The Esplanade, Penang
Time & Date
6 December 2021 (Monday)
This is a single day ultra event offering runners multiple options in terms of distance. So that it can attract and appeal to Bothe serious long distance runners looking for a new challenge as well as recreational runners looking to be a part of the festival of running that the Tour of Peninsula Ultra Series (ToP) 2021 brings to the Island of Penang.
We hope it can provide a useful and helpful stepping stone that can satisfy a runners urge to keep improving and extending themselves to take on bigger and longer challenges. As well as to participate in the fun, joy and camaraderie of a recreational community run.
The event will be run simultaneously with the 6th day of the 31 day attempt to set a new Malaysian Book of Records that will be circumnavigating the entirety of peninsula Malaysia.
It will therefore allow recreational and series runners to show their support for this event and help to raise awareness and funds for the cultural and community causes that this record attempt is supporting.
Starting Venue : Esplanade, Penang Finish Venue : Esplanade, Penang
Race date : 6th December 2021 Start time : 6am, Cut off time : 7pm, Distance : 79kms
Route Description : After leaving the Esplanade and the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower the route will proceed in an anticlockwise direction out along Gurney Drive and then on to Batu Ferringhi coastal road. It will pass some of Penang's iconic resorts like The Hard Rock and The Rasa Sayang as well as some of its famous tourist attractions like The Butterfly Park and The Escape at Teluk Batang. It will then climb up past the dam and into the Penang Central Hills aka Durian Country before descending down into Kuala Sungai Penang on the Islands West Coast. From here it will head to The Prince of Wales International's School (PoWIS) Secondary Campus just before Balik Pulau before continuing on into Pekan Genting. It will continue to the southern tip of the Island at Teluk Kumbar before heading eastwards back to Bayan Lepas. From here it will head south again to run around Penang Airport before heading north past Bukit Batu Maung, the 2nd & 1st Bridges and back into Georgetown.
Entry Fees :
Endurance Nature events are open to all irrespective of nationality/residency and the costs of entry and subsequent terms and conditions apply to all participants equally.
Also Endurance Nature is a supporter of MURA (The Malaysian Ultra Runners Association) and offers its members a discount to all its Ultra distance events.
To be eligible for MURA member discount, applicants need to be MURA members 15 days before each period (early bird, standard and late).
IMPORTANT NOTICE :
Fees are in Malaysian Ringgits (MYR)
Fees exclude the Race Registration fee levied by our appointed Race Registration Portal
The fee includes the following:
Medical Support during the eventEvent tee for finishers;
A Minimum Contribution to the Orang Asli Charity/Cause
The fee does not include:Accommodation for runners and support crews;
Our registration portals (Runners Unite) fees that are usually 6%
Event Details :
The most important detail of this event is that it is unsupported. This means that it will be the participants responsibility to carry/source their own nutrition and hydration for each stage.
The second most important detail is that the route will be unmarked. Other than at the start and finish there there is no signage to guide participants.
A gpx file with the route and a route narrative will be provided to each participant. It will be their responsibility to keep to the correct course.
Event tee can be picked up at the starting point at Esplanade between 5:30 to 5:45am of 6th December 2021 before the race starts at 6am.
Cut Off @ The Esplanade
Given the reasonable race fee for all events under the Tour of Peninsula Ultra Event Series (ToP) 2021 the primary rule is that runners will run these events on a self sufficient basis. To avoid any confusion self sufficiency is defined as follows...
Runners must complete the set course on foot by their own power and ability within the stipulated time;
There are no organised water station points on the race course. Water will only be organised for runners at the start and finish when runners will need to have their own drinking cup/container suitable for the purpose of decanting water into.
No pacers are allowed to run along with the runners for any part of the course.
No personal assistance (a support crew) is allowed.
Due to the definition of "self sufficiency" in terms of their being no aid stations all race participants must prepare and carry their own food and beverages for the whole duration of their race. Additionally, they must carry sufficient cash to purchase additional and/or emergency supplies along the way;
Participants may rest and sleep along the route so long as they ensure that they are in a safe location.
The participants must respect all the organizers, referees, workers, medical staffs and volunteers. Any competitor found violating this rule shall be penalized.
The participants must abide by every article of Malaysia's laws and regulations and respect the local customs and religious beliefs.
If a participant encounters a safety issue which would endanger him or her, or other personnel (including other participants, organizers, staff, medical personnel and volunteers etc.), the competitor is required to report the issue to the Organizing Committee as soon as possible, and describe the issue in detail to the organizers.
If a participant see's another participant in distress they must stop and offer assistance. Not to do so would be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and could be penalised.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right of final interpretation of all documents relevant to the race.
1. All events in the Tour of Peninsula Ultra Event Series (ToP) 2021 are open to the general public who are 18 or over, including international runners with a valid passport;
2. Race entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable;
3. Change of category or other details will not be allowed after race entry has been confirmed. If the Participant wish, he/she can make another new registration to change to another category;
4. The Organisers reserve the right to limit, accept or reject any entries without prior notice and reasons;
5. The Organisers reserve the right to close the entries before the announced deadline without any notice or when the quota for the allocated slots have been fully taken up;
6. The Organisers reserve the right to prevent/stop a Participant from racing or continuing to race should he/she fail to follow the rules and regulation of the race;
7. Whilst the organisers will take every possible steps and measures to ensure the safety of the Participant, the Participant is taking part at entirely his/her own risks and the Organisers, their sponsors, their appointed officials and volunteers shall not be liable for any death or injury, loss or damage, suffered or otherwise and however arising;
8. The Organisers reserve the right to stop any Participants from continuing with the race if the participants are deemed to be physically incapable of continuing with the race, so as to avoid causing him/her greater harm/injury to himself or herself;
9. The Organisers reserve the right to change the event date and event venue at their own discretion;
10. The Organisers reserve the right to use any photographs (including those of Participants), motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising; As a result, each participant expressly foregoes his/her image rights for the photos taken for the duration of the race, and undertakes not to take any action against the organisers and their authorised partners for the use of his/her image.
11. Participants must agree to receive from the organisers from time to time emails, SMS blast. Any notice sent by email from The Organisers or the party assigned by the Organisers to the supplied address on the registration form shall be assumed as received by the Participant.
12. The Organisers reserve the right to delay the commencement of the race in the event of inclement weather or any form of acts of God (haze, flood, lightning, thunderstorm, typhoons and etc). Should the above mentioned conditions persist after the delay, deemed to be unsafe or impossible to proceed, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel the race without any refunds of fees or donations paid unless the Organisers have considerations to give a refund and The Organisers shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
13. The organisers reserve the right to amend the Rules & Regulations without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
14. Completion of the registration form and payment indicate that the Participant's agreement to abide by the above rules and regulation of the race.
By entering the race, each runner undertakes to take with him/her all the mandatory items as listed below throughout the race.
Failure to do so will result in application of the time penalties or disqualification.
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):
For All Runners:
For All Ultra Runners
Headlamp x 1, spare batteries; Participants must ensure that they wear these during the hours of darkness before 7am and after 7pm;
Cash for supplies
Route Map/Instructions and Elevation Map;
GPS watch or portable device to navigate/record their way during the race.
Mobile phone & Battery Pack
Recommended (not compulsory):
Sport foods & Gels;
Rucksack or waist bag;
Bladder or Bottles for carrying fluid
Head gear or cap or bandana;
Sun UV block;
Race Course Markings
The race course is NOT marked. Runners must follow the directions given by the race organiser in the route narrative and/or gpx files that can be downloaded from the race briefing email that they'll receive before the event;
In order to ensure race safety, race organiser will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race. However, each participant must recognise and understand that there are risks of injuries and/or accidents associated with trail running. Runners are participating in this race at his/her own risk;
While the race organiser has purchased Public Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance coverage (hospitalisation) for this event, it is strongly recommended that the runners obtained an adequate Personal Accident Insurance coverage for himself;
If necessary, and in the interests of the person being rescued, at the exclusive discretion of the organisers, the official medical rescue services may be called upon to take over operations, using any means they consider appropriate, including an ambulance. Any costs deriving from such exceptional transport will be charged to the person who has been rescued;
Depending on the runner's health condition, an emergency evacuation may be required. This emergency evacuation will be at the expenses of the person being rescued;
The official race medical assistants are authorised to withdraw from the competition any runners that they consider as unfit to continue or are in danger. The runner bib will be removed as part of the DNF (Did Not Finish) procedures;
If a runner drops out from the race, the runner must first inform and register with the race headquarters on the mobile number provided on the race bib. Proper "DNF" procedure should be followed and completed before the runner is allowed to leave the event:
In case of an emergency, if you are unable to reach the race headquarters, you can also call the public emergency number '999' directly for help;
The race organisers reserves the right to implement any additional measures at any time to enhance and protect the safety of the race and the runners before the race and during the race.
Suggestions must be in writing and must be presented after the closing ceremony of the event at the finishing point or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The organisers reserve the rights, at any time and without prior notice, to make changes to the route and checkpoints/water station points or to the time deadlines;
In the event of adverse weather conditions (a strong depression with heavy rain), the start of the race may be postponed for 6 hours at most, after which time the race will be cancelled;
Where necessary, the organisers reserve the rights to make changes to or eliminate certain stretches of the route.