After signing up for the virtual “Overcoming salty drought in the West “, the runner can run immediately and record the results from 0h00 the next day. Each person has 21 days to complete a goal.

Four distances from: 10km, 21km, 42km, 100km, 150km are suitable for most people’s training and fitness conditions. During the tournament, the athlete can run an unlimited number of runs, as long as the stars accumulate enough registered distances, at an average speed from 3 minutes / km to 12 minutes / km (pace 3:00 to 12:00). The range of speed allows runners to run and walk as needed, making it suitable even for beginners to the sport.


Group of athletes running 42 km in VM Quy Nhon 2020. Photo: VnExpress Marathon.

“Overcoming salt drought together in the West” in the context of complicated climate change in the southwestern provinces. Last year, the drought lasted for more than 6 months, causing 6 provinces of Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Long An, Kien Giang, Ca Mau and Soc Trang to declare an emergency situation. Saline drought caused 43,000 hectares of rice loss, 80,000 households lack of water for daily use. The government has spent 530 billion VND for 8 provinces in the Mekong Delta to respond.

In order to raise awareness of environmental protection and advocate for people in the Western region, VnExpress cooperated with the Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC) to organize a virtual running tournament “Overcoming salty drought with the West”. To join the runner visit the website below to register, from now to April 28. The total time each runner is for 21 days.


Dry fields in Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province, early March 2020. Image: Huu Khoa.

With the first 100,000 km, each completed runner kilometer corresponds to 1,000 VND supported for the program against saline drought. In addition, in the first 10,000 runners, each participant will contribute a green tree (worth 100,000 VND) planted in the West and some southern provinces from the sponsorship of the Southern Power Corporation.

Representatives of EVNSPC said that after finishing the run, businesses will directly bring clean water and water purification equipment to people in the most affected areas and accompany the program of planting more than 10,000 trees in 2021. .

The campaign “Overcoming salt drought together with the West” not only contributes to spiritual and material support for Western people through running steps but also an opportunity to help runners maintain their exercise habits, improve their health, Spread the spirit of sport to everyone around.


Prize registration lasts from 7-28 / 4.

VnExpress’s V-Race platform integrated with the Strava app will record the results. When completing the information registration on the V-Race page, players need to connect their account with the Strava app.

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