Race Concept

Kota Tinggi is blessed with rainforest and amazing trails for many decades. These trails link up various heritage locations and points of interest all over the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls. For decades, Kota Tinggi's locals have taken to these amazing trails for many of their weekends and public holidays, especially for those leisure weekend hikers. Some trails are quite challenging, hilly and less chartered, making them very popular among those serious climbers and trail runners. Yet, for a long time, these beautiful nature trails and points of interest and their surrounding have been a mystery for a lot of people in the Southern region of Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysia in general. It's fair to say that the Southern people have not been exposed to these beauty nature and challenges of these trails yet.

Ultimate Trail of The South is conceived with passion for these beauty trails. Following the successful first and second edition of Ultimate Trails of Penang, Ultimate Trails of The South will be second race of the Ultimate Trails (trademark pending) Series that will be held in the Southern Region. For the first edition in 2020, Ultimate Trails of The South will offer 3 different categories, of distances of 15 km, 35 km and 50 km.

For the second edition, a new different categories of 35km, 55km and 70km will be replacing the old categories.

Postponement Announcement

*** Postponement to 26/27 November 2022 ***

Dear 2022 UToS Runners,

It is with a heavy heart, and deep sense of disappointment that we have to make this announcement.

On 13th July 2022, we received a rejection letter from Majlis Daerah Kota Tinggi. Unlike before in the 1st edition in 2020, we are now not permitted to use Kota Tinggi Waterfall as the race venue. In fact, the whole place is still closed to the public now.

In the days subsequent to this formal notice, we have tried looking for alternative venue which will allow the runners to run the original routes for 35km, 55km and 70km. We are happy to inform you that we have now secured a new venue, but have to postpone the race since it is now less than 1 month before we apply for permit from the Sports Commission.

The new date will be 26/27 November 2022. We plan to organize a formal running clinic cum simulation run on the original race date of 13/14 August. We welcome those who have made travel arrangement to this race to consider joining this clinic/simulation run event.

We sincerely apologize for this unfortunate situation that we find ourselves in. For those who can’t join the race on the postponed date of 26/27 November, we will make full refund of the registration fee (less the original handling fee).

The registration is still open, with standard fee applying until 30 September 2022.

Once again, do accept our profound apologies.

Endurance Nature Southern Ultra
19th July 2022

Race Info

Starting and finishing point for all distances: TBA

Race Course: 70 km
Cut off time: 24 hours
Route Map 70KM
Race Course: 55 km
Cut off time: 18 hours
Route Map 55KM
Race Course: 35 km
Cut off time: 13 hours
Route Map 35KM

Registration Fee

Registration Fees: (Non MURA Members)

Categories 70KM 55KM 35KM
Early Bird Until 10 May 22 340 260 180
Standard (11 May - 30 Sep 22) 400 300 220
Late Entries  (1 Oct - 31 Oct 22) 450 350 250

Registration Fees: (MURA Members)

Categories 70KM 55KM 35KM
Early Bird Until 10 May 22 320 240 160
Standard (11 May - 30 Sep 22) 380 280 200
Late Entries  (1 Oct - 31 Oct 22) 430 330 230

Closing of Registration: 31st Oct 2022
Early Bird: Until 10th May 2022
Standard: 11th May -30th Sep 2022
Late Entries: 1st Oct - 31st Oct 2022

*To be eligible for MURA (Malaysia Ultra Runners Association) member discount, applicants need to be MURA members 15 days before each period (early bird, standard and late).

Awards

There will be no cash prizes for this event.

CODE & CATEGORY 70KM 55KM 35KM
Men Open  Top 10 trophies/prizes Top 10 trophies/prizes Top 10 trophies/prizes
Women Open  Top 10 trophies/prizes Top 10 trophies/prizes Top 10 trophies/prizes
  • All finishers will be awarded with Finisher Medals
  • Only 55km and 70km finishers will be awarded with Finisher Tees

Race Pack Collection

DATE LOCATION TIME
To Be Advised To Be Advised 11:00 am - 6.00 pm
COLLECT FOR YOURSELF COLLECT ON BEHALF OF YOUR FRIENDS COLLECT ON RACE DAY
To collect for yourself, please show your IC, passport or your other identity document ! To collect on behalf of your friends, please show us the WhatsApp authorization that your friend has sent to you on your mobile phone, together with details of his name and IC/Passport number.

For runners who are NOT ABLE to pick up the race packs on Friday, 25th Nov 2022, can collect race pack on race day. 
Date : Saturday, 26th Nov 2022
Time : 4.00 am - 2:30 pm
Venue : TBA

T-Shirt Sizing Chart

T-Shirt Sizing Chart

Rules & Regulations

SEMI-SELF SUFFICIENCY
1. Runners must complete the set course on foot by their own power and ability within the stipulated time;
2. Trekking poles is allowed for runners of all categories;
3. Drinking cups will not be provided at any of the water station points;
4. 35km, 55km and 70km runners must have their own cup or other personal containers suitable for the purpose;
5. No pacers are allowed to run along with the runners for all categories;
6. Personal assistance (support crew) along the running route and at the water stations is Not Allowed in all categories.

RUNNERS RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Runners must understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance road running race. He/she will be running all day and night on the road and trails. He/she must have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such an event.
2. Runners will be responsible for his/her own safety by having the ability and skills to deal with problems that may be encountered during the race of this nature.
3. Runners must be able to undertake or deal with on his/her own without any other external assistance during the deteriorating weather conditions (e.g. raining, strong winds, hot sun and etc..) and other unforeseen circumstances arises while running on the road and/or trails.
4. Runners who accept any assistance and support from any person may be disqualified.
5. In the event of a runner meeting another runner who is in health difficulty or injured, he/she must stop to help and inform the race organizer to seek for medical assistance. Failure to do so may result in penalties or disqualification being imposed to the runner or runners concerned.
6. It is runners' responsibilities to follow our regular Facebook updates even if you do not have any FB accounts.

Mandatory Items

  • By entering the race, each runner undertakes to take with him/her all the mandatory items as listed below throughout the race.
  • Failure to do so will result in application of the time penalties or disqualification.
  • Mandatory items (gear checks will be carried out on all runners before the race starts, and spot checks may be carried out along the route during the race):

70km mandatory item:

1. 1 headlamp + spare batteries 1 set.
2. Whistle.
3. Mobile phone.
4. Own cups, bowls and spoons/forks.
5. Emergency blanket.
6. 1.5 litre water carrying capacity.
7. Energy food, bar x 2 pcs.

55km mandatory item:

1. 1 headlamp + spare batteries 1set.
2. Whistle.
3. Mobile phone.
4. Own cups, bowls and spoons/forks.
5. Emergency blanket.
6. 1.5 litre water carrying capacity.
7. Energy food, bar x 2 pcs.

35km mandatory item:

1. Whistle.
2. Mobile phone.
3. Own cups, bowls and spoons/forks.
4. Emergency blanket.
5. 1.5 litre water carrying capacity.
6. Energy food, bar x 1 pcs.

Recommended (not compulsory):

  • Blinking light;
  • Sport foods & Gels;
  • Rucksack or waist bag;
  • Head gear or cap or bandana;
  • Sun UV block;
  • Cash;
  • Route Map and Elevation Map.

Bibs

  • Each bib is given individually to each runner in the Race Pack, upon presentation of suitable identity document
  • Each runner will be given one bib number: this must be worn and clearly visible on the chest or stomach or on the back of the backpack carried by the runners
  • The bib number is required for access to the water station areas, physio treatment, restrooms etc
  • To encourage more participation, Bib is transferable without charge before 30 Apr 2022. Thereafter, race bib is transferable at a cost of RM 50 before 30 June 2022, thereafter the transfer cost will be RM 100
  • Upgrade and downgrade will be allowed at a cost of RM 50 before 30 June 2022, and RM 100 from then onwards
  • No fee is refundable after the registration is completed, even in the event when the race may be cancelled or postponed

Racecourse Markers

  • The racecourse will be marked with reflective tapes and signs along the course and at major junctions
  • Runners must follow the directions given by the race organizer during the race briefing

Drop Bags

  • There is no drop bag for all categories.

Safety And Medical Assistance

1. In order to ensure race safety, race organizer will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race. However, each participant must recognize and understand that there are risks of injuries and/or accidents associated with trail running. Runners are participating in this race at his/her own risk;

2. While the race organizer has purchased Public Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance coverage (hospitalization) for this event, it is strongly recommended that the runners obtained an adequate Personal Accident Insurance coverage for himself;

3. Medical points will be set up at certain water stations;

4. 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;

5. Depending on the runner health conditions, an emergency evacuation may be required. This emergency evacuation will be at the expenses of the person being rescued;

6. The official race medical assistants are authorized to withdraw from the competition any runners that they consider as unfit to continue or are in danger. The runner bib will be removed as part of the DNF (Did Not Finish) procedures;

7. If a runner drops out from the race, runner must first inform and register with the nearest checkpoints that he/she is dropping out. Proper "DNF" procedure should be followed and completed before the runner is allowed to leave the event:

8. In case of an emergency, if you are unable to reach the race headquarters, you can also call the public emergency number '999' directly for help;

9. The race organizers reserves the right to implement any additional measures at any time to enhance and protect the safety of the race and the runners before the race and during the race.

Checkpoints Or Water Station Points

1. The timing will be recorded at the checkpoints/water station points established by the organizers;
2. Only runners sporting their regular bib number will have access to the water station;
3. No water cups will be dispensed to the runners. Runners will need to use their own cups or containers for any drinks served at the checkpoints or water stations;
4. The route map, which can also be downloaded online, will contain accurate indications of the water station points;
5. The organizers reserve the rights to carry out mandatory item checks at any of the checkpoints and other unspecified points along the route during the race;
6. Food and drinks at the water station points are solely for runners only.

Cutoff Time

MAXIMUM RACE TIME PERMITTED AND CUTOFF TIMES

1. The maximum time allotted for completion of the race are:
35 km - 13 hours
55 km - 18 hours
70 km - 24 hours
2. In the event of poor weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organizers reserve the rights to suspend the race or to make changes to the cut-off times

DNF (Did not Finish) Procedures

1. Runners may DNF voluntarily or by missing the stipulated cut-off times at various checkpoints along the racecourse;
2. Runner who decides to pull out voluntarily must proceed to the nearest checkpoint, inform and register with the race staffs by signing a DNF Form, and the bib will be specially marked to indicate the DNF status of the runners.
3. Runners who fail to arrive at the checkpoints within the stipulated cut-off times will not be allowed to continue running in the race. His/her bib will be specially marked, and a DNF Form will need to be signed;
4. Runner who fails to notify the organizers immediately of his/her voluntary DNF, thereby setting in motion a search and rescue operations by the rescue staff, will be liable to pay for any costs deriving there-from;
5. Runner who has DNFed from the race are not allowed to continue his/her run. IF he/she insists on continuing running, he/she is NO LONGER in this event, and will be running entirely on his/her own accord and at his/her own risk. The organizer reserves the right to ban this kind of runner from future edition of Ultimate Trails of The South;
6. The DNF runners should rest at a bright, safe place with sufficient phone coverage and wait for a non scheduled race shuttle for pick up and delivery to the finish point;
7. If runner is unable to move on his/her own, either return to the nearest water station point he/she has just left or to the next water station point. Please contact the emergency number '999' or the race headquarters to seek for assistance.

Prohibited Actions

1. Not carrying the mandatory items during the race;
2. Taking shortcuts and/or running off the track;
3. Throw any garbage along the running route.
4. Cheating (e.g. using other means of transportation, using substitute runners and other unlawful actions);
5. Not abiding by the rules and regulation given by the race organizer and official race staffs including medical assistants, emergency staffs and marshals;
6. Not wearing the race bib at all times during the race;
7. Continue to run after the cut off time without the agreement of race officials;
8. Doping and the use of prohibited drugs;
9. Running with his/her supporters

PENALTIES Breaking of any rules may incur time penalties or disqualification. Any such penalties are at the organizer's discretion and are final.

COMPLAINTS Suggestions must be in writing and must be presented after the closing ceremony of the event at the finishing point or send to Endurance Nature

Other Information

CHANGES TO THE ROUTE OR TO THE TIME DEADLINES - CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

1. The organizers reserve the rights, at any time and without prior notice, to make changes to the route and checkpoints/water station points or to the time deadlines;
2. In the event of adverse weather conditions (a strong depression with heavy rain), the start of the race may be postponed for 6 hours at most, after which time the 3. race will be canceled;
3. Where necessary, the organizers reserve the right to make changes to or eliminate certain stretches of the route.

RANKINGS AND PRIZES
1. The race winner of each category will be the runner that takes the shortest time (Gun time) to reach the finish point;
2. Reaching the checkpoints/water station points along the route does not in itself entitle the runner to a place in the rankings and the corresponding points awarded for a qualifying race;
3. To be awarded, runner must complete the overall race within the final cutoff time of the race; and fulfill the mandatory items requirement.
4. No prize money will be given;
5. Prizes will be awarded as below. Please refer to T-Shirt section :

IMAGE RIGHTS
Each participant expressly foregoes his/her image rights for the photos taken for the duration of the race, and undertakes not to take any action against the organizers and their authorized partners for the use of his/her image.

Organizer

Organizer: Endurance Nature Sdn Bhd
Joint Organizer: Southern Ultra
Contact No.: +6013-277 6289
Email: seowkong.ng@gmail.com