Participants start running at the 2019 G60 Shanghai Sheshan Half Marathon. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]
Registration for the 2023 G60 Shanghai Sheshan Half Marathon opened at 10 am on March 20 and the registration deadline is at 5 pm on March 26.
The event was scheduled to kick off in Shanghai's Songjiang district at 7:30 am on April 22. Race organizers have limited the number of runners to 5,000.
The registration fee is 150 yuan ($21.78) for public participants, 500 yuan for public-welfare participants, and free for elite runners.
The results of the draw for public participants and the review for elite runners will be announced at 4 pm on April 2.
The registration for public welfare quotas opens at 4 pm on April 2, and there is no need to participate in the draw, but the quota is on a first-come first-serve basis.
According to the organizers, the application channels are accessible on the event's official website, public WeChat account and Xempower WeChat mini program.
The event is a professional marathon and elite runners can get a free spot. It requires that the runners have good results in a Class-A marathon or half marathon and times under 2:45:00 in a men's marathon, under1:20:00 in a men's half marathon, under 3:15:00 in a women's marathon, and under 1:30:00 in a women's half marathon.
With a total distance of about 21 kilometers, this year's route starts and ends at Shanghai Happy Valley in the Shanghai Sheshan National Tourist Resort. It passes by major local tourist attractions, including Yuehu Sculpture Park, Sheshan National Forest Park, the Chenshan Botanical Garden, Guangfulin Country Park, Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park and the Songjiang University Town. Runners can experience Songjiang's unique elements and enjoy the resort's beautiful scenery along the course.
According to the organizers, the event will introduce a digital event service platform and provide many practical and smart event information services that cover participation guarantees, a registration system and event management to give runners a good experience.
The technical certification unit for the event is the Chinese Athletic Association. Organizers of the event include the Shanghai Songjiang District People's Government, the Shanghai Songjiang District Sports Bureau, the Shanghai Songjiang District Sports Federation, and Nanjing Xempower Sports Technology.
The 2023 G60 Shanghai Sheshan Half Marathon route. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]
The 2019 G60 Shanghai Sheshan Half Marathon attracts many runners. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]