Ijen Trailrunning postponed to 29/30 September
News from East Java: the Ijen Trailrunning event in Bondowoso has to be postponed from July to 29/30 September this year due to a local political event. As such, Ijen Trail will be the fourth points race in Indonesia this season, two weeks after Bandung 100 Ultra on the westside of Java island. Egon Trails, technical organiser of the event, apologises for the inconvenience this may cause to runners who had already planned to race in July, but this date change is beyond their control.
Registration will open by next week. Both the 100K and 70K courses are points races for the Asia Trail Master Championship, but there's also shorter distances available if you're a beginning runner or simply not that much into long distance: 42km or 21km, it's all on the menu at Ijen.
Please note that Ijen Trailrunning is one of the very few ultras in Indonesia with a relatively generous cut-off time of 32 hours for the 100 km. So, if you want to try and finish a 100k race, this one is a perfect opportunity. The 100K has 4200 metres of elevation gain, which does mean you need to keep moving nonetheless.