The Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon is coming up again and will be held on Sunday, December 2. The marathon offers an amazing opportunity to make one of the most dynamic cities in the world yours for the day!
5,000 athletes from 44 countries ran the inaugural Techcom Bank HCMC Marathon
Last year, on November 26, more than 5,000 athletes from 44 countries participated in the first edition of the race. The inaugural event attracted professional athletes, corporate professional athletes, local celebrities, local run clubs and first-time racers.
The marathon started at the gates of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens and ran through downtown Ho Chi Minh City and made its way to a waterfront finish 42km later in the new urban area of Thu Thiem across the Saigon River.
This year, runners will have three distances to choose from to participate in:
This distance is an intense physical and mental challenge intended for experienced runners, but crossing the finish line will create an incredibly worthwhile sense of achievement. Prospective racers who are new to running should consider starting with a shorter distance before tackling such an imposing event.
An intense physical and mental challenge for experienced runners
Half Marathon (21.1km)
The Half Marathon is a more accessible distance than the full marathon, meaning it is more suitable for newer, less-experienced runners. It is still challenging and requires considerable training beforehand. This event is a step-up from a 10km for runners looking to stretch their endurance.
For newer, less-experienced runners but requires considerable training beforehand
The 10km category is for runners of all abilities, though you will still need to train for it ahead of time. The 10km is perfect for runners who would like to become more involved in the sport.
For runners of all abilities but training still needed ahead of time
The Kids’ Run is a fun event for young runners aimed at getting kids involved in running and a healthy lifestyle. Kids are encouraged to come out and have fun in this non-competitive activity. Running isn’t only for adults, so expect to see plenty of kids take part on this fantastic day.
Running isn’t only for the adults!
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About Sunrise Events Vietnam
Sunrise Events Vietnam (SEV) was established in 2015 to engage Vietnamese in more active lifestyles and to promote Vietnam as a sought-after sports tourism hub in Asia. Starting with the internationally recognised and awarded IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam in Danang, which is currently Vietnam’s largest annual international sporting event, SEV is excited to announce the launch of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon in partnership with the Ho Chi Minh City Board of Tourism, which aspires to grow to match the great urban marathons in the region.