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Hạ Long Bay marathon kicks off Sunday

Update: November, 25/2016 - 09:00
Race to the finish: Athletes compete in the Hạ Long Bay Heritage Marathon last year. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — More than 800 Vietnamese and foreign runners have registered to compete at the 2016 Ha Long Bay Heritage Marathon, slated for November 26 in Hạ Long City, northern Quảng Ninh province.

The athletes include 568 Vietnamese and 240 others from 33 countries and territories such as Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan and China.The event features distances of 42km, 21km and 10km for runners. A 2km race will be held for local students. While running, athletes can enjoy the magnificent landscape of Hạ Long Bay – one of the world natural heritages recognised by UNESCO – on the course.

The marathon, promoted by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, includes total prize money of VNĐ192 million (US$8,500) with the biggest, VNĐ25 million (US$1,100) apiece, for the best male and female runners in the 42km distance. — VNS


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