Orienteering Challenge organized in Shanghai
The 2021 China Coordinates City Orienteering Challenge Shanghai race took place over the weekend after it was suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly 5,000 participants in more than 900 teams started their challenge Saturday morning in Xuhui, Jing’an and Yangpu districts.
Of the nine routes this year, two were “red-themed” routes – this year being the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The challengers had to cover historical sites like the Sihang Warehouse Battle Memorial and the Shanghai Public Security Museum to complete their tasks.
To welcome Children’s Day (June 1), the organizers have also designed a course for family participants, offering interactive games to strengthen the bond between parents and their children.
The routes covered most of the landmarks as well as interesting routes around the city. Organizers said the ages of this year’s attendees ranged from seven to 60, proving the popularity of the annual event.