Date: 14/15 July 2018
Race venue: Kaliandra Eco Resort, Malang
Event organiser: Malang Trailrunners
Race distance: 75 km / 50 km (30 km and 15km also available)
Elevation gain: 5675 hm (75K), 4200 hm (50k)
Race starting time: TBC
Cut-off time: TBC
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Max performance points: 400
Grandmaster Quest: 1 point (75 km)
Event website: LINK
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Surabaya (or Jakarta/Bali)
2017 Male winner 50K: Fandhi Achmad (INA)
2017 Female winner 50K: Ruth Theresia (INA)
A 2017 Asia Trail Master Candidate Race that was topic of a lot of after-talk on social media. Was Mantra Summits Challenge the toughest 50K race in Asia? What was for sure was that the course was extremely technical and the runable parts were virtually reduced to the final 5K on the road back to the Kaliandra Eco Resort only. While some ATM protagonists loved it, the organisers agreed with the majority that a few more runable sections would put the course more in balance.
In 2018 the longest race becomes 75K and it will nevertheless still be one of the very toughest races of the season!
The 2018 route changes from Arjuna peak downhill till the tea plantation for 50 and 75K. The new route for 50 and 75 K is still quite steep downhill but more runable as the track is less rocky and has more compact soil. In addition runners will be passing a new local tourist area called Budug Asu hill. Beautiful view from there.
While the 50 K will continue running into tea plantation and follow the old existing route, the 75K will have more runable sections towards Gunung Mujur.
More details coming soon.