Da Nang hosts Christmas run on Son Tra Peninsula

, Da Nang hosts Christmas run on Son Tra Peninsula

The running event is set to take place on the Son Tra Peninsula during the Christmas season, promising to attract thousands of domestic and international tourists to Da Nang.

On November 30, Vietnam Television’s Central Highlands-Central Region Center (VTV8) and the People’s Committee of Son Tra District (Da Nang City) announced the “VTV8 Son Tra Run Challenge 2023” running event.

This marks the first time a running event is being organized on the Son Tra Peninsula, a pristine forest area known as the “green lungs” of Da Nang city.

Son Tra Peninsula is a captivating tourist destination, not only for its picturesque beaches and diverse ecosystems but also for its distinctive landscape featuring high mountains on one side with a diverse plant and animal system and a blue sea on the other.

The run will take place over two days, on December 23 and 24, across various areas of the Son Tra Peninsula, with nearly 2,000 participants from within the country, 10 countries, and territories registered to compete on a specially designed course with refreshing natural scenery and inclines of up to nearly 1,000 meters ascending to the peak of Son Tra.

The competition includes three distances: 6km, 16km, and 26km, catering to all athletes, running groups, and running enthusiasts looking to participate and experience the exciting event on the Son Tra Peninsula.

Mr. Huynh Van Hung, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Son Tra District, stated that organizing the run at the end of the year, precisely on Christmas Eve (December 24), provides a favorable opportunity to attract a large number of domestic and international tourists to Da Nang. This event serves as a chance to promote Da Nang’s image as a leading destination for festivals and events in Asia.

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According to Mr. Huynh Van Hung, within the framework of the event, the local area is also organizing various activities for people to enjoy indigenous cultural aspects.

Furthermore, to provide the best experience for participants, the organizers announced that hotels and restaurants in the area will offer discounts and special promotions for tourists.


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