30th November - 2nd December 2018
A beautiful journey awaits you...
LOSE your MIND
DISCOVER your SOUL
Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018 is organized by Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perak (Perak Forestry Department) and Larut Matang Hash House Harriers and Harriets. It will be held between 30th November – 2nd December 2018 at Spritzer Eco Park, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia.
The 1st edition will take runners through 15/ 30/ 70KM of pristine trails around Taiping with elevation gain of 1000m, 2000m and 4000m (+)(-) respectively. The race will give each and every runner a chance of a lifetime to experience up to 6 different trails going up and down the iconic Maxwell Hill (5 of which are not normally open to the public on any given day). The 15KM race is to cater for the beginners. The 30KM race will replicate “THE BALL BREAKER RUN” which needs no introduction to hashers from around the globe.
The 70KM race will be an ultra trail race taking runners through 6 different routes going up and down Maxwell Hill.
The 70KM route will be submitted to ITRA for those who intend to use the race as a qualifying race for UTMB or other trail race around the world.
Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018 has been included into Malaysia Ultra League (MUL) 2018 season.
To insert the hashing culture into the event, every runner will be feasted to a food and music after-party. This is to bring the whole trail running community together albeit hasher, non hasher, beginners, ultra and non ultra trail runners.
In giving back to the society, 20% of the profits from the race will be donated to 2 charity organizations to be announced on a later date. Besides that, part of the registration fees (RM5) will also be allocated to Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill Management to allow them to use the funds to maintain and upgrade our Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill.
REGISTER NOW. EARLY BIRD ENDS
30th April 2018
BALL BREAKER RUN
ULTRA TRAIL RACE
Malaysia Ultra Trail festival will be held in Taiping Town which sits on a coastal plain at the foothills of the Bintang Range. Taiping is located about 48km northwest of Ipoh, the capital of Perak.
Taiping also receives some limelight for being the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia. The average rainfall is about 4000mm in Taiping while the peninsula’s average is 2000mm-2,500mm. It’s unusual rainfall has also led to a fertile collection of flora and century-old rain trees in the Taiping Lake Garden.
The first edition of the race will take runners through the pristine trail around Taiping with elevation gain of up to 4,000m.
One can get into Taiping by travelling to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh or Penang Airport and thereafter commute by train or bus to Taiping Town.
Bukit Larut or Maxwell Hill as it is known is a hill resort located in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Founded in 1884, it is the oldest hill resort in Malaysia. It is approximately 1440m above sea level. Bukit Larut receives the highest rainfall in Malaysia because it is located in the wettest part of the country.
Maxwell Hill was named after William George Maxwell, who was the British Assistant Resident in Perak.
Bukit Larut retains a colonial atmosphere with its quaint bungalows and English gardens. Access is available only by (government owned) resort authority’s Land Rovers (private vehicles are not allowed without a permit) although people are free to walk up the hill as many do for exercise (reaching the peak can take up to 3–5 hours). The journey, 13 kilometres from the base to the top of Bukit Larut using Land Rovers take around 30 minutes. Unlike more developed hill resorts in Malaysia, Bukit Larut has remained pretty much as it was years ago, hence its low impact on tourism. Up on the peak, the cool weather is a welcome to many visitors who are mostly nature lovers and birdwatchers. The appeal of the resort lies in its untouched beauty, embellished with flowers, birds and tree ferns. It is situated in a national forest where the abundant wildlife is protected.
Temperature at Maxwell Hill is between 15 and 25 °C and can drop to 10 °C at night.
The race will take runners through 6 different trails (5 of which are normally not open to the public) up to 1440m, 1150m and 1000m respectively. On any clear day, one would be able to catch a glimpse of Penang Island from the peak and also a beautiful view of Taiping from 300m onwards.
Spritzer Eco Park, a place surrounded by nature and lush forest to protect the source of our country largest mineral water manufacturer.
Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018 is part of Malaysia Ultra League (MUL) Championship 2018 Season event.