Race date: Saturday, 22 September 2018

Race start: 7:30 AM

Bus depart to start: please see the program for your package

Qualification: Open to experienced runners at least 18 years old on race day, who have completed at least 1 marathon.

This is a very hard but stunning Mountain Marathon for the experienced runner who is looking for a real challenge. The trail will lead you of the beaten track to areas which are rarely visited by others than locals. First we warm up by running uphill a few kilometers on a remote asphalt road before turning into an old path down the slippery jungle on a trail connecting villages in two valleys. This is the land of both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities.

We will run through their small wooden village gates and hopefully see that it is season for harvesting of rice. The first climb is serious and will require fast walking for some. The trail goes round a mountain covered by rice fields and a forest and we drop down into the limestone valley of Ta Phin and soon we are connected to the half marathon route when crossing the main road. Expect your will be about double compared to a flat race! Therefore you must bring water and extra energy. If you are still racing at 5.30 PM and do not have a headlamp, you will be cut off.

Choose your race distance: 

Contest Price
Plus 10km – No T-shirt
Plus 15km – No T-shirt
10km 35 N/A N/A
15km 50 N/A N/A
21km 129 25 40
42km 139 25 40
70km 169 25 40
100km 189 25 40

We also offer 3 day and 4 day add-on packages, including transport to and from Hanoi, your accommodation and your meals:

3 day add-on package:

Children (4-12 years old)
Sapa hotel
– Single Supplement $65 SOLD OUT
245 265 185

4-day add-on package:

Package Runner
Children (4-12 years old)
Sapa Town hotel
– Single Supplement $95 SOLD OUT
365 385 235
Topas Ecolodge – Own tent
295 305 235
Topas Ecolodge – Rent tent
345 355 235
Topas Ecolodge Executive Bungalow (triple sharing)
645 655 NA
Topas Ecolodge Suite Bungalow
945 955 235


Elevation Gain Max altitude
2.000m 1.780m


Read more about optional and required equipment here.


Our 42km race is a 2-new-points qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® . Read more about UTMB terms & conditions here