VTM FAQs

A: There are 4 race distances: 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km, 70km. Next race date: 11-01-2025.

A: This will be available for download 1 week prior to the race.

A: You can register online HERE or email us at info@vietnamtrailmarathon.com for offline/group registration.

A: You can pay with domestic ATM card or come to register and pay cash at our office at Topas Travel Office, No. 3, Alley 12/70 Xom Chua, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or settle payment to our BIDV account. Email us at info@vietnamtrailmarathon.com for further support.

A: No, you cannot use a nickname. By entering this event you agree that you have entered in your own name and yes, you are required to bring photographic ID or passport with signed Indemnity Form when you come to collect the race kit.

A: There is no paper certificate of achievement but we give a medal to every finisher. An e-certificate will be available for download after the race. Besides, the results are updated on our website, https://itra.run/ and https://utmb.world/.

A: Yes, you can. 

  • Until 30 days prior to the race date, you can update your own registration details, including transferring it to another runner, via the dedicated profile link sent together in your “Confirmation of Your Registration” email.
  • To secure your personal details, you MUST NOT share this link with another person.
  • There will be an email sent to the registered/updated email address every time a change is made.
  • If you want to transfer your 3-day package to another person, kindly email us at info@vietnamtrailmarathon.com for further assistance. The deadline to transfer the package is 30 days prior to the race date.

A: You can change race distance after having already registered by sending your request to info@vietnamtrailmarathon.com

  • To change distance, a VND 450,000 (~$20) administration fee must be paid.
  • Participants who wish to change to a longer distance must also pay the extra amount for the new distance.
  • No refund is available if changing to a shorter distance.
  • No change of distance within 1 month prior to the race date or after sold out.
  • Changing distance to 10km policy: VND 450,000 (~$20) admin fee must be paid. Full refund of the price difference for changes 3 months or earlier prior to the race date. Refund 50% of the price difference for changes within 3 months to 1 month prior to the race date. 

A: You can find the cancellation/refund policy HERE.

A: We are sorry that it is impossible to transfer the entry of this year to another year. The only exception is if you are pregnant – please see here.

A: Yes, totally. Kindly check the size chart HERE and update the new size via the dedicated profile link sent together in your “Confirmation of Your Registration” email. Deadline is 45 days prior to the race date. 

A: Yes, kindly check the program for supporters: 3-day package HERE. We do not provide transport for those not on our supporter programs.

A: Registration closes 1 month prior to the race or sooner when sold out.

A: Please visit each distance’s webpage for details to age restriction and qualification: 10km, 21km, 42km, and 70km.

A: Details for race programs are available on VTM website, 3-day package HERE, Run-only program HERE.

No, all runners must pick up the race kit yourselves. Kindly visit THIS PAGE for details.

A: You can find the information of mandatory equipment for each distance HERE.

A: Trail shoes. The specific brand and model depends on individual choice, but the shoes should be for off road trail running, not road shoes. For clothing, the mountains can be warm, but it is also likely there will be cooler weather in January, so you must be prepared with a jacket.

A: No cut-off time at CP for 10km and 21km. For longer distance, yes, we have cut off times at checkpoints. For details please refer to the course profile for your distance: 10km, 21km, 42km and 70km.

Total cut-off for all distances is 11:59PM.

Cut off runners will be dropped at the finish area and join the standard buses from there.

A: You should be prepared for a long day on your feet and practice being in the mountains, whether that is hiking or running. You must be able to look after your own nutrition especially if you take on the ultra marathon 70km. Make sure you are comfortable with good footwear and carry the right clothing to put on if it rains or turns chilly.

A: For all the distances, we provide bus transfer for 10km runners from Muong Thanh Luxury Moc Chau Hotel to start line and from finish line back to this hotel.

This is included in your race fee. Buses DO NOT wait for late runners. The bus departure time for each race distance is announced HERE.

*Please note these buses are for runners only – we cannot also provide provision for non-runners, sorry!

A: Yes, every checkpoint has water. You must prepare your own water bottles or camelbag. You should carry your own favourite electrolyte powder.

A: Every checkpoint has seasonal fruits – for full info please refer to the checkpoint information table which is sent to runners prior to the race.

A: No, but we have other nutrition – please refer to the checkpoint information table sent to runners pre-race.
A: The weather in January is expected to be very cold at night and warmer during day time with sunshine. Kindly note, this is a mountain area, and the weather can therefore turn wet and colder, so you must prepare adequate clothing for all conditions, including sunblock and headwear. See mandatory equipment.

If you just want to buy the run and nothing more, we recommend that you buy your bus ticket and hotel room minimum one month prior to the race as both will fill up very fast for VTM weekend.

Main bus stations: My Dinh Bus Station and Yen Nghia Bus Station. Buses with the route Hanoi – Son La/Dien Bien will pass by Moc Chau.

You can also book Hai Van bus ticket via their mobile app, or check out online bus ticket website like Vexere.

A: The specific brand and model depends on individual choice, but the shoes should be for off road trail running, not road shoes. For clothing, the mountains can be warm, but it is also likely there will be cooler weather in January, so you must be prepared with a jacket.

A: You may access the course, but there is no provision provided for this.

Note the race rules: you may not run along the course with a runner to assist.

A: You could register for a late departure bus at $15/person, departing at 1:30PM from the airport on Friday. You will get picked up at the airport and your bib will be handed out at Muong Thanh Luxury Moc Chau Hotel.

A: Yes and upon request only. All fees are VAT included.

Kindly send your request with full and final details (Company name, address, tax code; Recipient’s email address for e-invoice) AT LEAST 7 days prior to the race date to info@vietnamtrailmarathon.com. No red issue for late requests. The invoice is for the race’s month and emailed to you within the same month. 

A. Please send a photo of your entry and full registration details as per this form to info@vietnamtrailmarathon.com to have your registration confirmed.

A. Please email us at info@vietnamtrailmarathon.com to add the package if you already have the race entry. In your email, kindly advise the specific package option you are interested in.

A. Yes. Race categories are as below:
VTM 70km: 100K
VTM 50km: 50K
VTM 21km: 20K

To have your VTM results synced with your UTMB Index, please note to register with the correct information as in your UTMB profile.

A: For 2025 edition, this is to be confirmed later.