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2022-11-04 11:07      Source:Hangzhou China      

Hangzhou CBD Investment Group · 2022 Hangzhou Entrepreneurship Marathon kicked off on October 30 at Hangzhou Grand Theatre square with the presence of nearly 1,000 runners from famous enterprises, investment institutions, higher education institutions, start-ups, micro- and small-enterprises and entrepreneur agencies. Eventually, the Puyan Career and Startup Center Team championed the event with a final score of 2h 24’43’’.    

As China’s first sports-based entrepreneurship event, Hangzhou Entrepreneurship Marathon, initiated in 2016, has been gone through seven consecutive years. The route locations varied each time, like the runways along Qiantang River, Xixi Wetland, Liangzhu and the Shangcheng etc., with a growing runner population from hundreds to thousands. 

To call on the spirits of teamwork and win-win cooperation, the marathon remained to be a team competition (four runners for a team, scored by the aggregate of time used by all the four runners) with a distance of 10.5 kilometers. Contestants started from Hangzhou Grand Theater, running along the river, seeing some of the city’s landmark buildings such as “Riyue Tonghui (a sun-like and a moon-shaped building),” and ran back to the same location. In addition to beautiful scenery, runners could also feel the vibes of Hangzhou as well as its entrepreneurship of “Persistence, Tenacity, Cooperation.”  

Professors, discipline pace-setters from universities, startup runners, executives from giant SOEs, elite investors from VC firms, and backbone technicians from digital giants joined the sport.  

It is noteworthy that a 5-km moonlight run and a 10-km Westlake training camp were held ahead of the race in adherence to the concept of “communication first, competition second” to build a platform for participants to warm up. The contestants could then make friends with each other. During Hangzhou’s efforts in promoting high-quality employment and entrepreneurship, the Marathon has become a signature event in the city’s entrepreneurial circle.