Date: 29/30 September 2018
Race venue: Sempol, Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia
Event organiser: Egon Trails
Race distance: 100 km / 70 km / 42 km/ 21 km
Elevation gain: 4200 Hm (100 km); 2448 Hm (70 km)
Highest altitude: 2300m
Race starting time: Midnight. (100K: 0:00 a.m. on Saturday; 70K: 0:00 a.m. on Sunday)
Cut-off time: 32 hours (100 km) 16 hours (70km); 10 hours (42km); 4 hours (21km)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100 (100 km); 70 (70 km)
Max Asia Trail Master performance points: 400 (100 km and 70 km)
Grandmaster Quest: 1 point (100km & 70km)
Event website: Link
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Surabaya (Java), Denpasar (Bali)
2017 Male Champion 100K: Dzaki Wardana (INA)
2017 Female Champion 100K: Ruth Theresia (INA)
2017 Male Champion 70K: Pablo Diago Gonzales (ESP)
2017 Female Champion 70K: Katja Fink (SUI)
4th edition of another big volcano event in East Java, close to holiday island Bali. Ijen is less known than the more western located Bromo, but equally impressive and beautiful.
The official name is " Ijen Trail Running ". There are 5 race categories at Ijen Ultra Trail of which 2 qualify for Asia Trail Master championship points: 100 km, 70km. The two longest distances are also valid for 1 point of each trail runner's Grandmaster Quest. The event is held on Ijen plateau, in Sempol, Bondowoso. The course passes by the picturesque Ijen volcano crater, the world's largest highly acidic lake and isthe site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an E-W-trending zone across the southern side of the caldera. Coffee plantations cover much of the Ijen caldera floor, and tourists are drawn to the waterfalls, hot springs, and dramatic volcanic scenery.
This event can be easily combined with the Plataran X Trail Bali the following Saturday. East Java is connected to West Bali by a short ferry ride. A travel package including mid-week hike/run on Bromo and/or Raung will be made available for this week trip.
The event website has a complete overview of available transport and accommodation services for the event venue, Bondowoso. In a nutshell, international runners best fly into Surabaya or Denpasar (Bali), from where bus transport is foreseen at a modest surcharge. There is a smaller airport also in Banyuwangi, which is actually closest to the race venue -max 2 hours-, so if you can, fly there. From Surabaya or Bali airports you need to account for 5-7 hours of bus travel to reach the destination.
It is possible to book your transport and homestay accommodation straightaway. Please refer to the event webpage for details.