In 277 B.C., the poet Cyu Yuan threw himself into the Miluo river and drowned. The common people rowed up and down, throwing rice wrapped in leaves into the river to stop the shrimps eating his body. This is the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival traditionally held on 5th day of the 5th month.
So we’re celebrating it on the 1st day of the 6th month. And there won’t be any Dragons. Nor any Boats. But there may be rice wrapped in leaves. And there is a trail through ancient hutongs and parks with more beer stops than a dragon has tails. And the next day is a holiday to help you recover.
Breakfast Included, Lost in Marks & Spencer
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Sunday, June 1
Meet at 13:30. Run starts at 14:00 SHARP.
Jian Heng Restaurant, 1 DaHua Lu (near or south of Beijing Hospital “emergency” sign), Tel: 6513 2266
ChongWenMen station (Line 2 or Line 5). Use Exit A (exit is on Line 5 side). Follow “B” hash signs to bash restaurant. Or, go north on ChongWenMenNei DaJie for 20m. At the first street turn left onto DongJiaoMinXiang for 140m. Turn north onto DaHua Lu for 90m, restaurant on your left.
30 RMBs run/walk, and circle; 80 RMBs run/walk, circle, and dinner. (A bit more $ for cultural experience!)
About 20% of the time we will be through not dog-friendly areas . You can go round or hang out in nearby park during that time.