Race date: Saturday, 22 September 2018

Start & Finish: Topas Ecolodge

This very hard ultra-trail Marathon will cover all types of landscapes of the mountain range. You will start running with headlamp into the darkness early in the morning and later hopefully see the beautiful sunrise over the mountains. First few km will take you into Hoang Lien Valley. Very soon you are running on the edge of the most beautiful and remote rice terraces following a river running from Fansipan mountain.

After crossing the river it is time to take it easy, the path is narrow and the valley steep down to the river! In the end of the valley there is a hard climb up through rice fields and rose plantations to 1779m. After crossing the road and a water station the deep and old Vietnamese jungle is waiting, the path is again very narrow and slippery, hiking is recommended.

Once out of the deepest forest you will join the Marathon route and the breathtaking view of Ban Quan valley. This is the area of Red Dao minority and rarely visited by strangers. You now continues to the rice fields of Ta Phin. Soon you will reach a 6km uphill and steep downhill before the finish line and the stunning welcome from the other runners at Topas Ecolodge, located at a beautiful hilltop.

Choose your race distance: 

Contest Price
Plus 10km
Plus 15km
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
245 265 185

4-day add-on package:

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



Elevation Gain Max altitude
3000m 1.780m

Note: Registration is only open for very experienced runners above 18 years, who have previously completed at least 1 ultra-marathon of +50km or an equivalent (Adventurerace, Ironman etc.).

Read more about optional and required equipment here.

Our 70 km race is a 4-new-points qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® . Read more about UTMB conditions here