For those of you who claim to experience that ever-elusive “runner’s high”: Organizers announced yesterday that the 2014 Shanghai International Marathon will be held on November 2. Mark your calendars, you fit things.
Along with the full 42.2-kilometer marathon, a 21k half-marathon, 10k “fun run” and 5k “health run” will be held on the same day.
All races will take off from the Chen Yi Square on the Bund, with the full and half-marathons ending at Xuhui district’s Shanghai Stadium.
Those who want to participate can sign up at www.shmarathon.com or by contacting the event’s WeChat account @shanghaimarathon. Anyone seeking to compete in the full or half-marathon should apply from September 15-28, and those entering the 10k and 5k races can sign up from September 17-28.
To accommodate the growing number of foreigners in the marathon, English-speaking staff will be stationed throughout event as well.
To exploit this growth to its fullest, the marathon will charge 60 yuan for Chinese runners and 200 yuan for foreigners in the full marathon, 50 and 150 yuan for the halfie, and 40 and 100 yuan for the weakling runs.
The English-language hotline will open on September 1: 4001962002