Coast To Coast Night Trail Ultra joins the Asia Trail Master series
Fantastic news just before the end of the year: the popular Coast To Coast Night Trail Ultra in Yogyakarta is joining the 2017 Asia Trail Master series as an official points race on 11/12 February! The third edition of Coast To Coast, organised by Trail Runners Yogyakarta, is expanding with a 70 km distance that will be the second Indonesian race for runners to score points for the Asia Trail Master championship next season. In addition, the 70 km also qualifies as a distance for the Grandmaster Quest, of course. The event takes place at Pantai Depok with start and finish on the beach. The race starts on Saturday night at 10 p.m. and has a cut off time of 15 hours. The race organisation and direction is in the hands of experienced runners Dzaki Wardana and Roostian Gamanada. Please note that the event also offers 50 km and 25 km race distances, but only the 70 km is valid for the Asia Trail Master championship.
As can be seen from the race profile below, this is a predominantly runable course. Yet, there is an elevation gain of 2380 metres to overcome, so one will require some extra power in the legs to complete the distance.
After the start at Depok Beach, participants will run to the hills and forest around. Towards the end one will also run through the Parangkusumo Desert. Along the route runners will pass by several tourist places, such as also the Parangtritis beach and the Japan cave. Every runner who finishes the race within the cut-off time will get a Finisher T-shirt and a Finisher Medal. In addition, there will also be a traditional lunch on the beach. Transport to the race venue and accommodation during the event is also very easy. International runners or local runners from other places in Indonesia just need to fly or rail into Yogyakarta, itself a major tourist draw - not in the least because of nearby Borobudur.