Athlete Nguyễn Văn Lai who have gained many gold and silver SEAGames medals in running.calls people to join the race. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese citizens and foreigners living in Việt Nam are eligible to join an online race launched by Mường Thanh Hospitality Group to inspire people to live healthily.
Mường Thanh Race 2020 - Run for Green will be held until August 15 to increase awareness of protecting the environment and call on people to enjoy a green and healthy lifestyle.
Launched last weekend, the race has so far drawn 3,000 individuals and 60 teams. Each kilometre recorded will activate VNĐ1,000 (US$0.04) to be donated to the Green and Clean Việt Nam Fund.
At the end of the campaign, Mường Thanh Group will spend the money to clean up the coastal cities and sponsor projects on World Clean Up Day on September 19.
Participants have to register on challenge.vn and select the route and pace for themselves. Influencers have joined the race including actress Khả Ngân, book author Trang Hạ and athlete SEA Games runner Nguyễn Văn Lai.
“It’s a meaningful activity I think,” said Lai.
“I practise every day and contribute to environment-protecting projects by joining the race. I encourage my friends and others to participate because practising also helps improve health and durability in the complicated situation of the pandemic.” — VNS