Kunming holds City Orienteering Challenge to encourage healthy lifestyle
KUNMING, China, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Around 1,000 people participated in the 2021 Kunming City Orienteering Challenge in the capital city of China's Southwest Yunnan province on the first day of year 2021 to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
City Orienteering Challenge encourages participants to take part in outdoor exercise. It is a popular urban activity to promote a team spirit during the event.
About 1,000 residents divided into groups of five took part in this year's event. Each team needed to run across Kunming's four districts along five routes and complete a number of difficult tasks by walking, running or taking public transport.
The challenge also set a fun route for family participants. "It was very exciting. The City Orienteering Challenge turns Kunming into a big playground, my four-year-old son enjoyed it," a participant name Luo Xiaowen said.
"Due to COVID-19, my son has been short of exercise for a long time. It is good to get back to a healthy lifestyle on the first day of the new year," she added.
This year's challenge was the fifth edition of the event. Enditem