On March 20, 2016 China Marathon Annual Meeting was held in Shanghai. On the grand prize-giving ceremony in that evening, 2016 “Ningbo International Marathon Match” was honored two prizes: silver medal event and humanity characteristic event.
Reportedly, this Marathon Annual Meeting is themed with “Marathon Leads to Health China”. The marathon matches and related matched registered at Chinese Athletics Association reached 328, covering 133 cities in 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities expect Tibet. The total number of people in China participating marathon the year round was nearly 2.8 million.
2016 “Ningbo International Marathon Match” was launched in Beilun District; relying on the beautiful landscapes of “international port, ecological district and quality city” in Beilun, as well as those in Chunxiao and Meishan and the influence of international marathon match, great achievements made in recent years in terms of economic and social development were exhibited through this match. In terms of planning of match routes, Beilun highlighted the characteristics of port city; the full marathon and half marathon routes covered the port and terminal area, so that the players could run beside the sea, the container yard and under the gantry crane, feeling the charm of this sea port. Among the marathon matches held countrywide, this was the only one providing routes in the harbor area. The players this time came from 120 cities in 32 provinces and municipalities, totaling over 10,000 persons, including 55 foreign athletes from 44 countries such as Ethiopia, Netherlands and Tanzania. With the theme of “happy running and running ahead”, the event covered four items: full, half, healthy (10km) and mini (4km) running.