In recent circumstance, the tourism industry in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam is significantly recovering. In the first 10 months, HCMC has attracted 2.656.707 International tourists and 24.894.562 Domestic turns, reaching 105.578 billion VND in total revenue.
The position of tourism Ho Chi Minh City on the world map is increasingly confirmed with many prestigious awards consecutively awarded in 2022 such as Asia's Leading Business Travel Destination", “Asia's Leading City Tourist Board 2022” and “Asia's Best MICE Destination” of the World Tourism Organization (WTA); The most popular domestic travel destination according to Agoda's report; The most attractive destination in the region during the peak summer tourist season (according to Travel & Leisure Magazine),…
Continuing to promote those successes, contributing to raising the level of destinations, increasing length of stay and spending of tourists, the city's tourism industry continues to coordinate with related industries to organize a series of welcome events new year: Tourism Week, Honoring Thu Ngu Flagpole Monument; The 2nd Ho Chi Minh City International Music Festival – Ho Do 2022, the 2nd Ho Chi Minh City Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 5th Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon, detail as below:
The event is expected to attract 14,000 leading local and international athletes, making it one of the tournaments with the largest number of foreign athletes participating.
To be recognized in the National competition system and a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), achieved the fourth year IAAF certification, qualifying for athletes aged 40 and over to be points on the Wanda Abbott Marathon Major International Ranking System by age section.
The event aims to preserve the environment and raise funds for the City Charity Funds.
The largest International Marathon Races in Vietnam - Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon Season 5 will officially take place on December 11th, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, with a sequence of purposeful activities from December 9th, 2022 to December 11th, 2022. The tournament is co-organized by the Department of Tourism, Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Athletics Federation, Sunrise Events Vietnam Company and the strategic partnership of Techcombank.
With the most spectacular route in Ho Chi Minh City through 5 districts (District 1, District 3, District 5, District 6, Binh Thanh District) and finishing at Empire City in Thu Duc city, Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon Techcombank Season 5 is one of the events that are eagerly expected by the sports-loving community. The event promises to bring many interesting experiences for athletes as well as the people of Ho Chi Minh City.
Co-creating a foundation for healthy living and creating conditions for people to play sports, Techcombank always desires to lead and promote well-being as part of its commitment to "Excellent Every Day". Continuing to accompany the Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon Season 5, Techcombank has empowered thousands of sports lovers to pursue an active, and jump out the comfort zone , continuing with outstanding achievements. Accordingly, the message "Running for a superior Vietnam '' kept to be expressed throughout the event, from the route running through the well-known tourist spots of the City, to intriguing activities at the Village Marathon, etc… All contribution to inspiring positive values, encouraging the wellness of Vietnamese, upgrading the quality life, and experiencing, admiring and promoting the charm of Ho Chi Minh City – a dynamic city, the economic and financial center of this area.
Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon Techcombank Season 5 is proud to be acknowledged as an official member of AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) and honored as the largest annual Marathon tournament in Vietnam. The race has a variety of distances for participants to choose from, including Marathon (42.195km), Half Marathon (21.0975km), 10km, 5km and the KIDS RUN exclusively for kids. This year, athletes' preparation and support on the track keeps improving to create conditions for athletes to best complete their performance: A number of watering stations, cheering stations is totally increased, meeting the spirit and standards of Season 5.
With the desire to promote the attractiveness and dynamism of Ho Chi Minh City, the tournament route will start from the beautiful street in the city center. The route starts from Le Duan street, right in front of the Zoo and Botanical Garden, bringing athletes to experience the impressive running route through 5 districts and finish in Thu Duc City; famous landmarks as well as historical sites of the city such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, City Post Office, City People's Committee, City Theater, Nha Rong Wharf, Thu Thiem Bridge 2 – The latest iconic connects Thu Duc city and the city center, continue to cross Vo Van Kiet street, turn around at Cao Van Lau, go around Sala residents, along Mai Chi Tho street, to the turning point of the Diamond Island, and finished at Empire City Thu Thiem - new urban area. The 10km and 5km races will also start at the same starting point at Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, run across Thu Thiem 2 Bridge, through different routes but will have the same finish gate at Empire City similar to the Marathon distance.
Expected to sustain its position as the largest running tournament in Vietnam, in this 5th season, there are the presence of thousands of athletes, of which nearly 10% are foreign athletes from 64 countries. The marathon distance will be an arena for professional athletes from Kenya, and the Asian regions. Participants can register as individuals, businesses, charities or running clubs.
Especially, the honorable medal with the highlight of the rotating in number 5 - Marking the memorable milestone of the entire 5-year journey will be a worthy reward for the champions and contribute to the value of the highly appreciated items at the Techcombank - Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon. Each image on the medal also depicts numerous famous icons of the City : Ben Thanh Market, Bitexco Building, Thu Thiem 2 Bridge - The new icon of the city. All of these landmarks have particular representations of the identities in Ho Chi Minh City. The medal is wrapped with the winner's silk ribbon, as a compliment for the unsurpassed spirit of the warriors in modern life.
Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon, the Organization Board is honored to welcome international athletes as well as local participants to attend the event and freely discover a dynamic Ho Chi Minh City with the sequence events such as: 2nd Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week, Opening of Thu Ngu Flagpole - The Cultural Space, Ho Do International Music and Hot Air Balloon Festivals 2022, culinary activities, and tourism products with many special deals for participants such as promotions on city tour, discounts on entertainment and leisure services. In addition, the Organization board will open Marathon Village from 8:00 am on Friday, December 9 to 2:00 pm on December 11, 2022 to assist public service and attract domestic and foreign tourists.
The representative of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa - Director of the Department of Tourism said, “We would like to thank the enthusiastic response of the Vietnamese sports-loving community and the foreign athletes coming. from the rest of the world. You play a vital role in inspiration and motivation for us to continue organizing that events connect a community and international sport and tourism events in Ho Chi Minh City - a contemporary city , lively with unique cultural values, generous people, and diverse cuisine. In particular, coming to Ho Chi Minh City during the tournament race - 5th season, you will fully feel those emotions with various experiences through a sequence of tourism - sports - music events within the framework of the 2nd Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week”.
Along with the comments from the Department of Tourism, Mr. Mai Ba Hung, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City said, “Developing from the policy in improving the health of the entire population, Ho Chi Minh City is delighted to co-host one of the biggest sporting events in Vietnam. We are extremely pleased that more and more individuals, businesses and clubs are interested in concerning and participating in activities to improve communities’ health, especially participating in the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon. - Season 5. This can be considered a sports symbol of the city when it is one of the community activities attracting attention and spread the most positive effects on the community. To do that, we strongly believe in working with Sunrise Events Vietnam Company, one of the leading professional enterprises in organizing sports events. I am sure the athletes and sport lovers will have a memorable season".
Mr. Onslo Carrington, General Director of Sunrise Events Vietnam said, “After 4 years with success, it has attracted the attention of the Vietnamese sports-loving community even in a dramatical time because of the pandemic COVID-19, we hope that this 5th Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon continues to provide a memorable experience for athletes, encouraging the community to lead a healthy and dynamic lifestyle. during the city's transformation. Honored to be one of the attractive sports tourism events, we are pleased to welcome not only athletes from Vietnam but also many professional athletes from other countries to experience racing in one of the most dynamic cities in the region. All operational standards are prepared to meet the highest requirements to provide the best experience for athletes at the event”.
Athlete - Ms. Chi Nguyen said, “Having participated in the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon since the first season as well as many marathons in the world, I am awaited and believe that there is a world major marathon in the future”.
The Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon Season 5 is still open for registration at www.marathonhcmc.com and will close on November 25, 2022.
Subject to be changed, please feel free contact Organizer board for further information:
Contact for Media
Ms. Hung Thi Tu Oanh - Director of Marketing department, Sunrise Events Vietnam
Mr Mai Tuan Thanh – Deputy Head of Events Department, Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Center