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On the afternoon of Sept. 7th, the organizing committee of Yiwu International Marathon (YIM) held a press conference to officially declare that "Yiwugou.com - 2017 Yiwu International Marathon" will take place on Nov. 19th. The registration procedure will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Sept. 8th, where the contestants can sign up for the game through the Yiwugou app or the official website www.ywim.org.
At the conference, Mr. Wang Jianjun, CEO of Yiwugou.com, along with leaders and representatives from Zhejiang Sports Competition Center, the municipal government and municipal CPC committee of Yiwu, the Administration of Press, Publication, Radio and Television (Sports Bureau) of Yiwu Municipality, Shanghai Stone Sports and other entities, launched the game.
Two years have gone by since the first debut of YIM which has now become a glittering annual sports event and the epitome of a healthy, international and commercial city of Yiwu. As the game enters its third year in 2017, YIM will not be the same as the two previous events, but keep on changing with more new surprises.
Yiwugou.com: The title sponsor of YIM for the second year in a row.
The friendly partnership between Yiwu International Marathon (YIM) and Yiwugou.com has been a tradition from the very first session. Part of their shared growth included an ever-increasing population of contestants and heavier competitors of the game. As expressed by CEO Mr. Wang Jianjun, "With great tenacity of purpose just like a marathon player, Yiwugou.com has been working on the upgrading and transformation of Yiwu commodity market since its first launch in 2012. Our aim is to build an internet-based business ecosystem and lead the 'internet+' trend of the tangible market through an improved connection between online and offline practices. The year 2017 will mark another partnership between Yiwugou.com and YIM, which will bring new vigor and vitality to the city, to the Yiwu commodity market and to the big game." On behalf of the YIM organizing committee, Luo Xiaojun, Vice Mayor of Yiwu also made a presentation of some commemorative paintings of the game to Yiwugou.com and other sponsors at the press conference.
A new way to sign up: via Yiwugou app for the first time
The sign-up procedure for this year's game has been streamlined to enable a smooth and convenient experience. The complicated offline formalities have been removed and replaced with an app-based approach as another option in addition to the official website. The contestants can log in to Yiwugou app and register a new account before signing up for YIM in "My Account". The app can also offer one-stop services like information and ascore inquiry for this year's contestants.
YIM shopping mall: Yiwugou.com sells derivative YIM products for the first time.
To improve the visibility and influence of Yiwugou.com and the 2017 Yiwu International Marathon, the organizing committee has opened the first YIM Shopping Mall at the Yiwugou.com app - a platform of considerable prominence among Yiwu buyers - to market the derivative products of the game. The first items available include the featured paintings from the Chinese artist Mrs. Tian Shichuan to celebrate this year's event and featured on the commemorative medals for registered contestants.