In just a few years the Tahura Trail in Bandung, roughly three hours away from Indonesia's capital Jakarta, has developed into one the country's top running events. The 7th edition on 19 January is again the opening race of the Asia Trail Master Championship series, as it was in 2018 and 2017. The event is organised by the running division of Indonesian Biking Adventure, a well-oiled team that puts up several events a year as well as guide adventure travellers around the region and Java as a whole. The event features a Trail Running Expo as well, and can be combined with a city trip to Jakarta, or quite simply a great weekend outdoors with the family as the Bandung area is famous for that.
Go to the official event website for details and fine print
Fly into Bandung direct if you can via a.o. Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, fly to Jakarta and take a train or bus/minibus to go to Bandung in 3 hours, or more subject to traffic.
Hotels are plenty: Bandung is a big city, but book yourself nearby the event venue - Tahura Djuanda - to avoid traffic congestion. For accommodation and event-specific transportation schedules, please see the event website
Running back in time
Promo video 2017 edition
To kick-off the new year, this is the perfect trail race. Not too technical in general, and therefore also a superb introduction to the sport for beginning runners. The official data suggests 70% of single trails. Take note of the 1500 hm of elevation gain, however. Not excessive but certainly not flat neither. You will pass various types of landscape, including waterfalls, forests and rivers. There are bits of road to connect with trails also.
You can download the UNOFFICIAL GPS file and check the latest information from the course director here.
Course map and profile
Take a virtual tour of the 42k trail course via this link
Tahura Trail Running Race is a trail running competition, which features offroad terrain in open nature including hilly sections and other challenging natural obstacles.
Surface on which will be run include common asphalt roads, rocky road, dirt road / mud , village paths and paving blocks. Race distances for Short is + -10Km, Half Marathon Trail 21k, Marathon 42k Trail,+- Family + -6km and Night Trail +-17km.
For the Asia Trail Master series' points championship only the 42k Marathon race counts for points.
In addition to the uneven contours of the course, both uphill and downhill , this competition is held in open nature with possible weather changes that must be anticipated by each participant, such as cold , rain and heat .
Unlike road running competition, trail running requires more stamina, a better sense of running technique, and higher spirit than running on the roads in order to beat the challenges that come in a trail running competition.
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
Everyone is eligible to become a participant in the 42k Tahura Juanda Trail Running Race as long as the following requirements are met:
You are in fit and healthy condition
You are aware of the risks involved in participating in an endurance event such as a marathon, and are appropriately insured in case of accidents or health problems. The race organiser and promoters cannot be held liable if you experience health issues during the event.
RULES OF THE COMPETITION
1. Participants must do the race using their own power without the help of wheels or other mechanical support
2. Must bring a bottle of drink / water bladder minimal 1 litre ( for Half Marathon and Marathon Trail ) .
3. Must bring raincoat, whistle, and cell phone
4. Headlamp and/or Torch and flashing light
4. Maintain cleanliness and do not litter.
5. Must follow the path already set by the committee in the form of signage, road markings, directions and directives of marshal. Short cuts are not allowed. If you get lost, return to the last sighted marking.
6. Finish the race within the cut off time
7. Comply and follow the instructions specified by the Committee at all times.
8. Act with sportsmanship and put safety first.
9. The committee reserves the right to change the race route , postpone the race or cancel the race if there is something that is considered to endanger the participants , such as rain , storms , lightning and other potential events .
10. Participants who violate the rules may be disqualified .
When you sign up for the event, you will find the following benefits:
BIB number, race shirt, souvenir for finisher
1 tree seedlings
Water Stations and refreshments (coffee , tea , and traditional snacks ) in the finish area
Beautiful scenery, challenging tracks , and fresh air
Free entrance Indonesia Trail Running Expo
Tahura Trail takes place in and around the Forest Park Ir. H. Juanda, which is located in the center of Bandung, West Java. It is the remaining Nature Conservation Area and serves as the lungs of the city of Bandung. The park is only +/- 5 km from the Central Government (Gedung Sate).
Participants are encouraged to use public transport to get there from the city centre.
Alamat: JL Raya Dago Pakar Resor No.19
No Tlp: 022 82522960
Alamat: Jl Dago Golf Raya
Contact Person: Pak Wahyu 0812 200 0830
Alamat: Jl Dago Golf Raya 49 Bandung
No Tlp: 022 8252 3081, 0878 2102 9773
Wisma Slogad II
Alamat: Jl Dago Elos III 456B
No Tlp: 083820499946, 022 2502867
Alamat: Jl Ir H Djuanda N0. 390
No Tlp: 022 250 0303
Alamat: Jl Ir H Djuanda No 381A
No Tlp: 022 250 5888
Wirton Dago Hotel
Alamat: Jl Ir H Djuanda No 395
No Tlp: 022 2509090
Vila di Dago Resort
Contact Person: Pak Yayan 0857 94855200
Hotel Scarlet Dago Bukit Pakar
Jl Bukit Pakar Timur I No 148A
No Tlp: 022 253 1015
Alamat: Jl Bukit Pakar Timur
No Tlp: 08782 4739504
Marbella Suites Bandung
Alamat: Jl Sentra Dago Pakar
No Tlp: 022 8252 4333