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Jiading hosts running race to embrace New Year

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2015-01-06

Jiading district of Shanghai organized a big running race at the Shanghai International Circuit and 11 other venues to celebrate the New Year on Jan 1.

The event attracted a total of 23,000 runners, among which 8,000 participants took part in the "Run the Track" activity held in the Shanghai International Circuit.

The prizes provided by FAW-Volkswagen Audi may have further encouraged the attendants. The champion was awarded a free pass to drive an Audi A3 for half a year. The runner-up will be able to take part in the 2015 Athens Classic Marathon in Greece. The third-place winner was presented a special box ticket to watch the 2015 F1 World Championship in China.

According to the organizing committee, the second "Run the Track" will be held on Jan 1, 2016.

Jiading hosts running race to embrace New Year

The activity attracts hundreds of people to attend. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Jiading hosts running race to embrace New Year

Champions at the awarding ceremong [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Jiading hosts running race to embrace New Year

Participants at the Shanghai International Circuit [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

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