Date: 10/11 August 2018
Race venue: Merapoh, Pahang (Taman Negara NP)
Event organiser: Ten Senses Sdn Bhd
Race distances: 100 km / 70 km (30 km also available)
Elevation gain: 1200Hm (100km) ; 600Hm (70km)
Highest elevation: TBC
Start time: 21.00 p.m. on 10 August (100km) / 05.00 a.m. on 11 August (70km & 30 km)
Cut-off times: 20 hours (100km); 13 hours (70km); 10 hours (30km)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100 (100km); 70 (70km)
Max performance points: 400 for 100K winner ; 300 for 70K winner
Grandmaster Quest: Yes (100 km and 70 km)
Event website: Link
Event registration: Opening end of January 2018
International gateway: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya
Travel package: TBC
2017 Male Champion: Sefli Ahar (BRU)
2017 Female Champion: Tahira Najmunisaa (MAS)
The Magnificent Merapoh Trail is founded as an event to Save Merapoh Caves and preserve its national heritage, which includes at least 85 precious limestone hills and dozens of rare species of flora and fauna. These national heritage is under the threat of destruction from a big-scale planned cement production project in Merapoh.
The organiser is working closely with the local people in Merapoh to promote sport and outdoor events in supporting local eco-tourism. The next five years will be dedicated to create more events in Merapoh including trekking, trail running, MTB, caving and adventure trips.
The Magnificent Merapoh Trail is a trail race with 30km, 70km and 100km categories. Participants will run through beautiful trail of Merapoh, caves and wade through rivers. This race is a fast course with less technical sections and cater for beginner and intermediate trail runners.
There will be a compulsory race briefing for all participants.
Please note that the 2018 race courses will change compared to 2017 and 2016.
Protecting the Environment
Respecting the People
Respecting the Race
The 2018 course will be revealed at the end of January. Note that there will be significant amendments to the course compared to previous years.
Coming soon end of January 2018
Participants arriving at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) should first make their way to Purajaya, which is halfway between the airport and Kuala Lumpur City. From Putrajaya Sentral, shuttle busses to Merapoh and back are organised on the following times:
Additional cost of RM120
PutrajayaSentral – Merapoh – PutrajayaSentral
Bus Schedule 2017
With regard to accommodation: