Poster of the event
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Over 600 people attended the “Race for Wildlife 2016” held in Hanoi on December 11 by the Hanoi Red River Runners and the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV).

The event shows the participants’ support and determination to prevent the extinction of wild animals and encourage community not to use oriental medicine with ingredients from endangered animals.

The race featured distances of 5km, 10km and 21km for runners, including children and professional athletes.

Teams from Embassies in Hanoi, such as the United Kingdom, France, the United States, the European Union Delegation in Vietnam and other organisations also participated in the event.

Richard Leech from the Hanoi Red River Runners club said participants have not only a chance to join their favourite sport but also contribute to protecting endangered animals.

He expressed his hope that the message of the race will be the motivation for action to protect the wildlife.-VNA