The marathon, organized by VnExpress and Hanoi People’s Committee, expected to take place on Nov. 21, has begun selling Super Early Bird tickets, ranging from VMD270,000 ($11.76) to VND810,000 ($35.28). Ticket prices are expected to increase in later stages, encouraging runners to register early and have a head start in preparing for the race.
Super Early Bird
Interested runners can register here .
Groups of over 100 people would be offered discounts of up to 28 percent, groups of 50-100 people 20 percent, groups of 30-49, 15 percent, and groups of 10-29, 10 percent.
VM Hanoi Midnight on Nov. 28 last year was the first big night marathon staged in Vietnam, with around 5,500 participants and many personal records broken.
The course runs from Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square by the Hoan Kiem Lake, past attractions like Hanoi Opera, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and West Lake.
Trinh Quoc Luong finished first in the full marathon. This was his very first VM event. Pham Thi Hong Le finished first in the women’s full marathon. This was her third time participating in VM and also her third time winning the full event.
VnExpress has organized two marathons in the south central beach town Quy Nhon and one in the central resort town Hue.