Genghis Khan MTB Adventure & Grassland Extreme Marathon

Sunday, Sep 23rd

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Latest logistical info: another event hotel!

As we have received quite a number of inquiries about the accomodation situation in Xiwuqi, please note that Nordic Ways organisational team members came back from the grasslands with good news last week. An agreement has been reached with even a third quality hotel in Xiwuqi town, so that the sale of our travel packages for the 2012 Genghis Khan MTB Adventure and Grassland Marathon can be extended for the time being.

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Operation Smile's GKF Team raises funds in Beijing

Grab your calendars and mark in red: Nordic Ways' charity partner Operation Smile is organising a Sunset BBQ event in collaboration with JW Marriott Hotel Group on the 12th of May in Chaoyang District of Beijing. The objective is to raise funds for creating new smiles via cleft lip and cleft palate surgery in Chinese lesser-priviliged communities, but will also put our Grassland Marathon in Xiwuqi into the spotlight.

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WTB's revolutionary Frequency rims

As one of the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure's main sponsors, Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB) is providing several of its newest Frequency rims as prize for top performers during the 3-day event. As WTB's promotional PDF says: Frequency rims are a simple solution to get the best tubeless wheel build available at an affordable price. With CID (Compatible Integrated Design) Design Principles, any qualified wheel builder can build up Frequency rims with standard wheel building tools and parts to make a wheel that’s easy to service in the field.

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Via TimeOut Beijing to the Grassland Marathon

Readers of the renowned brand magazine TimeOut Beijing now have the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to this year's Grassland Marathon. All you need to do to have a chance to win is answer the question: "which famous English poet penned the line: 'In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree'?"

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Important message: Mongolian Yurts booked out!

It is still two and a half months until the event, but after the Xiwuqi Hotel now also the Mongolian yurts on the Saturday night have been fully booked. We now have more than 300 people already scheduled to take part in the GKF. Both Nordic Ways and the Xiwuqi local government are of course delighted with the very positive response to the Genghis Khan Festival and we are committed to deliver a high-quality event.

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Second HeyRunning Camp to begin on May 6!

For Beijing residents there is no better way to prepare for the Genghis Khan Grassland Marathon as with the HeyRunning Camp organised by our event partner Heyrobics. The first Spring camp started in the beginning of March and has attracted so much interest that a second camp will be launched on the 6th of May!

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The Kings of the Grasslands

Checking the registration database to date, we have spotted a few athletes who will do a combination of running and mountainbiking at the upcoming Genghis Khan Festival. At least three Chinese participants so far have even registered for the full marathon and the three days MTB long-distance event! Very remarkable and exemplary for the Chinese endurance athlete community. Where do these supermen come from? What is their sports background? Are they really able to fulfill this extraordinary challenge? Nordic Ways contacted three of them and found some answers.

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