Saturday
  • Transfer from the hotel to the starting area. Transfer from starting area to finishing area for spectators.
  • Personal starting slot in the race including race pack on Saturday  – race pack includes race t-shirt, lunch on race-day, finisher medal. Race-slot and -pack not included for spectators.
  • Transfer from finishing area back to hotel with check-out before 15:00.
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Nanjing County to Xiamen City on Saturday (departure 17:00)

Saturday race day only

The package for those with their own individual transport*

Runner: CNY 700

  • Saturday race pack including race t-shirt, lunch on race- day and finisher medal.

The basic package includes no transfers, accommodation or meals – except lunch on race day. Participants on this package must arrange their own transport to/from the race venue. Please note: We will not be able to organize individual transfers on race-day.

Add ons

For participants who would like to add travel experiences after or before the race in Nanjing county, we offer add-ons to the basic race package:

Shanghai and Suzhou

This extension is based on departure from Xiamen and takes you to the cities of Shanghai and Suzhou, including transfers, accommodation and sightseeing. Meals are not included unless mentioned. Please find details and itinerary below.

Day 01: Transfer to Xiamen airport, followed by flight from Xiamen to Shanghai. After arrival, transfer to Suzhou and check-in at a 4-star hotel in central location. Suzhou is a city with over 2000 years of history, which Marco Polo called ‘the Venice of the East’.

Day 02: Hotel breakfast. Visit of the famous ‘Master of the Nets Garden’ with its unique landscape and architecture, a UNESCO world heritage site recognised as one of China’s finest gardens. Afterwards, visit of the Panmen Scenic area with ancient sites as the Grand Canal, the Old city gate and unique pagodas. After that, enjoy a rickshaw-ride through the romantic old lanes. Lunch is included.

Day 03: Hotel breakfast. Excursion to Tongli, a famous historic water town, where walking along the century-old lanes and canals while seem like a trip back in time. Visit of the famous ‘Gardens of Meditation’. In the afternoon you will embark on a train ride to Shanghai, followed by pick-up and transfer from the railway station to a 4-star hotel in central location. Shanghai is the largest metropolis in China and is famed as ‘Paris of the Orient’. Lunch is included.

Day 04: Hotel breakfast. Sightseeing starts at the Bund, the famous waterfront and symbol of Shanghai, with its unique contrast of historic colonial-style buildings on one side and the hyper-modern skyscrapers of Pudong on the other side of the river. Embark on a cruise tour on the river, cross to Pudong over Nanpu Bridge, and get up on Jinmao Tower – one of the highest buildings in the world – to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city panorama. After lunch, enjoy sightseeing at Yuyuan Bazar, the Shanghai Museum and famous Nanjing Road. Transfer back to hotel. Lunch is included.

Day 05: Hotel breakfast. Time for your individual programme and discoveries. No meals included.

Day 06: Hotel breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of Service.

Prices for this extension start at USD 877 per person including all airfares, transfers, guided tours, admissions, hotel accommodation including breakfasts (half a twin), as well as all mentioned meals. Single-room supplement is USD 248 per person. The minimum number of participants required for this package is 2 persons.

Optionals: In Shanghai, an optional evening acrobatics show is available for USD 35 per person.

Please note: It is also possible to add this extension BEFORE the Greath Hakka Marathon in which case the order of the trip would be changed accordingly.

If you would like to extend your basic race package with this add-on, please let us know at sign-up.

General Price and booking information:

All prices are per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of two persons traveling together. Exchange rate is based on 1 USD = CNY 6.15, and we reserve the right to adjust US Dollar prices if 1 USD drops below CNY 6.0. Booking deadline is October 20, 2015. Package price excludes international airfare, visa cost and personal expenditures. Please note that all foreign participants must bring their passport with a valid visa.

Guilin and Hongkong

This extension is based on departure from Xiamen and takes you to the cities of Guilin and Hongkong, including transfers, accommodation and sightseeing. Meals are not included unless mentioned. Please find details and itinerary below.

Day 01: Transfer to Xiamen airport, followed by flight from Xiamen to Guilin. After arrival, transfer to a downtown 4-star hotel in Yangshuo. An old Chinese saying goes: ‘Guilin’s scenery is the most beautiful in the world, but Yangshuo’s scenery is even more superior to Guilin’. The first day offers time for individual programmes and discoveries, for example an evening walk along West Street with its many shops, restaurants and bars. No meals included.

Day 02: Hotel breakfast. River Cruise tour along crystal clear Li River, enjoying the famous and unique landscape. Individual afternoon and evening programme after arrival to Yangshuo. Optional evening programmes available. Lunch is included.

Day 03: Hotel breakfast. Guided bicycle tour on country roads and local villages. Climb up famous Moon Hill to enjoy the wonderful country scenery. Individual evening programme with optional offers available. Lunch is included.

Day 04: Hotel breakfast. Individual programme. Afternoon transfer to airport, flight to Hongkong. After arrival in Hongkong, coach transfer to a centrally located 4 star hotel.

Day 05: Hotel breakfast. Individual programme. Coach transfer to airport. End of service.

Prices for this extension start at USD 835 per person including all airfares, transfers, guided tours, admissions, hotel accommodation with breakfasts (half a twin), as well as mentioned meals. Single-room supplement is USD 198 per person. Minimum number of participants required for this package is 2 persons.

Optionals: In Yangshuo, two optional evening programmes are available: You can watch Cormoran Fishing at night for USD 22 per person, or the ‘Sister Liu’ light show for USD 45 per person.

Please note: It is also possible to add this extension BEFORE the Greath Hakka Marathon in which case the order of the trip would be changed accordingly.

If you would like to extend your basic race package with this add-on, please let us know at sign-up.

General Price and booking information:

All prices are per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of two persons traveling together. Exchange rate is based on 1 USD = CNY 6.15, and we reserve the right to adjust US Dollar prices if 1 USD drops below CNY 6.0. Booking deadline is October 20, 2015. Package price excludes international airfare, visa cost and personal expenditures. Please note that all foreign participants must bring their passport with a valid visa.

Hongkong

This extension is based on departure from Xiamen and takes you on an individual tour to Hongkong, including transfers and accommodation. Sightseeing and meals are not included unless mentioned. Please find details and itinerary below.

Day 01: Transfer to Xiamen airport, followed by flight from Xiamen to Hongkong. After arrival, bus transfer to a 4-star hotel in central location. Time for your individual programme and discoveries. No meals included.

Day 02: Hotel breakfast. Time for your individual programme and discoveries. No meals included.

Day 03: Hotel breakfast. Time for your individual programme and discoveries. Transfer to the airport. No meals included. End of Service.

Prices for this extension start at USD 484 per person including all mentioned airfares and transfers. Hotel accommodation including breakfasts (half a twin). Single-room supplement is USD 160 per person. The minimum number of participants required for this package is 2 persons.

Optionals: Seat-in-coach half-day city-tour in Hongkong (Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing village, Stanley Market). USD 40 per person available upon request.

Please note: It is also possible to add this extension BEFORE the Greath Hakka Marathon in which case the order of the trip would be changed accordingly.

If you would like to extend your basic race package with this add-on, please let us know at sign-up.

Download Registration Form

 Here you can download the Registration Form, Fill it and Send it to us to reserve your place.

Culturestone Event Co. Ltd.

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No.6 Guanganmennei Street,
Beijing 100053, PRC

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CANCELLATION POLICY

The registrations cancelled due to participant’s own reasons will be dealt according to the cancellation policy as follows,

  1. Cancel before 9.Sep.2017, 20% cancellation fee;
  2. Cancel between 9.Sep.2017 – 24.Sep.2017, 40% cancellation fee;
  3. Cancel between 25.Sep.2017 – 9.Oct.2017, 60% cancellation fee;
  4. Cancel between 10.Oct.2017 – 25.Oct.2017, 80% cancellation fee;
  5. Within 30 days before your package starts. No refund