At 3:00 PM, dozens of thousands of athletes joining in the 42km distance started to race. The race for 21, 10, and 5km distances started at 4:00 AM, 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM respectively.
It depends on each distance that athletes ran through heritage streets and well-known bridges which were associated with new modern urban areas. Athletes had a chance to discover an ancient yet modern Hue.
To support athletes during the race, twelve one-way stations and 6 two-way stations offering fruit and alkaline ionized water was arranged. Stations were 2km apart. In addition, there are 6 master medical stations, 5 medical stations and 4 ambulance parking sites.
Athletes joining in VnExpress Marathon Imperial Hue 2023 had a chance to receive prizes with a total value of over VND 1,1 billion including VND 800 million cash.
Particularly, the organizer presented a family award. Accordingly, families with three members registering for a minimum of 36km had a chance to win the impressive prize. The fact that the family prize was awarded on VnExpress Marathon Imperial Hue 2023 for the first time allowed the Organizer to award this prize on coming events.
Held by VnExpress, the marathon attracted a large number of youth to celebrate national reunification day on April 30, international labor day on May 1, “Toan dan ren luyen than the theo guong Bac Ho vi dai” (the entire people practice physically, following the great example of Uncle Ho) campaign and the Olympic run day for public health.