2019 GKF Open for registration!

Nordic Ways is pleased to announce that the 11th edition of the beloved Genghis Khan Festival in Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia, is now open for registration. The 3-day event will take place from 9 to 11 August after a hiatus of three years and still feature the same sporting competitions along with cultural and culinary activities.

Sports-wise, the event consists as usual of the 3-day Genghis Khan MTB Adventure and the single day Grassland Marathon and Half Marathon. Those who do both long distance MTB and the full marathon can also compete for the crown of King of the Grasslands.

Important to note is – and many who have joined us before will appreciate this surely – that the race courses are being changed for the 2019 edition. Our technical team is currently working hard with the race director to design the new courses in the grasslands of Xiwuqi. For mountain-bikers, the total race distance is still envisaged to be around 200 km. King of the Grasslands participants should take into account that Sunday’s last stage of the MTB is the longest and need to arrange their travel accordingly. The bus from Xiwuqi to Beijing leaves at 4 pm, which may be too tight for some. Better to stay an extra night in Xiwuqi or consider the evening flight out.

All details on the race courses will become available in the next couple of weeks. Logistical info is already available.

You can sign up online here