Topas Riverside Run FAQs

A: There are 2 race distances: 12km and 25km. Both take place on 1st of August.

A: We are sorry, due to the small scale we only provide inclusive packages for this event

A: This is sent 1 week prior to the race.

A: You can register online HERE or email us at for further assistance.

A: You can come to register and pay cash at our office at Topas Travel Office, No. 1B, Alley 12/2/5 Dang Thai Mai Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or settle payment to our BIDV account. Email us at for further support.

A: No, you cannot use a nickname. By entering this event you agree that you have entered in your own name and yes, you are required to bring the photographic ID or passport with signed Indemnity Form when you come to collect the race kit.

A: There is no paper certificate of achievement but we give a medal to every finisher. The e-certificate will also be available for download.

A: Yes, you can. In case you find that you are unable to participate in the race after receiving confirmation, you can transfer your bib to another individual. The admin fee is $20 and the deadline is 1 July 2020.

The replacement should be fully aware of race rules, terms and conditions and should provide us full information as a new runner.

*To transfer your slot, please send the new runner’s registration details to for assistance in payment of admin fee.

A: You can change race distances after having already registered by sending your request to To change distances a $20 administration fee must be paid.

  • Participants who wish to change to a longer distance must also pay the extra amount.
  • No refunds are available if changing to a shorter distance.
  • No changes to race distances after 01 July 2020 or when sold out.

A: You can find the cancellation/refund policy HERE.

A: We are sorry that it is impossible to transfer the entry of this year to another year.

A: We are sorry, no runner tshirt is provided for this event.

A: You can find full details on the package offers on our webpage HERE.

A: No certificate or qualification are required but there are age limits as below:

  • Entrants to 25km must be at least 18 years old on race day.
  • Entrants to 11km must be at least 12 years old on race day.
  • Entrants from 12 to 17 years old MUST run with their parent/guardian.

For entrants under 16 years old, parents/guardians must sign the consent form for race pack collection.

A: Kindly see details HERE.

We are sorry, all runners must pick up the race kit in person.

A: You can find the information of mandatory equipment HERE.

A: Trail shoes. The specific brand and model depends on individual choice, but the shoes should be for off road trail running, not road shoes.  For clothing, the mountains can be very hot, or cool and wet, so you need to be prepared!

A: You should be prepared for a long morning (or even day if you are a newbie) on your feet and practice being in the mountains, whether that is hiking or running. Make sure you are comfortable with good footwear and carry the right clothing to put on if it rains or turns chilly.

A: Yes, every checkpoint has water. You must prepare your own water bottles or bladder. You should carry your own favourite electrolyte powder.

A: Every checkpoint has bananas plus one other type of fruit.

A: Yes, simply bring it to the race start with your name tag on it. Bring one bag only – this will also be at the finish area waiting for you.

A: No, we provide fruit at checkpoints. Bananas plus one other fruit. You should prepare energy gel/bars of your choice. Be mindful that intentional littering results in disqualification.

A: August temperature is 19-28°C when the golden paddy rice fields are at their peak beauty before the harvesting time, but it is often warmer and you need to prepare for a day in the sun. However, this is a mountain area, and the weather can therefore turn wet and colder, so you must prepare adequate clothing for all conditions.

A: The wifi is only available at Topas Ecolodge and Riverside Lodge.

A: Yes and upon request only. All fees are VAT included. Kindly send your request with full and final details (Company name, address, tax code; Receiver’s name, address, phone number) WITHIN 2 weeks after the race date to No red issue for late requests. The invoice is for August and emailed in September.