Runners, let’s call your friends and family to join an international marathon on October 20, 2019. Xi’an Yango International Marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. and the event consisting of a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 7km race. The event will establish an interactive platform for both professionals and city residents to enhance their physical health and raise awareness of sport across the city.
About Xi’an, China
The capital of China’s western Shaanxi province, Xi’an is an international tourist destination with over 3,000 years of history and world-renowned attractions such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and its ancient City Wall. The city, dubbed “China’s outdoor museum,” was the starting point of the Silk Road, an old network of trade routes established during China’s Han Dynasty that linked the East and the West in commerce.
About Xi’an Yango International Marathon
Co-organised by the China Athletics Association, Shaanxi Provincial Sports Bureau and Xi’an Municipal People’s Government, the Xi’an Yango International Marathon will host 18,000 marathon runners, 8,000 half marathon competitors and 4,000 fun runners. More than 120 thousand competitors from 30 countries, including the U.S, Singapore, Japan, Italy and Canada, have registered, seeing a 50.4 percent year-on-year growth.
It is one of the popular marathons in China as they had welcomed 30,000 runners from 30 countries and regions in 2018. By organising Xi’an Yango International Marathon, it can also introduce the city of Xi’an to visitors and the world, through the exchange of culture and sports.
Now in its third year, the event will entertain its competitors with a combination of historical tourist destinations and modern landscapes. Full marathon runners will start at the Yong Nong Gate, the south gate of the ancient Xi’an City, and will pass views such as the Bell Tower, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Jiaotong University, before reaching the finishing line at Daming Palace National Heritage Park.
The Xi’an Yango International Marathon is also the first to use 5G technology. The event applies intelligent robot guidance, augmented reality (AR) medals, 5G cloud camera and live broadcast solution using virtual reality (VR) through the competition.
The awareness of the sport will be raised further by a series of satellite competitions, including a half marathon around universities, an off-road challenge in Qinling and city running events throughout the year.
What are you waiting for? Let’s start running in China by joining this exciting marathon event.