Today is for runners to sleep in, recover and take it easy. You can shop at Silk Alley, or fill your senses with sights and sounds of Beijing, the street vendors, the crowds, the bicycles or the colorful banners.
A day program is not included so Sunday is a good day to explore Beijing and its markets on your own. Don't forget to take a package of matches or a business card from the hotel, so you can show it to a taxi driver to get back in case you get lost.
However, for people who prefer more planned activities, there is a choice of participating in two optional tours of Beijing and in this way exploring the most famous attractions in Beijing.
Optional Tour 1 - City of Emperors. The tour includes The Tian An Men Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Silk Exhibition Hall and a Peking Duck Lunch.
Optional Tour 2 - City of People. The tour includes The Summer Palace, Pearl Exhibition Hall, Giant Panda, Olympic Village Visit from outside and Lunch.
More details on the optional tours are mentioned in the Excursion Section below.
At 6:30 pm, all participants - runners and non-runners alike - are picked up from the hotel and taken to the banquet prepared to celebrate your triumph run over the Great Wall. Busses will be serving all hotels between 9:30 pm. and 10 pm. For the very fit who do not want to spend this celebratory night in bed, one of Beijing's great nightclubs will be awaiting us with dance music and colorful cocktails until the break of dawn.
Dress code for the evening: No shorts or sandals!
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner are included on this day. Lunch is included with Optional Tours.