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Vietnamese people to run for health

Update: January, 29/2016 - 16:21
Illustrative photo. — Photo VNA

HA NOI (VNS) — Seven million Vietnamese people are expected to take part in the Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2016, which will begin at 7am on March 26.

The event will take place simultaneously in provinces throughout the country for the second time.

The targeted number of participants for 2016 is double the 2015 figure of three million, posing a huge task for the sports administration.

More than 40 localities have already started preparing for the event. Many plan to combine this event with other local activities.

The general department of sports and physical training will coordinate with ministries to get students, teenagers and military personnel to participate in the Olympic Run Day.

The event aims to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Viet Nam Sports Day on March 27, as well as to encourage people to exercise regularly for better health. — VNS

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