Tuesday, January 17, 2012
New Year Turtle Marathon held at Seoul City
The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, held the 414th Turtle Marathon with Nonghyup to support an increase in the consumption of “hanwoo” (native Korean beef) on Mt. Nam in central Seoul Sunday.
More than 2,000 people participated, including Hankook Ilbo officials and winners of the 2011 Miss Korea pageant.
Chae Hyung-seok, director of the meat department at Nonghup, led the walkathon. After the seven-kilometer walk, broadcaster Lee Sang-yong hosted a draw for raffle prizes
This month’s prizes included Korean beef and duck gift sets as well as a voucher for a room at the Donggang Cistar resort and the Seoul Residence Hotel, newspaper subscription coupons, Merrell trekking shoes, movie tickets from Interpark, cosmetics and more.