Suhua Improvement Nan’ao Marathon in E. Taiwan open for registration

Marathon will celebrate completion of Suhua Improvement Project

(Suhua Improvement Engineering Office photo)

(Suhua Improvement Engineering Office photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Registration is now open for one of two marathons that will take place before the end of the year on new roads constructed in east Taiwan under the Suhua Improvement Project, according to the Suhua Improvement Engineering Office.

The two marathons -- the 2019 Suhua Improvement Nan’ao Marathon (蘇花改南澳馬拉松) and the 2019 Suhua Improvement Chingshui Marathon (蘇花改清水馬拉松) -- will be held before the end of December to celebrate the opening of the completed Suhua Improvement Project. The entire new road, which is 38.8 km in length, is expected to be open on Jan. 5, 2020, project chief Shao Hou-chieh (邵厚潔) said.

The Nan’ao marathon is divided into the 21-km half marathon as well as 9-km and 3-km variants. While running on the Nan’ao and Heping sections of the new Suhua Improvement road, participants will be able to admire firsthand the magnificent views of the mountains and river valleys in the Nan’ao area, the office said.

Registration for the event is open from now until Sep. 30. For registration and related information, please click here (Chinese).

In addition, planning for the 2019 Suhua Improvement Chingshui Marathon will soon be completed, and the event will be open for registration on Aug. 15, the office said.