On December 20th, the “National Ice and Snow Activity Day” 2019
and the 3rd National Fitness Games Ice and Snow
Mini Marathon in Heilongjiang Province
were held in “Ice City” Harbin.
More than 500 winter runners from all over Heilongjiang Province
experienced the unique charm of long-distance running in the snow and ice.
On the day of the competition, the temperature in Harbin was about -20 ° C.
The reporter saw that part of the track was covered with thick snow
and pine trees stood on both sides of the road.
The players are mostly wearing cold-proof clothes and hats.
Due to the low temperature,
many players have a layer of frost on their foreheads or hats.
In recent years, the Heilongjiang Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government
have attached great importance to snow and ice sports.
In 2016, the Standing Committee of the Heilongjiang Provincial People’s Congress,
in the form of legislation, set December 20th each year as the
“Heilongjiang People’s Snow and Ice Activity Day”
to support the wide-ranging development
of various public welfare and commercial snow and ice activities.