5,000 local and foreign runners to compete at int’l half marathon in Hanoi

VOV.VN - As many as 5,000 local and foreign elite and amateur runners are set to participate in the 2023 Vietnam International Half Marathon which will take place in Hanoi.

The tournament is scheduled to take place at 5 a.m at Hoan Kiem lake on January 1, 2023, and will consist of three categories, including a five km race, a 10 km race, and a half marathon.

The event will be held by the Vietnam Athletics Federation and the municipal People's Committee and will be the first international standard event of its kind to be held in the country. It will be operated by Vietnamese referees and supervised by officials of the Asian Athletics Association.

A total purse of VND500 million, equivalent to US$20,100, will be awarded to the winners.

Proceeds collected from selling bibs at the event will see 5% donated to the athletic talent development fund in Vietnam.