Date: 1 April 2018
Race venue: Hutan Simpan Sungai Menyala, Port Dickson
Event organiser: Malatra Ventures
Race distance: 50 km (25 km option also available)
Elevation gain: TBC
Start time: 7.30 a.m.
Cut-off time: 17.30 pm
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Max ATM performance points: 400
Grandmaster Quest: No
Event website: facebook
Event registration: CLOSED for 50 km
International gateway: Kuala Lumpur International Airport
If the Beach Bunch Trail Challenge is the Monza of the Asia Trail Master Championship series, than Sungai Menyala is the Silverstone. Port Dickson welcomes all fast-paced runners for a 50k race that is sometimes called "the easiest trail of the season" , but then has close to 50% a DNF rate.
The 2018 route will be one big 50k loop rather than the two loops of 2017. Still, you can expect a flat and a runnable course without much technical trail. The heat would be the main challenge for this trail race, hydration strategy is substantial to finish this race.
A flat trail does not mean you will be bored. Most interesting part the route will go though the tribal village (Kampung Orang Asli) near the forest. Overseas runners would get the most out of this cultural sighting during the race.
Note that only the 50k main race qualifies for Asia Trail Master Championship points.
RACE KIT COLLECTION
TBC for 2018