Oneway Vũng Tàu Marathon to deliver unique experience, bonuses to runners

April 20, 2023 - 15:15
More than 5,000 runners are promised to experience beautiful routes around the beach city of Vũng Tàu at the first OneWay Vũng Tàu Marathon on April 23.


Oneway Vũng Tàu Marathon, the second event of the Oneway Series, will be held on April 23. Marathoners will run through the most beautiful places in the city. Photo

 HÀ NỘI — More than 5,000 runners will experience a beautiful route around the beach city of Vũng Tàu at the first OneWay Vũng Tàu Marathon on April 23.

There are four categories for both elite and amateur athletes ranging from 5km to 42km which are designed to pass by the city's historic and famous destinations such as Big Mountain, Small Mountain, Pineapple Beach, Cape Nghinh Phong, and Christ and Mother Mary statues. Việt Nam's longest and most beautiful paper flower blossoms street is also a highlight on the route. 

"Runners will have to overcome challenges and also enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time on our routes," said Bùi Minh Tuấn, deputy head of the organising board.

"We hope the Oneway marathon will be an international quality competition which will lure the participation of strong local marathoners and foreigners. It is also our contribution to popularise images of Vũng Tàu to the world," he said.

He revealed that in the first edition, Oneway Vũng Tàu, will welcome a number of famed runners. Among them are Nguyễn Tiểu Phương, Việt Nam's first female runner to complete in six major marathons, and Lê Tấn Hi, winner of the Đà Nẵng International Marathon 2019, Mekong Delta Marathon 2019 and BaDen Mountain Marathon 2021.

A total of more than VNĐ400 million (US$17,000) and gifts will be awarded to high-ranking athletes. A special award of VNĐ111,111,111 ($4,666) will be awarded to a club whose members run the longest distance in total at the event.

A number of famous runners including Lê Tấn Hí (right) have registered to compete at the first Oneway Vũng Tàu marathon. Photo

Oneway marathoners will also contribute to Operation Smile to support children with cleft lip and palate and Blue & Green to cover Việt Nam with trees and reduce the damage of climate change.

The tournament is co-organised by the local Department of Culture and Sports, Radio the Voice of Việt Nam, and the Việt Nam Journalists Association, Doanh Nhân Trẻ (Young Businessmen) online magazine, and Oneway Sport Joint Stock Company. VNS