Asian Marathon Comes to DG

The 16th Asian Marathon Championship & Dongguan International Marathon 2017

Hosted every two years, the Asian Marathon Championship is the only intercontinental event in Asia hosted by the Asian Athletics Association. Now, Dongguan is the third city in China to host besides Beijing and Hong Kong. The city will also play host in 2019.

Building on Dongguan’s successful first marathon last year, this upcoming competition is expected to take the event even further with a full marathon, half marathon, mini marathon and happy run carnival. All runs will start, end and cover different locations, with many of Dongguan’s landmark buildings planned are along the way.

“To host a championship is to showcase a city,” said Mr. Lu, one of the organizing committee. “We want to use the event to show the image of Dongguan to more people.”

At least 30,000 people are estimated to participate. The champion of the marathon will also win a nice bonus for the first time in AMC’s history to encourage more participation. CCTV’s Sports Chanel will live broadcast the entire event.

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