Thank you for your patience – we finally have news on this year’s Gaoligong by UTMB®. As you know, the race has been postponed due to the on-going coronavirus epidemic in our country. All upcoming sporting and public events in China have been either cancelled and suspended. We have finally agreed with the local government the new date for 2020 Gaoligong by UTMB®. We apologize sincerely for all the inconvenience and worry and ask for your understanding. We are also very touched and grateful by the support you have shown on Facebook and via emails. Please find below detailed information regarding all the changes:
New Race Date
December 18-20, 2020 is the new race date. This is what the government has agreed on. Such late date is necessary to give us all enough time to deal with the effects of the virus and also to ensure that all the travel restrictions within and to China are lifted when the event takes place. Outdoor events cannot be held from late May till early October due to the rainy season and engineering works in area the are planned for autumn. We will be announcing further information, assoon as we have it, on our website, Facebook, and also on WeChat and WeiBo accounts, as well as send out emails.
Runners who are able to take part in Gaoligong by UTMB® on December 18-20th can defer their existing registration to that date. You do not need to notify us, we will do this automatically.
Cancellations and Refunds
1) Those who have registered through Livetrail mustfill in the short Race Cancellation form on our website before 24:00 on March 31. After we have checked that the information provided in the form is correct, the refund will be made in full between April 1st and April 30th 2020. (We apologize for this delay – there are hundreds of runners having registered through this system and in the current situation in China everything takes longer than usual, thank you for your understanding.)
This is the link to the Cancellation Form on our website:
2) Those who do not submit their cancellation and refund request will have their registration automatically deferred to the new racedate in December.
Registration for new runners
Those who want to run 2020 Gaoligong by UTMB® in December and have not yet registered, our new registration channel is scheduled to be opened on our website in April - May. We will make an official announcement once we have more information on this matter. (For those already registered and wishing to keep their registration this does not apply.)
Hotels and flights
In order to reschedule / cancel your flights, we suggest you communicate directly with the airline. Currently most Chinese airlines and Chinese booking services have afull refund policy. For hotels, we suggest you contact the hotel directly, now most Chinese hotels are happy to provide full refunds.
If you have booked your hotel through the officialrace website we have already emailed you the instructions on how to cancel your reservation. Just in case, please see below for the link where you can cancel the registration.
This does not apply to those who booked their hotel independently.
All of us - the Organizing Committee of Gaoligong by UTMB®, the staff at China Exploring Group, local staff, volunteers and citizens of the City of Tengchong, the officials of Tengchong Municipal Government, and your fellow Chinese trail runners thank you for your understanding and patience in these difficult times. We hope that you trust us to hold a great race in December and that you come to China to join us at Gaoligong by UTMB®️!
Organizing Committee of Gaoligong by UTMB®