On May 16th and 17th, the 13th Dalian International Walking Festival was held successfully and totally abut 250000 people participated in and shared the annual festival.
At 8:00 on 17th, a brief opening ceremony was held on the main venue of Xinghai Square of Dalian City. The opening ceremony was announced by Mr Tang Jun, Member of Liaoning Provincial Party Committee and the Secretary of Dalian Municipal Committee of the CPC. And the city leaders Ma Hui, Zhu Chengqing, together with Li Yongjin faired the shot.
Subsequently, the city leaders and the public together with foreign friends embarked on the coastal road, walking into the ranks and sharing this popular, low-carbon, environmental protection, fashionable and healthy sports.More than 100,000 people signed up for the main venue of the coastal road walking festival on 17th. In addition, the venue for the first time set up on Lushun District, which attracted 25,000 hikers.
On 18th,while the activities went well on the coastal road, they were held on schedule on the sub-venue located at Ganjingzi and Golden Pebble Beach. Vice Mayor of Dalian, Zhu Chengqing, and the old leader, Li Yongjin attended the newly introduced activities of Ganjingzi. They together with 20,000 hikers had a closer look at the beautiful scenery of eco-technology innovation city. Over 40,000 hikers participated in the fourth held activities at the sub-venue located at Golden Pebble Beach.
According to statistics, the walking festival has attracted hikers from 20 countries such as South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands and more than 130 domestic cities like Beijing, Tianjin, with over 250,000 hikers from our city. Totally 2,150,000 hikers attended the 13th Dalian International Walking Festival. It creats a new record of not only China’s walking history but also the history of the whole world.