Contestants wait for the start of the fourth Xiwang Mountain Cross-country Race in 2019. [Photo/WeChat account of Guiyang sports bureau]
On the track of the fourth race, contestants run on the paths on Xiwang Mountain. [Photo/WeChat account of Guiyang sports bureau]
The fifth Xiwang Mountain Cross-country Race is scheduled to take place on March 18 and 19, with four categories: the 40 kilometers, 30 km, 20 km and 8 km races. On Feb 23, the early bird price registration opened on the Saixunwang network.
It has been three years since the last Xiwang Mountain race, on Jan 14, 2020.
Xiwang Mountain, the first Buddhist mountain in Southwest China, has beautiful scenery and its own historical and cultural heritage. Many runners can enjoy the sights as they compete.
The race was the first cross-country race organized locally in Guizhou, and it was also the first race to be certified by International Trail Running Association points in Guizhou. Here, ordinary runners can compete with professional runners on the same stage, with only moderate difficulty and a warm atmosphere.
At the same time as the race, the 2023 Guiyang Flower Appreciation Event will also be unveiled.