The North Face 100 Taiping, Malaysia 2020

Official Website: https://mmtf.my/tnf100malaysia2020/

The North Face 100 Taiping, Malaysia 2020 will be hosted by The North Face Malaysia and MMTF Consultant. It is also co-organized by Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perak and Larut Matang Hash House Harriers and Harriets. It will be held between 04th December 2020 – 06th December 2020 at Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia.

The North Face 100 Taiping, Malaysia 2020 will take runners through 10KM, 25KM, 50KM and 100KM of pristine trails in Taiping with elevation gain of 600m, 1200m, 3200m and 6200m (+)(-) respectively. The race will give every runner a chance of a lifetime to experience different trails around the iconic Maxwell Hill.

The North Face 100 Taiping, Malaysia 2020 marks an important history in the international trail running scene as it will be the 1st time that Malaysia is given the honor to be a part of The North Face 100 Asia Pacific Series. This will certainly place Malaysia on the same stature as Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Philippines in the international trail running scene. Above all, Malaysia will be able to showcase herself as an international trail running destination.

The North Face 100 Taiping, Malaysia 2020 will not only be an International Trail Running Association (ITRA) point race and Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) qualifying race, but it will also be an Asia Trail Master’s race for the 2nd year running after the event team put up a highly competitive and memorable season finale for Asia Trail Master in 2019.

The event not only received positive reviews from the global trail running fraternity in 2019, but had also improved on its ITRA’s Runners Quality Index (RQI) from 3 stars (3.75) in 2018 to 4 stars (4.23 – 4.39) over 5.

We look forward to having each and everyone of you in Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia in winter 2020.

Lose Your Mind, Discover Your Soul
NEVER STOP EXPLORING

Team The North Face 100 Malaysia

 

Details

Date

04th December 2020 (Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 10.00am – 06.00pm

 

04th December 2020 (Race Briefing/ 05.00pm-06.00pm)

 

04th – 06th December 2020 ( Race Expo/ 10.00am Opens)

 

04th December 2020 (Welcoming Party/ 06.00pm - 09.00pm)

 

06th December 2020 (Prize Giving/ 10.00am)

Start Time

100KM Ultra Challenge (05th December 2020/ 04.00am)
(COT – 32 Hours – 12.00pm 06th December 2020)

 

50KM Ultra Challenge (05th December 2020/ 06.00am)
(COT – 17 Hours – 11.00pm 05th December 2020)

 

25KM Ball Breaker (05th December 2020/ 08.00am)
(COT – 9 Hours – 05.00pm 05th December 2020)

 

10KM Freshman Run (06th December 2020/ 07.00am)
(COT – 4 Hours – 11.00am 06th December 2020)

Venue

Spritzer EcoPark, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia

Distances

100KM Ultra Challenge (80% Trail 20% Road) (Temp. 10-32°C)

 

50KM Ultra Challenge (75% Trail 25% Road) (Temp. 10-32°C)

 

25KM Ball Breaker (85% Trail 15% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)

 

10KM Freshman Run (90% Trail 10% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)

Event Page

bit.ly/TNF100Malaysia

Website

https://mmtf.my/tnf100malaysia2020/

Email

tnf100@mmtf.my

 

 

Date

Category

RM

01.02.2020 – 29.02.2020

(Early Entry)

100KM

550.00

50KM

300.00

25KM

200.00

10KM

120.00

 

 

 

01.03.2020 – 31.05.2020

(Normal Entry)

100KM

580.00

50KM

330.00

25KM

230.00

10KM

150.00

 

 

 

01.06.2020 – 30.06.2020

(Late Entry)

100KM

630.00

50KM

380.00

25KM

280.00

10KM

200.00

 

 

 

01.02.2020 – 30.06.2020

Welcome-Party Ticket

RM150.00

 

 

 

 Notes :-

  1. All 2019’s runners will enjoy a 10% discount from the above mentioned rates.
  2. All pre-registered runners (as of 15th January 2020) will have a registration priority between 1st February 2020 – 7th February 2020 before all remaining slots is open to the general public from 8th February 2020.
  3. There will be no extension to the above registration dates owing to the long production time provided by The North Face on all runners’ entitlements.
  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 and/or identity card/passport 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 04th December 2020.
  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 report to the closest checkpoint. This will ensure that you will be safety removed from the race course and transported back to the race venue.
  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 04th December 2020.
  10. You must carry your own mandatory gear at all times during the race. Random gear check 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.

A – 100KM Men Open (18 years – 39 years)
B – 100KM Women Open (18 years – 39 years)
C – 100KM Men Veteran (40 years and above)
D – 100KM Women Veteran (40 years and above)
E – 50KM Men Open (18 years – 39 years)
F – 50KM Women Open (18 years – 39 years)
G – 50KM Men Veteran (40 years and above)
H – 50KM Women Veteran (40 years and above)
I – 25KM Men Open (18 years – 39 years)
J – 25KM Women Open (18 years – 39 years)
K – 25KM Men Veteran (40 years and above)
L – 25KM Women Veteran (40 years and above)
M – 10KM Men Open (18 years – 39 years)
N – 10KM Women Open (18 years – 39 years)
O – 10KM Men Veteran (40 years and above)
P – 10KM Women Veteran (40 years and above)

  • 10KM – COT 4 Hours/ 25KM – COT 9 Hours/ 50KM – COT 17 Hours/ 100KM – COT 32 Hours.
  • The event will be flagged-off in accordance with the following start times:
    • 100KM – 04.00am/ 05th December 2020 (End Time : 12.00pm 06th December 2020)
    • 50KM – 06.00am/ 05th December 2020 (End Time : 11.00pm 05th  December 2020)
    • 25KM – 08.00am/ 05th December 2020 (End Time : 05.00pm 05th  December 2020)
    • 10KM – 07.00am/ 06th December 2020 (End Time : 11.00am 06th December 2020)

A) 100KM

  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • Event Tee from The North Face (100km category)
  • Drawstring Shoulder Bag
  • Cooling Towel
  • Finisher Tee from The North Face (Upon completion within Race Cut-Off time)
  • Finisher Medal
  • E-Cert
  • Admission to Welcoming-Party on 04th December 2020
  • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
  • Personal Insurance/ Public Liability Insurance

B) 50KM

  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • Event Tee from The North Face (50km category)
  • Drawstring Shoulder Bag
  • Cooling Towel
  • Finisher Tee from The North Face (Upon completion within Race Cut-Off time)
  • Finisher Medal
  • E-Cert
  • Admission to Welcoming-Party on 04th December 2020
  • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
  • Personal Insurance/ Public Liability Insurance

C) 25KM

  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • Event Tee from The North Face (25 km category)
  • Drawstring Shoulder Bag
  • Cooling Towel
  • Finisher Tee from The North Face (Upon completion within Race Cut-Off time)
  • Finisher Medal
  • E-Cert
  • Admission to Welcoming-Party on 04th December 2020
  • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
  • Personal Insurance/ Public Liability Insurance

D) 10KM

  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • Event Tee from The North Face (10km category)
  • Drawstring Shoulder Bag
  • Cooling Towel
  • Finisher Medal
  • E-Cert
  • Admission to Welcoming-Party on 04th December 2020
  • Refreshment on the course
  • Personal Insurance/ Public Liability Insurance

E) WELCOME-PARTY TICKET

  • Event Tee from The North Face (10km category)
  • Drawstring Shoulder Bag
  • Cooling Towel
  • Admission to Welcoming-Party on 04th December 2020
  1. Finisher medals will only be awarded to runners, upon completion of race 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.
  3. Finisher medal design in progress by The North Face 100 Team.
  1. All participants will receive official The North Face 100 event tee from The North Face.
  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 25KM, 50KM and 100KM 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.
  3. Finisher T-Shirt design in progress by The North Face 100 Team.
  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. The North Face 100 Malaysia Team is making preparation to have mandatory gear checks being conducted at specified The North Face outlet as an option which will shorten the queuing time during REPC on 04th December 2020.
  3. 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.

Items

10KM

25KM

50KM

100KM

Headlamp

 

 

Yes

Yes

Extra Batteries For Headlamp (Alternative : 2nd Headlamp)

 

 

Yes

Yes

Emergency/ Space Blankets

 

Yes (x1)

Yes (x1)

 Yes (x2)

Reflective Safety Vest/ Blinker Light

 

 

Yes

Yes

Waterproof/ Windproof Jacket

 

 

Yes

Yes

Mobile Phone (with contactable number provided to organizer during registration. Must be able to call out)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Compass (Phone Compass not applicable)

 

 

Yes

Yes

Whistle

 

 

Yes

Yes

Basic First Aid Kit **

 

 

Yes

Yes

Personal Drinking Cup

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water Bottle/ Bladder

500ml

500ml

1.0 Litre

1.0 Litre

Ziplock Bag For Personal Rubbish

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Energy Gel/ Bar (Energy Food Source)

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Buff/ Cap

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spoon and Bowl (For Hot Meals)

 

 

Yes

Yes

Gloves

 

 

Yes

Yes

Shoes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recommended :

 

 

 

 

Anti-chafing cream/ Vaseline

 

 

 

 

Spare Socks

 

 

 

 

Sunblock/ Sunscreen

 

 

 

 

Hiking Poles

 

 

 

 

Sunglasses

 

 

 

 

ID

 

 

 

 

Money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ** 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.

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 welcoming-party, as only limited number of tickets are available.

Race maps and course elevation profiles will be uploaded 30th June 2020

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 (Sunday 31st May 2020 11:59PM).
  • 50% refund if you advise us by email between Monday 01st June 2020 and Sunday 07th June 2020 11:59PM.
  • No monetary refund if you advise us after Sunday 07th June 2020 11:59PM.

For refunds prior to 11:59PM Sunday 07th June 2020, please email with Subject – Refund/ Name/ Category to tnf100@mmtf.my

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 Sunday 07th June 2020 (EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance up to Sunday 07th June 2020 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 an 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 tnf100@mmtf.my

TRANSFER OF ENTRY BETWEEN 08th June 2020 & 30th June 2020 (LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are also able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance between Monday 08th June 2020 11:59pm and Tuesday 30th June 2020 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 tnf100@mmtf.my

TRANSFER AFTER 30th June 2020

If you find someone to transfer your entry after Tuesday 30th June 2020 11.59PM, you must contact the organizer via email tnf100@mmtf.my with your details and the details of the person you intend to transfer to. Transfer must be done during REPC and will incur RM130.00 cash administration fee. The event t-shirt and finisher t-shirt in this case will be based on the original registration before 30th June 2020 and not during transfer after 30th June 2020.

ANY TRANSFER IN THIS CASE CAN TO BE TO ANY PERSON OF ANY DISTANCE OR 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 cash transfer fee
  • a completed Bib Transfer form 
  • a completed Transfer Chit Form (with new runner’s particulars)
  • a signed copy of the Indemnity & Release Form

Downloadable forms are available below : –

If you would like to change the race category after registered, you are able to upgrade or downgrade your category before 31st October 2020 11:59pm.

For upgrade, you are required to pay the category price difference and a RM50.00 cash administration fee.

Kindly email with Subject – CATEGORY UPGRADE/ Name/ Category to tnf100@mmtf.my

For downgrade, you are required to pay a RM50.00 cash administration fee, however the difference in the category price will not be refunded.

Kindly email with Subject – CATEGORY DOWNGRADE/ Name/ Category to tnf100@mmtf.my

 

CATEGORY UPGRADE/ DOWNGRADE AFTER 31st October 2020

If you decide to upgrade or downgrade your category after 31st October 2020 11.59PM, you do not need to contact the organizer.

Category change must be done during REPC and will incur cash administration fee (RM130.00 for upgrade and RM50.00 for downgrade) .

No category change is permitted on Saturday 05th  December 2020 morning of the event.

The finisher t-shirt (if any) for the new category in this case will be based on the event t-shirt size.

You are required to go to the ‘Transfers’ table during REPC (whenever REPC is open):

  • your ID/ Passport and a copy of your event email confirmation
  • cash administration fee (RM130.00 for upgrade and RM50.00 for downgrade)
  • a completed Race Category Transfer Form
  • a signed copy of the Indemnity & Release Form

Downloadable forms are available below: –

Date: Friday 04th December 2020
Venue: Spritzer Eco Park, Taiping, Perak
Time: 10.00am – 06.00pm

The North Face 100 Malaysia Team is currently making preparations to have the mandatory gear checks being conducted at specified The North Face stores to reduce the queuing time during REPC. Do stay tuned for more information and do resort to this, should you want to avoid long queue during REPC.

  1. Confirmation slip or National Registration Identity Card (Malaysian)/ Passport together must be produced during REPC.

Note: We encourage a paperless environment. Hence, a confirmation slip displayed through mobile/smartphone at the REPC counter will suffice.

  1. Please note that race entry packs will not be issued on event day unless the organizer are informed in advance. This is to ensure that there is no disruption to the preparation of the race.
  2. 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.
  3. For runners who are not able to collect their race pack during REPC as mentioned above kindly inform us in advance and please ensure that you collect your race pack 3 hours before the start of your race. All race pack collection counter will cease operation 90 mins before the start of the respective race.
  4. INDEMNITY AND RELEASE FORM. PLEASE PRINT AND BRING A COPY OF THE INDEMNITY AND RELEASE FORM AS ATTACHED. FAILURE OF WHICH YOU WILL BE CHARGE RM2.00/COPY FOR PRINTING CHARGES.

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

Option 01

  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)

Option 02

  1. Take a Taxi to Sungai Nibong bus terminal upon arriving at Penang International Airport, or
  2. Take a bus from Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal (75-90mins)

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.

Accommodation:-

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

You may alternatively stay at one of the official hotels provided by the organizer which will be announced in April 2020.

We will provide shuttle buses to ferry runners to race venue and the above mentioned official hotel. As there might be congestion, we strongly advise that you arrange your own transport to the race venue if time does not favor you and if you do not have the patience.

** Note 1: All runners are covered by Personal Accident Insurance from PACIFIC INSURANCE.


Class of Insurance: Personal Accident Insurance
Period of Insurance: 04th December 2020 – 06th December 2020

INSURANCE COVERAGE :

Accidental Death : RM5,000.00 or Personal Disability : RM5,000.00

Medical Expenses : RM200.00

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