|People take part in the Olympics Run Day on March 26 in Hà Nội. Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội celebrated the 77th anniversary of the Việt Nam Sports Day on March 27 by launching two events to promote sports among residents.
The Olympic Run Day and the Hànộimới Newspaper's 48th Run for Peace aimed to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good health through physical activity.
Deputy chairwoman of the Hà Nội People's Committee Vũ Thu Hà spoke at the launch ceremony, emphasising the significance of these events in improving the health and fitness of citizens.
She stressed that a healthy population would contribute to the city's and nation's high-quality human resources and foster a healthy cultural environment that would consolidate the people's solidarity.
All of the city's districts proposed plans to organise these events, with an expected participation of 300,000 people.
To kick off the Olympic Run Day, over 3,500 athletes, students, workers, and residents ran a lap around Hoàn Kiếm Lake, inviting others to join them.
The annual Run for Peace is scheduled for early October, with more than 170,000 runners participating in the qualifications held in districts, universities, and enterprises in the 2022 season.
The final, held at Hoàn Kiếm Lake, saw nearly 1,500 athletes from 82 teams, including 360 foreigners and 160 elite runners, take part. VNS