Merapoh Trail running is given a new breath of life by the introduction of Merapoh Rainforest Trail (MRT) in 2020. Since 2015, people of Merapoh has welcome trail runners from all over the world to it's beautiful caves and trail paths.

Our main objective to preserve the National Heritage and Save Merapoh Caves. We have discovered more than 150 caves in Merapoh and we believe there could be more than 200 caves that had not been discovered yet. These national heritages are under threats of destruction from the planned big-scale cement production project and logging activities in Merapoh. As the event grows, we also seen spin-off sin the development to the local business and economy to Merapoh through eco-tourism.

MRT will offer various categories for your pleasure in trail running; 25km, 50km, 100km and 100 miles categories. Participants will run through the beautiful trail of Merapoh that includes running inside and through some of the iconic caves and wading through refreshing rivers. This race is a fast course with less technical sections and caters for beginner in trail running. Cut-off time 36 hours for 100 miles, 22 hours for 100km, 12 hours for 50km and a generous 7 hours for 25km category.

Event Information

Date & Time: 19 February 2021 (8:00am) Until 21 February 2021 (6:00pm)
Venue: Dataran Merapoh, Kuala Lipis, Pahang

Race Categories

Race Category Start Time Cut Off Time Cut Off Hour
100 MILES 20 February 2021, 12:00 Midnight 21 February 2021, 4:00pm 40 Hours
100KM 20 February 2021, 4:00pm 21 February 2021, 2:00pm 22 Hours
50KM 21 February 2021, 4:00am 21 February 2021, 4:00pm 12 Hours
25KM 21 February 2021, 7:00am 21 February 2021, 2:00pm 7 Hours

Registration Fee

Race Category & Fee 25KM 50KM 100KM 100Miles
Early Bird RM160 RM250 RM340 RM450
Standard RM190 RM290 RM380 RM500
Late Entry RM210 RM320 RM400 RM520

*Early Bird period ends on 31 January 2020.

*Standard Fee ends on 19 November 2020

*Late Entry ends on 19 January 2021

*Fee exclude online processing fee

*We give 10% discount if you come with minimum group of 10 persons

*If you cannot attend MRT for whatever reason, there will be NO REFUND policy

*However, we allow bib TRANSFER policy. You can transfer your bib to another runner with advance notice at least one month before the event's date with processing fee of RM20

T-Shirt Size Chart

T-Shirt Size Chart

Participant Entitlements

  • Race Bib with timing chip for all categories (25KM, 50KM, 100KM and 100 Miles)
  • Event Tee
  • Finisher Tee (finish within cut off time)
  • Finisher Medal (finish within cut off time)
  • E-cert
  • Foods : 1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 2x Dinner (include award ceremony dinner on 21 February 2021)

Transport to Race Venue

  • Shuttle bus/chartered bus will be available from PutrajayaSentral to Merapoh with additional cost of RM120
  • PutrajayaSentral - Merapoh - PutrajayaSentral

 

Bus Schedule  
19 February 2021 (Friday), 08:30am PutrajayaSentral - Merapoh
19 February 2021 (Friday), 09:00pm PutrajayaSentral - Merapoh
21 February 2021 (Sunday), 09:00pm Merapoh - PutrajayaSentral

Prizes

  • There are no cash prizes for this event
  • Top five winners from each category (Male & Female) will earn winner's trophy

Accommodation

  • Basic dorm (bunk bed) accommodation will be provided at the local school, cost RM15 per bed/night
  • We are also promoting camping style race at MRT. We provide camp site in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Merapoh and you may bring your own If you don’t have a tent, you can rent from the organizer for RM60 (two people)
  • There’s no charge if you bring your own tent, the camp site is already inclusive with your registration
  • All the basic facilities such as toilet, shower, surau, dining hall are provided at camp site in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Merapoh
  • Merapoh is located at rural area, the nearest Hotels are at the next town – Gua Musang located 25km away (30 mins by car/taxi).You have to arrange your own transport if you choose to stay in those

Hotel in Gua Musang

Name Of Hotel Email Contact
1. Deena Hotel   +6019-900 0991
2. Kesedar Inn innkesedar@yahoo.com +609-912 1229
3. Titiwangsa Hotel   +6013-995 9781
4. Mines Hotel   +6017-909 5718
5. Homestay In Merapoh   +6019-372 1812
6. Goa in   +609-912 0730

Race Briefing

Category 100 Miles

  • Mandatory race briefing will be held on 19 February 2021, Friday, 4:00pm at Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Merapoh

 

Category 100KM, 50KM and 25KM

  • Mandatory race briefing will be held on 20 February 2021, Saturday, 12:00pm at Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Merapoh

Mandotary Gears

  1. Headlamp
  2. Hydration Bag / Bottles with at least 1 liter of fluid
  3. Food / Energy Gels / Energy Bar with at least 300 calories at start line
  4. Blinkers
  5. Mobile phone
  6. Whistle
  7. Medical Kit (small)
  8. Personal cup (we will not provide cups at the Check Points in the principle of protecting the environment and to have NO garbage in the trail)

Race Kit Collection

Category: 100 Miles
Date: 19 February 2021
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh

Category: 100KM, 50KM & 25KM
Date/Time: 19 February 2021 8:00am - 6:00pm
Date/Time: 20 February 2021 8:00am - 11:00am
Venue: Dewan Serbaguna, Kg Merapoh

Terms & Conditions

Important Notice

  • Participants are advised to read the following Important Notice, Terms & Conditions and Official Rules carefully before the
  • Participants are advised to solicit medical advice from doctor if they are in doubt of their health condition prior to taking part in the
  • All entry fees are non-refundable and the Organizer retains the right to refuse entry to anyone declaring false information on their entry form, not making the required payment, or otherwise failing to meet the stated entry

Registration

  1. Registration can be made
  2. Successful participants MUST collect their race bib number, race shirt, and souvenirs (“Race Kit”) (in person or via an authorized person) by presenting the copy of Official Receipt and identity card (as stated in the official receipt).

Official Rules

  1. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify or exclude any person from competition who gives incorrect personal data / details on the entry form, or who is suspected of having taken banned substances. No refund of entry fee will be arranged.
  2. No result or certificate will be given to participants who do not start in the race time assigned to them by the Organizer.
  3. Participants must retire from the race immediately, if asked / requested to do so by any member of the officials, medical staff, race director, umpire and / or security officers / marshals.
  4. No pets or any form of wheel-run objects of transport, e.g. wheel chairs (except designated wheelchairs for the Wheelchair events approved by the organizer), bicycles, skates, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers, etc. are NOT allowed on the course.

Pictures and Documentation

The Organizer shall be entitled to use picturesa and documentation of the Participants taken during the event for purposes related with the event or any future events.

Amendments / Reservations / Acknowledgment

  1. Organizer reserves the right to modify, supplement or waive all or part of the event rules.
  2. Failure to follow these event rules, as may be amended, will result in immediate disqualification and loss of prize 

Terms & Conditions 

  1. The Organizer reserves the right to close entries before the deadline without any notice once the race quota is full.
  2. Entry forms will only be processed upon receipt of full payment of entry fee.
  3. The Organizer reserves the right to limit and refuse entries without reason.
  4. The Organizer reserves the right to contact and to interview applicants by phone or otherwise for additional information required for matters relating to their applications.
  5. Entry fees are non-refundable. The Organizer reserves the right to refuse entries once the entry is accepted if any applicants provide false information, do not make the required payment, or fail to meet entry requirements as stated in the entry form.
  6. Should the event be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the Organizer (including heavy rain, thunder storm or disaster, public rally), no refund of the entry fee will be made and the Organizer shall have no further responsibility and/or liability thereafter.
  7. Running is not a ‘free risk’ sport and therefore each runner must ensure his/her health condition is fit before participating and during the Each runner shall be responsible with his/her own health/condition. The Organizer shall be responsible for personal injury or death during or after the race due to gross negligence of the Organizer.
  8. The Organizer reserves the right to disallow/ disqualify any person who is known or suspected to be physically unfit to participate in the event. Should a runner get injured during the race, on case by case basis as recommended by medical team as appointed by the Organizer to monitor the race, such runner may be treated in hospital as designated by the Organizer with a treatment cost not exceeding the amount agreed by the Organizer and the relevant circumstances.
  9. The organizer and its agents will not be held responsible for any issues relating to parking at the venue. Participants are advised to follow the instructions given by traffic personnel for proper parking. The organizer and its agent will not be held responsible due to losses suffered in the event of break ins or vandalism to the vehicles of Proper vigilance must be exercised by all participants when parking their vehicles.

Organizer Information

Organiser By: Persatuan Pencinta Alam Semula Jadi Merapoh (PPASM) & MT TAHAN VENTURES

No Tel: +6017-326 3067
Email: tahanventures@gmail.com
Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Merapoh-Rainforest-Trail-102097074517027/
https://www.facebook.com/Persatuan-Pencinta-Alam-Semula-Jadi-Merapoh-PPASM-111936903593409/