Race date: Friday – Saturday, 21-22 September 2018

Start & Finish: Topas Ecolodge

Race start: 10PM, Friday 21 September

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

This very hard Ultra-trail Marathon is the hardest one day running race ever in Vietnam. It will cover all types of landscapes of the mountain range, with river crossings and beautiful scenery. You will start running into the darkness with your (strong!) headlamp just before midnight, and soon the adventure is on!

The first part of the route you will run deep into Hoang Lien Valley, through rice fields, muddy trails and minority villages. In the night you will pass Ban Ho area, run along the Nam Cang River and climb to the My Son village of the small mountain tribe of Xa Pho.  After a hard 30km loop, you will join the famous 70km VMM Ultra Marathon route.

Very soon you will experience the sunrise as you will be running on the edge of the extremely beautiful and remote rice terraces following a river running from Fansipan mountain, the highest peak of Indochina.

After crossing the river it is time to take it easy, the path is narrow and the valley steep down to the river! At 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, so hiking is recommended for many.

Once out of the deep forest you will join the Marathon route and see the breathtaking view of Ban Quan valley. This is the area of Red Dao minority and is rarely visited. You now continue 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 on a beautiful hilltop. Now it is time for relaxation and to enjoy the feeling of triumph together with all the other mountain runners! 

VMM 2017 Champions

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
4.300 m 1.780 m


Note: Registration is only open for very experienced runners above 18 years, who have previously completed at least 1 ultra-marathon of +50km, VMM 42k/70k or an equivalent (Adventurerace, Ironman etc.).

Read more about optional and required equipment here.

Our 100 km race is a 5-new-points qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® . Read more about UTMB terms and conditions here