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2018 Penang Eco 100
May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018
2018 Penang Eco 100
First launched in Aug 2015, Penang ECO 100 is the 1st ever ultra trail event in West Malaysia with 50km and 100km category. In the 2nd year of May 2016, an additional category of 100 miles was added. In the 3rd year of 2017, an additional category of 30km was added.
Held in Bukit Mertajam (Penang, Malaysia), the 30km, 50km and 100km categories start from the eco village of Sungai Lembu, taking runners through oil palm plantations, rubber plantations, pineapple plantations, several Malay kampungs Chinese new villages, and Indian temples, paddy fields, the challenging hills of Seraya, Mengkuang, and the by now iconic Tokun Hills. This race showcases the typical Malaysian geographical, social and cultural heritage where the runners will meet and see ordinary Malaysian people and wild lives, flora and fauna in the rural settings with a distinct small town feel. During the race, the runners will be sampling the local cuisines in the food and drinks provided at the aid stations along the course of the race.
This is designed to be an international race, with the objectives of attracting foreign and out of state runners to visit Bukit Mertajam. The 2017 edition has attracted close to 120 foreign participants from 22 countries.
Penang Eco 100 is part of the Asia Trail Master series, being accorded the status of Super Trail of Asia Trail Master. All the race categories of 30km, 50km, 100km and 100 miles earns qualifying points for Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) and Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (UTMF) as well for 2018. We are committed to ensure that Penang Eco 100 will continue to be part of Asia Trail Master, and to be a qualifying race for future editions of UTMB. Furthermore, Penang Eco 100 is also a member of the RunTheWorld ultra races series.
Race Kit Collection
Date: 10th May (Thu) – 11th May 2018 (Fri)
Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: E-Red Cosmo Alma Hotel, G 32, Lorong Seri Alma, Pusat Perniagaan, Seri Alma, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
For runners who are NOT ABLE to pick up the race packs during 10 – 11 May 2018:
100 miles: You may collect them at the Tokun Hill car park (starting venue) from 2:00am to 3:00 am Sat 12th May 2018 before the 100 Miles race start at 4:00am Sat 12th May 2018.
100 km: You may collect them at Chinese Primary School Sungai Lembu (starting venue) from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm Sat 12th May 2018 before the 100 km race start at 2:00pm.
50 km: You may collect them at Chinese Primary School Sungai Lembu (starting venue) from 10:00pm Sat 12th May to 12:01 am 13th May 2018 before the 50km race start at 1:00am Sun 13th May 2018.
30 km: You may collect them at Chinese Primary School Sungai Lembu (starting venue) from 1:00pm Sat 12th May to 6:00 am Sun 13th May 2018 before the 30km race start at 7:00am Sun 13th May 2018.