|Race Information 2013|
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The Most Beautiful Thing (TMBT) Ultra trail marathon is a qualifying race for the North Face Ultra Trail Mount Blanc in Chamonix for 2014.
Competitors will begin on the North-West side of Mount Kinabalu and compete over the Crocker Range mountains of Sabah which includes village trails, open gravel roads, very short tar sealed sections and crossing over hanging bridges on the race course to finish on the South eastern side of Mount Kinabalu in the foothills overlooking South East Asia's highest mountain at Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa in Kundasang.
There may be 1-2 sections which involve river crossings at very reasonable water levels which will be controlled by SAC officials. Competitors may elect to race in the 25km, 50km or 100km categories.
3 Qualifying points will be awarded to successful finishers of the 100k within the stipulated cut off time of 30 hours for North Face Ultra Trail Du Mount Blanc 2014.
This is a SINGLE STAGED EVENT. This is a MARKED RACE COURSE.
Competitors will be competing solo over difficult terrain and under difficult conditions with extreme heat and humidity a strong possibility over the race course. Also expect the possibility of heavy rains and low temperatures and strong winds at altitude above 500-1000 meters and temperatures between 14-24 degree's celcius at night. Competitors will be independent and on their own without any race support crews except for check points spread every 8-15 kilometers apart which will have drinking water and also race doctors or paramedics for competitors should they need assistance.
*Cut off times for 100K Category:
*Note: cut off times may be amended (i.e. shortened) so it is important runners study the maps and also prepare themselves adequately to be able to meet these cut off times. The times listed above have been the cut off times we have adhered to in 2012 and are more or less the times we plan on using for 2013.
The 100k event is catered for seasoned marathon and ultra marathon runners who are comfortable being independent on the race course and are physically fit to compete under difficult circumstances and over difficult terrain and should have a medical clearance from their doctor. We strongly recommend competitors also undergo an ECG check to ensure they are physically capable of being able to compete in any of the categories available.
Competitors register at their own risk and understand this is an extreme event and understand medical response to an emergency MAY BE slow or delayed due to terrain, distances or weather conditions. Competitors are expected to use common sense when competing on the race course and not to entirely depend on course markings 100% of the time.
Competitors understand this is not a guided race course for novice runners.
Start location of the event: to be advised closer to the race date
Finish location of the event: Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa, Kundasang (formerly known as Perkasa Hotel)
Friday, 13th September 2013
10:00am-6:00pm Registration at Keembong Room, lobby level, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu in downtown Kota Kinabalu. Please note there is no pre-race briefing for TMBT 2013. All information will be shared on our website pre-race and via our facebook group page (Borneo TMBT Ultra Trail Marathon).
All runners must register in person. No requests for third party registrations on behalf of runners will be entertained or accepted. Runners are required to produce their identification (passport or mykards) when registering for us to confirm the person competing is the actual person registered for the event. And all runners must sign waiver forms in front of an organizing official before they are given the clearance to participate.
Saturday, 14th September 2013
Location of departure point/drop off point for shuttle buses: refer to FAQ section of the website
4:30am Board shuttle buses and pass your finish bags to the logistics truck at the location. For all runners, maximum weight of bags should be no more than 15kg, 1 bag per person for 25k/50k. For 100k, you are may pass us your travel bag (not more than 15kg) for us to transport to the finish line for you. If you are returning to Kota Kinabalu after the event, it may be sensible to leave your luggage at your hotel and bring a lighter back pack to pass us to transport to the finish line.
All seats on the buses must be pre-paid during official registration via the TMBT 2013 website. We cannot accept last minute people turning up nor can we accept payments on the day. All buses and seats will be allocated before the event and all runners will be allocated a seat according to their bus numbers.
5:00am Buses depart immediately for Start Location. Journey time 1 hour 25 minutes. Buses do not wait for late arrivals and it will be your responsibility to make it to the start on time or be disqualified from competing.
7.00am Official start time for 100k category
7.15am Official start time for 50k category
7.30am Official start time for 25k category
12:00pm-10:00pm Transfers of 25k and 50k competitors from finish point every hour after 3.00pm onwards. If you are expecting to finish your category in a decent time and are planning to fly back that same evening, ensure it is a late flight and give allowances for departure times from Kundasang. Be in mind, there will be a wait and the journey time from the finish point to Kota Kinabalu can be anywhere from 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes.
A 10:00pm bus transfer is subject to availability of seats and based on a first come first basis. Runners arriving just before 10.00pm may not be able to board this bus and may have to stay the night at the finish line. The next available bus back to Kota Kinabalu is at 7.30am-8.00am the next morning.
Sunday,15th September 2013
1:30pm Buses departs for Kota Kinabalu for those who have pre-paid for the bus transfer to downtown Kota Kinabalu.
*we may have earlier buses leaving at 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm. This will be advised on the day itself depending on the situation on the day.
There are no other buses beyond this departure time for the day.
Monday,16th September 2013
9:00am Alternative shuttle bus departs for runners who have pre-paid for seats to Kota Kinabalu from the Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa.
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