Sekinchan, a small town on the west coast of Selangor Malaysia, is located 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur city area. Despite the town’s size, it is well known for being one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia, in the Sabak Bernam district.
Its name in Chinese, 适耕莊, pronounced as “Shi Geng Zhuang”, is translated directly from the English, but it couldn’t be more suitable as the 3 Chinese words also means "village suitable for plantation'. The apt description of the name, stating out it’s suitability for farming of rice, fruits and oil palm trees. The total farming land paddy and fruits is about 4,300 acres and it’s said to be the highest rice production per acre in Malaysia.
Expect yourself to be welcomed and mesmerized with the vast, irrigated and organized green paddy field on your right when you firstly arrive in Sekinchan. You can drive right beside the paddy fields or better still run next to it with Sekinchan Ultra. The area is well connected with roads accessing the town and the small village located in the center of the paddy fields. Throughout the scenic race course, you will find water path (aqueduct), little bridge, flora & fauna , birds and of course the paddy itself. A scenic greenery sight that you will easily unwind yourself into and definitely something you can’t get from your developed city area.
Sekinchan is also often visited by diners from Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur for its fresh seafood, for its double identity as a busy fishing village. You may still catch a glimpse of numerous fishing boats returning to the harbor in the early afternoon to unload their catch. Seafood dishes here are said not to be missed if you’re a foodie as its said to be much fresher and affordable than city area.
So, be a part of this interesting small town with the first-edition of Sekinchan Ultra with the categories of 10km, 50km and 100km this year , With a Cut Off Time of 3 hours, 9 hours, 17 hours respectively for each category, you'll get to take your time to complete the race and enjoy the beautiful sceneries that Sekinchan has to offer.
Don’t miss out to be part of this new race and come have memorable fun with your friends and family on the 30 November - 1 December 2019 !
We’re excited for you to be part of this and can’t wait to see you there!
Sekinchan Ultra is proudly brought to you by Malaysia Ultra Running™.