Pacers

The 4th edition of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon will help you not only achieve your goals, but also have FUN! Whether the goal you pursue is a personal record, Boston Qualifier, or simply to cross the finish line, our Pace Group will help get you there. Our Pace Group Leaders are extremely experienced runners, chosen on their previous running and/or pacing performances and know what it takes to hold a steady pace and provide a great marathon experience for runners.

This year, we proudly announce Magic Stride Running Institute is returning as our Pacer partner.

  • MSRI is a leader in coaching and training in distance running;
  • The training crew comes with 2,600+ hours experience and veteran coaches with a deep foundation in running, fitness and nutrition;
  • MSRI’s vision is to help build a strong, growing running community in Vietnam.

Becoming a Pacer:

What benefits will you receive?

  • Becoming one of the 60 official Pacers of the largest Marathon race in Vietnam
  • Specialized BIB with Name on BIB
  • A complimentary slot for  the HALF MARATHON distance at the next edition of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon for a friend or a family member
  • A Pacer’s Singlet
  • A Sponsor gift package
  • Making new friends and contribution to the running community
  • Training with knowledgeable coaches from Magic Stride Running Institute
  • The chance to join in the event to support other runners accomplish their goals

What are the requirements to apply?

  • Have a GPS watch and a running app account for tracking activities (Garmin Connect, Strava, Endomondo, …).
  • Have an active Facebook account.
  • Be able to self-train regularly.
  • Have the running result from 3 hours 20 to 04 hours 50 of MARATHON and 1 hour 30 to 2 hours 30 of HALF MARATHON

How will you have to commit to the program?

  • Train regularly 3-4 days / week with minimum mileage of 45 km / week for HALF MARATHON Pacer, and 55 km / week for MARATHON Pacer.
  • Provide 2 workout results each week according to Leader’s requirement.
  • Attend minimum 50% out of Sunday training.
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The Organizing Committee of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon continues to wish all of our athletes and their families good health and safety during this time.

Recently, the 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City and immediate areas has been brought under control. However, in accordance with Resolution No. 128 on COVID-19, issued 11 October 2021, and in the interest of putting the health and safety of the community first, we regret to inform you that The 5th Edition of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon, originally scheduled for December 2021, has been postponed.

After consulting with the appropriate community and public health authorities, the Organizing Committee has rescheduled the event for December 11th, 2022.

Please be informed that your registration information for the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon will be automatically carried over and adjusted to the newly scheduled race day.

The Organizing Committee would like to extend our sincerest apologies to all of our athletes and their families as a result of this force majeure and its ramifications. We encourage you all to continue your rigorous training in preparation for next year and we hope to receive your continued support for future events as we push through this difficult time.