Campus Life

Running together on forest campus

May 17, 2023

With soft breezes blowing under the sunny sky, HUSTers ran to greet summer. On May 13th, the 2023 Campus Marathon of HUST started on schedule.

Enjoying beautiful scenery of campus, more than 6,000 teachers and students gathered together at the South Gate Square. As one of the representative sports events of HUST, campus marathon is hosted by the Sports Committee of HUST. Modeling itself on national first-class marathon events, the campus marathon of HUST has long been widely praised by teachers, students, alumni and the public for its organization services of high standard, high quality and high level.

At 8:00, more than one hundred staff members and volunteers got ready and made final preparation for the game.

With the arriving of participants, energetic cheerleading aerobics and hip-pop performance were played at 9:00. Performers cheered up the atmosphere with enthusiastic dancing and glamorous youth. They brought a perfect opening with confidence and vitality, fully demonstrating the vibrant vigor of HUSTers.

At 9:30, right after a sound of gunshot, thousands of runners started running with wind. Ambitious runners took the lead, trying to strike a balance between speed and endurance. Other participants adjusted their speed to reserve energy and tried to hold on straight to the end. All the runners were enjoying the euphoric feeling brought by dopamine. Along the way, the spirit of mutual encouragement and persistence was also demonstrated.

In this competition, the Faculty and Staff Running Association of HUST initiated and planned a race within the campus marathon. Seventy teachers and students were recruited and formed five teams to compete in the race. After a 5 km run, sweat soaked through participants’ shirts and winners were decided.

The 2023 Campus Marathon of HUST was rounded off with endeavor, vigor and solidarity.

Source: School of Physical Education

Written by: Yang Kunjie

Edited by: Meng Ziyun, Chang Wen, Peng Yumeng

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