(CPV) – The Danang International Marathon Competition 2013 will take place in the central coastal city on September 1, the City People’s Committee announced in a press briefing on May 7. This is the first international marathon competition to be held in Vietnam. The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 people, including foreign and domestic athletes, foreign tourists and local people. Organised by World Marathon Tours Inc (based in Houston, Texas, USA), this year’s event will consist of 3 races: the full marathon (42.195km run), a half marathon (21.0975km run) and a 5km run and walk. The race route will be Eastern Sea Park – Hoang Sa Street – Truong Sa Street – Nguyen Van Thoai – Tran Thi Ly Bridge – September 2 Street – Bach Dang Street – February 3 Street – Thuan Phuoc Bridge – Man Quang Bridge – Le Duc Tho Street – the Eastern Sea Park. The total expense for the competition is supported by World Marathon Tours Company. After the first organized event, the nation will become the 97th member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. In addition, there will be a wide range of support activities to serve runners and supporters after the competition, such as information stands, tours to local attractions, and a gala festival./.