Mandatory Equipment

Recommended packing list

  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Poncho (no technical specifications, but should be sufficient to keep you dry in case of a heavy downpour)
  • Cap, visor or buff
  • Trekking poles
  • Blister kit

Required equipment for 10km

  • Waterproof jacket

There are no other mandatory equipment for our 10km, however we do recommend that you bring a water bottle/energy and that you take a look at the gear listed above. Running 10km on trails is harder than you think!

Required equipment for 21km – Half Marathon

Mandatory

  • Water min. 1.0 L
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Whistle
  • Personal food/energy bars/gels etc. for the duration of the run! Expect to double the time compared with a flat race.

Optional

  • Electrolytes
  • Small money for buying energy (soft drinks/candy)  in local villages (20.000-100.000VND round 1-5USD)
  • Mobile phone – in a waterproof carrier/casing and be on roaming or on the local network Viettel
  • Basic first aid

Required equipment for 42km – Marathon

Mandatory

  • Water min. 1.5 L
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Electrolytes – you must ensure that you bring your own source of electrolytes /rehydration salts that will be sufficient for your personal needs during the duration of their run.
  • Personal food/energy bars/gels etc. for the duration of the run. Expect to double the time compared with a flat race.
  • Small money for buying energy (soft drinks/candy)  in local villages (20.000-100.000VND round 1-5USD)
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone – in a waterproof carrier/casing and be on roaming or on the local network Viettel
  • Basic first aid: Small roll of compression bandage (elastic crepe bandage), alcohol wipes, antiseptic cream and plasters.
  • If you are still racing 5.30PM and do not have a headlamp, you will be cut off. It is thereby not mandatory for all, but if you are not 100% sure, you should bring one headlamp. Based on our last races, 50% of all runners were still racing after 5:30PM. Do not count your normal time for a flat Marathon!

Required equipment for 70km – Ultra Marathon:

Mandatory

  • Water min. 1.5 L
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Strong head lamp as it is very dark (at least 2 hours)
  • Electrolytes – you must ensure that you bring your own source of electrolytes /rehydration salts that will be sufficient for your personal needs during the duration of their run.
  • Personal food/energy bars/gels etc. for the duration of the run.
  • Small money for buying energy (soft drinks/candy)  in local villages (20.000-100.000VND round 1-5USD)
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone – in a waterproof carrier/casing and be on roaming or on the local network Viettel
  • Basic first aid: Small roll of compression bandage (elastic crepe bandage), alcohol wipes, antiseptic cream and plasters.
  • We HIGHLY recommend to wear and to know how to use GPS, the final route will be online at least 1 week prior the race.

Everyone participating in Vietnam Trail Marathon must fill out and bring a copy of our indemnity form.