Da Nang's coastline stretches 30 kilometres, renowned for pristine beautiful beaches with white sand, crystal-clear blue water and also popular for fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting. According to US Forbes Magazine, Da Nang is selected as one of the 6 most beautiful beaches in the world by its idyllic beach with smooth sand and a gentle slope. In addition, the green environment, less pollution, and traffic restriction of Da Nang got it listed as a first class city, and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam's other provinces. It is considered to be the most worth-living city in Vietnam.

The city is part of a long thin peninsula, Son Tra (called Monkey Mountain by US soldiers) located 10km from the northeast of Danang City, with its peak of 693m above sea level. From the west of Da Nang, My Son ruins used to be the capital and religious center of the Champa kingdom but badly damaged by bombing raids in the 1960s, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Moreover, there are still many places to visit such as Marble Mountains - the rocky limestone jutting out of the beach in the south, Ba Na Hill – the mountains resort located in Truong Son Mountains with 5km cable cap to its peak at 1487 above sea level. Hoi An ancient town - UNESCO World Heritage Site, 30km from Da Nang, you will get lost in the old time while walking around the town. Furthermore to the north around 100km, a road trip throughout Truong Son Mountains with tremendous view from the top will take you to the charming and peaceful city – Hue, the Imperial of Nguyen Kingdom. Such a good location for a journey, beach, mountains, modern life to ancient town and the best part haven’t there yet.

This city is filled with picturesque sights and culture, proudly to welcome you to Manulife DaNang International Marathon 2016, with 3 distances Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 5Km fun run for everybody who loves running. The Marathon is the first professional Marathon in Vietnam certified by IAAF - AIMS (International Association of Athletics Federations and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).

The run route will bring you the experience of the beautiful coastline, the moutain surrounded, the city with the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during the sun rise.The sights and sounds around you, breathing in the fresh air as you take each stride on your run. This will certainly be the most memorable leg of your race. So come and have Vietnam and its alluring beauty be the ushers to one of your life’s runners milestones.


8:30 AM - 8:00 PM Racekit Pick-up
8:30 AM- 8:00 PM Booth Activity
4:00 PM Welcome Kids from Ronny Dash powered by Gong cha
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Kit Pick-up for Kids
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Warm up and Assembly for Kids
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Kids Starts
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM RONNY DASH Lucky Draw
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome Dinners


2:00 AM-4:00 AM Welcome All Runners
4:00 AM - 4:15 AM Race Briefing
4:25 AM- 4:30 AM 42KM Runner Warm-Up
4:30 AM 42km Starts
4:35 AM -4:40 AM 21KM Runner Warm-Up
4:40 AM 21km Starts
4:45 AM- 4:50 AM 10KM Runner Warm-Up
4:50 AM 10km Starts
5:00AM Athletes' Village Open
7:00 AM Cut off time 10KM
7:15 AM- 7:20 AM 5KM Runner Warm-Up
7:30 AM 5KM Start
8:00 AM Cut off time 21KM
8:30 AM Cut off time 5KM
9:00AM - 10:00AM Award Ceremony
10:30 AM Cut off Thuan Phuoc Bridge point of 42KM (KM31)
11:30 AM Cut off time 42KM
11:30 AM Finish
8:30 PM- 10:00 PM After Race Party
* Please note that information is still subject to change.
4:30 AM 42km Starts
4:40 AM 21km Starts
4:50 AM 10km Starts
7:00 AM Close 10km
7:30 AM 5K Starts
8:00 AM Cut off time 21KM
8:30 AM Cut off time 5KM
10:30 AM Cut off Thuan Phuoc Bridge point of 42KM (KM31)
11:30 AM Cut off time 42KM
* Please note that information is still subject to change.

Why the race starts so early ?
The full marathon has the distance of 42 kilometers to be covered in one race. With this distance the maximum time to complete the course is 7 hours. The organizers have assigned the start time of 4 am this is to ensure the comfortable weather conditions, having a cool weather start, building up to the warm sunny rays of the morning and to experience the beautiful sights of the city and its beaches
To be updated
  • Race day: August 12th, 2018
  • Time: 04:00 AM
  • Location: Bien Dong Park, Da Nang city


Thanks for the organization of the first Da Nang Marathon! I had a great time and enjoyed the nice course around the city and along the waterfront. Will recommend this to my friends and truly hope to there will be a second Da Nang Marathon next year

Andre Zimmermann Germany

Congratulations on the best ever first marathon organized in such a beautiful place. Absolutely enjoyed it and will ensure we pass the word around to running enthusiasts in our part of the world

Eileen Goh Singapore

The De Nang Marathon/Half Marathon is an event which allows you to not only run 42.2k or 21.1k but also an opportunity to explore an exciting part of Vietnam .In particular I totally enjoyed my two visits to Hoi An. The Vietnamese people are extremely friendly and race organisation is faultless.

Pat Carroll Australia

Just wanted to thank you guys for a fantastic experience at the Race in Da Nang. Really appreciated the regular and well stocked drinks tables (with plenty of sports drinks). Also, the roads seemed well policed to save us from the Da Nang traffic. A great first year. My only suggestion is an earlier start for next year (even for the half marathon)… pretty much everyone I have spoken to said that this would make sense.

Peter Whalley UK