|The 45th Hà Nội Mới Newspaper Run is scheduled to start at Hoàn Kiếm Lake on Sunday. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The 45th Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) Newspaper Run is scheduled to start at Hoàn Kiếm Lake on Sunday.
The annual event will attract around 1,500 athletes from 20 cities and provinces, including 280 foreign runners from 26 embassies.
This year, the event also draws the participation of many professional athletes including Ngô Thị Oanh, Asian Games 2018 bronze medalist.
In the pro events, women will run three laps — equivalent to 5,250m — around Hoàn Kiếm Lake. The men will complete five laps, around 8,750m.
In the amateur category, students, workers, soldiers and expats, will compete in different distances, ranging from 1,750m to 5,250m.
The event, which is sponsored by Hisamitsu Việt Nam Pharmaceutical Company, is one of several activities held to mark the 64th anniversary of Hà Nội’s liberation and 19th anniversary of Hà Nội being recognised as “The City for Peace” by UNESCO.
The tournament also aims at promoting sports among local people. — VNS