The second edition of the Merapoh Rainforest Trail 2023 (MRT2023). The organizer is still maintain the main objective of organizing the trail running event in Merapoh which is to preserve the national heritage, promote the caves in Merapoh and continue the Save Merapoh campaign.  There are approximately 200 interesting caves that have not yet been explored and have been recognized as national geopark areas by UNESCO.

We welcome trail runners from all over the world to these beautiful and unique Merapoh caves and trails. Merapoh is also known as the main entrance to Sungai Relau National Park and activities for climbing the summit of Mount Tahan.

We also hope that the 2nd edition of MRT2023 will attract more runners from all over the world to come to Merapoh and therefore can help the economy of the local community through sports tourism activities which have been severely impacted due to the recent Covid19 pandemic.

MRT2023 offers 4 competitive categories to give you experience, thrill and fun in trail running which are 25km, 50km, 100km and 100 miles categories.  Runners will run on the unique Merapoh trail including caves and refreshing rivers.  The total time given for each category is 7 hours for 25km, 13 hours for 50km, 24 hours for 100km and 40 hours for 100 miles.

 "THE MEMORABLE EXPLORER"

Event Information

Event Name : Merapoh Rainforest Trail 2023
Date : 2 June 2023 ( 10:00 AM ) Until 4 June 2023 (18:00 PM )
Venue : Dataran Merapoh, Kuala Lipis, Pahang
Distance : 100 Miles, 100KM, 50KM and 20KM
Registration Closing Date : 16 April 2023

Race Category

Race category 

Day 

Start time 

Cut off time 

Cut off 

 100 MILES 

Friday 

2 June, 10:00PM 

4 June, 2:00PM 

40 hours 

 100 KM 

Friday 

2 June, 10:00PM 

3 June , 10:00PM 

24 Hours 

 50 KM 

Saturday 

3 June, 11:00PM 

4 June, 12:00PM 

13 Hours 

 25 KM 

Sunday 

4 June, 07:00AM 

4 June, 2:00PM 

7 Hours 





Entry Qualification

  • This race is open to male or female of Malaysians/international runner age 18 years old or older, as of race day.
  • Full vaccinated ( 2nd dose and past 14 days after last vaccination).
  • Participants must complete the race on foot under their own strength. 
  • Participants are required to be semi self-sufficient. You must have your mandatory equipment with you at all times during the race.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to deny entry to any participants. 
  • 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.

Category & Fee

DISTANCE  

EARLY BIRD 
​Before 16 Dec 22

NORMAL  
16 Dec 22 - 15 Mar 23  

LATE ENTRY
​16 Mar - 16 Apr 23

 25KM 

RM 190 

RM 250 

RM 290 

 50KM 

RM 290 

RM 350 

RM 390 

100KM  

RM 390 

RM 450 

RM 490 

 100Miles 

RM 550 

RM 600 

RM 650 


* Registration closed on 16 April 2023 or 1000 registrations

  1. 10% off for registration group of 10 participants and above
  2. 5% off for the registration group of 5-9 participants
  3. 5% off for the registration of all the returning participants from MRT2022.
* 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 two month before the event’s date with processing fee of RM30.

Participant's Entitlement

  • 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 & finishing lines
  • Ambulance Medical support
  • Insurance coverage (GPA)

Prizes

  • There are no cash prizes for this event.
  • Top Overall 10 winners from each category (Male & Female) will earn winner's trophy.

T Shirt & Size Chart


Finisher Medal


Race Kit Collection

Category : 100 Miles & 100KM
Date : Friday, 2 June 2023
Time : 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Venue : Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh

Race Briefing : 3:00 PM
Venue : Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh

Category : 50KM & 25KM
Date : Saturday, 3 June 2023
Time : 10:00AM - 18:00PM
Venue : Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh

Please bring necessary documents as listed below:

  • Signed Waiver Form
  • Online Registration Confirmation Slip
  • Valid IC or Passport
Late collection

Please email and contact the organizer : merapohrainforesttrail@gmail.com for arrangement.

Race Briefing

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

Mandatory race briefing will be held on 2 June 2023, Friday, 3 PM at Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh

Race Location


P/S: If you can’t find this location in your navigation apps, you can try with the nearest landmark towards this hall by navigating to Masjid Merapoh or PUSAT INTERNET KG MERAPOH.

Accomodation

  • We are promoting camping style race at MRT. We provide camp site in Taman Negara Pahang Sg Relau and you may bring your own tent. RM1 per entry/ night. Maximum capacity – 150 slot.
  • There’s no charge if you bring your own tent, the camp site is already inclusive with your registration.
  • All the basic facilities such as toilet, shower, surau, dining hall are provided at camp site in Taman Negara Pahang Sg Relau.
  • Merapoh is located at rural area, the nearest Hotels are at the next town – Gua Musang located 25km away (30 mins by car/taxi).You have to arrange your own transport if you choose to stay in those Hotels.

Name Of Hotel 

Email 

Contact 

    1. Deena Hotel 

 

+60 19-9000991 

    2. Kesedar Inn 

innkesedar@yahoo.com 

+60 9-912 1229 

    3. Titiwangsa Hotel 

 

+60 13-995 9781 

    4. Quality Hotel 

 

+60 13-9241701 

    5. Mines Hotel 

 

+60 17-9095718 

    6. Homestay Merapoh 

 

+60 19-9688379 

    7. Taman Negara Sg Relau 

tnsgrelau@wildlife.gov.my 

+60 9-9150214 

Mandatory Gears

Listed below is a list of Mandatory Item to be bring by each runner. These items need to be present during Registration. The Race Marshal have rights to make on-going checking to make sure the runner is following the rules in term of their own safety precautions and preparation for any circumstance that might happen. Failed to present should lead to Disqualification:- 

100Miles & 100km Category 

  1. Headlamp x 2, extra batteries x 2 sets 
  2. Whistle 
  3. Mobile Phone
  4. 1 litre water carrying capacity
  5. Food / Energy Gels / Energy Bar with at least 300 calories at start line
  6. Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks (we will not provide cups at the Check Points in the principle of protecting the environment and to have NO garbage in the trail) 
  7. Medical kits (small) 
  8. Blinkers 
  9. Emergency blanket 

                50km Category 

                1. Headlamp x 1, extra batteries x 1 sets  
                2. Whistle
                3. Mobile Phone
                4. 1 litre water carrying capacity
                5. Food / Energy Gels / Energy Bar with at least 300 calories at start line 
                6. Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks (we will not provide cups at the Check Points in the principle of protecting the environment and to have NO garbage in the trail) 
                7. Medical kits (small) 
                8. Blinkers 
                9. Emergency blanket 

                                 25km Category 

                                1. Headlamp x 1  
                                2. Whistle
                                3. Mobile Phone
                                4. 1 litre water carrying capacity
                                5. Food / Energy Gels / Energy Bar with at least 300 calories at start line 
                                6. Own cups/bowls and spoons/forks (we will not provide cups at the Check Points in the principle of protecting the environment and to have NO garbage in the trail) 
                                7. Medical kits (small) 
                                8. Emergency blanket 
                                Strongly Recommended Item
                                • Cap
                                • Rain coat/Jacket
                                • Hiking poles
                                • Antihistamine
                                • Sunglasses
                                • Sun block

                                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. 

                                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.  
                                Terms and 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.

                                Organizer

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