The 3rd international marathon in Sa Pa (Lao Cai Province)
Update: Aug 10, 2015
(TITC) - In two days of 26 and 27 September 2015, in Sa Pa (Lao Cai Province), the 3rd international marathon 2015 will be organized by Topas Travel Company. This is an annual event in Sa Pa since 2013, at the same time one of the largest international marathons in Viet Nam.

This year’s international marathon expects to have the participations of nearly 1,000 athletes from more than 40 countries and territories. This is not only a competition of domestic and international athletes, but also an opportunity to introduce the beauty of Vietnamese country and people at the same time promote Sa Pa as a destination of sports activities.

Mr. Asger Koppen - a representative of organizing board said, “The mountain marathon in Viet Nam expresses marathon passion and love for Viet Nam. We want to organize a sports event for marathon’s lovers, thereby emphasizing importance of healthy lifestyles.”

Participating in the race, the athletes will have the opportunity to experience the spectacular and poetic natural scenery in one of the most beautiful mountain regions in Viet Nam. With 4 contents in the distances of 10km, 21km, 42km, and 70km, the race will take place in Sa Pa District with the routes, such as: Bridge 32 (National Highway No. 4D) – Sau Chau Valley – Sau Chau Village (Sa Pa Commune) – Hang Da Hamlet (Hau Thao Commune) – Su Pan 1 Commune – Den Village (Ban Ho Commune) - Topas Ecolodge Tourist Area (Thanh Kim Commune)... Topas Ecolodge Tourist Area - Muong Hoa Valley - Ta Van Village (Ta Van Commune) - Lao Chai Commune - Cat Cat Village (San Sa Ho Commune)... Each route will includes challenges like climbing, downhill in erratic weather with strong sunshine and heavy rain, which require endurance and skill of athletes to conquer.

Thu Giang