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Ultimate Trails of Penang 2024

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The 8th Edition of Ultimate Trails of Penang Eco is open for registration on 29th 2024

 

First launched in Aug 2015, Penang ECO is the 1st ever ultra trail event in West Malaysia. Held in Bukit Mertajam (Penang, Malaysia), the 30km, 50km, 100km and 100 miles categories

 

This race showcases the typical Malaysian geographical, social and cultural heritage where the runners will meet and see ordinary Malaysian people and wild lives, flora and fauna in the rural settings with a distinct small town feel. During the race, the runners will be sampling the local cuisines in the food and drinks provided at the aid stations along the course of the race.

 

Penang Island is blessed with amazing numbers of trails for many decades. Blazed by the local inhabitants of Penang, these trails link up various heritage sites and points of interests all over the island. Starting from Youth Park and Botanical gardens, the trails spread out from the north to central and southern part of the Island, from Air Itam, Batu Ferringhi, to Teluk Bahang and Balik Pulau.

For decades, Penang people have taken to these trails during many of their weekends and public holidays.

Some trails are easy and popular for the leisure weekend hikers, while others are rather hilly and less chartered which provide interesting challengers to serious climbers and trail runners.

 

Until Sep 2018. Ultimate Trails of Penang is conceived with a passion for nature trails. Following the successful inaugural edition on 23rd Sep 2018, where more than 400 participants signed up despite the late opening of registration 3 months prior to the race date. Participants have given the race a rave review. In 2019, with a new 100km distance category with elevation gain of 5500 m added to the original 3 categories of 20km, 40km, and 60km, we managed to attract over 600 participants from more states and more countries. Since then, UToP has been widely recognized as one of the toughest 100km trail race in Malaysia. 100 Miles category was added in 2023 4th edition.

 

In 2024, we are changing the 20km to 26km Unicorn trail. On top of that, we incorporate the trail and road series of King of Penang Hill Challenge into Ultimate Trails of Penang event.

Flag Off for King of Penang Hill Challenge: KOPHC  will be as below :-

Starting and Finishing Venue:  Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park, Penang Island

 & For UTOP 2024

 (12 km)  

Race date: 20th Oct 2024     Start time: 8.00 am      Cut off time: 12.00 noon     Duration: 4 hours 

  

 

(26km)- Unicorn Trail  

 Race date: 20th Oct 2024     Start time: 5.00 am       Cut off time: 1.00 pm     Duration: 8 hours

 

(40km)  

 Race date: 20th Oct 2024    Start time: 2.00 am       Cut off time: 2.00 pm       Duration: 12 hours

 

(60km) 

 Race date: 19-20th Oct 2024   Start time: 3.00 pm 19th Oct   Cut off time: 12:00 pm 20th Oct  

Duration: 21 hours

(100km) 

Race date: 19- 20th Oct 2024   Start time: 4.00 am 19th Oct 2024   Cut off time: 2:00 pm 20th Oct
Duration: 34 hours

 

 (100miles)

 

Race date: 18-20th Oct 2024   Start time: 12.00 pm 18th Oct     Cut off time: 2:00 pm 20th Oct
Duration: 50 hours


 

  1. MANDATORY ITEMS 
  1. By entering the race, each runner undertakes to take with him/her all the mandatory items as listed below throughout the race.
  2. Failure to do so will result in application of the time penalties or disqualification.
  3. Mandatory items (gear checks will be carried out on all runners before the race starts, and spot checks may be carried out along the route during the race):

 

100miles, 100km & 60km Category

    1. 100miles- Headlamp x 2, spare batteries x 2 sets; 
    2. 100km- Headlamp x 2, spare batteries x 1 set;
    3. 60km – Headlamp x 1, spare batteries x 1 set;
    4. Whistle; 
    5. Mobile Phone;
    6. 1.5 litre water carrying capacity;
    7. Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks;
    8. Emergency blanket;

 

40km Category

    1. Headlamp x 1, spare batteries x 1 set; 
    2. Whistle; 
    3. Mobile Phone; 
    4. 1 litre water carrying capacity; 
    5. Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks;
    6. Emergency blanket;

 

12km/ 26km Category 

  1. 1 litre water carrying capacity;
  2. Mobile phone; 
  3. Own cups;   

 

Recommended (not compulsory):

  • Blinking light;
  • Sport foods & Gels;
  • Rucksack or waist bag;
  • Head gear or cap or bandana;
  • Sun UV block;
  • Cash;

Route Map and Elevation Map.  
 

18-Oct-24 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Race Pack collection at Venue: Lobby Hall, Penang Stadium
(100 miles collect at starting point)

SCHEDULE FOR 100miles 

 

18-Oct-24 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Race pack collection at starting point, Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park

18-Oct-24 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Mandatory items check

18-Oct-24 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Luggage collection

18-Oct-24 11:30 PM

Race briefing

18-Oct-24 12:00 PM

Flag off

Anytime

Mandatory items check during race

SCHEDULE FOR 100km

 

19-Oct-24 2:00 AM – 3:30 AM

Late race pack collection at starting point, Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park

19-Oct-24 2:00 AM – 3:30 AM

Mandatory items check

19-Oct-24 2:00 AM – 3:30 AM

Luggage collection

19-Oct-24 3:30 AM

Race briefing

19-Oct-24 4:00 AM

Flag off

Anytime

Mandatory items check during race

SCHEDULE FOR 60km

 

19-Oct-24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Late race pack collection at starting point, Youth Park

19-Oct-24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Mandatory items check

19-Oct-24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Luggage collection

19-Oct-24 2:30 PM

Race briefing

19-Oct-24 3:00 PM

Flag off

Anytime

Mandatory items check during race

SCHEDULE FOR 40km

 

20-Oct-24 12:00 AM – 1:30 AM

Late race pack collection at starting point, Youth Park

20-Oct-24 12:00 AM – 1:30 AM

Mandatory items check

20-Oct-24 12:00 AM – 1:30 AM

Luggage collection

20-Oct-24 1:30 AM

Race Briefing

20-Oct-24 2:00 AM

Flag Off

Anytime

Mandatory items check during race

SCHEDULE FOR 26km Unicorn Trail

 

20-Oct-24 3:00 AM – 4:30 AM

Late race pack collection at starting point, Youth Park

20-Oct-24 3:00 AM – 4:30 AM

Luggage collection

20-Oct-24 4:45 AM

Race briefing

20-Oct-24 5:00 AM

Flag Off

SCHEDULE FOR 12km

 
20-Oct-24 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM Late race pack collection at starting point, Youth Park
20-Oct-24 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM Luggage collection
20-Oct-24 7:45 AM Race briefing
20-Oct-24 8:00 AM Flag off
SCHEDULE FOR KING OF PENANG HILL CHALLENGE (Trail)    
19-Oct-24 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM Late race pack collection at starting point, Penang Hill Lower Station
19-Oct-24 6:45 AM Race briefing
19-Oct-24 7:00 AM Flag off
SCHEDULE FOR KING OF PENANG HILL CHALLENGE (Road)  
20-Oct-24 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM Late race pack collection at starting point, Jeep Track entrance, Botanical Garden
20-Oct-24 6:45 AM Race briefing
20-Oct-24 7:00 AM Flag off
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY & POST RACE MEAL  
20-Oct-24 00:00 AM Expected 100km 1st runner arriving at finish point (20 hours)
20-Oct-24 07:00 AM Expected 60km 1st runner arriving at finish point (12hrs race time)
20-Oct-24 08:00 AM Expected 40km 1st runner arriving at finishing point (6hrs race time)
20-Oct-24 09:00 AM Expected 26km 1st runner arriving at finish point (3 hrs race time)
20-Oct-24 09:45 AM Expected 12km 1st runner arriving at finish point (1.75 hrs race time)
20-Oct-24 10:30 AM Prize presentation ceremony for 12km, 26km
20-Oct-24 11:00 AM Prize ceremony for 40km, 60km
20-Oct-24 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM No brunch will be  served.  Finishers to leave the venue soon after collection of medals
OFFICIAL CUT OFF TIME  
20-Oct-24 12:00 PM Official race cut off- 12km
20-Oct-24 01:00 PM Official race cut off- 60km
20-Oct-24 02:00 PM Cut off time for 26km, 40km, 100km and 100 miles
20-Oct-24 02:15 PM Expected last runner arriving at finishing point
20-Oct-24 02:00 PM - 3:00 PM Closing of Finishing Point

Date: 18th October 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Venue: Lobby Hall, Penang City Stadium


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KOPHC 2024

Categories KOPHC
Trail
KOPHC
Road
KOPHC
Combo
Early bird
(31 Mar 2024)
50 50 80
Standard
(1st Apr-31st Aug 2024)
60 60 100
Late Entries
(After 31st Aug -4th Oct 2024)
70 70 120

 

UTOP 2024

Categories 12km 26km 40km 60km 100km 100 Miles
Early bird
(31 Mar 2024)
100 200 250 320 400 500
Standard
(1st Apr-31st Aug 2024)
120 250 300 370 450 550
Late Entries
(After 31st Aug -4th Oct 2024)
150 300 350 420 500 600
  • Bib Number
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Medal
  • E-Certificate
  • Food
    Post Race Brunch
  • Water Gun
    Waterproof Drop Bag
  • Timing Chip
  • Finisher T-Shirt
    Only 26km, 40km, 60km, 100km and 100 miles finishers will be awarded with Finisher Tees;

Prizes for KOPHC 2024

 

 

Prizes for UTOP (12KM,26KM,40KM,60KM,100KM& 160KM)

 

12km/26km

40/60/100km/100miles

Men – Open (below 40 yrs old)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Veteran (40 and above)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Women – Open (below 40 yrs old)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Veteran (40 and above)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 5 trophies/prizes

All finisher will be awarded with finisher medals

Only 26km,40km,60km,100km & 160km will be awarded with finisher Tshirt

 

KOPHC Trail course (3.23KM)

 

KOPHC Road course (5.10KM)

 

UTOP 12 KM (COT 4hours)

 

UTOP 26 KM (COT 8hours)

 

UTOP 40 KM (COT 12hours)

 

UTOP 60 KM (COT 21hours)

 

UTOP 100 KM (COT 34hours)

 

 

UTOP 100 MILES (COT 50hours)