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Penang Ultra 2017
Date / Time 30-09-2017 , Saturday | 21:00
Event Location Esplanade, Jalan Padang Kota Lama
Registration Start 18-03-2017 , Saturday
Closing Date 12-09-2017 , Tuesday
Available Slot Limited To 1000 Only

This is the 4th consecutive year for Penang Ultra 2017, the ultimate road ultra race in Malaysia that you do not wish to be missed. Brave yourself for the challenge again!
 
The main objective of this ultra-endurance race is to make Penang famous as a world recognized ultra-running and runners state. This event is unique in that besides promoting a healthy living through running, it also introduces Penang’s world heritage sites as well as the inner beauty of the island.
 
This year we bring you a 100km Relay on 50km for those who wish to try it ultra with your friend or partner. Thus Penang Ultra 2017 comprises of 4 categories, that is the 50km Ultra, 84km Round Island and 100km Solo Challenge and 100km Relay on 50km.

The 100km Solo Challenge, 84km Round Island and 100km Relay 1st leg course start from the Esplanade, Padang Kota Lama and goes through the Unesco World Heritage Site, Georgetown. You will then view the beautiful night view of the longest bridge (Penang Second Bridge) and 5th longest bridge (Penang Bridge) in Southeast Asia and pass through charming fishing villages and farms. All runners will be great by rural village experience while cruising through lush green hills and durian farms and enjoying the beauty and fresh air of Penang. Lastly we will take you through the coastline of Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringhi, Gurney Drive and back to the Esplanade, Padang Kota Lama. For those who are up to the challenge, the 100km Solo and 100km Relay 2nd leg participant course will need to hike up to the top of Penang Hill. It is a 5km ascend with an elevation of 670m before descending down and continuing the race to the Esplanade, Padang Kota Lama. All the different terrains showcase the natural beauty and diversity of  Penang .
 
This is a unique, challenging and beautiful night ultra race for enthusiasts as well as a perfect chance to take part in an unforgettable event. Come join us and experience the fear in the dark.

# Distance/Race Category Early Bird Normal Late Start Time TB Cut-Off Finishing Cut-Off COT Hour
a. 100km Solo Challenge  MYR280.00   MYR320.00   MYR350.00   30 Sep 2017 21:00   01 Oct 2017 07:00   01 Oct 2017 15:00   18.0 Hours 
b. 100km Relay on 50km  MYR300.00   MYR360.00   MYR420.00   30 Sep 2017 21:00   01 Oct 2017 07:00   01 Oct 2017 15:00   18.0 Hours 
c. 84km Round Island  MYR240.00   MYR270.00   MYR300.00   30 Sep 2017 21:00   01 Oct 2017 07:00   01 Oct 2017 11:30   14.5 Hours 
d. 50km Ultramarathon  MYR150.00   MYR180.00   MYR210.00   01 Oct 2017 03:00   01 Oct 2017 07:00   01 Oct 2017 11:30   8.5 Hours
*Early Bird Registration Before 1 May, 2017.
*Registration Close on 31 August, 2017.
*TB Cut-off Time at CP6 Teluk Bahang Roundabout (62km at 7:00am) and detail cut-off at check point kindly refer Rules and Regulations.


Categories and Prizes
Races Categories Prizes
100km Solo Challenge Men / Women Prizes and Trophy for top 10
100km Relay on 50km Open Prizes and Trophy for top 10
84km Round Island Men / Women Prizes and Trophy for top 10
50km Ultramarathon Men / Women Prizes and Trophy for top 10


Participants Entitle
  • Event Singlet
  • Finishing medal within cut-off time & other goodies.
  • Finisher-T
  • eCertificate of participation


Penang Ultra 2016 Result


Penang Ultra 2016 Video

 
 
Category
Category Code Category Detail Head Count
Limit
Entry Fee ( RM )
50km 50km Ultramarathon Women Open 150
From 15-03-2017 To 01-05-2017 : RM 150.00
From 02-05-2017 To 15-08-2017 : RM 180.00
From 16-08-2017 To 31-08-2017 : RM 210.00
50km 50km Ultramarathon Men Open 150
84km 84km Round Island Women Open 150
From 15-03-2017 To 01-05-2017 : RM 240.00
From 02-05-2017 To 15-08-2017 : RM 270.00
From 16-08-2017 To 31-08-2017 : RM 300.00
84km 84km Round Island Men Open 150
100km Relay 100km Relay on 50km Open 150
From 15-03-2017 To 01-05-2017 : RM 300.00
From 02-05-2017 To 15-08-2017 : RM 360.00
From 16-08-2017 To 31-08-2017 : RM 420.00
100km Relay 100km Relay on 50km Mixed Open 150
100km Solo 100km Solo Challenge Women Open 150
From 15-03-2017 To 01-05-2017 : RM 280.00
From 02-05-2017 To 15-08-2017 : RM 320.00
From 16-08-2017 To 31-08-2017 : RM 350.00
100km Solo 100km Solo Challenge Men Open 150

Routes
Route Title / Route for Category
Start to Check Point 1: Esplanade Padang Kota Lama to Food Court Opposite Seagate
Distance: 15.9km - A flat 3km tarmac road with 12.9km bicycle lane mixture of tarmac and cement road from Persiaran Karpal Singh all the way till Industrial Zone.
Cut-Off Time: 23:40pm




Check Point 1 to CP 2: Food Court Opposite Seagate to Teluk Kumbar Sin Choon Kopitiam
Distance: 12.5km - 2km Flat Bicycle Lane follow by Flat Tarmac road, the view of Penang Bridge and Penang Second Bridge on your left, passing thru Penang Industrial Zone but some heavy construction area.
Cut-Off Time: 01:40am



Check Point 2 to CP 3: Teluk Kumbar Sin Choon Kopitiam to Sekolah Kebangsaan Genting, Sungai Nipah
Distance: 6.5km - Flat road before a 2.8km climb of 139m elevation and 2.3km downhill to Balik Pulau. 
Cut-Off Time: 02:35am




Check Point 3 to CP 4: Sekolah Kebangsaan Genting, Sungai Nipah to Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Pinang, Jalan Sungai Rusa
Distance: 14.3km, its a challenging mental flat straight route
Cut-Off Time: 05:10am




Check Point 4 to CP 5: Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Pinang, Jalan Sungai Rusa to Dewan Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang, Telok Bahang
Distance: 5.9km up hill with fresh cold air, 6.0km down hill and flat to reach CP 
Cut-Off Time: 07:00am




Check Point 5 to CP 6: Dewan Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang, Telok Bahang to Penang Water Sports Centre
Distance: 9.7km
Cut-Off Time: 08:40am




Check Point 6 to CP 7: Penang Water Sports Centre to Gurney Drive Roundabout
Distance: 7.9km flat road
Cut-Off Time: 10:00am




Check Point 7 to Esplanade Padang Kota Lama: Gurney Drive Roundabout to Esplanade Padang Kota Lama
Distance: 4.8km flat, last lap home
Cut-Off Time: 15:00pm (100km), 11:30am (84km), 11:30am (50km)




Check Point 7 to CP 8, Penang Hill: Gurney Drive Roundabout to Penang Hill
Distance: 7.3km from Gurney Drive Roundabout to Penang Hill, 7.6km from Penang Hill back to Gurney Drive
Cut-Off Time: 13:00pm


You can save Penang Ultra 84km GPX file by right click this link and save.
You can save Penang Ultra 100km GPX file by right click this link and save.


50km Ultramarathon


You can save Penang Ultra 84km GPX file by right click this link and save.

Vest / Jersey Sizing
Prizes

Penang Ultra 2017 Finisher Buckles and Finisher T-Shirts only awarded to participant who complete the race course within the designated Cut-Off Time.

 

Winner Trophy and Sponsored Prizes for Top 10 of each category

Rules & Regulations

Race Pack Collection

Venue:     Town Hall, Esplanade Jalan Padang Kota Lama
Date: 30 September, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 18:00 P.M. 
GPS: https://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=5.421515,100.341133

 

Rules and Regulations

1. Participants must complete the set course on foot by their own power and ability within the stipulated cut off time.

2. Participants are required to be semi self-sufficient and should carry the mandatory gears or equipment at all times during the race. All participants are required to check-in one hour before the start time. Headlamps/Flashlights, mobile phone and reflective light are required and must be presented upon check-in. Random gear checks may be performed during the event as well. Any participant found without the mandatory gear will incur a penalty ranging from a time penalty of minimum 30 minutes to disqualification based on the severity of the breach.

3. Support crews, support vehicles, pacers or any outside assistance is not permitted. Pacing of runners via any means such as wheeled devices or non-participants pacing/running alongside is strictly prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification. There is, however, no restriction on participants in buying food/drinks from the shops, restaurants, hawkers and vending machines along the route.

4. Participants must check or sign in at all checkpoints (CP) with the checkpoint officials along the route. Participant’s arrival times will be recorded. Failure to do so will mean the participant has not completed the full race course and will therefore be disqualified.

5. In the event of deteriorating weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstances, participants need to be self-reliant. And in no circumstance should he/she be allowed any external assistance while on course. Participants who accept any assistance from any person or external sources may be disqualified.

6. For 100km and 84km participants, please refer to the drop bags rules and regulations below. A total of 2 drop bags will be allowed for each participant. One for CP4 (Pantai Acheh, Balik Pulau) and the other the finish line. They must be clearly labelled with the participant’s name and bib number. The bags are to be dropped off at the organizers drop area at the starting line 1 hour before of the race.

7. Race bib must be visible at all times on the outside of clothing (front of the body). Do not modify, cut or fold the race bib. Do not deface running numbers with stickers, markers, or any writing.

8. Participants must follow the directions given by the race organizer during the race briefing. Participants must obey directions of race marshals or officials at all times. In particular if you miss any cut-off times you must withdraw from the race as instructed.

9. Any participant who withdraws from the event must sign the withdrawal form at the closest checkpoint. This is to be attended by checkpoint officials (unless the aforementioned is assisted from the course by first aid crews).

10. In the event where any participant requires first aid help on course, he/she must use the inscribed phone numbers on the bib to contact the event organisers. We will make every effort to retrieve you.  

11. Littering is strictly prohibited. No water cups will be dispensed to participants. Participants are required to bring their own water bottle or hydration pack which will be refilled at every aid station. Participants, crews and staffs must not litter, mar, or pollute the landscape or environment. Any participant found littering will incur a time penalty at the organiser’s discretion. Penalty may involve disqualification, depending on the severity of the breach. Please help us to promote Cleaner, Greener and Healthier Penang.

12. Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty or disqualification. Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final.

13. Participants are responsible to ensure their own safety and that of others. Participants must always be single file, on the far left side of the road or off the left side of the road. Be considerate to other hill and road users at all times. Take great care when crossing or running on roads. If any other participant is injured or in distress, please provide assistance.  

14. Penang Ultra has its own public liability insurance. This does not include personal accident of participants. We recommend that participants arrange their own personal accident cover.

15. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the Event Rules, route and/or other arrangements as they deem appropriate, to cancel and to postpone or reschedule the event date to a later date.

16. Cheating is absolutely abhorred. These will be duly disqualified.

17. All participants, crew and staff must display courtesy, good taste, decorum, and sportsmanship at all times. Nudity is specifically not allowed.

 

Self Prepared Mandatory Gear必备装备

Compulsory items强制装备

1. Headlamp or torchlight with spare batteries. 头灯或手电筒以及备用电池。



2. Mobile Phone, ensure the battery is fully charged. Please check for coverage with the local telecommunication provider before setting out. 手机,确保电量充足。

 


3. Carry minimum 1,000ml of drinking water via hydration bladder or bottles. 攜帶至少一千毫升飲用水的水壶或水袋。

 

4. Reflective Vest. 反光背心。 - Must be worn outside and visible at all time (not beneath hydration bag) from Saturday 09:00 P.M. until Sunday 07:10 A.M.

5. Red or white flashing/blinking light. 红色或白色跑步闪灯。

 



6. Emergency Whistle. 求生哨子。

 

 

7. Emergency Blanket or Space Blanket. 急救毯或太空毯。

 

 

8. Basic First Aid. 基本急救药品。

 



* Participant who failed to present any of the above compulsory items before flag-off checking and/or during the running will result an immediate disqualification.无法在起跑检查及赛程中出示上列强制装备的参赛者,将会被取消参赛资格。

 

Optional自选装备

1. Foldable cup or container suitable for drinking at the water station points (NO cups will be provided! Go Green! Bring Your Own Bottle! 折疊式杯具或適合在供水站飲用的容器。

2. Sport foods & gels and rehydration salts or similar. 運動食品,能量棒, 補液鹽或类似食品。

3. Sun Cap or similar and Sunblock/Sunscreen. 遮阳帽或类似和防曬用品。

4. Change of clothes and running shoes. 替换衣物和跑步鞋。

5. Waterproof jacket or puncho. 防水外套。

6. Route Map. 路線圖。

 

Drop Bags

1. 100KM and 84KM Participants can leave one drop/support bag for checkpoint CP4 (Pantai Acheh, Balik Pulau). Ensure that the bags size is not more than 2 ft x 2 ft or 5kg and are tagged with written name and bib number. Only one bag per participant is permitted to be dropped at CP4. Another bag is allocated for the finish line.

2. Both drop/support bags must be dropped off at the organisers’ drop area at the starting line 1 hour before of the race.

3. After a participant passes through CP4, his or her bag will be transported to the finish line.

4. Participants must collect their drop bags at the finish line by presenting his/her bib number. Any bags not collected at this time may be disposed of.

5. Please note that the race organisers shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any items in the drop bags. Participants are advised not to leave any fragile or valuable items in the bags.

 

Check Point, Refreshment Stations and Aid Stations

Category 100KM/Relay 84KM Location Remarks Cut-Off Time
Baggage Deposit 30 Sept @ 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm

Town Hall, Esplanade
Jalan Padang Kota Lama

50km Drop Bag & Baggage Deposit  
Runners Check-In 30 Sept @ 7:00pm ~ 8:20pm Runners Check-in and Mandatory check  
Flag-Off Time 30 Sept @ 9:00pm 30 Sept @ 9:00pm  
Check Point 1 15.9KM / 15.9KM 15.9KM / 15.9KM Food Court Opposite Seagate Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 30 Sept @ 11:40pm
Check Point 2 12.5KM / 28.4KM 12.5KM / 28.4KM Teluk Kumbar Sin Choon Kopitiam Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 1:40am
Check Point 3 6.5KM / 34.9KM 6.5KM / 34.9KM SK Genting, Jln. Sungai Nipah Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 2:35am
Check Point 4 14.3KM / 49.2KM 14.3KM / 49.2KM SK Sungai Pinang, Jln. Sg. Rusa

Water, Isotonic, Drop Bag for 100KM & 84KM
100km Relay 2nd Runner Starting Point

01 Oct @ 5:10am
Check Point 5 13.3KM / 62.5KM 13.3KM / 62.5KM Dewan MPPP Telok Bahang Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 7:00am
Check Point 6 9.7KM / 72.2KM 9.7KM / 72.2KM Penang Water Sports Centre Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 8:40am
Check Point 7 7.9KM / 80.1KM 7.9KM / 80.1KM Gurney Drive Roundabout Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 10:00am
Check Point 8 7.7KM / 87.8KM - Penang Hill Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 1:00pm
Check Point 7 7.7KM / 95.5KM - Gurney Drive Roundabout Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet -
Finish 4.8KM / 100.3KM 4.8KM / 84.9KM Town Hall, Esplanade Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet -
Cut-Off Time 1 Oct @ 3:00pm 1 Oct @ 11:30am       
Duration 18 Hours 14.5 Hours

 

Category 50KM Ultramarathoner Location Remarks Cut-Off Time
Baggage Deposit 01 Oct @ 12:00am ~ 1:00am  Town Hall, Esplanade Baggage Deposit  
Runners Check-In 01 Oct @ 12:00am ~ 1:00am Town Hall, Esplanade
(for Bus Transfer Only) 
Runners Check-in and Mandatory check  
Flag-Off Time 01 Oct @ 3:00am SK Genting, Jln. Sungai Nipah Bus depart @ 1:00am for 50KM Runners  
Check Point 4 14.3KM / 14.3KM SK Sungai Pinang, Jln. Sg. Rusa Water, Isotonic, Drop Bag for 100KM & 84KM 01 Oct @ 5:10am
Check Point 5 13.3KM / 27.6KM Dewan MPPP Telok Bahang Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 7:00am
Check Point 6 9.7KM / 37.3KM Penang Water Sports Centre Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 8:40am
Check Point 7 7.9KM / 45.2KM Gurney Drive Roundabout Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet 01 Oct @ 10:00am
Finish 4.8KM / 50.0KM Town Hall, Esplanade Water, Isotonic, Medic, Toilet -
Cut-Off Time 01 Oct @ 11:30am       
Duration 8.5 Hours


Check Point Food and Beverage
Preparation

 

 

Weather Information - Sunrise/set Information (Information Extracted From : timeanddate.com)

Date Sunrise Sunset Day Length
 30 Sept  07:06 ↑ (93°) 19:10 ↑ (267°) 12:04:37
 01 Oct  07:06 ↑ (93°) 19:10 ↑ (267°) 12:04:02

 

Minimum Temperature: 24.0°C
Maximum Temperature: 36.5°C
Humidity: 75% ~ 94%

 

Refunds

1. No refunds will be entertained once full payment is received.

2. Confirmed registrations are not transferable to other persons.

3. Registered runners are not allowed to change their categories once the registration is confirmed.

 


Latest Updates
1 27-09-2017 , 01:29:24 Suunto Discount 20% Off
2 26-09-2017 , 08:02:43 Race Entry Pack Collection
3 26-09-2017 , 08:42:18 Suunto Spartan Ultra HR for Penang Ultra 2017 100KM Champion
4 25-09-2017 , 01:33:25 Warrior Energy Drink a new "Lifestyle Sparkling Energy Drink" to be available at when you cross Penang Ultra 2017 finishing line for refreshment
5 25-09-2017 , 14:20:48 Penang Ultra Directional Signage
6 25-09-2017 , 16:23:16 Reflective Vest Straps Arrived
7 24-09-2017 , 15:06:19 Penang Ultra 2017 Wristband
8 24-09-2017 , 12:16:01 Marshalls recce the route
9 23-09-2017 , 14:43:06 Pleased to have National Geographic sponsor on Penang Ultra
10 22-09-2017 , 08:07:37 Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Blue + Belt for 84km Champion
11 21-09-2017 , 08:03:42 Suunto Malaysia sponsoring 2x Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Black for 50km Champion
12 20-09-2017 , 20:26:21 Complimentary Reflective Vest Straps Sponsored by Penang Ultra for Participants
13 19-09-2017 , 08:41:42 MOMAwater as the Official Hydration Partner
14 19-09-2017 , 18:23:27 TWO 50 km entry tickets to be won by answering Suunto Malaysia question
15 18-09-2017 , 08:38:53 Altra Running Malaysia and United Nation of Runners for sponsoring 6 Altra Cash Vouchers worth RM300
16 17-09-2017 , 22:36:24 717 participants, 18 countries
17 16-09-2017 , 22:49:02 Check Point Recce
18 15-09-2017 , 12:21:29 Red Bull Malaysia for sponsoring Red Bull the energy drink as booster for Penang Ultra 2017
19 14-09-2017 , 09:24:57 RockTape Malaysia and Rocktape Penang sponsoring Penang Ultra 2017
20 12-09-2017 , 09:27:59 Penang Ultra 2017 finishing buckles arrived
21 10-09-2017 , 16:28:16 Hobbies Sportswear sponsoring High5 gel for Penang Ultra 2017 participants
22 09-09-2017 , 21:34:31 Awesome 20% Discount by Key Power Online Dept
23 08-09-2017 , 16:24:05 Penang Ultra 100 course record
24 07-09-2017 , 23:48:10 Ledlenser and Travis Hegel for sponsoring Ledlenser
25 06-09-2017 , 00:46:24 Marathon Baker Sponsoring Gummy Ultra
26 05-09-2017 , 23:45:57 R U moving?
27 04-09-2017 , 12:29:42 Xnocs Sponsoring 20% Discount for Penang Ultra 2017 participants
28 24-08-2017 , 01:28:29 XNocs.com Sponsoring Penang Ultra 2017 Winners
29 21-08-2017 , 01:27:08 Marathon Baker Sponsoring Penang Ultra 2017 Winners
30 16-08-2017 , 01:23:49 Penang Ultra 2017 Trophy for Top 10
31 10-08-2017 , 00:35:01 Palm Cove Centre providing Palm Cove Centre Penang for providing Free Physiotherapy Assessment, Consultation & Treatment for Penang Ultra 2017
32 20-06-2017 , 20:25:56 Thank you 2XU and Key Power Malaysia for sponsoring Penang Ultra 2017
33 20-06-2017 , 11:22:29 Penang Ultra
     

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