VnExpress Marathon sets June 2020 return

VnExpress Marathon will return to the beach town of Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh Province on June 7 next year for the second edition.

Runners are joining in the VnExpress Marathon 2019 in Quy Nhon City

Registration for the event will start on November 12 at 9 a.m. and close on April 15, 2020.

The VnExpress Marathon 2020 will have four distances: full marathon (42 kilometers), half marathon (21 kilometers), 10 kilometers and five kilometers.

The positive impacts of the inaugural VnExpress Marathon have motivated the south central province of Binh Dinh to host the event every year from 2020 to 2025. The starting date of the annual event will fall on the first Sunday of June.

Event organizers said they will keep leveraging previous advantages, such as providing water, utilities and promotions to runners, as well as focusing on redressing any limitations of last year's run in terms of starting points, roads and traffic to enhance the athletes' experience.

The VM 2020 is a charity run and organizers donate 10 percent of the ticket sales proceeds to VnExpress’ Hope Foundation, which works to improve learning facilities for disadvantaged students in Vietnam’s remote provinces.

The marathon’s goal is also to spread sportsmanship and strengthen the sense of community.

The first VnExpress Marathon was held last June and attracted around 5,000 runners, including 100 foreigners.

Source: VnExpress    

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