Run For Fun in Shanghai
The 2019 Vanke Run For Fun was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center on Thursday, featuring 5,500 runners representing 170 enterprises from Shanghai and neighboring Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces.
The untimed running event aims at promoting a healthy lifestyle among local residents. According to the organizer, participants of this year’s event were aged between 19 and 60, who completed the 4.5-kilometer route around the landmark convention center in Qingpu District.
To promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle, the organizer did not offer disposable cups this year. Runners were required to bring their own bottles or cups which can be refilled at water stations along the route.
Event ambassador and former table tennis Olympic champion Wang Liqin attended the opening ceremony.
Vanke Run For Fun has held more than 380 races in over 60 cities around the country since its establishment in 2013. About 800,000 people from 20,000 enterprises, 40,000 families and 50 schools have been involved.
This year's race in Shanghai also serves as part of the 2019 Shanghai Amateur Games.