70km - Ultra Marathon
72km | elevation gain 3,100m
Race date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Departure to start: 3:00 AM from Muong Thanh Holiday Moc Chau Hotel
Race Start: 4:00 AM, 11/01/2020
Start location: Pine Forest of Ang Village – Google maps
Finish line: The heart-shaped tea hill – Google maps
Qualification: Registration is only open for very experienced runners, at least 18 years old on race day, who have previously completed at least 1 ultra-marathon of 42km+ or an equivalent (Adventurerace, Ironman etc.).
With plenty of gain, this is a tough ultra marathon that should only be undertaken by experienced runners.
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 definitely not named on Google maps.
After 19km you will head into a section that only the 70k runners will see and which is very much off the beaten path. Here you will ascend to the highest point on the course before running down to CP3.
After joining the 42k runners in the village of Ban Doi (CP5) your tired legs face another major climbing challenge up to CP6 in Pa Ken 2 village. Soon after this you will turn onto another exclusive 70k section including many blossom orchards before you head to the stunning finish line tea plantation.