VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight medals unveiled

By Hoai Phuong   January 16, 2023 | 05:00 am PT
VnExpress Marathon HCMC night race medals are inspired by French-style archway and iconic landmarks of the city.

The overall design of the VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight medals represents the French colonial architecture in Saigon which prevailed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as demonstrated in famous buildings including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office.

The People's Committee headquarters is depicted in the medal's center. The 110 year-old building is inspired by the city hall of Paris, with the facade overlooking the Saigon River.

Thiết kế huy chương VM HCM City Midnight. Ảnh:VM

VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight medal. Photo by VM

Dark purple is the medal's main color, inspired by the city's starry night sky. "We hope runners can enjoy a sparkling Saigon at night," the organizers said.

In addition to historical imprints, the medals also include images of modern symbols such as Ba Son Bridge, Bitexco, Landmark 81, and Masterise luxury apartments... These destination will be appear on the running route of VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight.

The medal has four different string colors: light blue for 5km, red orange for 10km, purple for 21km, and dark blue for 41km.

4 màu dây đeo trên huy chương. Ảnh:VM

Four string colors of the race medals. Photo by VM

VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight will be held from the night of February 11 until early February 12, with an expected 10,000 participants. Runners have the opportunity to discover a Saigon nightlife when running through central routes, across landmarks such as the Independence Palace, the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, and Bach Dang wharf.

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