Quick: Dalat Ultra Trail has opened the books!
The story of Dalat Ultra Trail is really quite amazing. The Vietnamese event in the historical mountain retreat in the Central Highlands between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang managed to get more than 2000 runners in its inaugural edition last March. And now, the 2019 edition scheduled for 16/17 March has opened registration and within two hours all 500 early bird spots for the 70K sold out yesterday! As of now you can register - until the quota is full - with regular pricing, as well as for the all the shorter distances 42km, 21 km and 10km. Please remember that only the 70 km race is a points race for the Asia Trail Master Championship.
Dalat Ultra Trail is organised by 123Go Vietnam and is again proof that you do not need ‘the toughest course’ to attract people. The terrain in and around Dalat has just over 2000m of elevation gain on the 70km, but can be generally characterised as runable. You will be running through pine forests, open meadows, across hills and coffee plantations. Of course, a major plus is that Dalat has a cool climate away from the heat and humidity on the coast, and it is a tourist place with lots of sites and attractions, and accommodation options for all budgets. Dalat also has a domestic airport with cheap flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Highly recommended, sign up now to secure your spot!