42km Full Marathon

42k profile maps vietnam trail marathon

Distance: 40.5km | Elevation gain 1,900m

Race Start: 06:00 AM, Saturday, 07-01-2023

Wave starts will be used. If you want to run fast, make sure you are in wave 1. 

Start location: Muong Thanh Holiday Moc Chau Hotel – Google maps

CUT-OFF: 3:00 PM (CP5) – 6:00 PM (CP6) – 11:59 PM (Finish line)

Finish line: The heart-shaped tea hill (Đồi chè Trái tim) – 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

A beautiful, remote run on a huge variety of trail with orchards, minority villages, jungle, hills (including some very steep climbs!) and broad valleys finishing in a beautiful tea plantation.

Shortly after the start you will climb up through orchards before expansive views of the surrounding hills open up as the trail traverses the mountain side. You’ll soon find yourself in remote backcountry – in this area the ethnic minority settlements are definitely not named on Google maps! Here you will enjoy some very runnable trail through stunning orchards.

At CP2 you will turn onto a section that is exclusive to 42k runners before meeting back up with your 70k friends in the village of Ban Doi (CP5). Next your tired trail legs face another major climbing challenge up to CP6 in the village of Pa Ken 2.

After running down through more beautiful orchards you will turn onto the second exclusively 42k section through some dense jungle. A short sharp climb then leads you to the VTM finish line among a stunning tea plantation.

Mandatory Gear


Choose your race distance:

RACE DISTANCE | CỰ LYStandard Race Fee | Phí Tiêu Chuẩn
10kmVND 1,550,000
(~USD 69)
21kmVND 2,950,000
(~USD 129)
42kmVND 3,200,000
(~USD 139)
70kmVND 3,900,000
(~USD 169)
**Group Registration Discount |
Ưu đãi đăng ký nhóm
10-49 runners | 10-49 người5%
50+ runners | Từ 50 người trở lên10%

And your race package:

Package | GóiHotel | Khách sạnRoom standard | Loại phòngAdult | Người lớnChild | Trẻ emSingle supplement | Phụ phí phòng đơn
3-day Inclusive / Trọn gói 3 ngày

Muong Thanh Holiday Moc Chau HotelDeluxe Twin

*Only rooms with 2 single beds remain | Chỉ còn phòng với 2 giường đơn
VND 5,650,000
(~USD 245)
VND 3,900,000
(~USD 170)
VND 1,500,000
(~USD 65)

VTM23 42km is a VTS Marathon Point race, 2-points qualifying race for ITRA, and UBMB Index Race.