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HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

By Hoai Phuong, Quynh Tran   January 16, 2023 | 12:00 am PT
The Independence Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and Nguyen Hue walking street will be highlights of the VnExpress Marathon HCMC Midnight on February 12.
HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

The first kilometer of the running track will take runners by the Independence Palace on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, surrounded by lush trees.

Held for the first time in Ho Chi Minh City, VnExpress Marathon will give runners of all four distances (5, 10, 21, 42 km) the chance to explore the city's stunning roads and famous landmarks.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

500 meters from the Independence Palace, runners will head towards Paris Commune Square highlighted by French architectural works, including 140-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office.

This place is famous for ca phe bet, litterally meaning "coffee on the ground."

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

The Saigon Opera House and five-star hotels on Dong Khoi Street will be other highlights of the track.

This area is close to the start and finish line, suitable for runners to make their accommodation plans.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

Right in front of Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, the People's Committee headquarters is a unique architectural and artistic work of Ho Chi Minh City. The 100-year-old building was inspired by the Paris town hall.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, ​​​​​​a soul of Saigon nightlife, will also be part of the night running track.

From the pedestrian street, runners can see iconic buildings such as Bitexco and Times Square.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

Leaving Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, runners will be indulged the river-side Ton Duc Thang street at night.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

A corner of Sala urban area in Thu Thiem new urban area, a familiar place for training of Saigon runners.

Thu Thiem will be the next challenge for runners after Ba Son Bridge.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

The new urban area boasts natural beauty, like a hidden garden in a bustling city. Runners of VnExpress Marathon will run on a one-km road along coconut trees.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

Sala urban area has many wide and green roads. The runners of 42km distance will run along its lake (pictured), and continue to Mai Chi Tho, and Diamond Island.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

Thu Thiem bridge will be at the end of the race. From the bridge, participants can see a panoramic view of skyscrapers in District 1, Binh Thanh, including Landmark 81, a rising symbol of the city.

HCMC emblems featured in VnExpress Marathon night run

The Zoo and Botanical Garden, the most popular tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City, will be the end of the night run.

VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight will kick off on February 12, with a scale of 10,000 runners.

The official running track will be announced soon. Find more information at the link.

 
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