Program for ‘run only’
Friday, 25th of September
10AM – 5PM: Pick up your race number and the important information letter in Topas Travel office in Sapa town. 21 Muong Hoa Street.
NB: For runners living in Hanoi, it is possible to collect the info letter and bib number in Topas Travel office 21-23 Sept. N° 8, Alley 67/12 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
Saturday, 26th of September
Early breakfast and time for race!
Meeting point for all Sapa runners:
In front of U Sapa Hotel, 8 Cau May, Sapa. (Next to Topas Travel office where you pick up race numbers)
Time of departure to start:
100km: 10PM (Sept 23)
70km: 3:00 AM
42km: 6:45 AM
21km: 8:30 AM
Note: The buses will drive to the start on time and will not wait for late runners.
Bring: We recommend that you bring a small bag with a towel, clean clothes and money. You can hand it in before starting and pick it up at the finish line at Topas Ecolodge.
All distances finishes at the lodge and here you can take a shower, enjoy the included lunch and support later runners. Have a massage, a drink and relax after a stunning day. The hilltop and Topas Ecolodge got the best supporting spirit by other runners and families. Lunch will be light.
Return to Sapa: For runners sleeping in Sapa there will be hourly shuttle busses throughout the day.
Sunday, 27th of September
Its time to enjoy our sore legs, relax with the view of rice fields and deep valleys or maybe our optional half day excursion in Sapa?
For the ones who cannot get enough of running, it is possible to race against the local minorities in a special 10km mountain run with start and finish in Sapa Town. Start in front of the church. Opening ceremony 9:45AM, Start at 10:00AM. Price: only 20usd for foreigners and 10usd for Vietnamese! (Lunch not incl. if you participate in 10km).
Join our official Winners & Farewell Ceremony at 1:00 PM for all participating in this years Vietnam Mountain Marathon. Outdoor or indoor depending on weather.
Thank you for a great time in the mountains!