Van Lang University hosts the 10th Ho Chi Minh City Students’ Cross-Country Running Competition in 2019

(Van Lang, Dec 8th, 2019) - In the morning of December 8th, 2019, at the Student Cultural House in the urban area of Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Students’ Association and Van Lang University cooperated to organize the 10th Ho Chi Minh City Students' Cross-Country Running Competition.

The year 2019 marks the 10th milestone of organizing Ho Chi Minh City Students' Cross-Country Running Competition since this competition was officially launched by Ho Chi Minh City Students’ Association in 2003, with the precursor as the Students’ Cross-Country Running Competition of Van Lang University in 2000. This year, the competition has attracted thousands of students from many universities and colleges in the city. This is an activity in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Traditional Day of Vietnamese students and Vietnamese Students' Association (January 9, 1950 - January 9, 2020) and the 25th anniversary of Van Lang University establishment (1995 - 2020).

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 aStudents from universities and colleges in the city gathered to the Student Cultural House in the urban area of Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City to attend the tenth Ho Chi Minh City Students' Cross-Country Running Competition in 2019 (December 8, 2019).

Being the organizing unit and also the pioneer university in the movement of improving fitness and health practicing for students, Van Lang University had the largest number of students participating in the competition this year, along with the participation of students from many universities such as: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technical Education, the member universities of Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, etc.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 bAddressing the opening of the Cross-Country Running Competition, MSc. Vo Van Tuan - Standing Vice Principal of Van Lang University thanked the companion organizing units and the sponsors for the program. This is a playground for health practicing, a sporting event and learning exchanges, and strengthening the solidarity of students in the city area. Van Lang University feels highly honored to be the organizing unit of this meaningful activity. After 10 times of organizing, the scale of the competition continues to be maintained at the city level, receiving the companion of students in other universities and positively influencing the movement to protect health, and improve physical fitness of students. MSc. Vo Van Tuan also hopes that after participating in the playground, students will be aware of the importance of health, thereby regularly practicing sports to have good health and abundant intellect to complete the learning and practicing at universities.

This year, the Cross-Country Running Competition is divided into two official types: 3,000 meters for female students and 4,000 meters for male students. Students have 30 minutes to complete the running track. With the message "Run for health - Run to join hands to protect the environment - Run to share love", each student finishing the track within the required time will contribute 5,000 VND to the help of difficult children in the city area.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 cWhen the starting slogan rang out, everyone was excited to run as fast as possible to complete the racetrack within the required time. MSc. Vo Van Tuan - Standing Vice Principal of Van Lang University was one of the earliest "athletes" to finish the race for representatives, guests, cheering and encouraging the spirit of students.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 gStudents ran together to finish the racetrack in the required time of the Organization Board. Each student finishing the track within the required time will contribute 5,000 VND to the help of difficult children in the city area.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 hThe schoolgirl from Nguyen Tat Thanh University was one of the earliest students to complete the track for female students at a distance of 3,000 meters.

Finishing the 4,000 meters track for male students, Nguyen Huu Dat, Ngo Dinh Minh Nhan and Doan Thanh Phong (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technical Education) excelently won the first, second and third prizes. For the distance of 3,000 meters for female students, Tran Hong Nhung (Van Lang University) won the first prize; the second prize belonged to Le Thi Giang (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology); and Nguyen Trong Thuy (Van Lang University) won the third prize. In addition, for each running type for male and female students, there were seven individual prizes for students finishing the race from 4th to 10th place.

The Organization Board also gave collective prizes: the prize of the unit with the largest number of students attending belonged to Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (according to the regulations of the Organization Board, Van Lang University - the host unit-of course, did not receive this award); the first prize of the whole delegation for the team with the highest prize-winning students rate belonged to Ho Chi Minh City University of Technical Education.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 uMSc. Vo Van Tuan - Standing Vice Principal of Van Lang University awarded 10 best female students to complete the 3,000 meters distance.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 mModel Rima Thanh Vy, the representative of the sponsors, awarded the boys with the best achievement in the 4,000 meters distance.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 nHo Chi Minh City University of Technical Education received the first prize for the whole delegation.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 iThe prize for the unit with the highest number of students attending belonged to Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.

Within the framework of the Cross-Country Running Competition, Van Lang University concurrently organized an exchange program with guest singers: Ngo Kien Huy, Han Sara, dancer Lam Vinh Hai, girl group LipB, etc. These lively music performances attracted and kept students’ participation, despite the hot weather.

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 kSinger Ngo Kien Huy brought to students his recent hit song "Truyen thai y"

Vlu host cross country running competition 2019 lLip B Group exchanged with the MC and the students in the 10th Ho Chi Minh City Students’ Cross-Country Running Competition in 2019.

Being held for the first time at the Student Cultural House in the urban area of Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh City - a new gathering location for city students, the 10th Ho Chi Minh City Students' Cross-Country Running Competition took place smoothly. The youthful and energetic spirit of a healthy and active sport playground was a highlight for Van Lang students' Sunday morning of December 8, with the hope to inspire students to train physical health and participate in community activities. 

Source: Hoang Luan
Photos: Nguyen Linh, Hoang Luan
Translated by: Ha Thu
Edited by: Nguyen Thi Huynh Loc


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