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 Early Bird rate
(until 14 Dec 2017
(USD)
Normal rate
(USD)
Plus 10km
(USD)
Plus 15km
(USD)
10km 35 35 N/A N/A
15km 50 50 N/A N/A
21km 109 129 25 40
42km 119 139 25 40
70km 149 169 25 40
100km 169 189 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:

  Runner
(USD)
Supporter
(USD)
Children (4-12 years old)
(USD)
Sapa hotel 245 265 185

4-day add-on package:

Package Runner
(USD)
Supporter
(USD)
Children (4-12 years old)
(USD)
Sapa Town hotel 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 Contact us for family rate
Topas Ecolodge Suite Bungalow SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

42k

Elevation Gain Max altitude
2.000m 1.780m

VMM-42K-map

Open to experienced runners above 18 years, who have completed at least 1 marathon.

Read more about optional and required equipment here.

 

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