Date: 4/6 August 2017
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 4 August (100km) / 05.00 a.m. on 5 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 on both 100k and 70k distances
Grandmaster Quest: Yes (100 km and 70 km)
Event website: Link
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya
Travel package: TBC
2016 Male Champion: Jason Robinson (GBR)
2016 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 trail runners. Cut off time of 12 hours for 60km and 10 hours for 30km category. We will introducing new category - 100km in 2016 with 20 hours Cut Off Time. Come to Merapoh this August 2017 and fall in love with our beautiful trail.
There will be a compulsory race briefing for all participants at 16.00 hours on 4 August.
Protecting the Environment
Respecting the People
Respecting the Race
100km | RM350
70km | RM270
35km | RM200
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
With regard to accommodation: