Proceedings of the 2022 7th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2022)

The Participants Experience of Masses Sports Event in Pandemic Period

Taking Marathon Runners as an Example

Authors
Xin Xu1, *
1Department of Tourism Management, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
*Corresponding author. Email: visionxu0208@163.com
Corresponding Author
Xin Xu
Available Online 26 March 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220307.523How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Masses sports event; Marathon runners; Pandemic period; COVID-19
Abstract

With the suspense of the pandemic of COVID-19 in 2020, leisure sports events are being canceled most of the time all over the world. This study used multiple methods and data to examine runners’ embodiment experience, aimed at discussing the current situation about marathon runners and marathon event tourism, and figuring out the motivation of runners’ activities under the pandemic through direct observation and interviews from their daily life. The results showed runners’ experience in marathon training, marathon race, and stretch-out process separately, indicating that running for a marathon could decrease mental stress, and the combination of body and mind helps runners face little depression during the pandemic. This study also provides suggestions for event organizations to focus on event design and services from runners’ point of view.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 7th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2022)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
26 March 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-554-1
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220307.523How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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