Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

Some 5,000 sport aficionados are expected to participate in the 2015
International Marathon scheduled in the central coastal city of Da Nang
on August 30, announced the municipal People’s Committee on June 30.

The
running course will offer a full marathon (42 kilometres), half
marathon (21 kilometres) and five-kilometre fun run and walk. The course
is certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations
and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races
(IAAF-AIMS).

Runners will have access to a number of relaxing
activities such as massages and cold compresses at the destination. The
run itself will feature stunning views and pass some of the most
magnificent bridges in the city.

The award gala ceremony, named “Sunset Party”, will be held at the East Sea Park.

In
addition, tourism activities will be integrated with the running event
to popularise Da Nang as a leading city of event-culture-tourism in
Southeast Asia.

More than just a race, the running event serves
as a catalyst to promote sport activities in Da Nang and Vietnam more
broadly.

Last year, 3,500 participants, including 400
professional marathoners from 25 countries and territories, competed in
the race.

Athletes can register for the marathon at www.rundanang.com.-VNA

By vivian