There are always some rules, aren't there.
Acceptance of our Activity Waiver and Terms and Conditions of Payment is required if you're going to participate in this event.
When you sign up online, you'll need to read our waiver and tick the little box that says you've read and accept it. You'll also need to sign and send back a copy of it.
You'll also receive a copy of our Terms and Conditions of Payment, which covers the cancellation policy.
Please read the brief outline of our participation guidelines and rules below.
The hiking festival is open to anyone in good physical health. If you're not in good physical health or have a health condition that could be exacerbated by hiking – for example, but not limited to, high blood pressure, heart disease or history of heart disease in family – or if you're healthy but haven't exercised in more than a year, you should not participate.
We will ask you to sign a waiver to certify the above, a requirement for participation.
The 10km Hike for Fun event is suitable for children above the age of seven who are used to exercise. Children must be accompanied by adults.
The 24km Challenge is suitable for people over the age of 18 who are used to vigorous physical exercise.
To participate in this event, you will need appropriate clothing and footwear: hiking boots or trail-running shoes; a light backpack to hold water and your snacks for the event; clothing suited to the weather conditions, including warm layers.
Beijing Hikers reserves the right to refuse participation; don't show up unprepared.
This may seem a little bit like a race, but it’s not really a race. Be respectful of others on the trail: if they’re faster than you, please step aside and let them by; if they’re slower than you, a polite ‘Coming through, please’ will do the trick.
You may encounter hazards on the trail, and hiking as an activity contains an inherent risk. Beijing Hikers will accept no liability for any accidents during the event.
Parts of the trail follow the Great Wall, and in some places the ascents and descents are steep and slippery. Care will be required to prevent a fall, particularly on descents. Slow down on steep section.
Parts of the trail are off-track and cross gravelly and rough sections of ground, sometimes ascending and descending. Care will be required to prevent a fall
Parts of the trail go through wild areas, and the trail may narrow. Bushes may obscure where you'll want to place your feet; branches may hang across the trail; and thorny date bushes border sections of the trail.
Parts of the trail go through wild areas, and care must be taken to follow the correct path. We will mark the trail and all forks with trail markers, and you must pay attention to these in order to keep on the trail.
Parts of the trail follow roads, where we may encounter vehicles. Please pay attention to your surroundings, especially when rounding corners.
We can't give a refund for cancellations on or after October 9. We will refund if you contact us before the 9th.
On the 16th we'll check the weather; if the weather is dangerous we will postpone the event to the next week.
If the event is cancelled on the day for reasons beyond our control, there will be no refunds.
Because we are limited with daylight for the event, we will not wait for you if you are running late.
Check in for the event begins 30 minutes before departure; arrive early for a good seat on the bus!
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