Olympic Run Day for all people's health kicked off

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and People’s Committee in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue March 19 launched the Olympic Run Day for All People's Health and the province’s cross-country race in A Luoi Town with the participation of around 2,000 locals and professional athletes.

Many people partake in the event (Photo: SGGP)

The event is a practical activity to celebrate the 71st establishment anniversary of sport sector and the day when Uncle Ho wrote an article “Sports and Health” and 86th establishment anniversary of Ho Chi Minh City Youth Communist Union to encourage all people in the country to take exercise for good health.

Cross-country race includes movement race with the distance of 1.4km which 2,000 employees, residents, students and soldiers partook in. Additionally, 150 athletes from towns and communes in Thua Thien – Hue Province and staffs from sectors participated in the race with 5km for male and 3km for female.

The organizers said that the event popularizes nationwide and it is expected to attract 7.2 million participants. In the North, the event will be organized on March 26 in the flower garden in Ly Thai To Street.

Moreover, all cities and provinces in the country will organize the race with different forms including combining with the local traditional race on the occasion.

By Van Thang – translated by Uyen Phuong

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