Hiking competition boots up in Yonghe

TAIYUAN: About 1,000 hikers will gather at Yonghe county, North China’s Shanxi province, for a competition on Sept 26.
The competition is hosted by the China Population Welfare Foundation and the Yonghe county government.
The competition features 6-, 11- and 32-kilometer races and is designed to boost the culture, tourism and economy of the county and improve local life. The Yellow River runs 68 km across Yonghe and forms seven S-shaped bays. The hiking route will go through ancient villages, ferry wharves and historical sites of the revolutionary period. – Agencies