Date: 26/27 May 2018 - WARNING: could be moved to mid-April instead!
Race venue: Po Luong
Event organiser: Topas Travel
Race distances: 70 km (42 and 21 km also available)
Elevation gain: 3100 Hm
Highest altitude: TBC
Start time: TBC.
Cut-off time: 18 hours
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Max Asia Trail Master performance points: 400
Grandmaster Quest: Yes
Event website: Link
Event registration: Opening on 9 October 2017
International gateway: Hanoi International Airport
Pu Luong Nature Reserve near Mai Chau lies around 140km south west of Hanoi. It is an area where time stands still. Pu Luong is home to ancient jungle, soaring limestone peaks, vibrant rice paddy fields and small villages where life goes on as it has for generations.
Many of these remote villages are still connected by dirt trails and singletrack with plenty of challenging climbing to conquer in between. You will share the route with buffaloes and people from the minority communities, although some of the more remote sections you are not likely to see anybody on race day except another runner. Many of the villages here see little or no tourism, meaning this race is an opportunity to discover truly untouched Vietnam.
If you are in trouble or need medical assistance on the course you must use the emergency number printed on the backside of your race number. If you can give your phone to a local person, please do so. They will be able to tell your exact location to our crew.
If you withdraw you MUST inform our race team. Call the number on the back of your race bib.
Gear & equipment
Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty or disqualification.
Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final.
You must read, sign and bring the Indemnity Form which you will receive prior to the race.