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Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

4.3 (19 Reviews)
Thành phố Hạ Long, Vietnam
17 Nov, 2024 (Sun)

Running

5 km, 10 km, 21.1 km, 42.195 km

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31 USD
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About the event

Experience the breathtaking Halong Bay like never before with the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon. This internationally recognized event takes place in a peaceful city in Southeast Asia and offers runners a chance to explore two world natural heritage bays in Vietnam. Take on the challenge of the Super Flat course, which features various distance options including 42 km Full Marathon, 21 km Half Marathon, 10 km and 4.2 km Fun Run.Since its inception in 2015, the marathon has been a popular choice among travel enthusiasts. The stunning route takes runners through the most charming and flawlessly beautiful coastal boulevard in Vietnam, offering a picturesque view of the majestic landscape of Halong Bay. As you continue your run, you will pass through the iconic Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, both recognized by UNESCO for their natural beauty and cultural significance.

The course also takes you through scenic mountains, coastal lines, and quaint fishing villages, providing a unique glimpse into the local way of life. Your journey will culminate at the Quang Ninh Museum Library, a renowned architectural masterpiece in the city.

Halong Bay, located in Quang Ninh province, is a must-visit destination in Vietnam. This stunning region boasts around 2000 islands of all sizes nestled in the ocean, making it a cradle of culture with remarkable biodiversity and archeological value. The Halong Bay Heritage Marathon is an opportunity for travelers to explore this gem of Southeast Asia, often referred to as "Heaven on Earth" by the renowned running magazine, "Runner's World UK."

So come and be a part of this unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich destinations in the world. Lace up your running shoes and get ready to discover the beauty of Halong Bay like never before.

Races offered by this event

You have 37 weeks to prepare

Full Marathon

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun) - 04:00
Running
42.195 km
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Beach
Beer
Bridge
City
Closed road
Family friendly
Lakeside
Nature
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fun

Half Marathon

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun) - 05:00
Running
21.1 km
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Beach
Beer
Bridge
City
Closed road
Family friendly
Lakeside
Nature
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fun

10 km

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun) - 06:00
Running
10 km
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Beach
Beer
Bridge
City
Closed road
Family friendly
Lakeside
Nature
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fun

5km

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun) - 06:30
Running
5 km
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Beach
Beer
Bridge
City
Closed road
Family friendly
Lakeside
Nature
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fun

Course details

Course highlights

A most spectacular route has been chosen as the ideal racing course in Halong Bay which sets it apart from other marathons. Run alongside elite athletes and spend a glorious days in this magnificent bay. The 21-km track has been selected for the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon held in Quang Ninh next November with international participants from all around the world. On that breath-taking route, runners will have the unique chance to see stunning attractions of one beautiful Vietnam.Kilometer signs can be found along the entire route. Owing to the conditions, however, they may be placed +/- meters from the exact point. The signs are therefore only for orientation and runners shouldn't calculate speed based on the signs.Marathon* Start: Bai Tho Bridge – Dang Ba Hat – Bai Chay Bridge – Route from Bai Chay Bridge to telepheric (check point 1) – Ha Long st. – Hoang Quoc Viet st – Route to Tuan Chau – Tuan Chau Beach (check point 2) – Turn round to Bai Chay Bridge – Dang Ba Hat – Bai Tho Bridge – Quang Ninh Museum* Finish: Square 30-10Half Marathon* Start: Square 30-10Bai Tho Bridge – Dang Ba Hat – Turn round to Bai Chay Bridge – Dang Ba Hat – Bai Tho Bridge – Quang Ninh Museum* Finish: Square 30-10

Start address

Thành phố Hạ Long, Vietnam

Finish address

Trần Quốc Nghiễn, Hồng Gai, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Event T-shirts
Custom BIB number
Toilets
Goodie bag
Cash prizes
Nutrition Stations
Expo entry
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Photo Service
Accident insurance
Pacers
Medical Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews

4.3
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Theo Goumas
Country flag of GR
Nov 2019
21.098 km

The event was not well organised. I signed up for the half and booked Tour Package D. The signing up process was not good, because there were differences in the rates, due to different currencies, info via email was scarce, and the absolute mess happened the day of pick up in Hanoi. The days before the info that came was little and vague. Since I had some questions, I emailed the organisers, but they either didn't answer or took their time to reply. On the day of pick up, I spent 1:45 hours waiting on the street for the bus to pick me up. Some others waited even more. The two buses, a big and a small one, drove in circles around the city for over two hours to collect 40 people. When that was finally done, we didn't take the motorway to Halong, but some dodgy B-road, which made the trip last forever. The mishaps continued forever. The route wasn't closed to traffic, so car drivers and motorists honked when behind us, part of the route was under construction, only a part of the route was scenic, especially the first few miles which run along the water. The weather wasn't nice and cool as advertised on the website and on Facebook, but hot and humid. The expo consisted of three desks, not even stands, where you could buy very few items. I bought the photos and received four confirmation emails in two days. There might be more coming. Some friends discovered their names on the name wall multiple times, etc. The organisers have to improve many things for next year.

The route itself is not so scenic as they describe it and it's not flat. There are some long, tiresome ascents, especially when going up to the bridge.

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Nghĩa Nguyễn
Nov 2017
42.195 km

Really nice place and route , I really enjoyed the time being there , highly recommended . The event is very well organized and the weather is really good

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Gary Jacobson

Course is flat and along the coast. Starts early enough (5am) to avoid most the heat. Really well organised and lots of aid stations with clear signage. Enthusiastic crowds when in the Bay Area and lovely start and finish atmosphere. Well recommended if you are in SE Asia.

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Sashi Dharmadasa
21.098 km

Amazing location. The whole run you don't feel it as it feels like you are in a movie the whole way. Super weather and superbly organised. Everyone makes you feel welcome and theres so much positive energy right around. You really feel great all the way.

Last 5km is up hill all the way so not the easiest route to PB.

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Tharindu Wickramasekera
Country flag of LK

Amazing views and perfect weather. I joined with 3 of my friends and we all enjoyed it and Halong Bay.

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Péter Grezer
Country flag of RO

It was a very beautiful race, with a beautiful scenery in one of the 7 new natural wonders of the world, Halong Bay. Aside from waking up with a headache, probably due to lack of sleep and a slight discomfort in my stomach, I felt super ok during the race. The start was at 5:30 in the morning, in a 22°C temperature, with a humidity of 90%, at the end of the race reaching about 24°C, with a cloudy sky, thus allowing me to run a little faster than in the last 3 races, finishing with a final time of 03:12:31, 12/686 general place, respectively 5/193 in M30-39 age group. I am satisfied with this result, considering that I had the resources to cut a few more minutes of the final time.

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Laura Dickens
Country flag of GB

I loved this experience! It was utterly beautiful to run with sunrise across the Bay. It was quite a flat route, but I really enjoyed going over the big bridge! The photography was really good, with clear photos and the water and energy stations were well stocked. It was great to see a different part of Halong.

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Anna Roberts

Well organised, great location

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Safeya AlHebsi
Country flag of AE
10 km

I like the sea view while I was running. Thank you so much

I like the sea view while I was running. Thank you so much

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Sunara Ranasinghe
Country flag of LK

Best overseas marathon experience to date. Well organized. Beautiful but challenging hilly scenic route. Weather was 14 degrees centigrade. I wore layers to run. My most enjoyable marathon to date.

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AKIHIKO YAMAMOTO
Country flag of JP
21.098 km

good location and nice course view. organized support (route guide, water ) was good. I hope shuttle service to start line for next race.

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Tsutomu Sekiguchi
Country flag of JP
21.098 km

It was not well organized for the course regulations at several areas

Nothing

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Rosario Nagal

It was a great route with beautiful scenery. The service staffs are all friendly and cheerful.

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Franziska Klaiber
Country flag of BD

It was not well organized. First, while signing up, there was an option to pick an EXTRA shirt for free. Ok. Later I received one email that each runner only gets one shirt and which size I want. Since I had picked one M and one L, I decided for L. And in the end they still gave both of us the wrong size. Also they advertized the official shirt as a yellow one and in the end it was totally different(but still nice). THEN they said all of us can visit the nearby Museum for free...but the Museum knew nothing about it ! LOL. In countries like Thailand you have a huge event at the finish line, with Lots of food and drink and sponsors. Here you received a cup of water and half a Banana and that was it. The route was nice of course and I was happy with the event..but it could have been organized better. Also the place to pick up shirts was a Mess,without any indicators where to stand or line up.

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Desmond Ng
42.195 km

Lots of renovation going on. Course is OK, support is good

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Results 2019: Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

25 Nov, 2019 (Mon)

Credit : Halong Bay International Heritage Marathon Marathon Ha van Nhat grinded past more than 686 runners to win in 02:37:23. He bested Le van Tuan who crossed the finish line 24 secondes behind him. Rounding out the top three was Choi Jinsoo with a time of 02:54:33. In the ladies race, Leo Thi Tinh claimed victory with a time of 03:14:58 . Le Thi Lan earned runner-up honours with a time of 03:16:00. The third place went to Doan Thu Hang with a time of 03:25:39 Top 5 Men 1 Ha van Nhat 02:37:23 2 Le van Tuan 02:37:47 3 Choi Jinsoo 02:54:33 4 Christopher Wright 02:58:48 5 Nguyen Dong Dinh 03:01:17 Top 5 Women 1 Leo Thi Tinh 03:14:58 2 Le Thi Lan 03:16:00 3 Doan Thu Hang 03:25:39 4 Amy Mumford 03:27:02 5 Stefanie Kluepfel 03:41:30 Complete results Half Marathon Trinh Quoc Luong grinded past more than 996 runners to win in 01:17:38. Le Trung Duc secured second in this year’s race with a time of 01:17:43. Pham Tien San (01:18:21) made notched third place. For the women, it was Ngo Thi Khanh Ny (01:30:15) taking the top spot. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha earned runner-up honours with a time of 01:32:58. Finishing third was Quang Nhu Thanh (01:37:13). Top 5 Men 1 Trinh Quoc Luong 01:17:38 2 Le Trung Duc 01:17:43 3 Pham Tien San 01:18:21 4 Ly Nhan Tin 01:19:11 5 Truong Hong Huu 01:19:57 Top 5 Women 1 Ngo Thi Khanh Ny 01:30:15 2 Nguyen Thi Thu Ha 01:32:58 3 Quang Nhu Thanh 01:37:13 4 Nguyen Phuong Thuy 01:40:06 5 Le Thi Hang 01:40:12 Complete results 10 km Fun Run Nguyen Quoc Anh scored victory with a time of 00:34:00. He finished une minute 8 secondes ahead of Nguyen Danh Cao. Le Tien Long (00:36:12) made notched third place. In the ladies race, Nguyen Thi Thanh scored victory with a time of 00:42:48 , ahead of Truong Thi Tham (00:44:43). The third place went to Pham Ngot with a time of 00:47:41 Top 5 Men 1 Nguyen Quoc Anh 00:34:00 2 Nguyen Danh Cao 00:35:08 3 Le Tien Long 00:36:12 4 Niraj Pradhan 00:37:56 5 Ngo van Quan 00:38:24 Top 5 Women 1 Nguyen Thi Thanh 00:42:48 2 Truong Thi Tham 00:44:43 3 Pham Ngot 00:47:41 4 Tan Fong Lee 00:49:52 5 Linh Dung 00:52:07 Complete results
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Results 2018: Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

26 Nov, 2018 (Mon)

Credit : Halong Bay International Heritage Marathon Marathon Lee Grantham outpaced more then 371 runners to win in 02:33:58. He finished 16 minutes 39 secondes ahead of Nguyen Tien Hung. Nguyen Duc Quang got the third place in 02:51:58. In the women’s race, Amy Mumford scored victory with a time of 02:59:10 . She bested Lim You Eang who crossed the finish line 55 minutes 7 secondes behind her. Rounding out the top three was Edit Kiss with a time of 03:54:58. Top 5 Men 1 Lee Grantham 02:33:58 2 Nguyen Tien Hung 02:50:37 3 Nguyen Duc Quang 02:51:58 4 Ding Wei 03:06:23 5 Kyant Ng 03:15:48 Top 5 Women 1 Amy Mumford 02:59:10 2 Lim You Eang 03:54:17 3 Edit Kiss 03:54:58 4 Sutinee Rasp 04:00:06 5 Hoang Thi Thu Hien 04:08:19 Complete results Half Marathon Ha van Nhat outpaced more then 506 runners to win in 01:18:55. Tran The Anh earned runner-up honours with a time of 01:20:07. Nong van Chuyen (01:22:32) made notched third place. For the women, it was Sophia Kaschowitz who took the top spot in 01:39:32 . Andrea Diener earned runner-up honours with a time of 01:50:07. The third place went to Merche Del Valle with a time of 01:55:54 Top 5 Men 1 Ha van Nhat 01:18:55 2 Tran The Anh 01:20:07 3 Nong van Chuyen 01:22:32 4 Lukasz Gregorczyk 01:22:43 5 Simon Spriet 01:28:29 Top 5 Women 1 Sophia Kaschowitz 01:39:32 2 Andrea Diener 01:50:07 3 Merche Del Valle 01:55:54 4 Beth Henderson 01:56:46 5 Nguyen Thu Thao 01:57:44 Complete results 10 km Fun Run Iestyn Rusinow outran roughly 350 runners to win with a time of 00:40:39. Coming in second was Vo Anh Tuan (00:43:16). Finishing third was Vuong Dac Kien (00:48:51). For the women, it was Louisa Lu (00:48:55) taking the top spot, ahead of Ekaterina Golovenko (00:54:05). Rounding out the top three was Eleanor Smith with a time of 00:56:46. Top 5 Men 1 Iestyn Rusinow 00:40:39 2 Vo Anh Tuan 00:43:16 3 Vuong Dac Kien 00:48:51 4 Do Duc Long 00:50:41 5 Le Hoang Anh 00:51:00 Top 5 Women 1 Louisa Lu 00:48:55 2 Ekaterina Golovenko 00:54:05 3 Eleanor Smith 00:56:46 4 Bryony Lauren Smith 00:56:46 5 Elisa Bandini 00:57:11 Complete results
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