|Thousands of local residents join the annual Distance race in Đà Nẵng city. VNS Photo Công Thành|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Nearly 1,000 athletes from 100 teams will compete in the annual Đà Nẵng Newspaper Distance Race at the city’s East Sea Park on Sunday, the race organisers said yesterday.
The race, which marks the 20th edition, will see professional athletes racing in the men’s 7km and women’s 5km events, while amateur runners will run in the men’s 7km and women’s 4km along Phạm Văn Đồng and Võ Nguyên Giáp streets from 7am on December 18.
Runners will also compete in divisions for soldiers, police, students, and juniors during the race.
The organising committee will also donate scholarships for underprivileged students at the race.
Đà Nẵng has been seen as a popular venue for runners, with events including the annual Đà Nẵng International Marathon Race and the VNG Ironman 70.3 Việt Nam. — VNS