In a fast-paced and stressful society, what is healthier than running with friends? “Weima” (a micro marathon) has become popular throughout Dongguan. Established by 18 Shenzhen running enthusiasts on an online forum in July 2014, the club has expanded to Dongguan and other cities. On April 24, Dongguan’s first community Weima took place – the Century Villa Team. Over 500 runners from the community wore the same orange Weima T-shirt, attended a flag handover ceremony and had their first official run around the Century Villa garden.
Over the last two years, Weima Dongguan has established dozens of running groups based in Songshan Lake, Tongsha Reservoir, Dongguan University of Technology, Houjie and other areas, attracting nearly 100,000 members throughout the city. During the Songshan Lake International Marathon at the end of March, about 100 Weima runners participated the event. Weima members are rarely serious runners, instead the idea is to move your body and make friends, but keeping fit is a focus too.