Runners will go the distance in the Vietnam Mountain Marathon from September 22-24, 2018 in SaPa.
Vietnam Mountain Marathon(VMM) is the result of a lifelong love of running and a fascination with Vietnam. The small dirt roads and narrow trails will take you through the beautiful mountain ranges of Hoang Lien National Park and valleys near Sapa that are usually closed territory to all but the few people living there.
There will be 3,400 runners from 50 nations will race distances ranging from10km, 15km, 21km, 42km, 70km and 100km in Vietnam’s highest mountains, through the rice fields and speed through breath-taking valleys, cross bamboo bridges, bypass water buffalos, mountain pigs and cheering local children.
Ms. Sophie Dao, Partner of GBS, a legal services company will be on the starting line for the 10km for Operation Smile Vietnam team.
“Operation Smile Vietnam is a wonderful charity and I am extremely proud to be running along with the rest of the Operation Smile Vietnam team to help raise money and awareness,” she said. “I’ve been training for this and the inspiration to help such a fantastic organization has given me great motivation!
The event kicks off with an Expo event in Sapa Square one day before the event with live music, DJs, food and drinks and sponsor by famous local and international names.
The race has a strong charitable focus and thousands of dollars have been donated to good causes since 2013. This year, the fundraising outcomes will be divided between local projects around Sapa, Newborns Vietnam and Operation Smile Vietnam.
You can find more information about VMM at: https://vietnammountainmarathon.com