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SCO Kunming International Marathon 2018 to be held on Dec. 2nd

One of three activities organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kunming, China's highest-altitude marathon is expected to attract more than 20,000 runners this year. The SCO includes five ‘Stan states, as well as India and Russia, and is widely regarded as the "Alliance of East", due to the growing influence of the Asia-Pacific region. This event is of great significance to Yunnan, as it becomes an important hub on the “One Belt One Road” network. Leaders are also keen to promote the provincial capital’s healthy environment and mild climate, making it an ideal center for sports events of all kinds.

The 2018 SCO Kunming International Marathon is the third running of the event since 2016. In December 2016, 10,000 runners from 26 countries competed. In December 2017, the second marathon attracted 16,000 athletes from 28 countries around the world.

There will be four separate events designed to encourage the participation of runners of all levels.

1. Marathon (42.195 km)

Yunnan Haigeng Convention Center (Starting point) →Guanjing Road→ West Hongta Road→ East Hongta Road → East Lake Ring Road → West Dianchi Huizhan Road →Wujiaba Road → East Dianchi Huizhan Road → Changhong Road → East Lake Ring Road → Xiaojiangwei (Turn-back) → East Lake Ring Road → Lakeside Road → Guanjing Road →Yunnan Haigeng Convention Center (Finishing point)

2. Half Marathon (21.0975 km)

Yunnan Haigeng Convention Center (Starting point) →Guanjing Road→ West Hongta Road→ East Hongta Road → East Lake Ring Road → West Dianchi Huizhan Road →Wujiaba Road Crossing (Turn-back) →West Dianchi Huizhan Road →East Lake Ring Road →East Hongta Road →West Hongta Road→ Guanjing Road →Yunnan Haigeng Convention Center (Finishing point)

3. Public Health Running (7km)

Yunnan Haigeng Convention Center (Starting point) →Guanjing Road→ West Hongta Road→ East Hongta Road → East Lake Ring Road → Qianxing Road Crossing (Finishing point)

4. SCO Family Running (2.018 km)

Yunnan Haigeng Convention Center (Starting point) →Guanjing Road→ West Hongta Road→ Dianchi Road Crossing (Finishing point)

 

Contestants will be issued with official outfits including a sun hat and tracksuit. The medals have designed by the celebrated Hong Kong graphic designer Han Binghua. The organizing committee will distribute the contest equipment from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 29 and 30, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on December 1 at Tuodong Indoor Stadium. More details will be released on the Offical Wechat Account of the SCO Marathon.

Registration: www.sco-marathon.com