Traffic Controls to be Imposed Based on Race Progress
The city traffic police will be imposing several traffic controls from 6 am until 2 pm at Dapeng New Area by shifting road blockages which will be based on the progress of the New Year’s marathon. there were fifteen hundred runners have signed to participate for the full 42 kilometer marathon that will start 8 am along the coast of Dapeng Peninsula, one of the beautiful coastlines in China.
The New Year marathon will start at Dapeng Square on Zhongshan Road and will be following a circular route which passes several historic sites and tourist attractions such as Yangmeikeng, Longsheer Yacht Club and Dapeng Fortress. The marathon is a major sporting event in Dapeng that is held after the China Cup International Regatta. Race organizers will be arranging bus services for runners at the north gate of the Shenzhen University in Nanshan and at the Shenzhen Sports Stadium in Futian.
Winners and race runner ups in the men and women’s groups are eligible to participate in the Boston Marathon in 2014. Cash prizes of 3,000 yuan will be rewarded to the winners and 2,500 yuan goes to the runner up, second runner ups will get 2,000 yuan and racers finishing fourth to eighth place get 1,000 yuan. Race organizers hopes that race participants and their family members enjoys the fresh air and local customs at Dapeng on the event. Dapeng New Area is also expecting that the marathon will be promoting ecological tourism further and will help stimulate the local economy.