(DALIANNEWS)- The 31st Dalian International Marathon will kick off at International Conference Center, Donggang CBD in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, at 7:10 am on May 13, 2018.
The press conference of the 31st Dalian International Marathon is held in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, May 8, 2018.
Themed of “Run in Dalian, the City of Passion”, the event attracted 29,889 athletes from 38 countries and regions in the world as well as 23 provinces, four municipalities and four autonomous regions in China. Among them, there are 429 foreign athletes, 10,886 athletes from other domestic provinces and cities as well as 18,574 local athletes.
The marathon this year has seven categories and fourteen events, including men's and women's individual marathon, marathon group (42.195 km), men's and women's marathon relay (42.195 km), men's wheelchair marathon (42.195 km), men's and women's half marathon (21.0975 km), men's and women's wheelchair half marathon (21.0975 km), men's and women's 10km fitness run and men's and women's mini marathon (4.2 km).
The event will start at 7:10 am on May 13 from Dalian Donggang CBD via Renmin Road (by way of Habour Square, Zhongshan Square, Friendship Square), Zhongshan Road (by way of Hope Square, People's Square, Olympic Square, Peace Square), Huizhan Road, Xinghai Square turning back , Huizhan Road, Zhongshan Road, Wuhui Road, Jiefang Road, Qiqi Street (by way of Nanshan Street), Scenic Street, Chunde Street, Chaoyang Street, Luxun Road (by way of Sanba Square, Erqi Square), Huale Street, Haile Street, Ganglong Street turning back, Zhuhe Street, Gangxing Road, Dongchen Street, Gangpu Road, Gangdong Fifth Street, Binhai Road, Gangdong Street, along Ganglong Road to Gangdong Second Street before turning back, Zhulian Street, Ganglong Road, Renmindong Road, back to the Terminal Point at Dalian International Conference Center, Donggang Business District. The full distance is 42.195km.
route map of the 31st Dalian International Marathon
With a total length of 42.195 kilometers, the full marathon will start and end at Donggang CBD; the half marathon will end at the intersection of Qiqi Street and Wuwu Road; the 10-km marathon will end at the Westside of Xinghai Conference Center (backside of Dalian Modern Museum); the mini marathon will end at MORI Building.
Dalian International Marathon has been held for 30 years since 1987. Compared with previous marathon race, the Organizing Committee has invited 67 foreign high-level players this year mainly from Kenya, Ethiopia, Lithuania, America, Australia and Eritrea.
The marathon route will cover major landmark buildings and ten squares in Dalian this year. The event will set up new facilities such as independent men's and women's locker rooms and cold bathrooms, and also increase the number of public toilets and different types of supplies.