Charity race to kick off in Chenshan Botanical Garden on Sunday

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden in Songjiang will hold a race on Sunday and 1,234 people have signed up for the race. They will run on a 4,500-metre-long track meandering through different vegetation zones in the garden.

Registered runners can enter the garden for free. If they donate 10 yuan (US$1.45) or 30 yuan to charity, they can take home a pack of flower seeds or a Paddington Bear stuffed toy. Their money will be used to buy lunch for needy children in mountainous areas.