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Ha Giang’s marathon race attracts over 50 runners nationwide

 A marathon race titled “Hanh trinh ve cuc Bac” (journey to the North) held in the northwestern mountainous province of Ha Giang drew the participation of more than 50 runners nationwide during its three-day course, which concluded on December 7. 

The 21km race, starting from the Lung Cu flagpole to the Dong Van ancient town, took place in line with COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

It also featured tourism and social activities, with all proceeds donated to a green growth project initiated by the provincial tourism association. The project aims to plant 10,000 trees across local border tourism routes in five years.

Ha Giang, home to more than 20 ethnic minority groups with unique cultural identities and festivals, has long been an attractive destination for tourists and explorers.

The land is loved by visitors for its untouched, majestic and poetic landscapes with rocky massive mountains, terraced rice fields that paint the valleys with yellow colour in harvest season and mirror the sky colours in the sowing season.

This year, tourist arrivals to Ha Giang slipped by half compared to the year’s plan of about 900,000 due to the complex developments of COVID-19./.