UIJEONGBU, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province announced on Thursday that it will be hosting the DMZ Trail Running race weekend from September 20 to 22 on the Peace Nuri Trail that stretches across Gimpo, Paju, and Yeoncheon alongside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Trail running refers to a specific type of athletics which involves running on unpaved roads or hiking in the mountains or forests.
Gyeonggi Province, since 2016, has been hosting the event jointly with three cities and districts to promote natural beauty and the historical significance of the DMZ.
This year, the event will be comprised of various courses, including 100-kilometer, 14-kilometer, 50-kilometer, 18-kilometer, and a 9-kilometer races.
The 100-kilometer course will begin at Gimpo, covering 32 kilometers on the first day, 50 kilometers on the second day at Yeoncheon, and the 18 kilometers on the last day across Paju.
One-day courses will be held in Gimpo (14 kilometers) on September 20, Yeoncheon-Cheorwon (50 kilometers) on September 21, and Paju (18 kilometers/9 kilometers) on September 22.
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