03 June 2019, 1pm
Manulife Danang International Marathon
Sun 11 August 2019
Run since 2014 and now with nearly 30,000 participants, the marathon has changed the way Southeast Asia views, organises and participates in sporting events.
For this year’s race in August, the event is trying to encourage the local people of Danang to take more of an active role in the event in order to build a strong relationship between those who live in Danang and the marathon itself.
There is no better way to experience the city than running the marathon, say organisers – the town boasts little pollution and was given the title of one of the cleanest cities globally. Forbes Magazine wrote that Danang’s My Khe beach was one of the most attractive beaches on the planet. Apart from its 30km of beaches, Danang is also known as the “city of bridges” given its impressive collection including the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam, and the Dragon Bridge which has been called one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.
Race organisers Pulse Active issued a call for local volunteers who would like to show visitors around the city. “If running isn’t your thing then you can show your love for Danang by volunteering,” it said.