70km Ultra Marathon

IMPORTANT: Read the RACE RULES HERE

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Distance: 68.1km | Elevation gain 3,000m

Start time: 05:00, Saturday, 01.2025

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

CUT-OFF: 13:30 at CP4 – 16:00 at CP5 – 19:00 at CP6 – 21:00 at CP7 – 23:59:59 at FINISH LINE

Finish location: The heart-shaped tea hill (Đồi chè Trái tim) – Google maps

Age restriction: Entrants to 70km must be at least 18 years old on race day.

Qualification: To run 70km, you must have previously completed at least one official TRAIL race of 40km+ with significant elevation before the race. The race must be an official race, not a virtual race / club run.

On registration, please provide a URL link to your qualifying result (VTS results page, UTMB Index, ITRA results page, or similar). If you plan to complete a qualifying race between now and race day, you must send us your result by 30 days prior to the race date.

Failure to provide evidence of a qualifying past performance will result in refusal of entry and the refund terms stand.

Finish Bag

Handing in your bag: 01 bag/01 runner at the START LINE

Please prepare your own bag. Bags must be sealed/closed.  

Do not include valuables – the organiser cannot be held responsible for any loss.  

BRING your luggage tag (given at the race pack collection), we will staple it for you. 

Picking up your bag after the race: at the FINISH

Note: no individual requests for bag transfers can be facilitated. ALL bags are moved together. 

Course description

With plenty of gain, this is a tough ultra marathon that should only be undertaken by experienced runners.

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!

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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 Khen 2 village. Soon after this you will turn onto another exclusive 70k section including many blossom-filled orchards before you head to the stunning finish line tea plantation.

VTM 70km is a 3-point qualifying race for ITRA, an ITRA National League race, and a 100K UTMB Index race.