1,500 athletes will take part in the Hà Nội Mới Newspaper – Run for Peace this Sunday in Hà Nội. Photo baovanhoa.vn
HÀ NỘI The 46th Hà Nội Mới Newspaper – Run for Peace will see a number of national team members competing this Sunday around Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội.
The annual event has drawn about 1,500 athletes, with amateur runners from schools, universities, enterprises and others alongside professional competitors as SEA Games 5,000m winner Nguyễn Thị Oanh of Bắc Giang and SEA Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Đỗ Quốc Luật of the Military team.
More than 360 foreigners including 12 ambassadors to Việt Nam will also join the event.
Amateur runners can choose suitable distances ranging from 1.75km to 5.25km, equivalent to one to three laps around Hoàn Kiếm Lake.
Meanwhile, professional athletes will compete in mandatory distances of 5.25km for women and 8.75m (five laps) for men.
The organisers will present a total prize of VNĐ200 million (US$8,600) to high-ranking athletes and teams.
The run will be broadcast live on VTV6 channel from 7-10am. VNS