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Make your stay in Zhongdian, Shangri La, as comfortable as possible and get one of our great value travel packages including stay in the Hylandia by Shangri La Hotel in the new part of town. Five star accommodation and close to the old town where the race takes place.
In addition, Nordic Ways also provides various sightseeing packages in the wider area around Zhongdian town. Have a look in our logistics section to find what you like.
Find out more details about the Hylandia by Shangri La hotel here:
You can now register easily online for the Shangri La Duathlon Challenge on 4 June. It is possible to take part in the event as an individual and do the whole race solo, or you sign up as a team of three people: one biker and two runners. The online registration is handled by the internationally recognised system by Active.com
The online registration for the 1st Shangri La Duathlon Challenge will be opened this week via active.com. It will be possible to use standard credit cards for quick payment and confirmation. As previously announced, the event will feature an individual and a team relay competition, and you can select your preference when you start the registration process. Stay tuned for more news this week!
To make it as easy and comfortable as possible for participants in the inaugural Shangri La Duathlon Challenge on the weekend of 3/4 June 2017, Nordic Ways has now confirmed three different package options that all include hotel stay and the Saturday night pre-race welcome party. The packages have something for all budgets. You can either share a twin room, or get a bit more luxury in a five star hotel. Pick-up from the airport is also included.
Have a look for more details here.
The Shangri La Duathlon Challenge as a team-building activity for your company? Why not? Our event features a team relay race category with teams of three people each, which makes the event accessible for everybody in good spirits. Run and ride with your co-workers and – who knows – maybe even defeat your business competitors!
In essence, the team relay race is no different from the individual race. Participants will do exactly the same course and the same distance. The only difference is that the individual will run 10 km, ride 40 km and run another 10 km all by himself, while in the team relay the work can be divided among three people. Each team thus needs to select two runners and a cyclist. The composition of the team can be men-only, women-only, or mixed. Important, though, is that we do require three people – not two.
Strategy and tactics will be important in the team relay. Do you wish to go out fast, or do you have faith in your cyclist to make the difference?
Companies can of course register more than one team, if they wish to do so. Just ensure the teams can be easily differentiated via an additional number (teamname 1, 2,3 …) or letter (A, B, C,..) in the team name.
Please do read the conditions of entry before signing up, and also take a look at the competition regulations. The official registration will be done via our partner active.com and will open in due course.
29 September 2016 – Nordic Ways is happy to announce a brand new event to take place on 4 June 2017 in the famous tourism city of Shangri La in Yunnan Province: the inaugural Shangri La Duathlon Challenge following China’s Dragonboat Festival holiday! Organised with start and finish in the Old Town of Zhongdian, duathletes will run 10 kilometres as a start, followed by approximately 50km of road biking around the beautiful lake outside of the city, and another 10km of running at the end. Given the high altitude of just over 3000m above sea level, the Shangri La Duathlon Challenge is definitely a mouth-watering event for endurance and ultra athletes! Duathlon, also sometimes called Run-Bike-Run, is an official sport recognised by the International Triathlon Union. Worldwide it is gaining in popularity as people seek new sporting and exciting challenges. The new event in Shangri La will feature an individual and a team competition. Whereas the individual will be required to run and bike by himself, the team competition will be consisting of two runners and a cyclist. As such, the new event also makes for a great corporate team building experience in the beautiful surroundings of Shangri La. Strategy and tactics will be just as important as physical strength! We are looking forward to seeing numerous brand teams competing against each other for the trophy of best duathlon team. Important from a technical point of view is that the cycling part will be non-drafting. This means riders should ride by themselves and not sit in the wheels of other competitors. Zhongdian, centre of the Shangri La region, nowadays has an airport making it much easier to get there. We recommend all participants to fly in on the 2nd, and enjoy the whole Dragonboat holiday in the town. Moreover, it is helpful for your body system to adapt to the high altitude. There are accommodation options of every kind: backpacker guesthouses and luxury five-star hotels. Apart from the race, there are many sightseeing possibilities, as Shangri La is also one of the gateways to Tibet.
All event details and online registration will become available in due course. The website for the event is www.shangrilachallenge.com .