25km - Jungle Run

New for VJM 2019 we have added THREE extra water stations (water only), including:

  • Between CP6 ->CP7 (on top of the spike!)
  • Between CP8 ->FINISH (two water stations)

25km | +1,190m gain

START TIME: 6:45AM, 25/05/2019

START LOCATION: Cao Village (Ba Thuoc District) – meeting point for bus transfer to start: Pho Doan

FINISH: Ban Hang Race Village (Quan Hoa District)

CUT-OFF: 6PM (CP7) – no total cut-off time

Age restriction: Open to experienced runners at least 18 years old on race day

Click HERE for full course description.

All package runners will be taken direct to the start line. Independent runners must park in Pho Doan town by 5:15AM. The car park will be sign posted. Buses to the start will begin from 5:30AM at Pho Doan. Final bus 6AM.

The race starts in a broad valley where golden rice fields are surrounded by mountains. Running on dirt trail you will pass numerous pretty villages heading deeper into the Nature Reserve on a section with some challenging climbs, then the trail links back up with the 70km and 42km route.

Before reaching the stunning Kho Muong village racers will be rewarded with an utterly spectacular view of a valley ringed with incredibly steep, jungled limestone mountains. During the end of May, the colours of the rice fields are at their very best, so the knockout views from the lookout point of vibrant rice paddies and jungle-clad mountains will make all but the most fiercely competitive stop for a photo opportunity. We’ll also have a photographer here some of the time so be sure to look at your trail running best here.

The descent down to the valley here is very technical and will require care. Once down in the valley a flat section of beautiful trail leads through the picturesque village of Kho Muong from where you will face a long final climb before a short hilly tarmac section. After descending the finishing stretch of trail crosses some bamboo and wood bridges and brings you to Ban Hang Race Village where a well deserved meal and the finish party await.

In our online booking system you can select your run distance (priced separately), then add on the package of your choice.

Choose your race distance

CONTESTSTANDARD FEE (USD)Entry + 3-day Ban Hang Package (USD)
55km Ultra159278
70km Ultra169288

Choose your optional 3 day package including transport to and from Hanoi, your accommodation and your meals

(includes Saturday guided walk)
(4-12 year old)
Ban Hang Race Village Homestay (communal, traditional)119139105

VJM19 25km is a 1-point qualifying race for ITRA and UTMB®.