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Global Alumni’s City Run to Celebrate Tongji’s 110th Birthday

By:Alumni Association of Tongji University  Published:04/13/2017 
The “Run for the world--110 km City Run”event is underway. Currently, alumni from Kunming, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Xiamen and other Chinese cities have begun running. By the beginning of this May, around 4,500 alumni from 47 cities around the world (including 13 overseas cities) will be involved.
The “110 km City Run for Happy Celebration”initiative, proposed by the Alumni Association of Tongji University in March of this year for the 110th anniversary celebration of Tongji University, was strongly welcomed and supported by the alumni associations of all industries from around the world.
On March 18th 2017, the Alumni Association of Yunnan Province made a start in Kunming. Alumni of all ages, from the 30s to the 90s, showed their passion in running. Most of them even took their kids there, which enabledthe so-called “younger Tongji generations” to experience the spirit of “sailing on the same boat”.
On April 9th 2017, running was successfully done simultaneously both in Fuzhou and Xiamen in Fujian Province. “This was the first time since I graduated 30 years ago”, said one of the participating alumni of Fujian Province, “that I have put on a school uniform with the logo of Tongji. When I ran along the Minjiang River, it brought back all those memories of my college life. That was so sweet, and I felt so emotional.”