Enterprise and integration – On November 26, 2017, more than 5,000 athletes from 44 countrieswill participate in the first edition of the Techcombank ho Chi Minh City International Marathon 2017. This inspiring new marathon will star at the historic Saigon Zoo, then follow a route past key Ho Chi Minh City lamdmarks, before finishing in the new urban are of Thu Thiem.
This historic event will be comprised of three different: 42.195 km, 21.1 km, and 10 km. Flying in from the United Statesto MC on raceday is Sean English, a famous announcer that has been the official announcer at over 200 international sprting evenst.
In addition to themarthonevent, the Organizing Committee has organized many exciting activities such as a 1,5 km Kids Run, a children’s running event for ages 6 – 14 scheduled foe the afternoon of November 25th. This run is designed to encourage chidren to live a healthy lifestyle and to participate in outdoor activities.
Event organizers will also be awarding prize money for the race. First prize for the top male and female international professional athletes is $5.000 USD while prizes for professional Vietnamese athletes (5 classes) is up tp $2.000 USD, and prizes for age – group atheletes (5 age group between 18 – 69 years).
For participants who complete the race within the stipulated cut – off time a contribution of 10,000 VND per kilometer run will be made to the Ho Chi Minh City Fund for the Poor and the Ho Chi Minh City Sports Talent Support Fungd.
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