2017 Chengdu International Marathon to Kick off
2017 Chengdu International Marathon will kick off in Chengdu Tianfu New Area and southern Hi-Tech Zone on September 23, 2017. During the event, part of the roads in the event area will be temporarily controlled from 7:00 to 15:00 on September 23, 2017. Among them, the main road of Tianfu Avenue (Fucheng Avenue – Guangzhou Road) will be closed to vehicles without tournament pass. Non-motor vehicles and buses can use the auxiliary lane. Surrounding roads including the southern extension of Hongxing Road, Yizhou Avenue and Jiannan Avenue will also be controlled.
The Organizing Committee will arrange special shuttles at the parking lots at the east gate of Sichuan Gymnasium, the ground parking lot of Global Center East Area A, the intersection of Huafu Avenue Section One and Tianfu Avenue, as well as Exit C of Guangdu Metro Station. Participants can take free rides to the marathon's starting point with numbered bands from 5:00 to 6:50 on September 23, 2017.
In addition, the event will adopt a brand new approach to cheer leading. Eight “music stations” highlight Tianfu culture, encompassing the themes of Jinsha culture, the Three Kingdom culture, and pandas.