15:44 | 14/11/2018 Entertainment
(VEN) - Index Creative Village joins with AirAsia and AirAsia X to create an unique festival Kilorun Hanoi 2019 as well as launching a new concept of run, eat, fun in one go. All the contestants will be able to experience the charms of the unique city of culture and dine the national signature dishes. After the first series was launched in dominant Asian cities, Kilorun Hanoi 2019 will be held on March 2, 2019, at Ly Thai To park of Hanoi center, targeting over 2,500 participants.
Mr. Kriengkarn Kanjanapokin, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Index Creative Village PLC and the Creative Director of The Kilorun revealed that: "Kilorun is an international festival of fully integrated run, eat and fun in one go. We choose the prominent and unique charming cultural cities of Asia, particularly, the native gorgeous dishes which are the signature dishes of each country. The originality and the fun of the event is that the contestants will be fully happy with and enjoying the delicious dishes, while running and passing the beautiful landmarks of these iconic cities which are considered as the main highlight of this event.
The Kilorun Hanoi 2019 will be held under two categories, that is Km (kilometer) category and Kg (kilogram) category. Km category has the registration time from 05.00 to 08.30 at Ly Thai To park, Hanoi. The runners will run through the route of Hanoi’s iconic attractions such as, Ly Thai To Statue, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi Opera House and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and is divided into three phases of distances (L Run 10.7 km, M Run 6.7 km and S Run 2.3 km).
Kg category has the registration time from 14.00 to 18.30. The runners can walk or run while tasting or eating the gorgeous food which will be served at different landmark points of Hanoi on the 2.3-km route. This is an unique chance to taste famous local dishes like glass noodles with deep fried eel (miến xào lươn), barbecued pork with rice vermicelli (bún chả), rice vermicelli with chicken egg pork (bún thang), steamed rice rolls (bánh cuốn), fried dumplings (bánh gối), sweet sticky rice (xôi xéo), etc. The event will be a perfect experience for those who like run, eat and fun.
Ms. Topaz Subanruk, Group Head of Sustainability of AirAsia Co., Ltd, the event’s main sponsor, said that: “AirAsia has joined with Index to organize Kilorun activities under an interesting theme that is making the run, eat, fun in one go by linking the sports and tourism together, making the participants enjoy new experiences from the Kilorun activities in each route of each country.”
Kilorun Hanoi 2019 is considered as the route that we are long for because Hanoi is a charming capital of both culture and cuisine and has many attractions and highlights. It is a popular tourist destination for Thai people with a consistent trend of the growth rate. Moreover, traveling from Thailand to Hanoi, Vietnam is very convenient and inexpensive as there is daily flight from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Hanoi twice a day, Chiang Mai to Hanoi with 4 flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) to serve both Thai and foreign tourists who will travel to take part in this Kilorun event.
In addition, AirAsia offers more convenient and economical cost flights for those who will be traveling to participate in Kilorun Hanoi 2019. The airfare starts from THB1,390 or VND1,028,000 or USD50, available for booking from now until November 25, 2018. Visitors who are interested in participating in Kilorun Hanoi activities can use the 6-digit booking code (Booking No.) during the said traveling period to get a 20% discount for the price of running tickets of each program and also get a chance to win many rewards. Furthermore, there are other special promotional flight routes available, such as Chiang Mai - Hanoi, Don Mueang - Ho Chi Minh, Don Mueang - Da Nang.
For those who are interested in experiencing Kilorun Hanoi 2019, tickets will be available for early bird period from now to December 14, 2018 for Km S Run category at VND316,000 from a regular price at VND350,000, for M Run category at VND442,000 from a regular price at VND488,000 and L Run category at VND630.000 from a regular price at VND698,000, for Kg category at VND947,000 from a regular price at VND1,050,000.