Shanghai international MARATHON on November 17, 2019 AND 5-DAY TOUR OF shanghai
Shanghai International Marathon was founded in 1996. As an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, the course is AIMS certified. It also carries the title of CAA (China Athletic Association) Gold Marathon. As one of the best marathons in China, the field has 28,000 runners in marathon distance (42.195km or 26.2 miles) and 5,000 runners in 10km (6 miles) distance. This flat course runs through Shanghai’s must-see sites and offers not only free photos but complimentary massages at the finish! With running temperatures typically quite nice for running, this is your Asia race not to miss!
Shanghai FITRUN INCLUDES:
4-nights or 3 nights deluxe hotel accommodation
NOV 14th or 15th-18th. 5 star hotel within 5 minutes walk to the finish or a 4-star option 1 mile from the start & finish.
Professional, experienced marathon guides with race day assistance
Race packets delivered to hotel
Runner race photos included
City tour with experienced
Pre-race pasta dinner
Post race relaxing river cruise celebration
Roundtrip airport transfers per the arrival/departure dates of the tour
**Pricing is in USD and is per-person. Non-runners subtract $50
❖ Guaranteed entry for runners (Marathon or 10K);
❖ Airport pick-up service on Nov. 14th & 15th; Airport drop-offer service on Nov. 18th;
❖ Transportation, meals as per the itinerary;
❖ English-speaking representatives; other languages available upon request;
❖ Hotel rooms with tax and daily buffet breakfast, double occupancy.
❖ Insurance. We recommend Insurance for medical and trip cancellation coverage.
❖ Personal expenses.
SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL MARATHON - PACKAGES
5-DAY PACKAGE (NOV. 14 ~ 18) and 4-DAY PACKAGE (NOV. 15 ~ 18)
-does not include Water-town tour
Nov. 14 Thursday - Welcome to Shanghai!
Arrive at Shanghai. Airport-hotel transportation with luggage assistance. Check in the hotel and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Meals: None
Nov. 15 Friday - Water-town Tour
For those arriving on Nov. 14th - enjoy a visit to a lovely water town established 1,700 years ago, with 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers and many ancient buildings. Enjoy some free time for the rest of the afternoon. Meals: B, L
For those arriving today, airport transit is included with luggage assistance. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Meals: None
Nov. 16 Saturday - City Tour & Pre-race Brief
Visit Shanghai Museum, the Bund (where marathon
starts), Yu Garden and old town bazaar. Briefing and prerace dinner with runners from all over the world.
Meals: B, L, D
Nov. 17 Sunday - Race Day
Race starts at 7am! You will be assisted for hotel to start and finish line back to hotel. Enjoy a relaxing Huangpu River Cruise in the evening.
Meals: B, D
Nov. 18 Monday - Departure
Transfer to airport or train station for your next stop. We hope you enjoyed your stay! OR Opt to continue to Beijing to experience the Great Wall!
4-DAY PACKAGE (NOV. 18 ~ 21)
Nov. 18 Monday - Shanghai to Beijing High-speed Train
Transfer from hotel to Hongqiao Station with your local guide for your 5 hour high-speed train to Beijing. Arrive in Beijing in the afternoon and check in the hotel. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Meals: B in Shanghai before departure
Nov. 19 Tuesday - Beijing
Today explore Tiananmen Square, the largest city-center square in the world, before heading to see the Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace. Twenty-four emperors lived here and rule china for more than 500 years under two dynasties, the Ming and the Qing. We will end the day at the Summer Palace, a 15 year construction endeavor serving as China’s testimony to science and technology achievements. The Summer Palace was build in honor of Emperor Qianlong’s mother during a time of supreme power and excessive money. Costing 1/7 of the nation’s annual revenue spend, it was completed with the skills of ingenious artisans from all over the country. Meals: B/L
Nov. 20 Wednesday - More of Beijing
Today explore the Temple of Heaven, a beautiful public park that was once the place of worship for the Ming and Qing dynasties to the God of Heaven. After your visit, head to the Great Wall of China. In 220 BC Qin Shi Huang, the first Chinese Emperor, joined sections of earlier fortifications to form a united defense system against northern invasions. Construction continued through the Ming dynasty and remains the world’s largest military and man-made structure spanning 4,000 miles. This evening enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner.
Meals: B, L, D
Nov. 21 Thursday - Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flights home or next adventure! Thank you for joining FIT!
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