Da Nang's coastline stretches 30 kilometres, renowned for pristine beautiful beaches with white sand, crystal-clear blue water and also popular for fishing,
water-skiing, diving, and yachting. According to US Forbes Magazine, Da Nang is selected as one of the 6 most beautiful beaches in the world by its idyllic
beach with smooth sand and a gentle slope. In addition, the green environment, less pollution, and traffic restriction of Da Nang got it listed as a first class city,
and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam's other provinces. It is considered to be the most worth-living city in Vietnam.
The city is part of a long thin peninsula, Son Tra (called Monkey Mountain by US soldiers) located 10km from the northeast of Danang City, with its peak of 693m above sea level.
From the west of Da Nang, My Son ruins used to be the capital and religious center of the Champa kingdom but badly damaged by bombing raids in the 1960s, was declared a
UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Moreover, there are still many places to visit such as Marble Mountains - the rocky limestone jutting out of the beach in the south, Ba Na Hill –
the mountains resort located in Truong Son Mountains with 5km cable cap to its peak at 1487 above sea level. Hoi An ancient town - UNESCO World Heritage Site, 30km from Da Nang,
you will get lost in the old time while walking around the town. Furthermore to the north around 100km, a road trip throughout Truong Son Mountains with tremendous view from the
top will take you to the charming and peaceful city – Hue, the Imperial of Nguyen Kingdom. Such a good location for a journey, beach, mountains, modern life to ancient town and the
best part haven’t there yet.
This city is filled with picturesque sights and culture, proudly to welcome you to Manulife DaNang International Marathon 2016, with 3 distances Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 5Km
fun run for everybody who loves running. The Marathon is the first professional Marathon in Vietnam certified by IAAF - AIMS
(International Association of Athletics
Federations and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).
The run route will bring you the experience of the beautiful coastline, the moutain surrounded, the city with the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during the
sun rise.The sights and sounds around you, breathing in the fresh air as you take each stride on your run. This will certainly be the most memorable leg of your race. So come and have Vietnam
and its alluring beauty be the ushers to one of your life’s runners milestones.
HOW TO GET TO DANANG FROM YOUR PLACE?
Da Nang is one of 3 biggest cities in Vietnam. It’s very easy to get in/out this city.
If you are from China, Hong Kong, South of Korean, Malaysia, you can flight directly to Da Nang.
Please check out some airlines or travel agents at local to book your flight to join the race.
There is no directly from your place to Da Nang? Don’t worry!
From your place, please take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City or Ha Noi, then from here, you can easily take the domestic flights to Da Nang.
There are many daily flights from HCMC and Hanoi to Da Nang by:
Da Nang is not only the beautiful beach city but also is the best city in term of hospitality.
If offers you many hotels in any range that may please your requirements. Or you may want check out our tour package for the race here.
If you have question about the accommodation, Click here for more information.
|2:30AM - 3:30AM
* Please note that information is still subject to change.
Why the race starts so early ?
The full marathon has the distance of 42 kilometers to be covered in one race. With this distance the maximum time to complete the course is 7 hours.
The organizers have assigned the start time of 4 am this is to ensure the comfortable weather conditions, having a cool weather start,
building up to the warm sunny rays of the morning and to experience the beautiful sights of the city and its beaches
To be updated