|Hanoian people take part in the Olympic Run on March 25. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 8,000 runners took part in the Olympic Run Day and the launch of the annual Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) Newspaper’s Run for Peace yesterday in Hà Nội.
Those participating included coaches, athletes, workers, as well as students who are living and studying in the capital city.
Speaking at the event, Ngô Văn Quý, deputy chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee, said the Olympic Run Day was one of the activities to encourage people to improve their health by taking part in any kind of physical exercises which would help to strengthen the quality of life and create healthy lifestyles and environments.
He said the Run for Peace was a traditional tournament which received great attention from not only local residents, but also foreigners, in previous years. He appealed for the public to join in the 45th event, which is to be organised this October around Hoàn Kiếm Lake. — VNS