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Non-competitive race to mark 77th Nat'l Liberation Day
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Non-competitive race to mark 77th Nat'l Liberation Day
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The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee on Aug. 14 will host a race for the event "Drawing Taegeukgi (the national flag) Together" with about 1,000 participants, starting from the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul's Jongno-gu District and ending at the National Museum of Korea in the city's Yongsan-gu District. The photo was taken on National Liberation Day on Aug. 15, 2012. (Korea.net DB)
The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee on Aug. 14 will host a race for the event "Drawing Taegeukgi (the national flag) Together" with about 1,000 participants, starting from the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul's Jongno-gu District and ending at the National Museum of Korea in the city's Yongsan-gu District. The photo was taken on National Liberation Day on Aug. 15, 2012. (Korea.net DB)

The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) on Aug. 14 will hold a race for the event "Drawing (the national flag) Taegeukgi Together" for about 1,000 participants, starting from the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul's Jongno-gu District and ending at the National Museum of Korea in the city's Yongsan-gu District.

The race will be a single course spanning 8 km. Runners will wear hats sporting colors of the national flag and walk along the 1-km course from Yeongbingwan (former state guesthouse) of Cheong Wa Dae, which was reopened to the public this year, to Gwanghwamun Square. Afterwards, they will run on a 7-km course to the museum in a non-competitive event.

The running course will begin from the square and go through Seoul City Hall and Sungnyemun (Namdaemun) Gate before ending at the museum. Participants will thus have the unique opportunity to run through the middle of the vibrant capital.

To commemorate the 77th anniversary of national liberation from Japanese colonial rule, the event aims to promote daily physical activity. About 30 descendants of pro-independence activists, social media influencer An Jung-eun aka Running Evangelist and four-time Olympic shooting champion Jin Jong-oh will participate. 

KSOC President Lee Kee-Heung said, "We hope that the race is a good opportunity to reflect on the historical meaning of the 77th anniversary of national liberation this year, as well as create a lively social atmosphere by encouraging heated cheers and fervor for daily physical activity, which has grown stagnant due to the COVID-19 pandemic."


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