42km Full Marathon

42k profile maps vietnam trail marathon

Distance: 40.5km | Elevation gain 1,900m

Race Start: 06:00 AM, Saturday, 20-01-2024

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:

(08/05 – 05/06/2023)
Combo Entry + 3-day Inclusive Package
(08/05 – 05/06/2023)
STANDARD FEE | Phí tiêu chuẩn
(From | Từ 06/06/2023)
Combo Entry + 3-day Inclusive Package
(From | Từ 06/06/2023)
10kmVND 1,350,000
(~USD 59)
VND 7,000,000
(~USD 304)
VND 1,550,000
(~USD 69)
VND 7,200,000
(~USD 314)
21kmVND 2,500,000
(~USD 109)
VND 8,150,000
(~USD 354)
VND 2,950,000
(~USD 129)
VND 8,600,000
(~USD 374)
42kmVND 2,700,000
(~USD 119)
VND 8,350,000
(~USD 364)
VND 3,200,000
(~USD 139)
VND 8,850,000
(~USD 384)
70kmVND 3,400,000
(~USD 149)
VND 9,050,000
(~USD 394)
VND 3,900,000
(~USD 169)
VND 9,550,000
(~USD 414)
**Group Registration Discount |
Ưu đãi đăng ký nhóm
10-49 runners | 10-49 người5%N/A5%N/A
50+ runners | Từ 50 người trở lên10%N/A10%N/A

And your race package:

Hotel | Khách sạnRoom standard |
Loại phòng
Adult |
Người lớn
Child |
Trẻ em
Single supplement |
Phụ phí phòng đơn
Muong Thanh Holiday Moc Chau HotelDeluxe Twin/Double VND 5,650,000
(~USD 241)
VND 3,500,000
(~USD 150)
VND 2,000,000
(~USD 85)

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