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TECHCOMBANK Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon 3,000 new entries available
  • | dtinews.vn | September 10, 2019 09:00 PM
Registration for the TECHCOMBANK International Ho Chi Minh City Marathon 2019 has expanded from its original allotment of 10,000 entries to now a total of 13,000 entries, exemplifying the overwhelming increase for running and fitness in Vietnam. The organizing team at Sunrise Events Vietnam is thrilled to announce that after the initial 10,000 slots were successfully sold out and filled by race participants, another 3,000 slots were made available to allow for even more race participants to sign up for race weekend as a part of the largest and most competitive event in the country.

The Organizing Team has had an incredible amount of support and owes thanks to the Department of Tourism, the Department of Culture and Sports, the Athletic Federation of Ho Chi Minh City who have made it possible to expand the race with these additional slots. Appreciation is also extended to the numerous corporate teams that are taking part in the race.

“The government has given an overwhelming level of support to allow the growth of the event,” said Mr. Do Huynh Khanh Duy, Project Director of Sunrise Events Vietnam. “We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude and thanks to the government for helping support the healthy lifestyle movement that is happening in our beautiful and dynamic city. This also allows us to share this city with more foreign visitors to promote sports tourism in Vietnam overall.”


The event begins on Friday, December 6th, 2019, with the “Marathon Village,” which offers fun activities for the entire family with exciting exhibitors, live music performances, clinics, special talks and food and beverage offerings. The marathon (42.2km), half-marathon (21.1km), 10km, 5km and Kid’s Run, for young athletes aged 5-14, will take place on Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th, making for a fantastic weekend of fun, health and fitness. All participants who complete the run within the specified time limit will be awarded an official finisher medal from the Organizing Committee.

“Running has never had a greater following in Vietnam, Techcombank is therefore honored to support an event that so avidly promotes athleticism, health and well-being,” said Mrs. Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Chief Marketing Officer of Techcombank. “Seeing that thousands of participants have already registered is an inspiration for all of us here at Techcombank, and we look forward to encouraging more runners than ever to ‘Be Greater Together’ at this iconic weekend of competition.”

 

This year’s event will also serve as the only qualifying event in Vietnam, for the inaugural Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2021. The fastest overall Vietnamese male and female are guaranteed invitations to this seminal event, where they will represent Vietnam among 150 other nations from around the world.

The athletes participating in the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon 2019, who finish, will have an opportunity to change their lives as well as those around them. Participants that complete the race within the stipulated time period, the organizing committee will make a contribution of 10,000 VND – per 1 kilometer finished– made to the designated race charities.

The Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon 2019, organized by Sunrise Events Vietnam, takes participants through vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, with a course that passes through historic and modern landmarks, ending with a sweeping view of the Ho Chi Minh City skyline at the breathtaking waterfront finish line.


This event would not be possible without the strong support of the Ho Chi Minh Department of Tourism, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sport and Ho Chi Minh City Federation of Athletics along with strategic partner Techcombank and finish line venue sponsor, Empire City. To register and for more information on the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon 2019, please visit www.marathonhcmc.com.

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