Vientiane International Marathon 2022

Race information


In Southeast Asia, Laos has not organized a full marathon in consecutive years. The last marathon was organized in 2013. Since 2016, Events for Good (EFG): Sport Communications, has been successfully organizing the Vientiane International Half Marathon (VIHM) where it brings community of runners from the around the world together. The Vientiane International Marathon (VIM) is the first competitive international running race in Laos. The distances are 42KM, 21KM, 10KM, and 5KM. These running routes will take you through the quiet city of Vientiane. Runners will weave through cultural and historic streets, landmarks, and will provides runners with unique experiences. The event starts and finishes at Laos’ premiere landmark, Pa That Luang Grounds.

Race categories


winner prizes



*Please note that the above rates exclude 8.7% handling fee.

Rules and Regulation


  • The Vientiane International Marathon is organized by Events for Good (EFG) in accordance with these rules and regulations applicable to the participants, which can be found at www.vientianemarathon.com (the Official Website)
  • 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 agreed to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about the participant as per registration form.
  • Once registration is completed no change to registration detail however (exemption would only be made for crucial details such as: emergency contact person.
  • There will be no fee refund if the event is canceled for whatsoever reason.
  • Organizers have all the right to use photos and videos of participants for commercial purposes.


  • Whilst reasonable precaution will be taken by EFG to ensure the Participants’ safety, the participants takes part in VIM 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.
  • A Participant must retire from the race immediately if required 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 VIM for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising.
  • EFG reserves the right to limit and / or refuse race entries without assigning any reason.
  • EFG reserves the right to cancel any race category without prior notice to the participants
  • EFG will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete entry details.
  • The race route will be shared during the race, up to 06:30 Hrs. Beyond 06:30 Hours cut off mark, the road will be fully reopened to live traffic.  More information will be available on the Official Website.
  • The organizers not recommended the competitors in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Mini Marathon to drink water, mineral water and the other food accept the prepare by VIM racing staff.


  • After registration, there will be no fee refund for a Participant who does not eventually take part in the VIM, for any reason whatsoever.
  • A participants is strictly not allowed to transfer his or her race entry to another party
  • A participant who does 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 are allowed till November 1st, 2022

Age Requirement 

  • To participate in the Marathon  (42 km) participants must be 18 years or above on the race day
  • To participate in the Half Marathon  (21 km) participants must be 16 years or above on the race day
  • To participate in Mini Marathon (10 km) participants must be 12 years or above 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.

Race Categories

  • Full Marathon (42km) – 6 hours 30min cut-off
    • If Runners are not check-in at the 3 hours and 30min mark, runners must forfeit and be return to the start/finish area on the VIM designated buses
  • Half Marathon (21 kM) – 3 hours 30 min cut-off
  • Mini Marathon (10 kM) – 2 hours cut-off
  • Fun Run (5 km) – 1 hour cut-off

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 prizes not claimed within (1) month from 25 December 2022 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 Full Marathon (42 km), Half Marathon (21 km) and Mini Marathon (10km) are:

Women’s General (1-5 place )

Men’s General (1-5 Place)

Trophy Award 

  • 1-5 place of each age category will award trophy

Race Entry Pack Collection

  • All participants must collect their race entry pack which includes the race bib, timing chip, Event T-shirt, the pre-race registration on 23rd and 24th December 2022 (10 am to 6 pm) at the Entry Pack Collection Location during the collection period, of which detail 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 in accordance with the procedure detailed on the Official Website.
  • 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 Pack not collected after the collection date will be deemed as properly of (EFG) the organizer, 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 received the 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. The e-Certificate will be made available on the official website from 25 December 2022.



  • Please note that the above rates exclude 8.7% handling fee.
  • Online registration closes on 5 December 2022 (23:59 h, GMT +7) or until sold out.
  • Entry and extra items are non-refundable.
  • Entry is non-transferable to another competitor.
  • Entry is non-transferable to next year’s competition.
  • Entry include VAT.
  • Credit or debit cards (Visa and Mastercard) payments only.