Runners to discover Southwest at Bepharco Bến Tre Marathon

September 22, 2023 - 19:14
The annual Bepharco Bến Tre Marathon 2023 will be held on November 4-5 spreading a message “Run for Health and Environment”


Athletes test routes of the Bepharco Bến Tre Marathon 2023. The tournament will be held on November 4-5 in Bến Tre Province. Photos of Nexus Sport Events

HÀ NỘI — Runners will have opportunities to experience the beautiful scenery and culture of the southwestern region during the Bepharco Bến Tre Marathon 2023 in November.

The annual event will be held on November 4-5 spreading a message “Run for Health and Environment” in Bến Tre Province by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Bến Tre Pharmaceutical Company (Bepharco) and Nexus Sport Events.

In its second edition, the organisers expect to see about 6,000 runners, a remarkable increase compared to last year's 4,000 who were from more than 20 countries and territories.

There are four categories of 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km on designed routes that, according to organisers, will help participants experience and enjoy a lively and youthful Bến Tre and bigger bonuses available.

A purse of more than VNĐ300 million (US$12,400) will be delivered to the high ranking finishers with the men's and women's champions of marathon category taking the highest award of VNĐ20 million ($824).

Organisers will also present bonuses to winners of age categories, best club and most impressive cosplay.

Runners cross the finish line in last year's tournament. This year event will provide bonus to fastest individual runners and clubs.

In addition to the races, many interesting activities will be held at the Expo area in two days.

Apart from encouraging people to practise sports for better life, organisers want to introduce the cultural aspects and stunning landscape of the province, promoting the local green tourism industry while upgrading and preserving local unique values.

This year, title sponsor Bepharco, the national Top 5 brands, is to celebrate its 60th anniversary by carrying out useful activities for the community. With the mission of "Community health care", Bepharco has paid special attention to programmes and activities that improve the quality of life of Bến Tre people in particular and the whole country in general. VNS