42km - Full Marathon

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Vietnam Mountain Marathon - Elevation Gain Profile - 42k Profile

42km | +2,800 m

Start time: 6:00 AM, Saturday, 23-09-2023

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

Start location: Ta Phin Ancient Monastery (Tu Viện Cổ Tả Phìn) – Google Maps

CUT-OFF: 14:30 (CP4) – 16:30 (CP5) – 18:30 (CP6) – 20:30 (CP7) – COT at finish: 23:59

Finish location: Topas Ecolodge – Google maps

Qualification: Open to experienced runners at least 18 years old on race day. It is recommended you have completed at least 1 half marathon.

Course description

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.

With a new start from 2022, you will head onto trails soon after the start line, climbing up to the summit of the beautiful Nui Bo (cow mountain) at an altitude of 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. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful vistas of the course and indeed in all of Vietnam. 

 

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

RACE DISTANCE
EARLY BIRD FEESTANDARD FEEAdd Sunday 10km
(No extra T-shirt)
Cự ly Phí đăng ký sớmPhí tiêu chuẩnThêm cự ly 10km -
Không thêm áo chạy
10km - Sunday / Chủ nhậtVND 800,000
(~USD 35)
VND 800,000
(~USD 35)
N/A
21kmVND 2,500,000
(~USD 109)
VND 2,950,000
(~USD 129)
VND 550,000
(~USD 25)
42kmVND 2,700,000
(~USD 119)
VND 3,200,000
(~USD 139)
VND 550,000
(~USD 25)
70kmVND 3,400,000
(~USD 149)
VND 3,900,000
(~USD 169)
VND 550,000
(~USD 25)
100kmVND 3,900,000
(~USD 169)
VND 4,350,000
(~USD 189)
VND 550,000
(~USD 25)
100 MilesVND 6,200,000
(~USD 269)
VND 6,650,000
(~USD 289)
VND 550,000
(~USD 25)
**Group Registration Discount
(Ưu đãi đăng ký nhóm)
10-49 runners | 10-49 ngườiN/A | Không áp dụng5%5%
50+ runners | Từ 50 người trở lênN/A | Không áp dụng10%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 Hotel + Bus only | Gói cơ bản gồm xe và khách sạn - SOLD OUT - HẾT CHỖFriday - Sunday,
9-11/09/2022
Muong Thanh SapaVND 2,050,000
(~USD 89)
VND 1,350,000
(~USD 59)
VND 900,000
(~USD 39)
3-day Hotel + Bus only | Gói cơ bản gồm xe và khách sạn - SOLD OUT - HẾT CHỖFriday – Sunday,
9-11/09/2022
BB HotelVND 3,650,000
(~USD 159)
VND 2,760,000
(~USD 120)
VND 2,030,000
(~USD 88)
3-day Deluxe Inclusive | Trọn gói 3 ngày - SOLD OUT - HẾT CHỖFriday - Sunday,
9-11/09/2022
Sapa Highland ResortVND 3,650,000
(~USD 159)
VND 2,700,000
(~USD 119)
VND 1,350,000
(~USD 59)
4-day Hotel + Bus only | Gói cơ bản gồm xe và khách sạn - SOLD OUT - HẾT CHỖThursday – Sunday,
8-11/09/2022
BB ResortVND 4,350,000
(~USD 189)
VND 3,565,000
(~USD 155)
VND 2,800,000
(~USD 121)
4-day Deluxe Inclusive | Trọn gói 4 ngày– SOLD OUT – HẾT CHỖThursday - Sunday,
8-11/09/2022
Sapa Highland ResortVND 4,550,000
(~USD 199)
VND 3,400,000
(~USD 149)
VND 2,050,000
(~USD 89)


Topas Ecolodge Travel Packages

PACKAGEDATE | NGÀYAdult | Người lớn Children | Trẻ emSingle supplement |
Phụ phí phòng đơn
PREMIUM Bungalow: 3-DAY PACKAGE - SOLD OUT | HẾT CHỖFriday - Sunday,
9-11/09/2022
VND 8,500,000
(~USD 369)
VND 4,100,000
(~USD 179)
VND 6,150,000
(~USD 269)
PREMIUM Bungalow: 4-DAY PACKAGE - SOLD OUT | HẾT CHỖThursday - Sunday,
8-11/09/2022
VND 12,200,000
(~USD 529)
VND 6,400,000
(~USD 279)
VND 8,750,000
(~USD 379)
SUITE Bungalow: 3-DAY PACKAGE - SOLD OUT | HẾT CHỖFriday - Sunday,
9-11/09/2022
VND 10,100,000
(~USD 439)
VND 4,100,000
(~USD 179)
VND 7,800,000
(~USD 339)
SUITE Bungalow: 4-DAY PACKAGE - SOLD OUT | HẾT CHỖThursday - Sunday,
8-11/09/2022
VND 14,750,000
(~USD 639)
VND 6,400,000
(~USD 279)
VND 11,050,00
(~USD 479)
POOL VILLA: 3-DAY PACKAGE - SOLD OUT | HẾT CHỖFriday - Sunday,
9-11/09/2022
VND 22,350,000
(~USD 939)
VND 4,950,000
(~USD 215)
VND 18,450,000
(~USD 800)
POOL VILLA: 4-DAY PACKAGE - SOLD OUT | HẾT CHỖThursday - Sunday,
8-11/09/2022
VND 32,750,000
(~USD 1,419)
VND 7,350,000
(~USD 320)
VND 27,700,000
(~USD 1,200)
*Please note, Pool Villa is only for couples/family. Only double bed is available.
*Lưu ý: Gói Pool Villa chỉ dành cho gia đình/cặp đôi. Chỉ có giường đôi.
VMM21 42km is a VTS Marathon Points race and a 2-point qualifying race for ITRA.