ANNOUNCEMENT: VPBank Hanoi Marathon 2021 Prize Structure
04/03/2022 - 18:00

The VPBank Hanoi Marathon 2021, Vietnam's leading professional race, has announced the National Record-Breaking Prize in the prize structure for the upcoming race day, in addition to the usual categories for the professional and non-professional leagues.

On March 6, 2022, 600 runners, who are bright stars from the National Team and many non-professional runners from provinces and cities across the country selected by the Race Organizing Committee, will set foot on the FM track (42,195 km) scheduled for the 31st SEA Games marathon at My Dinh National Sports Complex in Hanoi.

Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung, General Secretary of the Vietnam Athletics Federation, commented: "Cooperating with non-professional races with high professionalism such as the VPBank Hanoi Marathon has both helped national athletic runners get more opportunities to compete, and at the same time created great motivation for runners to practice and improve performance. This is also the first time in Vietnam's history of running that a marathon has announced a big prize for breaking the national record."

The marathon's current record is 2:27:20 for male runners, set by Trinh Quoc Luong at the VPBank Hanoi Marathon ASEAN 2020, and 2:55:42 for female runners set by Pham Thi Hong Le at the VPBank Hanoi Marathon 2019.



The VPBank Hanoi Marathon 2021 will have the following prize categories:

- National Record-Breaking Prize: for Men/Women

- Prizes for the Professional League: First, Second and Third Prize for Men/Women

- Prizes for the Non-professional League: First, Second and Third Prize for Men/Women

The Race Organizing Committee of the VPBank Hanoi Marathon wishes the runners a great day of competition with high achievements, and will look forward to welcoming the best runners on the prestigious podium.


Held annually since 2018, the VPBank Hanoi Marathon has become Hanoi’s official race and won recognition to be a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) since 2019, with a running track standardized by AIMS experts and the Vietnam Athletics Federation. Runners’ results, in addition to be qualified for competing in the 31st SEA Games, are still recognized to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. The VPBank Hanoi Marathon has joined the Age Group Ranking System of Abbott World Marathon Majors, counting from 2022.


New Race Date: March 6, 2022

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The Heritage Race system, owned and organized annually by DHA Vietnam, comprises of the VPBank Hanoi Marathon in October, the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon in November and the Can Tho Marathon - A Heritage Race in December.