Xiamen International Marathon Race is sponsored by Chinese Athletics Association and Xiamen Municipal People's Government and is held in the morning of a Saturday in January every year. It is the only international marathon race held in spring in China, the only marathon race held in the coastal racing track in China, one of the most influential and world- renowned marathon race in China and is honored as a "golden running race of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)" by IAAF. The racing track of Xiamen International Marathon Race is one of the most beatuful racing tracks in the world.