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Welcome to Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival

WELCOME TO

THE NORTH FACE® MALAYSIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL FESTIVAL 2023 (V6.0)

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 2023 (V6.0) will be held between 2 – 5 November 2023 at Esplanade, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia.

The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival 2023 will see runners gunning for honour in the Vertical KM (VK), 13KM Freshmen Challenge, 25KM Ball-Breaker Challenge, 50KM Ultra Challenge and 100KM Ultra-Trail® Challenge.

Runners will be taken through the pristine jungle trails which for the VK, 50KM and 100KM categories would include an adventure into the Virgin Jungle Reserves in Taiping. Runners will be tested with multiple elevation gains of 1000m for the VK, 350m 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 Kilometre (VK) is the only VK race of its kind in Malaysia. The VK Challenge is a time trial challenge that will take runners up to 1000m asl in just over 5KM.

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

The 25KM race has undulated uphill and downhill, which seems endless and best fits the synonym “BALL BREAKER” made famous by the hashing community around the world.

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 North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival 2023 will also see the introduction of a new race category (100KM DUO Ultra-Trail® Challenge) in line with #TogethernessInTrail initiatives. This is to allow runners to encourage and motivate each other in completing the challenge coupled with a chance for the more experienced runners to guide the new runners in the 100KM distance who might be fearful of being alone especially overnight long hours navigating through the Virgin Jungle Reserves (VJR) which represent a large section of the race course. However, there is only 3 main categories (MEN OPEN/ WOMEN OPEN/ MIXED OPEN) with the Top 5 teams in each category to be awarded.
The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival 2023 is the 1st race in Asia accepted into TORX® eXperience Circuit 2023. 50 lucky runners who complete the 100KM Ultra-Trail® Challenge at The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival 2023 will gain direct entry into TORX® 2024 without having to go through the balloting process.

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 2nd race in South East Asia and 5th in Asia-Pacific to be given such recognition. Runners who complete the race will have their results submitted to ISF for the exclusive global ranking system in 2023.

The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival 2023 is part of Asia Trail Master (ATM) 2023 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.

The 25KM and 50KM race course which has 1 ITRA POINT and 3 ITRA POINTS respectively in 2022 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. The 13KM Freshmen Challenge, the 25KM Ball-Breaker Challenge, the 50KM Ultra Challenge and the 100KM Ultra-Trail® Challenge are part of UTMB® World Series Qualifiers.

We are collaborating with MILE 27 ENDURANCE TRAINING to provide runners with The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival 2023-specific training program with the intention to help runners achieve their true potential and to go beyond their limits in the 2023 race.

Besides the above, we have worked closely with SUUNTO HQ since 2022 to generate route flyby of the respective race course with the hope that it will give every runner a better understanding of what’s in store during the race weekend. We have also built the race course profiles into SUUNTO PLUS GUIDE APP with the intention to guide runners through their respective races.

We hope with the collaboration with MILE 27 ENDURANCE TRAINING and SUUNTO HQ, we are able to assist everyone to successfully complete the challenges ahead as our success are determined by the no of FINISHERS and not the no of DNFs.

Part of the existence of The North Face® Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival is to give back to society. #LoseYourMindDiscoverYourSoul signifies projects that we believe would contribute to the community where the race is held. 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.1 tower runner) and Daved Simpat (Malaysia’s No.2 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 and since the summer 2022, the organizer has moved upwards to develop Maxwell Basecamp in its effort to make Taiping a trail running and hiking destination.

ENTRY PRICE

VK

  • RM 138
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 188
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 238
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

13KM

  • RM 128
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 178
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 228
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

25KM

  • RM 188
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 238
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 288
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

50KM

  • RM 288
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 338
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 388
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

100KM

  • RM 468
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 518
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 568
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

100KM DUO

  • RM 936
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 1036
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 1136
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

VK/13

  • RM 216
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 266
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 316
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

VK/25

  • RM 276
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 326
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 376
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

VK/50

  • RM 376
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 426
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 476
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

VK/100

  • RM 556
    Early Bird
    (01.02.2023 – 31.03.2023)
  • RM 606
    Normal Entry
    (01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023)
  • RM 656
    Late Entry
    (01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023)

Note :

1. 2022 runners will enjoy 10% discount during early bird registration period.
2. 2022 deferred runners will be auto-populated into the 2023 participants’ list. No further action is required.

RUNNER' S ENTITLEMENTS

RUNNER' S INFORMATION

 Details
Date02 November 2023 (Expo Opens/ Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 02:00pm – 07:00pm) – All Race Categories
03 November 2023 (Expo Opens/ Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 10:00am – 07:00pm) – All Race Categories
03 November 2023 (Race Briefing/ 05:00pm-06:00pm)
04 November 2023 (Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 12:00pm – 05:00pm) – For 13KM and 25KM
05 November 2023 (Prize Giving/ 11:00am – 12.00pm)
Start TimeVertical Kilometer (VK) (03 November 2023/ 08:00am)
100KM / 100KM DUO Ultra Trail Challenge (04 November 2023/ 03:00am)
50KM Ultra Challenge (04 November 2023/ 10:00am)
25KM Ball Breaker (04 November 2023/ 03:00pm)
13KM Freshman Run (05 November 2023/ 07:00am)
VenueEsplanade, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia
Distances100KM / 100KM DUO 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 Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/malaysiamountaintrailfestival/
Email Addressinfo@mmtf.my
02 NOVEMBER 2023 (THURSDAY)
DESCRIPTIONTIMEREMARK
Race Entitlement Pack Collection (REPC)02:00pm – 07:00pmAt Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (All Distance Categories)
03 NOVEMBER 2023 (FRIDAY)
DESCRIPTIONTIMEREMARK
Race Start08:00am – 08:30amKaki Bukit Larut, Taiping (VK Only)
Race Entitlement Pack Collection (REPC)06:00am – 07:00amKaki Bukit Larut, Taiping (VK Only)
10:00am – 07:00pmAt Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (All Distance Category)
Cut Off Time (COT)10:30am – 11:00amBukit Larut, Taiping (VK)
Elite Introduction05:00pm – 05:30pmMain Stage, Race Village, Esplanade
Race Briefing05:30pm – 06:00pmMain Stage, Race Village, Esplanade By Ewegene Tan of MMTF
Vertical KM Prize Presentation06:30pm – 07:00pmMain Stage, Race Village, Esplanade 
Welcome Dinner07:00pm – 08:30pmEsplanade, Taiping, Perak
04 NOVEMBER 2023 (SATURDAY)
DESCRIPTIONTIMEREMARK
Race Pack Entitlement Collection (REPC)12:00am – 01:30amEsplanade, Taiping (100KM Only)
07:00am – 08:30amEsplanade, Taiping (50KM Only)
12:00pm – 01:30pmEsplanade, Taiping (25KM Only)
02:00pm – 05:00pmEsplanade, Taiping (13KM Only)
Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Opens01:00amAt Esplanade, Taiping, Perak (For All Categories)
Race Start03:00amEsplanade, Taiping (100KM)
10:00amEsplanade, Taiping (50KM)
03:00pmEsplanade, Taiping (25 KM)
Expected Arrival of 1st Runner04:15pmEsplanade, Taiping (100KM)
05:00pmEsplanade, Taiping (50 KM)
06:30pmEsplanade, Taiping (25 KM)
05 NOVEMBER 2023 (SUNDAY)
DESCRIPTIONTIMEREMARK
Race Pack Entitlement Collection (REPC)04:00am – 05:30amEsplanade, Taiping (13KM Only)
Race Start07:00amEsplanade, Taiping (13KM)
Expected Arrival of 1st Runner08:10amEsplanade, Taiping (13KM)
Cut Off Time (COT)12:00amEsplanade, Taiping, Perak (25KM)
03:00amEsplanade, Taiping, Perak (50KM)
11:00amEsplanade, Taiping, Perak (100KM)
11:00amEsplanade, Taiping, Perak (13KM)
Prize Collection (4th – 10th place)08:00am – 09:30pmAt Secretariat Tent Race Village, Esplanade, Taiping, Perak
Prize Giving Ceremony (1st – 3rd place)10:00am – 12:00pmAt Race Village, Esplanade, Taiping, Perak
100KM Honoring Ceremony12:00pm – 01:00pmAt Race Village, Esplanade, Taiping, Perak
Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Close02:00pmAt 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. Welcoming dinner is only for runners.
  5. No Race Bib No Race Rule
  6. All drop bags must be retrieved with RUNNER’S BIB at the respective drop bag counters by 02:00pm (05 November 2023) 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.
  7. 100KM Finishers who are not able attend the honoring ceremony at 12:00pm 5 November 2023 may collect their entitlement from “RE Tent” located behind the main-stage between 8:00am – 9:30am on 5 November 2023.
  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 passports 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 2 November 2023.
  4. Participants must place their race bibs facing forward, prominently as high as possible on the front of their 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 the sponsor’s identification) will result in your disqualification. The organizer shall immediately disqualify any participants if this rule is not strictly observed.
  6. For 100KM DUO Ultra-Trail® Challenge, runners must move and complete the race together in a team of 2. Runner is not allowed to continue the race if his/her team-mate decides to end (DNF) at any point in the race. This rule is mandatory.
  7. Runners in 100KM DUO Ultra-Trail® Challenge have to go through mandatory items check. No runners are allowed to go through mandatory items check on the behalf of his/ her teammate.
  8. For 100KM DUO Ultra-Trail® Challenge, only top 5 teams in each category (MEN OPEN/ WOMEN OPEN/ MIXED OPEN) will be awarded with winners’ entitlements. Finisher Entitlements will be awarded to all Finishers just as in 100KM Ultra-Trail® Challenge (individual).
  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 4 November 2023 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 the checkpoint or on the course.
  12. Littering is prohibited. Kindly dispose of 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.
  17. The organizer reserves the right to postpone or cancel or suspend the race for any reason it deems fit to do so.
DistanceCategoryAge Group
100KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
100KM DUO
  • Men & Women Open
  • Mixed Open
  • 18 & 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 and 100KM DUO – COT 32 Hours.
  • The event will be flagged-off in accordance with the following start times:
    • Vertical KM – 08:00am/ 3 November 2023 (End Time : 10:30am 3 November 2023)
    • 100KM and 100KM DUO – 03:00am/ 4 November 2023 (End Time : 11:00am 5 November 2023)
    • 50KM – 10:00am/ 4 November 2023 (End Time : 03:00am 5 November 2023)
    • 25KM – 03:00pm/ 4 November 2023 (End Time : 12.00am 5 November 2023)
    • 13KM – 07.00am/ 5 November 2023 (End Time : 11.00am 5 November 2023)
  1. 100 KM / 100 KM DUO
    • 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.
  4. Event T-Shirt design is in progress.

  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.
  3. Finisher T-Shirt design is in progress.

 

  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 possibly banned from the event for a period of time.

    ** Note 5: The organizer is against the unlawful transfer of the bib. Any transfer must be made known and 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 a 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.
  3. The organizer has ZERO tolerance toward runners who fail Mandatory Gear checks.

The start and finish of the race is at Esplanade, Taiping, Perak, except for VK which will be held at Kaki Bukit Larut.

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 consume refreshments at checkpoints. The food is for the competitors only.

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

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 2023 11:59PM).
  • 50% refund less RM50.00 administration fee if you advise us by email between 1 June 2023 and 31 August 2023 11:59PM.
  • No monetary refund if you advise us after 31 August 2023 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 2023 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 2023 (EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance up to 15 June 2023 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 2023 & 31 August 2023 (LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are also able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance between 16 June 2023 and 31 August 2023 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 2023

If you would like to change the race category after registered, you are able to upgrade or downgrade your category before 31 August 2023 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.

For Category Upgrade/ Downgrade after 31 August 2023, runners are required to execute them during REPC for a surcharge of RM150.00.

Date: Thursday 2 November 2023 – Sunday 5 November 2023
Venue: Esplanade, Taiping, Perak
Time: Please refer to Event Schedule for detailed timing

  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 a confirmation slip for verification during REPC.
  3. Please note that race entry packs will not be issued on event day unless the organizer is 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 traveling 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 :-

Perdana Hotel (Contact Person Puan Dini +6016966 1420)

** Note 1: All runners are covered by Personal Accident Insurance 

Class of Insurance: Personal Accident Insurance
Period of Insurance: 3 – 5 November 2023

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.

VK GPX File : TNF MMTF 2023 VK

13KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2023 13KM

25KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2023 25KM

50KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2023 50KM

100KM GPX File : TNF MMTF 2023 100KM

MILE27 Training Program

THE NORTH FACE® MALAYSIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL FESTIVAL 2023 SPECIFIC TRAINING PLANS

By: Coach Simon Peter Byrne 
(simon@mile27.com.au)
The following training plans are intended as a guide to preparing for THE NORTH FACE® MALAYSIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL FESTIVAL 2023 50KM Ultra Challenge and 100KM Ultra-Trail® Challenge. It is recommended that any aspiring athlete has already a solid running base and some experience over shorter distance trail running. Rapid increases in training volume can lead to overuse injuries. Regular rest days and easy effort runs are important.
  • In beginning this schedule, you should feel comfortable currently running approximately:
    50KM event – 30-40KM / 100KM event – 40-50KM without injury.
  • Maximum volume weeks will be approximately 60-80KM (50KM) or 80-100KM (100KM). 
    (If you engage in this training plan you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, and assume all risk of injury to yourself. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs)

SPECIFIC RACE NOTES:

  • Specific to suit: 50KM (2960m) and 100KM (5330m) THE NORTH FACE® MALAYSIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL FESTIVAL 2023 course.
  • In early stages the course is undulating but with no big/ long climbs
  • Latter stages both 50 & 100KM have significant vertical ascent AND descent. 
  • 50KM has 1 x big 1000m climb (approx.) / 100KM has 2 x big 1000m climb (approx).

THEREFORE, VERY STEEP IN SECTIONS: GAIN NOT EVENLY DIVIDED OVER WHOLE DISTANCE

Terrain:
50KM: 65% Trail /35% Road
100KM: 75% Trail / 25% Road 

Terminology used in these training plans:

ALL HILL AND TEMPO SESSIONS BEGIN AND END WITH:

  • Warm up and down with 10-15 mins of easy slow running.
  • Warm-up: after 10 mins add 7 x 20 secs “Strides” (gradual increase in speed to 80% max and gradually slow down).

Effort:
– Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE): 6/10.
OR
– Pace that can be held consistently for 40-50 mins.
OR
– 10 km race pace.
(e.g., 50mins = 5 min/km)
OR
– able to speak in short sentences.

– Super easy effort or “active recovery”. These runs are base-building aerobic runs.
– Save legs for Tues and/or Thurs hard efforts: specificity and quality sessions.

Type 1) Slight hill: 3-6% gradient (fast)
Type 2) Medium hill: 6-12% gradient: (able to run with effort, can hike also)
Type 3) Steep hill: 12%+++ gradient (hiking)

  • fast, short stride length
  • light on feet
  • avoid over-striding

 

  • Easy effort, similar to recovery runs but over progressively longer durations of time.
  • Conditioning the body physically AND mentally to be “out there” for long periods of time.
  • Opportunity to use as a “dress rehearsal” for race day.
  • Experiment with nutrition/ hydration, mandatory kit, anti-chaffing products, and new equipment (shoes/ packs/ shorts/ socks etc). “Nothing new on race day!”
  • All running (no hiking)
  • Relatively flat/undulating
  • Not steep
  • Promotes running on tired legs.
  • Particularly good for “those sections that you know you really should be running in latter stages of race”.

Rest days are a crucial part of a training schedule as they allow the body to recover and strengthen. Managing fatigue is an integral part of a balanced training plan and plays an important role in preventing injury.

“Malaysian Mountain Trail Festival: 50 KM & 100KM Training Program.
https://youtu.be/I3GqZMMDk3E 50KM https://youtu.be/qR0qqW_5UHA 100KM :
2960m for the 50KM and 5330m for the 100KM.”