Program & Accommodation

All entries to Topas Riverside Run include:

  • Race entry
  • Return travel from Hanoi 
  • Accommodation Friday and Saturday night (you choose your option)
  • Water throughout the weekend 
  • Meals (Friday evening meal; Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; Sunday breakfast)
  • Medal
  • Optional tours on Saturday afternoon (subject to availability) 
  • Checkpoint water and food
  • Bib (with electronic timing chip)
  • Stunning 7 to 9km recovery run/walk on Sunday for those in Nam Cang led by the Race Director and some of the key crew members

Topas Riverside Lodge Race Package (race HQ) – SOLD OUT

Topas Riverside Lodge in Nam Cang Village is race HQ –  if you stay here you are right in the heart of the event. We have a very limited number of beds in this property so we expect it to sell out fast. All rooms are air-conditioned and en-suite. Upstairs is a spacious veranda which looks out over the river which has two natural pools. 

Room arrangement: twin/double sharing

FRIDAY (dinner included)

10:00 Depart Hanoi from Turtle Lake Brewing Company
Address: 105 Quang Khanh Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi) – Google maps
(please lunch or buy at the simple service stop – noodle soup etc available)

15:30 Arrive at Nam Cang Village
Check into homestay or Topas Riverside Lodge

17:30 Welcome speech from RD at Topas Riverside Lodge
Meet other runners and enjoy some cold drinks from the bars

18:00 Dinner begins 

 

SATURDAY (breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

06:00 Breakfast begins at Topas Riverside Lodge

08:00 25km Start at Topas Riverside Lodge

09:00 Transfer from Nam Cang Village to Start

09:30 11km Start at Thanh Phu Village

12:00 Lunch 

13:00 Prize Ceremony

14:00 Short educational walks with Topas guides
Sign up from midday at info desk.  Limited availability. 
Option 1 Village Walk 45’ Learn about Red Dao culture; See traditional paper making; visit the silversmith 
Option 2 Lodge Tour 30’: Learn about traditional herbal medicines within the lodge grounds 

17:00 Dinner begins

 

SUNDAY (breakfast included)

06:00 Breakfast begins at Topas Riverside Lodge

07:00 Optional 7-9km recovery walk / run to beautiful river valley led by Race Director

09:00 Breakfast closes 

09:00 First bus departs to Hanoi 

10:00 Second bus departure to Hanoi

11:00 Final bus departure to Hanoi

Nam Cang Homestay (in the race HQ village) – Standard fee

Nam Cang is a Red Dao village deep in the mountains. It hosts the finish line for our race and will be home to many mountain runners with families welcoming guests to their homestays. Like at Vietnam Jungle Marathon, there will be a special mountain runner event feeling in this village for the weekend.  

This village usually sees very little tourism. You will stay in a traditional home of Mr. Phây, Ms. Tả Mẩy, Mr. Seng, Mr. Vạn and maybe another family. Expect simple, floor mattresses. Some houses are open plan, communal sleeping areas while some of some small sectioned-off sleeping areas in a large main room. Your meals will all be served at the nearby Topas Riverside Lodge.  

FRIDAY (dinner included)

10:00 Depart Hanoi from Turtle Lake Brewing Company
Address: 105 Quang Khanh Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi) – Google maps
(please lunch or buy at the simple service stop – noodle soup etc available)

15:30 Arrive at Nam Cang Village
Check into homestay or Topas Riverside Lodge

17:30 Welcome speech from RD at Topas Riverside Lodge
Meet other runners and enjoy some cold drinks from the bars

18:00 Dinner begins 

 

SATURDAY (breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

06:00 Breakfast begins at Topas Riverside Lodge

08:00 25km Start at Topas Riverside Lodge

09:00 Transfer from Nam Cang Village to Start

09:30 11km Start at Thanh Phu Village

12:00 Lunch 

13:00 Prize Ceremony

14:00 Short educational walks with Topas guides
Sign up from midday at info desk.  Limited availability. 
Option 1 Village Walk 45’ Learn about Red Dao culture; See traditional paper making; visit the silversmith 
Option 2 Lodge Tour 30’: Learn about traditional herbal medicines within the lodge grounds 

17:00 Dinner begins

 

SUNDAY (breakfast included)

06:00 Breakfast begins at Topas Riverside Lodge

07:00 Optional 7-9km recovery walk / run to beautiful river valley led by Race Director

09:00 Breakfast closes 

09:00 First bus departs to Hanoi 

10:00 Second bus departure to Hanoi

11:00 Final bus departure to Hanoi

Topas Ecolodge (45 mins from race HQ) – Standard fee

Topas Ecolodge is recognised by National Geographic as a Unique Lodge of the World. Many Vietnam Mountain Marathon runners know it well as the beautiful finish line for all the Saturday VMM distances. If you stay here for the Topas Riverside Run, you will lodge it in its more normal, peaceful mode. We now have two mountain view infinity swimming pools, one complete with a jacuzzi, so this is the ultimate place for your mountain legs to prepare and recover. Note if you stay here you will have a 45 minute transfer to the race village of Nam Cang. 

Room arrangement: twin/double sharing
Single supplement: VND 3,400,000

FRIDAY (dinner included)

10:00 Depart Hanoi from Turtle Lake Brewing Company
Address: 105 Quang Khanh Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi) – Google maps
(please lunch or buy at the simple service stop – noodle soup etc available)

15:30 Arrive at Topas Ecolodge 

18:00 Dinner 

SATURDAY (breakfast, lunch, dinner *at Riverside Lodge* included)

06:00 Breakfast begins at Topas Ecolodge

07:00 ALL bus transfer to Topas Riverside Lodge for start

08:00 25km Start at Topas Riverside Lodge

09:00 Transfer from Nam Cang Village to Start

09:30 11km Start at Thanh Phu Village

12:00 Lunch 

13:00 Prize Ceremony

14:00 Optional 45 minute village walks with Topas guides
Sign up from midday at info desk.  Limited availability. 
See traditional paper making; learn about herbal medicine used in Red Dao culture; visit the silversmith 

17:00 Dinner begins at Topas Riverside Lodge

18:00 Transfer 1 to Topas Ecolodge

20:00 Transfer 2 to Topas Ecolodge

 

SUNDAY (breakfast included)

07:00 Breakfast opens

09:00 Breakfast closes 

09:30 Optional bike ride to Lech village

10:00 Buses depart for Hanoi

11:00 Final bus departure to Hanoi