Gopeng Ultra Trail 2017

Date: 25-26 March 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 0700
Venue: Gua Tempurung, Gopeng, Perak
Distance
Category
Cut-off
Price
10KM
● Men Open ( 18 - 39 years old)
● Women Open (18 - 35 years old)
● Men Veteran (40 years old & above)
● Women Veteran (36 years old & above)
3 hrs
● Early Bird : MYR70 (before 15 Jan 2017)
● Normal Rate : MYR90
25KM
● Men Open ( 18 - 39 years old)
● Women Open (18 - 35 years old)
● Men Veteran (40 years old & above)
● Women Veteran (36 years old & above)
5 hrs
● Early Bird : MYR100 (before 15 Jan 2017)
● Normal Rate : MYR130
50KM
● Men Open ( 18 - 39 years old)
● Women Open (18 - 35 years old)
● Men Veteran (40 years old & above)
● Women Veteran (36 years old & above)
12 hrs
● Early Bird : MYR160 (before 15 Jan 2017)
● Normal Rate : MYR190
100KM
● Men Open ( 18 - 39 years old)
● Women Open (18 - 35 years old)
● Men Veteran (40 years old & above)
● Women Veteran (36 years old & above)
26 hrs
● Early Bird : MYR180 (before 15 Jan 2017)
● Normal Rate : MYR220

* Closing date for all registration : 24 Feb 2017
* Limited slot for each category
● Bib
● Timing Chip
● Event Tee
● Finisher Tee (entitled for 50KM & 100KM only)
● Finisher Medal
● Food & Beverage
● Medic Support
● Emergency Evacuation
● Record Achieve
● Shuttle Transfer (from CP back to START POINT only)
tshirt design

tshirt chart

Coming soon!
10km route


Description – This category considered as our GUT ‘Fun Run’. The route is a mixed terrain which is an unpaved road start from Gua Tempurung for 6km and tarmac road tour around villages that exist in Gopeng.


CP1 - START/END
Race start from CP1 which is race venue at Gua Tempurung. All runners will start and finish their route at this Check Point only.

CP2 (Water Station) - KAMPONG (KM 4.4)
Water Station and this Check Point will lead you to neighbour village which is Kg. Jahang. Feel the enjoyment running in ‘Kampong’ with unique sightseeing of Sungai Kampar.

Further details refer to Gopeng Ultra Facebook Page
25km route


Description –


CP1 - START/END
Race start from CP1 which is race venue at Gua Tempurung. All runners will start and finish their route at this Check Point only.

CP2 (Water Station) - BACKDOOR (KM 12.8)
Route type will be change from tarmac to logging trail/unpaved road. Prepare your mental for your shoes getting wet in this area.

CP3 - HIGH-WEI (KM 19.1)
Junction Check Point for 25KM and 50KM/100KM. From here you need to cross small river before back on tarmac. It’s a road tour around villages that exist in Gopeng before going back to unpaved road towards CP1.


Further details refer to Gopeng Ultra Facebook Page
50km route


Description – This category is our main event! The route is a mixed terrain which is an unpaved road, gravel road, logging trail, crossing river, and for sure tarmac road. Runners will start from Gua Tempurung following Blue color route (50km) and back to event site.


CP1 - START/END
Race start from CP1 which is race venue at Gua Tempurung. All runners will start and finish their route at this Check Point only.

CP2 - BACKDOOR (KM 12.8)
Route type will be change from tarmac to logging trail/unpaved road. Prepare your mental for your shoes getting wet in this area.

CP3 (Cut-off: SAT 1100hrs) - HIGH-WEI (KM 19.1)
Junction Check Point for 25KM and 50KM/100KM. This will lead you back to tarmac (village area) or continue ascending on the logging trail (wilderness).

CP4 (Cut-off: SAT 1300hrs) - REFRESH (KM 25.3)
This CP located at the river-bank, we will provide something to eat here for 50KM & 100KM runners.

CP5 - GAHARU (KM 36)
Last Check Point inside Gaharu Plantation. Enjoy great sightseeing


Further details refer to Gopeng Ultra Facebook Page
100km route


Description – This category is our main event! The route is a mixed terrain which is an unpaved road, gravel road, logging trail, crossing river, and for sure tarmac road. Runners will start from Gua Tempurung following Red color route (62km) and back to event site. There you can have a rest, collect your Drop Bag or straight away continue to make the 2nd loop following Blue color route to complete the distance of 100KM.


CP1 (Cut-off: SAT 2100hrs)- START/END
Race start from CP1 which is race venue at Gua Tempurung. All runners will start and finish their route at this Check Point only.

CP2 - BACKDOOR (KM 12.8)
Route type will be change from tarmac to logging trail/unpaved road. Prepare your mental for your shoes getting wet in this area.

CP3 (Cut-off: SAT 1100hrs) - HIGH-WEI (KM 19.1)
Junction Check Point for 25KM and 50KM/100KM. This will lead you back to tarmac (village area) or continue ascending on the logging trail (wilderness).

CP4 (Cut-off: SAT 1300hrs) - REFRESH (KM 25.3)
This CP located at the river-bank, we will provide something to eat here for 50KM & 100KM runners.

CP5 - GEROH (KM 35)
Route type will be change from logging trail to tarmac. Located at Asli village and have small groceries. There’s Medic on stand-by and Shuttle Transfer for DQ/DNF runners back to CP1. Drop-bag available here.

CP6 - GERUMTUM (KM 42.5)
Turning Point for 100KM on their first big loop. This route is a tarmac road to Waterfall Ulu Geruntum with the distance of 4km return.

CP7 (Cut-off: SAT 1800hrs) - GAHARU (KM 47.8)
Entered for the first big loop (62KM) only. This CP will be no more on the 2nd loop of your run.

CP1 - START/END (KM 62)
First loop end at CP1. Drop-bag available here. Rest and Recover area before continue next 38km loop.

CP2 - BACKDOOR (KM 74.8)
Route type will be change from tarmac to logging trail/unpaved road. Prepare your mental for your shoes getting wet in this area.

CP3 (Cut-off: SUN 0300hrs) - HIGH-WEI (KM 81.1)
Junction Check Point for 25KM and 50KM/100KM. This will lead you back to tarmac (village area) or continue ascending on the logging trail (wilderness).

CP6 - BYPASS GERUMTUM (KM 88.8)
Turning Point for 100KM on their first big loop. This route is a tarmac road to Waterfall Ulu Geruntum with the distance of 4km return.

CP7 - BYPASS GAHARU (KM 92.1)
Bypass Gaharu Plantation trail, run towards finish line, CP1 Gua Tempurung.


Further details refer to Gopeng Ultra Facebook Page
● Detailed course map (You must print out the "Detailed Course Map" from the race website and carry it with you at all times)
● Headlamp (min. 60 lumen)
● Extra batteries for Headlamp
● Basic First-aid Kit
● Personal Medication
● Whistle
● Map case (Waterproof)
● Hand phone
● Min. 1l Water Bottle or Hydration Pack
● Food / Energy Gel or Bar
● Cup (re-usable)
● Blinker (red light only)
● Trail running shoes
● Compass
● Walking Pole
● Sun block
● Vaseline
● GPS device
● Extra clothes
● Cash

The mandatory equipment/item list is not necessarily enough for all racers. What you need differs depending on a racer's skill, physical level, weather during the race, etc. It is up to you to determine what is necessary for you and it is your responsibility to bring additional gear that you will need to safely complete the race. Make sure you've tested all of your gear before the race day.

There is a drop bag service for 100KM runners without a support crew. Small fee might be charges for this service. The drop bag service should not be used for any checkpoints that your support crew will definitely be in attendance. Drop bags can be useful for extra food, gels, body lubricant, spare socks, clothing, batteries and spare headlamp at the checkpoints and for warm, dry clothing and footwear at the finish. Drop bags will be taken to the following locations:

• Checkpoint 1 (Start/End)
• Checkpoint 5 (Geroh)

One drop bag per runner is permitted for each of the above locations. Drop bags must be closable and SOFT (Woolworths/Coles Cool Bag is strongly recommended). Plastic bags/garbage bags and hard plastic boxes will not be accepted. Checkpoint drop bags must be less than 20 litres in volume and less than 5kg in weight. Drop bags must not contain any glass bottles and any liquids must be limited and if included, must be securely contained. Valuable items should not be left in drop bags.

HOW TO?

All drop bags must be clearly marked with SURNAME, BIB NUMBER and CHECK POINT location (ie CP1, CP2). Write on the drop bag with a thick permanent marker pen rather than trying to attach a label that may be ripped from your bag in transport and handling.

Checkpoint drop bags must be delivered to Drop Bag Counter at Race Check-In on the Friday evening between 4pm and 6pm or between 8pm and 9pm. It is the responsibility of the runner to ensure checkpoint drop bags are placed into the correct checkpoint trucks on the Friday evening.

At each drop bag location, checkpoint staff will line up drop bags in race number order. Any bags without a name and race number written clearly, securely and easily visible will not be able to be placed into order. Only the runner can collect their drop bag at the drop bag locations. Once each checkpoint drop bag is finished with it must be taken to the used drop bag pile.

Drop bags will be returned to the drop bag marquee near the finish area at Gua Tempurung within 4 hours of the relevant checkpoint cut-off time. It is the responsibility of runners to collect their own drop bags. Any drop bags not collected by 12.00 noon on Sunday will be disposed.
Gua Tempurung view

Gua Tempurung is located in Lembah Tempurung near Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia.
It is 25 km to the south of Ipoh, the capital of the state of Perak.
Please refer the coordinate given below for navigation to event area.

4.4168° N, 101.1876° E

24 March 2017 (Friday)
1000hrs – Registration, Bib Collection & Mandatory Item Checking
1700hrs – Race Briefing
2000hrs - All Counter Closed

25 March 2017 (Saturday)
0530hrs – Racer Check-in
0700hrs – Race Start ( only for 50km & 100km )
0730hrs – Race Start ( only for 25km )

26 March 2017 (Sunday)
0700hrs – Race Start ( only for 10km )
0800hrs – Race End for 100km category
0900hrs – Breakfast
0930hrs – Race End for 10km category
1000hrs – Lucky Draw and Prize Giving. Closing Ceremony

Gopeng Ultra will be the best chance for such runners to go beyond and test their endurance levels. This might be a beginner’s race for those who are looking towards ultra distance, but be warned it will still be a real tester. Registration is open to all runners over 18 years of age, male or female, with no restriction to any nationality. Participants over 16 years old may also enrol for Gopeng Ultra race (only for 10km & 25km category) subject to prior consent from Thirty Ascend Services and written permission from a parent or legal guardian. They will have to meet the same requirements as adults;-

1.     Each individual allowed registering for one category only in this race.
2.     Participant that using other people bib number is not allowed and not entitled to have placing in podium, or received any prizes.
3.     10KM / 25KM participants for this race will ideally be those who are running around 10-15 kms on a daily basis or participating in any marathon event frequently especially for the period of 60 days from event date.
4.     50KM participants will run a full distance of this course. Basic requirement for this category is for those who are running around 25-30 km on a daily basis or participating in any full marathon (42.195 km) at least 2 times for the period of 6 months from event date.
5.     However for 100KM participants, you should notice that this is not a beginner's race. It's definitely best to have already run a proper, official road and trail marathon (42.195 km) or even better. Since it’s a long distance race, you can alternate run/walk/run. You simply won't make the cut-off times if your stamina is not high, and we mean very high! If you come unprepared, you're in for a one tough run (with the only hope that your mind will be strong enough to get you through to the finish line).
6.     It’s going to be a Mixed Terrain that consist hills, flats and hills again. You may run on the paved road, gravel road, logging trail, forest trail and river crossing.
7.     The Gear you need for a race like this is different than the one you would take along on a road marathon. We will have aid stations along the way with water and food but it's essential that you check details on our Race Booklet (coming soon) to get a proper sense of what you need to run safe and happy.
8.     Stay positive at all times. Hard times are always, followed by happier moments. This is the key to long distance racing: hang on there until you resurface again. Also, remember that no one forced you to be running this. You're entirely responsible for being here.
9.     You must stay on the Marked Course. Short cuts are not permitted . If you get lost, return to the last sighted marking.
10.     You will be considered as Did Not Finish (DNF) the race if you are unable to complete the distance of your category within the cut-off time. You will be considered as DNF too if you unable to reach the designated Check Point within the cut-off time. Kindly cooperate with the official on duty and allow them to carry out the DNF procedure.
11.     If you decided to Quit during the race, kindly report to the nearest Check Point and follow further instruction by the officials. You may return to the finish line by yourself or in case of injuries, wait for medical assistant.If you choose to withdraw before the race you must sign the withdrawal form at the start/finish point. There no re-start after signing the form.
12.     You will be Disqualified (DQ) if you were found cheating by taking shortcuts, use any sort of vehicle for assistance, do not carry the mandatory items or commit any act harmful to other runners and officials.
13.       Cut-off Time. There’s a time limit on some Check Points to complete the course of 50KM and 100KM. If you miss the cut-off then you must follow the directions of officials. Please note that in bad weather conditions, cut-offs may be need to be brought forward during the event.
14.     Support crews are not allowed on the event course at any time. This can lead to disqualification of the participant. Support crews are only allowed in a specified areas.
15.     The Food and beverage at the aid station are only for participants not for outsider or crew members. Please bring your own bottle (byob) to reffuel your water at the aid station.
16.     You must carry the Mandatory gear at all times during the event.Runners who lack of mandatory gear have to stop running until the missing gear is fulfilled. Failure to comply can lead to a time penalty or to disqualification based on the severity of the breach.
17.     You must Obey all directions from marshals and the race organizer.
18.     Littering is prohibited.
19.     Runners intending to break rules in the case of running with a bib that does not belong to you or running the distance you have not registered for will be disqualified.
20.     Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty or disqualification. Any such penalties are at the organizers' discretion and are final.
21.     All Cancellations made by the present or the occurrence of any disaster such as a hurricane, thunderstrom, landslide and things that can be dangerous to all the participants.
22.     There will be Medical Personnel on standby at the race site. Ambulance service is on standby as well for emergency cases.
23.     Participants are responsible to ensure that they are Fit and Healthy before starting the race. Please consult your doctor if there is any doubt.
24.     Participants are to accept the risk associated with the event as per indemnity clause stated in the registration form.
25.     The organizer will not be held responsible for any claim resulted from this event. It is recommended that you have personal accident insurance or health insurance.

If you plan on running this race, your training should begin right away. You can start slowly but you should gradually upgrade your distances. Don't forget that to be able to race safely in a healthy mental and physical state at all times.

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