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10km race in Pudong to welcome New Year
By Ma Yue

The route for the first-ever 2014 Shanghai New Year 10km race was released by the organizers yesterday.

About 7,000 participants will be compete in the Pudong New Area on January 1 to mark the first day of the new year.

The race will be flagged off at 8am from Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. It will go past Yaolong Road, Shibo Avenue, Houtan Park, Shanghai Art Museum, Mercedes Arena before ending at Bocheng Road.

It is another New Year celebration event organized by the Shanghai Sports Bureau besides the annual Oriental Pearl TV Tower climbing activity.

Citizens over the age of 16 can log on to Shanghai International Marathon’s official site (www.shmarathon.com) to fill in the application before Monday. There is a 30 yuan entry fee and can be paid online.

Participants can log on to the site after three working days to check if the applications are accepted, who will then be given a series number for the race. They will then have to go to Shanghai Yuanshen Stadium to finish the rest of the formalities.

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