Update: 16:47 | 15/04/2022
(BGO) - At 7:30 a.m on April 16, the 39th traditional Bac Giang Newspaper Run will open at Square 3/2 in Bac Giang city. Preparations for the event have been completed now.
Nearly 300 athletes attends the tournament
The tournament is jointly organized by Bac Giang Newspaper, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Department of Education and Training, and the provincial Youth Union. This is a large-scale annual sports tournament that attracts a large number of runners from districts, city, agencies and divisions of education and training across the province.
The training session of the Lang Giang team in preparation for the traditional Bac Giang Newspaper Run 2022.
In 2020 and 2021, due to the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic, the tournament was suspended. In early 2022, right after the Organizing Committee issued the tournament's regulations, the districts, city, agencies, divisions of education and training developed plans for the selection and training of athletes to participate in the tournament.
Editor-in-Chief of Bac Giang Newspaper Trinh Van Anh, head of the Organizing Committee, said that although the tournament was postponed once in mid-March due to the impact of the pandemic, all stages from professional work to ensuring security and order, health care, traffic safety, communications and others have been carefully and thoughtfully prepared by the Organizing Committee.
During the preparation process, all difficulties were promptly resolved. The tournament continues to receive the attention, companionship and sponsorship of Tan Thinh Construction Company Limited and VNPT Bac Giang with considerable resources.
Up to now, 10 teams from 10 districts, cities, one from agencies (the provincial Military Command), eight from the district-level divisions of education training with more than 300 athletes and coaches have registered for the event.
Nguyen Trong Bac, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the department has made careful preparations regarding professional work, from making profiles, supervising athletes to ensure the right persons and age groups, and content of the tournament's regulations. The organizers arranged more than 30 referees at the starting point, corners, on the running track, and at the finish line to ensure objectivity, impartiality, fairness and accuracy.
Ready for the race
Due to the fast preparation time before the competition, the units focused highly on practicing with exercises to enhance endurance, fitness and acceleration when reaching the finish line. During the training process, coaches and athletes always upheld the sense of responsibility and tried their best with the goal of earning the highest achievements.
Among the participating units, in the race for districts and city, Lang Giang team are still considered the strongest candidate as they have won the tournament 36 times. Other districts such as Tan Yen, Yen Dung, and Luc Nam, also have made carefully preparations to attend the tournament with the strongest squad.
Nguyen Van Hung, Deputy Director of Yen Dung district’s Center for Culture, Information and Sports, said that the Yen Dung team include 15 runners, with many selected from the district's sports clubs and classes for sports talents, and some from the provincial team.
In the race for secondary school students, the teams have actively practiced until the competition day. Although students are focusing on preparing for the second semester examination, the divisions of education and training, schools, and parents have created the best conditions for them to practice.
The organisation of the Bac Giang Newspaper Run amid the pandemic holds a significant meaning, helping spread the spirit of love for sports, encourage the masses, especially young people and students, to regularly exercise to improve their health, and promote the development of the province's sports movement.
The tournament also offers an environment to train and discover young talents for the provincial teams to compete in national and regional events.