By saying Manulife Danang International Marathon is perfect race-cation for runners in Southeast Asia, it requires the race to provide fully experience to runners and other stake holders, from press conference day for press to carboload dinner for runners.

Risemount Danang Premier Resort as the host hotel had provided tremendous support as well as unforgettable experience to our runners.

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Our Silver Strider team went to Vietnam in August on a mission to build connections and as Dennis would say “make smiles. Every person on our team added special talents and gifts to help demonstrate our good intentions through good deeds. This trip helped me understand the Vietnamese culture which recognizes the importance of community and connections. We were viewed as a team working together.

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Danang International Marathon is known for its impressive route. Starting even before the dawn (4.30am) till when sun was shining all over the streets, the athletes had an chance to experience a completely new perspective of the route.

Especially with the runners participating in 21km or 42km route, passing by the two famous bridges of Danang: Tran Thi Ly and Thuan Phuoc. Coming closer to the finish line, the route was getting sun-kissed with the beauty of dawn on the beach.

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Japanese runner Suzaki Yuuya won the men’s full marathon (42km), while Vietnamese Phạm Thị Hồng Lê finished first in the women’s division at the 2018 Manulife Đà Nẵng International Marathon – the sixth edition of the top marathon in Southeast Asia – in Đà Nẵng today.

Suzaki, who won the Shonan International Marathon – one of the biggest races in Japan – clocked a time of 2 hours 32 minutes and 16 seconds.

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Trong khuôn khổ giao lưu Văn hóa - Thể thao hữu nghị với Thành phố Cao Hùng (Đài Loan), các Đại diện của Cuộc thi Marathon Quốc tế Đà Nẵng đã tham dự Giải Marathon Quốc tế Cao Hùng cùng hơn 21 ngàn VĐV của các quốc gia và vùng lãnh thổ tham dự.

Cuộc thi Marathon Quốc tế Cao Hùng được tổ chức lần đầu tiên vào năm 2010 và tài trợ chính bởi nhãn hàng Mizuno. Ngày 25/02/2018 vừa qua, giải thu hút hơn 21 ngàn vận động viên tham dự tại các nội dung Full Marathon - 42Km, Ultra Half Marathon - 21Km và Fun Run - 5Km.

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AIMS to start the 2018 Danang International Marathon

The 2017 edition of the Danang International Marathon marked a 5 years milestone with almost 7000 runners joining the race. Only two months since that day but many of our runners are fully recovered and already looking forward to run there again, as well as the organizer!

One of the race’s highlights is the race course itself; how stunning it is to see the sun rising up on the seaside, the city waking up while crossing the different bridges that characterizes the city.

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The Man Who Run with Enemy

Dennis Zaborac, a naval advisor during the Vietnam War. The last time he ran in Vietnam was 42 years ago, and it was not a marathon. It was a midnight sprint to a sandbagged bunker. There was always a feeling that because he left Vietnam so quickly, he still left something behind. This is the reason why Dennis decided to go back and run the 2015 Danang International Marathon

The humidity and high temperature are tough for every runner since the start line. The first notable thing after the start for Dennis was a large number of photographers who lined the course...


Why you should not miss Da Nang in your International Marathon race list

The Manulife Da Nang International Marathon is an annual event held in Da Nang’s coastline. This is the first professional Marathon in Vietnam certified by IAAF - AIMS. The number of participants racing the event each year demonstrates the success of this race.

Here are a couple of reasons why Da Nang should be in your must-race marathon list:

Da Nang has one of the most scenic marathon race courses in region.

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Exploring the delights of Danang like Danangnian - 5 must do in Danang

Say Hi with a Smile!

Danang people are kind, warm and friendly. Although they may lack of English skill, they will try to communicate with you through body language and give you the best support that they can. Don't forget to return with a smile.

One of the most distinctive thing to do in Danang is kick-start your day with a cup of ice coffee, watching the city slowly wake up from the sidewalk.

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  • Race day: August 11th, 2019
  • 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