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The marathon’s route will take runners past many of Ho Chi Minh City’s most iconic buildings and streets, including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Bitexco Financial Tower (the city’s tallest skyscraper) and the Nguyen Hue walking street. The second half of the route takes participants over the Saigon River onto the Thu Thiem Peninsula.

The current map outlines each of the race categories and the different landmarks runners can expect to see on the respective routes. Each distance is certified by IAAF AIMS and held to the highest international standards.