The Dalat Ultra Trail is an amazing success story and the living proof of the boom in mass participation sports in Vietnam. The inaugural edition of DUT attracted nearly 2000 runners and the target for 2019 is 3000, no less. Dalat is a hillside retreat in the Central Highlands of southern Vietnam, a short flight or a few bus hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. The cool temperatures are ideal for distance running, at least if you are living in South East Asia.
The 70 km race of the event has 2000 metres of elevation gain, which means it is quite runable. Fast legs are therefore encouraged to mark this one red hot in their calendars, as Dalat Ultra Trail has also been selected as the new Vietnam SuperTrail in 2019 with bonus points for the ATM Championship.
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Fly into Ho Chi Minh City is probably the easiest for international runners, although Nha Trang is another option. From either city by the coast, you can take a bus to Dalat for several hours or take a domestic flight of 45 minutes max.
Dalat is a tourism hotspot so accommodation of all standards is plenty. Runners will be collected on race day morning by event shuttle from the city.