Good news for male runners: Chongqing Women’s Half Marathon recruiting “official rabbits”
The press conference for the Chongqing International Women’s Half Marathon 2017 was held on July 19. (File picture)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The Chongqing International Women’s Half Marathon will be held at Nanbin Road on November 5. Except for female runners, male pacemaker “rabbits” will also attract much attention. The organizing committee reported that the Marathon had started to recruit “official rabbits”. Male runners, this is your only chance for you to appear on the track of Chongqing Women’s Half Marathon.
“Rabbits” (the official name of pacemakers), are responsible to lead runners to run according to a steady rhythm and complete the competition within the preset time. More often, there is a number before it, such as “400 rabbit”, which means a “rabbit” that leads runners to finish the full marathon with 4 hours.
Chongqing Women’s Half Marathon will recruit twenty “official rabbits” this time, two more than those in last year. There will be five pairs of “official rabbits” respectively for 10km and half marathon groups and two for each group. Among them, 10km group includes 045 (finishing with 45 minutes), 050 (finishing with 50 minutes), 055 (finishing with 55 minutes), 100 (finishing with 1 hour), 115 (finishing with 1 hour and 15 minutes); half marathon group includes 145 (finishing with 1 hour and 45 minutes), 200 (finishing with 2 hours), 215 (finishing with 2 hours and 15 minutes), 230 (finishing with 2 hours and 30 minutes) and 245 (finishing with 2 hours and 45 minutes).