Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

The FIRST and ONLY international marathon held successfully each year since 2015 in Vietnam's city of Ha Long, the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon has placed its name on the world marathon map.

Its track has been voted by the prestigious "Runner's World UK" magazine as one of the 50 greatest races on earth, making it a desirable destination for runners around the world. In 2018, British ultra-runner Lee Grantham, who held the 2017 world record for 100-km ultramarathon, competed in the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon.


Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

Race Date: November 7, 2021

Not just showing professionalism in the organization work, in the care and logistics for runners, the Organizing Committee of the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon is at the forefront with an effort to turn the race into a vibrant and colorful carnival on the shore of the beautiful Ha Long Bay. Runners who come to the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon will not only have the opportunity to run on the poetic tracks of a UNESCO-recognized World Natural Heritage, but also to enjoy a happy weekend with loved ones, harmonizing the passion for sports with the love of a couple or in the family. This is also a great vacation to taste the best seafood specialties in Vietnam's northern region.


Special features of Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

The Halong Bay Heritage Marathon has its running tracks certified by the World Athletics (formerly known as the International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) - the highest standard in marathon granted to the prestigious tracks of the Six Majors.

It is one of the few marathons belonging to the high-performance competition system of the Vietnam Sports Administration and the Vietnam Athletics Federation.

The Halong Bay Heritage Marathon is held at the time when weather conditions are most ideal for running, promising to help runners get the best records within their ability. Ha Long's weather in November is cool, often no rain, less windy, with temperatures ranging from 17-22 degrees C, which is ideal for runners looking for new records.

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The marathon has a challenging track, including the world's first longest and tallest single-plane cable-stayed bridge at the time of construction.

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The marathon is the largest international race held in Vietnam's northern region, with a large number of foreign athletes that rises every year. This is an opportunity to compete along with professional runners and foreign elite runners.

The Halong Bay Heritage Marathon has designed many beautiful and magical check-in points, giving runners the opportunity to record unforgettable moments in life.

The Halong Bay Heritage Marathon captures important images on your run, with live report on Vietnam Television (VTV), with professional commentators and a large number of professional photographers stationing along the track.


Unique features of the Halong Heritage Marathon 2021

  • The marathon has officially begun registration for the 2021 season with a BOOM OF RUNNERS' BENEFITS.
  • SUPER PROMOTION rates for runners, from only USD 3.
  • The RACE KIT will be extremely rich, with many super attractive gifts.
  • The BAZAAR with a variety of dishes featuring seafood and which are completely FREE to welcome runners right after the Finish line.
  • Running T-shirt, Finisher's T-shirt for the runners who complete the 42-km and 21-km distances will win runners' heart thanks to the quality, along with the uniqueness that any runner will enjoy when becoming a part of the first Marathon Carnival on the shores of Halong Bay heritage.


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