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.