42km - Full Marathon

42km | +2,500 m

Availability: Run only slots sold out. Limited package slots remain.

Race date: Saturday, 19 September 2020

Finish: Topas Ecolodge – Google maps

Bus depart to start: please see the program for your package

Race start: 7:00 AM, 19/09/2020

CUT-OFF: 3:30PM (CP5) – 5:30PM (CP6) – 7:30PM (CP7) – No total cut-off time at finish line

Qualification: Open to experienced runners at least 18 years old on race day, who have completed at least 1 half marathon.

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.

First you will warm up by running uphill a few kilometers on a remote asphalt road before heading onto a new uphill trail section for 2019. You will pass through some farmland and rose gardens before gaining serious altitude on trails at around 2,300m.

In good weather you will have stunning panoramic views of the mountains, including Fansipan. You will also be looking down at Vietnam’s highest road pass way, way beneath you!

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.

Expect your will be about double compared to a flat race. Therefore you must bring water and extra energy. If you are still racing at 5:30 PM and do not have a headlamp, you will be cut off.

Choose your race distance

Early Bird
Standard fee
Add Sunday 10km -
No T-shirt
Add Sunday 15km -
No T-shirt
Add Sunday 21km -
No T-shirt
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Thêm cự ly 15km -
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Thêm cự ly 21km -
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10km 35 35N/AN/A N/A
21km Sunday109129N/AN/AN/A
21km Saturday 109 129254099
42km 119 139254099
70km 149 169254099
100km 169 189254099

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

Sapa packages

(Twin sharing / Chung phòng với 1 VĐV khác)
Runner / VĐV
Supporter /
Người nhà (cổ vũ)
Children /
Trẻ em (4-12 years old)
Single Supplement /
Phụ phí phòng riêng
4-day Deluxe Inclusive (Hotel: Sapa Highland Resort) 29529520595
3-day Deluxe Inclusive
(Hotel: Sapa Highland Resort)
3-day Hotel + Bus only
(Hotel: Muong Thanh Sapa)

Topas Ecolodge packages

Supporter / Người nhà (cổ vũ)
Children / Trẻ em (4-12 years old)
Suite Bungalow (Twin/Double sharing / Bungalow chung 2 người)945945235
Premium Executive Bungalow (Triple sharing / Bungalow chung 3 người)645645Contact us for family rate
Tent (Twin sharing / Lều chung 2 người)345345235

VMM19 42km is a 2-point qualifying race for ITRA and UTMB®.