|Runners join a race organised by FPT. A charity race will be held in Đà Nẵng on March 12 to raise funds to support poor students in remote mountainous areas. Photo courtesy of FPT|
ĐÀ NẴNG — More than 3,500 runners are expected to join a charity fundraising race – FPT Happy Run – in the central city on March 12, competing in 1.3km and 3.5km events along the Hàn River banks.
The race organisers, FPT Group, said the sporting event would help contribute VNĐ1 billion (US$40,000) to the Hope Fund with a target of VNĐ3.5 billion ($140,000) to support underprivileged students in remote mountainous areas.
It said the race also aims to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the group.
The organisers said each participant would help contribute VNĐ100,000 to the Fund on March 12, while 135,000 others from 135 global sites will donate by joining the race from V-Race (an online application) with an accumulated 3.5 million kilometres from March 3 to September 2.
Runners will depart from Nguyễn Văn Trỗi Park to run over Trần Thị Lý Bridge and explore the Hàn River banks track between 6am and 12pm on Sunday (March 12).
The race organisers will also open a photo contest on family happiness for the community in promoting the race and donations.
It said each share of photos and paintings with the hashtag #dauchanhanhphuc on the fan page (https://www.facebook.com/fptcorp) would help donate VNĐ10,000 to the Fund for the poor school students.
The beach city of Đà Nẵng is one of the famous running sites in Việt Nam, hosting the annual VNG Ironman 70.3 Việt Nam and International Đà Nẵng Marathon races since 2012.
The city has been developing as an attractive international destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, conventions, and Exhibitions) and sporting events. — VNS