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VIETNAM ULTRA MARATHON

Welcome to Vietnam Ultra Marathon – The Trails of Mai Chau. 

VUM is part of the Topas Vietnam Trail Series along with Vietnam Mountain Marathon, Vietnam Trail Marathon and Vietnam Jungle Marathon. Our series began with the nation’s first ultra in 2013.  

70k  | 50k | 25k | 10k | 5k

VUM - The Trails of Mai Chau

Welcome to the new race from Topas. We searched in many provinces for our fourth race location, and this was the clear winner.   

VUM offers miles of beautiful trails between remote villages. Flowing downhills. Tough climbs. Too many ‘wow views’ to count. This area has all the ingredients of an awesome, challenging, rewarding Topas Vietnam Trail Series race. 

We love it. We are sure you will too.  

DISTANCES

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Gain: 50m

This beautiful and relatively flat 5km route is ideal for families and newbies, offering a chance to explore Mai Chau’s beautiful landscapes and local culture together.

Soon after the start in Lac village, you will run through beautiful rice paddies. The course then heads onto smaller trails, through bamboo forests and rice fields. You will then pass through another small, pretty village with traditional stilt houses. Your route finishes in the heart of the Lac village, where you can enjoy the music, fire, food and the good trail vibes our races are famous for.

AGE RESTRICTION: Entrants must be at least 6 years old on the race date. For 5km entrants under 16 years old, parents/guardians must sign the consent form for race pack collection. Race entrants under 16 must run along with the guardian.

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Gain: 330m

This beautiful 10km mountain route is perfect for new mountain runners. It is not too tough, but still challenging enough to make you proud when you cross the finish line.

Soon after the start from Lac village, you will run through rice terraces and villages of Thai people before climbing up through dense forest to a lookout. Here you will be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view across the valley.

After CP1 at Na Meo village, you will hit a short climb across the hillside to join the course of 70km, 50km.

The last section brings you down to the quintessential beauty of the main Mai Chau valley. Here we will have a finish line in the heart of the community, with music, fire, food and the good trail vibes our races are famous for.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vietnam Ultra Marathon first edition on The Trails of Mai Chau.

AGE RESTRICTION: Entrants must be at least 10 years old on the race date. For 10km entrants under 16 years old, parents/guardians must sign the consent form for race pack collection. Race entrants under 16 must run along with the guardian.

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Gain: 1,200m

The Vietnam Ultra Marathon 25km starts and finishes in Mai Chau offering a diverse route with a high percentage of trail.

The first section of 25km trail follows the same course of 70km over the hill to Te village (CP1) where it splits onto the single track to Xo village. The beautiful trail runs through the villages, bamboo forests and rice terraces. From Xo village, you will hit a short climb across the hillside to join the course of 70km, 50km.

The last section brings you down to the quintessential beauty of the main Mai Chau valley. Here we will have a finish line in the heart of the community, with music, fire, food and the good trail vibes our races are famous for.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vietnam Ultra Marathon first edition on The Trails of Mai Chau.

AGE RESTRICTION: Open to experienced runners at least 18 years old on race day.

VUM 25km is a 1-point qualifying race for ITRA, an ITRA National League race, and a 20K UTMB Index race.

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Gain: 2,450m

The 50km follows the same course as our 70km, simply removing the first 20km. This beautiful ultra route has a high percentage of trail through a wide variety of stunning landscapes.

You will begin deep in Mai Chau, already far from where most people ever venture. Soon after the start you run onto great trail before climbing up to the fabled land of Hang Kia, where Hmong communities live not far from the border with Laos. For many years, this area was completely off the tourist map. Now you can run here and discover another side of Mai Chau.

From the highest point of the race, the route follows trails from valley to valley, each with its own stunning landscape. You will pass through an abandoned village and through ancient forest. Singe track trails weave along valley floors and traverse hill sides.

The last section brings you down to the quintessential beauty of the main Mai Chau valley. Here we will have a finish line in the heart of the community, with music, fire, food and the good trail vibes our races are famous for.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vietnam Ultra Marathon first edition on The Trails of Mai Chau.

Age Restriction: Entrants to VUM 50km must be at least 18 years old on race day.

Qualification: To run VUM 50km, you must have previously completed at least one official TRAIL race of 20km+ 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 (Topas race e-certificate link, 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. 

VUM 50km is a 2-point qualifying race for ITRA, an ITRA National League race, and a 50K UTMB Index race.

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Gain: 3,300m

This stunning ultra route has a high percentage of trail through a wide variety of stunning landscapes.

The first 30km serves as a good warm up for the back 40km, where the majority of the climbing and descending comes.

On this 70km ultra you will venture deep into Mai Chau, far from the usual paths. The route climbs up to the fabled land of Hang Kia, where Hmong communities live not far from the border with Laos. For many years, this area was completely off the tourist map. Now you can run here and discover another side of Mai Chau.

From the highest point of the race, the route follows trails from valley to valley, each with its own stunning landscape. You will pass through an abandoned village and through ancient forest. Singe track trails weave along valley floors and traverse hill sides.

The last section brings you down to the quintessential beauty of the main Mai Chau valley. Here we will have a finish line in the heart of the community, with music, fire, food and the good trail vibes our races are famous for.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vietnam Ultra Marathon first edition on The Trails of Mai Chau.

AGE RESTRICTION: Open to experienced runners at least 18 years old on race day.

QUALIFICATION: To run VUM 70km, you must have previously completed at least 1 official TRAIL race of 40km+. Please provide the link to your official qualifying result in your booking form. You can also send us your qualifying result no later than 30 days prior to the race day. Please note, if you do not have a qualifying result, you will not be able to race and the refund terms stand.

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

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Giving Back – VUM Charity

VUM is part of the Vietnam Trail Series which has now raised over VND 11 billion for good causes. We have funded: 

  • Community projects, in every area where we work  
  • Support for kids in crisis through Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation  
  • Surgery for children via Operation Smile  
  • Newborns Vietnam – a charity that works to improve life chances of critically ill newborns 
  • Drowning prevention programs with Hue Help 

Included in the race fee: 

  • Competitor T-shirt for all distances 
  • Finisher T-shirt for Ultra 50km/70km 
  • Race bib with chip timing 
  • Finisher medal 
  • Charity donation (for 25km – 70km distances) 
  • Shuttle from Lac village to start for 50km 
  • Water and nutrition at checkpoints 
  • Finisher meal at the finish line 
  • Free photos (cannot be guaranteed for all runners, but we try to get one of everyone!) 

To register for group, kindly fill in the form (download HERE) and email us at info@vietnamultramarathon.com to proceed the payment. 

Join an international group of runners on a package including all logistics from Hanoi to the race and back. 

Included in the packages: 

  • Round trip transfer Hanoi (Turtle Lake Brewing Company – Google maps) – Mai Chau – Hanoi (Hanoi Opera House) 
  • 2 nights of accommodation (Friday and Saturday) 
  • Friday night Carb Load dinner 
  • All indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner): Friday (-, -, D), Saturday (B, L,-), Sunday (B, -, -). Drinks are not included 

Package prices are per person and exclude race fee. Private room standard is twin/double sharing with another runner; single occupancy is available with surcharge.

Children policy: Children under 6: free (sharing bed with parents) | 6-11 years old: Child rate, extra bed | Over 11: Adult pricing

If you would like to request to share the room with a specific runner (of the same package), kindly email us at info@vietnamultramarathon.com following your booking.

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More about Mai Chau Ecolodge 

En-suite rooms with 1 double bed OR 2 single beds for 2 adults. Extra bed for third person is available on request, with surcharge. 

  • 1.6km walk from 5-10-25-70km start line and Finish Line (Lac Village) 
  • 27km from 50km start line (Sân bóng xóm Báo), Bao La Commune, Mai Chau District - Google Maps)

More about Sol Bungalows Resort 

  • 1.5km walk from 5-10-25-70km start line and Finish Line (Lac Village) 
  • 23.3km from 50km start line (Sân bóng xóm Báo), Bao La Commune, Mai Chau District - Google Maps)

(1) EN-SUITE ROOMS
En-suite rooms with 1 double bed OR 2 single beds for 2 adults. Extra bed for third person is available on request, with surcharge.
 

(2) COMMUNAL STILT HOUSE

Capacity: 15 persons 

Each runner will be provided with a separate pillow, mattress, and cover.

Sharing bathrooms are on the ground floor. 

More about Mai Chau Lodge

  • 1.6km walk from 5-10-25-70km start line and Finish Line (Lac Village) 
  • 24.6km from 50km start line (Sân bóng xóm Báo), Bao La Commune, Mai Chau District - Google Maps)

(1) EN-SUITE ROOMS
En-suite rooms with 1 double bed OR 2 single beds for 2 adults. Extra bed for third person is available on request, with surcharge.


(1) GLAMPING DELUXE


Glamping deluxe is equipped with 1 double bed, suitable for 2 adults. Single occupancy is available with surcharge. Sharing outdoor bathrooms.

*Please note, bookings after 29 December 2023 will be arranged into glamping deluxe rooms.

More about Mai Chau Mountain View Resort 

En-suite rooms with 1 double bed OR 2 single beds for 2 adults. Extra bed for third person is available on request, with surcharge. 

  • 900m walk from 5-10-25-70km start line and Finish Line (Lac Village) 
  • 23.5km from 50km start line (Sân bóng xóm Báo), Bao La Commune, Mai Chau District - Google Maps)

Mai Chau is easy to reach from Hanoi and there is plentiful accommodation ranging from traditional stilt house homestays to luxury boutique resorts. If you prefer, we can take care of everything from Hanoi on our full transport and accommodation packages (details above).

The easiest way to get to the race is to join one of our packages.  

With our 3-Day Inclusive Packages your transport from Hanoi to the mountains and back to Hanoi is included, along with transport to the race starts, food and accommodation. 

Our buses depart from Turtle Lake Brewing Company in Tay Ho from 09:00 – 12:00 on the Friday of race weekend.

From Noi Bai Domestic / International Airport to the meeting point

You can take a taxi from the airport, the cost is around VND 350,000/4-seat/way. Allow one hour to reach the meeting point and 30 minutes to an hour for clearing immigration. 

Vietnam has extended visa exemption for tourists from 25 countries – please see the list here. 

An e-visa is also applicable for all foreigners – apply here.

The closest international airport to the race area is Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), in Hanoi. 

You can take Bus No. 86 (VND 45,000/person) or a taxi from the airport to the city center, the cost is around VND 350,000/4-seat/way.

From Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), there are flights to: 

  • Tho Xuan Airport (THD), Thanh Hoa, 135km from the race area, about 3 hours by car/taxi; 
  • Noi Bai Airport (HAN), Hanoi, 170km from the race area; about 4 hours by car/taxi. 

From Hanoi, you can travel to Mai Chau by bus or car. 

Main bus stations: My Dinh Bus Station and Yen Nghia Bus Station. Buses with the route Hanoi – Son La/Dien Bien will have the drop-off at Tong Dau junction, which is about 7km from Lac Village. Daily buses are also available with drop-offs in Mai Chau town. Online bus ticket can be booked via websites like Vexere.com. 

Travel time is around 4-4.5 hours.

Transportation in Mai Chau: electric vehicle, taxi, rented motorbike 

If you choose to use your own transport to get to the race and book your own accommodation, you can consider staying close to the start area of your race distance as below. There are a wide range of homestays and resorts/lodges, especially in Lac Village. 

5-10-25-70k Start Area + Finish line: Lac Village – Google maps 

50km Start Area: Sân bóng xóm Báo (Báo Hamlet's football field), Bao La Commune, Mai Chau District - Google Maps

Shuttle buses will transfer runners not on our accommodation packages from Lac Village to 50km start line. From finish line at Lac Village, all runners can go back to their own accommodation. 

By registering, you accepted the TERMS AND CONDITIONS below: 

Entries cannot be transferred to subsequent years in any cases. The only exception is if you are pregnant – please see below.

No cancellations are accepted without confirmation by email from the organization team.

‘Total payment’ refers to the amount paid for one individual runner, including the race entry fee and the package (if booked).

Full refund: You can get a refund of the total payment minus VND 1,150,000 (~USD 50) administration fee if you advise us and confirm by email 3 months (90 days) or earlier prior to the race date.

50% refund: You can get 50% refund of the total payment if you advise us and confirm by email within 3 months to 1 month (90 to 30 days) prior to the race date. For total payment less than VND 2,300,000 (~USD 100), you can get a full refund of the total payment minus VND 1,150,000 (~USD 50) administration fee. 

No refund: No monetary refund if you advise us less than 1 month (30 days) prior to the race date or do not show up at the race. 

Please email us at: info@vietnamultramarathon.com. 

In the case that the event course is – in the opinion of the event organizers – unsafe (for example due to weather conditions such as heavy rain, high winds, landslides, “acts of god”), organizers may, at their sole discretion, attempt to re-route the course, find an alternative shortened course, or cancel the event. In such a circumstance, no refund can be given. 

Organizers reserve the right to cancel the event for reasons including: terrorism, war, public health emergency, epidemic, pandemic, civil unrest, weather conditions, ‘acts of god’. 

If the event is cancelled, re-routed or shortened, no refund or transfer to another event will be made. 

  • Until 30 days prior to the race date, you can update your own registration details, including transferring it to another runner, via the dedicated 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@vietnamultramarathon.com for further assistance. The deadline to transfer the package is 30 days prior to the race date. 

If you get pregnant after your registration date and choose not to participate in the event, you can choose to: 

 

(1) Transfer the entry to another runner, free of charge and at least 30 days before the race day. Please follow the instructions in your confirmation email. 

 

(2) Request to postpone the entry up to 2 years as below: 

  • Submit your request and proven confirmation of pregnancy (medical certificate) to info@vietnamultramarathon.com at least 30 days before race day. The organizer may require additional proof of pregnancy and reject a deferral request if the documentation verifying pregnancy is deemed insufficient. 
  • Advise us by email at least 30 days before the race day of the new event to have your registration confirmed; the package, if included, is subject to availability. 
  • The entry can only be deferred to one of the subsequent editions of the same event within 2 years. 
  • If the runner is pregnant again for the deferral year, a second deferral is possible but must still be within 2 years from the original race date. 
  • If an entry is a charity or invitational entry, it is not possible to defer. Please contact the charity directly for other options. 
  • If the runner decides to withdraw anytime between receiving deferral confirmation and 30 days before the new race day, the “50% refund” policy will be applied. 

  • To change distances a VND 450,000 (~USD 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 refunds are available if changing to a shorter distance. 
  • No change of distance within 1 month (30 days) prior to the race date or after sold out. 
  • Changing distance to 5km/10km policy: VND 450,000 (~USD 20) admin fee must be paid. Full refund of the price difference for changes 3 months (90 days) or earlier prior to the race date. Refund 50% of the price difference for changes within 3 months to 1 month (90 days to 30 days) prior to the race date. 

*To change your distance, kindly email us at info@vietnamultramarathon.com for further assistance. 

  • Entrants to 25km, 50km and 70km must be at least 18 years old on race day. 
  • Entrants to 10km must be at least 10 years old on race day.
  • Entrants to 5km must be at least 6 years old on race day.  
  • For 5km/10km entrants under 16 years old, parents/guardians must sign the consent form for race pack collection. Race entrants under 16 must run along with a parent/guardian runner (register separately).

Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty or disqualification.  
Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and final. 

RACE BIBS

1. You must race with your own race bib. If you run with another person’s bib and you have not formally transferred that bib with the organiser, you will be disqualified and the organiser is not responsible for you on the course. Moreover, if you run with another person’s bib, you endanger yourself and others as the organiser will not have your medical records or your emergency contact.

2. Your race number must be worn on the front of your body.

Results - Timing

3. Your bib has an electronic timing chip. You must pass all timing systems on course to get a valid finish time. Failure to do so will result in inspection of the result by the organisers. 

The Course

4. You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.

5. You must stay on the marked course. Short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost, return to the last sighted marking.

Littering

6. Intentional littering is prohibited – this results in disqualification.

Cut-off Times

7. All participants must adhere to the checkpoint staff instructions regarding cut-off times. For your cut-off times, please refer to the course profile for your distance.

Note: Official communications from the organiser come via official channels only – no personal social media accounts are authorised to share official information.

The cut-off time is the time you MUST LEAVE the checkpoint, not the time you arrive.

If you depart after the Cut Off Time, the timing system will automatically change your status to DNF (Did Not Finish).

Checkpoint Food  

8. Checkpoint food is for runners only – no supporters may eat it.

Outside Assistance 

9. Outside assistance from supporters is only permitted at the designated checkpoints. Supporters may not set up branded flags / banners. No banners / flags may be used. Supporters must only use the area designated by the organiser. Supporters may not join the official race crew area.  

10. Any outside assistance outside of these checkpoints will result in disqualification.

11. Supporters may not run along with participants at any point on the course. This results in disqualification.

Withdrawal / Abandoning 

12. If you withdraw from the race, you must inform our crew at the checkpoint or by calling us using the number on the back of your race bib.

Mandatory Kit

13. You must carry the mandatory kit at all times during the event. 

Top 3 VUM Runners will have mandatory kit inspections.

Other kit inspections are carried out at random, including at the start line. 

See the mandatory kit for your specific distance for disqualification and time penalty information.

Use of Audio Headphones. No portable speakers may be used.

14. The wearing of audio headphones is allowed, but:

– You must switch off audio at all checkpoints so you can hear directions given to you by event crew. 

– You must also switch off audio when on all public roads so you can hear approaching traffic. 

Indemnity Forms 

15. Any participation in this event is completely at your own risk and you will be required to sign an indemnity in order to participate. 

Pets

16. It is not permitted to have your pet run along with you on the course.

Gates

17. Leave any gates on course in the same position as you find them – closed gates should be closed behind you.

Private / Individual Sponsors 

18. Flags for your individual sponsors may not be displayed on the podium. Represent your individual sponsors by wearing their logos only, not bringing large banners or flags.

Finish Bags

19. Finish bags may not contain valuables. The organiser cannot be held responsible for them.

20. No individual requests to receive finish bags outside of the designated time slots will be accepted.

Results – Dispute 

21. Any dispute about results must be lodged with the organiser within 48 hours of the finish cut off time. 

Organiser GPS devices

22. Leading runners will be required to carry a GPS device from the organiser. Refusal to carry one will result in disqualification.

Your bib number will be informed via email and published on the participant list 01 week prior to the race date.

The schedule is subject to change prior to the race. 
Please note, you must pick up your own race kit.

To pick up your race kit, please prepare your documents as follow:

  • Your Bib Number (informed by email and also available on above participant list 1 week prior to the race date); 
  • Your ID/Passport (original / printed / digital copy); 
  • Your signed indemnity (printed copy). Download HERE(You can also use the indemnity forms we have prepared at the race pack collection.) 

*5km/10km Runners under 16 years old: Parents/guardians must sign the consent form on race pack collection. Download HERE. Race entrants under 16 must run along with a parent/guardian runner (register separately).

Top 3 VUM Runners will have mandatory kit inspections. 
Other kit inspections are carried out at random, including at the start line. 
Lack of mandatory kit will result in disqualification (DSQ) or time penalty. 

Refusal of kit check = DSQ 

Please note we disqualified runners at every event in the past year for lacking kit. Be prepared and carry what you need. 

RACE BIBS

You must race with your own race bib. If you run with another person’s bib and you have not formally transferred that bib with the organiser, you will be disqualified and the organiser is not responsible for you on the course. 

If you run with another person’s bib you endanger yourself and others as the organiser will not have your medical records, or your emergency contact.

In this mountain area, the weather can suddenly turn wet and colder, so you must prepare adequate clothing for all conditions, including sunblock, headwear, as well as warm clothing. 

A: There are 5 race distances: 5km, 10km, 25km, 50km and 70km. All are held on Saturday.

A: This is sent 1 week prior to the race. 

A: You can register online here or email us at info@vietnamultramarathon.com for offline/group registration, payment by direct bank transfer. 

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@vietnamultramarathon.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 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@vietnamultramarathon.com for further assistance. The deadline to transfer the package is 30 days prior to the race date. 

A: You can change race distances after having already registered by sending your request to info@vietnamultramarathon.com. To change distances a $20 (VND 450,000) administration fee must be paid. 

Participants who wish to change to a longer distance must also pay the extra amount. No refunds are available if changing to a shorter distance. 

No distance changes within 1 month (30 days) to the race date or when sold out. 

A: You can find the cancellation/refund policy in Terms and Conditions above. 

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 Terms and Conditions above. 

A: Yes, totally. Kindly check the size chart HERE and 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 3-day package for supporters in Package Program above. We do not provide transport for those not on our supporter programs. 

A: The registration is scheduled to close 1 month (30 days) before race date or when the quota for registration is full. 

A: To make sure the runners have enough running experience and training to finish the race safely, below requirements must be met:

5km: Entrants must be at least 6 years old on race day. 

10km: Entrants must be at least 10 years old on race day. 

25km, 50km: Open for all runners above 18 years old. 

70km: Open for very experienced runners above 18 years old. To run VUM 70km, you must have previously completed at least 1 official TRAIL race of 40k+. Please provide the link to your official qualifying result in your booking form. You can also send us your qualifying result no later than 30 days prior to the race day. Please note, if you do not have a qualifying result, you will not be able to race and the refund terms stand.

A: Details for race programs are at Run-only program and Package program sections above. 

A: Please see details to race pack collection above. 

A: No, all runners must pick up the race kit yourselves. 

A: You can find the information of mandatory equipment above. 

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 jungle can be very hot, or cool and wet, so you need to be prepared! 

A: Yes, we have cut off times at checkpoints. Details are available at each distance section above.

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 50km or 70km. Make sure you are comfortable with good footwear and carry the right clothing to put on if it rains or turns chilly. 

A: We provide bus transfer for 50km runners from meeting point at Lac village to the start line. This is included in your race fee. Buses DO NOT wait for late runners. 

Run-only 5km, 10km, 50km and 70km runners need to arrange the transfer to start line at Lac village themselves.  

The finish line is in Lac village. From here, the runners are to arrange the transfer back to their accommodation themselves. 

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

A: For full info please refer to the checkpoint information table which is sent to runners prior to the race.

 

A: No, you can only drop your bag at the start line and pick it up at the finish line. 

A: No, but we have other nutrition - please refer to the checkpoint information table sent to runners pre-race.

A: March is the end of spring time in Mai Chau with comfortable weather of average temperature 18-27°C. 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. 

Kindly see the mandatory kit above for your preparation. 

A: Mai Chau is easy to reach from Hanoi. Please see “Getting there and where to stay” section above for details. 

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 (VND 350,000)/person, departing at 13:30 on departure date. You will get picked up at the airport and your bib will be handed out on the bus. 

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@vietnamultramarathon.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 email us at info@vietnamultramarathon.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. Please send a photo of your voucher to info@vietnamultramarathon.com to register.

We partner with a range of brands at VUM. If you would like to learn how your brand can work with us, please get in touch! We have opportunities ranging from having a booth at expo, to title sponsorship of the race.