Ultra Trail Panoramic enters the Asia Trail Master series
We are happy to announce the inclusion of Ultra Trail Panoramic as one of the final big races in the 2016 Asia Trail Master series. It will also be the first ever race for points in Thailand! This is big ultra trail with a choice between 100 miles or 100 km in the north of the country. What's more: this race runs from A to B, from Maehongson to Pai, making it very special, indeed! Date of the event is 9 to 11 December.
Event organiser is the renowned company Teelakow, who have built up expertise via their successful UTKC event each February (sneak announcement: UTKC will enter the Asia Trail Master series next year as Thailand's SuperTrail race!). Race Director Peeradon Suksawat is expanding his portfolio with this race and is keen to see many runners from all over Asia on the Panoramic Trail. The course has been tested this month by none other than Jan Nilsen, the Norwegian living in Thailand who has been a protagonist in many Asia Trail Master races already. The Panoramic Trail offers a lot of variety, and has a lot of runnable sections as well. 7000 metres of elevation gain on 100 miles is highly respectable, but pure runners do have a chance here to get on the podium. However, they may need to anticipate in the race, as the biggest obstacle comes at the end: Mieang Mountain. Nearly 1200 metres of elevation gain on one long climb to a top altitude of 1682m. After crossing the summit, it is 15km all downhill to the finish in Pai.
100 miles and 100 km, this means finishers on both distances score 1 point for their Grandmaster Quest .
Check our event cover page for the key details of the race, as well as information about logistics. The international gateway closest to the two towns is Chiang Mai. There are plenty of options from there, but also from Bangkok if you have more time on your hands.
Registration has opened. You can sign up easily via the event organiser itself, or via our Asia Trail Master registration portal (easy if you already have a profile).