Merapoh Trail running is given a new breath of life by the introduction of Merapoh Rainforest Trail (MRT) in 2022. Since 2015, people of Merapoh have welcome trail runners from all over the world to its beautiful caves and trail paths.
Our main objective to preserve the National Heritage and Save Merapoh Caves. We have discovered more than 150 caves in Merapoh and we believe there could be more than 200 caves that had not been discovered yet. These national heritages are under threats of destruction from the planned big-scale cement production project and logging activities in Merapoh. As the event grows, we hope to promote and support local business and economy in Merapoh through sporttourism which were badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic for the past two years.
MRT will offer various categories for your pleasure in trail running; 25km, 50km, 100km and 100 miles categories. Participants will run through the beautiful trail of Merapoh that includes running inside and through some of the iconic caves and wading through refreshing rivers. This race is a fast course with less technical sections and caters for beginner in trail running. Cut-off time 36 hours for 100 miles, 22 hours for 100km, 12 hours for 50km and a generous 7 hours for 25km category.
MRT is officially part of UTMB World Series Qualifiers 2022.

Event Information

Date & Time: 18 March 2022 (8:00am) until 20 March 2022 (6:00pm)
Venue: Dataran Merapoh, Kuala Lipis, Pahang

UTMBĀ® World Series Qualifiers

The gateway to UTMB® World Series with thousands of races which are open to all.
Participating in a UTMB® World Series Qualifier race is not mandatory to begin your adventure in the Series but runners who do take part will benefit from privileged access to UTMB® World Series Events and UTMB® World Series Majors.

Race Category

Race Category Day Start Time Cut off Time Cut off
100 MILES Saturday 19 March, 2:00 AM 20 March, 2:00 PM 36 hours
100 KM Saturday 19 March, 2:00 PM 20 March, 12:00 PM 22 hours
50 KM Saturday 19 March, 11:59 PM 20 March, 12:00 PM 12 hours
25 KM Sunday 20 March, 07:00 AM 20 March, 2:00 PM 7 hours
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Race Kit Collection

Category: 100 Miles
Date: Friday, 18 March 2022
Time: 08:00AM - 16:00PM
Race Briefing: 3:00 PM
Venue: Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh
Category : 100KM, 50KM & 25KM
Date: Friday, 18 March 2022
Time: 08:00AM - 18:00PM
Venue: Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh
Late collection.
Please email and contact the organizer for arrangement.

Category & Fee

Race Category & Fee 25KM 50KM 100KM 100 MILES
Standard RM 200 RM 300 RM 400 RM 590

*Registration closed on 17 Feb 2022
Fee exclude online processing fee
*If you cannot attend MRT for whatever reason, there will be NO REFUND policy
*However, we allow bib TRANSFER policy. You can transfer your bib to another runner with advance notice at least one month before the event’s date with processing fee of RM20.
*For participants registered in 2020, the RM20 will be waived.

MRT ROUTE & ELEVATION GRAPH

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T Shirt Size Chart

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Participant Entitlements

  • Race Bib with timing chip for all categories (25KM, 50KM, 100KM and 100 Miles)
  • Event Tee
  • Finisher Tee (finish within cut off time)
  • Finisher Medal (finish within cut off time)
  • E-cert
  • Food & Beverages : At Check Points and Dinner (carbo load dinner on Friday, 18 March 2022)

Entry Qualification

  • Open to Malaysian and permanent resident reside in Malaysia only
  • 18 years old and above
  • Full vaccinated ( 2nd dose and past 14 days after last vaccination)
  • Participants having the following medical conditions ARE NOT ALLOWED to participate in this trail event:
    1. Congenital or rheumatic heart conditions
    2. Hypertension
    3. Myocarditis and other heart conditions
    4. Coronary heart disease, coronary arterial disease
    5. Serious arrhythmia
    6. Diabetes
    7. Any other disease which can be aggravated by running
  • The organiser is not liable for any medical issues due to participants hiding their true medical conditions.

Transport to Race Venue

Bus Schedule  
18 March 2022 (Friday) 07:00 AM Putrajaya Sentral - Merapoh
20 March 2022 (Sunday) 05:00 PM Merapoh - Putrajaya Sentral

Prizes

  • There are no cash prizes for this event
  • Top Overall five winners from each category (Male & Female) will earn winner's trophy

Race Briefing

Category 100 MILES, 100 KM, 50KM and 25KM

  • Mandatory race briefing will be held on 18 March 2022, Friday, 3 PM at Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh.

Mandatory Gears

  1. Headlamp x 2 for 100 miles & 100km
  2. Headlamp x 1 for 50km
  3. Extra batteries
  4. Hydration Bag / Bottles with at least 1 liter of fluid
  5. Food / Energy Gels / Energy Bar with at least 300 calories at start line
  6. Blinkers
  7. Mobile phone
  8. Whistle
  9. Medical Kit (small)
  10. Personal cup/collapsible cup (we will not provide cups at the Check Points in the principle of protecting the environment and to have NO garbage in the trail)
  11. Face Mask

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Important Notice

  • Participants are advised to read the following Important Notice, Terms & Conditions and Official Rules carefully before the race.
  • Participants are advised to solicit medical advice from doctor if they are in doubt of their health condition prior to taking part in the race.
  • All entry fees are non-refundable and the Organizer retains the right to refuse entry to anyone declaring false information on their entry form, not making the required payment, or otherwise failing to meet the stated entry requirements.

COVID-19 SOP
Due to Covid-19 pandemic in our country, both participants and organiser will follow strict Covid-19 SOP as stated by MKN and KKM. As organiser we took active approach and continuously consult and work with relevant government authorities and also with the local communities to make this event as safe as possible to all.
All participants, staff, crew and organiser must be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus on race day to participate in the event. This means a time span of minimum 14 days after the second dose of approved vaccines that require two doses, and minimum 28 days after vaccination for approved vaccines requiring only one dose.
We will also conduct RTK onsite for all crews and participants before the event start. Once passed the RTK, a wrist band will be issued to all and only then participants will allowed to enter race village to collect their race kit.

Official Rules

  1. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify or exclude any person from competition who gives incorrect personal data / details on the entry form, or who is suspected of having taken banned substances. No refund of entry fee will be arranged.
  2. No result or certificate will be given to participants who do not start in the race time assigned to them by the Organizer.
  3. Participants must retire from the race immediately, if asked / requested to do so by any member of the officials, medical staff, race director, umpire and / or security officers / marshals.
  4. No pets or any form of wheel-run objects of transport, bicycles, skates, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers, etc. are NOT allowed on the course.

 

Pictures and Documentation
The Organizer shall be entitled to use pictures and documentation of the Participants taken during the event for purposes related with the event or any future events.

Amendments / Reservations / Acknowledgment

  1. Organizer reserves the right to modify, supplement or waive all or part of the event rules.
  2. Failure to follow these event rules, as may be amended, will result in immediate disqualification and loss of prize money.

Terms & Conditions

  1. The Organizer reserves the right to close entries before the deadline without any notice once the race quota is full.
  2. Entry forms will only be processed upon receipt of full payment of entry fee.
  3. The Organizer reserves the right to limit and refuse entries without reason.
  4. The Organizer reserves the right to contact and to interview applicants by phone or otherwise for additional information required for matters relating to their applications.
  5. Entry fees are non-refundable. The Organizer reserves the right to refuse entries once the entry is accepted if any applicants provide false information, do not make the required payment, or fail to meet entry requirements as stated in the entry form.
  6. Should the event be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the Organizer (including heavy rain, thunder storm or disaster, public rally), no refund of the entry fee will be made and the Organizer shall have no further responsibility and/or liability thereafter.
  7. Running is not a ‘free risk’ sport and therefore each runner must ensure his/her health condition is fit before participating and during the race. Each runner shall be responsible with his/her own health/condition. The Organizer shall be responsible for personal injury or death during or after the race due to gross negligence of the Organizer.
  8. The Organizer reserves the right to disallow/ disqualify any person who is known or suspected to be physically unfit to participate in the event. Should a runner get injured during the race, on case by case basis as recommended by medical team as appointed by the Organizer to monitor the race, such runner may be treated in hospital as designated by the Organizer with a treatment cost not exceeding the amount agreed by the Organizer and the relevant hospital circumstances.
  9. The organizer and its agents will not be held responsible for any issues relating to parking at the venue. Participants are advised to follow the instructions given by traffic personnel for proper parking. The organizer and its agent will not be held responsible due to losses suffered in the event of break in or vandalism to the vehicles of participants. Proper vigilance must be exercised by all participants when parking their vehicles.

Organiser Info

PERSATUAN PENCINTA ALAM SEMULAJADI MERAPOH & MOUNT TAHAN VENTURES
Contact : +6017 3263067
Email : tahanventures@gmail.com
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/Merapoh-Rainforest-Trail-102097074517027/

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