Inspired by the 'Run for Dream' theme of the 5th edition of the event, marathoners eagerly await the day
LANZHOU, China, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of Lanzhou Cup Lanzhou International Marathon 2016 will be held in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China on June 11. About Forty thousand runners will participate in the event.
Lanzhou International Marathon 2015, one of the most influential international events in northwest China, was awarded the Road Race Bronze Label by the IAAF. Moreover, for the fourth year in a row, it earned the title of Golden Medal Event in China.
The event has attracted much attention from marathon runners nationwide.
In addition to the uniform provided to runners, the organizing committee has worked with Qiaodan to provide a customized limited edition sports vest to all full marathon contestants. The vests will be hand-washed, with all loose threads painstakingly removed, before being handed over to the runners. Of note, the Lanzhou Marathon will be the world's first event to pre-wash clothes for marathon runners!
Moreover, Lanzhou International Marathon 2016 has made sure that the features that make the city of Lanzhou unique, captured in a saying that encapsulates those unique qualities, "A river, a bowl of noodles and a book," will be remembered by the participants by placing items that are representative of these qualities into the backpacks that are delivered to each runner who completes the marathon.
At the beginning of the event, the organizing committee recruits environmental protection volunteers to collect any trash left behind the track, and also makes participants and bystanders aware of the importance of environmental protection.
Furthermore, the Lanzhou Marathon plans to continue working with Million Forest on site to carry out a series of public educational activities that raise environmental consciousness among the general public, with an emphasis on the topic of how to best combat desertification. The organizing committee will also donate a tree in support of reforestation for each runner who finishes the course.
Additionally, the organizing committee has made the event available to audiences worldwide through a live webcast since 2014. On the day of the marathon, Weibo will be used to release live images and accompanying text. Furthermore, the "event micro-filming group" for the 2016 event will highlight the marathon's most exciting and newsworthy moments.
SOURCE Organizing Committee of Lanzhou International Marathon