Hong Kong's XTE event organiser has informed us that, regrettably, the Ultra Trail Mount Damavand in Iran has to be postponed to 2019. Originally scheduled for 21-22 June, the timing proves to be too cumbersome for local stakeholders so soon after the fasting month. UTMD will return on the calendar probably in August 2019.
After the postponement of Tam Dao in VIetnam, this is the second June points race in the Asia Trail Master Championship series that won't take place as scheduled. It means that June will launch the quiet season after a very busy spring campaign. Echigo Country Trail in Japan on 17 June and Mantra Summits Challenge in East Java, Indonesia, on 14/15 July will be the only points races in June and July.