Enjoying the green mountains and rivers, strolling along the ancient road in Liandu, on April 21th, 2018, "Liandu 100" ultra trail running competition was started. 455 ultra trail running fans from all over the 10 provinces (Municipalities and Autonomous Regions) gathered in Liandu to enjoy the sport. There are 3 groups: the whole course group with 60 km, the half course group with 30 km and the experiencing group with 13 km.
The competition began after the command of starting. Taking the Lishan village as the starting point, the athletes would run across the Guanlin ancient road and Dashan mountain, as well as the Buffaloes Peak, the highest peak in Liandu, and then 10 administrative villages such as Pangshan village and Zhengdi village. The destination was set inside Guyan painting township scenic area.
Along the way, we can see people running from time to time. The route of the whole course group is relatively difficult. The combination of mountain road and flat road not only tests the endurance of the competitors, but also shows the good features of sports competition.
The organizers have provided thoughtful services and have set up 5 energy supply stations along the road. In addition to the regular foods such as bananas and drinks, they also provide special food from Liandu, such as Babao porridge, brown sugar bread, dried vegetables and chrysanthemum tea, to offer athletes energy. Most notably, there are Liandu special snacks such as tofu balls, dilute squid soup and pastries. They provided a lot of energy for the athletes.
It is the first time of Liandu to carry out an activity like the Ultra Trail Running Competition. Through the combination of ultra trail running competition and landscape, the athletes can better appreciate the scenery of Liandu, so as to improve the concept of global fitness. It also cultivates the local sports brand in Liandu, and deepen the development of the integration of the sports and tourism.
In order to ensure the smooth progress of the competition, the culture and advertisement department, Dagangtou and Fengyuan towns in Liandu District, encourage the cadres to participate in the service work of Liandu 100 competition. The waist drum team in the village welcomed the players to arrive at the destination; the art group performed cheerleading dance and offered colorful ribbons; the cultural museum organized a rock band to warm up the atmosphere at the destination. (Liandu District Government Office)