Historical Run: From City to City within Your City

Moving ignites your brain. When we try to understand something the physicality of it should not be ignored. That is why Beijing Postcards has developed a historical run. The idea is to follow a themed trail through the city, passing historical reference points along the way, connecting the dots with our feet.

Our premiere run is called “From City to City within Your City”. We will trace the cities of the of the old capital passing remnants of: The Inner City, The Outer City, The Mongolian City, The Legation Quarter, The Imperial City, The Forbidden City, and much more. We will start out at the Old Observatory next to Jianguomen and end in Yangmeizhu xiejie 97 where the Beijing Postcards Public History Space is located.

At Jianguomen we will start off with an introduction to the trail. During the run we will stop three times for a few condensed introductions to the areas we will be covering. When we finally arrive at the Public History Space you will be able to trace the route you have completed on multiple historical maps from our collection.

To participate in this run you will have to be able to run 9 kilometers in an hour. Including the stops, everyone should be able to finish the course within 1 hour and 45 minutes. We will have two groups running at different paces. One group running around 10 kms an hour and one running 12 km an hour. This is a historical run, but not a race with time!

Registration: please click here

Event Properties

Event date: 09-21-2019 10:00 AM
Event End Date: 09-21-2019 12:00 PM
Capacity 30
Individual Price ¥120.00
Location Jianguomen Subway Station, Exit C