2017 Guangzhou Marathon is sold out.
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Guangzhou, an excellent port on the Pearl River
Guangzhou, a prosperous metropolis full of vigor, is the capital city of Guangdong Province located along the south coastline of China.
Being an excellent port on the Pearl River navigable to the South China Sea, and with fast accessibility to Hong Kong and Macau, the city serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center in Guangdong area.
Being the first cities benefited from the Reform and Opening Up policy since 1978, the city acts as the pioneer of the economic development of the country, with numerous enterprises, which offer many job opportunities and make the city a heavily populated area.
Guangzhou is especially prosperous in commerce, tourism, dining, finance and real estate. For travelers, the city shows much attraction through its famous sights such as the Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park, Pearl River and White Cloud Mountain.
Guangzhou Marathon Information
- Certificated: CAA Gold medal
- Scale of competition: 30000
- Age limit: ≥20 for the marathon; ≥18 for the half marathon.
- Average Temperature: 12℃~21℃ (53.6℉~69.8℉).
Race date and location
- Race date: Sunday, December 10, 2017.
- Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong.
- Half Marathon
- Start Time: 8:00a.m. December 10, 2017.
- Start point: Huacheng Square
- Route type: Point to point, and the terrain is very flat, there is no substantial slope, it's a good route to enjoy the beautiful view while running.
- Cut-off time: 6 hours
- Overseas platform by Runbuk
- Marathon: $50
- Half marathon: $50
The Pearl River in Guangzhou has a length of more than 2,000 kilometers (about 1243 miles) and is the third longest river in China. It is composed of four separate river systems: the Xi River (originating from the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau), the Liuxi River (originating from Conghua City in Guangdong Province), the Bei River, and the Dong River (both originating from Jiangxi Province). These four rivers join up in Guangzhou, flow for about 70 kilometers, and then pour into the South Sea. The section flowing through Guangzhou City is the 'Pearl River' that most people are familiar with. In ancient times, it was called 'The Pearl Sea' for its 2000 meters-wide (about 2187 yards) channel. Later, the channel gradually shrunk, and now it is only 180 meters wide (about 197 yards). Its name is said to derive from a huge boulder in the river bed. This rock, with the name of 'Sea Pearl', is so round and smooth that it looks like a large, shining pearl.
Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family
Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is also called Chen Clan Academy or Chen's Lineage Hall which was a place in Guangzhou both for offering up sacrifices to ancestors and for study. Now it serves as Guangdong Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts to show the most characteristic Guangdong architecture. The Chen Clan Ancestral Temple in Guangzhou City, the Ancestors' Temple in Foshan City, the former Residence of Sun Yat-sen in Zhongshan City and the Opium War Memorial Hall in Dongguan City are regarded as the four major cultural tourist sites in Guangdong Province.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, situated on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill in Guangzhou, was constructed between 1929 and 1931, a monument to Dr Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution, by the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese.
Yuexiu Park is the largest park in downtown Guangzhou. Covering an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres), it is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain; hence the name.
It is a perfect combination of cultural relics and ecological tourism, reputed for its pretty water and hills as well as cultural relics. The main places of interest include the stone sculpture of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and Square Cannon Site.
Shuang Pi Nai
Nanxin Shuang Pi Nai is the specialty of Nanxin Milk Store on the Xia Jiu Lu. Simmered milk has a frozen cover made of the mixture of egg white and milk, Hence the name Double-Skin Milk. When finished, this food appears to be pure white and semisolid. It tastes soft and sweet. And most importantly, it has much nutritional value, good for your health.
Jidi Zhou served in the Wuzhan Ji Restaurant is the most famous of all. It has been a noted snack bar since the early 1900s.
Go to Shangxia Jiu Lu, Xihua Lu and Renmin Lu. You will find many eateries that serve Wonton Noodles. Cantonese like to have the delicious Yuntun Miao for breakfast.
This featured snack is popular among local people. It is now a must-serve in nearly all teahouses and night markets.
Being afraid of suffering from excessive internal heat, Cantonese love to have Guiling Gao. That is a kind of brown jelly that holds the shape of the vessel. It is said the Guiling Gao can clear internal heat. The bitterer, the better.
* We take care of vegetarians too!
Surrounded by breathtaking landscape, Victory Hotel houses 2 buildings including East Building with modern touches and West Building with classic elegance. It features an outdoor pool and rooms with free high-speed internet.
Located on scenic Shamian Island, Guangdong Victory is about 5 km from China Import and Export Fair Liuhua Complex and Guangzhou Train Station. It is 37 km from Baiyun International Airport.
Featuring pleasant neutrals and bright hints of colour, well-appointed rooms offer views of the city or landscaped gardens. They come with a fridge, safe and ironing facilities. Rooms at East Building come with modern decoration, while rooms at West Building come with classic European-style decoration.