China ZhengKai International Marathon is a sport competition which host together by Chinese athletics association, the general sport administration of Henan province, Zhengzhou municipal government and Kaifeng municipal government. It’s the only international major sports competition in Henan province as well as the biggest major sports competition in the Middle West of China. ZK International Marathon is scheduled to hold at the last weekend of March of each year. From the year of 2007 until this year, ZK International Marathon is going to welcome its 8 years old birthday soon, 5600 athletes entry from the first phase until last year, 28 countries and regions with almost 36000 athletes have participated ZK international marathon and it has became more famous, matured in the world.
ZK Marathon Location
Climate of Zhengzhou and Kaifeng City
With a pleasant climate, Zhengzhou is welcoming all year round. The hottest month is July and the average temperature is about 27 ℃ (80.6 ℉) while the coldest month is January with an average temperature of -0.2 ℃ (31.64 ℉).
Autumn and spring are the best and the peak tourist seasons. You can enjoy a more beautiful Zhengzhou at that time.
Climate in Kaifeng is warm temperate continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Here, the climate is moderate, with abundant sunshine and appropriate rainfall. The annual average temperature is 14 ℃ and the average annual rainfall is 670 mm.
Best season for tourists is autumn. Autumn in Kaifeng is the most fascinating season, with moderate weather and rainfall. Besides, people can also appreciate the beautiful chrysanthemum. Furthermore, people can visit the chrysanthemum exhibition here if they come to Kaifeng in the mid-to-late October.
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Distinguishing feature of ZK marathon
1. Most eastern culture charm Marathon. The race track is located in the central part of China which is close to The Yellow River and it’s the birthplace of eastern civilization as well as the cradle of Chinese civilization.
2. Most vast and flat race track. The width of the race tack of ZK Marathon is 100 meters, the road is flat and straight, athletes will be propitious to obtain better result.
3.Most popular Marathon. ZK International Marathon is held in Henan province, which has more than one hundred million population and convenient traffic, is located in the central of China. It arouses more people's interests and takes them into participation recent years.
4.Most unique Marathon. ZK Marathon is the only competition connected with two old capitals-Zhengzhou and Kaifeng, which leads it into the unique naturo pharm competition. Meanwhile, it is the only Marathon that has the straight race track in the whole journey.
5.Most promising Marathon. By the perfect combination of the spirit of Marathon competition and ZK, the integration of the culture of Marathon and Central Plains, the rapid development of Henan Province, the boom of the economy, the harmony of the society, the convenience of the traffic, the mystery of Eastern civilization and so on, ZK Marathon is inevitably to be the most promising Marathon competition internationally.
The finish place in Kaifeng City
Broad way of the race track
Runners on the race track
The best result of ZK Marathon
Male: 2:10:21 (2011，Eliud Kapchanga Cheptei，Kenya，肯尼亞)
Female: 2:26:34 (2008，王佳麗 Wang Jiali，Hebei， China，河北田徑隊)
Male: 1:05:09 (2008，白杰 Bai Jie，Shanghai，China上海)
Female: 1:11:45 (2008，常金雪 Chang Jinxue，Heilongjiang, China, 黑龍江)