Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018

Official Website: http://www.mutf.my/

Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018 is organized by Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perak (Perak Forestry Department) and Larut Matang Hash House Harriers and Harriets. It will be held between 30th November – 02nd December 2018 at Spritzer Eco Park, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia.

The 1st edition will take runners through 15/ 30/ 70KM of pristine trails around Taiping, with elevation gain of 1000m, 2000m and 4000m (+)(-) respectively. The race will give each and every runner a chance of a lifetime to experience up to 6 different trails going up and down the iconic Maxwell Hill (5 of which are not normally open to the public on any given day).

The 15KM Freshman Run is catered for the beginners. The 30KM race will replicate “THE BALL BREAKER RUN” which needs no introduction to hashers around the globe. The 70KM race will be an ultra trail race taking runners through 6 different routes going up and down Maxwell Hill. The 70KM route will be submitted to ITRA for those who intend to use the race as a qualifying race for UTMB, as well as other trail races that use the ITRA qualification system.

Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018 has been included into Malaysia Ultra League (MUL) 2018 season.

To incorporate the hashing culture into the event, every runner will be feasted to a food and music after-party. This is to bring the trail running community together albeit hashers, non-hashers, beginners, ultra and non-ultra trail runners.

In giving back to the society, 20% of the profits from the race will be donated to 2 charity organizations to be announced on a later date. Besides that, part of the registration fees (RM5) will also be allocated to Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill Management for maintaining and upgrading our Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill.

Details
Date30th November 2018, Friday (Race Kit Collection/REPC / 10:00am - 05:00pm)
30th November 2018, Friday (Race Briefing / 05:00pm)
30th November – 01st December 2018 (Event Expo / 10:00am - 05:00pm)
01st December 2018 (Prize Giving and After-Party / 08:00pm - 01:00am)
Start Time70KM Ultra Trail (01st December 2018 / 01:00am)
30KM Ball Breaker (01st December 2018 / 01:00pm)
15KM Freshman Run (01st December 2018 / 04:00pm)
VenueSpritzer Eco Park, Taiping, Perak
Distance70KM Ultra Trail (80% Trail 20% Road) (Temp. 10-32°C)
30KM Ball Breaker (85% Trail 15% Road) (Temp. 10-32°C)
15KM Freshman Run (90% Trail 10% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)
Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/malaysiaultratrailfestival/
Emailmalaysiaultratrailfestival@hotmail.com
Entry Fee70KM Ultra Trail
RM270 Early Bird (15th March – 30th April 2018)
RM300 Standard Entry (01st May – 30th June 2018)
RM350 Late Entry (01st July – 31st July 2018)
30KM Ball Breaker
RM200 Early Bird (15th March – 30th April 2018)
RM230 Standard Entry (01st May – 30th June 2018)
RM280 Late Entry (01st July – 31st July 2018)
15KM Freshman Run
RM120 Early Bird (15th March – 30th April 2018)
RM150 Standard Entry (01st May – 30th June 2018)
RM200 Late Entry (01st July – 31st July 2018)
** Note 1 : Please note that there will be charges for online registration services.
** Note 2 : Part of the proceeds from this event will be channeled to the Bukit Larut Management for the development and maintenance of Bukit Larut and to 2 charity organizations which will be announced on a later date.
** Note 3 : Closing Date is 31st July 2018 or earlier, once the race entry has reached full capacity.
** Note 4 : MURA members will get 10% discount.
A – 70km Men Open (18 years – 39 years)
B – 70km Women Open (18 years – 39 years)
C – 70km Men Veteran (40 years and above)
D – 70km Women Veteran (40 years and above)
E – 30km Men Open (18 years – 39 years)
F – 30km Women Open (18 years – 39 years)
G – 30km Men Veteran (40 years and above)
H – 30km Women Veteran (40 years and above)
I – 15KM Men Open (18 years – 39 years)
J – 15KM Women Open (18 years – 39 years)
K – 15KM Men Veteran (40 years and above)
L – 15KM Women Veteran (40 years and above)
  • 15KM – COT 4 Hours / 30KM – COT 8 Hours / 70KM – COT 20 Hours
  • The event will be flagged-off in accordance with the following start times:
    • 70KM – 01:00am / 01st December 2018 (End Time : 09:00pm)
    • 30KM – 01:00pm / 01st December 2018 (End Time : 09:00pm)
    • 15KM – 04:00pm / 01st December 2018 (End Time : 08:00pm)
  1. 70KM
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Admission to Event After-Party on 01st December 2018
    • Refreshment and Food on the course
    • Personal Insurance/Public Liability Insurance
  2. 30KM
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Admission to Event After-Party on 01st December 2018
    • Refreshment and Food on the course
    • Personal Insurance/Public Liability Insurance
  3. 15KM
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Admission to Event After-Party on 01st December 2018
    • Refreshment on the course
    • Personal Insurance/Public Liability Insurance
  1. Finisher medals will only be awarded upon completion of run, within cutoff time.
  2. Registered participants who do not turn up in person on Race Day will be disqualified, and will not be entitled to a finisher medal.


  1. All participants will receive a micro-fibre sub-lamination event tee.
  2. Participants are advised to refer to the size chart, and select their sizes carefully to avoid any sizing issues. No exchange will be allowed after confirmation of registration.




  1. Finisher t-shirt will only be awarded to 70KM and 30KM runners who completed their race, within cutoff time.
  2. Participants are advised to refer to the size chart, and select their sizes carefully to avoid any sizing issues. No exchange will be allowed after confirmation of registration.
  1. Bib design is in progress
** Note 1: Participants must wear their bib numbers at the front.
** Note 2: Tampering with the race bib in any way (e.g. obscuring/removing sponsor’s identification) will result in your disqualification. The organizer shall immediately disqualify any participants, if this rule is not strictly observed.
** Note 3: Participants without Race Bibs on event day will not be allowed to start the race.
** Note 4: Whosoever found to be running with another person’s race bib other than his/ her own will be subjected to disqualification, and possible banned from the event for a period of time.
** Note 5: The organizer is against the unlawful transfer of bib. Any transfer must be made known and be authorized by the organizer. This is to ensure that should there be any incidents, the right person is contacted and the right treatment to be administered in some cases.
  1. Mandatory gear check will be conducted prior to Race Pack Collection and randomly during the race.
  2. Any runners who fail to adhere to the list below will incur penalty, where time will be added to their finishing time based on the severity of the omission, and in some cases will give the organizer the right to penalize the said runner. Any decision made is at the organizer’s discretion and it will be final.
Items70KM30KM15KM
HeadlampYesYesYes
Extra Batteries For HeadlampYesYes
Emergency/Space BlanketsYes (x2)Yes (x1)
Reflective Safety VestYesYes
Waterproof/Windproof JacketYesYes
Mobile Phone (with contactable number provided to organizer during registration. Must be able to call out)YesYesYes
CompassYesYes
WhistleYesYes
Basic First Aid Kit **YesYes
Personal Drinking CupYesYesYes
Water Bottle/Bladder1.5 Litre1.5 Litre500ml
Ziplock Bag For Personal RubbishYesYes
Energy Gel/Bar (Energy Food Source)YesYes
Buff/CapYesYes
Spoon/BowlYesYes
Recommended:
Anti-chafing cream/Vaseline
Spare Socks
Sunblock/Sunscreen
Blinker Light
** Basic First Aid Kit: For treating minor wounds and injuries and should contain some antiseptic swipes, gauze, and compression/self-adhesive bandage.
The start and finish of the race is at Spritzer Eco Park, Taiping, Perak. Please go to Travel section for information on getting to Taiping/ Spritzer Eco Park.

Information on respective checkpoints will be uploaded on Checkpoint section by 30th May 2018.
Support crews are not required for this race, as the respective checkpoints by the organizer are adequate for runners to successfully complete the race.

If you have support crews, kindly ensure that they only support you at the respective checkpoints. Support crews are not allowed on the course, as they could be a hazard to other runners or to themselves. Anyone found to have breached this rule of law will be disqualified and evicted from the course.

Organizer is not responsible for the safety of support crews. The registered runner is responsible for the actions of his/ her support crews. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event officials. The runner may be penalized or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.

Support crews must not eat the provided food at checkpoints. The food is for the competitors only.

Kindly check with organizer for admission of support crew into the event after-party, as only limited number of tickets are available.
To be updated on 30th May 2018
If you can no longer participate in the race, please refer to 'Refund Policy' and 'Entry Transfers' below to check your available options.

REFUND POLICY
If you cannot find anyone to replace you and would prefer a refund of your entry fee we are able to provide:
  • Full refund less RM50.00 administration fee if you advise us by email any time before the late entry fee date (Thursday 31st May 2018 11:59PM).
  • 50% refund if you advise us by email between Friday 01st June 2018 and Thursday 07th June 2018 11:59PM.
  • No monetary refund if you advise us after Thursday 07th June 2018 11:59PM.
For refunds prior to 11:59PM Thursday 07th June 2018, please email with Subject – Refund/ Name/ Category to malaysiaultratrailfestival@hotmail.com

In the event that the event course is, in the opinion of the event organizer, unsafe (for example by reason of heavy rain, high winds, bushfires, "acts of god"), organizer may, in their sole discretion, attempts to re-route the course, find an alternative shortened course or cancel the event. Organizer also reserves the right to cancel the event for any other reason which may include but is not limited to terrorism and war. If the event is cancelled, re-routed or shortened, no refund or transfer to another event will be made. Due to the scale of the event and travel & commitment involved by competitors, it is not practical to re-schedule the event to any other weekend.

ENTRY TRANSFERS
TRANSFER OF ENTRY BEFORE Thursday 07th June 2018 (EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)
You are able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance up to Thursday 07th June 2018 11:59pm. You need to find the person yourself to transfer your entry to. You need to sort out payment between yourself and the person taking your entry. The person who is taking your entry will also need to pay a RM50.00 transfer fee online to complete their new entry.

For EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to malaysiaultratrailfestival@hotmail.com

TRANSFER OF ENTRY BETWEEN 08th June 2018 & 08th July 2018 (LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)
You are also able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance between Thursday 07th June 2018 11:59pm and Sunday 08th July 2018 11.59pm. You need to find the person yourself to transfer your entry to. You need to sort out payment between yourself and the person taking your entry. The person who is taking your entry will also need to pay a RM100.00 transfer fee online to complete their new entry.

For LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to malaysiaultratrailfestival@hotmail.com

TRANSFER AFTER 08th July 2018
If you find someone to transfer your entry after Sunday 08th July 2018 11.59PM, you do not need to contact the organizer. Transfer must be done during REPC and will incur RM130.00 cash administration fee. No transfers are permitted on Saturday 01st December 2018 morning of the event. The event t-shirt and finisher t-shirt in this case will be based on the original registration before 08th July 2018 and not during transfer after 08th July 2018.

ANY TRANSFER IN THIS CASE MUST BE TO THE PERSON FROM THE SAME CATEGORY.

The person taking your entry must bring the following to the 'Transfers' table during REPC (whenever REPC is open):
  • his/ her photo ID and a copy of your event email confirmation
  • a signed letter stating you are transferring the entry to him/her
  • RM130.00 cash transfer fee
  • a completed late entry transfer form which will be made available during REPC
  • a signed copy of the Indemnity & Release Form
Date: 30th November 2018, Friday
Time: 10:00am – 05:00pm
Venue: Spritzer Eco Park, Taiping, Perak
  1. Confirmation slip
    Note: We encourage a paperless environment. Hence, a confirmation slip displayed through mobile/smartphone at the REPC counter will suffice.
  2. Photocopy of National Registration Identity Card (Malaysian) or Passport together with confirmation slip must be produced during REPC.
  3. Please note that race entry packs will not be issued on event day.
  4. Kindly note that the registered participant is required to collect his/ her own Race Entry Pack. You are not allowed to collect Race Entry Pack on behalf of other runners.
Travel :-

Spritzer Eco Park is situated 4KM from Taiping town.
One can travel to Taiping, Perak by car, taxi, bus or train from Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Ipoh.

Kuala Lumpur –> Taiping
  1. Take a train/ ETS from KL Sentral to Taiping (3.5hrs), or
  2. Take a bus from KLIA 1 or KLIA 2 (4.5-5hours), or
  3. Take a bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)(4-4.5hrs), or
  4. Take a bus from Puduraya Bus Terminal (4-4.5hrs), or
  5. Taxi (3-3.5hrs), or
  6. Car (3-3.5hrs)
Penang –> Taiping
  1. Take a train/ ETS from Butterworth to Taiping (50-60mins), or
  2. Take a bus from Butterworth (75-90mins), or
  3. Taxi (75-90mins), or
  4. Car (75-90mins)
(For those who require transport/ travel services from Penang International Airport to Taiping, kindly contact Ben (+60173951164) or Rizal (+60184729872) or email lifestylegatewaytravel@gmail.com. Kindly note that though they are recommended by the organizer, all arrangements made is between you and them. Please contact the organizer should you encounter any issues with them.)

Ipoh –> Taiping
  1. Take a train/ ETS from Ipoh to Taiping (50-60 mins), or
  2. Take a bus from Ipoh Amanjaya Bus Station (75-90mins), or
  3. Taxi (75-90mins), or
  4. Car (75-90mins)
Hence, one can fly to either Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh or Penang, and decide their mode of connecting transport from there. Alternatively, one can also take a train or bus from any state in Peninsular Malaysia. If you are travelling from Singapore, there are direct buses from Singapore to Taiping, or from Johor Bahru to Taiping. If you are coming from South of Thailand (between the border of Malaysia-Thailand), you may also take a direct bus after crossing the immigration counter, or opt to take a bus to Butterworth and catch a connecting bus to Taiping.

You may alight both at Kamunting Bus Terminal or Simpang, and take a cab into Taiping Town which will cost you ~ RM10/ trip.

From Taiping town to race site, organizer will be providing shuttle services (schedules and pick-up locations of shuttle services will be updated by October 2018).

Accommodation:-

There are many hotels (budget or otherwise), motels, homestay and beds & café in Taiping Town.

Stay tuned for more information on MUTF’s official hotels.
To Be Advised - Awaiting Insurance Company’s Endorsement
Please download this form and submit during your race pack collection.
  1. All participants must register online by providing their name, NRIC/Passport number, gender, contact number, email address, and emergency contact details.
  2. Upon successful registration, each participant will receive a confirmation slip via email. The confirmation slip serves as the only valid evidence of registration. All participants are required to present their respective confirmation slips during Race Entry Pack Collection Day.
  3. The Event is open to participants who are 18 years of age and above. Age is calculated based on 30th November 2018.
  4. Participants must place their race bibs facing forward, prominently as high as possible on the front of your Running Tee. Do not place your race bib on the side of your hips, on your back or tucked away in your jacket. Runners found without their race bib numbers may be penalized or disqualified. Please ensure that the race bib number is visible.
  5. Tampering with the race bib in any way (e.g. obscuring/removing sponsor’s identification) will result in your disqualification. The organizer shall immediately disqualify any participants, if this rule is not strictly observed.
  6. No pets or animals allowed on the course.
  7. A runner is not allowed to be supported by any 3rd Party or participant to the race, other than at the Checkpoints/ Water Stations provided by the organizer along the course.
  8. If you withdraw from the race, you must sign the withdrawal form at the closest checkpoint.
  9. If you need First Aid assistance on the course, you must contact the emergency number which will be provided to you during the Race Briefing on 30th November 2018.
  10. You must carry your own mandatory gear at all times during the race. Random gear checks will be conducted during the race. Runners without mandatory items will not be able to proceed, until they arrange for the missing items to be replaced.
  11. You must obey the instructions given by checkpoint officials, or course “Trail Masters” and withdraw from the race if you miss any cut-off time at checkpoint or on the course.
  12. Littering is prohibited. Kindly dispose all litter at the nearest checkpoint.
  13. Do not leave any human faeces on the track. If you need to poo, use a toilet, a wag bag or get off track and “Leave No Trace”.
  14. You must obey any information signs and markers along the race course.
  15. Leave the gates as you find them. If closed, you may open the gate to pass through but please ensure that you close them back after you.
  16. The organizer reserves the right to discourage and/or penalize behavior that is considered unsporting.
  1. +6016-5571250 - Mr. Ewegene Tan
  2. malaysiaultratrailfestival@hotmail.com through email






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