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Barefoot athletes to run on My Khe beach

Update: November, 19/2015 - 10:10
Over 5,000 runners from local, tourists and foreign countries will race in the Da Nang Barefoot Run 2015-16 at the central city's pristine white sand My Khe beach on December 6. — Photo courtesy Pearl beach media
DA NANG (VNS) — Over 5,000 local and foreign runners will race in the Da Nang Barefoot Run 2015-16 across central city's pristine white My Khe Beach on December 6.

The event's organising committee confirmed to Viet Nam News yesterday that the event would prelude the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race that Da Nang hosts as a home port of the Da Nang-Viet Nam team from February 17-21, and the Asian Beach Games next September.

It's the first time that the city has hosted a sports-entertainment event to promote tourism and its beautiful beaches.

Competitors will race barefoot along 10km, 5km and 2km stretches.

The city will also host a ‘Clean-up the beach' and a musical performance at the East Sea Park a day before the races. The central city has become a popular for the annual International Marathon Race and the Ironman Race. — VNS

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