The North Face 100: Break all Boundaries and Run the Toughest Trail Race in Singapore
The 7th edition of The North Face 100 Singapore will take place on the 10 to 11 October 2014. Often touted as the toughest foot race locally, the Singapore leg of this Asia Pacific ultra-marathon series will see participants through tough, hilly terrains, and challenging cut-off times.
Along With New Route Comes Improved Safety Measures
Runners in the various categories (100km, 50km, 25km and 13km) will be thrilled with a new route that will take them through the trails of Singapore.
In light of the vigorous race route, organisers Outdoor Venture Pte Ltd and Pink Apple Pte Ltd has implemented several safety measures, including the "Compulsory Hydration" rule where all participants must run with their own hydration bags and energy refuel. With The North Face being a minimum support self-sustaining race, water refuel stations will only be available every 7-10km. The routes will be published online 2-3 weeks prior to event day.
In efforts to return to the community, the race has also adopted conservation efforts complementing the above rule – there will be no disposable bottles allowed during the race.
Both the 100km and 50km categories will comprise of running in the dark. 100km runners will be flagged off on the night of Friday 10th October and 50km/25km/13km runners will be flagged off on the morning of Saturday, 11 October.
Keeping The Trails Spick and Span
A group of environmental enthusiasts from a local trail running group will also form the "Rear Pack", who will comb the entire race course progressively to ensure what participants leave behind are only their footprints. Active engagement will also be done with race participants to educate them on environmental issues.
In 2013, Vlad Ixel from Australia came in Champion at the 100KM Open Category with an astonishing finish time of 9 hours 32 minutes and 37 seconds. Another notable achiever would be the fastest Singaporen finisher Hoong Wei who came in third, and represented Singapore in the Beijing leg of the TNF 100KM in May.
The North Face 100 Singapore will take place on 10-11 October. Early Bird Registration is open from now till 30 June 2014, and registrations for The North Face 100 will close on 7 September 2014.