VUM2024 Profile_70k_4 Mar

Distance: 73km | Elevation gain 3,300m

Start time: 3:00, Saturday, 23-03-2024

Start & Finish location: Sân lửa trại bản Lác, Mai Chau – Google maps

COT: CP3 28.5KM at 11:00 – CP4 37.2km at 14:00 – CP5 43.4km at 16:00 – CP6 54.3km at 19:00 – CP7 66.5km at 22:30 – Finish 72.8km at 23:59:59

Please note, the Cut Off Time (COT) is the time you must leave the checkpoint. If you leave after the COT, the timing system will automatically list you as DNF (Did Not Finish). Also, if you leave on time, but you go back to the checkpoint after the COT, you will be listed DNF.

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.

Finish Bag

01 bag/runner. Hand in/Pick up at the START/FINISH.

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.


Distance: 72.8km | Elevation gain 3300m

Race Start: 3:00, Saturday, 08-03-2025

Start & Finish location: Sân Cộng Đồng Bản Lác – Google maps

CUT-OFF: 11:00 at CP Xóm Pạnh – 14:00 at CP Điểm Săn Mây – 16:00 at CP Hang Kia – 19:00 at CP Bản Cang – 22:30 at Nà Mo – 23:59 at FINISH

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 one chip timed 40km+ ultra mountain race with significant elevation. Loop runs / virtual races do not qualify.

On registration, please provide a URL link to your qualifying result (Topas result link, UTMB Index, ITRA Index, 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.

Course description

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.

Please read the Finish Area information here.


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.

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