Athletes run at the 2018 Halong Bay Heritage Marathon. — File Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Halong Bay Heritage Marathon 2019 will be held this Sunday at the home of the World’s Natural Heritage Site recognised by UNESCO, Hạ Long Bay, in Quảng Ninh Province.
The annual event is one of the biggest international marathons in Việt Nam.
This year, apart from local marathoners, more than 1,600 foreigners have registered for the race.
It aims at creating a healthy and positive environment where running enthusiasts can challenge themselves, meet and share experiences over different routes ranging from 5km to 42km, including a track for children.
The special track offers runners a unique course across Bãi Cháy Bridge, the longest single span bridge in Southeast Asia. Athletes will have the chance to enjoy spectacular views over the magnificent landscape of the bay as well as picturesque mountains and coast lines.
Big bonuses of VNĐ25 million are on offer for the winners of the 42km race, while organisers promise valuable awards for other champions. — VNS