Registration is open on May 10, 2018!

The marathon is a long-distance running race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides (more correctly, Philippides), a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, who reported the victory. The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 800 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes as larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants such as New York Marathon, London Marathon, Paris Marathon, Copenhagen Marathon…

More than thousand year’s olds, Hanoi is a city with a long history. Not only that, Hanoi is capital of political, economic, cultural, arts and tourism. More than a thousand years of history has left Hanoi hundreds of cultural, architectural, religious, artistic heritage. Its unique has brought pride to every resident of this historical capital. Presenting thousands of years of cultural heritage in tours has always been a good way to attract travelers all over the world.


       On the basis of that meaning, VPBANK HANOI MARATHON - HERITAGE RACE (VHM) is a connection of modern day sports activities with the glorious, heroic and heritage past of Hanoi. VPBANK HANOI MARATHON - HERITAGE RACE (VHM) is an unique way to attract athletes from all over the world.

       VPBANK HANOI MARATHON - HERITAGE RACE (VHM) is the first marathon run through the old town so that the athletes have a new and interesting experience when it comes to historical values, cultural values, the lives of Hanoians as well as modern presence through each running step. This is the first marathon to connect three main historical attraction of Hanoi which is “Ho Guom”, “Hong Ha” and West Lake. Therefore, to express the main idea of ​​"VPBANK HANOI MARATHON - HERITAGE RACE (VHM)", three famous places are Ho Guom, Long Bien Bridge, West Lake will be connected through the old quarters creating an unique route through the heritage of Hanoi.


        Purpose, meaning of the race

To encourage and develop the sport activity in a sustainable and broad way for all ages and classes of Vietnamese people.

To develop the professional, semi-professional and amateur sports activity to improve the health and stature of the Vietnamese people.

Introduce and promote the image of Vietnam in general and in particular, Hanoi the capital with thousand years of civilization, the city of peace with international friends.


       Description of the race route

To represent the main idea of ​​running " VPBANK HANOI MARATHON - HERITAGE RACE (VHM)", 3 famous landmarks are Ho Guom, Long Bien Bridge, West Lake will be connected through the old quarters creating an unique route through heritages of Hanoi.



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