Wuxi marathon to start with highlights
2018-03-20 11:37:00

The 2018 Beverly Wuxi Marathon is to kick off on Mar. 25, with an estimated 30,000 runners to participate in three categories.

A number of highlights were announced at a news conference about the event in Wuxi on Mar. 19.

Initiated in 2014, Wuxi Marathon has been rated as “golden race” event by Chinese Athletic Association for three consecutive years. Along the unique route of Wuxi Marathon, runners would enjoy the city’s spring in the cherry blossoms of Yuantouzhu Scenic Area, and experience the charm of a modern city in Taihu New City.

According to organizers of the event, 30,000 runners from 52 countries and regions around the world are to run in Wuxi Marathon, among whom male runners account for 75% and female 25%. The number of foreign runners has seen a rise from 200 to nearly 1,000 this year.

A number of measures are taken to ensure a safe event, as a security team and medical staff will be standing by in case of any emergency.

The first Wuxi Marathon in Apr. 13, 2014. [Photo/VCG]

Besides, a volunteer team will provide professional service under the training of Yamamoto Etsuko, director of the volunteer center of Tokyo Marathon.

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Source:jschina.com.cn Editor:Amanda