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Intro (Yumen)


Intro (Yumen)


9th September 2017

Devil’s Ridge offers an extreme endurance challenge in the southernmost region of the Gobi Desert. This hidden gem offers a spectacular diversity of colours, vast plateaus and mountains. 60 and 30km options are available.

Devil's Ridge will take runners through stunning sand canyons, past an inactive volcano, straight towards the high snow-capped peaks in the distance. Comparatively moderate elevation gain is more than made up for by the relentless desert heat, continuous exposure to elements, and technical trail sections. All runnable, not all easy. Pure desert grit.


Date: 9th September, 2017

Distance: 30km

Total Elevation Gain: 781m

Minimum Elevation: 1740m

Maximum Elevation: 1964m


Date: 9th September, 2017

Total Distance: 60km

Total Elevation Gain: 2154m

Minimum Elevation: 1757m

Maximum Elevation: 3246m


Devil's Ridge 30km Elevation Profile (click to enlarge)


Devil's Ridge 60km Elevation Profile (click to enlarge)


China Mountain Trails

China Mountain Trails

Entry Fee & Refund Policy

Devil's Ridge (30km) – HKD620

Devil's Ridge (60km) – HKD860

Although we do not refund race entries under any circumstances, all entries are fully transferable up to 10 days before race start. Email info@cnmtntrails.com and cc the runner you wish to transfer your registration to. Maximum one transfer per entry is permitted. Email info@cnmtntrails.com and cc the runner you wish to transfer your registration to. Maximum one transfer per entry is permitted. This applies to both category and runner changes. Please note an admin fee of $100 (HKD) will be applied.

*The final decision rests with the race director.  

Travel & Accommodation

Participants will generally fly into Jiayuguan Airport (Gansu Province, China) and bus/bullet train to Yumen. The airport is served by various carriers from Beijing, Xi’an and Lanzhou airports. These airports in turn connect to many hubs in the U.S. (NY, LA, San Francisco), Europe (London, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Helsinki), and Asia (KL, Seoul, Bangkok, Taipei, HK, Tokyo, Singapore) etc. Each airport is about an hour and a half drive from Yumen City, the race base.



Yumen offers many accommodation options from hostels through to 5 star hotels, and runners are free to choose any accommodation they want prior to the eve of the event.

We offer help in arranging accommodation in the numerous Tibetan guesthouses and hostels located in town. Please contact us directly at info@cnmtntrails.com for assistance.


Our staff is well versed in equipment suitable to get you through the challenges you will countenance.If you have any questions on any of the below mentioned items, please contact us at info@cnmtntrails.com or send us a message on Facebook.
NOTE: Your race bib must be worn at all times – this applies to all categories.


The race takes runners through very forbidding environments, with longer stretches away from car-accessible points. While checkpoints are evenly placed to provide a maximum of coverage, the below equipment equipment is mandatory to ensure every participant’s safety:


Running pack
Capacity to carry 1.5L of water
Lightweight wind jacket
500kcal Nutrition (gels, bars, etc.)
Emergency Blanket