UPRACE 2018 Challenge

With 6 days to go a total of 31,672 participants have run 1,107,703 km. This is amazing and enthusiasm and support is growing every day!

The runners sponsor an amount per km and this is matched funded by generous sponsorship from VNG Corporation, Techcombank, Topica, CMC, Hanoi Amsterdam and many more.

All the runners, sponsors and Newborns Vietnam are united in our passion to make a difference, sport provides the platform to challenge ourselves to transform our own lives and the lives of thousands of newborn infants. A world of safe newborns starts with each of us, we all have a role to play in supporting Vietnam to develop first world neonatal care.

The impact of the UPRACE is HUGE; raising much needed capital to fund an extension of our UK neonatal training programmes for doctors and nurses and to develop a safe transport system.

You can support our UPRACE runners by clicking here.

Saving Newborn Lives

Worldwide too many newborns continue to die. Neonatal mortality accounts for three quarters of all infant deaths in Vietnam and more than half of mortality in under 5 years.

For the most vulnerable newborns strengthening existing hospital based care is the most effective way of saving newborn lives. We provide bespoke neonatal nurse training and medical education programmes.

Read more about our programmes to make a difference to the life chances of newborns in Vietnam…


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News & Blogs


Inspirational weekend for Newborns great atmosphere, amazing generosity and team spirit. Incredible success for Lam Ngan (Young Bird) overall fastest Vietnamese woman, first in age group 18-24 and qualified for the World Championship in South Africa.  Powerful Women for Newborns first place in the female relay, a truly inspirational effort from Chi, Hoa and Phuong. […]

Final Day 2018 Cycle a Difference

A rain storm was not a great start to the final day, 177 km and 2,600 m of climbing, it was cold and wet for the first half of the day, with tired legs and adverse weather our valiant cyclists kept going. The warmth of the welcome as they crossed the finish line in Mai […]

Day 3 Cycle a Difference Asian Business Ride

Today was a great team ride, 145 km and only 2,674 m of climbing, it was cold on the descents and the group was happy to make it to Son La and warmer temperatures. The scenery was stunning and riders were treated to the colourful local life. Final day tomorrow, an early start for the […]