Running in City of Natural Beauty and Cultural Heritage

Authors: Go Chengdu


The largest marathon race in western China!

2017 Chengdu Panda Marathon

The 2017 Chengdu Panda Marathon kicked off on March 19 in Dujiangyan City in northwest Chengdu and attracted about 30,000 runners from across the world. The event, consisting of full marathon, half-way marathon and 8-km fun run, is so far the largest marathon race in western China.

Hundreds of volunteers, dressed up as pandas, served the runners along the courses all the time, providing medical services, handing out food and giving live broadcasting of the races.

Sports Journey

To highlight the cultural and natural heritages of Chengdu and Dujiangyan City, the event had the running courses connecting many tourist spots, including the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Panda Valley and Mt. Qingcheng. Things of Chengdu features, such as the giant panda, performances of Sichuan opera, music and drams performances and ancient costume shows can be found along the way, making the event more exciting and impressive to all participants.

Events to come

Dujiangyan City, with Mount Qingcheng within its region, boasts the title of Double Heritages (the world cultural heritage and the world natural heritage) and is a world famous tourist destination. Many important events are held in the city every year, attracting visitors from near and far.
Events to be held in Dujiangyan City include:
The 2017 China-Dujiangyan Water Releasing Festival, Apr.2-4;
First Herbal Plants Picking Festival of the Dragon Boat Festival, May28-30;
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