Penang Eco 100 2017
|Start Date||May 13, 2017|
|End Date||May 14, 2017|
|Address||Bukit Mertajam Penang Malaysia|
|Distance Type||100 miles 100km 30km 50km|
Held in Bukit Mertajam (Penang, Malaysia), the 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 2016 edition has attracted close to 100 foreign participants from 20 countries.
Penang Eco 100 is part of the Asia Trail Master series, accorded the status of Super Trail of Asia Trail Master. All the race categories of 50km, 100km and 100 miles earns qualifying points for Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) and Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (UTMF) as well for 2016.