HANOI, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Jungle Marathon Vietnam, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will be held in central Quang Binh province from May 31 to June 9, reported local Vietnam News on Monday.
To date, around 30 athletes from countries and regions have registered to compete in the race, which is reserved for a maximum of 60 competitors.
The race will cover six stages through forests of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park - one of Vietnam's world natural heritage sites recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - and the border with Laos. Competitors then will return to Quang Binh's Dong Hoi city for a stunning finish on beach, according to Jungle Marathon's website.
Competitors will run through jungle, spend nights in caves where military and villagers often hid, and across mountains and waterfalls, the website said.