Why hold it at Landmark 81?

The Landmark 81 was selected to host the vertical run in Ho Chi Minh City because it is currently the tallest building in Vietnam and the 14th tallest in the world with a total height of 469.5 m with a 360- degree view of Ho Chi Minh City.

What kind of race is this and what is the distance?

This is a stair-climbing race as well as a vertical run. Participants will start on level ground floor (GF) of Landmark 81 and finish at the Observation Deck on level 81 after climbing 382.7 meters. Participants can also sign up for the shorter distance and climb 48 floors.

Who can participate?

The Individual and Team Challenge are open to the public. The age requirement is 16 years on the race day. The Event Organizer reserves the right to verify the age of participants before, on and after the event.

Is this a good race for beginners?

Although challenging, this race is achievable for most people and can be completed at a walking pace. Participants who fail to finish within specified times will be asked by race officials to leave the course. We strongly recommend that beginners or experienced runners who have never done stair climbing train for the race.

What type of pre-race training is recommended?

For comprehensive training, runners can perform endurance exercises such as running (on flat roads), cycling and rowing. Weight training exercises, specifically focusing on strengthening gluteus maximus and quadriceps muscles such as squats, is also recommended. If possible, runners may train in staircases to familiarize themselves with the race format.

When is the registration deadline?

The deadline for registration will be 23:59 Ho Chi Minh City time on 21 April, 2019 or when the quota is full.

What should I consider before enrolling in the race?

Participants should ensure they are medically and physically fit to participate in the race before signing up.

How can I confirm my registration after I sign up online or mail in my registration form?

You should have received a confirmation note via your registered email account. Occasionally, the note may appear in your junk box. Please feel free to contact us via email: summitservices@sunriseevents.com.vn shall you fail to receive the note in the next 24 hours.

What is your refund and transfer policy?

Entry fees are non-refundable. Entry categories, bibs with timing chips cannot be sold, exchanged or transferred to other persons. Violations will result in disqualification and no entry fee will be refunded.

Before The Race
When is the race kit collection? What do I need to pick up my race kit?

All participants MUST collect their race bibs (with timing chips) and runner’s packs in person at the designated time slots and location as listed below by presenting an ID/ passport along with the registration confirmation email (digital version accepted)

Location: Location: Vincom Landmark 81, next to the car display area
Date: View at Event Schedule


  • If you cannot attend the Race Kit Collection in person, you may assign a representative to pick up the race kit on your behalf. Please provide him/ her a copy of your ID/ passport along with the Authorization Form.
  • For Team Challenges, please designate one representative to pick up the race kit on behalf of the entire team (4 race kits).
Can I pick up my race kit on Race Day?

Participants must pick up their race kits at the designated dates/ times only. Those who do not collect their kits on one of those dates will not be allowed to compete; their race entry fees will not be refunded and will be donated to charity.

What if I cannot attend the Race Kit Collection? Can someone else pick up my race kit?

If you cannot attend the Race Kit Collection in person, you may assign a representative to pick up the race kit on your behalf. Please provide him/her a copy of your ID/ passport along with the Authorization Form.

Race Day
Where do I place my race bib?

Your race bib should be properly secured using safety pins and must be displayed on your chest throughout the race.

Will the race start in waves or all at the same time?

Participants will start in waves of around 4-6 participants, depending on the number of runners in the category.

What can I do with my bag?

Baggage deposit facilities will be provided for participants. If you plan to use this service, please bring an inexpensive bag and leave your valuables at home. We will not be responsible for lost or missing items.

Will there be water available?

Water station is available for participants at the start, on the course and at the finish area.

Where can I park?

Public parking is available around the Vinhomes Central Park area.

Can I re-enter Landmark 81 Observation Deck after the race?

Upon completion of the race, all participants can take lift at Landmark 81 Observation Deck and return to Ground floor, re-entry to Observation Deck is not allowed.