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Cross-country challenge to be held in Xifeng county

enguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2019-03-29 Print

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A cross-country race will be held in Xifeng county, Guiyang on March 30. [Photo/www.gog.cn]

The 2019 "Running Guizhou" Cross-country Race and the 4th Xiwang Mountain International Cross-country Challenge will be held in Xifeng county, Guiyang on March 30. More than 1,500 athletes from the provinces of Guangxi, Yunnan, Heilongjiang, Hubei, and Guizhou will participate in the challenge, according to the Sport Administration of Guizhou Province on March 26.

The design of the cross-country course makes full use of the unique topography, beautiful landscape, and ancient sites of Xiwang Mountain. Athletes are able to enjoy natural rural scenery when running across fields, villages, mountains, canyons, and forests.

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An athlete runs during a cross-country race. [Photo/www.gog.cn]

According to the organizing committee, the 4th Xiwang Mountain International Cross-country Challenge is comprised of four groups in different lengths and heights, more difficult than previous events. In addition, six supply stations will be set up to provide athletes with energy drinks and fruit, as well as medical and rescue services. Outdoor enthusiasts can also watch alive broadcast of the race through the network.

Held three to five times a year, the "Running Guizhou" Cross-country Race is a self-owned IP event created by the Sport Administration of Guizhou Province. The event is the top cross-country race in Guizhou and the biggest one in southwest China. The event is certified by the ITRA (International Trail Running Association). Athletes who participated in the most difficult group can get three ITRA points.

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The cross-country course of the event. [Photo/www.gog.cn]

A seminar on cross-country racing will be held during the event. Cross-country professionals will gather in Xifeng county to discuss the future development of cross-country racing, the effective utilization of resources in the central and western regions, as well as the promotion of the quality and influence of the event.

Zhao Yandi contributed to this story

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