100km Ultra Marathon

* IMPORTANT: Check what mandatory kit you need HERE.

Vietnam Mountain Marathon - 100K map

106km | +5,600 m

Start time: 9:00 PM, Friday, 22-09-2023

Start & Finish location: Topas Ecolodge – Google maps

Bus depart to start: please see your race program: Race Start Time & Location

CUT-OFF: COT at CPs will be updated – COT at finish: 23:59

Drop Bag: CP103 + Finish line. 

Age Restriction: Registration is only open for very experienced runners, at least 18 years old on race day.

Qualification: To run VMM 100km, you must have previously completed at least one 50km+ ultra mountain marathon* (not a road event) before the race. The race must be an official race, not a virtual race / club run.

On registration, please provide a URL link to your qualifying result (VTS results page, ITRA results page, or similar). If you plan to complete a qualifying race between now and race day, you must send us your result by 30 days prior to the race date.

Failure to provide evidence of a qualifying past performance will result in refusal of entry.

*Please note we will assess your submitted performance for its level of difficulty and the organiser’s decision is final. A GPX track that is not an official race is not sufficient for qualification.

Course description

Updates to the 100k course for 2023 are to be announced. 

This is a seriously tough ultra marathon that covers every type of terrain the area has to offer. 

You begin at Topas Ecolodge and take a loop that has been updated from 2022. This new section is harder than before, hence your earlier start time. From Topas Ecolodge you will cross a beautiful valley to the Red Dao minority village of Ban Lech. You then descend to the deep, stunning valley of Ban Kim before ascending to Ban Sai and CP 101. 

The following trail will lead you down to the bottom of a valley where you cross the river at Ta Thang Dam. You must then conquer the long, steep trail up to Sin Chai and CP 102. From here, you will follow the trail through the rice fields to Thanh Phu. cross the Muong Bo river, then it is time for another big uphill back to Topas Ecolodge and CP 103. 

After this loop, you will join the 70km course where you will experience sunrise running on through the deep valley filled with rice terraces. 

After crossing the river the running is less challenging for a while, but at the end of the valley there is a seriously hard and long climb up through rice fields to CP3. You will then continue to climb on a beautiful trail to the new highest point on the course at around 2,300m. In good weather you will have stunning panoramic views of the mountains here.

After descending on trail with amazing rice terrace views to Ta Phin (CP4) you will head onto more new trail on your way to CP6 where you will meet up with the 21k runners. Here you will experience yet more updated trail with incredible valley and rice paddy views.  

After CP7 the infamous Silverstone climb on steep trail awaits, but your reward at the top is one of the best vistas of the course. Then it’s time for the final hard downhill and 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.

Drop Bag 

CP103 Drop Bag + Finish Bag

Leave all bags at the START LINE.

Label bags using the tags provided.

Recommended: also write your name and number on the bag to be extra clear.

CP Drop bags will be brought back to the finish when the CP closes. If you leave the finish area before this, collect it in Sapa Square on Sunday.

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Choose your race distance

RACE DISTANCE
EARLY BIRD FEE
(30/01/2023 – 28/02/2023)
STANDARD FEE
(From 01/03/2023)
Add Sunday 10km
(No extra T-shirt)
Cự ly Phí đăng ký sớm
(30/01/2023 – 28/02/2023)
Phí tiêu chuẩn
(Từ 01/03/2023)
Thêm cự ly 10km –
Không thêm áo chạy
10km – Sunday / Chủ nhậtVND1,100,000
(~USD 49)
VND 1,350,000
(~USD 59)
N/A
21kmVND 2,500,000
(~USD 109)
VND 2,950,000
(~USD 129)
VND 900,000
(~USD 40)
42kmVND 2,700,000
(~USD 119)
VND 3,200,000
(~USD 139)
VND 900,000
(~USD 40)
70kmVND 3,400,000
(~USD 149)
VND 3,900,000
(~USD 169)
VND 900,000
(~USD 40)
100kmVND 3,900,000
(~USD 169)
VND 4,350,000
(~USD 189)
VND 900,000
(~USD 40)
**Group Registration Discount
(Ưu đãi đăng ký nhóm)
10-49 runners | 10-49 người5%5%5%
50+ runners | Từ 50 người trở lên10%10%10%

We also offer various 3-day and 4-day add-on packages, including transport to and from Hanoi, your accommodation and your meals.


Sapa Travel Packages

PACKAGEDATE | NGÀYHOTEL | KHÁCH SẠNAdult | Người lớnChildren | Trẻ emSingle supplement |
Phụ phí phòng đơn
3-day Deluxe Inclusive | Trọn gói 3 ngàyFriday - Sunday,
22-24/09/2023
Sapa Highland ResortVND 3,850,000
(~USD 157)
VND 3,400,000
(~USD 139)
VND 1,200,000
(~USD 49)
4-day Deluxe Inclusive | Trọn gói 4 ngàyThursday - Sunday,
21-24/09/2023
BB Sapa Resort & SpaVND 5,750,000
(~USD 235)
VND 4,200,000
(~USD 171)
VND 2,700,000
(~USD 110)


Topas Ecolodge Travel Packages

PACKAGEDATE | NGÀYAdult | Người lớnSingle supplement |
Phụ phí phòng đơn
Children | Trẻ em
PREMIUM Bungalow: 3-DAY PACKAGE - LIMITED SLOTS / Số lượng có hạnFriday - Sunday,
22-24/09/2023
VND 11,000,000
(~USD 449)
VND 7,800,000
(~USD 318)
Contact us for family price
PREMIUM Bungalow: 4-DAY PACKAGEThursday - Sunday,
21-24/09/2023
VND 17,000,000
(~USD 694)
VND 11,000,000
(~USD 449)
Contact us for family price
SUITE Bungalow: 3-DAY PACKAGE - LIMITED SLOTS / Số lượng có hạnFriday - Sunday,
22-24/09/2023
VND 14,500,000
(~USD 592)
VND 11,000,000
(~USD 449)
Contact us for family price
SUITE Bungalow: 4-DAY PACKAGEThursday - Sunday,
21-24/09/2023
VND 21,000,000
(~USD 857)
VND 15,600,000
(~USD 637)
Contact us for family price
POOL VILLA: 3-DAY PACKAGE - LIMITED SLOTS / Số lượng có hạnFriday - Sunday,
22-24/09/2023
VND 23,000,000
(~USD 939)
VND 20,000,000
(~USD 816)
Contact us for family price
POOL VILLA: 4-DAY PACKAGEThursday - Sunday,
21-24/09/2023
VND 34,700,000
(~USD 1,416)
VND 30,500,000
(~USD 1,245)
Contact us for family price
*Please note, Pool Villa is only for couples/family.
*Lưu ý: Gói Pool Villa chỉ dành cho gia đình/cặp đôi.

VMM 100km is a VTS Ultra Points race, a 4-point qualifying race for ITRA, a UTMB qualifying race, and an Asia Trail Master A points race and Vietnam’s ATM Supertrail and UTMB Index Race.