HÀ NỘI — The Charity Fun Run is scheduled to take place at the BUV Campus Ecopark in the northern province of Hưng Yên on November 3.
The event will attract the participation of around 8,000 runners, including the UK Ambassador to Việt Nam, Gareth Ward.
The annual event aims to encourage a spirit of fair play in sports, and strengthen bonds between participants, in addition to raising funds for charity projects throughout Việt Nam. The charitable causes that runners sponsor cover many areas, including education, healthcare and disaster relief.
Participants can either walk or run the five-kilometre race, whilst having the chance to enjoy a number of activities such as music performances, flash-mobs, a cuisine market and a picnic in scenic Ecopark.
The Charity Fun Run is an annual event that has been held in both Hà Nội and HCM City over the last 19 years.
Last year, attendees raised VNĐ650 million (US$28,260) to help multiple charities in Việt Nam’s northern regions after 6,000 people took part in the event. — VNS