Thursday , February 22 2024

Runners explore Huế’s beauty and cuisine through Tây Lộc Discover Run


Nguyễn Văn Cảm about to cross the finish line of the first Tây Lộc Discovery Run’s men’s 10km category. Photos of organisers

HUẾ — Nguyễn Văn Cảm and Nguyễn Thị Tuyết May won the Tây Lộc Discovery Run 2024 on January 21 in Huế City, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.

In its first edition, organisers lured about 1,200 athletes who competed in two categories of 5km and 10km, while children took part in the Kids Run of 900m. 

Cảm finished first in the men’s 10km category. He was followed by Nguyễn Hoàng Anh and Nguyễn Đức Hoàng.

About 1,200 runners and kids took part in the Tây Lộc Discovery Run 2024 on January 21 in Huế City, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.

May, meanwhile, left all other rivals behind to top the women’s 10km podium. Nguyễn Thị Ngọt and Trần Thị Như Ý came second and third, respectively.

In the 5km, top-three male finishers were Nguyễn Ngọc Thành, Lê Văn Bi and Dương Minh Hiếu. Minutes after the men’s race, the female medallists came up with Lê Hồ Tường Vi, Võ Thị Kim Hà and Xi Nguyễn taking the limelight.


Hundreds of children take part in the 900 Kid Run.

The running competition was an activity to promote tourism and local specialities, as the organisers hoped to attract tourists and businessmen to their hometown.

Runners had the chance to discover new views of the familiar royal citadel of Việt Nam on routes that went through small peaceful streets, Ngự Hà River, Tây Lộc Market and Thượng Thành, the rampart surrounding the Imperial City of Huế.

Organisers said Huế was home to delicious cuisine, unique culture and world heritages. Runners were recommended must-try dishes such as vermicelli with grilled pork, shrimp and pork dumpling, clam rice, sweet soups and Huế-style spicy soup with beef. 

Huế’s sweet soups are one of the most popular dishes in the royal citadel city.

In addition to Huế’s cuisine, the province’s landmarks and sight-seeing destinations were also on everyone’s must-visit list. 

It is not easy to take in all five world cultural heritages – the Complex of Huế Monuments, Vietnamese court music, Woodblocks of Nguyễn Dynasty, Imperial archives of Nguyễn Dynasty, and royal literature on Huế royal architecture – in one tour around the city. 

The event was also to encourage people join in sports for stronger health and better lifestyle.

Organisers said profits from the race were given to local funds for the poor and other charity activities. VNS


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