Important TMBT Ultra Trail and Hasuu Tasu Trail Run Updates for June/July 2014:
URGENT UPDATE FOR HASUU TASU TRAIL RUN 2014
Please note the organizing team have managed to re-organize the race course and a new start point for the HTTR 2014 that will have the least impact on runners needing to get to the start line and from the finish line back to their vehicles/hotels nearby and also back to Kota Kinabalu. Logistics considerations have also been taken into account as well as the distance and ease for runners who are staying the night in Kundasang ahead of the race whilst making our decision.
We also are taking the current weather patterns into consideration for the Month of August when making a final decision.
Update from the race director:
"The official start line and finish line for the Hasuu Tasuu 2014 Trail Run has been moved back to the original location of Kundasang but with a new start line at Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa (formerly Perkasa Hotel) and with a start time of 7.30am. No cars will be allowed up to the hotel so runners are advised to park their vehicles along the road leading up to the hotel on ONE SIDE of the road only so as not to block 40 seater buses and other vehicles passing through. Please do NOT park on BOTH SIDES of the road as you are likely to cause a traffic jam and blockage as the road leading up to the hotel from Kundasang township is small and narrow. RELA members from the Kundasang area will be on hand to help control traffic and parking.
A course change was originally neccessary due to the building of a golf driving range center at the original start venue. Our secondary plans to start the race in Lobong-Lobong Village in the Kota Belud valley were too ambitous and given the amount of logistics that would involved, we have opted go back to the original venue and look at possibilities of starting and finishing with minimal impact on the route and runners who will be still running (or in some cases, walking) the course who are in the 100k category of the TMBT. We have, thankfully, been able to work out a race course with minimal disturbance to the 100k runners who will still be on the TMBT 2014 race course when you do start your race. This will be welcome news to many of you competing in the HTTR so you get to not only sleep in a bit longer but have a much simpler task of getting to the start line.
For those of you boarding the shuttle buses from Sutera Harbour and Mega D'Aru in Tanjung Aru, there is no change to your itinerary as you board your buses at 4.30am and get to Kundasang well ahead of the start time.
Additional Updates for the month of May/June/July for your reference
-To view the latest updates from the race director, please download the latest news update from our official TMBT 2014 drop box folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u20hfrl3bl7wxov/AACVNwfLHXnfsM1kK8_jekJIa
-Registrations for TMBT 55K/100K and HTTR 28K have officially closed and there are no more slots available for this year's race.
-The 'window' for runners to withdraw from the event and to have other people replace them in the event has passed as we are less than 90 days away from the event date. We apologize but we are unable to accept anymore changes now.
-To view the official competitors name list for the HTTR and TMBT, please visit the following link:
MBT 2013 E-CERTS are now available for downloading. Kindly click on the dropbox link below. All certs have been assigned to relevant folders according to your category and bib number. E-Certs are only allocated for runners who completed the entire race course.
The forced diversion between CP1/CP2 for 100k and 50k runners has been taken into account and no runners have been penalized or disqualified for not being able to get to CP2 or penalized for not making the cut off time if they were held back at CP2 due to the flooded river for safety reasons. The cut off time was extended for the 55k and 100k by 2 hours from the original 15 hours to 17 hours and 30 hours to 32 hours in order to qualify for North Face Ultra Du Mont Blanc points.
Link to E-CERTS at official TMBT 2013 dropbox folder:
Please note for the time being, all competitor name list updates will be uploaded to our official dropbox folder. Competitors may download the latest list from: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u20hfrl3bl7wxov/gngrqfLiZ8
The competitor name list will be updated on a weekly basis.
We apologize for this but in light of the recent tragedy, we have to revert to an alternative method for the time being to keep you informed and updated on the status of competitors for the event.
Mr.Kevin Tan, the website administrator and designer of all SAC websites passed away on Saturday, 2nd November 2013 in an incident after saving a victim of drowning.
The TMBT and Sabah Adventure Challenge organization wishes to express our sincere condolences to his wife and family in this tragic time as Kevin's loss has not only been a shock to everyone in the organization.
As such, there will be delays in replying/responding to emails as well as updating the competitor's name list on the website for at least the next 7-10 days. We thank you for your patience and understanding.