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Nuang Jungle Marathon 2015: Racing Against Time & Self

by On Nov 7, 2015
Nuang Jungle Marathon 2015: Racing Against Time & Self

Set in the dense tropical jungles of Hulu Langat, between Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, the Nuang Jungle Marathon will push avid trail runners to challenge their physical and mental limits.

On Sunday, 8 November 2015, trail runners are expected to keep to strict cut-off times and finish a full marathon in less than 14 hours, or half marathon in less than 10 hours, while overcoming several jungle trail obstacles.

Nuang Jungle Marathon 2015: Racing Against Time & Self

The international endurance marathon will follow well-trodden routes as well as short stretches of new trails passing numerous stream and waterfalls. Runners will cross rocky tracks, root sections, red clay (mud) and dense jungle trails, alternating with clearer, distinguishable trails.

Organised by Asian Trail Explorers, the self-sufficient race includes a treacherous climb up Gunung Nuang, the second highest peak in Selangor and one of the main hiking and trail icons in local communities.

Nuang Jungle Marathon 2015: Racing Against Time & Self

Part of the registration fees will go towards supporting the Olive Tree Project.

Have you ever hiked in a jungle before? Based on that experience, would you take on a jungle marathon like this one? Tell us in the comments!

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Yuyi is pursuing her studies in communications and communities. Now she relishes in the blend of both entities: communicating ideas to this magazine's community. As the lead news writer, her passion lies in helping people find interesting and timely news through the writing she provides.

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