Participants for the Run for Love marathon to reach 3,000
3,000 people including 32 expats from 13 countries registered for the Run for Love charity marathon on December 19 in Yantian District. This year the marathon will have three times the number of runners since last year when the first marathon was held and hosted by the Shenzhen Mountaineering and Outdoor Activities Association.
The Run for Love Marathon will be held in different location one in Yantian and the other in Futian District. Deadline for registration for the Yantian marathon is on December 9. Futian registration deadline is on December 28 and marathon will be on January 2. The organizers canceled the age limit in hopes to encourage more people to join the 10 km marathon and meet its demand. Healthy seniors and children can participate as long as adults run with them since participants to finish the marathon in 2 hours ans 30 minutes.
The Futian mountain race is divided into 10-km and 23-km distances and marathon is conducted with the help of the Shenzhen Summer Universiade Executive Office and will be considered as the first competition of the upcoming Shenzhen Universiade. Donations will be based on 1 yuan per kilometer run by every participant in the marathon. Proceeds will be used for the education project that provides outdoor activities, excursions and cultural opportunities for people aged 14 to 25.