|An international marathon will be organised in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province on October 10.— Photo dangcongsan
HA LONG (VNS)—An international marathon will be organised in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province on October 10.
The Ha Long Bay Marathon will offer full, half, 10km and 5km events for professionals and 2km category for amateur runners.
It is expected that more than 500 international athletes, mainly from Japan, will compete against 100 local competitors. Another 1,000 runners from companies, colleges and schools located in the province will take part in this first ever tournament.
The marathon is being co-organised by the provincial Culture, Sports and Tourism Department and the Ha Long Bay Marathon Organisation Committee, which is a member of of the Japanese Marathon Association.
The event is among the activities welcoming the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Quang Ninh and the 40th anniversary of Viet Nam-Japan diplomatic ties. — VNS