Hiking events

The Popular Sports Festival ends with a hiking contest

The curtain fell on the 14th Shanghai International Folk Sports Festival this weekend.

The jump rope, darts challenge and eSports competition finals took place on Sunday – the last day of the festival, which was followed by a sports carnival that drew 500 participants.

Jointly organized by the Shanghai Sports Bureau and the Shanghai Sports Federation, the festival aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle among citizens.

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The jump rope final took place on Sunday.

The Popular Sports Festival ends with a hiking contest

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A young participant in the darts competition

Other disciplines include skiing and cycling, which already ended in October. The preliminary rounds of all competitions attracted more than 2,450 participants.

As part of the closing event of the festival, a hiking competition was held on Sunday morning, involving both domestic and foreign participants.

They competed in the 5 kilometer and 10 kilometer disciplines. The start and finish lines were set at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong. The itinerary covered Binjiang Park, the cruise ship terminal and riverside green spaces.

The Popular Sports Festival ends with a hiking contest

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The hiking competition involved national and expatriate participants.

The Popular Sports Festival ends with a hiking contest

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eSport is also a discipline at the Popular Sports Festival.