Vietnam Mountain Marathon goes 100k!
The Vietnam Mountain Marathon in Sapa continues to grow and on the weekend of 24/25 September will again be a points scoring race in the Asia Trail Master series. In fact, the 4th edition of the event - organised by Topas Ecolodge - gets a new and longest race distance: 100 km!
On trails beaten by buffaloes is the motto of the event, which saw many hundreds of participants in 2015 and it is the biggest trail race in Vietnam. Whereas the 70km, 42km, 21km and 10km remain on the programme, the fervent ultra runners can thus now look forward to a loop of 100km and no fewer than 4200hm. This is a tough one, and the race organisers insist that this cannot be your first ultra race.
As we can read on the official announcement:
The 100k Ultra will cover all types of landscapes of the mountain range, river crossings and beautiful sceneries. You will start running into the darkness with your (strong!) headlamp just before midnight, and soon the adventure is on.
The Vietnam Mountain Marathon will give finishers on the 100k, 70k and 42k points for the 2016 Asia Trail Master ranking. The two longest races also qualify for 1 point in the Grandmaster Quest.
The official registration has already been opened, and it is possible to book 3 or 4-day travel packages as well to make your Vietnam trip as convenient as possible.