About the RRR

The Red River Runners meet every Saturday to run through the fields and suburbs skirting the Red River in Hanoi, and on occassion we host time trial events.  We organise several community races a year including our December Song Hong half marathon and a 10km race which normally takes place a couple of weeks after the Tet holiday. We have also organised 2 mini triathlons.

Our social runs take place on Saturdays at 4.55pm in the summer time and 3.55pm in winter months and details are announced here, usually a day or two in advance, more regularly on our facebook  page. We normally run about 10km – 12km, depending on the weather.

On Wednesday nights we meet at 7pm, by Sedona entrance on To Ngoc Van street for our speed training sessions. This works well for runners who aren’t as fast or don’t have the endurance for a long run

The Red River Runners is volunteer-organised. Nobody gets paid and there are no ‘members’ but we make every effort to ensure that there is at least one experienced runner in attendance for every social run. Occassionally this isn’t possible and when this happens runners will agree their own route that is appropriate for the group. RRR is about bringing together people in Hanoi who would like to run with company at least once a week.

Any other questions? Email RRR: hanoiredriverrunners [at] gmail [dot] com
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redriverrunners.hanoi

*background image on home page courtesy of dominic blewett

9 Responses to About the RRR

  1. mark says:

    Well for those who are keen to know what these Wednesday evenings are about I can report that 3 intrepid RRRs met at Sedona yesterday and embarked on a 35 minute session of 400m interval training. I particularly enjoyed the intervals when we were stationary and enjoying the evening scenery. But seriously, Sune’s idea for some speed work made for a welcome variation from a more usual regular pace. I have not run so fast since trying to catch a London bus many years ago, no sprains or strains and no crashes into wild motorcyclists. If I can do it, any of you can, so come along. Fartleking it is, and we can explain the different meanings of that in English and Danish. Mark

    • Sune says:

      And for the next one we were actually 6 – in a slight drizzle with hardly any traffic and no insects. Perfect for beating the PB on 400 meter. Hope to be 12 next time.

  2. France says:

    How can I sign up for the 10 K run in December please?

  3. NA says:

    Do you know if there is a similar group in HCMC? Wish I were in Hanoi to join this group!

    • Sune says:

      Hi, I’ve got no idea. I guess there are plenty of runners – but I haven’t heard of any formal group of volunteers. You must come and visit us in Hanoi 🙂

  4. Joanne Soo says:

    Hi, my name is Joanne, and I am from Singapore. I would like to ask if Red River Runners will be able to help organise a marathon to take place in Hanoi? It will be good if you can send me a private email so that I can give you a little more information about it. Thank you.

  5. Dzul says:

    Hi, i’m planning to come to Hanoi in Dec 2013 for holiday cum reunion. Heard about Song Hong HM. Would it be held this year as usual in Dec? Any fix date on it? Need to plan in advance my hoilday so I may run the HM


    • Hi – we have not confirmed a half marathon for this December, but assuming it goes ahead as normal, it will take place on Sunday December 8th 2013. Compulsory race kit pick-up would take place on the previous day.

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