START TIME: 5.15AM
START LOCATION: Pho Doan Town
42km | 1,814m gain
Soon after the start you will be racing along dirt trails past small villages with mountains and golden rice fields all around.
Following the small village of Ban Nua a rolling section on a quiet, concrete route includes plenty of climbing as you head deeper into the nature reserve with thick jungle on either side.
Having passed by Ban Cao Hoong village the route arrives at the tiny settlement of Ban Kit. From here on the race goes truly remote.
You will head onto small off-road trails climbing to up to Thanh Cong village and then a tough jungle section follows with some narrow, technical trail.
Before reaching Kho Muong you will be rewarded with an utterly spectacular view of a valley ringed with incredibly steep, jungled limestone mountains. During mid April, the colours of the rice fields are at their very best, so the knockout views from the lookout point will make all but the most fiercely competitive stop for a photo opportunity.
The descent down to the valley here is very technical and will require care. Once down in the valley a flat section of beautiful trail leads through the picturesque village of Kho Muong from where you will face a long final climb before a short hilly tarmac section.
After descending back down into the Nature Reserve you will reach another small settlement and from here you are on the finishing stretch of trail through a breathtaking valley. After crossing some bamboo and wood bridges you will be on the home run to the Ban Hang Race Village where a well deserved meal and the finish party await.
In our online booking system you can select your run distance (priced separately), then add on the package of your choice.
Choose your race distance
Choose your optional 3 day package including transport to and from Hanoi, your accommodation and your meals
|Accommodation type||Runner price||Supporter price
(includes Saturday guided walk)
(4-12 year old)
|Pu Luong Retreat – Bungalows (triple sharing)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Pu Luong Retreat – Modern Stilt House (communal)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Pu Luong Village Stilt Houses||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Ban Hang Race Village Homestay STANDARD (communal, traditional)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|NEW – Ban Hang Race Village Homestay BASIC (communal, traditional)||$99||$119||$90|
Open to experienced runners above 18 years
Read more about optional and required equipment here.
*Our 42 km race is a 2-new-points qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®