Race Date: Sunday, 28th October 2018
Venue: Bitexco Financial Tower, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City


  • 08:45 – Race Village Opens
  • 09:30 – Team Challenge
  • 10:00 – Full Challenge: Male Junior / Male Open
  • 10:18 – Full Challenge: Female Junior / Female Open
  • 10:33 – Full Challenge: Male Master
  • 10:54 – Full Challenge: Female Master
  • 11:00 – Fun Climb Gathering Time
  • 11:06 – Full Challenge: Female Senior
  • 11:12 – Full Challenge: Male Senior
  • 11:30 – Fun Climb
  • 12:15 – Awards Ceremony




Must Bring

  • ID/Passport/Medical Insurance Card (if any)
  • Race Bib /w Timing Chip & Safety pins
  • Running Top, Shorts
  • Running Shoes & Socks


  • Water Bottle
  • Vaseline or other anti-chafing lotion
  • Watch
  • Gels or sports drink if you’ve been training with them
  • Towel
  • Extra change of clothes to wear afterwards

MOTORBIKE/CAR PARKING There is motorbike and car parking available at Bitexco Financial Tower.

WEAR YOUR RACE BIB Put on the front of your torso and make sure it is clearly visible, pinned in all four corners and is not covered by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc. The timing chip will be attached to the bib, which is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle). Runners are required to cross the timing mats located at the Start, Finish and other timing locations, otherwise, no result will be provided.

SAFETY REMINDERS Bitexco Financial Tower is a relatively new building (2010) and all stairs, railings, and running surfaces are in good condition. Standard running shoes should be adequate for this event.  Before reaching the starting line, runners should make certain their shoes are securely tied. Loose laces can cause one to trip and fall while ascending the building.  It is good practice for runners to double knot shoelaces for safety.  It is also recommended that runners avoid participating with any accessories or loose fitting jewellery (necklaces, bracelets, large earrings etc) that might fall off during the climb.


ARRIVAL TIME Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled start time. Please head straight to the 1/F to deposit your bag.

BAG DEPOSIT is located at 1/F (same level at Vietcombank). Please do not deposit any valuable item(s). While maximum care and security will be enforced, the Race Organiser will not be responsible for any loss or damaged items. Participants who choose to use this service may do so at their own risk.

TOILETS are located at G/F and 1/F of Bitexco Financial Tower.


START TIME / LINE UP The start line is located at the G/F outdoor area on Ho Tung Mau Street, Bitexco Financial Tower. Runners must line up behind the start arch at least 10 minutes before your scheduled start time.


DIRECTIONS Race officials and volunteers will be deployed along the route for safety. Runners must follow instructions given by the race officials during the race. 

21/F: You will exit the staircase and run for approximately 40 metres around the floor and then enter the staircase again. There will be a water station and rest area here.

39/F: There will be a water station here.


  • For everyone’s safety, baby carriers, baby backpacks, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course.
  • It is recommended that athletes keep only one earbud in to be able to hear directions from race officials.
  • While runners are welcome to take pictures, selfie sticks are prohibited in any runner and spectator areas.


  • Team/Full Challenge: The race will finish at 52/F Helipad, climbing 190 metres and 1,076 steps with an amazing view of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Fun Climb finish is at 21/F.


Access to the 52/F Helipad is dependent on the actual weather conditions on race day. In the event of rain or strong winds before or during the event, the finish area will be moved to the indoor area of 52/F, following the rules and regulations of Bitexco Financial Tower.

These policies have been established to provide a safe racing environment for all participants.


WATER is available after the finish line.

AWARDS CEREMONY will start at around 12:15pm for the Team Challange and Full Challenge categories. If you think you have won a prize, please approach one of our staff at the stage.

PROVISIONAL RESULTS will be published on the event website within 24 hours from the end of the race.

PHOTOS will be uploaded soon after the race.


Putting on your Race Bib correctly is an essential step to having a great race. It’s important that race officials see your race bib so they know that you’re an official participant. If you don’t have your bib securely fastened on the right way, it could get annoying and uncomfortable during the race. You also want to make sure that the professional photographers on the course can clearly see your bib because they use your race number to match you and your race photos.