12km | +722m
Race date: Saturday, 12 June 2021
Start line: Thanh Phu Village (Lien Minh Commune, Sapa)
Start time: 08:30AM (bus to start from Sapa Square: 07:00AM)
Finish line: Nam Cang (Topas Riverside Lodge)
Cut Off Time (COT): CP2 (2:30PM)
Your race begins at Thanh Phu village, home of the Tay people. Many Topas staff have family here, so those who have run our races before may see some familiar faces!
From here, you will run along a beautiful hidden valley on a clay trail used by the villagers and their buffalo.
After a paved section you will reach Nam Nhiu village (home of the Red Dao minority) and your first checkpoint where you can refill water and get some fruits.
The next section is breathtaking. The trail runs through the middle of the valley which will be full of postcard-perfect terraces dotted with bamboo huts. After crossing a small bridge that was built with support from Topas Travel, you climb a steep hill heading to Nam Cang village.
You soon will complete your race with a great jungle section – this is hard and uphill and will make your finish feeling all the sweeter as you cross the suspension bridge finish line at Topas Riverside Lodge, before a well earned cool down in the river.