Run The Track
|Run The Track|
|Date||January 1st, Every Year|
|Location||Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China|
|Course records||Men: 1:07:58 LI Wei (2018); Women: 1:14:46 ZHENG Zhilin (2018)|
RUN THE TRACK (abbr RTT) is an annual road running event held on January 1st every year in Shanghai, it is held at the iconic landmark Shanghai International Circuit, which is a motorsport race track, situated in the Jiading District, Shanghai. The circuit is best known as the venue for the annual Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. The race consists of two categories: 4 Laps Run with total distance 21.6 kilometers, and 1 Lap Run of 5.4 kilometers. The 5th edition of the Run The Track will take place on January 1, 2019.
Over the course of its 4-year history, Run The Track has become one of the largest running events in Shanghai with more than ten thousand participants, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of spectators to set their new year resolution, but also celebrate the new year with a good cause, on the first day of every year.
This prestigious race, which has seen unprecedented growth since its first edition, draws runners from 26 provinces and 18 countries each year to take a tour of the landmark Shanghai International Circuit, RTT race start shares the similar way of the iconic start and finish of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix: After all the participants assemble on the starting grid, a light system above the track indicates the start of the race: five red lights are illuminated at intervals of one second; they are all then extinguished simultaneously after an unspecified time (typically less than 3 seconds) to signal the start of the race; Also, a chequered flag will be waved to the winner when he crosses the finish line behind him.
RTT Finish Festival[edit | edit source]
Runners celebrate RTT finishes in the post-event Finish Festival located outside the circuit. Runners, spectators, and the community are welcome to enjoy food, including photo wall, live music, sponsor displays, entertainment and giveaways.
Essential runner services are also located in the Finish Festival, to include Family Link Up, Info and Medical Tent, Massage, Baggage Claim, and the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden. Transportation from the Finish Festival includes public parking, metro and taxi service.
RTT Kids Run[edit | edit source]
The RTT Kids Run is a 2.2KM event held annually the day before the RTT. Children ages 5 through 12 are eligible to participate in the fun run located in the Shanghai International Circuit. Once children have completed the run, they can visit the circuit, a festival area with healthy activities and games promoting physical fitness.
RTT Health & Fitness Expo[edit | edit source]
All registered RTT, RTT Kids Run participants must attend race packet pick up at the RTT Health and Fitness Expo. Held in the three days prior to the RTT, the Health and Fitness Expo features more than 10 booths and interactive displays for runner enjoyment. Supported by nearly 100 staff and volunteers, the expo attracts nearly 20,000 runners and guests.
Top Finishers[edit | edit source]
Ages of top finishers in the Masters category are given in parentheses.
Key: Course Record
|2018 Results January 1, 2018|
|1st Place||LI Wei||1:07:58||ZHENG Zhilin||1:14:16|
|2nd Place||ZHANG Songlin||1:09:11||HAO Xiaofan||1:18:21|
|3rd Place||LI Xing||1:09:44||PAN Hong||1:22:11|
|2017 Results January 1, 2017|
|1st Place||SUN Lele||1:10:08||ZHENG Zhilin||1:16:17|
|2nd Place||YANG Shuai||1:10:21||LI Zhixuan||1:17:38|
|3rd Place||YAN Longfei||1:10:32||LI Yuanfeng||1:19:17|
|2016 Results January 1, 2016|
|1st Place||YANG Shuai||1:10:19||ZHONG Wenyan||1:28:25|
|2nd Place||LI Peng||1:18:49||HU Enhui||1:29:37|
|3rd Place||SUN Runjiang||1:22:28||LI Yanhong||1:38:09|
|2015 Results January 1, 2015|
|1st Place||YANG Shuai||00:37:06.39||ZHONG Wenyan||00:45:33.82|
|2nd Place||LI Shaozhuang||00:37:40.83||JIN Yuan||00:45:33.99|
|3rd Place||KIPTOO Mathew||00:40:29.57||GAO Bibo||00:51:53.25|
References[edit | edit source]
- The 2015 edition was a "1 Full Lap + 3 sub Laps" category, total distance 12KM
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