Ha Giang int’l marathon to be held
15:42 | 28/02/2018

VGP - The Ha Giang International Marathon Race with the theme “Running on the Road of Happiness”will be held on April 30 in Ha Giang.  

The event is organised by the Ha Giang Department of Culture, Sports, Tourism and the Viet Nam Athletics Federation.

Runners will start from Dong Van town, home to Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, through Ma Pi Leng Pass and Meo Vac town and finish in Dong Van district.

The event is expected to draw more than 500 foreign and domestic runners competing in the 10km, 21km and 42km categories.

The Ma Pi Leng pass is known as the king of all mountain passes in the country.

Last year, Ha Giang attracted over 1 million tourists, 169,689 of whom were foreigners—an increase of 20% compared to 2016.

The province’s total revenue from tourism reached VND913.6 billion (US$40 million), up 14.9% over the same period last year, according to statistics published by the Ha Giang Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

                                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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