2018 Sanya Haitang Bay Beach Marathon to kick off Jan. 1st
The 2018 Sanya Haitang Bay “Gezhouba Dam • Haitang Fu Bay Cup” Beach Marathon is to be held on January 1st (Monday), the first day of the 2018 New Year, in Sanya’s Haitang Bay.
2018 Haitang Bay Beach Marathon
Time and date: Kick off at 9:00 a.m. on January 1st, 2018 (Monday)
Venue: Haitang Plaza, Haitang District, Sanya 三亚市海棠区海棠广场
Tel: +86-898-8869 6601
How to get there: Take bus route 33, 35, or Haitang Line 1 and get off at the haitang wan guang chang (海棠湾广场) stop.
The race, now in its second edition, will feature 2,500 runners in two disciplines – 1,000 in the 10-kilometer race and 1,500 in the 3-kilometer mini race.
Runners can register at the event’s official website at www.haitangbaymls.com before December 13th, 2017. The entry fee for the 10 km race is RMB 50. Registration for the 3 km mini run costs RMB 30.
To encourage more runners to participate in the event, the top 20 finishers in the men’s 10 km race and the top 10 in the women’s 10 km race will each receive prize money ranging from RMB 500 to RMB 10,000, organizers said.
The marathon is open to runners aged 18 or above only. The organizing committee welcomes visitors to watch the event on race day.
The routes for the beach marathon will be loop lines.
Challenge Group (10 km)
Haitang Plaza – turnaround point (5 km) – Haitang Plaza
MINI Group (3 km)
Haitang Plaza – turnaround point (1.5 km) – Haitang Plaza