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VMM 2018 - 21km Trail Race

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

13.9 mile 22.3 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,891' 881 m
Descent: -3,848' -1,173 m
High: 5,405' 1,647 m
Low: 3,122' 952 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Bang Ta

This mountain half marathon is very hard! It climbs a beautiful valley in Sa Pa town, located in the north of Vietnam

Bang Ta

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This course is very challenging! It climbs a beautiful valley, and once you are out on the route, you'll enjoy passing by local villages, streams, and forest.

Need to Know

21km entrants must be at least 16 years old on race day

Description

Come prepared for a challenging half marathon course! The first 7km climb of the run might be hard, but once you area on the top, you have a great view of thousands of rice fields 800m down in the valley. You'll now run on a rough road at the altitude of +1500m with a direct view to Fansipan, the highest summit in Indochina, before dropping down into the small rice fields paths.

In the final stage, you need to save energy to climb the second mountain via a small dirt trail, before descending to Topas Ecolodge and the finish line. Expect that your time will be about double compared to a flat race! Be sure to bring water and extra energy.

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Racer wearing head-lamp during early time of the second race day
Sep 17, 2018 near Lao Chải, VN

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