Vietnam Jungle Marathon is arranged by the Danish & Vietnamese travel company Topas Travel, founded in 1973. The original Vietnam Mountain Marathon (VMM) was founded in 2013 with The Danish Embassy in Vietnam as co-organisers. We are passionate about the outdoors and our events are organised by runners for runners, nature lovers and people who want an extraordinary, remote and unique experience.
This new event is the result of our love of the Pu Luong area and our wish to bring more nature lovers to this wonderful nature reserve. More than 20 years ago Topas was one of the pioneers that helped make Sapa an adventure destination and now we plan to put Pu Luong Nature Reserve on the outdoor adventure map.
Our races also support development and NGOs. To date VMM has donated tens of thousands of dollars to good causes including Sapa O Chau, a local organisation that provides education and vocational training for minority youths, Operation Smile, and Newborns Vietnam. Funds are also used for projects in villages along the route, for example a school house has been constructed to vastly improve the education conditions for children living in the mountains.
Our hope is that you and your supporters and friends will enjoy this mountainous experience as much as we do while helping to contribute to its sustainable development.