- Return airport transfers
- 3 nights in central Hanoi Hotel with Breakfast
- 4 day/3 night Mountain Marathon Package - Tented accommodation. Including transport from Hanoi to Sapa, all meals, race entry and awards banquet.
- Extension packages encouraged: 3 nights Halong Bay on floating Junk, 3 nights Hoi An food and shopping indulgence, 3 nights Saigon cultural and history experience.
- Visas included
- Join like minded Kiwi travelers ex-Auckland
7 day Programme
Day 1 – Tuesday 19 September: Collect from Airport overnight Hanoi
Day 2 – Wednesday 20 September: Free day in Hanoi
Day 3 – Thursday 21. September: Departure from Hanoi
Day 4 – Friday 22. September: Active day in the mountains
Day 5 – Saturday 23. September: Race day (half, full & Ultras)
Day 6 – Sunday 24 September:10km race, Winners ceremony, return to Hanoi
Day 7 – Monday 25 September: Transfer to airport /or continue travel
The run is a social event, planned and organized by runners for runners, nature lovers and people who want an extraordinary, remote and unique experience.
The event is a result of a long lasting relation between Topas Ecolodge and the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam. The ecolodge is remote located in the Sapa mountains and was partly funded by Danish development assistance as a developing project and a showcase for sustainable green tourism in the early 2000.
Today Vietnam is a strong emerging economy. Still green growth and sustainable development is important to Vietnam, Denmark, the Danish Embassy and Topas Ecolodge and the event is a result of a the strong partnership between the contries.
At the same time this event supports the development in the local area as all runners through the entry fee donate to a local NGO. The non-profit organization provides ethnic minority youths with the tools they need to return to government school and complete their basic education, and seeks partners to connect them with vocational training opportunities for a better life.
Why not take the opportunity to show and highlight to people from all over the world how beautiful and unique Vietnam and its many ethnic minorities are. And to explore Vietnamese mountains in north when we run but leave only footprints and hopefully happy smiles.
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10km Hill run, 21km Half Marathon, 42km Mountain Marathon or 70km & 100km Ultra Marathons
Marathon Package Includes:Return transfers from Hanoi to Sapa Return
Accommodatin and all meals while is Sapa
Event T-shirt and Finishing medal
USD$20 to a local NGO charity
Shuttle to start and back from finish
Water and fruit each 10km on checkpoints
Hoang Lien National Park Entrance fee
Pre-race event at Topas Eco Lodge and welcome by Race Director
Guided Walk through rice fields to a local Red Dao Minority Village
Yoga Classes on beautiful hilltop
Special Lecture on Ultra Running
Light Lunch after Saturday run
Post Race Party , BBQ and Bonfire
- LIMITED SPACES - DONT MISS OUT!
Join like-minded people on another of our quality 'Event Holidays' combining Adventure with fun achievable challenges
It’s a unique experience in an remote environment with amazing views, very varied terrain, fantastic local culture and excellent trails"
Winner of the 2013 70km race, Simon Grimstrup of Denmark