|Thousands of runners take part in the Barefoot Run Da Nang on Mỹ Khê Beach yesterday. The run preludes the music and entertainment festival, Cocofest, in the city on August 26-27. — VNS Photo Công Thành|Viet Nam News
Đà Nẵng — Thousands participated in the third Cocobay Đà Nẵng Barefoot Run on the beach at Naman Retreat beach resort in Trường Sa Street of Ngũ Hành Sơn District yesterday.
The event’s organiser, IndoSun Company, saw runners racing free in the one-day fun race on the pristine beach along with entertainment activities.
Earlier, runners joined a communication campaign on cleaning the beach and ocean as well as promoting sports training.
It is the third run in a row that has been held on Đà Nẵng’s beach.
More than 10,000 local and foreign runners joined in two previous runs in January and February.
The Barefoot Run is one of the three biggest sport events in the central city after the annual International Marathon Race and the Ironman Race.
The run, a sports-entertainment event, is also held as a prelude to the 5th Asian Beach Games to be held in the city this September.
According to the organisers, the runners also joined the Cocofest tonight (August 26) and Saturday night (August 27th) with the performance of top Vietnamese and foreign singers including Kelis Roger from the United States, Samsaya from Norway, duo DJs Lulu Rouge from Denmark, and South Korean Park Gyuri and South Korean band From the Airport, in addition to Vietnamese singers Tóc Tiên and Noo Phước Thịnh, rapper Suboi, and local bands SpaceSpeakers, KOP band, and DJ 1900 Le Theatre. — VNS