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500Pushups Challenge launched

Released at: 16:28, 30/11/2018

500Pushups Challenge launched

Photo: Le Diem

Challenge encourages people to do pushups so that warm clothes are given to poor kids and the elderly.

by Le Diem

The Decathlon Vietnam Co., in cooperation with the Up Beat technology startup and the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS), launched the “#500Pushups Challenge - Unfold Energy, Unfold Love” event on November 30.

The event sends the message that each pushup session represents an act of giving garments needed to mountainous children and older people.

For every 500 pushups recorded on the system, Decathlon Vietnam will give a winter garment to VRCS. It expects to give 5,000 items of warm clothing to poor people in Vietnam’s northern mountains, such as Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Son La, Lai Chau and Yen Bai provinces.

Anybody can be involved and it especially revolves around 10,000 young people between the age of 18 and 35 who share a passion for sports and fitness. It is not only a charity event but also an effort to help people become more aware of their health and to strengthen relationships between people.

Everyone, from individuals to groups, are welcome to sign up and join in the event. Moreover, pushup sessions are unlimited and competitors’ results are all shown on Up Beat.

To participate, those doing pushups just need to download the Up Beat app to their smartphone and sign in through their Facebook or Gmail account, then join the “#500Pushups Challenge - Unfold Energy, Unfold Love” and record their pushup performance and upload it.

The event will start on December 1 and finish on December 24.

Established in 1976 in France, Decathlon has a long history in sports retailing. With over 1,200 stores in 34 countries, it is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world. Its main mission is to make sport accessible to as many people as possible. With their first-and-foremost mission, from 2017 Decathlon has now come to Vietnam through e-commerce with the ambition of bringing sports closer to every Vietnamese.

VRCS is a humanitarian social organization, a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and an active member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and carries out activities throughout the country. It conducts humanitarian activities with all people in Vietnam regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender.

Up Beat, a mobile app, was founded by a group of young Vietnamese in the third quarter of this year with the aim of connecting young people who love sports and fitness all over Vietnam. Up Beat’s technology was established to create a mutual channel for easy interaction among sports lovers. It shows figures such as time, speed, distance, etc. All figures are recorded through GPS and mobile devices for the purpose of giving suitable advice or training routes for users. Moreover, Up Beat creates a whole new playground full of both real and virtual events. Its counting system helps users access services and goods for healthcare.

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