VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City closes early bird registration

By Thy An   January 22, 2024 | 04:00 pm PT
The VPBank VM Ho Chi Minh City Midnight's Early Bird registration for all distances will close by the end of Jan. 23.

In the Early Bird stage, runners will enjoy promotional prices starting from VND759,000 (US$31.20) for the 5 km distance, VND999,000 for 10 km, VND1.19 million for half marathon, and VND1.39 million for full marathon.

From Jan. 24, ticket prices will rise to the "regular" rates of VND899,000 ($36.65) for 5 km, VND1.19 million for 10 km, VND1.39 million for 21 km and VND1.69 million for 42 km. Ticket prices will increase to the highest in the "late" period, starting from Feb. 7.

For any stage, groups of 20 to 50 runners will receive a 5% discount; groups of 51 to 100 people 10%; groups of 101 to 500 people 15%; groups of 501 to 1,000 people 20%; and groups of over 1,000 people 25%.

Runner training for the VPBank VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnigh 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Tran Quynh

Runners train for the VPBank VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnigh 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Tran Quynh

Nearly 5,000 people have registered for the VPBank VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight.

Nguyen Truong Phuc, 39, from Hanoi, was one of the first to register for the race. He participated in the 21-kilometer distance last year.

This year, Phuc challenged himself with a full marathon and also registered his wife and son for the 5 km distance.

"Last year, I went to HCMC for a vacation with my mother and personally had the experience of running at night through the streets of Saigon. I found it different and interesting. This year, I decided to bring my whole family to experience the tournament together."

Ticket prices for the race will gradually increase as the tournament date approaches.


Early Bird

(Jan. 2-23)


(Jan. 24 - Feb. 6)


(Feb. 7-22)

5 km

VND759,000 VND899,000 VND1,099,000
10 km VND999,000 VND1,199,000 VND1,399,000
Half marathon (21 km) VND1,199,000 VND1,399,000 VND1,699,000
Full marathon (42 km) VND1,399,000 VND1,699,000 VND2,099,000

Runners can buy combos for two to seven tournaments to get discounts.

Some familiar faces at the VnExpress Marathon have registered for all of its seven tournaments in 2024. The organizers offer a 5% discount for the two-race package, 8% for three, 12% for four, 15% for five, 20% for six, and 25% for seven. Runners can register for the tournaments here.

The VPBank VnExpress Marathon Ho Chi Minh City Midnight 2024 takes place on March 3 with an AIMS-standard running track. Interested readers can register here.

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