Some 35,000 participants are expected to turn up for the Shanghai International Marathon this Sunday, 8 November 2015. This year, the international event in Shanghai, China is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
All categories – Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Run and 5.5 km Mini Marathon – will kick off at Bund Bull next to Huangpu River. Runners will pass by many of the city’s key landmarks including the Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Museum and Jing’an Temple.
Mini marathon runners will finish at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre while 10 km runners will finish in Fu Xing Park. Half and full marathoners will continue through the city and back to the river side, where the iconic Nan Pu Bridge and Lu Pu Bridge are.
The Long Hua Temple signals the ending phase of the half and full marathons, which will finish in Cauldron Square of Shanghai Stadium.
The top 8 male and female full and half marathoners stand to win attractive cash prizes.
For more information, visit the official website for the Shanghai International Marathon.
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