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Welcome to Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival

WELCOME TO

THE NORTH FACE® MALAYSIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL FESTIVAL 2022 (V5.0)

The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival is presented to you by Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perak and MMTF Consultant. The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival will be held between 17 November 2022 – 20 November 2022 at Esplanade, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia.

The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival will see the inclusion of 2 new challenges namely Vertical Kilometer (VK) and 100KM in addition to the existing ones 13KM, 25KM and 50KM. Runners will be taken through the pristine trails in Taiping whilst being tested with multiple elevation gains of 1000m for the VK, 700m for the 13KM, 1360m for the 25KM, 2960m for the 50KM and 5330m for the 100KM. The race will give every runner a chance of a lifetime to experience different trails around Taiping Lake Gardens and the iconic Maxwell Hill.

The Vertical Kilometer (VK) is a new challenge and will happen for the 1 st time in Malaysia. The VK Challenge will take runners up to 1000m asl in just over 5KM. 

The 13KM race is the “Freshman Run” which has well-mixed terrains which we trust best fit the beginners. 

The 25KM race has undulated uphill and downhill which seem endless best fits the synonym “BALL BREAKER”.

The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival will have 2 versions of Ultra Challenges, namely the 50KM ULTRA CHALLENGE and the 100KM ULTRA TRAIL CHALLENGE.

The 25KM and 50KM race course which has 1 ITRA POINT and 3 ITRA POINTS respectively in 2021 will be sent for re-evaluation with the 100KM race course to International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and are expected to be accorded 1 POINT, 3 POINTS and 5 POINTS respectively. We are also making plans to submit 25KM, 50KM and 100KM as UTMB® World Series Qualifiers.

The 50KM race course has also been certified by International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival is the 1st  race thus far in Malaysia to be accorded the ISF Certified Course Label and is the 2 nd  race in South East Asia and 5 th  in Asia-Pacific to be given such recognition.

The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival will continue to be in Asia Trail Master (ATM) 2022 Championship Series. We trust by having the best in the region to compete against one another by being in the ATM Championship Series, will help enhance the standard of “ultra-trail” running here in Malaysia.

Part of the existence of The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival is to give back to the society. From mountain porters to less fortunate students, and from front liners to the champion amongst us in the likes of Soh Wai Ching (current world No.2 tower runner) and Daved Simpat (Malaysia No.1 ranked trail runner). Part of the registration fees since 2018 had been paid to Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill Management for maintaining and upgrading our Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill.

ENTRY PRICE

VK

  • RM 128
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)
  • RM 158
    Normal Entry
    (01.03.2022 – 31.05.2022)
  • RM 208
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2022 – 31.08.2022)

13 KM

  • RM 118
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)
  • RM 148
    Normal Entry
    (01.03.2022 – 31.05.2022)
  • RM 198
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2022 – 31.08.2022)

25 KM

  • RM178
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)
  • RM 208
    Normal Entry
    (01.03.2022 – 31.05.2022)
  • RM 258
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2022 – 31.08.2022)

50 KM

  • RM 278
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)
  • RM 308
    Normal Entry
    (01.03.2022 – 31.05.2022)
  • RM 358
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2022 – 31.08.2022)

100 KM

  • RM 448
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)
  • RM 478
    Normal Entry
    (01.03.2022 – 31.05.2022)
  • RM 528
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2022 – 31.08.2022)

VK / 13 KM

RM 210
  • Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)

VK / 25 KM

RM 270
  • Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)

VK / 50 KM

RM 370
  • Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)

VK / 100 KM

RM 540
  • Early Bird
    (01.02.2022 – 28.02.2022)

RUNNER' S ENTITLEMENTS

RUNNER' S INFORMATION

Details
Date 17 November 2022 (Expo Opens/ Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 02:00pm – 07:00pm) – For All Race Categories
18 November 2022 (Expo Opens/ Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 10:00am – 07:00pm) – For All Race Categories
18 November 2022 (Race Briefing/ 05:00pm-06:00pm)
19 November 2022 (Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 12:00pm – 05:00pm) – For 13KM and 25KM
20 November 2022 (Prize Giving/ 11:00am – 12.00pm)
Start Time Vertical Kilometer (VK) (18 November 2022/ 08:00am)
100KM Ultra Trail Challenge (19 November 2022/ 03:00am)
50KM Ultra Challenge (19 November 2022/ 10:00am)
25KM Ball Breaker (19 November 2022/ 03:00pm)
13KM Freshman Run (20 November 2022/ 07:00am)
Venue Esplanade, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia
Distances 100KM Ultra Trail Challenge (75% Trail 25% Road) (Temp. 10-32°C)
50KM Ultra Challenge (65% Trail 35% Road) (Temp. 10-32°C)
25KM Ball Breaker (85% Trail 15% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)
13KM Freshman Run (70% Trail 30% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)
Vertical Kilometer (VK) (90% Trail 10% Road)
(Temp. 15-32°C)
Event Page https://www.facebook.com/malaysiamountaintrailfestival/
Website https://mmtf.my/events/mmtf2022/
Email Address info@mmtf.my
17 NOVEMBER 2022 (THURSDAY)
DESCRIPTION TIME REMARK
Race Entitlement Pack Collection (REPC) 02:00pm – 07:00pm At Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (All Distance Categories)
18 NOVEMBER 2022 (FRIDAY)
DESCRIPTION TIME REMARK
Race Start 08:00am Kaki Bukit Larut, Taiping (VK Only)
Race Entitlement Pack Collection (REPC) 06:00am – 07:00am Kaki Bukit Larut, Taiping (VK Only)
10:00am – 07:00pm At Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (All Distance Categories)
Cut Off Time (COT) 10:30pm Bukit Larut, Taiping (VK Only)
Elite Introduction 05:00pm – 05:30pm At Main Stage, Race Village, Esplanade
Race Briefing 05:30pm – 06:30pm At Main Stage, Race Village, Esplanade By Ewegene Tan of MMTF
Welcome Dinner 06:30pm – 08:30pm At Esplanade, Taiping, Perak
19 NOVEMBER 2022 (SATURDAY)
DESCRIPTION TIME REMARK
Race Pack Entitlement Collection (REPC) 12:00am – 01:30am Esplanade, Taiping (100KM)
07:00am – 08:30am Esplanade, Taiping (50KM)
12:00pm – 01:30pm Esplanade, Taiping (25KM)
02:00pm – 05:00pm Esplanade, Taiping (13KM Only)
Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Opens 01:00am At Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (For All Categories)
Race Start 03:00am Esplanade, Taiping (100KM)
10:00am Esplanade, Taiping (50KM)
03:00pm Esplanade, Taiping (25KM)
Expected Arrival of 1st Runner 04:15pm Esplanade, Taiping (100KM)
05:00pm Esplanade, Taiping (50KM)
06:30pm Esplanade, Taiping (25KM)
20 NOVEMBER 2022 (SUNDAY)
DESCRIPTION TIME REMARK
Race Pack Entitlement Collection (REPC) 04:00am – 05:30am Esplanade, Taiping (13KM Only)
Race Start 07:00am Esplanade, Taiping (13KM)
Expected Arrival of 1st Runner 08:10am Esplanade, Taiping (13KM)
Cut Off Time (COT) 12:00am Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (25KM)
03:00am Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (50KM)
11:00am Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (13KM)
11:00am Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (100KM)
Prize Giving Ceremony 11:00am – 12:00pm At Race Village, Esplanade, Taiping, Perak
Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Close 02:00pm At Race Village, Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (For All Categories)

Note :-

  1. Schedule is subjected to change when deemed necessary by organizer.
  2. Mandatory gears check will be conducted during REPC and at selected Aid Station.
  3. Please follow the instructions of signages and event crews at all times.
  4. No Vaccine No Race Rule
  5. Welcoming dinner is only for runners.
  6. No Race Bib No Race Rule
  7. All drop bags must be retrieved with RUNNER’S BIB at the respective drop bag counters by 02:00pm (20 November 2022) either by runners themselves or a representative. Any drop bag not collected after 02:00pm may be disposed of. The organizer will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to any item in the drop bag.
  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 and; or 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 17 November 2022.
  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 remove 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 18 December 2022/ as stipulated in the EVENT GUIDE to be shared prior to race weekend.
  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 behaviour that is considered unsporting.
Distance Category Age Group
100KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
50KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
25KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
13KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
VK
  • Men & Woman Open
  • 18 – above
  • Vertical Kilometer (VK) 2.5 Hours/ 13KM – 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:
    • Vertical KM – 08:00am/ 18 November 2022 (End Time : 10:30pm 18 November 2022)
    • 100KM – 03:00am/ 19 November 2022 (End Time : 11:00am 20 November 2022)
    • 50KM – 10:00am/ 19 November 2022 (End Time : 03:00am 20 November 2022)
    • 25KM – 03:00pm/ 19 November 2022 (End Time : 12.00am 20 November 2022)
    • 13KM – 07.00am/ 20 November 2022 (End Time : 11.00am 20 November 2022)
  1. 100 KM
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance (For every VK Combo Registrant, there will only be 1 Event Tee)
  2. 50 KM
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance (For every VK Combo Registrant, there will only be 1 Event Tee)
  3. 25 KM
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance (For every VK Combo Registrant, there will only be 1 Event Tee)
  4. 13 KM
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance (For every VK Combo Registrant, there will only be 1 Event Tee)
  5. Vertical Kilometer (VK)
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Light Refreshment at Finish Line (CP Angkasa)
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance (For every VK Combo Registrant, there will only be 1 Event Tee)
  1. Finisher medals will only be awarded to runners, upon completion of race within cut off 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 an 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.
  3. For every VK Combo Registrant, there will only be 1 Event Tee.

 

  1. Finisher T-shirt will only be awarded to 100KM, 50KM, 25KM and VK runners, who completed their race within cut off 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.

The start and finish of the race is at Esplanade, Taiping, Perak. Please go to Travel section for information on getting to Taiping/ Esplanade.

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.

Only runners are allowed to gain possession of their drop bags at the designated checkpoints.

Kindly check with organizer for admission of support crew into the welcoming-party, as only limited number of tickets are available

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 (31 May 2022 11:59PM).
  • 50% refund less RM50.00 administration fee if you advise us by email between 1 June 2022 and 31 August 2022 11:59PM.
  • No monetary refund if you advise us after 31 August 2022 11:59PM.

*Do note that there will be a 6% gateway charge on the total amount, or min. RM2.00, whichever is higher to be paid.

For refunds prior to 11:59PM 31 August 2022, please email with Subject – Refund/ Name/ Category to info@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 15 June 2022 (EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance up to 15 June 2022 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 and 6% gateway charge (or min RM2.00), whichever is higher to complete their new entry.

For EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to info@mmtf.my

TRANSFER OF ENTRY BETWEEN 16 June 2022 & 31 August 2022 (LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are also able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance between 16 June 2022 and 31 August 2022 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 and 6% gateway charge (or min RM2.00), whichever is higher.

For LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to info@mmtf.my

CATEGORY UPGRADE/ DOWNGRADE BEFORE 31 August 2022

If you would like to change the race category after registered, you are able to upgrade or downgrade your category before 31 August 2022 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 info@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 info@mmtf.my

*Do note that there will be a 6% gateway charge on the total amount, or min. RM2.00, whichever is higher to be paid.

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022 – Saturday 19 November 2022
Venue: Esplanade, Taiping, Perak
Time: Thursday (2:00pm – 7:00pm) Friday (10:00am – 07:00pm) Saturday (12:00pm – 05:00pm)

  1. Confirmation slip
    Note: We encourage a paperless environment. Hence, a confirmation slip displayed through mobile/smartphone at the REPC counter will suffice.
  2. Participant can also produce National Registration Identity Card (Malaysian) or Passport with confirmation slip for verification during REPC.
  3. 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.
  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.
  5. INDEMNITY AND RELEASE FORM. PLEASE PRINT AND BRING A COPY OF THE INDEMNITY AND RELEASE FORM AS ATTACHED. FAILURE OF WHICH YOU WILL BE CHARGED RM2.00/COPY FOR PRINTING CHARGES.

TRAVEL:- 

Esplanade is situated in the heart of Taiping town adjacent to Taiping Lake Garden.

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)

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 as mentioned here in below :-

Panorama Hotel (Contact Person Daniel +6012501 2108)
Perdana Hotel (Contact Person Puan Dini +6016966 1420)

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

Class of Insurance: Personal Accident Insurance
Period of Insurance: 18 – 20 November 2022

INSURANCE COVERAGE :
Accidental Death : RM5,000.00 or Personal Disability : RM5,000.00
Medical Expenses : RM200.00

  1. +6013-9766697 through watsapp
  2. info@mmtf.my through email

Indemnity & Release Form

Please print and complete the Indemnity & Release Form. Kindly submit the signed form during Registration at REPC.

Failure to produce the Indemnity & Release Form will be charged RM2.00/copy for printing charges.

Waiver Form for Runners below 18 years old

Please submit the Waiver Form upon registration if you are a runner below 18 years old.

Authorization Form – DNS Runners

For runners who cannot attend the race event, you may print the Authorization Form and pass to your representative to collect your race entitlements on behalf.

13KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2022 13KM

25KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2022 25KM

50KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2022 50KM

100KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2022 100KM