[HA NOI] JOIN MB AGEAS LIFE IN THEIR FAMILY EKIDEN FESTIVAL
June 14, 2019
“MB Ageas Life Family Ekiden Marathon and the Experiencing Growing Up Festival “at Hoan Kiem Lake
At the end of August, 2019, MB Ageas Life will be organising a series of unique culture - sporting events for the second time in Vietnam at the Pedestrian Zone, Hoan Kiem Lake.
The events will include 2 interesting activities:
- MB Ageas Life Family Ekiden’s Semi-Professional Marathon
- Experiencing Growing Up Festival
After a successful first season in 2018, for the second time, MB Ageas Life will be bringing a unique running contest to Vietnamese families in the form of the renowned sport, Ekiden. Ekiden, otherwise known as Long-Distance Relay race, is a favourite sports for the Japanese people.
Unlike the individual races, Ekiden emphasizes the spirit of teamwork. This is symbolized through the relay sash – or as they are called in Ekiden, Tatsuki. The athletes after completing the leg of the race will hand over the sash to the next runner. This would continue on until the race is finished.
The MB Ageas Life Family Marathon will be occurring around Hoan Kiem Lake, with 6 laps, divided by the members in the family, the estimated length of the marathon will be up tp 10,2 km.
With this being a semi-professional race the organiser will be attaching chips in order to monitor timings for each participating teams on the Tatsuki sash. Tatsuki is not only a tool to pass over to the next member in the team at the exchange zone, it also represents the passing of trust, strength, and the will of the team, symbolising the united spirit of the whole family.
Family Ekiden would like to present a playground for the whole family. With every individuals having the chance to challenge themselves. However, at the same time, each individuals will also be joining the whole family striving for a common goal, to achieve a medal after finishing the race.
It is estimated that around 400 families will be participating. All of the registration fee for MB Ageas Life Family Ekiden will be used to establish Happiness Fund, to help children who are living in poverty, and who come from unprivileged backgrounds.
Additionally, at the surrounding areas of Hoan Kiem Lake, in order to create a festive playground for the children to freely explore and discover themselves through building dreams of future careers; to overcome oneself through physical contests; to learn about personal finances; to put their minds to battles when having to make “little” investment decisions; to discover life with “Experiencing future scientist” area, MB Ageas Life will be organising “Experiencing Growing Up Festival” full of exciting and interesting zones for the children to come and explore.