Sunday December 8th, 2019
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon
Hosted by Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) and the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government, organized by Administration of Sports of Guangzhou Municipality, Yuexiu District People's Government, Haizhu District People's Government, Liwan District People's Government, Tianhe District People's Government, Guangzhou Sports Competitions Center and Guangzhou Athletic Association, Guangzhou Marathon is an annual international sports event in Guangzhou. Approved by General Administration of Sport of China, Guangdong Province People's Government and Guangzhou Municipal People's Government, Guangzhou Marathon is a high level marathon event recorded by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and CAA calendar. Guangzhou Marathon was launched in 2012 and certified by CAA as the A level event. From 2014 to 2017,Guangzhou Marathon was recognized as the CAA Gold Medal Race for fourconsecutive years. The year of 2018has seen this event was upgraded as IAAF GoldLabel Road Race after it was awarded as IAAF Bronzeand SilverLabel Road Racesuccessivelyin 2016and 2017.
Themed as “Renowned City, Harmony and Health”, Guangzhou Marathon combines the charm of competition and the idea of national fitness. It becomes a glamorous city name card, helping to promote Guangzhou Asian Games spirit and to develop national fitness, proposing a healthy lifestyle, enhancingthe visibility and influence of Guangzhou, and displaying great economic and social achievements of Guangzhou, Guangdong, and China.
The course of Guangzhou Marathon has been set alongside the Pearl River. It excellently showcases the most unique Lingnan culture, the most time-honored scenic spots and the most stylish cultural trend. Every year, marathon fans show great enthusiasm to Guangzhou Marathon and actively take part in it.