MMTF closes the 2019 ATM Championship!
As announced during our video broadcasts at Tahura Trail last weekend, the 2019 Asia Trail Master Championship will reach its conclusion in Malaysia on 14/15 December. The Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival, in brief MMTF, will be held for the second time in Taiping, Perak, and feature a 85 km race that will be labeled as the ATM Final.
The event had a successful inaugural edition two months ago and Taiping City will be a very welcoming host to the top contenders in this year’s championship. As in 2018, the ATM Championship Final will offer 550 points to the winner of the 85 km race, but only those runners who have scored two results during the year will qualify for points at MMTF. This measure was introduced last year to guarantee the fairest of fights between the championship challengers.
In order to become the last event of the ATM season, MMTF will thus be held two weeks later than in 2018, and follows Ultra Trail Panoramic in Thailand and Izu Trail Journey in Japan on the calendar.
Event Director Ewegene Tan is delighted to have MMTF as the ATM Championship Final: “We will do our very best to ensure a fantastic trail running experience for all runners, whether fighting for the championship or simply completing the race.”
More details will become available in due course. Registration is also due to open soon.