On October 20th 73 years ago Communist forces end their Long March at Yan’an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence. A truly watershed moment. For those that fucked off and didn’t partake in the similar patriotic fervor of National Week, have no fear you will continue to miss out on this glorious Boxer Hash to stunning Longqing Gorge.
Get your lazy asses out of bed and enjoy a frolic through the mountains of northwest Beijing and see sights that include dragons, trees, rocks, a something that may slightly resemble another patriotic endeavor – the mighty Three Gorges Dam. Don’t forget there will be plenty of beer for all and tasty food to follow. Be there or be square!
Limp Fish Dick, Shanghai Man, Mussels from Brussels
Longqing Gorge (龙庆峡）
Saturday, October 20th
Meet at 10 a.m. Departure at 10:30 a.m. sharp-ish
200 RMB will get you a boxer trail, snacks, circle, bottomless drinks, and a bash! Note that the price is going UP!
You can get breakfast at XL and a Bloody Mary, so bring extra cash for brekkie and any drinks at XL Bar after the run.
What to Bring:
Bring your own water bottle because the boxer doesn’t supply plastic water bottles! We will bring a big water for you to refill.
Your cell phone. Sunscreen. Running shoes. A sense of adventure. A sense of direction. A sense of humor.
XL Bar 1-022 Shoukai Bojun Nanqu, Xindong Lu (新东路首开铂郡南区1-022).
It’s on Xindong Lu in the complex just north of Heaven and south of Lily’s American Diner. To find it, try to go to Heaven and then go the other way.
** Important note: the Beijing boxer hash is an off-road running hash going out to the hills around Beijing once a month. We usually aim for the second Saturday of each month, but may vary depending on the hares’ availability, currency exchange fluctuations, the score of the most recent Beijing guo’an game, the bus driver’s mood and other variable factors we have zero control over. We do not adjust for weather conditions (bring a towel, you won’t drown) nor pollution levels (they’re lower out in the mountains anyway). It’s ok to walk but not to lallygag. Keep moving … we’re a running hash. Heart attacks are not permitted. As we are out on mountain trails, it’s easy to get lost. If you’re too stupid to bring a phone with you (lim&s, looking at you!) And you get lost. We won’t ph*cking care, nor will we ph*cing pin you either. We may or may not send a search party looking for you. If we do, chances are it will consist primarily of rabid dogs and hungry wolves. That being said, we are glad to have you join us and hope you enjoy a great day! (by the way, no you won’t be back for your important dinner date bring them along instead)