Ha Noi Moi Newspaper – Run for Peace to take place in capital city hinh anh 11,500 athletes will take part in the Ha Noi Moi Newspaper – Run for Peace on September 29 in Hanoi. (Photo baovanhoa)
Hanoi  (VNA) - The 46th ‘Ha Noi Moi’ Newspaper – Run for Peace will see a number of national team members competing around Hoan Kiem Lake in the capital city on September 29. 

The annual event has drawn the registration of about 1,500 athletes, with amateur runners from schools, universities, enterprises and others alongside professional competitors as SEA Games 5,000m winner Nguyen Thi Oanh of Bac Giang and SEA Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Do Quoc Luat of the Military team.

More than 360 foreigners including 12 foreign ambassadors to Vietnam will also join the event.

Amateur runners can choose suitable distances ranging from 1.75km to 5.25km, equivalent to one to three laps around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Meanwhile, professional athletes will compete in mandatory distances of 5.25km for women and 8.75m (five laps) for men.

The organisers will present a total prize of 200 million VND (8,600 USD) to high-ranking athletes and teams./.