2021 Chongqing Dianjiang “Peony” Half Marathon starts
Starting of Dianjiang “Peony” Half Marathon (Photo provided by the sponsor)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Recently, 2021 Chongqing Dianjiang “Peony” Half Marathon was started in Chongqing Dianjiang Nanyang Park, attracting 6,761 runners from all over the country. In this event, there were 2000 runners for 21.0975km half marathon, 2,000 runners for mini marathon public group (including red running group) and 1,000 runners for mini marathon family group. Actually, there were 2,286 applicants for half marathon and 4,475 for mini marathon, totaling 6,761 applicants. Only those who have no travel history to high-risk areas, have no contact with suspected persons and are in good health are allowed to participate in the event.
It is understood that the Organizing Committee of this event has designed a set of marathon fighting equipment with Dianjiang culture characteristics and on the concept of Dianjiang peony flowers for participants. The clothing prototype refers to “the peony flowers of Dianjiang”, with peony magenta as the background. Through the redesign and adjustment of the overall shape of the flowers, the original terrain features are retained. On the basis of the traditional matching colors of peony pink and purple, the similar colors are added to enrich details. Contrast colors and neighboring colors make the design livelier and rich in regional characteristics. Meanwhile, the Organizing Committee also provided free tickets of Kaizhifeng Scenic Area, Peony Cherry Flower World and Huaxia Peony Garden for the half marathon participants. In addition to running, they could also enjoy peony in Dianjiang, taste the Dianjiang delicacies and feely the regional customs of Dianjiang.
Participants gathering at the start (Photo provided by the sponsor)
After several hours of fierce competition, Hong Yue, the first runner in the Men’s Half Marathon, crossed the finish line in 1:06:08 and won the championship and Zhao Hao and Xiao Zuohua took the second and third place respectively; Li Chunxia won the Women’s Half Marathon in 1:17:01 and Zhang Kaiqin and Zhou Lili took the second and third place respectively.
According to the relevant person in charge of the Organizing Committee, there were a total of 609 volunteers, and 40 referees for the Marathon; participants ranged in age from 84 to 2; the prize was 6,000 yuan for the champion of the Half Marathon; the top 20 would be enrolled in the Half Marathon Ranking; and all the participants would be awarded medals, certificates and other souvenirs. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)