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Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

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About Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

HALONG BAY HERITAGE MARATHON - the most charming and beautiful running course by the world natural heritages of Vietnam, a peaceful city in Southeast Asia.

Do you want to discover the vibrant city of Hanoi, Vietnam and one of the seven wonders in the world by foot? Then the the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon will be the perfect race for you. 

Halong Bay Heritage Marathon, a breath-taking route, runners will have the unique chance to see stunning attractions of one beautiful World Heritage. The race started in 2015 and offers a wide range of distance options: 42 km Full Marathon, 21 km Half Marathon, 10 km and 2km Fun Run. 

The running course has been designed to run over Bai Chay Bridge, the longest single span bridge in Southeast Asia, to provide a spectacular view from above over the magnificent landscape of Halong Bay, one of the world natural heritages internationally recognized by UNESCO. The route continues through picturesque spots of mountains and coastal lines along the bay…

Ha Long (Quang Ninh province, Vietnam, a very beautiful country at South East Asia) is formed by about 2000 islands of all sizes in the middle of the beautiful ocean, Halong bay is considered a cradle of culture of enormous biodiversity and archeological value.

Beside all the sight-seeing tours offered, there will be a 21km running track along the coast. From “Bai Chay” bridge, you will have in your sight an enormous beach, majestic mountains as well as bright welcoming smiles from friendly locals alongside the running track. It will certainly be an experience which cannot be resisted by any travel-lover in Halong Bay, a place dubbed as “Heaven on Earth”.

We are hoping that the event will go forward as planned on the 22nd of November 2020. However, in the worst scenario, there could still be two cases:

1. The marathon is postponed due to the re-emergence of the pandemic and the government does not allow sports activities and mass events. 

2. Foreign runners who have registered to compete in Vietnam are forced to undergo a 14-day quarantine at arrival, so they will not be able to join the race. 

If the above cases occur, ROC would like to propose the following options: 
Option 1: The entire registration fee will be automatically brought forward to the 2021 marathon. Option 2: If the marathon cannot be held as planned due to the pandemic, ROC will arrange an online race instead. Registered runners can still participate in the online race for a fee of USD15, and will receive T-shirt and medal (Vietnamese and foreign runners will need to cover the postage cost for shipping T-shirts and medals). ROC will deduct USD15 from the runner’s registration fee to complete the online race registration. The rest of the fee will be taken forward to the 2021 marathon. This means that the runner will only have to pay an additional USD15 to compete at the registered distance of the 2021 race.



Accommodation should be around Cung Quy hoach-Trien lam Quang Ninh, where the Start/Finish line, a center beachfront & easy access area, is placed.

After Race Services

A nice prize presentation ceremony will be organized during the marathon at Finish venue. 

Age Limit

Minimum 18 years old on race day for FM, HM and 10km; 10 years old for 5km.

Aid Stations

A team of doctors and nurses is available prior to, during and immediately after the marathon event.

Award Medals

Finisher Medals will be awarded to runners of all categories who complete the race.

Equipment Storage

Baggage facilities will be provided for participants. If you do plan to use this service, please bring an inexpensive bag and leave your valuables at home. We will not be responsible for lost or missing items…

Maximum Time

FM: 6 hours and half; HM: 4 hours


Parking area will be provided

Provided Photo Service

Photo Service will be provided by the Organizer. Professional photographers and video cameramen will be at some spectacular view locations of the running course and at the Finish Line  


IAAF/AIMS certified; AIMS member

Race Kit Includes

For 10k, 21k & 42k Bag, Timing Chip, Program Book are included; All distances will be included Event T-shirt and BIB. Race kit will be distributed at Official Hotel on Nov 23, 2019


There will be bottle water and  electrolytic drinks available for participants throughout the course and at the start/finish areas.


The result will be updated on the website in one day after the race


Closet International Airport: Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport, Van Don International Airport, Hai Phong Cat Bi International Airport

Halong Bay Heritage Marathon Route Map

Halong Bay Heritage Marathon Route Map


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Museum and Library of Halong

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


Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, Trần Quốc Nghiễn, tp. Hạ Long, Quang Ninh, Vietnam

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




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.


* 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 30-10

Half Marathon

* Start: Square 30-10
Bai Tho Bridge – Dang Ba Hat – Turn round to Bai Chay Bridge – Dang Ba Hat – Bai Tho Bridge – Quang Ninh Museum
* Finish: Square 30-10

Halong Bay Heritage Marathon Ticket prices: $15.00 - $525.00

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.