The 2019 Suzhou Taihu Marathon is set to take place on Nov 17 in Suzhou New District, Jiangsu province, according to a press conference held in the district.
Officials said the competition's online registration http://www.runsuzhou.com opened on Aug 16 and will stay open until Oct 17.
According to the press conference, held on Sept 5, the total number of participants this year will be 30,000, 8,000 of whom will run in the full marathon, 12,000 in the half marathon and 10,000 will compete in the mini marathon.
To date, 14,950 runners have signed up for the event.
The Taihu marathon includes a full marathon, a half marathon and a mini marathon covering the distances of 42.195 kilometers, 21.0975 km and 5 km respectively.
In addition, the event will include a team competition exclusively for running clubs.
To satisfy the request of numerous runners, the organizing committee launched permanent entry slots for the event this year. Participants with official scores for any three Suzhou Taihu Marathons from 2015 to 2018 are able to apply.
Three traveling routes, featuring hot spring, Su embroidery and beautiful landscape, were also introduced at the press conference to help runners get to know about ancient Suzhou and Suzhou New District.
The 2019 Suzhou Taihu Marathon is set to take place on Nov 17 in Suzhou New District, Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]