The objective of the race is to promote ultra running of super long distance on Malaysian road network system, based on the multiday single stage format. Such format has become the growing trend in recent years in other countries like the trail version in Tor des Geants (330km), Ultra Trail Gobi Race (400km), Grand Union Canal Run (237km), the road version of Across Taiwan 250k, Trans Korea (South to North) 622k, and the Trans Korea (West to East) 302k.
As part of the Tour de Malaysia Run series, which consists of Tour de Malaysia Run (around the whole of Peninsular Malaysia -2100km, and Trans Peninsular from Padang Besar to Johor Bahru- 880km), Coast to Coast 444km will take runners from Lumut on the west coast in the state of Perak, going eastward towards and crossing the Titiwangsa mountain range, passing through the beautiful Lak Kenyir area before arriving at Batu Buruk beach on the east coast state of Terengganu.
This race does not aim to appeal to every ultra runner. This is a race for seasoned veteran ultra runners who crave for greater challenges. Rookie and newbie ultra runners should take this as one of their ultimate challenge after having completed at least a number of 100km races, preferably with a few more 100 miles or 200km+ races as well. We therefore expect a basic pool of local seasoned ultra runners, and some experienced international runners to take part in this event. Runners are required to register for the race, and only those who are deemed qualified will be invited to join the race.
This race will also be organized and promoted as a charity run, where funds will be raised from the participating runners, and donated to selected charities identified by the organizing committee.
REAL TIME LOCATION
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DATE . TIME . VENUE
From Marina Island, Lumut to Batu Burk Beach at Kuala Terengganu, with cutoff of 120 hours. 10x C2C 444k will be the minimum number of runners required to proceed with the race organization.
With own support crew
RM 850 per person (Malaysian)
USD 250 per person (Foreigner)
Without own support crew
RM 1200 per person (Malaysian)
USD 350 per person (Foreigner)
CLOSING OF REGISTRATION
Upon reaching 50 in number of participants;
30 June 2017
From Marina Island, Lumut to Gua Musang in Pahang, with cutoff time of 60 hours. A maximum of 50 in total for both categories is set to ensure race quality and safety.
With own support crew
RM 550 per person (Malaysian)
USD 150 per person (Foreigner)
Without own support crew
RM 700 per person (Malaysian)
USD 200 per person (Foreigner)
CLOSING OF REGISTRATION
Upon reaching 50 in number of participants;
30 June 2017
TAN WOOI KEAT
CHERYL J. BIHAG
LEE CHUN HOW
NG SEOW KONG
Every competitor must present a medical certificate of being in good health acquired within three months before the race date. The following medical conditions will prevent the competitor from taking part in the race: heart disease (including congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease and so on), myocarditis, coronary artery disease, severe arrhythmia, hypertension, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes with much high blood sugar, as well as any other medical condition deemed unsuitable for taking part in this extreme race. Every competitor must fill out the Participation Statement completely, and when check-in before the race, re-confirmation and re-signature will be required.
Participants must be between 18 and 70 years old.
Race Experience Required for C2C 444km
– At least finish one 100Km road race(within 14 hours); or
– finish at least 3x 100km road races; or
– finish a 100 mile or more race;
within two years before registration date
Race Experience Required for LGM 236km
At least finish one 100Km road race within two years before registration date
WITH OWN SUPPORT CREW
FOOD & BEVERAGE Race participants and their crews must prepare their own food and beverages for the whole duration of their race before and after the finish;
DROP BAG Race participants may leave their belongings in their support car during the race; they will not be allowed to leave drop bags with the organizers or at the check points
PACER Support crews are allowed to pace the runners, but only one at a time during the race, and the pacer must either be in front or behind the runner
SUPPORT CAR Participants may rest and sleep in the support car, provided the car remains stationery during that period; any participants who are found or deemed to have traveled in the support car during the race will be disqualified
WATER STATIONS & CHECK POINTS Participants will not be supported (not provided with food and drinks) at the water stations and checkpoints set up by the organizers to support those without their own support crew
WITHOUT OWN SUPPORT CREW
DROP BAG Runners without support crew will be allowed to have drop bags deposited at major checkpoints. The drop bags will contain personal food and drinks, clothing, shoes, race items, personal first aid kits, and other mandatory items like headlamps and batteries.
ORGANISER’S SUPPORT The Organizing Committee only provide basic support things like public tents, equipped with waterproof mats for temporary rest, drinking water, and other foods and fruits that it will buy along the way during the race;
CASH Runners should carry cash with them during the race so that they can buy their food and beverages at petrol stations, grocery stores, and restaurants along the way;
WATER STATIONS & CHECK POINTS For every 10km or so, the organizer will provide runners with water refills, fruits and snacks. These water points will be very simple set up, may be out of the SUVs or MPVs. They are not the points for runners to rest and sleep;
All competitors must prepare for and carry their own compulsory equipment during the race.
Equipment checks shall be carried out at the starting point as well as at designated stations, and if the compulsory equipment is incomplete, or there are irregularities regarding requirements, the Organizer shall be informed immediately. Only after the missing compulsory equipment items have been acquired shall a competitor be allowed to continue. The time spent acquiring the missing items shall be calculated in the overall time of the competitor. Random equipment checks will also be carried out during the race. Warnings and time penalties shall be also administered for lacking compulsory equipment, and such infringements may even result in disqualification.
The participants must acknowledge and accept that, due to certain part of the race being held in a remote location, the facilities and supports provided for the competitors will be basic.
HEADLAMPS 2x working headlamps; plus spare batteries enough for 120 hours; Participants must ensure that they wear the headlamps during the dark hours;
REFLECTIVE VEST & BLINKERS Reflective vest, and blinkers must be worn at all times during the day and night hours of the race;
MOBILE PHONE Participants must ensure that their phones are adequately charged at all times to allow them to make calls or receive calls;
FOOD & DRINK 1.5 liter of water carrying capacity at all times; Gel, bars and food items that will be sufficient to last for 50km; runners may buy food at petrol stations, grocery stores or/and restaurants during the race, but these may be closed at night. Runners must make sure that they are adequately stocked. The organizers will provide food and beverages to the unsupported runners at all check points based on their availabilities during the race;
CASH Cash to buy food and beverages (RM 300 is recommended, with plenty of small change in RM 10 notes);
GPS DEVICE GPS watch or portable device which will help runners to navigate their ways during the race.
|CP No.||CP Name||Distance between CPs||Accumulated Distance||Hrs for Each Sector||Elapsed Hours||Checkout Time (hrs)||Checkout Date|
|Start||Lumut – Marina Island||–||–||–||–||0730||26 Aug|
|CP1||Seri Iskandar||49.8 km||49.8 km||8 hours||8 hours||1530||26 Aug|
|CP2||Kampung Pos Raya||50.8 km||100.6 km||9.5 hours||17.5 hours||0100||27 Aug|
|CP3||Moon River Lodge||51.2 km||152.0 km||20 hours||37.5 hours||2100||27 Aug|
|CP4||Kampong Blau||45.0 km||197.0 km||11 hours||48.5 hours||0800||28 Aug|
|CP 5||Gua Musang||51.0 km||238.0 km||12 hours||60.5 hours||2000||28 Aug|
|CP 6||Shell – Felda Chiku||42.3 km||278.4 km||11 hours||71.5 hours||0700||29 Aug|
|CP 7||Lake Kenyir||49.8 km||328.2 km||16 hours||87.5 hours||2300||29 Aug|
|CP 8||R&R Gawi||53.5 km||381.7 km||18 hours||105.5 hours||1700||30 Aug|
|CP 9||Kampung Sungai Ikan||40.8 km||422.5 km||10 hours||115.5 hours||0300||31 Aug|
|Finish||Batu Buruk Beach||21.1 km||443.6 km||4.5 hours||120 hours||0730||31 Aug|
- The organizers do not set up compulsory rest stations. The competitors are free to organize their own rest length based on their physical condition, provided they check out before the compulsory check out time as stated in the above table;
- The competitors must not stay for more than an hour at a water points or any place along the race course, other than at an official rest station. If a competitor stops for more than an hour, the organizers shall consider it to be an indication of a physical problem and shall carry out a health check, and then, in accordance with the medical regulations of the race, shall decide if the competitor is fit to continue.
- The participants can deposit drop bags at CP1 to CP 9. The drop bags may contain materiel stipulated in race regulations, as well as equipment such as clothing, shoes, hats etc., as may be required by the conditions of the course. The drop off bags may not exceed the stipulated size and weight limits. Participants can only use their own drop bags and deposit things, cannot use drop off bags and deposit things of other runners, including quitted runners.
- Only the special drop bags, distributed to the participants before the race by the organizers, can be deposited at the start. Each participant can only deposit one drop bag for each station. The organizers have the right to reject any bag which does not meet the requirement. All the drop bags should be given to the organizer before the race. During the race, bag transportation service between rest stations will not be provided, so please arrange the deposit things well.
QUITTING THE RACE
- An observation period of 3 hours is set for competitors after they apply to quit the race. At any time during this observation period, competitors can withdraw their application and apply for continuing the race. A competitor has only one chance to apply for returning and continuing during the race.
- After the application to continue is received, the permission is based on the judgment of personnel with relevant qualification (including medical personnel’s judgment if forced quitting not applicable, the referees’ judgment if violating race rules not applicable, the race director‘s agreement, and other judgment required). There might be 3 hours’ time penalty for the competitors who successfully return to the race.
- After the observing period, competitors should sign DNF statement officially. Once signed, the competitor can never go back to continue the race.
- About help from others: During the race, the competitors who accept the rescue or help from others (not including the help from other participants), will be deemed as quitting the race automatically, except for observing period for the participants who has applied for quitting.
CODE OF CONDUCT
- The participants must respect all the organizers, referees, workers, medical staffs and volunteers. Any competitor found violating this rule shall be penalized.
- The participants must abide by every article of Malaysia’s laws and regulations and respect the local customs and religious beliefs.
- If a participant encounters a safety issue which would endanger him or her, or other personnel (including other competitors, organizers, staff, medical personnel and volunteers etc.), the competitor is required to report the issue to the Organizing Committee as soon as possible, and describe the issue in detail to the organizers upon arriving at the nearest checkpoint.
RIGHT OF FINAL INTERPRETATION
- The Organizing Committee reserves the right of final interpretation of all documents relevant to the race.
SHIRT SIZING REFERENCE
|SIZES||MEN (CHEST)||WOMEN (CHEST)|
|XS||36 INCHES||32 INCHES|
|S||38 INCHES||34 INCHES|
|M||40 INCHES||36 INCHES|
|L||42 INCHES||38 INCHES|
|XL||44 INCHES||40 INCHES|
- The measurements are according to the chest size of the shirt. If you are measuring your own chest, do allow two inches of space i.e. if your chest is 36 inches wide, you should select a 38-inch shirt.
RULES & REGULATIONS
- Coast 2 Coast is open to the general public, including international runners with valid passport;
- Race entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable;
- Change of category or other details will not be allowed after race entry has been confirmed. If the Participant wish, he/she can make another new registration to change to another category;
- The Organizers reserve the right to limit, accept or reject any entries without prior notice and reasons;
- The Organizers reserve the right to close the entries before the announced deadline without any notice or when the quota for the allocated slots have been fully taken up;
- The Organizers reserve the right to prevent/stop a Participant from racing or continuing to race should he/she fail to follow the rules and regulation of the race;
- Whilst the organizers will take every possible steps and measures to ensure the safety of the Participant, the Participant is taking part at his/her entire own risks and the Organizers, their sponsors, their appointed officials and volunteers shall not be liable for any death or injury, loss or damage, suffered or otherwise and however arising;
- The Organizers reserve the right to stop any Participants from continuing with the race if the participants are deemed to be physically incapable of continuing with the race, so as to avoid causing him/her greater harm/injury to himself or herself;
- The Organizers reserve the right to change the event date and event venue at their own discretion;
- The Organizers reserve the right to use any photographs (including those of Participants), motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising;
- Participants must agree to receive from the organizers from time to time emails, SMS blast. Any notice sent by email from The Organizers or the party assigned by the Organizers to the supplied address on the registration form shall be assumed as received by the Participant.
- The Organizers reserve the right to delay the commencement of the race in the event of inclement weather or any form of acts of God (haze, flood, lightning, thunderstorm, typhoons and etc). Should the above mentioned conditions persist after the delay, deemed to be unsafe or impossible to proceed, the Organizers reserve the right to cancel the race without any refunds of fees or donations paid unless the Organizers have considerations to give a refund and The Organizers shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
- The organizers reserve the right to amend the Rules & Regulations without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
- Completion of the registration form and payment indicate that the Participant’s agreement to abide by the above rules and regulation of the race.