Manulife Danang International Marathon will be taking place on August 12th, 2018 in Danang, Vietnam. The race continues its journey to become one of the top marathon destinations for Southeast Asia.

Manulife Danang International Marathon is strongly committed to its upcoming phase (2018 - 2022), developing the 10 years Marathon vision under the endorsement of the People's Committee and Department of Culture and Sports of Danang city and organized by Pulse Active. The sixth edition of the race will officially take place on August 12th, 2018 with four distances including 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km.

Experience one of must-go marathons in Southeast Asia
Manulife Danang International Marathon has been renowned for its spectacular seaside race route since the first days organized. Starting to run at 4:30 am when the city is still falling asleep, there is a chance for participants to experience Danang in an extremely unique way. Especially runners attending two distances of 21km and 42km will run through two iconic bridges of Danang which are Trần Thị Lý and Thuận Phước. The closer to the finish line, the more the race will be gradually bathed in watery sunshine over the beach with the exciting atmosphere of the event. This amazing race route has been told by thousands of runners throughout the years, as it is about not only natural beauty of landscape but also the experience of receiving great motivation from the race and going beyond human’s limit.


Since it was first organized in 2013, the event has attracted nearly 30,000 athletes from all over the world and gained its certain reputation in Southeast Asia: + Top 3 Marathons in Southeast Asia, chosen by Rad Season
+ In the list of 10 Marathons to Conquer Southeast Asia and has the most beautiful runway, chosen by Eat Play Surf
+ Top 8 Marathons around the world, standing with the Berlin Marathon, Osaka Marathon, TCS New York Marathon, chosen by the famous Hong Kong blogger Sassy Hong Kong.

The new message for MDNIM 2018, “Because I love Danang”, aims to engage not only runners but also citizens of Danang.
Manulife Danang International Marathon has been organized with two main objectives: to spread the image of Danang City worldwide and to encourage more active lifestyle through running. In order to bring a fresh touch for this year, the event organizer aims to stimulate this progress by delivering the message “Because I love Danang” to strengthen locals actively engaged in the marathon. Everyone living in Danang or fell in love with this beautiful city can contribute to its growth by being part of this event regardless of gender, nationality, age, etc. To take an example, they can attend one of four running race routes: 5km/10km/21km/42km or become an enthusiastic volunteer of Manulife Danang International Marathon 2018.


Vision for the next five years (2018 - 2022)
After five years organized successfully, the Marathon has made a positive impact on sports and tourism in Danang city particularly and the whole country in general. The data shows that more than 5,700 athletes from 44 countries participated in 2017. With the vision for the next five years (2018 - 2022), Manulife Danang International Marathon and Danang government have determined to strongly promote the Economy and Tourism of the city by making the race become the top Southeast Marathon Destination and simultaneously offering the attendees an opportunity to explore Danang city apart from the competition.

"We are very pleased and proud to be the organizer of the Manulife Danang International Marathon Contest with a clear vision for the next five years (2018 - 2022) under the direction of the People's Committee of Danang city and direct guidance of the Department of Culture and Sports of Danang City. Pulse Active has been and will continue to work to develop more programs to promote sports spirit as well as contribute to the development of tourism in the country.” - heavily stated by Mr. Bady Pham, Managing Director of Pulse Active. The organizer - Pulse Active is the pioneer in the field of professional sports and recreational activities in Vietnam, including HCMC Marathon, Danang International Marathon, Color Me Run, PRISMA Night Run, etc.


The registration entry of the 6th competition was opened in January 2018 and quickly attracted a large number of both foreign and local runners. Registration for all running categories will end on July 12th or maybe earlier due to limited slots.

Manulife Danang International Marathon 2018 will take place on August 12th at Bien Dong Park, Danang city. Race kit pick-up and other side activities for locals and runners will be held one day prior to the race day (Aug 11th). Following the traditional rule, Manulife Danang International Marathon 2018 will start the race in the early morning of August 12th, specifically: the 42km/21km/10km athletes will start at 4:30am/4:40am/4:50am and 5km ones start at 7:20 am. Considered to be one of the marathons that can not be missed in Southeast Asia, Manulife Danang International Marathon is improving continually to become the top regional marathon. danang-mrathon

Contact Info:
Pulse Active
Floor 6, 09 – 11 – 13 Nguyen Trai Str.,
Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Tel: +84 8 38241813 | Hotline: +84-919 327 323
Email: | Website:

  • 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