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25 Dec 2018 | 10:39 PM UTC

China: Disruptions likely during Xiamen Marathon Jan. 6

China News Alert

Xiamen Marathon to be held on January 6; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Xiamen

Event

The annual Xiamen International Marathon will be held in Xiamen (Fujian province) on Sunday, January 6. The marathon will begin at 07:30 (local time) at the Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center and will continue along Huandao South Road, Yanwu Road, Lujiang Road, and Hubin West Road before returning to the Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center. Significant transportation disruptions are anticipated on the marathon route. An increased security presence is also expected in the city for the duration of the marathon.

Context

Approximately 70,000 competitors take part in the race each year.

Advice

Individuals in Xiamen should be prepared for significant transportation disruptions along the route of the marathon. Remain vigilant and report any suspicious objects or individuals to the police.

 

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