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Thu Duc’s first running race to be held in September

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The first annual running competition of Thu Duc City, HCMC is set to take place between September 1 and 3 with the participation of 4,000 runners.

Starting from the Thu Thiem New Urban Area, the SonKim Thu Duc City Run will pass through Thu Duc City’s historical and cultural landmarks, and feature distances like 21 kilometers, 10 kilometers and five kilometers.

There will also be shorter distances of three kilometers and one and a half kilometers specifically designed for children.

The event will not only focus on running but also feature cheerleading activities, hot-air balloon performances, and costume programs.

Inspired by the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon, the SonKim Thu Duc City Run is expected to promote sports in Thu Duc City, and foster community activities.

The SonKim Thu Duc City Run is an eco-friendly event that utilizes recycled materials for its race-kit facilities. The event will be organized by the Thu Duc People’s Committee and local real estate developer SonKim Land.

Le Truong Hien Hoa, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Tourism, said the city is actively working to brand itself as a “City of Events” to boost both domestic and international tourism. The running race is among the city’s new tourism offerings.

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