Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2013

04 Jul 2013 11:31
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

A new extraordinary event has just been added to this years race calendar: Vietnam Mountain Marathon offering unique trail runs of 21km, 42km and 65km. The event will take place 5th October 2013 in the northern part of Vietnam.

Credit : Vietnam Mountain Marathon

Runners from Singapore, Malaysia, France, Denmark, Hong Kong, Brunei, England, Switzerland and Vietnam have already signed up for this event, whilst Simon Grimstrupp and Camilla Gry Elman, the winners from the recently completed Jungle Ultra by Beyond Ultimate, a 230km run in the jungles of Peru, will also be participating in the 65km event.

Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2013 is the result of a lifelong love of running and a fascination with Vietnam. The small dirt roads and narrow trails will take you through the beautiful mountain ranges of Hoang Lien National Park and valleys that are usually completely closed territory to all but the few people living there. Prepare for an extraordinary adventure – run through the rice fields and speed through breath-taking valleys, cross bamboo bridges, bypass water buffalos, mountain pigs and cheering local children.

We cater to all racing budgets from ‘roughing it’ in a truly scenic tented camp set up on a hill top to one of the luxury bungalows at the Topas Ecolodge, which has been ranked as having one of the most spectacular locations in the world.

There are limited start numbers available to this event due to considerations of both logistics and the unique surroundings. Please note that runners need to be qualified to sign up for the full Marathon and the Ultra Marathon, having completed at least 1 full marathon or ultra marathon in the last 24 months.