Hanoi Red River Runners is proud to present the Song Hong 2012 Half Marathon, Sunday December 9th 2012.
December 18th update:
Race Photos courtesy of Dave Cuming now online!
December 9th update:
Results are online:
Thanks for racing!!
December 7th update:
Race weekend information:
We are very excited to be hosting Song Hong 2012, we thank you for your race entry and we’re are looking forward to seeing you this weekend.
Race kit & information on 8 December
Race kit pick-up takes place on Saturday 8th December between 12:30pm – 3:30pm at UNIS school, Ciputra – this is also the start and finish for the races on Sunday morning. There is NO race kit pick-up on Sunday morning. If you do not collect your race kit on Saturday, you will not have a number and you will not be timed. UNIS gates will open at 7:00am on Sunday 9th December and the half marathon and 10km races will start first, at 8:00am
Here’s a sneak preview of this year’s awesome shirt which participants in the half marathon and 10km race will receive their race kit (subject to availability!).
We have a great selection of prizes for the half and 10km races this year. New Balance will supply winners of Mens and Womens events with brand new top of the range New Balance running shoes. We also have amazing vouchers from Topas Travel for our winners. We have other great prizes from Emeraud Cruises, The Press Club, Joma Cafe and more for our Lucky Draw which all racers for ALL events get automatically entered into. So be sure to wait for the prize giving ceremony and lucky draw after the races are complete.
5km Event & Kids Fun Run info:
The 5km event starts and finishes at UNIS, and takes place entirely within the Ciputra estate. The route passes the main water stop twice, so there is plenty of opportunity to take on fluids, important if the day turns out to be hot and sunny (like 2011).
We love the Kids Fun Run!! Inpsired children have the chance to race a specially made course around the playing fields of UNIS school. This event takes place mid-morning when all the grown-ups have completed the other races.
5km route here: http://www.endomondo.com/routes/111565960
Half marathon & 10km routes (subject to change):
10km endomondo: http://www.endomondo.com/routes/104794060
Song Hong is a unique street-running event which provides a little bit of everything that Hanoi has got to offer. Starting out at UNIS, the first 6kms take place entirely within the pristine grounds of Ciputra estate, before heading out into the streets of Hanoi proper. After KM7, runners hit the lakeside road greeted by the spectacular dragon fountain. On 8.5kms those running in the 10km race head back towards Ciputra, while the half marathon runners continue on the lakeside road.
At around 14.5km runners hit the turn-around point outside the Sheraton Hotel, take on some water, and head back along the lake.
All runners cross the finish line inside UNIS grounds.
Song Hong half marathon and 10km race take place on open streets. Runners will be sharing those streets with Hanoi traffic, fishermen and everything else that makes Tay Ho an exciting and vibrant location for one of South East Asia’s most exhilarating running events! Hanoi Red River Runners is a volunteer organisation and you run at your own risk. Make sure that your health / travel insurance covers you for this activity.
November 5th update: Song Hong 2012 Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & Kids Fun Run registration is NOW OPEN!! You can register online with Go Adventure Asia and you can also register in person at Elite Fitness on Xuan Dieu. Remember, if you are participating, you need to collect your race pack on Saturday 8th December in the afternoon – this is the day before the event itself.
October 12th update: We are very pleased to announce partnership with some excellent sponsors, with Ciputra once again being our lead sponsor for 2012. We’re also very excited to have Elite Fitness and Family Medical Practice on board. The Word is our media partner and we’ve also teamed up with Topas Travel Joma & DK Engineering. We’re looking forward to working together with all our sponsors to stage one of South East Asia’s most unique street running events!
September 23rd update: This year, as in previous events, there will be a half marathon and 10km races, a 5km event and a kids fun run.
Timing of the half marathon and 10km events in conjunction with racesplitter.com technology.
Online registration with goadventureasia.com opens soon.
What’s it like to run in the Song Hong? Take a look at the televised feature from last year’s event.
Updates will be posted here regularly!