EVENT INFO – CUỘC ĐUA

Race Date: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Venue: Bitexco Financial Tower, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Website: www.bitexcofinancialtower.com
Address: Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hải Triều, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Located in the Central Business District of one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Bitexco Financial Tower stands at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s Financial Centre. Situated at Nguyen Hue, it is strategically positioned to attract leading companies, both local and global. With its central location and accessibility from the rest of the city, it is well connected to the Saigon Bridge, Thu Thiem Tunnel, Tan Thuan Bridge, and in close proximity to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.


2019 START LIST (UPDATED: 2019/10/13)

2019 RACE DAY SCHEDULE

  • 09:00 – Race Village Opens
  • 09:30 – Races Start: Team Challenge
  • 09:55 – Races Start: Full Challenge
  • 11:00 – Fun Climb Gathering Time (you will be transferred to your start at 33/F)
  • 12:15 – Awards Ceremony

BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME

RACE DAY CHECKLIST

Must Bring

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

Optional

  • 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

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.

TIMING SHOE TAG Your timing chip must be attached to your shoe. Runners are required to cross the timing mat located at the finish with the shoe tag, otherwise, no result will be provided.


WHEN YOU ARRIVE

MOTORBIKE/CAR PARKING is available at Bitexco Financial Tower.

ARRIVAL TIME Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled start time. 

BAG DEPOSIT is located at 1/F (take the escalators up from G/F). Please do not deposit any valuable item(s) as 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.


BEFORE YOU START

TEAM CHALLENGE & FULL CHALLENGE START The start line is located at G/F, Bitexco Financial Tower. Runners must line up behind the start arch at least 10 minutes before your scheduled start time.

FUN CLIMB START Please gather by 11:00am at G/F (you will be transferred to your start at 33/F).

SAFETY REMINDERS Bitexco Financial Tower is a modern building 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.

  • 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 officials and volunteers.
  • While runners are welcome to take pictures, selfie sticks are prohibited in any runner and spectator areas.

DURING THE RACE

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 30 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.


AT THE FINISH

FINISH All races will finish at 52/F. You will then be escorted to the helipad with amazing views of Ho Chi Minh City.

FINISHER MEDAL All finishers will be awarded a Finisher Medal.

TOILETS are located near the finish area.

WATER & FIRST AID is available after the finish line.

52/F HELIPAD: WEATHER POLICY

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.

SAIGON SKYDECK All participants will be able to access Saigon Skydeck at 49/F after you leave 52/F.

AWARDS CEREMONY

                                                                              

The following awards will be presented on-site at the Awards Ceremony:


FASTEST OVERALL MALE AND FEMALE

  • Sponsored by Blue Sky Travel: 1 double/twin room for 2 nights at a 4* hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Note: The fastest individual male and female times are counted only from participants in the Full Challenge category.


FULL CHALLENGE (MALE & FEMALE: JUNIOR, OPEN, MASTER, SENIOR) / TEAM CHALLENGE: 4 RUNNERS (1 PRIZE FOR EACH TEAM MEMBER)

1st Place 

  • Trophy
  • Sponsored by EON51: EON51 1,000,000 VND Voucher
  • Sponsored by Pulse Active: Entry to the 42km or 21km at the Taiwan Excellence HCMC Marathon 2020
  • Sponsored by Kafnu: 500,000VND F&B coupon + 1 Week Pass
  • Sponsored by Star Fitness: 1 Month Free Membership
  • Sponsored by BRITA: Fill & Go Active water bottle 600ml with MicroDisc filter
  • Sponsored by 365 Begin: 1 Gift Box of 12 Bars
  • Sponsored by JOLO English: 10,000,000 VND Scholarship

2nd Place

  • Trophy
  • Sponsored by Bitexco Financial Tower: Combo Ticket for Saigon Skydeck + The World of Heineken
  • Sponsored by EON51: EON51 500,000 VND Voucher
  • Sponsored by Kafnu: 300,000VND F&B coupon + 1 Week Pass
  • Sponsored by BRITA: Fill & Go Active water bottle 600ml with MicroDisc filter
  • Sponsored by JOLO English: 5,000,000 VND Scholarship

3rd Place

  • Trophy
  • Sponsored by Kafnu: 200,000VND F&B coupon
  • Sponsored by BRITA: Fill & Go Active water bottle 600ml with MicroDisc filter
  • Sponsored by JOLO English: 3,000,000 VND Scholarship

*Full Challenge Age Groups:

  • Junior: born between 2005-2000
  • Open: born between 1999-1990
  • Master: born between 1989-1980
  • Senior: born on or before 1979 

AFTER THE RACE

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

FINISHER PHOTOS will be uploaded soon after the race.