21km Half Marathon
21km | elevation gain 850m
Race date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Departure to start: 7:00 AM from Muong Thanh Holiday Moc Chau Hotel
Race Start: 8:30 AM, 11/01/2020
Start location: Pine Forest of Ang Village – Google maps
Finish line: The heart-shaped tea hill – Google maps
Age restriction: 21km entrants must be at least 16 years old on race day
With a tough, steep first climb followed by more runnable trail, this half marathon offers a huge variety of trail with blossom orchards, minority villages, jungle, hills (including some very steep climbs!) and broad valleys finishing in a beautiful tea plantation.
After a lakeshore start surrounded by pine forest a runnable few km of flowing trail leads to a very steep climb into remote backcountry – in this area the ethnic minority settlements are not named on Google maps. Here you will enjoy some very runnable trail through orchards filled with blossom.
At CP1 you will turn off the 42k/70k route and descend into the peaceful village of Phieng Canh where you can expect to share the trails with kids herding cattle. After a tough and technical pair of climbs you will run through the Na Ka valley, famous for its endless peach blossom trees surrounded by mountain peaks.
Finally you will meet back up with the 42km and 70km runners and race to the area’s most beautiful tea plantation and our VTM finish line.