MesaStila Challenge & Ultra: Immerse Yourself in the Heart of Java
Looking to challenge your inner spirit together with your physical condition? Nature trail enthusiasts, here's a unique and extreme outdoor running event you won't want to miss! Deemed one of Indonesia's best trail runs, the MesaStila Challenge and Ultra will be taking place in Central Java from Friday, 9 October 2015 to Sunday, 11 October 2015.
Following the success debut in 2014, this year's event will host two additional race categories – 42 km full marathon and 100 km ultra – on top of the existing 13 km, 21 km, and 65 km categories.
Escape into another world as you course through the dense, overgrown jungle trails that reveal small village gems and plots of rice paddy fields. Let your imagination wander with you as you picture the stories and flurry of activities that once took place on the now unused train tracks, uncovered rail bridges. Climb up to five mountains in the heart of Java and conquer a cumulative gain of up to 7758 m.
While the categories vary in distance and elevation, all races and ultras will be very challenging. Besides tackling tough terrain and intimidating bridge crossings, participants – especially in the 42 km, 65 km and 100 km events – have to prepare the right gear and equipment, as well as manage their fatigue well.
There will be a technical meeting for all entrants to attend on the afternoon of Friday, 9 October, on top of the briefing before flag off for the longer distance trail runners. First aid stations will be on hand with food and drinks, together with water stations that will provide only water.
The top 3 male and female runners in every category will receive awards, but everyone will look forward to one of the best rewards the race has to offer—a well-deserved rest in the MesaStila retreat at the end of an arduous and adrenaline-pumping trail adventure.
Register by 9 September!
Race entry fees for foreigners are as follows: US$40 for the 13 km race or the 21 km half marathon, US$75 for the 42 km full marathon, US$100 for the 65 km ultra, and US$150 for the 100 km ultra.
For accommodation, you can opt to stay in the dormitories or one of the “run of the house villas” with double, triple or quadruple occupancy.
You could also opt for a 3D2N Runners Package from US$690 which includes accommodation in a 1 bedroom villa for up to 2 guests, entry for 2 guests to the 13 km or 21 km race, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, daily wellness activities, return airport transfer from Semarang to Yogyakarta, and tax and service charges.
RunSociety readers get to enjoy a 10% discount too! Contact the organisers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your details and quoting RUNSOCIETY10. Don't forget to confirm your payment on the registration page with your invoice number.
Sign up online today on the MesaStila Challenge & Ultra website.