This race was about 200 meters from our house so there was no excuse to miss this one. We live in Jinqaio, aka-Green City, where there are many foreigners.
This is the second race that I've entered here in Shanghai so I knew a little more what to expect. For example, the race organizers don't put the fast people in the front. As a result, the front-runners will run for about 1k then walk the rest. Runners find it like running for your flight in a crowded airport, you have to dodge all the walkers - and most of them are walkers.
The local media was invited. They were standing in front of the racers within seconds of the starting gun. When the race started they moved partially to the side so the runners had to navigate around them.
|Here is the media. I don't watch the news so I didn't see the|
This was a celebrity in the yellow shirt, no idea who.
|It seemed like most runners were excited to have this guy in the race.|
|This is Angelina, she was born with an esophagus that wasn't |
connected to her stomach. The surgery at birth was botched
so the donations were going to her new surgery.
|This kids did the 2k distance, Dad did the|
8k (about 5 miles)
|The locals love flags at races. It was a fun atmosphere.|