The 2018 Xi’an International Marathon will begin in October 20th

2018-09-14 16:52:18 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

The 2018 Xi’an Yango International Marathon will start on October 20th. It’s reported that 30,000 competitors, 10,000 more than last year, will run in the race. The marathon this year will cover a new section in the Xi’an High-tech Industries Development Zone.

The 2018 Xi’an International Marathon is hosted by the Chinese Athletic Association, the Sports Bureau of Shaanxi Province and the Xi’an Municipal Government, and co-organized by the Shaanxi Athletic Association, the Sports Bureau of Xi’an, the Management Committee of Qujiang New District and the Xi’an Tourism Development Commission. As of September 5th, a total of 80,381 competitors from 30 different countries and regions including China, Russia, Britain and France have signed up, nearly double the number of last year. According to the results of the draw, there will be 30,000 runners participating in the competition. 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 people will respectively run in the marathon, half marathon and mini marathon.

The course of the 2018 Xi’an International Marathon has expanded with a new section in Xi’an High-tech Industries Development Zone. It will pass famous scenic spots, universities and business districts such as the Bell Tower, Northwest University, Fengqing Park, Tangyan Road, Dayan Pagoda, Tang Paradise and Daming Palace National Heritage Park. Face recognition technology will be continually used in the competition for registration. The Beidou navigation system will be applied for the first time to provide information inquiry, navigation and other services for the participants. The event will be broadcast live on CCTV Sports Channel (CCTV5).

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