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Welcome to Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF “THE 9 DRAGONS MALAYSIA” TO 28 -30 OCTOBER 2022

Foremost, we hope this find you in great spirit and in good health.

This notice serves to inform all runners that we have come to a difficult decision to postpone the 1st edition of “The 9 Dragons Malaysia” to 28 – 30 October 2022 after we have had much consultations with all stakeholders at Ministry of Tourism Malaysia (MOTAC), Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), and our partners at Race Base Asia.

We believe that this would be the best way to move forward in lieu of the followings:

a) The fact that the international borders will remain close till the final quarter of 2021 and even if it does open earlier, many registered runners from around the region would not be able to travel or will be subjected to stringent quarantine requirements owing to the surge in cases in their respective countries.

b) Langkawi is currently undergoing a massive pilot testing project by the Government of Malaysia and will be opening to visitors from 16 September 2021. We would like to take the opportunity to observe and monitor the situations post 16 September 2021, instead of taking the decisions to go ahead with the race in October 2021 which may create more uncertainty and hardship than it already has if any unintended surge in cases does occur.

c) The event team is committed to provide every runner with the true experience of “The 9 Dragons Malaysia” here in Malaysia and deem this final postponement necessary owing to the above.

This change of event would mean that the race will be reopened for registration on 1 January 2022 and all current registered runners will be automatically deferred to the 2022 race without any additional cost to be incurred with the new registration fee in 2022. Should the event be further cancelled in 2022 owing to unforeseen circumstances, we will then be providing all registered participants with a 100% refund. 

To further commemorate “The 9 Dragons Malaysia 2021”, we will be holding “The 9 Dragons Malaysia VR -The Dragons Slayer Reinitialized V2.0” between 25 – 30 October 2021. All registered 2021 runners are automatically entered for free.

We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience or hardship this announcement creates, but would like to reassure you that this is made with everyone’s best interest in mind after so much work and preparation have been made by the event team headed by our Race Director, Steven Ong.

We hope everyone of you will continue to stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong and stay positive. 

Thank you so much for your kind understanding and support through this very difficult period.

The 9 Dragons Malaysia Team

WELCOME TO

THE 9 DRAGONS MALAYSIA 2021

The 9 Dragons Malaysia 2021 will be hosted by Race Base Asia and MMTF Consultant. It is also co-organized by the Forestry Department Kedah and Langkawi Development Authority (LADA). Originally scheduled for 12 – 14 March 2021, the race is now postponed to  29 – 31 October 2021 and will start and finish at Resort World Langkawi, an island resort in the state of Kedah, West Malaysia.

The 9 Dragons Malaysia 2021 is an international collaboration between Race Base Asia who is the principal organizer of The 9 Dragons Ultra in Hong Kong and MMTF Consultant who organizes the regionally famed Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival. 

The 9 Dragons Malaysia 2021 will take runners through 10KM, 25KM, 50KM and 50 Miles of pristine trails in Langkawi with elevation gain of 500m, 1200m, 2500m and 3700m (+)(-) respectively. The race will give every runner a chance of a lifetime to experience running through paddy fields and covering most of the peaks in Langkawi.

The 9 Dragons Malaysia 2021 will have the race format similar to the principal’s race in Hong Kong. The ultimate challenge will be running the 50 Miles and 50KM races spread over 2 days. Runners can also opt to run the 50 Miles, 50KM, 25KM or 10KM only.  Subsequently, one can also do the 50 Miles or 50km race and thereafter the 25KM or the 10KM at a special rate for the shorter distance. Unlike the 50/50 & 25/10 challenge, these are considered separate races all together.

The 9 Dragons Malaysia is certified by International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and one of the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) qualifying races. The 25KM, 50KM, 50 Miles and 50/50 race is accorded 1 point, 3 points, 4 points and 5 points respectively. The 9 Dragons Malaysia is also an Asia Trail Master 2021 Candidate Race.

We look forward to having each of you in Langkawi, Kedah in autumn 2021.

Team The 9 Dragons Malaysia 2021

ENTRY PRICE

10 KM

(Elevation Gain : 500m+)
RM 130
  • Normal Entry
    (01.01.2021 – 30.06.2021)
  • RM 180
    Late Entry
    (01.07.2021 – 31.07.2021)

25 KM

(Elevation Gain : 1200m+)
RM 180
  • Normal Entry
    (01.01.2021 – 30.06.2021)
  • RM 230
    Late Entry
    (01.07.2021 – 31.07.2021)

25KM / 10KM

-
RM 280
  • Normal Entry
    (01.01.2021 – 30.06.2021)
  • RM 380
    Late Entry
    (01.07.2021 – 31.07.2021)

50 KM

(Elevation Gain : 2500m+)
RM 280
  • Normal Entry
    (01.01.2021 – 30.06.2021)
  • RM 330
    Late Entry
    (01.07.2021 – 31.07.2021)

50 MILES

(Elevation Gain : 3700m+)
RM 380
  • Normal Entry
    (01.01.2021 – 30.06.2021)
  • RM 430
    Late Entry
    (01.07.2021 – 31.07.2021)

50 MILES / 50 KM

-
RM 600
  • Normal Entry
    (01.01.2021 – 30.06.2021)
  • RM 650
    Late Entry
    (01.07.2021 – 31.07.2021)

Notes:-

  1. There will be no refund if you register for the 50M/50KM, 25KM/10KM, or any other bundle challenges and could not start either 1 in the bundle.
  2. If you do the 50 Miles race, you may subsequently register for the 10KM race and enjoy a discount of 10% on the second race.
  3. If you do the 50KM race, you may subsequently register for the 25KM race and enjoy a discount of 10% on the second race.

RUNNER' S ENTITLEMENTS

RACE ENTRY PACK COLLECTION

Date:

28 & 29 October 2021 for all categories (including bundle)

30 October 2021 for 10km & 50km (individual event only)

Venue: Resort World Langkawi

Time: 10am – 6pm

RUNNER' S INFORMATION

Details
Date 27 to 29 October, 10am – 6pm : Race Entry Kit Collection/ REPC
29 October, 5pm – 6pm : Race Briefing
28 and 29 October, 10am – 9:30pm : Race Expo
31 October, 8:30pm – 9:30pm : Prize Giving
Race Entry Kit Collection 27 and 28 October, 10am – 6pm (all categories, including bundle)
29 October 10am – 6pm (50KM & 10KM individual event only)
Event Venue Resort World Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Distances (Race) 50M/50KM, 25KM/10KM (register both and results by both races)
Bundle 50M/10KM, 25KM/50KM (register any bundle, but result will be individual)
Single Race 50 Miles, 50KM, 25KM, 10KM
Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/804480086674003/
Website https://mmtf.my/the9dragonsmalaysia
Email Address info@mmtf.my
Distance Flag off Time Cut Off Time Duration
50 Miles 11pm, 29/10/2021 (Friday) 9pm, 30/10/2021 (Saturday) 22 Hours
50 KM 8am, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 8pm, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 12 Hours
25 KM 8am, 30/10/2021 (Saturday) 4pm, 30/10/2021 (Saturday) 8 Hours
10 KM 8am, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 1pm, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 5 Hours
  1. All participants must register online by providing their name, NRIC/Passport number/Hong Kong ID, 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 slip and/or NRIC/Passport/HK ID on 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 29 October 2021.
  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 are 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 safely 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 29 October, 5pm – 6pm.
  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 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.  
50 Miles
Category
A 50 Miles (Men Open)
B 50 Miles (Women Open)
CV 50 Miles (Men Veteran)
DV 50 Miles (Women Veteran)
50 KM
Category
E 50 KM (Men Open)
F 50 KM (Women Open)
GV 50 KM (Men Veteran)
HV 50 KM (Women Veteran)
25 KM
Category
I 25 KM (Men Open)
J 25 KM (Women Open)
KV 25 KM (Men Veteran)
LV 25 KM (Women Veteran)
10 KM
Category
M 10 KM (Men Open)
N 10 KM (Women Open)
OV 10 KM (Men Veteran)
PV 10 KM(Women Veteran)
Distance Category Age Group
50M/50KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
  • 50 Miles
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
  • 50KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
  • 25KM/10KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
  • 25KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
  • 10KM
  • Men & Woman Open
  • Men & Woman Veteran
  • 18 – 39
  • 40 & above
  • 10KM – COT 5 Hours
  • 25KM – COT 8 Hours
  • 50KM – COT 12 Hours
  • 50 Miles – COT 22 Hours

  • Distance Flag Off Time Cut Off Time Duration
    50 Miles 11pm, 29/10/2021 (Friday) 9pm, 30/10/2021 (Saturday) 22 Hours
    50KM 8am, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 8pm, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 12 Hours
    25KM 8am, 30/10/2021 (Saturday) 4pm, 30/10/2021 (Saturday) 8 Hours
    10KM 8am, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 1pm, 31/10/2021 (Sunday) 5 Hours
    The event will be flagged-off in accordance with the following start times:
  • 50 Miles – 11pm 29 Oct 2021 (End Time: 9pm 30 Oct 2021)
  • 50KM – 8am 31 Oct 2021 (End Time: 8pm 31 Oct 2021)
  • 25KM – 8am 30 Oct 2021 (End Time: 4pm 30 Oct 2021)
  • 10KM – 8am 31 Oct 2021 (End Time: 1pm 31 Oct 2021)
    1. 50 Miles
      • Race Bib
      • Timing Chip
      • Event Tee
      • Finisher Tee Upon Completion
      • Finisher Medal
      • E-Cert
      • Refreshment and Food
      • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance
    2. 50 KM
      • Race Bib
      • Timing Chip
      • Event Tee
      • Finisher Tee Upon Completion
      • Finisher Medal
      • E-Cert
      • Refreshment and Food
      • Personal Insurance/ Public Liability Insurance
    3. 25 KM
      • Race Bib
      • Timing Chip
      • Event Tee
      • Finisher Tee Upon Completion
      • Finisher Medal
      • E-Cert
      • Refreshment and Food
      • Personal Insurance/ Public Liability Insurance
    4. 10 KM
      • Race Bib
      • Timing Chip
      • Event Tee
      • Finisher Medal
      • E-Cert
      • Refreshment and Food
      • Personal Insurance/ Public Liability Insurance
    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.

     

    1. Finisher T-shirt will only be awarded to those who completed their race within Cut Off Time.
    2. Finisher T-shirt is awarded to those who complete in the 10KM, 25KM, 50KM and 50 Miles categories, within Cut Off Time.
    3. 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 possibly 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.
    Items 10 KM 25 KM 50 KM 50 Miles
    Headlamp 1 set 2 sets
    Extra Batteries For Headlamp 1 set 2 sets
    Emergency Blankets Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Reflective Safety Vest/ Blinker Light Yes Yes
    Mobile Phone (with contactable number provided to organizer during registration. Must be able to call out.) Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Whistle Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Basic First Aid Kit ** Yes Yes
    Personal Drinking Cup Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Water Bottle/ Bladder 500ml 500ml 1.0Litre 1.0Litre
    Cap/ Bandana Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Ziplock Bag For Personal Rubbish Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Energy Gel/ Bar (Energy Food Source) Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Spoon and Bowl Yes Yes
    Trail Shoes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Recommended :
    Anti-chafing cream/ Vaseline
    Spare Socks
    Sunblock/ Sunscreen
    Hiking Pole
    Sunglass
    Spare Shoes
    Spare Clothes
    ** 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 Resort World Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

    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 registered participants only.

    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 (31st July 2021 11:59PM).
      • 50% refund if you advise us by email between 31st July 2021 and 31st August 2021 11:59PM.
      • No monetary refund if you advise us after 31st August 2021 11:59PM. 

    For refunds prior to 31st August 2021, 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 reschedule the event to any other weekend.

    ENTRY TRANSFERS

    TRANSFER OF ENTRY BEFORE 31st AUGUST 2021 (EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

    You are able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance up to 31st August 2021 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 info@mmtf.my

    TRANSFER OF ENTRY BETWEEN 1st SEPTEMBER 2021 & 30th SEPTEMBER (LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

    You are also able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance between 1st September 2021 and 30th September 2021 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 info@mmtf.my

    TRANSFER OF ENTRY AFTER 30th SEPTEMBER 2021 

    ANY TRANSFER IN THIS CASE CAN 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
    • RM130.00 cash transfer fee
    • a completed late entry transfer form, which will be made available during REPC
    • a signed copy of the Indemnity & Release Form

    If you would like to change the race category after registered, you are able to upgrade or downgrade your category before 30th September 2021 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

    CATEGORY UPGRADE / DOWNGRADE AFTER 30TH SEPTEMBER 2021

    If you decide to upgrade or downgrade your category after 30th September 2021 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 after 29th October 2021 6:00pm. 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
    1. Confirmation slip
      Note: We encourage a paperless environment. Hence, a confirmation slip displayed through mobile/smartphone at the REPC counter will suffice.
    2. All participants are required to present their respective confirmation slip and/or NRIC/Passport/HK ID on Race Entry Pack Collection Day.
    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 your Race Entry Pack on behalf of other runners. 
    5. 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 counters will cease operation 90 mins before the start of the respective race.
    6. 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.

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

    Class of Insurance: Personal Accident Insurance
    Period of Insurance: 29 – 31 October 2021

    INSURANCE COVERAGE :

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

    Medical Expenses : RM200.00