42km - Full Marathon

42km | +2,500 m

Race date: Saturday, 21 September 2019

Race start: 6:30 AM

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

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

Contest
Early Bird
(3-16 Dec 2018)
(USD)
Standard fee
(USD)
Add Sunday 10km -
No T-shirt
(USD)
Add Sunday 15km -
No T-shirt
(USD)
Add Sunday 21km -
No T-shirt
(USD)
Cự ly đăng ký
Đăng kí sớm
(3-16/12/2018)
(USD)
Phí đăng ký
(USD)
Thêm cự ly 10km -
Không có áo chạy
(USD)
Thêm cự ly 15km -
Không có áo chạy
(USD)
Thêm cự ly 21km -
Không có áo chạy
(USD) (3-16/12/2018)
10km 35 35N/AN/A N/A
15km5050N/AN/AN/A
21km 109 129254099
42km 119 1392540 99
70km 149 1692540 99
100km 169 1892540 99

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

PACKAGERunner
(USD)
Supporter
(USD)
Children (4-12 years old)
(USD)
Single Supplement
4-day Deluxe Inclusive Package29529520595
3-day Deluxe Inclusive Package21521515565
3-day Hotel + Bus only1191198545


Topas Ecolodge packages

PACKAGERunner
(USD)
Supporter
(USD)
Children (4-12 years old)
(USD)
Topas Ecolodge Suite Bungalow (twin/double sharing)945945235
Topas Ecolodge Premium Bungalow (triple sharing)645645Contact us for family rate
Topas Ecolodge Tent (twin sharing)345345235

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