TMBT Ultra-Trail Marathon
UTWT Discovery Race
September 1st-2nd, 2018
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Distance categories: 7.5 km, 12 km, 30 km, 50 km, 100 km
Experience wild and untamed North Borneo on Malaysia’s original Ultra-Trail® Marathon. The courses, set around the base of iconic Mt. Kinabalu, which at 4,100 m is one of Southeast Asia’s highest peaks and a world heritage site, will take you through a combination of stunning natural and cultural landscapes. You will negotiate deep valleys with dense jungle, cross streams and rivers on hanging or bamboo bridges, and climb steep ridges clad in pineapple fields with sweeping views over the surrounding jungle and to the steep rock faces of Mt. Kinabalu. You will be greeted by the sound of traditional gongs as you pass through remote, native villages, and may be awed by old ladies with bamboo baskets collecting their produce high up on the steep ridges. The 102 km course with 5400m elevation gain has a reputation of being challenging due to steep terrain, technical trail sections and the weather which is usually hot in the first part of the day with a good chance of tropical downpours leading to muddy trails in the afternoon.