On the morning of May 19, Jiangsu University Marathon League Southeast University Station and the 117th Anniversary School Run kicked off at Jiulonghu Campus. Zheng Jiamao, Vice Secretary of CPC Committee of Southeast University, Zhang Lili, Director of the Department of Sports Health and Art Education of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, Cheng Yuyang, researcher of the Comprehensive Business Department of Jiangsu Provincial Sports Bureau, and principals of relevant departments attended the opening ceremony.
Vice Secretary Zheng Jiamao addressed the opening ceremony. He said Southeast University has held marathon for anniversary celebration for successive four years. In addition, the Marathon spirit highlighting “self-challenge and exceed extremity” is much more welcomed by teachers and students, and further involved in their daily study and life.
A total of nearly 4,000 people participated in the event with a total length of 6.6 kilometers. In addition to the teachers and students from Southeast University, the event also attracted participants from 59 brother universities, including international students from different countries. The starting point was set at Li Wenzheng Library Square, the iconic building of Jiulonghu Campus. The course was designed around the campus, passing by Jizhong Building, Nanjing Alumni Grove, Handball Field, Meiyuan, etc.. In addition, the customized medals adopted the school logo on the front and the participant’s name engraved thereon, which is of commemorative significance.
It is reported that this event is hosted by Southeast University, Jiangsu Sports Industry Group and Jiangsu Provincial Student Sports Association, and undertaken by Jiangsu Sports Competition Co., Ltd., Southeast University Sports Committee and the University Work Committee of Jiangsu Student Sports Association. In the past four years, a total of over 13,000 participants participated in the marathon. The course of 6.6 kilometers in length was designed to commemorate the school's anniversary on June 6, indicating the teachers’ and students’ alumni saluted the school’s anniversary in this way.
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