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Chiang Mai Running Retreat 2018

  • $3,600 HKD




Please book and pay directly at the TMT website from 15 March.

After our successful Chiang Mai trip last year, Gone Running has joined with Thailand Mountain Trails, The Green Race and Red Dot Running Company to bring you the CHIANG MAI RUNNING RETREAT 2018 over the 29 June to 2 July HKSAR Day long weekend.

Trail Running Trip

  • 3 days with 20-30km per day
  • Total distance from 65km to 85km
  • Total elevation from 3,800m to 4,500m

Location

The west mountain range of Chiang Mai, which is the first part of the TMT1 route: the jungle trails to the Karen areas.

Organisation

  • Refreshment, bars and snacks at mid-distance
  • Meals and overnights in the mountains
  • Luggage stored and spare bag at overnight stays

Itinerary

Friday 29 June

  • Transfer from airport to hotel
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Dinner and night in 3-star hotel with swimming pool

Saturday 30 June (25-32km with 2,900m D+)

  • Breakfast at hotel and start
  • Station at mid-dstance in Hmong village
  • Finish at Mae Sa Valley Botanic Resort
  • BBQ by the pool and night in the resort

Sunday 1 July (24km with 1,200m D+)

  • Breakfast at the resort and start
  • Station at mid-distance in a Thai village
  • Finish at the Karen village of Mae Kha Piang
  • Aperitif by the falls, dinner and night in the village

Monday 2 July (18-28km with 1,500m D+)

  • Breakfast at the village and start
  • 2 stations alongside the route
  • Finish and transfer back to Chiang Mai (1 hour)
  • Arrive in Chiang Mai by 4pm and shower at hotel
  • Transfer to airport (ensured for flights from 7pm)

Optional: Extra night in Chiang Mai on Monday and transfer to airport on Tuesday.

Accommodation

Chiang Mai Gate Hotel (Friday 29 June) - The hotel is conveniently located 200 metres from the city centre in an old silverwear manufacturing area. It includes comfortable and acclimatised rooms as well as a swimming pool. The area is full of bars, restaurants and markets. Twin rooms.

Botanic Resort (Saturday 30 June) - The resort is located just alongside the route in the Mae Sa valley at 650m high. Amid luch, natural landscape and facing the green mountains, it provides a big swimming pool, comfortable and quiet rooms decorated in a contemporary Lanna Thai style. Twin rooms.

Village of Mae Kha Piang (Sunday 1 July) - The beautiful village is inhabited by a Karen tribe in a remote area surrounded by jungle and paddies. We will enjoy its wonderful atmosphere, the typical wood houses and the luxuriant waterfall in the middle of the village. Family home on comfortable mattresses with sheets, blankets and pillows (no need to bring any sleeping bag).

Chiang Mai Gate Hotel (Monday 2 July) - Extra night in option. See description above.

Organisation

Luggage and Bag

During the 3-day trip, runners' luggage will be stored at the Chiang Mai Gate Hotel in a safe room. A spare bag (20L) for each runner will be provided by the organisation. It will be picked up in the morning and transported to overnight places.

Mandatory Gear

  • Trail running backpack with water supply (1L min)
  • Energy bars and gels
  • 3 running sets (t-shirt, pant / short, socks)
  • Lightweight windproof jacket
  • Headlight with battery
  • Whistle and space blanket
  • Small plastic bags for dirty clothes
  • Warm underwear for night (long pant and t-shirt)
  • Toilet set: toothbrush and paste, shower gel, microfibre towel
  • Flip flops

Price

All-inclusive price is THB14,500 with a special early bird price of THB13,000 for booking 15-31 March. The optional extra night is an additional THB1,500.

Please book and pay directly at the TMT website from 15 March.

Price includes:

  • All transfers (airport, trails, city return)
  • Welcome drink and dinner on Friday 29 June
  • Accommodation 1 or 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Chiang Mai
  • Accommodation 2 nights in the mountains (resort and village)
  • Comfortable bed, blanket, pillow and sheets provided
  • Spare bags transportation and luggage stored at hotel
  • All meals and drinks, and snacks at stations
  • Running guide for each level group (6-8 runners)
  • National Park fees and insurance
  • Team for organisation, safety and repatriation
  • Washing clothes everyday after running

Note price exclused airfares, personal food and drinks, and alcoholic beverages. 

Flights

We recommend the following flights from Hong Kong:

Hong Kong Express

29 June - Hong Kong to Chiang Mai on UO753 1645->18:50
2 July - Chiang Mai to Hong Kong on UO754 1935->2320

Note the return flight on 3 July is currently free as a Promo fare.


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