Date: 24/25 June 2017
Race venue: Belvedere Resort, Tam Dao
Event organiser: BPM Vietnam
Race distance: 70 km / 42 km (21km and 10km also available)
Elevation gain: 2000hm (70km) / 1630hm (42 km)
Highest altitude: TBC
Start time: 4.00 a.m. (70km) / 5.00 a.m. (42 km)
Cut-off time: 19 hours (70km); 17 hours (42 km)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100 (70km) / 42 (42km)
Max ATM performance points: 400 (70 km) / 200 (42km)
Grandmaster Quest: Yes (70 km)
Event website: Open
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Hanoi (Noi Bai airport)
The Tam Dao Mountain Trail race is held from June 24-25, 2017 in Tam Dao town, Vinh Phuc province (70km from Hanoi) with distances vary for beginners to experienced ultra runners: 10km | 21km | 42km | 70km. For the Asia Trail Master championship, only the 70 km and 42 km provide points to finishers. The 70 km is also a distance for the Grandmaster Quest.
Tam Dao mountain town for long has been named the green oasis of the northern Vietnam. With the altitude of 900m, it is a popular tourist site with three summits poking out from the ocean of cloud above – Thach Ban, Thien Thi, Phu Nghia. Tam Dao mountain range also holds many famous cultural and historical sites like Tay Thien pagoda and Tay Thien temple (also known as Den Mau) worshiping Quoc Mau Tay Thien (the Queen) Lang Thi Tieu, Dia Nguc pagoda, television cable tower, stone church, and ancient villas built during the French colony of 1900s. Tam Dao national park of 36.883 ha land is wrapped around by these Tam Dao mountain range with a diverse biological ecosystem varying by the altitude. Many pinophyta species of the temperate forest also reside here in Tam Dao.
Running among the cool shadow of old forest in Tam Dao national park, crossing the trails, or wading through clear creeks, and climbing the highest summits with amazing view, breathing in the crisp air – you can enjoy all that feeling of freedom and wildness nature brings. Tamdao Mountain Trail 2017 is honored to put aside a small part from registration fee to support Yen Duong commune, Tam Dao district – the poorest commune in Vinh Phuc province, in hope to help those families in need.
To participate Tamdao Mountain Trail race, it only takes approximately 2 hours to drive from Hanoi.
Travel distance from Ha Noi to Tam Dao is approximately 70 – 80km, and would take you about 2 and a half hours drive or motorbike.
You can also take the bus and there is Newway line that would pick up passengers to Tam Dao with the price of 180,000 VND for round trip for your options.
After driving till the end of Hoang Quoc Viet street (Cau Giay), you will turn right to Pham Van Dong street, and keep straight to Thang Long bridge, heading to Noi Bai Airport. When you are 2km to Noi Bai Airport, you would turn left to Quoc lo 2 (heading to Vinh Yen city). Driving about 20km till the end of Vinh Yen city, you would then turn right to Quoc lo 2B. The end of Quoc lo 2B is the way to Tam Dao.
The start line is within the Belvedere Resort, about 2km from Tam Dao town, turn right following the sign to resort for 200m, you would reach your destination.
More details here
For appropriate hotel options, you can check this page on the event website. Of course, easiest is to stay in the Belvedere Resort, which hosts the event.