Local legend has it that a mother dragon and her children were sent from the heavens to help the ancient Vietnamese in an epic battle against invaders. ‘Halong’ means “descending dragon” in Sino-Vietnamese – that’s how Halong Bay got its name.
Tag: Asia Pacific
Following this year’s successful launch, the Asia Trail Master series return in 2016 with a race calendar that’s even larger and more diverse. Choosing from race venues in over a dozen Asian countries, runners will be competing against one another for points. The aim? To fulfil a Grandmaster Quest to finish six trail races, at least 70 km each, within two calendar years.
The Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon 2015: Win a Trip to The World’s Most Beautiful Runway
Branded “The World’s Most Beautiful Runway”, the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon will take place once again in Queenstown, New Zealand on 21 November 2015. The international running festival offers run options for all ages from 42km, 21km, 10km to a 3km fun run for kids. Set amongst New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes, runners will get to experience the best of Queenstown – Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Shotover Bridge, Twin Rivers trail, Lake Wakatipu and more.
Specialists in overseas races, Jean-Claude Le Cornec and team present their newest challenge and addition to the Ultra-Trail series. To be held over the weekend of 23 and 24 January 2016, this inaugural edition will take runners across the centuries-old archaeological sites in Siem Reap, a modern resort town in northwest Cambodia.
Walley liked his first experience in Da Nang so much, he plans to be on hand for the 2015 event—along with runners from around the world who appreciate having a red carpet rolled out when they visit Asia for top-level sporting events like this emerging marathon. Whether you’ve been to Vietnam or put it on your wish list, the time is now—particularly when you read about affordable packages associated with the event in addition to your chance to challenge your own personal best.
Following the success of its sister resort’s Laguna Phuket Marathon in Thailand, the iLaguna Lăng Cô Marathon is soon launching at the largest integrated world-class resort in Vietnam. The inaugural event will be set in a place known for its pristine coastlines, lush green jungles and rugged mountain peaks—beautiful Lăng Cô in Central Vietnam.
Taupo: renowned for being one of the most stunning event locations in the world. Home of the New Zealand Ironman, this picturesque lakeside town is now home to New Zealand’s newest marathon, happening on Saturday, 1 August 2015.
Taking place in the heart and centre of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the 5th Phnom Penh Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, 31 May 2015. Expecting crowds of multi-national participants, the international event will guide runners along four rivers through the bustling city centre.
Be prepared for an extraordinary adventure: Explore the usually closed territory of Sapa, North Vietnam, where only some locals call home. Meander through small dirt roads and narrow trails. Breathe in fresh, crisp air as you witness the splendiferous mountain ranges of Hoang Lien National Park and nearby valleys. Survey rice fields on terrace-clad hills. Cross bamboo bridges. Bypass water buffaloes and mountain pigs. Be spurred on by the cheers of local children.
Hosted for the second time, Ho Chi Minh City Run 2015 powered by La Vie was a pounding success, bringing together 6,348 runners of all ages. Eager participants gathered on Nguyen Khac Vien Street, Phu My Hung in the cool of dawn on Sunday, 18 January 2015. Buzzing with energy, more than 4,700 participants took on the 5km route. Meanwhile, 925 10km-runners and 658 half-marathoners conquered the bridge, taking in breathtaking sights from Crescent Lake and Phu My Bridge.
For the second consecutive year, the French International School Marguerite Duras of Ho Chi Minh City will organise the Spring Race a.k.a La Course du Printemps on Sunday, 1 February 2015 at the Vietnam Golf & Country Club.
Vietnam, The HCMC Run returns in 2015 after the success of its debut edition in 2013 with more than 5,400 participants of different ages. As one of the fore-running race event organisers in Vietnam, the HCMC Run has the charisma to spark interest among the community and allows people to embrace running as an important part of a healthy lifestyle.