Race Course

Outline of race course:

The course details for the final race are still being finalized. Final race maps and course details will be provided when the race course has been finalized. The outline of the race courses below may be subject to changes.

All three races will start and finish at a central location within the Kiulu Valley - at this stage assumed to be at Pekan Kiulu, with the start at 7 am on Sunday, 10th of December, 2017. The shorter route is expected to be 8.5 km long with an elevation gain and loss of 300m. The short course is designed to be suitable for beginners with no prior experience from trail running. The cutoff time of 4 hours is generous to ensure that everyone with a reasonable base fitness can complete this course.

The mid distance course is just over 15 km with about 600m elevation gain and loss. It has two significant hills with a combination of dirt roads and trails.

The long course is a little less than 30 km with 3 significant hills, allowing even seasoned runners to be challenged and get a good training session in for longer races.

Apart from the start and finish, there are 3 aid stations along the routes with provision of water and potentially fruits/snacks.

Cutoff times have been set to enable us to manage the course. These are generally very generous, but 30k participants do need to keep a steady pace to stay within the cutoff time and finish before dark. Cutoff times for the total race distances are tentatively set to:

short course: 4 hours
medium course: 6 hours
long course: 11 hours