42km Full Marathon
42km | elevation gain 1,900m
Race date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Departure to start: 5:45 AM from Muong Thanh Holiday Moc Chau Hotel
Race Start: 7:00 AM, 11/01/2020
Start location: Pine Forest of Ang Village – Google maps
Finish line: The heart-shaped tea hill – Google maps
Qualification: Open to experienced runners at least 18 years old on race day, who have completed at least 1 marathon.
A beautiful, remote run on 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 small ethnic minority settlements are not named on Google maps. Here you will enjoy some very runnable trail through orchards filled with blossom.
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 blossom-filled 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.