Ultimate Trails Of The South 2020

Kota Tinggi Waterfall, Johor Bahru
8 February 2020

Ultimate Trails Of The South 2020

Overview

Location

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls, Johor

Time & Date

8 February 2020 (6am, 7am, 8am)

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Race Category

15km, 35km, 50km

Race Info

  • Starting and finishing point for all distances: Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

Race Course: 15 km

Cut-off time: 4 hours

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race route image map

Checkpoints (15km)

Checkpoints

distance (km)

cumulative distance (km)

Start (Kota Tinggi Waterfalls)

0

0

CP1 Sand Hill

2.8

2.8

CP2 Mt. Muntahak

6.4

9.2

CP3 Junction

3.1

12.3

Finish (Kota Tinggi Waterfalls)

3.2

15.5

Actual Distance: 15.5 km

Min/Max Elevation: 32.2/629 m

Elevation Gain: 979 m

Cut-off Time: 4 hours

Race Course: 35 km

Cut-off time: 8 hours

race route image map
race route image map

Checkpoints (35km)

Items

10km

5km

Start (Kota Tinggi Waterfalls)

0

0

Junction / Waterstation 1

3.2

3.2

CP1 Merbau River

7.3

10.5

CP2 Mt. Panti West

9.5

20

CP3 RAF Point

4.1

24.1

Finish (Kota Tinggi Waterfalls)

11

35.1

Actual Distance: 35.1 km

Min/Max Elevation: 17.7 / 511 m

Elevation Gain: 1,744 m

Cut-off Time: 8 hours

Race Course: 50 km

Cut off time: 12 hours

race route image map
race route image map

Checkpoints (50km)

Items

10km

5km

Start (Kota Tinggi Waterfalls)

0

0

Junction/Waterstation 1

3.2

3.2

CP1 Merbau River

7.3

10.5

CP2 Mt. Panti West

9.5

20

CP3 RAF Point

4.1

24.1

CP4 Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

11

35.1

Sand Hill Waterstation 2

2.8

37.9

CP5 Mt. Muntahak

6.4

44.3

Junction/Waterstation 3

3.1

47.4

Finish (Kota Tinggi Waterfalls)

3.2

50.6

Actual Distance: 50.6 km

Min/Max Elevation: 17.7 / 629 m

Elevation Gain: 2,722 m

Cut-off Time: 12 hours

Cut-off Table

15km

35km

50km

Flag off Time / Date

8.00am

8 Feb 2020

7.00am

8 Feb 2020

6.00am

8 Feb 2020

Cut-off Time / Date

12.00pm

8 Feb 2020

3.00pm

8 Feb 2020

6.00pm

8 Feb 2020

Time Allowed

4 hours

8 hours

12 hours

Awards

There will be no cash prizes for this event.

Code & Category

15km

35km

50km

Men Open (below 40 yrs old)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

Veteran (40 and above)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

Women - Open (below 40 yrs old)

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

Veteran (40 and above

Top 5 trophies/prizes

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

Top 10 trophies/prizes

- Only 1 Open category

- No veteran category

  • All finishers will be awarded with Finisher Medals
  • Only 15km, 35km and 50km finishers will be awarded with Finisher Tees

Race Pack Collection

Date

Location

time

Friday, 7th February 2020

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

10.00 am - 8.00 pm

Collect for Yourself

Collect on Behalf of Your Friends

Collect on Race Day

To collect for yourself, please show your IC, passport or your other identity document!

To collect on behalf of your friends, please show us the WhatsApp authorization that your friend has sent to you on your mobile phone, together with details of his name and IC/Passport number.

For runners who are NOT ABLE to pick up the race packs on Friday, 7th February 2020, can collect race pack on race day.

Time : 4.30 am - 5.30 am

Date : Saturday, 8th February 2020

Venue : Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

UTOS 2020 - Event Schedule

7 February 2020

Time

Event

10.00 am-8:00 pm

Race Pack collection at Kota Tinggi waterfall

8 February 2020

Time

Event

Schedule

For 50KM, 35KM, 15KM

4:30am - 5.30am

Late race pack collection at starting point, Kota Tinggi Waterfall

4:30am - 5.30am

Mandatory items check

5.30am

Race briefing

6.00am

Flag off (for 50KM)

7.00am 

Flag off (for 35KM)

8.00am 

Flag off (for 15KM)

Anytime

Mandatory items check during race

Prize Giving Ceremony & Post Race Meal


10:00am

Expected 15km 1st runner arriving at finish point (4 hours)

12:00pm

Prize Presentation ceremony for 15 km 

11.00pm

Expected 35 km 1st runner arriving at finish point (8 hrs race time)

2:00pm

Expected 50km 1st runner arriving at finishing point (12 hrs race time)

Time

Event

2.00pm

Brunch served for participants only at finishing point

3:00pm

Prize presentation ceremony for 35 km

4.30pm

Prize presentation ceremony for 50 km

Official Cut Off Time


12.00pm

Official race cut-off - 15 km

3.00pm

Official race cut-off - 35 km

6.00pm

Official race cut-off - 50 km

6.30pm

Expected last runner arriving at finishing point

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Closing of Finishing Point

Race Concept

Kota Tinggi is blessed with rainforest and amazing trails for many decades. These trails link up various heritage locations and points of interest all over the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls.  For decades, Kota Tinggi's locals have taken to these amazing trails for many of their weekends and public holidays, especially for those leisure weekend hikers. Some trails are quite challenging, hilly and less chartered, making them very popular among those serious climbers and trail runners. Yet, for a long time, these beautiful nature trails and points of interest and their surrounding have been a mystery for a lot of people in the Southern region of Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysia in general. It's fair to say that the Southern people have not been exposed to these beauty nature and challenges of these trails yet.  

Until February 2020.  


Ultimate Trail of The South is conceived with passion for these beauty trails. Following the successful first and second edition of Ultimate Trails of Penang, Ultimate Trails of The South will be second race of the Ultimate Trails (trademark pending) Series that will be held in the Southern Region. For the first edition in 2020, Ultimate Trails of The South will offer 3 different categories, of distances of 15 km, 35 km and 50 km.

Rules and Regulations

SEMI-SELF- SUFFICIENCY

1. Runners must complete the set course on foot by their own power and ability within the stipulated time;

2. Trekking poles is allowed for runners of all categories;

3. Drinking cups will not be provided at any of the water station points;

4. 15km, 35km and 50km runners must have their own cup or other personal containers suitable for the purpose;

5. No pacers are allowed to run along with the runners for all categories;

6. Personal assistance (support crew) along the running route and at the water stations is Not Allowed in all categories.

RUNNERS RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Runners must understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance road running race. He/she will be running all day and night on the road and trails. He/she must have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such an event.

2. Runners will be responsible for his/her own safety by having the ability and skills to deal with problems that may be encountered during the race of this nature.

3. Runners must be able to undertake or deal with on his/her own without any other external assistance during the deteriorating weather conditions (e.g. raining, strong winds, hot sun and etc..) and other unforeseen circumstances arises while running on the road and/or trails.

4. Runners who accept any assistance and support from any person may be disqualified.

5. In the event of a runner meeting another runner who is in health difficulty or injured, he/she must stop to help and inform the race organizer to seek for medical assistance. Failure to do so may result in penalties or disqualification being imposed to the runner or runners concerned.

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):

50 KM Category

1.  Hydration bag

2.  Headlamp x 1, spare batteries x 1 set;

3.  Whistle;

4.  Mobile Phone;

5.  1.5 litre water carrying capacity;

6.  Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks;

7.  Emergency blanket;

35 KM Category

1.  Whistle;

2.  Mobile Phone;

3.  1.5 litre water carrying capacity;

4.  Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks;

5.  Emergency blanket;

15 KM Category

1.  1 litre water carrying capacity

;2.  Mobile phone;

3.  Own cups; (no cup will be given at water stations)

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.

BIBS

1. Each bib is given individually to each runner in the Race Pack, upon presentation of suitable identity document;

2. Each runner will be given one bib number: this must be worn and clearly visible on the chest or stomach or on the back of the backpack carried by the runners;

3. The bib number is required for access to the water station areas, physio treatment, restrooms etc;

4. To encourage more participation, Bib is transferable before 30 Dec 2019. Thereafter, race bib is transferable at a cost of RM 50 before 30 Dec 2019, RM 100 before 7th Jan 2019;

5. Upgrade and downgrade will be allowed at a cost of RM 50 before 30 Dec 2019, RM 100 from 16 Jan 2020 to 29 Jan 2020;

6. No fee is refundable after the registration is completed, even in the event when the race may be cancelled or postponed;

RACECOURSE MARKERS

1. The racecourse will be marked with reflective tapes and signs along the course and at major junctions;

2. Runners must follow the directions given by the race organizer during the race briefing;

DROP BAGS

1. There is no drop bag for all categories.

SAFETY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

1. In order to ensure race safety, race organizer will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race. However, each participant must recognize 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;

2. While the race organizer has purchased Public Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance coverage (hospitalization) for this event, it is strongly recommended that the runners obtained an adequate Personal Accident Insurance coverage for himself;

3. Medical points will be set up at certain water stations;

4. If necessary, and in the interests of the person being rescued, at the exclusive discretion of the organizers, 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;

5. Depending on the runner health conditions, an emergency evacuation may be required. This emergency evacuation will be at the expenses of the person being rescued;

6. The official race medical assistants are authorized 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;

7. If a runner drops out from the race, runner must first inform and register with the nearest checkpoints that he/she is dropping out. Proper "DNF" procedure should be followed and completed before the runner is allowed to leave the event:

8. 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;

9. The race organizers 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.

CHECKPOINTS OR WATER STATION POINTS

1. The timing will be recorded at the checkpoints/water station points established by the organizers;

2. Only runners sporting their regular bib number will have access to the water station;

3. No water cups will be dispensed to the runners. Runners will need to use their own cups or containers for any drinks served at the checkpoints or water stations;

4. The route map, which can also be downloaded online, will contain accurate indications of the water station points;

5. The organizers reserve the rights to carry out mandatory item checks at any of the checkpoints and other unspecified points along the route during the race;

6. Food and drinks at the water station points are solely for runners only.

MAXIMUM RACE TIME PERMITTED AND CUTOFF TIMES

1. The maximum time allotted for completion of the race are:

15 km - 4 hours

35 km - 8 hours;

50 km - 12 hours;

2. In the event of poor weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organizers reserve the rights to suspend the race or to make changes to the cut-off times;

DNF (Did not Finish) PROCEDURES

1. Runners may DNF voluntarily or by missing the stipulated cut-off times at various checkpoints along the racecourse;

2. Runner who decides to pull out voluntarily must proceed to the nearest checkpoint, inform and register with the race staffs by signing a DNF Form, and the bib will be specially marked to indicate the DNF status of the runners.

3. Runners who fail to arrive at the checkpoints within the stipulated cut-off times will not be allowed to continue running in the race. His/her bib will be specially marked, and a DNF Form will need to be signed;

4. Runner who fails to notify the organizers immediately of his/her voluntary DNF, thereby setting in motion a search and rescue operations by the rescue staff, will be liable to pay for any costs deriving there-from;

5. Runner who has DNFed from the race are not allowed to continue his/her run. IF he/she insists on continuing running, he/she is NO LONGER in this event, and will be running entirely on his/her own accord and at his/her own risk. The organizer reserves the right to ban this kind of runner from future edition of Ultimate Trails of The South;

6. The DNF runners should rest at a bright, safe place with sufficient phone coverage and wait for a non scheduled race shuttle for pick up and delivery to the finish point;

7. If runner is unable to move on his/her own, either return to the nearest water station point he/she has just left or to the next water station point. Please contact the emergency number '999' or the race headquarters to seek for assistance.

PROHIBITED ACTIONS

1. Not carrying the mandatory items during the race;

2. Taking shortcuts and/or running off the track;

3. Throw any garbage along the running route.

4. Cheating (e.g. using other means of transportation, using substitute runners and other unlawful actions);

5. Not abiding by the rules and regulation given by the race organizer and official race staffs including medical assistants, emergency staffs and marshals;

6. Not wearing the race bib at all times during the race;

7. Continue to run after the cut off time without the agreement of race officials;

8. Doping and the use of prohibited drugs;

9. Running with his/her supporters

PENALTIES Breaking of any rules may incur time penalties or disqualification. Any such penalties are at the organizer's discretion and are final.

COMPLAINTS Suggestions must be in writing and must be presented after the closing ceremony of the event at the finishing point or send to utop@endurancenature.com.my

CHANGES TO THE ROUTE OR TO THE TIME DEADLINES - CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

  1. The organizers 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;
  2. 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 canceled;
  3. Where necessary, the organizers reserve the right to make changes to or eliminate certain stretches of the route.

RANKINGS AND PRIZES

1. The race winner of each category will be the runner that takes the shortest time (Gun time) to reach the finish point;

2. Reaching the checkpoints/water station points along the route does not in itself entitle the runner to a place in the rankings and the corresponding points awarded for a qualifying race;

3. To be awarded, runner must complete the overall race within the final cutoff time of the race; and fulfill the mandatory items requirement.

4. No prize money will be given;

5. Prizes will be awarded as below. Please refer to T-Shirt section :

IMAGE RIGHTS

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 organizers and their authorized partners for the use of his/her image.

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Entry List

Category

Open to all, Malaysian, PR, INT

Early

Until 5 Nov 2019

Standard

6 Nov - 31 Dec 2019

Late

1 Jan 2020

15 km

Non MURA Members

*MURA Members

RM120

RM120

RM150

RM150

RM200

RM200

35 km

Non MURA Members

*MURA Members

RM180

RM160

RM230

RM210

RM280

RM260

50 km

Non MURA Members

*MURA Members

RM230

RM210

RM280

RM260

RM330

RM310

*To be eligible for MURA (Malaysia Ultra Runners Association) member discount, applicants need to be MURA members 15 days before each period (early bird, standard and late).