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The Most Beautiful Thing (TMBT) Ultra trail marathon will see competitors competing 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. 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.
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 over the race course. Competitors will be independent and on their own without any race support crews except for check points spread every 10-18 kilometers which will have drinking water for competitors to top up their hydration packs and also race doctors or paramedics for competitors should they need assistance.
Cut off times for 100K category:
·27km check point cut off time-6 hours
·70km check point cut off time-24 hours
·100km Finish point cut off time-30 hours
The 100k event is catered for seasoned, experienced marathon, trail runners 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.
ENTRY FEES & REGISTRATION
Entry Fees 2012
Early Bird Rates (available till 25th January 2012)
6:00pm-8:00pm Official registration and mandatory kit check for competitors at Kinabalu Park Headquarters, Main Hall.
8:00pm Briefing for competitors at Kinabalu Park Headquarters, Main Hall.
Saturday,15th September 2012
4.00am Board allocated mini buses at main car park outside of Kinabalu Park Headquarters for 25k, 50k and 100k. Each category boards different buses as 50k and 100k MAY be going to a different starting point.Please be at location before 4:00am departure time as buses will leave on timen and will not wait for late arrivals.
05:00am START of TMBT 2012 according to various categories.
The race course will see competitors competing in the 100k category on the same race course as the 2011 event except for minor changes to the finish point location. 25k and 50k will start at a different location from the 2011 event and but will cover a race course as difficult as the 2011 event. The race course will be marked and the visible type of marking to be used will be made apparent to competitors during the official briefing before official START of the event.
Expect routes that will include gravel roads, village treks, jungle treks and muddy conditions if there is rain. Also expect long hours of exposure to the hot Borneo sun during the day if it is indeed a hot morning.
Drop off Points Post Race for 25k/50k
Local runners: We recommend you park your vehicles at the KOKTAS restaurant parking or the Kinabalu Park Headquarters parking space outside the entrance. All buses will depart from this location to the various starting points for 25k, 50k and 100k.
Designated buses will transfer competitors BACK to Kinabalu Park HQ for 25k and 50k so they may pick up their vehicles.
The cost of transfer by bus is included in your entry fee.
All finish bags will be accessible after the event at Nabalu Main Hall as per the 2011 event.
Foreign/Out of town runners: You may hop on a bus that is heading to Kinabalu Park Headquarters, or a resort/hotel along the route between Kinabalu Park Headquarters and Kinabalu Pine Resort. We are not shuttling competitors beyond Kinabalu Pine Resort or to Mesilau. The furthest area the shuttle buses heading East from the finish point is Kundasang.
We suggest you arrange accomodation in of the many resorts along the stretch post race if you plan on staying the night up in the mountain area.
If you would like to head back to Kota Kinabalu, you may hop on the Kinabalu shuttle bus which will leave at intervals. Be sure to inform the logistics officer your hotel name.
We will drop competitors opposite 1Borneo, in downtown Kota Kinabalu and at Hotel Mega D'Aru in Tanjung Aru. Drivers will not go beyond these 3 locations as they have to adhere to a schedule and need to have adequate rest times between transfers.
Your transfer fee on the shuttle bus is included in the entry fee.
Friends/Relatives: We will inform you of the START locations and FINISH locations ahead of time. Friends and family may hop on a shuttle bus from Kinabalu Park Headquarters to the START at the designated departure time and then hop off at the START location but MUST board the buses to transfer them to the FINISH point for your category.
The drivers are not conducting a tour so please understand this is strictly a point to point transfer. You must register yourselfs ahead of the race before the 30th August 2012 in order for us to plan the logistics for this operation.
Cost per person is RM100 with 1 lunch stop (meal at your own cost. Vehicle will stop for 1 hour at a coffee shop). Cost also includes hoping on a transport either BACK to Kota Kinabalu or to Kundasang only.
You will be sharing a van with 8-10 other family members/friends of other competitors and this is not a private individual van for 1 person only.
Payment must be made during official registration on the 14th September 2011 between 6:00pm-8:00pm.
If you have questions that have not been answered on this rules and regulations section, please email the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 013-8811757.
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