|The Việt Nam Jungle Marathon will start in Pù Luông Nature Reserve in the central province of Thanh Hóa from April 13 to April 15. — Photo courtesy of organisers |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Jungle Marathon (VJM) is set to start in Pù Luông Nature Reserve in the central province of Thanh Hóa from April 13 to April 15.
Participants will compete on 25-km, 42-km and 70-km routes, which traverse through the lush jungles, limestone cliffs and rice paddies.
On their trails, runners will meet with ethnic minorities and plodding buffaloes, before celebrating with a special party at the Bản Hang Village after the race.
The VJM is an official Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) qualifying race. UTMB is a race of the Ultra-trail world tour. So, the event will provide a great opportunity for runners to gain points to join the UTMB race.
Runners can register via the website vietnamjunglemarathon.com.
The race is organised by Topas Travel, founder of Việt Nam’s longest established and hardest ultra race, Sa Pa’s Việt Nam Mountain Marathon.
Last year, the tournament attracted some 300 runners from 32 nations. Almost half of the 300 participants were Vietnamese. — VNS