5,000 fitness enthusiasts gathered in China National Fitness Walking (Running) Competition.

The national first stop of the 4th "Sports City, Poetry and Wine Shooting Flood" 2024 China National Fitness Walking (Running) Competition (Sichuan Shehong Station) started in Shehong, Sichuan a few days ago. More than 5,000 fitness enthusiasts from all over the country feel the fun of walking in the spring breeze and release healthy vitality in the warm sun.

There are 7 supply stations along the track and a fixed medical station every 2.5 kilometers. There are 36 referees, 27 medical staff, 460 volunteers, 21 official photographers, 16 official speeders and 22 first-aid runners to provide thoughtful services for the athletes. During the Games, the second Sichuan-Chongqing Sports Tourism Carnival was held, which promoted the deepening of exchanges and cooperation between linked cities by setting up linked city exhibition areas, gave full play to the advantages of the "sports+"integration model, promoted sports, culture, tourism and economic exchanges between cities, and made sports events a strong "new impetus" for urban development.

Ten linked cities also sent teams to participate in the competition, punching cards and shooting floods with their feet to feel the vitality of the hometown of poetry and wine. It is worth mentioning that this event also has an exclusive exhibition area for linked cities. In the exhibition area, you can browse the city’s cultural customs, appreciate the city’s cultural characteristics, and purchase the city’s cultural and creative products. Games not only serve as a sports exhibition platform, but also integrate with cultural tourism, forming a unique attraction of "Games+"and "Sports+".

The tournament was hosted by the Social Sports Guidance Center of the State Sports General Administration, and was undertaken by Sichuan Social Sports Guidance Center, Chongqing Social Sports Guidance Center, Shehong Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and Shehong Municipal People’s Government. (From March 20th, China Sports Daily, 07 edition)

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