Run for Love marathon to raise money for youth education project
A mountain marathon will be held on December 19 in Yantian District a charity project intended to raise money for a youth education project the city’s civil affairs bureau. A basis of 1 yuan per kilometer will be collected from every participant for the Run For Love 2010 Shenzhen Mountain Marathon.
The marathon is organized by the Yantian District Sports Administration and is the second year the event has been done. Shenzhen Mountaineering and Outdoor Sports Association said that more than 1,000 people so far applied to participate in the 21 km and 10 km distances to encourage broader participation. Souvenirs and medals will be awarded to runners instead of cash prizes. The Shenzhen Charity Association will also be inviting a number of celebrities to run and auction souvenirs with their signatures to help raise more money.
All proceeds will be used to fuel an education program that will provide outdoor activities, and cultural exchange opportunities for young people. The Run For Love is the first of its kind in China. One of its highlights is to launched and promote charity among the public people in Shenzhen. 200,000 yuan was raised in last year charity run with the help of One Foundation led by actor Jet Li.