We are proud to announce the 7th edition of Route 68 Ultra for 2023. This race course traverses through the beautiful and scenic landscape of remote Gombak. The route will start and end at an orang asli settlement, winding through hilly roads surrounded by lush green forests - promising to bring you some of the most unique ultramarathon race experience. Runners challenging this exciting new road race will come face to face against a formidable route with an elevation gain of 1,900 m and a competitive cut off time.

We invite you to be part of this exciting road ultramarathon in Malaysia and thank you for your participation.

Route 68 Challenge is proudly brought to you by Malaysia Ultra Running.

Race Info

Date : 4-5 March 2023 (Saturday- Sunday )
Venue : Dewan Serbaguna Komuniti Orang Asli at Km. 24, Gombak, Selangor
Image of Starting location : http://bit.ly/1AW2lMZ

DISTANCE

START TIME

END TIME

CUT OFF TIME

168km

5:00am (Saturday)

1:00pm (Sunday)

32 HOUR

​100km

​7:00pm (Saturday)

1:00pm (Sunday)

​18 HOUR

50KM

​4:00am (Sunday)

​1:00pm (Sunday)

9 HOUR

30km

6:00am (Saturday)

11:00am (Saturday)

​5 HOUR

  • The race is open to all men and women of all nationalities aged 18 years and above on race day.
  • Runners DO NOT need to complete any road race prior to joining this event. However, the organizers would like to caution all participants that an ultramarathon is not easy, and recommends that you should have completed some long distance road races in order to be well prepared for this event.

Entry Fee

Category

Early Bird 

Normal Entry

Late Entry

2 Aug  - 30 Sept 22 1 Oct  - 30 Nov 22​ 1 -31 Dec 22

168KM

480

530

580

​100KM

380

430

480

​50KM

280

330

380

30KM

180

230

280


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Runner's Entitlements

  • Bib with timing chip
  • Event Tee
  • Finisher Hoodie for 168km only
  • Finisher Tee (finish within cut-off)
  • Finisher Medal (finish within cut-off)
  • E-certificate
  • Food & beverage provided 
  • Ambulance Medical support​
  • Insurance coverage (GPA)

Eevnt/Finisher Shirt Size Chart

Finisher Hoodie (For 168km finisher only)

Finisher Medal

Category

168KM

100KM

50KM

30KM

 Men Open <39

Top 10

​Top 10

​Top 10

​​Top 10

 Men Veteran 40-49

Top 10

​Top 10

​Top 10

​Top 10

 Men Sr.Veteran 50>

​Top 10

​Top 10

Top 10

​Top 10

 Women Open <39

​Top 10

​Top 10

Top 10

​Top 10

 Women Veteran 40-49

​Top 10

​Top 10

Top 10

​Top 10

 Women Sr.Veteran 50>

​Top 10

​Top 10

Top 10

​Top 10


Winner
Top 10 winners for each categories Men & Women : Open, Veteran, Senior Veteran. ​Age follow by D.O.B vs Event date 4-5 March 2023 (e.g : 3 March 1983 as "age 39" / 4 March 1983 as "age 40")

Race Kit Collection

Date : 25 & 26 February 2023
Date : 11:00am - 7:00pm
Venue : TBC

Self Collection

  • Kindly be reminded to bring your confirmation slip or NRIC for verification.

Collection on behalf

  • Kindly ensure that your collector has your collection details for verification.
  • Collection details : confirmation slip or copy of NRIC (soft-copy accepted)

For Outstation or International runners

  • You may arrange for collection on behalf too. Read " Collection on behalf ".
  • For your convenience, you may also self collect on the race day itself 1-2 hour before the race flag off.

Mandatory Items

  1. Hydration bag/belt/bottle min 1000ml capacity
  2. Headlamp 
  3. Reflective vest 
  4. Blinker 
  5. Mobile phone
  • All runners must carry all mandatory gears at all times. The organizers and volunteers have the right to perform random gear checks on any participants at any point of the race. Should a runner be found without the possession of a mandatory gear, he/she will not be allowed to continue on the course until a suitable replacement gear is found.​​

RECOMMENDED GEARS

  • Sports gels and nutrition, electrolyte tablets, salt sticks
  • Medical kit (adhesive bandage, scissors)
  • Deep cold spray or gel
  • Sun block
  • Sun cap
  • Rain coat/jacket

Baggage/Drop Bag Service

BAGGAGE SERVICE
Baggage service available at the race site during the race day 4-5 March 2023 for all category.

DROP BAG SERVICE
168KM : CP5 Waterway Villa station
Take note that you will check into CP5 twice and Starting Point once during the entire course of the race. Do plan your extra back up gears in each drop bag accordingly.

100KM : CP5: Waterway Villa station (42km)

30KM/50KM : No Drop bag for 50km Participants

How to get there ?

GPS coordinates: 3.295415, 101.731870

If you're using WAZE or Google Maps, search for: Muzium Orang Asli Gombak

Transportation

Bus transportation service is available for participants on race day

Two-way transportation fee: RM80 per participant
Pick-up location: NU Sentral. Under pedestrian bridge in front of mall.
Arrival location: Dewan Serbaguna Orang Asli Gombak (race site)
​​
We urge all participants to use this bus transport service as we expect heavy build-up of traffic on race day due to:
- Single lane roads leading into race site
- Parking spaces limited to approximately 50-100 cars at the site

Kindly note that the bus leaves the race site back to NU Sentral once it fills up and departure time may vary with the crowd we have this year. Do check with the Race Secretariat counter for update on departure times during race day.

To secure your place on the bus kindly visit [LINK] Booking must be made with payment complete latest by the 31 December 2022. Late bookings will not be entertained.

Pre-race departure

DISTANCE
RACE START TIME
BUS TIME (Nu Sentral - Gombak)
168km/30km
5:00am (04/03/2023)
2:00am (04/03/2023)
100km
7:00pm (04/03/2023)
4:00pm (04/03/2023)
50KM
4:00am (05/03/2023)
1:00am (05/03/2023)


Post-race departure

TRIP

CATEGORY

BUS TIME (Gombak - Nu Sentral)

1st Bus

168km,100km,50km,30km​

11:00am (05/03/2023)

2nd Bus

168km,100km,50km,30km​

1:00pm (05/03/2023)



Bus return to Nu Sentral

Course Map

30KM

50KM

100KM

168KM

Rules & Regulations

General

  1. You must obey the instructions of the event marshals at all times. 
  2. If you miss the cut-off time for your category, you must withdraw from the race as instructed.
  3. Littering is strictly prohibited. Any runner seen littering along the route will be penalized. 
  4. Damaging or disturbing any flora or fauna is strictly prohibited.
  5. Doping or use of drugs is strictly prohibited.
  6. Breaking any of the rules mentioned may incur a time penalty or disqualification.  Any such penalties are at the race organisers discretion and are final.
  7. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the event rules and requirements, route or other arrangements as they deem appropriate.
  8. Participants must provide true and accurate information to the organisers.  Any wilful dishonesty may render a participant's entry invalid and the organisers reserve the right to amend or cancel such participant's entry without compensation.

The rules and regulations of the Route 68 Endurance Challenge is designed to safeguard the safety  of all runners, volunteers and organizers as well as to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible during and after the race day with minimal disruptions. It is the runners’ responsibilities to read and understand the set of rules listed below. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the disqualification of the runner. 

  • SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: ​On the route from Gombak - Bentong, you are required on run on the LEFT side of the road. On the route from Bentong - Gombak, you will run on the RIGHT side of the road. Kindly adhere to this instruction for your own safety.
  • Equipment: All runners must carry all mandatory gears at all times. Race officials have the right to perform random gear checks on any participants at any point of the race. Should a runner be found without the possession of a mandatory gear, he/she will not be allowed to continue on the course and will be DISQUALIFIED (DQ) from the race.
  • Mandatory gear use: 6.00am - 8.00am mandatory to wear your reflective vest, switch on your blinker attached to your back and run with your headlamp on. After 8.00am you may remove and keep your reflective vest, blinker and headlamp in your bag/pouch. Use when visibility is poor due to thunderstorm or cloudy conditions. All mandatory items MUST be carried at all times by yourself even when not in use.
  •  Cut-off times: Cut-off times will be strictly enforced throughout the race. Runners must check out from a water station before the designated cut-off time of the station. All decisions by race officials are final and non-negotiable.
  •  No short-cutting: All runners must follow the marked path along the race course without taking any shortcuts (unless instructed by the volunteers). Any runners caught violating this rule by taking a shortcut or hopping on a vehicle will be DISQUALIFIED (DQ).
  •  Support Crew for 202km & 168km : Maximum 1 vehicle and maximum 3 support crew for 202km & 168km participants only.
  •  No pacers allowed: Strictly no ‘unofficial pacers’ are allowed throughout the entire race. If you’re caught with a pacer (either on foot or on any vehicles) you will be DISQUALIFIED (DQ) except for 168km category. 
  •  No unauthorized aid stations: To ensure race fairness to all runners, no unauthorized aid stations should be set up by anyone throughout the race course. We welcome all supporters to setup their aid stations at all the designated water stations. Thank you for supporting the runners along their grueling journey.
  • Do not litter:  Kindly carry your trash and dispose them at the bins provided at each waterstation.
  •  Road use and crossing: There will be no road closure for this race. There will be vehicles using the same road as you during the race. Please be courteous to the other vehicles and let them pass through before continuing your journey. Always run on the shoulder on the road and BECAREFUL of fast approaching vehicles. You are responsible for your own safe-being on the race course.
  •  Instructions from volunteers: At certain points of the race, volunteers may redirect you from the race course for safety purposes. Always follow the instructions of the volunteers to avoid untoward incidence.
  •  Lack of respect for others (organisation or runners) Note : a participant whose supporters are uncivil and/or refuse to respect the organisation's instructions will be penalised. (Disqualify)
  • Runners are classified as the following
  1. Any runner who dropped out of the race: Did Not Finish (DNF)
  2. Any runner who missed the cut-off of a waterstation: Did Not Finish (DNF)
  3. Any runner who registered and not start the race: Did Not Start (DNS)​
Offense Status

 Running without a bib or bib registered to another runner.

Disqualified (DQ)

 Do not carry mandatory equipment

Disqualified (DQ)

​ Short cutting / Did not pass checkpoint

Disqualified (DQ)

 Assistance from non official pacers  ​(pacing or food/hydration)

Disqualified (DQ)

Medical Assistance

  • In order to ensure race safety, race organizer will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race.
  • Race organizer has purchased Public Liability Insurance for this event, it is strongly recommended that the runners have obtained an adequate Personal Medical Insurance coverage.
  • If necessary, and in the interests of the person being rescued, at the exclusive discretion of the organizers, the official medical rescue services may be called upon to take over operations, using any means they consider appropriate, including an ambulance. Any costs deriving from such exceptional transport will be charged to the person who has been rescued.
  • The Medic Team are authorized to withdraw any runners that they consider as unfit, The runner bib will be removed as part of the DNF (Did Not Finish) procedures.
  • Depending on your condition, an emergency evacuation may be required. This evacuation will be at the expense of the person being rescued. For overseas racers, it is strongly recommended that you obtain adequate travel insurance coverage​

Runner's Responsibilities

  • You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance running race. You will be running all day and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.
  • You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.
  • You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (raining, strong winds) and other troubles expected when traveling across road.
  • You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.
  • You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.

Additional Info

  • Race bib must be worn and visible in front of runner at all times.
  • We do not condone and allow unofficial bib exchange or selling. All winner will be verified with the original IC or passport
  • Race directors reserves the right to cancel the race in the event of natural disasters or extreme weather, including (not limited to) haze. thunderstorm, landslide