UK, Vietnam honor friendship ties with charity run

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The first in a series of events marking 40 years of diplomatic ties between the UK and Vietnam, British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) expects 8,000 people to take part in its 13th annual Fun Run for Charity on September 29 in Ho Chi Minh City.

BBGV hopes that this year's race will raise VND900 million (US$ 42,600) for charities nationwide. Last year, 7,800 runners and walkers took part in the event, raising VND800 million.

Registration for the run is open from September 10-29 at the BBGV Office on the ground floor of 25 Le Duan Boulevard in the city's District 1.

The cost to participate is VND150,000 (US$7) for adults and VND75,000 for children six to 12.

The four-kilometer race will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Crescent shopping mall on Nguyen Khac Vien Street in District 7.

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