A UNIQUE CITY TOUR RUN
The Vientiane Half Marathon will be held on first week of March every year. The aim for the Vientiane Half Marathon is to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise. Participants enter the race for many reasons including improving health, supporting charity, developing unity, and promoting a greener environment.
The organization and administration of the VIHM has been improved year by year during the past 3 years. Lao people are expecting that our running tracks will be one of the Asia Majors in the near future.
STRONG BODY STRONG MIND
The Vientiane Classic Run is a 5K/12K run course which explores the beautiful roads, monuments, and key landmarks of Vientiane. Runners will pass landmarks such as That Luang, Patuxay, Lao Cultural Hall, Chao Fa Ngum Park, Mekong River, Chao Anouvong Park, Wat Simeung, and Talat Sao. Competitive and non-competitive runners will enjoy this challenging course ending with a post-run celebration of you, having a strong body, strong mind!
BE A HERO
After three years of being organized and overseen by a volunteer committee of a few local residents, the Lao Friends Hospital for Children took over ownership of the race from 2016 onward. The race serves as an annual fundraising event for the hospital, honoring the original charitable intention established back in 2013. All money raised will support the hospital's mission to provide free-of-charge healthcare to children in Laos - over 15,000 patients per year. Learn more about the cause at www.fwab.org/laos 7km, 14km, and 21km distances options are available.
To learn more about the race, please visit the website: http://luangprabanghalfmarathon.com/ As this event is intended to help raise money for charity, any runners who independently fundraise USD $250 or more will have their race entry fee refunded. Create your unique fundraising page and join our team here: https://www.crowdrise.com/2016LuangPrabangHalfMarathon