Run on the Happiness Road

The Ma Pi Leng pass, also known as “the Happiness Road”, is the King of all mountain passes in Vietnam. Take on the challenge and run a half-marathon on the magificient pass.

07:00 – 11:00 – 30 April, 2017

Routes:
“Half-marathon”: 21km, from Dong Van town across the Ma Pi Leng pass to Meo Vac
“Fun run”: 5k for males and 3k females, within Meo Vac town

Jointly organized by the Ha Giang Department of Culture, Sports, Tourism and Vietnam Athletics Federation

Half-marathon on the pass

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Challenge yourself and run through the stunning landscape of the pass! The run is open only to the 200 earliest runners, so register early!

Registration and rules

Registration requirement: 16+ years old, physically fit as certified through health check on the 28 April 2017 at Dong Van hospital or general clinics at district level or higher. Only 200 earliest runners are registered.

Rules: Cut-off time is 180 minutes for females and 165 minutes for males. Anyone who cannot finish on time must get on the car by organizer to be transported to the finishing line.

Prizes:

  • 2 first individual prizes (men + women): Cup + Certificate + Cash (12 million VND each
  • 2 second individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (8 million VND each
  • 2 third individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (6 million VND each
  • 2 fourth individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (4 million VND each
  • 2 fifth individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (2 million VND each)
  • 10 Consolation individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (1 million VND each)
  • 2 Oldest runner prizes: (men + women): Certificate + Cash (1 million VND each)

The fun run

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If you don’t want to do the full 21k run, don’t worry! Join us in Meo Vac town for a 3k/5k on the same day!

Registration and rules

Registration requirements: Completing application and procedure

Prizes:

  • 2 first individual prizes (men + women): Cup + Certificate + Cash (4 million VND each)
  • 2 second individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (2 million VND each)
  • 2 third individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (1 million VND each)
  • 6 Consolation individual prizes (men + women): Certificate + Cash (500,000 VND each)

Other Activities

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See the Khau Vai love market

Come a few days early and experience another signature event of Ha Giang! Once a year, the minorities of Meo Vac gather for the Khau Vai love market to rekindle old flames and pay tribute to a Romeo-and-Juliet saga from over a 100 years ago.

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Performance night at Dong Van town

Join us for a performance showcasing Ha Giang’s minorities in Dong Van town the night before the run!

19:30 to 21:30, 29 April, 2017, Dong Van town

See yourself there

Register and plan

Registration opens: 20 March 2017
Registration deadline: 10 April 2017

Application includes:
Individual runners: National ID or Passport (notarized copy)
Institutional participants: List of participants in provided format with valid stamp of managing organizations

Please send application to via email to BOTH:
Vietnam Athletic Federation – 36 Tran Phu street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi – vie@mf.iaaf.org
Dept. of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Ha Giang – 2 Bach Dang street, Ha Giang City – svhttdl@hagiang.gov.vn

For more information and signup please contact svhttdl@hagiang.gov.vn

Book a tour with your run

You don’t have to come here just for the run. You can come here to rest and enjoy too! Tour the breathtaking sceneries and visit the diverse minorities of Ha Giang!
Book a tour