3 day all inclusive packages

Join an international group of runners on a package including all logistics from Hanoi to the race and back.

Included in the packages:

  • Return transfer Hanoi (Turtle Lake Brewing CompanyGoogle maps) – Race location (Pu Luong Nature Reserve) – Hanoi (Hanoi Opera House)
  • 2 nights of accommodation. Read more about the accommodation here
  • Post-race BBQ dinner on Saturday at Ban Hang Race Village
  • Friday night Carb Load dinner
  • All indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner): Friday (-, -, D), Saturday (B, L, D), Sunday (B, -, -). Drinks are not included

3-day all inclusive package prices

*Package price is per person and excludes race entry fee.
Children policy: Children under 4: free. Over 12: standard pricing

BAN HANG RACE VILLAGE

The Ban Hang Race Village is the finish line for all race distances. If you stay here you will be in the heart of the race atmosphere with over 300 other runners! This is a small Thai minority community where time stands still. The traditional stilt houses are surrounded by limestone mountains and rice paddies.

For the race weekend this community will become trail running central offering a unique chance to stay with just the locals and like-minded, adventurous runners for company.

The shared, traditional stilt houses provide simple, clean accommodation. Each runner will get their own sleeping area within a large communal space with a mattress, blanket and pillow.

 

PU LUONG RETREAT

More about Pu Luong Retreat

“Tucked away on a hillside with the most stunning panoramic views in the area, Pu Luong Retreat provides a refreshing escape from the crowds only 160km – 4 hour drive from Hanoi.” – Pu Luong Retreat.

Bungalows / Front Pool Room

There are 9 bungalows for 2 to 3 adults each in the original Pu Luong Retreat and 8 front pool rooms with swimming pool in the new building nearby.

Communal Stilt House

Each runner will get their own sleeping area within a large communal space with a mattress, blanket and pillow.

PU LUONG HOME

More about Pu Luong Home

Pu Luong Home is 400m from the VJM bus stop (same bus stop as Pu Luong Retreat and Tien Sen Home).

Stilt House Private Rooms

Double-bed room for 2 adults.  Double-bed + single-bed room for 3 adults. Sharing bathrooms.

PROGRAM

Welcome to Hanoi, the beautiful capital of Vietnam. If you arrive during the morning you can leave your luggage for free at our meeting place.

Meeting place: Turtle Lake Brewing Company
Address: 105 Quang Khanh Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi – Google maps.

8.30AM – 11:30AM: Pick up your bib number, t-shirt and important information letter.

10:00AM – 12:00PM Bus departure for Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Optional Hanoi airport departure bus at 1PM on request (with surcharge $15/person) for those who arrive with late morning flights. Your race kit will be handed out on the bus or at your accommodation place (to be confirmed).

6:00PM: Those staying at Pu Luong Retreat or other package accommodations rather than Ban Hang Race village will go direct to the resort and enjoy their Carb Load dinner there. Those staying in Ban Hang Race Village, a remote settlement in Pu Luong Nature Reserve, check in to traditional homestay stilt houses.

6:30PM – 8:00PM: Ban Hang Race dinner and race talk.

All package runners will be transferred to the race start from your pick-up location following the package:

Bus departure to the start:

  • 70km & 55km: 2AM from Ban Hang Race Village AND 2:45AM from Pu Luong Retreat/Home/Eco Garden (pick up on road QL15C)
  • 42km: 3:15AM from Ban Hang Race Village AND 4:00AM from Pu Luong Retreat/Home/Eco Garden (pick up on road QL15C)
  • 25km: 4:45AM from Ban Hang Race Village AND 5:30AM from Pu Luong Retreat/Home/Eco Garden (pick up on road QL15C)
  • 10km: 7:15AM from Ban Hang Race Village AND 7:30AM from Pu Luong Retreat/Home/Eco Garden (pick up on road QL15C) 

*Note: The buses will depart on time and not wait for the late runners.

Supporters 

Supporters staying in Pu Luong Retreat/Home/Eco Garden will be picked up at 8:30AM for transfer to Ban Hang – the Finish area. Here you will be able to cheer on some of the runners and enjoy lunch, dinner surrounded by spectacular scenery.

At Ban Hang Finish Village

All distances finish at the Race Village, Ban Hang, on the edge of the Nature Reserve. This is a very remote village and all the homestays will play host to our runners, so this will become a unique trail running settlement for one weekend only! Here you can enjoy a light lunch, buy drinks and support the later runners. In the evening those who have booked the package will enjoy a BBQ Buffet Dinner to the sounds of the DJ music and a bonfire will be lit after dark.

Transport back to Pu Luong Retreat/Home/Eco Garden

For those who do not stay at Ban Hang, buses run throughout the afternoon back to your accommodation’s bus stop. Buses depart hourly from 12PM to 10PM.

*Note that Saturday dinner is at Ban Hang Race Village.

For the those who cannot get enough of running, it is possible to head out for a recovery run from the village in the morning, or simply relax before the buses depart for Hanoi.

8:00AM and 10:00AM: Departure for Hanoi.

1:30PM and 3:30PM: Arrive at Hanoi Opera House.