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Over 8,000 expected to join Techcombank HCMC Int’l Marathon
By Dao Loan
Sunday,  Nov 4, 2018,08:52 (GMT+7)

Over 8,000 expected to join Techcombank HCMC Int’l Marathon

By Dao Loan

People look at the Techcombank HCMC International Marathon’s information board at the announcement ceremony - PHOTO: DAO LOAN

HCMC – More than 6,500 people have registered to take part in the Techcombank HCMC International Marathon 2018 slated for December 2, and the organizer expects 8,200 to attend this year, according to information given at a press conference on November 1.

This race across six of the city’s districts will pass through historical landmarks like the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the French-built building of the HCMC People's Committee, and end at Thu Thiem New Urban Area.

The event will feature marathons of 42.2, 21.1, 10, and 5 kilometers. In addition, there will be a Kids’ Run (1.5 – 3 kilometers) to be held on December 1.

Under the theme “Be Greater Together”, the event aims to encourage people to run, live a healthy lifestyle, and increase charity awareness. The organizer has pledged to donate VND10,000 for every kilometer run to the Fund for Poor People and HCMC Promotion Fund for Young Talents. Last year’s event raised VND600 million for charitable activities.

The event is jointly organized by the HCMC Departments of Tourism and Culture-Sports, the HCMC Athletics Federation, Sunrise Events Vietnam and Techcombank.

Techcombank card holders are entitled to a 10% discount on participation fee. More information about the event is available at www.marathonhcmc.com.

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