Plataran X Trail: first points race in Bali on 6 October
The Asia Trail Master Championship series goes to Bali! And this time not for a Candidate Race, but for a points race in the 2018 Asia Trail Master Championship. Plataran X Trail Bali Menjangan moves up and returns to the calendar on Saturday, 6 October! It will be this year's fifth Indonesian points race and will take place back-to-back with nearby Ijen Trailrunning in East Java. That's only a short boat ferry ride away, which means international runners can do both races during a short holiday break. Options for a week long itinerary including both races will be provided soon. There may also be a special Wolf the Trail trophy for the best performer in both the two longest distances races of Ijen and Plataran X Trail.
The 2018 long distance trail course of Plataran X Trail will be revised and updated in April and May, and will have a total length of anything between 50 km and 70 km maximum. The shorter distances of 25km and 7.1km for the less ambitious runners remain on the programme. While the terrain in West Bali inherently implies a runable course, we aim to introduce a little more elevation in this year's edition. Host of the event is of course the fantastic Plataran Menjangan Resort. Registration is scheduled to open in May 2018.
More details will become available soon, meanwhile block your calendars!