15,000 Marathon Runners Run in Heyuan China

2016 Heyuan Evergreen Lake International Marathon
2016 Heyuan Evergreen Lake International Marathon

The starting gun of 2016 Heyuan Evergreen Lake International Marathon was sounded on the morning of Sunday, December 25.

According to Heyuan Municipal Publicity Bureau, 15,000 runners at home and abroad showed their image of healthy China and green Heyuan to the world in the urban arteries with green hills and rivers around.

The vice mayor of Heyuan city, Zhu Weiwei, said this is the first international marathon event held in Heyuan.

Besides, it is a mass sports activity with the highest standard and the largest number of participants so far, which has been actively responded by the runners both at home and abroad.

As a medium-sized city of Guangdong province in southern China, Heyuan is adjacent to the Pearl River Delta, which is an economically active region in China, and it is a 2-hour drive from Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

The vice mayor Zhu Weiwei said Heyuan International Marathon Competition shows Heyuan’s new energy and creativity.

Moreover, according to Zhu Weiwei, it shows the unique advantages and conditions of developing well-being oriented industry and boosts Heyuan into a livable city with drunken beauty, entrepreneurship, leisure travel, happiness, and infinite charm.

Photo courtesy: Heyuan Municipal Publicity Bureau

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