Da Nang city to host international marathon 2015

Some 5,000 sport aficionados are expected to participate in the 2015 International Marathon scheduled in the central coastal city of Da Nang on August 30, announced the municipal People’s Committee on June 30.

The running course will offer a full marathon (42 kilometres), half marathon (21 kilometres) and five-kilometre fun run and walk. The course is certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (IAAF-AIMS).

Runners will have access to a number of relaxing activities such as massages and cold compresses at the destination. The run itself will feature stunning views and pass some of the most magnificent bridges in the city.

The award gala ceremony, named “Sunset Party”, will be held at the East Sea Park.

In addition, tourism activities will be integrated with the running event to popularise Da Nang as a leading city of event-culture-tourism in Southeast Asia.

More than just a race, the running event serves as a catalyst to promote sport activities in Da Nang and Vietnam more broadly.

Last year, 3,500 participants, including 400 professional marathoners from 25 countries and territories, competed in the race.

Athletes can register for the marathon at www.rundanang.com.

Source:VNA

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