Vietnamese people called to run for health

About 7.2 million people are expected to take part in Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2017, which will begin at 7 a.m. on March 26th.

About 7.2 million people are expected to take part in Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2017, which will begin at 7 a.m. on March 26th.

Vietnamese people called to run for health

Participants of the 2016 run. (Photo: VNA)

​The information was announced by Dang Danh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Department of Masses Sports under the General Department of Sports and Physical Training on February 18th.

The event will take place at Ly Thai To Flower Garden in Hanoi, A Luoi District in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue and Nha Rong Port in Ho Chi Minh City.

So far, as many as 21 localities have registered and planned for the event, including Thai Nguyen, Lai Chau, Ha Giang, Nghe An, Can Tho, Hanoi, Bac Ninh, among others.

The programme aims to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the Vietnam Sport Day (March 27th, 1946-2017) and the 86th founding anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (March 26th, 1931-2017).

It is also expected to promote importance of sports and encourage people to follow President Ho Chi Minh’s call to exercise for better health, thus contributing to improving the quality of life and building a healthy lifestyle & environment.

The Olympic Run Day last year drew the participation of about seven million people in 63 localities across the country./.

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