Join the Hutong Races

The next Hutong Races takes place Sunday 7th July, starting ShiChaHai Station 2 pm. Sherpa’s is now the major sponsor for the next game, offering 1000RMB in prizes.


What are the Hutong Races? It’s a chance to explore Beijing like you’ve never done before. In teams of two, three or four, discover the narrow alleys, hidden corners and small hutong shops in the heart of Beijing.


This latest adventure will have you rushing about the mysterious hutongs around the beautiful Jade Canal. Each leg of the race has four questions and a unique challenge: Remote Control boat racing on the river. Devouring a crazy new dessert. Learning to make fermented kombucha. Discovering hidden imperial architecture. Visiting the PingyaoTheatre and be blessed at the Fire God Temple.

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The game is ingenious but simple. Choose one of ten hutongs with your mobile phone. Start the clock and race through as quickly as you can, answering historic questions and taking a pic of your team completing the challenge. Then stop the clock. The winner is the fastest over seven hutongs.


Entry is just 50 RMB plus everyone who joins Sherpa’s during the race gets a 50 RMB voucher, so everyone wins! The prize ceremony is at 4 corners in Houhai for a well-earned cold beer, Vietnamese delicacies and Canadian fries.


So see you at the start: ShichahaiStation (line 8) exit A1, near ICBC, Sunday 7 July at 14:00 🙂