In attendance today at the first inaugural International Halong Bay Heritage Marathon, were the representatives from the organizers. This event was made possible by the cooperation between Quang Ninh’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and Duc Huong Anh (DHA) company.Their preparation and hard work ensured that the event was safe and successful. Representing Quang Ninh’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism was Mr. Do Khanh Tung, who express his immense satisfaction for the event. He gave a special thanks to all the people involved and on behalf of the people of Quang Ninh, Mr. Tung expressed how honored they were to host such an event. His efforts combined with the efforts of the local authorities and police department ensured the safety and well being of all the participants as well as the audience. Following Mr. Tung’s speech was the representative of DHA Vietnam, Dr. Nguyen Tri, who is the managing director. Like Tung, Tri gave thanks to all those involved for making the event safe and successful. Tri also noted how this year’s International Ha Long Half Marathon shouldn’t be viewed as only a sporting event but as an opportunity for promote the beauty and culture of Ha Long and Vietnam in general. As many of the runners agreed, DHA Vietnam did a very good job in terms of logistics making everything from the registration to the actual race very smooth and easy. No complaints were heard and some seasoned runners who had ran several marathons during the year said they enjoyed this the most. Many vowed that they would be back if there was another event the following year. Both organizers agree that this first year has been a success but next year will be even better. For those who participated as well as though who are interested should be happy to know that the two organizers are very much looking forward to hosting more marathons in the future. Further, they promised next year will even be bigger and better so stay tuned.