December 18, 2023
BEIJING – The Bagan Heritage Run, organized by RVi Group and sponsored by China Daily Asia Pacific, took place in the culturally rich city of Bagan, Myanmar, on December 16, 2023.
In 2019, RVi Group collaborated with China Daily Asia Pacific to host the inaugural Bagan Heritage Run, titled “Run Myanmar 2019 @ Bagan.” The event received support from the Myanmar Tourism Federation and attracted over 500 participants. The aim of the event was to promote tourism and contribute to the well-being of the local community.
Faced with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, RVi Group organized two virtual online events, namely the Bagan International Friendship Run 2020 and the H.E.R.O. Mindset Walk Challenge 2021. These activities emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle during uncertain times.
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In 2022, RVi Group returned to Bagan to successfully host the 4th Bagan Heritage Run, also known as the 2022 Bagan Run #PoweroftheHeart. The event aimed to promote friendship between colleges and institutions, foster the spirit of sportsmanship, and once again encourage a healthy lifestyle. Over 700 students and staff participated in the 4th Bagan Heritage Run, achieving significant success.
This year, RVi Group continued the tradition by organizing the 5th Bagan Heritage Run. The net proceeds from the event were donated to local charitable organizations and schools, including projects in the Ananda Temple and Bagan community. The beneficiaries of the donations included the Ananda Temple, Dhammayazika Pagoda, regional government departments, Shwe Gu Orphanage Charity School, and Zetawan Monastic Education School, among others. China Daily Asia Pacific served as the title sponsor and media partner.
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The Bagan Heritage Run held on the past Saturday was a resounding success, with over 700 local students and foreign participants taking part. The event featured 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer, and 3-kilometer races, with separate categories for men and women, competing for a total of 12 medals. The 3-kilometer category was a fun run, with each participant receiving a commemorative medal. The entire event was completed in a festive atmosphere.