Thua Thien Hue Provincial People’s Committee and VnExpress have agreed to jointly organize the running of VnExpress Marathon Hue 2020.
It takes place on April 5, 2020 coincide with Hue Festival, is expected to attract a large number of visitors to the ancient capital.
VnExpress expects to gather around 5,000 runners at its marathon in Vietnam’s former capital Hue. VnExpress Marathon Hue 2020 will take place on April 5 alongside Festival Hue, a biennial celebration when an array of cultural events, games, and performances is held over the course of a week to preserve the traditional customs of Hue and Vietnam.
The marathon will be the biggest such event to be held in Hue, the seat of Vietnam’s last dynasty Nguyen from 1802 to 1945.
It will have four distances: full marathon (42 kilometers), half marathon (21 kilometers), 10 kilometers and five kilometers.
Runners will race along the Perfume River, cross the Truong Tien Bridge, pass the Hue High School for the Gifted, the second oldest high school in Vietnam, and part of the Imperial City.
Registration for the run will be open from 9 a.m. on November 12.