They competed on four different races – 5km, 10km, 21km, and 42km, all began and finished at Le Duan street.

A special 1km race for kids at the Nguyen Van Troi park’s Ngo Mon Square was a bonus of the event, attracting 1,000 young runners aged between 6 and 10.

Racers at the event

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh said the marathon aims to promote physical training in the community and widely introduce Thua Thien – Hue’s heritage elements, landscapes, environment and people.

The races were rounded off with 96 prizes worth nearly VND 1 billion (43,544 USD) awarded to winners. A total of VND 240 million from the proceeds were presented to the online newspaper VnExpress’s Hope Foundation to help improve education conditions of poor children.

Source: VNA