Mini-run promotes active family lifestyle at 2013 Beijing Marathon

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The 1.4 kilometre race, especially providing an opportunity for youngsters to get involved.

The 1.4 kilometre race, especially providing an opportunity for youngsters to get involved.

Running the 42 kilometres obviously provided quite an endurance test. But for those who were unable to run the full marathon, there were other chances to get involved - with a half marathon, a 9k run, and a mini-run for familes all on offer. The 1.4 kilometre race, especially providing an opportunity for youngsters to get involved.

Participants gathered at the Olympic Forest Park, which is part of the route of the actual marathon. And before the start of the race, the youngsters had the chance to take photos with mascots and get active by jamming along to music. Other families waited anxiously for the race to kick off.

And at 9-am, the officials fired the gun to begin the contest. Almost 300 families signed up for the event, which was surprisingly less competitive than the International marathon, the goal of this race was to take part, and lead an active lifestyle.

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