Sponsored by Beijing Walking Association and the Chaoyang District government, the 2018 Beijing New Year Walking Festival and Chaoyang District’s fitness campaign themed “measuring the development of Chaoyang through footsteps” were launched at the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing on January 6, 2018.
As a brand fitness activity held at the beginning of the New Year, it aims to promote national fitness among the general public. This year has been its third term. Initiated by Chaoyang District last year, a series of activities such as healthy walking, healthy running and outdoor challenge competitions have been carried out during the fitness campaign, allowing residents to witness ecological restoration and urban renewal achievements and rapid development in Chaoyang District.
This year, 2,022 people took part in the walking event and they completed a 10 km walk around the Olympic Forest Park. The event was the first activity of the series of Chaoyang District’s fitness campaign in 2018. Next, more walking or cycling activities will be held at parks, green spaces and riverside roads in Chaoyang District throughout the year, which are expected to attract 10,000 participants.