EVENT: Ultron Ultimate Trails of Penang 2018

23 September 2018

Youth Park, Penang

20km, 40km, 60km

 RACE CONCEPT

Penang Island is blessed with amazing numbers of trails for many decades. Blazed by the local inhabitants of Penang, these trails link up various heritage sites and points of interests all over the island. Starting from Youth Park and Botanical gardens, the trails spread out from the north to central and southern part of the Island, from Air Itam, Batu Ferringhi, to Teluk Bahang and Balik Pulau.

For decades, Penang people have taken to these trails during many of their weekends and public holidays. Some trails are easy and popular for the leisure weekend hikers, while others are rather hilly and less chartered which provide interesting challengers to serious climbers and trail runners.

Yet, for a long time, most of Penang trails have been a mystery for a lot of people in the Northern parts of Peninsula Malaysia, and Malaysia in general. Many Penang people have not been exposed to the many beauties and challenges of these trails.

Until NOW. Ultimate Trails of Penang is conceived with a passion for nature trails. Following the success of Penang Eco 100 in mainland Bukit Mertajam, where it’s 2018 4th edition attracted about 1000 trails runners from 25 countries (200 international participants), Endurance Nature Sdn Bhd is bringing this new race to Penang Island. Given the booming local and global interest in trail running these days, it is anticipated that at least 1,000 runners will be signing up for this inaugural edition of Ultimate Trails of Penang (UToP).

CATEGORY & REGISTRATION

20KM

23 September 2018
Start time: 7:00 am
Cut off time: 1.00 pm
Duration: 6 hours

REGISTRATION FEES
(Non MURA members)
Early Bird: RM 100
Standard: RM 150
Late Entries: RM 200

REGISTRATION FEES
(MURA members) *
Early Bird: RM 100
Standard: RM 150
Late Entries: RM 200

CLOSING OF REGISTRATION
Early Bird: 31 July 2018
Standard: 1 - 31 August 2018
Late Entries: 31 August 2018 and after

SIGN UP
40KM

23 September 2018
Start time: 6:00 am
Cut off time: 6.00 pm
Duration: 12 hours

REGISTRATION FEES
(Non MURA members)
Early Bird: RM 200
Standard: RM 250
Late Entries: RM 300

REGISTRATION FEES
(MURA members) *
Early Bird: RM 160
Standard: RM 200
Late Entries: RM 250

CLOSING OF REGISTRATION
Early Bird: 31 July 2018
Standard: 1 - 31 August 2018
Late Entries: 31 August 2018 and after

SIGN UP
60KM

22-23 September 2018
Start time: 10:00 pm
Cut off time: 6.00 pm
Duration: 20 hours

REGISTRATION FEES
(Non MURA members)
Early Bird: RM 300
Standard: RM 350
Late Entries: RM 400

REGISTRATION FEES
(MURA members) *
Early Bird: RM 250
Standard: RM 300
Late Entries: RM 350

CLOSING OF REGISTRATION
Early Bird: 31 July 2018
Standard: 1 - 31 August 2018
Late Entries: 31 August 2018 and after

SIGN UP

RACE COURSE: 20KM

ACTUAL DISTANCE

20.20KM

MIN/MAX ELEVATION

to be confirmed

ELEVATION GAIN

1394m

DOWNLOAD

GPX files

20KM Course Map

20KM Course Map

20KM Elevation Chart

20KM Elevation Chart

RACE COURSE: 40KM

ACTUAL DISTANCE

41.78KM

MIN/MAX ELEVATION

23m / 770m

ELEVATION GAIN

2610m

DOWNLOAD

GPX files

40KM Course Map

40KM Course Map

40KM Elevation Chart

40KM Elevation Chart

RACE COURSE: 60KM

ACTUAL DISTANCE

61.65KM

MIN/MAX ELEVATION

23m / 783m

ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS

3960m

DOWNLOAD

GPX files

60KM Course Map

60KM Course Map

60KM Elevation Chart

60KM Elevation Chart

T-SHIRT SIZING

CUTTING STYLESIZEHALF CHEST LENGTH (inches)HALF WAIST LENGTH (inches)SHIRT LENGTH (inches)
Unisex Athlete-Fit2XS17″17″24″
Unisex Athlete-FitXS18″18″25″
Unisex Athlete-FitS19″19″26″
Unisex Athlete-FitM20″20″27″
Unisex Athlete-FitL21″21″28″
Unisex Athlete-FitXL22″22″29″
Unisex Athlete-Fit2XL23″23″30″

Size Chart & Measurement Guide

  1. All measurements above subject to +/-0.5 tolerance
  2. Tapered curve bottom at the back specially designed for athletic movements, enhancing flexibility and performance.
  3. Half chest to be measured from left to right seam, 1″ down from the armpit joint.
  4. Half waist to be measured from left to right seam on the waist line.
  5. Shirt length to be measured from the highest tip of the shoulder to the bottom hem.

AWARD

 

20km

40km

60km

Men – Open (below 40 yrs old)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 10 trophies/prizes

– Only 1 Open category
– No veteran category

Top 10 trophies/prizes

– Only 1 Open category
– No veteran category

Veteran (40 and above)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Women – Open (below 40 yrs old)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 10 trophies/prizes

– Only 1 Open category
– No veteran category

Top 10 trophies/prizes

– Only 1 Open category
– No veteran category

Veteran (40 and above)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

* All finishers will be awarded with Finisher Medals;
* Only 40km and 60km finishers will be awarded with Finisher Tees;

MANDATORY ITEMS

60km Category

1. Headlamp x 1, spare batteries x 1 set;
2. Whistle;
3. Mobile Phone;
4. 1.5 litre water carrying capacity;
5. Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks;
6. Emergency blanket;

40km Category

1. Whistle;
2. Mobile Phone;
3. 1.5 litre water carrying capacity;
4. Emergency blanket;
5. 1 headlamp or torch light

20km Category

1. 1 litre water carrying capacity;
2. Recommend to wear hydration vest/belt, to carry mobile phone and whistle.
3. No other mandatory item;

RACE PACK COLLECTION

22 SEPTEMBER 2018
SATURDAY

11.00am – 5.00pm

Tropics Eight Suites

11A, Jalan Gottlieb, George Town, 10350, Pulau Pinang

For runners who are NOT ABLE to pick up the race packs on Sat 22nd Sep 2018:

60km

You may collect them at Youth Park (starting venue) from 8:00pm to 9:00 pm Sat 22nd Sep 2018 before the 60km race start at 10:00pm Sat 22nd Sep 2018.

40km

You may collect them at Youth Park (starting venue) from 4:00 am to 5:00 am  Sun 23rd Sep 2018 before the 40 km race start at 6:00am Sun 23rd Sep 2018.

20km

You may collect them at Youth Park (starting venue) from 5:00 am to 6:00 am Sun 23rd Sep 2018 before the 20km race start at 7:00am Sun 23rd Sep 2018. 

EVENT SCHEDULE

RACE PACK COLLECTION
22-Sep-18 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Goodies bag collection at VENUE to be advised.
SCHEDULE FOR 60km
22-Sep-18   8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Late race pack collection at starting point, Youth Park
  8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Mandatory items check
  8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Luggage collection
  9:30 PM Race briefing
 10:00 PM Flag off
Anytime Mandatory items check during race
SCHEDULE FOR 40km
23-Sep-18 4:00 AM – 5:00 AM Late race pack collection at starting point, Youth Park
4:00 AM – 5:30 AM Mandatory items check
4:00 AM – 5:30 AM Luggage collection
5:30 AM VIP Arrivals
5:30 AM Race Briefing
6:00 AM Flag Off
Anytime Mandatory items check during race
SCHEDULE FOR 20 KM
23-Sep-18 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM Late race pack collection at starting point, Youth Park
5:00 AM – 6:30 AM Luggage collection
6:45 AM Race briefing
7:00 AM Flag off
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY & POST RACE MEAL
23-Sep-18 9:00 AM Expected 60km 1st runner arriving at finish point (11hrs race time)
9:30 AM Expected 20km 1st runner arriving at finish point (2.5 hrs race time)
10:30 AM Prize presentation ceremony for 20km
11:30 AM Prize ceremony for 60km
11:00 AM Expected 40km 1st runner arriving at finishing point (5hrs race time)
1:30 PM Prize ceremony for 40km
11:30 AM – 6PM Lunch and afternoon tea served for participants only at finishing point
OFFICIAL CUT OFF TIME
23-Sep-18 6:00 PM Official race cut off
6:30 PM Expected last runner arriving at finishing point
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Closing of Finishing Point.

RULES & REGULATIONS

RULES & REGULATIONS
Note: There is no mandatory items requirement for UToP 20km.
Rules & regulations below are applicable to UTop 40km and 60km categories.

SEMI-SELF- SUFFICIENCY
1. Runners must complete the set course on foot by their own power and ability within the stipulated time;
Trekking poles is allowed for runners of all categories;
2. Drinking cups will not be provided at any of the water station points;
3. 20k, 40k and 60k runners must have their own cup or other personal container suitable for the purpose;
4. No pacers are allowed to run along with the runners for all categories;
5. Personal assistance (support crew) along the running route and at the water stations is Not Allowed in all categories.

RUNNERS RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Runners must understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance road running race. He/she will be running all day and night on the road and trails. He/she must have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such an event.
2. Runners will be responsible for his/her own safety by having the ability and skills to deal with problems that may be encountered during the race of this nature.
3. Runners must be able to undertake or deal with on his/her own without any other external assistance during the deteriorating weather conditions (e.g. raining, strong winds, hot sun and etc..) and other unforeseen circumstances arises while running on the road and/or trails.
4. Runners who accept any assistance and support from any person may be disqualified.
5. In the event of a runner meeting another runner who is in health difficulty or injured, he/she must stop to help and inform the race organizer to seek for medical assistance. Failure to do so may result in penalties or disqualification being imposed to the runner or runners concerned.

MANDATORY ITEMS
1. By entering the race, each runner undertakes to take with him/her all the mandatory items as listed below throughout the race.
2. Failure to do so will result in application of the time penalties or disqualification.
3. Mandatory items (gear checks will be carried out on all runners before the race starts, and spot checks may be carried out along the route during the race):
4. For 60km and 40km category, one working headlamps/torch lights with spare batteries.
5. Water bottles or hydration bag with a minimum capacity of 1500ml for 60km, and 1000ml for 40km and 20km category;
6. Emergency blanket;
7. Whistle;
8. Mobile phone;
9. Foldable cup or other container suitable for drinking at the water station points;
10. Recommended (not compulsory):
• Blinking light;
• Sport foods & Gels;
• Rucksack or waist bag;
• Head gear or cap or bandana;
• Sun UV block;
• Cash;
• Route Map and Elevation Map.

BIBS
1. Each bib is given individually to each runner in the Race Pack, upon presentation of suitable identity document;
2. Each runner will be given one bib number: this must be worn and clearly visible on the chest or stomach or on the back of the backpack carried by the runners;
3. The bib number is required for access to the water station areas, physio treatment, rest rooms etc;
4. To encourage more participation, Bib is transferable before 15th Aug 2018. Thereafter, no race bib is transferable;
5. No fee is refundable after the registration is completed, even in the event when the race may be cancelled or postponed;

RACE COURSE MARKERS
1. The race course will be marked with reflective tapes and signs for every 1km of the course and at major junctions;
2. Runners must follow the directions given by the race organizer during the race briefing;

DROP BAGS
1. There is no drop bag for all categories;

SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
1. In order to ensure race safety, race organizer will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race. However, each participant must recognize and understand that there are risks of injuries and/or accidents associated with trail running. Runners are participating in this race at his/her own risk;
2. While the race organizer has purchased Public Liability Insurance and Personal Medical Insurance coverage (hospitalization) for this event, it is strongly recommended that the runners obtained an adequate Personal Medical Insurance coverage for himself;
3. Medical points will be set up at certain water stations;
4. If necessary, and in the interests of the person being rescued, at the exclusive discretion of the organizers, the official medical rescue services may be called upon to take over operations, using any means they consider appropriate, including an ambulance. Any costs deriving from such exceptional transport will be charged to the person who has been rescued;
5. Depending on the runner health conditions, an emergency evacuation may be required. This emergency evacuation will be at the expenses of the person being rescued;
6. The official race medical assistants are authorized to withdraw from the competition any runners that they consider as unfit to continue or are in danger. The runner bib will be removed as part of the DNF (Did Not Finish) procedures;
7. If a runner drops out from the race, runner must first inform and register with the nearest checkpoints that he/she is dropping out. Proper “DNF” procedure should be followed and completed before the runner is allowed to leave the event:
8. In case of an emergency, if you are unable to reach the race headquarters, you can also call the public emergency number ‘999’ directly for help;
9. The race organizers reserves the right to implement any additional measures at any time to enhance and protect the safety of the race and the runners before the race and during the race.

CHECKPOINTS OR WATER STATION POINTS
1. The timing will be recorded at the checkpoints/water station points established by the organizers;
2. Only runners sporting their regular bib number will have access to the water station;
3. No water cups will be dispensed to the runners. Runners will need to use their own cups or containers for any drinks served at the check points or water stations;
4. The route map, which can also be downloaded online, will contain accurate indications of the water station points;
5. The organisers reserve the rights to carry out mandatory item checks at any of the check points and other unspecified points along the route during the race;
6. Food and drinks at the water station points are solely for runners only.

MAXIMUM RACE TIME PERMITTED AND CUTOFF TIMES
1. The maximum time allotted for completion of the race are:
• 20km – 6 hours
• 40km – 12 hours;
• 60km – 20 hours;

2. In the event of poor weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organisers reserve the rights to suspend the race or to make changes to the cut-off times;

DNF (Did not Finish) PROCEDURES
1. Runners may DNF voluntarily or by missing the stipulated cut-off times at various checkpoints along the race course;
2. Runner who decides to pull out voluntarily must proceed to the nearest checkpoint, inform and register with the race staffs by signing a DNF Form, and the bib will be specially marked to indicate the DNF status of the runners.
3. Runners who fail to arrive at the checkpoints within the stipulated cut-off times will not be allowed to continue running in the race. His/her bib will be specially marked, and a DNF Form will need to be signed;
4. Runner who fails to notify the organisers immediately of his/her voluntary DNF, thereby setting in motion a search and rescue operations by the rescue staff, will be liable to pay for any costs deriving there-from;
5. Runner who has DNFed from the race are not allowed to continue his/her run. IF he/she insists on continuing running, he/she is NO LONGER in this event, and will be running entirely on his/her own accord and at his/her own risk. The organizer reserves the right to ban this kind of runner from future edition of Ultimate Trails of Penang;
6. The DNF runners should rest at a bright, safe place with sufficient phone coverage and wait for a non scheduled race shuttle for pick up and delivery to the finish point;
7. If runner is unable to move on his/her own, either return to the nearest water station point he/she has just left or to the next water station point. Please contact the emergency number ‘999’ or the race headquarters to seek for assistance.

PROHIBITED ACTIONS
1. Not carrying the mandatory items during the race, including not wearing reflector vest or bright blinking accessories during the night;
2. Taking shortcuts and/or running off the track;
3. Throw any garbage along the running route.
4. Cheating (e.g. using other means of transportation, using substitute runners and other unlawful actions);
5. Not abiding by the rules and regulation given by the race organizer and official race staffs including medical assistants, emergency staffs and marshals;
6. Not wearing the race bib at all times during the race;
7. Continue to run after the cut off time without the agreement of race officials;
8. Doping and the use of prohibited drugs;
9. Running with his/her supporters

PENALTIES
Breaking of any rules may incur a time penalties or disqualification. Any such penalties are at the organizer’s discretion and are final.

COMPLAINTS
Suggestions must be in writing and must be presented after the closing ceremony of the event at the finishing point or send to utop@endurancenature.com.my

CHANGES TO THE ROUTE OR TO THE TIME DEADLINES – CANCELLATION OF THE RACE
1. The organizers reserve the rights, at any time and without prior notice, to make changes to the route and checkpoints/water station points or to the time deadlines;
2. In the event of adverse weather conditions (a strong depression with heavy rain), the start of the race may be postponed for 6 hours at most, after which time the race will be cancelled;
3. Where necessary, the organizers reserve the rights to make changes to or eliminate certain stretches of the route.

RANKINGS AND PRIZES
1. The race winner of each categories will be the runner that takes the shortest time (Gun time) to reach the finish point;
2. Reaching the checkpoints/water station points along the route does not in itself entitle the runner to a place in the rankings and the corresponding points awarded for a qualifying race;
3. To be awarded, runner must complete the overall race within the final cutoff time of the race; and fulfill the mandatory items requirement.
4. No prize money will be given;
5. Prizes will be awarded as below:

20km 40km 60km
Men – Open (below 40 yrs old) Top 5 trophies/prizes Top 10 trophies/prizes
– Only 1 Open category
– No veteran category Top 10 trophies/prizes
– Only 1 Open category
– No veteran category
Veteran (40 and above) Top 5 trophies/prizes
Women – Open (below 40 yrs old) Top 5 trophies/prizes Top 10 trophies/prizes
– Only 1 Open category
-No veteran category Top 10 trophies/prizes
– Only 1 Open category
– No veteran category
Veteran (40 and above) Top 5 trophies/prizes
* All finishers will be awarded with Finisher Medals;
* Only 40km and 60km finishers will be awarded with Finisher Tees;

IMAGE RIGHTS
Each participant expressly foregoes his/her image rights for the photos taken for the duration of the race, and undertakes not to take any action against the organizers and their authorized partners for the use of his/her image.