Starting today, Monday, 27 July, people from all over the world can register online for the 2015 Genghis Khan Festival. The 9th edition in Inner Mongolia’s Xiwuqi will once again feature the Grassland Marathon for runners and the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure for mountainbikers, with the King of the Grasslands competition for those who do both on top.
As accommodation capacity will be increased in the town of Xiwuqi, Nordic Ways will increase the maximum participation limit to at least 1500. It remains heavily recommended to sign up quickly as the event’s international and domestic appeal keeps growing. For last month’s 2014 edition, the registration limit was reached in April. Besides, there’s early bird rates until 31 December 2014.
Apart from the marathon distance, less ambitious or new runners can also opt for the half marathon and 10k distances. Mountainbikers can warm up on Friday morning with the individual time trial and have a crack at the Nadamu track record set by Ulanbaatar’s Bat-Erdene Narankhuu with a time of 10:39. The traditional stage race begins in the afternoon, preceeded by the official Opening Ceremony. The race courses for the MTB stages 2 and 3 are expected to see some modifications in 2015, but the overall distance of just over 200km will remain.
Registration is easy via the online form hosted by our partner active.com. Important: payment by credit card is recommended, payment by wire transfer remains possible but needs to be completed within two weeks of signing up, otherwise your registration will be invalid.
Any questions regarding the registration can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .