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Race date: 20-22/09/2024

Welcome to the longest-established mountain run in Vietnam! VMM offers distances of 10km21km, 50km70km, and 100km around Sapa, a spectacular mountain region in North Vietnam.


All you need to know about the routes

See the details for your distance here: Saturday  – 21km50km70km100km100 Miles and Sunday – 10km.

All GPS tracks will later be available for download. This will be announced in a newsletter to come.

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Vietnam Mountain Marathon is the result of a lifelong love of running and a fascination with Vietnam. Our beautiful route will take you through the inspiring mountain range of Hoang Lien National Park and its remote valleys near Sapa that are usually closed territory to all but the few.

Choose Saturday distances – 21km, 50km, 70km, 100km, 100 Miles – and Sunday distances – 10km. Run between villages, through rice terraces, across bamboo bridges and past water buffalo and cheering ethnic minority people. Prepare for an extraordinary adventure!


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Participate in this year’s biggest public run in Sapa and race against the local Black Hmong, Red Dao and Tay minorities. 

Look out as the local runners are eager to compete with the international competitors!


This Half Mountain Marathon is very hard, starting off with a serious climb right from the gun! 

You will see beautiful valleys, local ethnic minority villages, streams, forest and high mountain views.

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This is a very hard but stunning Mountain Marathon for the experienced runner who is looking for a tough challenge. 

The trails will lead you off the beaten track to areas which are rarely visited by anyone but locals.


This is an extremely hard ultra-trail marathon covering all types of landscapes of the mountain range. 

The race to the finish line and the stunning welcome from the other runners at Topas Ecolodge, located on a beautiful hilltop. Here you can relax and enjoy the feeling of triumph together with all the other mountain runners!



This is a extremely challenging ultra-marathon that covers every type of terrain the area has to offer.

You can admire the sunrise while running on the beautiful mountainside, through the terraced fields along the stream flowing down from Mt. Fansipan – The Roof of Indochina.


The VMM finish line is at Topas Ecolodge

Join us as we turn the hilltop of Topas Ecolodge into a mountain running party!


VMM is part of the Vietnam Trail Series which has now raised over USD400,000 for good causes. Since 2013 VMM has funded: 

  • Projects in villages along the route, for example school boarding houses and classrooms have been constructed to vastly improve the education conditions for children living in the mountains. 
  • Support for kids in crisis through Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. 
  • Surgery for children via Operation Smile. 
  • Saving lives with Newborns Vietnam.