More than 2,000 athletes, both professional and amateur, as well as tourists and local people are expected to participate in the Da Nang International Marathon 2013, scheduled for September in the central coastal city of Da Nang .

The event is organised by World Marathon Tours Inc. (US) in consultation with the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

The race will include three categories: full marathon (42.195 km run), half marathon (21.0975 km run), and a 5 km fun run for all to enjoy.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners and the top Vietnamese runner in the full and half marathon races.

Early registration has started since November 1, 2012 and is valid until April 30, 2013 . Late registration will be accepted until July 31, 2013 .

Central Da Nang city, with beautiful beaches surrounded with famous UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites, promises to be a beautiful destination for runners and tourists.-VNA