Gaoligong by UTMB® is held in Yunnan Province, Tengchong Municipality. This location is yet to be discovered by foreigners as a tourist destination, but it offers some of the best attractions in the whole of China.
Gaoligong Mountain chain, located next to the border with Myanmar, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with primary mountain jungle, extinct volcanoes, great local cuisine and ancient architecture. It also boasts unique World War II history of Chinese and American cooperation – the legendary Flying Tigers, American volunteer pilots were stationed here.
The climate and landscape in the region are similar to the mountains of Northern Thailand and so great tourism potential exists here, yet to be tapped.
The race is done following in collaboration with Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB®), following their standards and organizational and marketing criteria. The first edition, held in 2016, received great reviews from both international runners and UTMB® organizers. Our aim for this race to become the premier and the best organized ultra in China and the whole of Asia.