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29/03/2021 - 16:03

Nearly 2.000 people participating in running race and experiencing the Huong River

The launching ceremony “The campaign for the whole population taking exercises to follow the great Uncle Ho”; the Olympic Running Day for Population Health and the 29th Provincial Traditional Cross-country - 2021 took place on the morning of March 28 at Nghinh Luong Dinh. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh attended and run with the runners.

Right after the launching ceremony, over 1.500 athletes coming from 25 units in the provincial area attended the marathon with a distance of 1.4km around Ky Dai - Ngo Mon square

After the marathon, over 150 athletes from 9 districts, towns, city, and schools, together with hundreds of free athletes entered the 29th Provincial Traditional Cross-Country with the theme: “Experiencing Huong River”.

According to the route, male and female runners competing in the distance of 4.2km started from Nghinh Luong Dinh, then ran through Phu Xuan Bridge – Le Loi St., – the walking path along the Huong River (the Southern side) – Ga Bridge – Bui Thi Xuan St., – Da Vien Bridge – Le Duan St., and fished in front of Nghinh Luong Dinh.

In the distance of 6.2km, the male and female athletes started from Nghinh Luong Dinh, and then ran through the walking path along the Huong River (the Northern side) – Truong Tien Bridge corridors – Nguyen Dinh Chieu walking path – the walking path along the Huong River (the Southern side) – Ga (Station) Bridge – Bui Thi Xuan St., – Da Vien Bridge – Le Duan St., and finished in front of Nghinh Luong Dinh.

With these routes, in addition to showing their talents on fewer obstacles and safer roads, the athletes could also enjoy the beautiful landscape on the two sides of the Huong River from the start to finish.

This was the highlight of the Olympic Running Day for the whole population and the Provincial Traditional Cross-country of this year; at the same time, it was also one of the effective methods to promote an image of green, beautiful, and dynamic Hue to people everywhere.

Some of the images at the Olympic Running Day for the whole population health and the 29th Provincial Traditional Cross-country - 2021:

The exciting flash mob performance in ao dai of “little angels” from Hue Talent Club before the start time

Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh (middle), leaders of Culture & Sports Department and Hue University participating the responding marathon with athletes.

Next were the running of the teams

Starting the men’s cross-country championship

The women’s cross-country championship started some minutes later

With the surrounding space and views, running on the walking path along the Huong River was a great experience with many athletes

With the routes having many gorgeous landscapes and sceneries, it was not too surprising when some of the athletes doing their running race with cameras to take photos of the places they run through

At that time, the bicycle loving people also participated to respond to “the Campaign for the whole population to take exercises to follow the great Uncle Ho”

Next were the SUB rowing and waste collection activities to protect the Huong River

Awarding to the winners after a memorable competition

By Han Dang

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