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International Marathon To Take Place In Sa Pa

A marathon through the hills of Sa Pa is set to take place on September 20 and 21 with more than 450 athletes from 43 countries having already registered.

Runners can pick from 4 options - a 10km Mountain Run, a 21km Half Marathon, a 42km Full Marathon or a 70km Ultra Marathon.

Given the region’s tough conditions – strong sun, heavy rain and dirt roads – the Full and Ultra runs are considered a challenge, even for professionals and are not recommended for beginners.

This amazing adventure was coordinated by Lao Cai Province, Topas Travel, Topas Ecolodge and The Danish Embassy in Vietnam. The event was arranged with the purpose of promoting friendship and creating a level-playing field (clearly figuratively) for runners and nature lovers alike.

Registration is open through August 20 and prices range from $20 to $510.

For more information, head over to the Vietnam Mountain Marathon website

[Photo via Lê Dũng]

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