Marathon, mountain climbing events welcome nationwide athletes

July 16, 2022 - 08:18
The first Đất Mũi Marathon Cà Mau 2022 will be take place on October 9 featuring around 3,000 runners. 


The Hà Nội flag pole in Đất Mũi Commune, Ngọc Hiển District, will be the starting point for the first Đất Mũi Marathon Cà Mau 2022 on October 9. Photo

HÀ NỘI —  The first Đất Mũi Marathon Cà Mau 2022 will take place on October 9 featuring around 3,000 runners. 

The tournament PetroVietNam Cup will be in four categories of 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon.

Tạ Hoàng Hiện, deputy director of Cà Mau Province's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, said: "The Đất Mũi Marathon Cà Mau is an important event in our tourism programme entitled Cà Mau -- 2022 Destination.

"We want to organise a high-quality tournament in which participants will enjoy great experience during their time with us."

Hiện said the route will be set up on the legendary Hồ Chí Minh Trail in which Cà Mau is the last destination. It is one of the most scenic routes for a road trip in Asia. Through their race, runners will be offered unique experiences seeing the rich and diverse mangrove forest ecosystem.

The vast scenery looking over East Sea with the island of Hòn Khoai hidden in the distance will welcome runners. 

Hiện added that the tournament is expected to introduce beautiful images and friendly people to Vietnamese and international tourists. 

The province hopes it will be a meeting point for enterprises and businesses who might cooperate to develop local trade and tourism and lure more investment.

Athletes can register through link:

Earlier, athletes can take part in the fifth Lảo Thẩn Mount Climbing Tournament on August 28 in Bát Xát District, Lào Cai Province.

All participants from 16 years old are allowed to compete in the 9km-and-2,860m-high competition which is one of the activities of the province's Autumn Festival 2022.

Athletes compete in the fourth Lảo Thẩn Mount Climbing Tournament in 2020. This year's event will be held on August 28 in Bát Xát District, Lào Cai Province. — Photo

The tournament is reorganised after a year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Awards will be given to male and female winners and a big bonus for any athlete who sets a new record with the fastest time.

The current record of 1hr 2min was set in 2020 by 22-year-old Hầu A Sinh of Lào Cai.

Contact email for more information and registration. VNS