Exploring Liangzhu civilization: A run through millennia
en.hangzhou.com.cn   2024-07-10 16:44   Source: www.ehangzhou.gov.cn


Runners warm up for the event. [Photo/WeChat account: liangzhugcyz]

The Exploring Liangzhu Civilization Run was held at the ancient Liangzhu Ancient City Ruins Park on July 6, celebrating the annual "Hangzhou Liangzhu Day."

The route took runners past scenic and historic landmarks such as the Hangzhou Branch of the China National Archives of Publications and Culture, winding through the Liangzhu Ancient City Ruins Park.

Each ancient relic, from Zhongjia Port to the South City Wall, Lucheng City Gate, Fanshan, and Mojiao Hill, served as a historical waypoint, narrating tales from over 5,000 years ago. Runners enjoyed both the physical challenge and the cultural immersion, their journey interwoven with sweat and laughter.

The highlight was the finish line at Mojiao Hill's pilgrimage road, where runners crossed and took photos to commemorate their achievement. To honor their efforts, organizers presented meticulously crafted medals that combined traditional and modern design elements. The medals featured intricate reliefs depicting iconic Liangzhu symbols like Mojiao Hill and jade birds, along with the dynamic figure of a runner, embodying the rich heritage and boasting unique collectible value.

The event was a resounding success, blending athleticism with cultural appreciation and leaving participants with lasting memories of their immersive journey through Liangzhu civilization.

Author:   Editor: Ye Lijiao