[21 December 2018] – An unprecedented 63 companies registered for this year’s Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon’s Corporate Challenge, translating to 3,000 runners out of almost 9,000 participants. On December 2, 2018, the corporate challengers joined a large field of local Vietnamese and international elite athletes, including those from the marathon strongholds of Kenya and Ethiopia, and foreign competitors representing 63 countries.

Participants in the 10km, half (21.1km) and full (42.195km) marathon started at the historic Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, running through iconic local landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. The race course crossed six districts on its way to the finish at the riverfront of Empire City in Thu Thiem, where finishers were treated to stunning views of the Ho Chi Minh skyline.

Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon is excited to announce and congratulate the winners of this year’s Corporate Challenge in its three divisions:

* Distance: total km finished by the employees in the corporate. Corporate with the most km will win.
** Time: average pace of all the finishers in the corporate. Corporate with the fastest average pace will win.

The winning companies in each of the three divisions will be presented with Two perpetual trophies for ‘Distance’ and ‘Time’, to be kept with the companies for 12 months before being passed to the winners of the 2019 event, in addition they will also receive an allocation of complimentary entries into the 2019 Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon.

Mr. Nguyen Le Quoc Anh, CEO of Techcombank shared: “As the strategic partner of this great platform, we are very pleased to see the growth of the event day by day, attracting more and more participants to join this life changing movement. It is the dedication, commitment and the pursuit to be greater every day that are shared widely among each of us, which is exactly what we want to achieve by committing to support this event.”

Co-organized with Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City, Department of Culture and Sports Ho Chi Minh and the Athletics Federation of Vietnam, the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon is a pivotal event in creating awareness and supporting the athletic, health and wellness movement taking place in our city. At the same time, the event succeeds at growing and deepening community ties, and reaffirming Ho Chi Minh City’s position as a great city in which to live, work and play.

As a further contribution to our community, the marathon worked closely with our charity partners, The Ho Chi Minh City Fund for the Poor, The Fund for Sport Talents of Ho Chi Minh City and Newborns Vietnam. This year, 1,206,490,000 dong (doubled from 608,000,000 dong in 2017) was raised and proudly donated to Ho Chi Minh City’s Fund for the Poverty and Sports Sponsorship Fund of Ho Chi Minh City by Techcombank. Simultaneously, Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon also donated 70 million to Newborns Vietnam.

Onslo Carrington, General Director of Sunrise Events Vietnam concluded: “We are awed by the exponential growth of the Corporate Challenge event in just its second year, with our corporate runners making up a third of the total number of competitors. We are grateful for their support and participation in our great city marathon, and look forward to continued growth and exciting opportunities ahead, with all our corporate partners and friends.

About Sunrise Events Vietnam

Sunrise Events Vietnam was established in 2015 and is the exclusive licensee of the World Triathlon Corporation for IRONMAN 70.3 events in Vietnam. The vision of the company is to stage world-class endurance and transformative events that promote active, inspiring and healthy lifestyles for Vietnamese while establishing the country as one of premier sports tourism hubs in Asia.  In addition to the TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam, the company also organizes the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon, the largest international running event in the country.


About Techcombank

Established in 1993, Techcombank is one of the largest JSBs in Vietnam, and one of the leading banks in Asia. It provides a broad range of banking products and services to more than 5.4 million customers in Vietnam with an extensive network of 315 branches across Vietnam.

Techcombank pursues a proven, differentiated customer-centric business model with demonstrated success in implementing their ecosystem approach of partnering with anchor corporate clients such as leading real estate developers, airlines, and utilities companies. The Bank’s unique value proposition, tailored products and market leading quality of service allows them to capture a high-quality retail customer base of affluent and mass-affluent Vietnamese which delivers the highest risk-adjusted returns.

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