The course

  • You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.
  • You must stay on the marked course. Short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking.
  • Littering is prohibited.

Checkpoints/food/cut-offs

  • Only 70/100K: When you get to the check points you are responsible for writing you time and sign your name.
  • 10/21/42K will pass all check points without any signature (new for 2016).
  • There will be water and fruit available at all checkpoints. All other food you will have to carry for the duration of the race.
  • Only 70/100K: You can enjoy vegetable soup at CP4.
  • You must obey directions of VMM Crew if you miss any time cut-offs.
  • Outside assistance from supporters is only permitted at the checkpoints.
  • Please note that you have to carry a personal first aid kit.
  • Cut off time for Half Marathon, 21 km: 8 hours.
  • Cut off time for Marathon, 42 km: 15 hours.
  • Cut off times for Ultra Marathon, 70 km: 18 hours.
  • Cut off times for Ultra Marathon, 100 km: 23 hours.

Emergency/withdraw 

  • If you are in trouble or need medical assistance on the course you must use the emergency number printed on the backside of your race number. Please make contact to the local people and ask to them to speak to our safety team. The locals will be able to tell your exact location to our crew.
  • If you withdraw it MUST be informed to our race team, call the number on your race number.

Gear & equipment

  • Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing and on the front of your body. Do not cover over your race number with any backpack strap or article of clothing.
  • You must carry the mandatory gear at all times during the event. Top 3 runners will have gear checks at the finish line and random checks will be done during the event. Any participant without the mandatory gear will not be able to proceed.
  • The wearing of iPods or other music players with headphones is allowed. However is up to you to use them in a sensible and safe manner so that you must remain aware of your surroundings at all times. You must switch off music at all checkpoints so you can hear directions given to you by event crew. You must also switch off music when traveling on all public roads so you can hear approaching traffic.

Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty or disqualification.
Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final.

Important!

Please print, read, sign and bring the Indemnity Form for the race. This form is available in Vietnamese here.