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KAILAS PENANG SKYRACE 2024

 

KAILAS PENANG SKYRACE 2024 signifies Malaysia’s return to the SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES. KAILAS PENANG SKYRACE 2024 will be held between 2 - 3 November at Georgetown, Penang, West Malaysia.

KAILAS PENANG SKYRACE 2024 will be part of 25 Skyrunner World Series races around the world, which marks the re-entrance of Malaysia in the global skyrunning scene.

 

KAILAS PENANG SKYRACE 2024 will be organized by MMTF Consultant (an international sporting event management company based in Malaysia), which remains the only member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) in Malaysia since 2020.

 

MMTF Consultant gained global recognition for its organization of the Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival, which remains the only International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) “Certified Course” label event in Malaysia since 2020.

 

2500 runners from around the world are expected for the 2024 race. The top global sky-running elites are expected to lead the field at KAILAS PENANG SKYRACE 2024.

 

There will be 3 supporting race distances to the main race namely the 5KM (526m +ve gain), 10KM (1072m +ve gain), and 21KM (1898m +ve gain). The ultimate distance for the race weekend in 2024 will be 42KM (3892m +ve gain) which is part of the SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2024.

 

Runners will be challenged through undulating mountain trails surrounding the northern part of the island where there are good mixture of pristine and adventurous tropical jungle trails and man-made paths.

 

Runners in the 21KM and 42KM will be taken to Penang Hill via a number of hills, with the highest point at Western Hill which is 833m (2,733 ft) above sea level. Runners can expect to witness exotic orchids, farms, wildlife, and waterfalls and be spoilt with amazing mountain-top views.

 

With a combined elevation gain of a minimum 3892m +ve gain, sky-runners from around the world should expect a highly physically demanding 42KM race through the tropical jungle mountain path, besides having to put up with the high humidity surroundings.

 

The Pearl of Orient State of Penang, Malaysia is deemed suitable to play host to an international standard race such as KAILAS PENANG SKYRACE 2024 because it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many well-maintained “mountainous trails”. Besides that, Penang is famous for its tantalizing local street food and for being one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia. It is a place where cultural tradition and modernity blend seamlessly into one. Penang is also known for its beautiful beaches, rich heritage, and alluring natural scenery. With an international airport and well-connected infrastructure, it will also ease one's travel to the island.

 

The organization look forward to hosting everyone and provide everyone with a memorable experience befitting the Skyrunner World Series status accorded.

Race Information

  DETAILS
 Date  1 and 2 November 2024 (Race Kit Collection/ REPC 10:00am – 06:00pm)
 1 November 2024 (Race Briefing 06:00pm)
 Start Time  42KM PRO SKY (2 November 2024/ 05:00am)
 21KM AM SKY (2 November 2024/ 07:00am)
 10KM NEW SKY (3 November 2024/ 07:00am)
 5KM MINI VK (3 November 2024/ 08:00am)
 Venue  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang
 Distances  42KM PRO SKY (85% Trail 15% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)
 21KM AM SKY (90% Trail 10% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)
 10KM NEW SKY (85% Trail 15% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)
 5KM MINI VK (80% Trail 20% Road) (Temp. 24-32°C)
 Event Page  https://www.facebook.com/penangskyrace
 Website  https://mmtf.my/events/penangskyrace2024/
 Email  info@mmtf.my

Registration Period / Fees

Early Bird : 1 February 2024 – 31 March 2024
Normal Entry : 1 April  –  31 May 2024
Late Entry : 1 June – 31 July 2024

 

5KM   : Early Bird RM88 Normal Entry RM128 Late Entry RM178
10KM : Early Bird RM108 Normal Entry RM148 Late Entry RM198
21KM : Early Bird RM188 Normal Entry RM228 Late Entry RM278
42KM : Early Bird RM288 Normal Entry RM328 Late Entry RM378

Note:

  1. Group of at least 10 pax will enjoy 10% discount.
    Please email to amy@mmtf.my for more details.

Event Schedule

1 NOVEMBER 2024 (FRIDAY)
DESCRIPTION TIME REMARKS
 Race Entitlement Pack Collection (REPC)
  – For All Categories
 10:00am - 06:00pm  Georgetown, Penang
 Race Briefing  06:00pm  Georgetown, Penang
2 NOVEMBER 2024 (SATURDAY)
DESCRIPTION TIME REMARKS
 Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Opens  02:00am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang
 Race Start  05:00am  42KM (Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang)
 07:00am  21KM (Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang)
 Race Entitlement Pack Collection (REPC) 
 – For 10KM and 5KM Only
 10:00am - 06:00pm  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang
 Expected Arrival of 1st Runner   10:00am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang (42KM)
 11:00am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang (21KM)
 Cut Off Time (COT)   02:00pm  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang (21KM)
 07:00pm  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang (42KM)
 Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Close  08:00pm  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang
3 NOVEMBER 2024 (SUNDAY)
DESCRIPTION TIME REMARKS
 Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Opens  04:00am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang
 Race Start  07:00am  10KM (Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang)
 08:00am  5KM (Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang)
 Expected Arrival of 1st Runner  08:00am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang (10KM)
 08:30am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang (5KM)
 Cut Off Time (COT)  10:00am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang (10 / 5KM)
 Prize Giving  10:00am - 11:00am  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang
 Finish Line Drop Bag Counter Close  12:00pm  Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang

 

Note :-

  1. Schedule is subject to change when deemed necessary by the organizer.
  2. The organizer reserves the right to suspend, cancel or change the design of the course when deemed necessary for runner’s safety.
  3. Mandatory gears check will be conducted during REPC and randomly at selected Aid Station (AS).
  4. Please follow the instructions of signages and event crews at all times.
  5. No Race Bib No Race Rule
  6. All drop bags must be retrieved with RUNNER’S BIB at the respective drop bag counters by 08:00pm (2 November 2024) or 12:00pm (3 November 2024) either by runners themselves or a representative. Any drop bag not collected may be disposed of. The organizer will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to any item in the drop bag.

Online Registration/Rules & Regulations

  1. All participants must register online by providing their name, NRIC/Passport number, gender, contact number, email address, and emergency contact details.
  2. Upon successful registration, each participant will receive a confirmation slip via email. The confirmation slip serves as the only valid evidence of registration. All participants are required to present their respective confirmation slips and, or identity card and; or passports during Race Entry Pack Collection Day.
  3. The Event is open to participants who are 18 years of age and above. Age is calculated based on 1 November 2024.
  4. Participants must place their race bibs facing forward, prominently as high as possible on the front of their Running Tee. Do not place your race bib on the side of your hips, on your back, or tucked away in your jacket. Runners found without their race bib numbers may be penalized or disqualified. Please ensure that the race bib number is visible.
  5. Tampering with the race bib in any way (e.g. obscuring/removing the sponsor’s identification) will result in your disqualification. The organizer shall immediately disqualify any participants if this rule is not strictly observed.
  6. A runner is not allowed to be supported by any 3rd Party or participant to the race, other than at the Checkpoints/ Water Stations provided by the organizer along the course.
  7. If you withdraw from the race, you must report to the closest checkpoint. This will ensure that you will be safely removed from the race course and transported back to the race venue.
  8. If you need First Aid assistance on the course, you must contact the emergency number which will be provided to you during the Race Briefing on 1 November 2024 as stipulated in the EVENT GUIDE to be shared prior to race weekend.
  9. You must carry your own mandatory gear at all times during the race. Random gear checks will be conducted during the race. Runners without mandatory items will not be able to proceed until they arrange for the missing items to be replaced.
  10. You must obey the instructions given by checkpoint officials, or course “Trail Masters” and withdraw from the race if you miss any cut-off time at the checkpoint or on the course.
  11. Littering is prohibited. Kindly dispose off all litter at the nearest checkpoint.
  12. Please respect the locals and their culture.
  13. Do not leave any human faeces on the track. If you need to poo, use a toilet, a wag bag or get off track and “Leave No Trace”.
  14. You must obey any information signs and markers along the race course.
  15. Leave the gates as you find them. If closed, you may open the gate to pass through but please ensure that you close them back after you.
  16. The organizer reserves the right to discourage and/or penalize behaviour that is considered unsporting.
  17. The organizer reserves the right to postpone or cancel or suspend the race for any reason it deems fit to do so.

Event Categories

Distance Category Age Group
42KM  Men & Women Open
 Men & Women Veteran
18 – 39
40 & above
21KM  Men & Women Open
 Men & Women Veteran
18 – 39
40 & above
10KM  Men & Women Open
 Men & Women Veteran
18 – 39
40 & above
5KM  Men & Women Open
 Men & Women Veteran
18 – 39
40 & above

Cut Off Time (COT)

  • The event will be flagged-off in accordance with the following start times:
    • 42KM (14hrs) – 05:00am/ 2 November 2024 (End Time : 07:00pm 2 November 2024)
    • 21KM (7hrs) – 07:00am/ 2 November 2024 (End Time : 02:00pm 2 November 2024)
    • 10KM (3hrs) – 07:00am/ 3 November 2024 (End Time : 10:00am 3 November 2024)
    • 5KM (2hrs) – 08:00am/ 3 November 2024 (End Time: 10:00am 3 November 2024)

Runners Entitlements

  1. 42KM PRO SKY
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance

 

  1. 21KM AM SKY
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance

 

  1. 10KM NEW SKY
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course/ Finish Line
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance

 

  1. 5KM MINI VK
    • Race Bib
    • Timing Chip
    • Event Tee
    • Finisher Medal
    • E-Cert
    • Refreshment and Food on the course
    • Personal Insurance / Public Liability Insurance

Finisher Medals

  1. Finisher medals will only be awarded to runners, upon completion of race within cut off time.
  2. Registered participants who do not turn up in person on Race Day will be disqualified and will not be entitled to a finisher medal.

Event T-Shirt

  1. All participants will receive an event tee.
  2. Participants are advised to refer to the size chart and select their sizes carefully to avoid any sizing issues. No exchange will be allowed after confirmation of registration.
  3. For every Registrant, there will only be 1 Event Tee.
  4. Event T-Shirt design is in progress.

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Finisher Tee

  1. Finisher T-shirt will only be awarded to 42KM and 21KM runners, who completed their race within cut-off time.
  2. Participants are advised to refer to the size chart and select their sizes carefully to avoid any sizing issues. No exchange will be allowed after confirmation of registration.
  3. Finisher T-Shirt design is in progress.

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Race Bib

Bib design is in progress. 

** Note 1: Participants must wear their bib numbers at the front.

** Note 2: Tampering with the race bib in any way (e.g. obscuring/removing sponsor’s identification) will result in your disqualification. The organizer shall immediately disqualify any participants if this rule is not strictly observed.

** Note 3: Participants without Race Bibs on event day will not be allowed to start the race.

** Note 4: Whosoever found to be running with another person’s race bib other than his/ her own will be subjected to disqualification, and possibly banned from the event for a period of time.

** Note 5: The organizer is against the unlawful transfer of the bib. Any transfer must be made known and authorized by the organizer. This is to ensure that should there be any incidents, the right person is contacted and the right treatment to be administered in some cases.

Mandatory Items / Rules and Penalties

  1. Mandatory gear check will be conducted prior to Race Pack Collection and randomly during the race.
  2. Any runners who fail to adhere to the list below will incur a penalty, where time will be added to their finishing time based on the severity of the omission, and in some cases will give the organizer the right to penalize the said runner. Any decision made is at the organizer’s discretion and it will be final.
  3. The organizer has ZERO tolerance toward runners who fail Mandatory Gear checks.
  4. Mandatory Items list will be uploaded 31 March 2024.

Start / Finish

The start and finish of the race is at Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang.

Please go to the Travel section for information on getting to Penang.

Support Crew

Support crews are not required for this race, as the respective checkpoints by the organizer are adequate for runners to successfully complete the race.

If you have support crews, kindly ensure that they only support you at the respective checkpoints. Support crews are not allowed on the course, as they could be a hazard to other runners or to themselves. Anyone found to have breached this rule of law will be disqualified and evicted from the course.

Organizer is not responsible for the safety of support crews. The registered runner is responsible for the actions of his/ her support crews. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event officials. The runner may be penalized or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.

Support crews must not consume refreshments at checkpoints. The food is for the competitors only.

Only runners are allowed to gain possession of their drop bags at the designated checkpoints.

Route Map And Aid Stations (AS) Timeline

The final race course information and profile will be shared on 30 September 2024 after the team completes the final inspection of the race course.

Refunds and Transfers

If you can no longer participate in the race, please refer to ‘Refund Policy’ and ‘Entry Transfers’ below to check your available options.

REFUND POLICY

If you cannot find anyone to replace you and would prefer a refund of your entry fee, we are able to provide:

  • Full refund less RM50.00 administration fee if you advise us by email any time before the late entry fee date (31 May 2024 11:59PM).
  • 50% refund less RM50.00 administration fee if you advise us by email between 1 June 2024 and 31 August 2024 11:59PM.
  • No monetary refund if you advise us after 31 August 2024 11:59PM.

*Do note that there will be a 6% gateway charge on the total amount, or min. RM2.00, whichever is higher to be paid.

 

For refunds prior to 11:59PM 31 August 2024 please email with Subject – Refund/ Name/ Category to info@mmtf.my.

In the event that the event course is, in the opinion of the event organizer, unsafe (for example by reason of heavy rain, high winds, bushfires, “acts of god”), organizer may, in their sole discretion, attempts to re-route the course, find an alternative shortened course or cancel the event. Organizer also reserves the right to cancel the event for any other reason which may include but is not limited to terrorism and war. If the event is cancelled, re-routed or shortened, no refund or transfer to another event will be made. Due to the scale of the event and travel & commitment involved by competitors, it is not practical to re-schedule the event to any other weekend.

 

ENTRY TRANSFERS

TRANSFER OF ENTRY BEFORE 15 June 2024 (EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance up to 15 June 2024 11:59pm. You need to find the person yourself to transfer your entry to. You need to sort out payment between yourself and the person taking your entry. The person who is taking your entry will also need to pay a RM50.00 transfer fee and 6% gateway charge (or min RM2.00), whichever is higher to complete their new entry.

For EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – EARLY ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to info@mmtf.my

 

TRANSFER OF ENTRY BETWEEN 16 June 2024 & 31 August 2024 (LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER)

You are also able to transfer your entry online to an acquaintance between 16 June 2024 and 31 August 2024 11.59pm. You need to find the person yourself to transfer your entry to. You need to sort out payment between yourself and the person taking your entry. The person who is taking your entry will also need to pay a RM100.00 transfer fee and 6% gateway charge (or min RM2.00), whichever is higher.

For LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER, kindly email with Subject – LATE ONLINE ENTRY TRANSFER / Name/ Category to info@mmtf.my

Category Upgrade / Downgrade

CATEGORY UPGRADE/ DOWNGRADE BEFORE 31 August 2024

If you would like to change the race category after registered, you are able to upgrade or downgrade your category before 31 August 2024 11:59pm.

For upgrade, you are required to pay the category price difference and a RM50.00 cash administration fee.

Kindly email with Subject – CATEGORY UPGRADE/ Name/ Category to info@mmtf.my

 

For downgrade, you are required to pay a RM50.00 cash administration fee, however the difference in the category price will not be refunded.

Kindly email with Subject – CATEGORY DOWNGRADE/ Name/ Category to info@mmtf.my

*Do note that there will be a 6% gateway charge on the total amount, or min. RM2.00, whichever is higher to be paid.

 

For Category Upgrade/ Downgrade after 31 August 2024, runners are required to execute them during REPC for a surcharge of RM150.00.

Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC)

Date: Friday 1 November 2024 (For All Distances) / Saturday 2 November 2024 (For 5KM and 10KM Only)
Venue: Georgetown Penang
Time: 10:00am – 06:00pm

Documents Required for REPC

  1. Confirmation slip
    Note: We encourage a paperless environment. Hence, a confirmation slip displayed through mobile/smartphone at the REPC counter will suffice.
  2. Participant can also produce National Registration Identity Card (Malaysian) or Passport with a confirmation slip for verification during REPC.
  3. Please note that race entry packs will not be issued on event day unless the organizer is informed in advance. This is to ensure that there is no disruption to the preparation of the race.
  4. Kindly note that the registered participant is required to collect his/ her own Race Entry Pack. You are not allowed to collect Race Entry Pack on behalf of other runners.

Travel / Accommodation

TRAVEL:- 

Penang is situated on the North Western coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Penang is well connected by land and air. One may get to the island by taking a bus from any major city in Peninsular Malaysia.

Visitors may also fly directly to Penang or via major town/ city in Malaysia. Check with your flight operators or tour agents on the options.

Note : The event will START/ FINISH at Youth Park, Georgetown, Penang. The organizer will be updating the venue for REPC after the inspection process in February 2024.

 

ACCOMMODATION:-
There are many hotels (budget or otherwise), motels, homestay and beds & café in Penang. Visitors will be spoilt by choices.

Insurance Coverage

** Note 1: All runners are covered by Personal Accident Insurance

Class of Insurance: Personal Accident Insurance
Period of Insurance: 2-3 November 2024

INSURANCE COVERAGE :
Accidental Death : RM5,000.00 or Personal Disability : RM5,000.00
Medical Expenses : RM200.00

Inquiry

  1. +6013-9766697 / +6017-3794764 through watsapp
  2. info@mmtf.my through email