❖ 1840s: a port forced open to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the 1st Opium War.
❖ 1850s: The verb "to Shanghai" was born and exists even till today, which means to kidnap unwilling men and forcibly place them on ships where they would be forced into service.
❖ 1930s: the primary financial hub of the Asia-Pacific region.
❖ 1930s and 1940s: as embassies were closing their doors and countries were closing their borders Shanghai had free entry and took in 20,000+ Jewish people.
❖ 1990s: the economic reforms resulted in an intense re-development of the city.
❖ Current population: 24 million (35 million Metropolitan Area). Density: 3,800/sq km (9,900/sq mi)
❖ A global financial center and transport hub with the world's busiest container port.
❖ Shanghai Metro system is the world's largest by route length 588 km (365 mi). 10 million people use the system on an average workday.
❖ Maglev runs at 431 km (268 miles) per hour - the world’s fastest commercial train.
2017 Shanghai Marathon 5-star Package
Arrive at Shanghai. Transportation to the hotel with luggage assistance. Check in hotel and pick up Race Packets from reception desk.Free time for the rest of the day.
Buffet breakfast in hotel. City Tour with lunch: Shanghai Museum, the Bund (where marathon starts), Yu Garden and old town bazaar. Pre-race Dinner and briefing with return transportation.
Yu Garden, one of the Top 4 Gardens in China.
Buffet breakfast in hotel.
Walk / run to the Marathon Start with our representatives.
Enjoy the run!
Our representatives meet you in the finish area, and take you back to the hotel in chartered buses.
Enjoy post-race dinner before take the Huangpu River Cruise and compare the amazing view contrast of Old and New Shanghai. Return transportation is provided.
Enjoy buffet breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to airport or train station for your next stop.
Maglev ride is provided to passengers departing from Pudong Airport (PVG).
Package prices:$699USD per person sharing room
We will arrange another runner of the same gender to share the room with you.
For other options, please click on the prices below:
|Options||5-star package||4-star package|
|RUNNER & NON-RUNNER||$1348||$1048|
If you want to register to 10K run, please click here.
❖ Airport pickup and drop-off service is provided for all runners and travel companions.
❖ Guaranteed entries for runners (Marathon, or 10K).
❖ Race packets are delivered to the hotel.
❖ English-speaking Representatives in the finish area to take runners back to hotels.
❖ 24/7 English-speaking assistance for emergent matters.
❖ Buffet breakfasts, complimentary lunches and dinners, and city tour.
❖ 3 nights in 4 or 5-star hotels of your co
Hotel: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden
|This luxury hotel is rated #47 of 4930 hotels in Shanghai according to TripAdvisor. It is located in city center near the famous Yu Garden, Old Town, the Bund, Xintiandi Shopping Malls, and People’s Square. Distance to Marathon Start is just 1.6km or 1 mile.|