WELCOME TO TAIPING ENDURANCE CHALLENGE 2022


TAIPING ENDURANCE CHALLENGE 2022 is presented to you by MMTF Consultant and Zuddin Event. TAIPING ENDURANCE CHALLENGE 2022 will be held between 27 - 28 August 2022 at Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia.


TAIPING ENDURANCE CHALLENGE 2022 will see runners challenging themselves through 3 challenges (6 Hours, 12 Hours, and 12 Hours Mixed Duo) around the iconic Taman Tasik Taiping.


Why Taiping? Why Taman Tasik Taiping?


Taiping was awarded the third spot as “World’s Most Liveable City” behind Ljubljana and Vancouver at the Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards at the International Tourismus-Börse (ITB) travel trade show in Berlin.


The Taiping Lake Gardens (Malay: Taman Tasik Taiping) is the first public garden established during British rule in Malaysia. The garden is located near Bukit Larut and is equidistant to the Taiping town center and the Taiping Zoo.


The Taiping Lake Gardens was originally a mining ground before it was established as a public garden in 1880. The idea of a public garden was the brainchild of Colonel Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker. The garden was developed by Charles Compton Reade (1880–1933).


The 64 hectares (160 acres) site was the first public garden in Malaya, and was cherished for its beauty; it has been well-maintained since its opening. There are ten scenic lakes and ponds, which highlight the gardens. Along Residency Road, near the gardens, were golden rain trees planted along the pathway which will act as a canopy for runners.


Taiping Lake Gardens is also a big natural playground for a bunch of Malaysian animals like the endangered dusky leaf monkeys. We personally love these white-spectacled little monkeys: they have white fur on their mouth that make them look like real cuties. Look up to the trees and see if you can spot some. Be prepared to hear the calls of the wilds from the Zoo during the run.


Come discover the posh and beauty of Taiping Lake Gardens whilst you challenge your inner limits. The race will take you across 5 bridges located and 7 lakes/ ponds around the Taiping Lake Gardens. There are many activities that your supporters and family members can do whilst you put yourself through the challenge. They can take a walk around the Taiping Lake Gardens, visit the Taiping Zoo, visit the Stone Garden, explore the many bridges, ponds and lakes on foot or bicycle and take a paddle boat and float at the west lake. There is something for everyone indeed.


Race Information

   Date 

27 August 2022 (Expo Opens/ Race Kit Collection/ REPC/ 03:00pm – 08:00pm) – For All Race Categories

28 August 2022 (Prize Giving/ 10:00am – 11:00am)

  Start Time

12 Hours/ 12 Hours Mixed Duo (27 August 2022/ 09:00pm)

6 Hours (28 August 2022/ 03:00am)

  Venue

Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia

  Challenges

6 Hours Solo

12 Hours Solo/ 12 Hours Mixed Duo (1 Man + 1 Woman)

  Event Page

https://www.facebook.com/TaipingEnduranceChallenge

  Website

https:/mmtf.my/events/tec

  Email

admin@zuddinevent.com

Event Schedule

DESCRIPTION

TIME

REMARK

27 AUGUST 2022 (SATYRDAY)

Race Entitlement Pack Collection

(REPC) & Race Village/ Expo Opens

03:00pm – 08:00pm

At Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping.

 

Race Start

09:00pm

Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping (For 12 Hours Solo and 12 Hours Mixed Duo)

Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Open

07:00pm

At Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping

28 AUGUST 2022 (SUNDAY)

Race Start

03:00am

Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping (For 6 Hours Solo)

Cut Off Time (COT)

09:00am

Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping (For All Challenges)

Prize Giving Ceremony

10:00am – 11:00am

At Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping

Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Close

12:00pm

At Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping


Note :-

  1. Schedule is subjected to change when deemed necessary by the organizer.
  2. Mandatory gears check will be conducted during REPC and randomly along the racecourse.
  3. Please follow the instructions from the event crew at the race village at all times.
  4. All drop bags must be retrieved with RUNNER’S BIB at the respective drop bag counters by 12:00pm (28 August 2022) either by the runners themselves or a representative. Any drop bags not collected after 12:00pm will be disposed of. The organizer will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to any item in the drop bag.

For FINISHER STATUS to be awarded, 6 Hours Solo Runners have to complete 7 loops (24.5KM), 12 Hours Solo Runners have to complete 14 loops (49KM) and 12 Hours Mixed Duo Runners have to complete 16 loops (56KM).

Online Registration/Rules & Regulations

  1. All participants must register online by providing their name, NRIC/Passport number, gender, contact number, email address, and emergency contact details.
  2. Upon successful registration, each participant will receive a confirmation slip via email. The confirmation slip serves as the only valid evidence of registration. All participants are required to present their respective confirmation slips and, or identity card and; or passport during Race Entry Pack Collection Day.
  3. The Event is open to participants who are 18 years of age and above. Age is calculated based on 27 August 2022.
  4. Participants must place their race bibs facing forward, prominently as high as possible on the front of their Running Tee. Do not place your race bib on the side of your hips, on your back, or tucked away in your jacket. Runners found without their race bib numbers may be penalized or disqualified. Please ensure that the race bib number is visible.
  5. No unauthorized transfer of bib is allowed.
  6. Tampering with the race bib in any way (e.g. obscuring/removing sponsor’s identification) will result in your disqualification. The organizer shall immediately disqualify any participants if this rule is not strictly observed.
  7. No pets or animals are allowed on the course.
  8. A runner is not allowed to be supported by any 3rd Party in the race, other than by the participants of the race and at the Checkpoints/ Water Stations provided by the organizer along the course.
  9. If you withdraw from the race, you must report to the checkpoint found at the midsection of the course or at the START/ FINISH area. This will ensure that you will be safely removed from the race course and accounted for in our race risk management.
  10. If you need First Aid assistance on the course, you must contact the emergency number which will be provided to you as stipulated on the bib no or in the EVENT GUIDE to be shared prior to race weekend.
  11. You must carry your own mandatory gear at all times during the race. Random gear checks will be conducted during the race. Runners without mandatory items will not be able to proceed until they arrange for the missing items to be replaced.
  12. You must obey the instructions given by checkpoint officials or race marshals, or the event team and withdraw from the race if you are deemed not fit to continue.
  13. Littering is prohibited. Kindly dispose of all litter at the nearest checkpoint.
  14. Do not leave any human faeces on the track. If you need to poo, use a toilet, a wag bag or get off track and “Leave No Trace”.
  15. You must obey any information signs and markers along the racecourse.
  16. For FINISHER STATUS to be awarded, 6 Hours Solo Runners have to complete 7 loops (24.5KM), 12 Hours Solo Runners have to complete 14 loops (49KM) and 12 Hours Mixed Duo Runners have to complete 16 loops (56KM).
  17. The organizer reserves the right to discourage and/or penalize behaviour that is considered unsporting.

Categories

Distance

Category

Age Group

   6 Hours Solo

Men & Woman Open

Men & Woman Veteran

18 – 39

40 & above

   12 Hours Solo

Men & Woman Open

Men & Woman Veteran

18 – 39

40 & above

   12 Hours Mixed Duo

 Mixed Open

(1 Man & 1 Woman)

18 & above

Registration Period / Fees

Distance

Early Bird

(1st April – 30th May 2022)

Late Entry

(1st June – 30th June 2022)

6 Hours Solo

RM120

RM170

12 Hours Solo

RM160

RM210

12 Hours Mixed Duo

(1 Man & 1 Woman)

RM360

RM470

Cut Off Time (COT)

The event will be flagged-off in accordance with the following start times:

• 6 Hours Solo – 03:00am/ 28 August 2022 (End Time : 09:00am 28 August 2022)
• 12 Hours Solo – 09:00pm/ 27 August 2022 (End Time : 09:00am 28 August 2022)
• 12 Hours Mixed Duo – 09:00pm/ 27 August 2022 (End Time : 09:00am 28 August 2022)

Runner’s Entitlements

  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • Event Tee
  • Finisher Tee
  • Finisher Medal
  • E-Cert
  • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
  • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance

Finisher Medals

  • Finisher medals will only be awarded to runners, upon completion of race with the stipulated distance.
  • Registered participants who do not turn up in person on Race Day will be disqualified and will not be entitled to a finisher medal.

Winner's Prize

Category

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

4th place

5th place

6H Solo

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

12H Solo

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

12H Mixed Duo

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

Position Trophy & sponsor items

 

**Winner/s is determined by the most number of loops completed during the 6 Hours /12 Hours run respectively.

Mix Duo Rules

For Mixed Duo, it is mandatory to change to your other runner for every loop.

Duo team that skips runner will be penalized/DQ if caught by the organiser.

Flow: Runner A ->
 Runner B -> Runner A -> Runner B

There will be designated runners exchange zone, each runner must change inside the zone. Changing runners in the middle of the loop is prohibited.

Event T-Shirt

  • All participants will receive an event tee.
  • Participants are advised to refer to the size chart and select their sizes carefully to avoid any sizing issues. No exchange will be allowed after confirmation of registration.

Finisher T-Shirt

  • Finisher T-shirt will only be awarded to 6 Hours Solo Runners have to complete 7 loops (24.5KM), 12 Hours Solo Runners have to complete 14 loops (49KM) and 12 Hours. Mixed Duo Runners have to complete 16 loops (56KM).
  • Participants are advised to refer to the size chart and select their sizes carefully to avoid any sizing issues. No exchange will be allowed after confirmation of registration.

T-Shirt Size Chart

Taiping Endurance Challenge 2022

Race Bib

Bib design is in progress. 

** Note 1: Participants must wear their bib numbers at the front.

** Note 2: Tampering with the race bib in any way (e.g. obscuring/removing sponsor’s identification) will result in your disqualification. The organizer shall immediately disqualify any participants, if this rule is not strictly observed.

** Note 3: Participants without Race Bibs on event day will not be allowed to start the race.

** Note 4: Whosoever found to be running with another person’s race bib other than his/ her own will be subjected to disqualification, and possible banned from the event for a period of time.

** Note 5: The organizer is against the unlawful transfer of bib. Any transfer must be made known and be authorized by the organizer. This is to ensure that should there be any incidents, the right person is contacted and the right treatment to be administered in some cases.

Mandatory Items

  1. Mandatory gear check will be conducted prior to Race Pack Collection and randomly during the race.
  2. Any runners who fail to adhere to the list below will incur penalty, where time will be added to their finishing time based on the severity of the omission, and in some cases will give the organizer the right to penalize the said runner. Any decision made is at the organizer’s discretion and it will be final.

CATEGORY

MANDATORY ITEMS

PENALTIES

6 Hours Solo

12 Hours Solo

12 Hours Mixed Duo

Headlamp

Extra Batteries

Basic First Aid Kit

DQ

2 Hours

2 Hours

 

Start / Finish / Checkpoints

The start and finish of the race is at Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping, Perak. Please go to Travel section for information on getting to Taiping/ Esplanade.

Support Crew

Support crews are not required for this race, as the respective checkpoints by the organizer are adequate for runners to successfully complete the race.

If you have support crews, kindly ensure that they only support you at the respective checkpoints provided. Support crews are not allowed on the course, as they could be a hazard to other runners or to themselves. Anyone found to have breached this rule of law will be disqualified and evicted from the course.

The organizer is not responsible for the safety of support crews. The registered runner is responsible for the actions of his/ her support crews. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event officials. The runner may be penalized or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.

Support crews must not eat the provided food at checkpoints. The food is for the competitors only.

Only runners are allowed to gain possession of their drop bags at the drop bags counter.

Route Map And Checkpoints

To be released by 30 April 2022.

Refunds and Transfers

If you can no longer participate in the race, please refer to ‘Refund Policy’ and ‘Entry Transfers’ below to check your available options.

REFUND POLICY

 If you cannot find anyone to replace you and would prefer a refund of your entry fee, we are able to provide:

  • Full refund less RM50.00 administration fee if you advise us by email any time before the late entry fee date (30 April 2022 11:59PM).
  • 50% refund less RM50.00 administration fee if you advise us by email between 1 Mei 2022 and 30 June 2022 11:59PM.
  • No monetary refund if you advise us after 30 June 2022 11:59PM.

 *Do note that there will be a 6% gateway charge on the total amount, or min. RM2.00, whichever is higher to be paid.

For refunds prior to 11:59PM 30 June 2022, please email with Subject – Refund/ Name/ Category to admin@zuddinevent.com.

In the event that the event course is, in the opinion of the event organizer, unsafe (for example by reason of heavy rain, high winds, bushfires, uprooted trees, flooded track, “acts of god”), organizer may, in their sole discretion, attempts to re-route the course, find an alternative shortened course or cancel the event. Organizer also reserves the right to cancel the event for any other reason which may include but is not limited to terrorism and war. If the event is cancelled, re-routed or shortened, no refund or transfer to another event will be made. Due to the scale of the event and travel & commitment involved by competitors, it is not practical to re-schedule the event to any other weekend.

ENTRY TRANSFERS

TRANSFER OF ENTRY BEFORE 30 June 2022

You are able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance up to 30 June 2022 11:59pm. You need to find the person yourself to transfer your entry to. You need to sort out payment between yourself and the person taking your entry. The person who is taking your entry will also need to pay a RM50.00 transfer fee and 6% gateway charge (or min RM2.00), whichever is higher to complete their new entry.

For EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to admin@zuddinevent.com

TRANSFER OF ENTRY AFTER 30 June 2022 (LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are also able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance after 30 June 2022. You need to find the person yourself to transfer your entry to. You need to sort out payment between yourself and the person taking your entry. The person who is taking your entry will also need to pay a RM100.00 transfer fee and 6% gateway charge (or min RM2.00), whichever is higher.

For LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to admin@zuddinevent.com

Category Change

CATEGORY UPGRADE/ DOWNGRADE BEFORE 31 JULY 2022

If you would like to change the race category after registering, you are able to upgrade or downgrade your category before 31 July 2022 11:59pm.

For upgrade, you are required to pay the category price difference and a RM50.00 cash administration fee.

Kindly email with Subject – CATEGORY UPGRADE/ Name/ Category to admin@zuddinevent.com

 For downgrade, you are required to pay a RM50.00 cash administration fee, however the difference in the category price will not be refunded.

Kindly email with Subject – CATEGORY DOWNGRADE/ Name/ Category to admin@zuddinevent.com

 *Do note that there will be a 6% gateway charge on the total amount, or min. RM2.00, whichever is higher to be paid.

Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC)

Date:  Saturday 27 August 2022
Venue: Dataran Kedamaian, Taman Tasik Taiping, Perak
Time: 03:00pm – 08:00pm

 Documents Required for REPC

  • Confirmation slip
    Note: We encourage a paperless environment. Hence, a confirmation slip displayed through mobile/smartphone at the REPC counter will suffice.
  • Participant can also produce National Registration Identity Card (Malaysian) or Passport with confirmation slip for verification during REPC.
  • Kindly note that the registered participant is required to collect his/ her own Race Entry Pack. You are not allowed to collect Race Entry Pack on behalf of other runners.
  • INDEMNITY AND RELEASE FORM. PLEASE PRINT AND BRING A COPY OF THE INDEMNITY AND RELEASE FORM AS ATTACHED. FAILURE OF WHICH YOU WILL BE CHARGED RM2.00/COPY FOR PRINTING CHARGES.

Travel / Accommodation

TRAVEL:- 

Dataran Kedamaian is situated in the heart of Taman Tasik Taiping/ Taiping Lake Garden.

Kuala Lumpur –> Taiping

  • Take a train/ ETS from KL Sentral to Taiping (3.5hrs), or
  • Take a bus from KLIA 1 or KLIA 2 (4.5-5hours), or
  • Take a bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)(4-4.5hrs), or
  • Take a bus from Puduraya Bus Terminal (4-4.5hrs), or
  • Taxi (3-3.5hrs), or
  • Car (3-3.5hrs)

Penang -> Taiping

  • Take a train/ ETS from Butterworth to Taiping (50-60mins), or
  • Take a bus from Butterworth (75-90mins), or
  • Taxi (75-90mins), or
  • Car (75-90mins)

Ipoh –> Taiping

  • Take a train/ ETS from Ipoh to Taiping (50-60 mins), or
  • Take a bus from Ipoh Amanjaya Bus Station (75-90mins), or
  • Taxi (75-90mins), or
  • Car (75-90mins)

Hence, one can fly to either Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, or Penang, and decide their mode of connecting transport from there. Alternatively, one can also take a train or bus from any state in Peninsular Malaysia. If you are traveling from Singapore, there are direct buses from Singapore to Taiping, or from Johor Bahru to Taiping. If you are coming from the South of Thailand (between the border of Malaysia-Thailand), you may also take a direct bus after crossing the immigration counter or opt to take a bus to Butterworth and catch a connecting bus to Taiping.

You may alight both at Kamunting Bus Terminal or Simpang, and take a cab into Taiping Town which will cost you ~ RM10/ trip.

ACCOMMODATION:-

There are many hotels (budget or otherwise), motels, homestay and beds & café in Taiping Town.

Our current official hotel is Perdana Hotel (Contact Person Puan Dini +6016966 1420).

We will update when we have more news on other official hotels confirmed.

Insurance Coverage

All runners are covered by Personal Accident Insurance.

Class of Insurance: Personal Accident Insurance
Period of Insurance: 27 – 28 August 2022

INSURANCE COVERAGE :
Accidental Death : RM5,000.00 or Personal Disability : RM5,000.00
Medical Expenses : RM200.00

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