Vietnam Mountain Marathon joins ATMS!


The Vietnam Mountain Marathon, the biggest trail race in the country, has joined the 2015 Asia Trail Master series with its event on 26 September. The event features a 70km ultra distance, as well as a 42km marathon distance, both of which qualify for the ATMS ranking. Beginning runners can also opt for the shorter 21km or 10km distances.

The event takes place in the mountainous region of northern Vietnam, with start and finish close to popular tourist town Sapa, famous for its rice fields, water buffaloes and colourful ethnic minority people. 2015 will be the third edition of the Vietnam Mountain Marathon and is organised by Topas Travel. The 70km longest race is a tough one with 3000m of altitude gain, and should not be taken lightly. Also on the other distances there is quite a bit of climbing to be done along the well-marked courses through the Hoang Lien National Park.

Registration for the Vietnam Mountain Marathon goes via the official event website. Some key facts of the race can as usual be consulted also via our cover page.  

The crew of the Asia Trail Master series is happy to see the Vietnam Mountain Marathon enter its inaugural race calendar, and to be able to also give local Vietnamese runners a chance to become part of the growing Asian trail running community.

For more information, please go to the event website or send an email to