March 20, 2017 | 20:50 (GMT+7)
Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2017 launched in A Luoi district
PANO - A ceremony to launch the Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2017 was held in A Luoi district, Thua Thien-Hue province on March 19, with the participation of over 2,500 local people and 150 athletes.
This year’s event, which will start simultaneously in Ly Thai To garden in Hanoi, A Luoi district in Thua Thien Hue province, and Nha Rong Wharf in Ho Chi Minh city on Sunday March 26, is expected to attract about 7 million people.
The event attracting thousands of people
The annual event aims to promote the national campaign “All people do physical exercise following Uncle Ho’s example", and encourage people to do physical exercise regularly to improve their health.
A number of organizations and companies such as the budget airline Vietjet Air, Herbalife Limited Company, the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) sponsored for the event, in which Vietjet Air presented over 6,000 hats and shirts for Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City.
The same day, the Olympic Run Day for public health 2017 drew 2,000 people in Nam Dinh and 3,200 people in Da Nang.
Translated by Hong Thanh