Following the reverb of Ruyi Bell in Jing’an Temple indicating the arrival of the New Year, at 7 am this morning (January 1, 2018), 4,800 runners started their running from Jing’an Park, went eastward along West Nanjing Road High-end Business and Commercial Belt attributed to One Axis and Three Belts of Jing’an District, went across Suzhou River Cross-Strait Culture, Leisure and Entrepreneurship Cluster Belt, and arrived at White Magnolia Plaza of Shanghai Railway Station to finish the 5-kilometer Jing’an New-Year-Welcoming Running Competition on New Year’s Day. The competition includes individual, pair and family groups, enabling more families to bring relatives and friends to embrace the first day of the new year through a carefree running.
4 sports enthusiasts, who took part in the Shanghai Jing’an New-Year-Welcoming Running Competition on New Year’s Day today, gathered in Jing’an Park for warm-up as early as 6 am. Due to the moderate temperature in the morning in Shanghai today, all the people hoped to embrace the first ray of sunshine of the new year in such a healthy way.
The New-Year-Welcoming Running Competition goes through Jing’an Temple, Jing’an Sculpture Park, Suhe Creek and other places, enabling runners to enjoy the new mode and learn about the new landmarks of Jing’an District.
Jing’an District Sports Bureau said that it intended to forge a sports carnival with participation of all citizens themed by “Sports for all, health for all, and happiness for all”.
It was learnt that, in the past 2017, Jing’an District had actively guided and supported all sub-districts and towns to carry out community featured competition events for 323 times in total, with an overall citizen participation number of over 300,000. Meanwhile, Jing’an District had actively held Basketball Elite Audition, Yoga Open Tournament, Chinese Chess Promotion Competition of Intelligence Sport Meeting, Jindi City Open Cup Table Tennis Match and other city-level amateur leagues for 56 times in total.
In 2017 Jing’an District has completed the comprehensive transformation of the Stadium and Fitness Center of Jing’an District, built some practical projects of Jing’an District Government for the year such as 3 fitness footpaths respectively in Baode Road, Sanquan Jiayuan and Lingnan Park, and the community public sports ground on West Tianmu Road. At the same time, 10 educational sports gardens and spots including Yonghe Yayuan were built. Moreover, a pilot project was launched on the two public basketball sports grounds in Jiaotong Park and Dongjiaojing Green Space. The project created the concept of “shared public sports grounds” in the city for the first time through the “Internet + sports” management mode, which effectively boosted the utilization efficiency of public sports grounds and reduced the management and operation costs.