“Vang Vieng Trail” Episode 2 – Final Destination
Many have had a chance to discover an unimaginable beauty of a whole different world of nature, and the only thing that could take one to see it clearly would be to actually experience it. Vang Vieng Trail is like a never ending journey. The event is considered to be at an advanced level of difficulty, just like UTKC (Ultra-Trail Koh Chang) and The Moon 100 (Phangan); that makes them the 3 Kings of the Jungle of Teelakow. However, the difficulty of the trail is merely to test your physical and mental strength. Your effort and determination will eventually be rewarded with amazing views of nature along the way — and it is all worth it. All you have to do to enjoy the experience to the fullest, with the least pain possible, is “practice, practice, and practice”.
8 km Total elevation gain: 180 m (3 hrs)
18 km Total elevation gain: 1,000 m (6 hrs)
30 km Total elevation gain: 2,400 m (10 hrs)
52 km Total elevation gain: 3,000 m (22 hrs)
85 km Total elevation gain: 5,100 m (32 hrs)
Bib pickup, souvenir t-shirt pickup
V8, V18, V30, V52, V85 8 November 2019 12:00 - 17:00
Inthira Hotel, Vang Vieng
Luggage storage points are be available for V85 runners only; the first luggage storage point is located at 52nd km and the second at 58th km, which will also be used as an aid station. Runners have to leave their luggage on the day of bib pickup only (8 November 2019 12:00 - 17:00).
There will be luggage storage points for runners of every distance. Runners can leave their luggage once arrived in the reception area and can pick it up on 10 November 2019 by 18:00.
equipment for 52 km and 85 km runners (to be checked upon bib pickup)
1 emergency blanket, 1.5 liter water bag, whistle, headlamp, mobile phone, and a Lao SIM card.
Gloves, trail running shoes with thick soles
Runners with support crew
To let your support crew enjoy the food and drinks, to be provided on 10 November 2019, just like the participants, please purchase them a wristband each upon online registration so that the staff can prepare enough food and drinks for everyone. As volunteers from a local housewives community in Ban Pha Tao will be cooking every meal for us, we ask each of you to please bring THB 300. We will gather the money and offer it to the volunteers to support the food expenses. *Wristbands will be in the race kits that you will receive on the day of bib pickup.*
As this event mostly includes running on unpaved surfaces, such as waterfalls and mountains, participants are asked to please carefully consider and accept all potential risks of accidents that can be caused by the race, before registration. Plus, in order to enjoy the activity, it is highly recommended for participants to practice regularly. Once the registration is complete, event organiser reserves the right to make any modifications to the registration. For your own benefits, please see details regarding insurance as follows.
*It is prohibited to race under another person’s bib. Each competitor’s name must match the registration form.
Modifications such as a name change and a race distance change can be made before the online registration on the website closes.