|Fun run: Nearly 8,000 runner set off on the Da Nang Barefoot Run 2015-16 on the central city's pristine white My Khe Beach yesterday. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
DA NANG (VNS) — Runner Pham Van Dai from Da Nang finished first in the 10km Da Nang Barefoot Run 2015-16 at the central city's My Khe beach yesterday.
Phan Van Can and Pham Thu came in second and third place, respectively.
Nguyen Huynh Ngoc Hung won the 5km race, while Le Tan Thinh and Nguyen Cong Trung came in second and third place, respectively.
Truong Quy Lam took the 2km race, ahead of Nguyen Tien Thuat and Nguyen Khac Hoan.
It's the first time that the central city has hosted a sports-entertainment event to promote tourism.
According to organisers, nearly 8,000 local and foreign runners took part in the race.
Also on Saturday, nearly 1,000 students and young people joined a "Clean-up the Beach" drive and a musical performance at the East Sea Park. — VNS