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Talent-themed half marathon held in Shaoxing

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: March 28, 2023 L M S

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A runner reaches the finish line at the Shangyu Sports Center in Shaoxing on March 26. [Photo/Yu Jiang for Zhejiang Daily]

The 7th Shaoxing Shangyu Cao'e River Half Marathon was held at the Shangyu Sports Center in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, on March 26.

This year's race attracted 12,085 runners, of which 8,042 participated in the half marathon.

Runners included scholars and researchers from universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Hokkaido University in Japan, and Michigan State University in the United States.

Organizers said they hope the marathon will attract more talent to the city.

The course took runners to the picturesque east bank of the Cao'e River, Shangyu's downtown area and the E-Youth Town on the west bank of the river.