Enticing Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Run

  •  Saturday, September 25, 2021

YBO - Mu Cang Chai terraced field run is a race for marathon lovers. They can challenge themselves across wild and harsh mountain passes and peaceful villages lying on high mountains, while getting immersed in the fresh air, the nature, and the aroma of ripening rice at the special national relic site of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields in Yen Bai province.

Athletes at the 2020 “discovering Mu Cang Chai” half marathon.
Athletes at the 2020 “discovering Mu Cang Chai” half marathon.

In 2020, a 25km half marathon, themed "discovering Mu Cang Chai”, took place successfully, with racers running through terraced fields on mountains’ sides of La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, De Xu Phinh, Kim Noi communes and the Mu Cang Chai district’s centre.

Participants, completely unfamiliar with the running route, all had to equip themselves with special sports equipment and prepare their mental and physical health. Many athletes said they were fascinated by the terraced fields filled with the smell of new rice, and were happy when they saw the bright and friendly smiles of the local people.

This year, the race is titled Mu Cang Chai Ultra Trail 2021 and is scheduled for mid-September. Participants are set to take part in the 50 km, 25 km and 15 km races. The 50 km race is part of the Asian Trail Master.

Due to complicated developments of COVID-19, the event might be postponed.

Hoai Van

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