Basic Race Rules include:

  • You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power. Trekking poles are permitted.
  • You must stay on the marked course at all times. Short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking or check point.
  • Your race number must be worn visibly.
  • The timing wristband must be worn throughout the race.
  • You must check in at each water station (W) OR checkpoint (CP) with the checkpoint officials to get scanned. Failure to do so will mean you will not have been registered as completing the race course and you risk disqualification or not being ranked.
  • Cut-off times are imposed at some of the aid stations (see information in the tables of detailed course information under course maps and profile). You must LEAVE the aid station no later than the cut-off time to remain ranked on the race course. The cut-off time is counted in hours from race start.
  • Course sweepers are following behind the last runner and removing the markers. If you are towards the back of the race, make sure you do not step off the course and let the sweepers overtake you as the markers will then be removed and you may not be able to follow the course.
  • Withdrawal from the race can only take part at Water Stations. You must clearly inform the race officials of your intent, and your wristband will be removed.
  • You must carry the Mandatory Gear at all times during the event. Random gear checks may be performed during the event. Any participant without mandatory gear may be penalized with a time penalty and in severe cases, disqualified and stopped from proceeding on the race course.
  • The wearing of iPods or other music players is permitted except when you are running or trekking along public main roads for safety reasons.
  • Always walk on the right side with traffic coming towards you on larger roads unless advised by the course marshals.
  • If you need First Aid help on the course you must use the emergency phone numbers provide for the race (printed on your race bib) to contact event organisers who will arrange to retrieve you if required.
  • Littering is unacceptable! All litter must be carried to the next water station where it can be disposed off. Runners caught disposing rubbish on the race course will be penalized heavily or disqualified.
  • Leave gates as you find them. If closed, you may open it to pass through but it is your responsibility to close the gate after you. DO NOT assume the next competitor will close the gate unless it is specifically agreed.
  • No outside support is allowed along the race course. You may purchase food and drinks from local shops.
  • Support crews are not permitted to run with or pace runners or follow runners with any motorized vehicle. 
  • Any tampering with course marking or other actions that are deemed against a fair and sporting spirit is unacceptable and will result in disqualification or heavy time penalties. 
  • The race director reserves the right to delay the start time, bring forward the start time, modify the race course if necessary be it to extend the distance or reduce the distances and/or modify the cut off times if safety becomes an issue. The race director also reserves the right to cancel the event if necessary and to postpone or move the event date to a later date.

Terms and Conditions for Participation include:

The Borneo Ultra-Trail® Marathon & Trail Run is an extreme outdoor road and trail race that is designed for trail runners who understand the risks associated with participating in such an event. In particular:

  • Runners acknowledge that by participating in such an event, they accept that the route is challenging and at times designed for runners who are conditioned and trained for such an event.
  • Runners understand that medical response to emergencies may be slow due to the nature of the event and remote locations of this event.
  • The organization reserves the right to withdraw the privilege of running in this race if an individual is found to be acting against the spirit of the race.
  • Minimum age requirements:
    • 100K:  21 years of age and above.
    • 50k:    21 years of age and above.
    • 30k:    16 years of age and above with parental approval in the form of an official letter from a parent if under the age of 18. 
    • 12k:    12 years of age and above with parental consent if below 18, and adult supervision on the race course if below 16.
  • All competitors are responsible in ensuring they are medically fit to participate in this event and do not suffer from any of the medical conditions stated below. Competitors suffering from any of the medical conditions stated below are not allowed to participate in this event:
    • Congenital or rheumatic heart conditions
    • Hypertension
    • Myocarditis and other heart conditions
    • Coronary heart disease, coronary arterial disease
    • Serious arrhythmia
    • Diabetes
    • Any other disease which can be aggravated by running
  • Competitors agree to abide by any adjudication by the race director, which will be final.
  • All runners are expected to act sensibly and to show basic respect for the organization and the rules and regulations set forth in the spirit of competition and the race.
  • Competitors agree that the organizers and sponsors will in no way be held responsible for any loss of, or damage to property as a result of participation in the event. Supervised baggage storage will be provided on the day of the event for participating runners (details will be advertised prior to the event).
  • Competitors understand and accept the race organization reserves the right to alter the date or cancel the event in case of severe safety issues beyond the control of the organizers. 
  • Competitors understand and accept hat the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the published race course as deemed necessary at any time.
  • Competitors understand that runners are prohibited from swapping, selling or transferring race slots/race entries/race bibs to another person without the express permission of the organizing team.
  • Complaints and Disputes: We invite you to file complaints with us via the “Contact Us” service of the Website or via our email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • No refunds are payable for competitors of this event who withdraw, do not show up for registrations or do not turn up to compete in the event. No refunds are possible for withdrawals from the event unless it is within 7 days of payment. 

 

Compulsory Equipment

The Borneo Ultra-Trail® Marathon & Trail Run is an extreme outdoor road and trail race that is designed for trail runners who understand the risks associated with participating in such an event. The compulsory equipment list is established to ensure that competitors carry a minimum of equipment to cope with a variety of possible climatic conditions as well as the eventuality of getting lost or injured on the race course and having to spend longer than anticipated time on the course.

The following compulsory equipment must be carried at all times during the race. Random spot checks may be performed at any time, and time penalties or disqualification imposed for non-compliance depending on severity.

Item

Category

100 km

50 km

30 km

12 km

Race pack to carry compulsory equipment

ü

ü

ü

ü

Mobile phone – with contactable number provided to organizers during registration. Must be able to call out

ü

ü

ü

ü

Emergency Blanket

ü

ü

ü

ü

Emergency Whistle

ü

ü

ü

ü

Hydration bladder/bottles with min. 1.5 litre capacity

ü

ü

ü

ü

Wind/rain jacket

ü

ü

ü

ü

Basic First Aid Kit1

ü

ü

ü

ü

Headlamp with spare batteries

ü

ü

ü

(ü)

Backup headlamp/torch lamp

ü

ü

 

 

Red/white blinking light to be fixed to pack after dark

ü

ü

 

 

Personal cup for hot drinks:  No cup = No hot drinks

ü

ü

ü

(ü)

 ü:   Compulsory to be brought along at all times              (ü):  Recommended for safety or comfort

 1 Basic Medical Kit: For treating minor wounds and injuries and should contain some antiseptic, gauze, some self adhesive dressings and small elastic bandage (preferably the cohesive type). A blister kit is also recommended.

 Additional Optional / Recommended Items.

 The needs of competitors vary with fitness and abilities. It is the responsibility of each competitor to assess his/her own abilities and requirements for a safe race. Below is a list of additional items beyond the compulsory equipment for consideration. 

Item

Description

Shoes with good grip

Trail running shoes with good grip highly recommended

Hydration Salt / Electrolytes

Recommended: must be taken as prescribed to work

Gels / Energy Foods

Recommended: Sufficient for distance

Vaseline / anti-chafing cream

Recommended to protect against chafing / blistering

Sunscreen

Apply before, potentially reapply during race

Sunglasses

Protection against UV as well as sticks and insects

Hat / scarf

Protection against sun / rain / cold at night

Long-sleeved shirt

Protection against sun / cold at night

Protective tights

Parts of the trails may be overgrown. Protects against sun

Trekking Poles

Can be handy on steep downhill sections in particular

Reflective vest* or stripes

For visibility at night

Compass

May aid in checking navigation or if lost

Course Map

To aid in following course and know what to expect

 *The 2018 course for the BUTM has no crossings of major roads during night. The reflective vest has therefore been taken off the compulsory equipment, but it is highly recommended to wear some reflective gear during night.