VJM19 FAQs

A: There are 4 race distances: 25km, 42km, 55km and 70km. All are held on Saturday, 25 May 2019.

A: This is sent 1 week prior to the race.

A: You can register online, payment with credit card here or email us at info@vietnamjunglemarathon.com for offline registration, payment by direct bank transfer.

A: You can come to register and pay cash at our office at Topas Travel Office, No. 1B, Alley 12/2/5 Dang Thai Mai Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or settle payment to our BIDV account. Email us at info@vietnamjunglemarathon.com for further support.

A: No, you cannot use a nickname. By entering this event you agree that you have entered in your own name and are required to bring photographic ID or passport with signed Indemnity Form (download HERE) when you come to collect the race kit.

A: There is no paper certificate of achievement but we give a medal to every finisher. From 2018 an e-certificate will be available for download. Besides, the results are updated on our website and on Itra.

A: Yes, you can. In case you find that you are unable to participate in the race after receiving confirmation, you can transfer your bib to another individual. The admin fee is $20 and deadline is 25 April 2019

A: The replacement should be fully aware of race rules, terms & conditions.

To transfer your slot, please advise new runner’s registration profile in this form and send it to info@vietnamjunglemarathon.com for assistance in payment of admin fee.

A: You can change race distances after having already registered by sending your request to info@vietnamjunglemarathon.com. To change distances a $20 administration fee must be paid.

Participants who wish to change to a longer distance must also pay the extra amount. No refunds are available if changing to a shorter distance.

No changes to race distances after 25 April 2019 or when sold out.

A: You can find the cancellation/refund policy here.

A: We are sorry that it is impossible to transfer the entry of this year to another year.

A: Yes, totally. Kindly check the size chart HERE.  Please email us to have this done. The deadline is 25 April 2019.

A: Yes, kindly check the 3-day package for supporters here. We do not provide transport for those not on our supporter programs.

A: The registration is scheduled to close 1 month before race date or when the quota for registration is full.

A: There is no certificate required, but we recommend the following so that you have a good chance of making our cut off times:

25km: Open for all runners & hikers above 18 years old

42km: Open to experienced runners above 18 years old, who have completed at least 1 marathon.

55km & 70km: Open for very experienced runners above 18 years old, who have previously completed at least 1 full marathon.

A: Details for race programs are available on VJM website, 3-day package here and Run-only program here.

A: Please see details to race pack collection here.

A: Yes and only for the run-only runners. Please see details here.

A: You can find the information of mandatory equipment for each distance here.

A: Trail shoes. The specific brand and model depends on individual choice, but the shoes should be for off road trail running, not road shoes. For clothing, the jungle can be very hot, or cool and wet, so you need to be prepared!

A: Yes, we have cut off times at checkpoints. Details are available at our website for 25km, 42km55km and 70km.

A: You should be prepared for a long day on your feet and practice being in the mountains, whether that is hiking or running. You must be able to look after your own nutrition especially if you take on the ultra marathon 55km or 70km. Make sure you are comfortable with good footwear and carry the right clothing to put on if it rains or turns chilly.

A: We provide bus transfer for 25km runners from meeting point at Pho Doan Town to the start line. This is included in your race fee. Buses DO NOT wait for late runners. The bus departure time for each race distance is announced here and included in the race program. Run-only 42km, 55km and 70km runners need to arrange the transfer to start line at Pho Doan Town themselves.

We also provide buses for runners from the finish area back to Pho Doan Town.

A: Yes, every checkpoint has water. You must prepare your own water bottles or camelbak. You should carry your own favourite electrolyte powder.

A: Every checkpoint has bananas plus one other type of fruit. Checkpoint 4 also has hot veggie soup and also noodles for the 55km & 70km runners.

A: No, you can only drop your bag at the start line and pick it up at the finish line.

A: No, we provide fruit at checkpoints. Bananas plus one other fruit. You should prepare energy gel/bars of your choice. Be mindful that intentional littering results in disqualification.

A: End of May is summer time with average temperature of 32°C in Pu Luong. The rice fields turn golden and at its peak beauty.

A: Yes, the race is organised by Topas Travel, experts in travel since 1973. Kindly check out the packages here or email us at info@vietnamjunglemarathon.com for more suggestions.

A: The race location is remote and far from any public bus stop. Only private transfer could bring you directly to the accommodation place. Please see details here.

For accommodation options, please click here for details.

A: At Pu Luong Retreat/Sen Tien/Home/Eco Garden, yes but not stable. No wifi at Ban Hang Village. Viettel 3G works.

A: You may access the course, but there is no provision provided for this.

A: You could register for a late departure bus at $15/person, departing at 1PM on departure date. You will get picked up at the airport and your bib will be handed out on the bus.