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2024 Yangquan Niangzi Pass Half Marathon kicks off

Updated: 2024-04-23


An aerial picture of the marathon. [Photo/Yangquan Evening News]

On April 21, the 2024 Yangquan Niangzi Pass Half Marathon started with a gunshot in Pingding county, Yangquan city, North China's Shanxi province. The event attracted over 5,000 runners from across the country.


The crowd cheers on participants along the route. [Photo/Yangquan Evening News]

Themed "Running Freely in Ancient Pingding, Stepping into Beautiful Yangquan," the event featured three categories: half marathon, 10-kilometer run, and a mini run. These categories cater to professional, amateur runners as well as running enthusiasts. The racecourse traversed the entire main urban area of Pingding, offering participants a chance to appreciate its beautiful scenery and unique cultural charm.


A scene captured during the event. [Photo/Yangquan Evening News]

This event aims to further enhance Pingding's reputation as a place that is rich in history. It also promotes the integrated development of the city's sports, tourism, culture, agriculture, and commerce sectors.