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The second edition of Vientiane International Half Marathon will be held on March 12th, 2017. The aim for the Vientiane International Half Marathon is to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise. Participants enter the race for many reasons including improving health, supporting charity, developing unity, and promoting a greener environment.

Race Categories

 Race Type
Start Time
Cut-off Time
Time Limit
Half Marathon (21 Km)
05:00 AM
08:30 AM
03:30 hrs
Quarter Marathon (10.5 Km)
05:45 AM
07:45 AM
02:00 hrs
Fun Run/Walk (5 Km)
06:00 AM
07:30 AM
01:30 hrs

Age Categories

Half Marathon (21 Km)
16 -29
16 – 29
30 – 39
30 – 39
40 -49
40 – 49
50 – 59
50 – 59
  60 & over
60 & over
Quarter Marathon (10.5 Km)
14 -29
14 – 29
30 – 39
30 – 39
40 -49
40 – 49
50 – 59
50 – 59
  60 & over
60 & over
Fun Run / Walk (5 Km)

Health and Fitness Expo (Race Kit Collection)

That Luang Grounds
10 March 2017, 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
That Luang Grounds
11 March 2076, 09:00 am – 07:00 pm

REMARK: Late registration or package pick-up will not be available on Sunday morning

Entry Fees

Entry Fee For Laos Runner

Race Type
Now until 28 February 2017
1 March – 8 March 2017
Half Marathon (21 Km)
15 USD
20 USD
Quarter Marathon (10.5 Km)
12 USD
15 USD
Fun Run/Walk (5 Km)
10 USD

Entry Fee For International Runner

Race Type
Now until 28 February 2017
1 March – 8 March 2017
Half Marathon (21 Km)
40 USD
50 USD
Quarter Marathon (10.5 Km)
30 USD
40 USD
Fun Run/Walk (5 Km)
10 USD
15 USD
 REMARK: Entry fee is not included credit card fee 3.7%


The entry fee includes:

  • Race registration and BIB number
  • Race T-shirt
  • Guidebook
  • Other Goodies 
  • Bibtag for timing included for 21 Km and 10.5 Km runners


  • These entry fees for overseas or local runners are in consideration of residency
  • Online registration will close on 8 March 2017 (23:59, Bangkok Time)
  • Entry is non-refundable
  • Entry is non-transferable to another competitor
  • Entry is non-transferable to next year’s competition
  • Entry fees are set by the event’s organizer, registrants are responsible for credit card processing fee (3.7% of entry fee), hence they might be higher than the fees published by the organizer
  • We only accept online payment through – Visa, Master, or Amex Credit Card – Internet Banking: SCB, Krungsri, UOB, KTB, TMB, BBL
  • Make sure that you have read and understand the Race Rules
  • Registration or race kit pick up on the race day is not available

Race Venue



  • The Vientiane International Half Marathon 2017 is owned by Lao Athletic Federation (LAF) and organized by Events For Good (EFG) in accordance with these rules and regulations applicable to the participants.
  • Completion of the online registration form confirms the participant’s agreement to abide by these rules and regulations.
  • Registration for the race is only confirmed upon payment and issuance of a race identification number.
  • Participants agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about themselves on the registration form.
  • Once registration is completed, no change to registration details may be made (however, exceptions may be made for crucial details such as: the emergency contact person).
  • There will be no fee refund if the event is cancelled for any reason whatsoever.


  • Whilst reasonable precaution will be taken by EFG to ensure the Participant’s safety, the Participant takes part in the VHM 2017 at his or her own risk. EFG, Event Sponsors or Co-Sponsors shall not be responsible or held liable for any injury or death howsoever arising from training for or during participation in the race. Participants are encouraged to go for a medical examination and/or consult their medical practitioner prior to registration and before the actual race day.
  • The Participant must retire from the race immediately if requested to do so by any member of the official medical staff, race director, referee and/or security officer.


  • Pets, bicycles, in-line skates, prams, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers, and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the race route. Only official race and medical vehicles are allowed on the race route.
  • EFG reserves the right to use any photographs, motion pictures, recording, or any other media records (including those displaying the Participant) of the VHM 2017, for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising.
  • EFG reserves the right to limit and/or refuse race entries without providing any reason.
  • EFG reserves the right to cancel any race category without prior notice to Participants.
  • EFG will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete entry details.
  • The race route will be closed to traffic for the duration of the race, up to three and the half hours (03:30 Hrs). Beyond the 03:30 Hrs cut-off mark, the road will be re-opened to live traffic. More information will be available on the Official Website and in the Event handbook.
  • During the race, Participants in all VHM 2017 events are prohibited from consuming food beyond water, mineral water, and other food prepared by the VHM racing staff.


  • After registration, there will be no fee refund for Participants who do not eventually take part in Vientiane International Half Marathon 2017, for any reason whatsoever.
  • Participants are strictly not allowed to transfer his or her race entry to another   party.
  • Participants who do not start within 30 minutes from his or her respective flag-off point will be disqualified and for safety reasons, may not be allowed to start.
  • Change of race categories is allowed until 1st February 2017, with the difference paid by the Participant. Should the Participant change to a category with a lower fee, no fee refund will be offered.

Age Requirement

  • To participate in the Half Marathon (21 KM) participants must be 16 years or older on the race day
  • To participate in Quarter Marathon (10.5 KM) participants must be 14 years or older on the race day.
  • Any participant below the age of 18 is required to seek parental/guardian consent and complete the relevant indemnity and declaration forms when registering online or in-person.

Prize Money

  • Each participant is allowed only one prize-money award.
  • EFG reserves the right to replace any winner if he or she is found to be disqualified
  • All prize not claimed within one (1) month from 6 March 2017 will be forfeited and EFG will be at liberty redistribute or dispose of them accordingly.
  • The “Gun Time” will be considered to determine the winners for all categories.
  • Prizes for the Half Marathon (21 KM) are:
    • Women’s General (1st – 5th place)
    • Men’s General (1st – 5th place)
  • Prizes for the Quarter Marathon (10.5 KM) are:
    • Women’ General (1st – 5th place)
    • Men’ s General (1st – 5th place)

Trophy Award

  • 1st through 5th place of each age category will be awarded trophies.

Race Kit Collection

  • All Participants must collect their Race Kit which includes the race bib, timing chip, Event T-shirt, guidebook, and other goodies during the pre-race registration on 10 and 11 March 2017 from 9 am to 7 pm at the Entry Pack Collection Location. Further details will be stated on the Official Website. If Participants are unable to collect their Race Entry Pack in person, they may empower a duly authorized representative to pick up their Race Entry Pack with a copy of the participant’s registration form and copy of the participant’s photo ID.
  • Late collection will not be entertained and EFG shall not be liable for any other loss or inconvenience caused, due to participants’ inability to collect their Race Entry Pack. Race Entry Packs not collected after the collection date will be deemed as property of EFG, who reserves the rights to dispose or distribute them accordingly.

Winner’s Entitlement

  • All Participants who successfully complete the race in their selected category will be awarded a Finisher’s Medal upon the presentation of their race bib to the organizer
  • All Participants for the Fun Run (5 KM) will receive the Finisher’s Certificate upon the presentation of their bib to the organizer
  • All Participants who successfully complete the race in their category will be awarded an e-Certificate of Participation.

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Race Day:
March 12
5:00 am - 8:30 am
Event Category:
Location Tags:
Events For Good (EFG)
Timing by:               Sportstats Asia
Timing for:              21k, 10k

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