Out away on the edges of Beijing’s lies the lonely Huairou Hongluo Temple. Surrounded by beautiful streams and plenty of greenery, it is an idyllic place to explore and attempt to find inner peace and happiness. A top a lonely mountain is a pavilion with the two boards showing: 北望群山，南见弥勒”, which means “Look over the mountains to the north, and see Maitreya (happiness) to the south.”
At the beginning of 2019, you may have set some resolutions and you’ll definitely find some challenges. However, the Boxer Run can help you along in your search of happiness. Come join your amazing and experience hares Finger My Dough, Cock Chain, and Red Snatcher for the inaugural Box Run of 2019 on Saturday, January 19th and you’ll get to escape the confines of Beijing life and explore the serenity of Huairou Hongluo Temple.
Let Boxer Run be your first New Year’s resolution. Start off the year with a fun and slightly challenging Boxer Run with plenty of beer to encourage and fill you at the end and you’ll have success throughout the New Year!
Finger My Dough, Cock Chain, and Red Snatcher
Huairou Hongluo Temple
Saturday, January 19th of 2019
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)