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Yangshan Half Marathon to kick off in Wuxi

Updated : 2021-03-18
(wuxinews.com.cn)

The much-anticipated Yangshan Half Marathon, which was suspended last year due to COVID-19, will kick off on March 28 amidst peach blossom season in the beautiful "honey peach town" of Yangshan, Huishan district, Wuxi.

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The Yangshan Half Marathon is set to kick off on March 28 in Yangshan town, Huishan district, Wuxi, according to a news conference held on March 18. [Photo provided to wuxinews.com.cn]

The event, which has been held in Yangshan three times, boasts a rural half marathon authorized by the Chinese Athletic Association to take place in Jiangsu province.

The half marathon spans 21.0975 kilometers and there is also a five-kilometer mini-marathon. Around 5,000 people from Jiangsu province have signed up for the event.

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Routes for the 2021 Yangshan Half Marathon feature picturesque landscapes, offering runners an enjoyable experience. [Photo provided to wuxinews.com.cn]

The routes pass through the core area of the Yangshan Ecological Tourism Resort, traversing some of Yangshan's most picturesque areas and featuring modern agriculture, rustic communities, and Jiangnan-style homestays and buildings.

Runners will pass by five characteristic villages with tranquil pastoral scenery, including one with a pink peach forest.

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The medal for this year's Yangshan Half Marathon features peach blossoms on both sides. [Photo provided to wuxinews.com.cn]

The Yangshan Half Marathon is part of this year's Yangshan Peach Flower Festival. An extravaganza of activities, including a short video competition, a photographic competition, the national college students' tourism sketch festival, and peach flower viewing activities, will be held during the festival.

Yangshan is a famous peach-growing town and a model for high-efficiency agriculture in Wuxi. Its locally produced honey peaches enjoy a reputation as one of the tastiest fruits in East China and bring in a sufficient income for local farmers.

The marathon will help increase Yangshan's profile and contribute to its rural revitalization efforts, said local authorities.

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The marathon routes traverse some of Yangshan's most picturesque areas. [Photo/WeChat account: news-wuxixinwen]

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