Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018 is organized by Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perak (Perak Forestry Department) and Larut Matang Hash House Harriers and Harriets. It will be held between 30th November – 2nd December 2018 at Spritzer Eco Park, Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia.
The 1st edition will take runners through 15/ 30/ 70KM of pristine trails around Taiping, with elevation gain of 1000m, 2000m and 4000m (+)(-) respectively. The race will give each and every runner a chance of a lifetime to experience up to 6 different trails going up and down the iconic Maxwell Hill (5 of which are not normally open to the public on any given day).
The 15KM Freshman Run is catered for the beginners. The 30KM race will replicate “THE BALL BREAKER RUN” which needs no introduction to hashers around the globe. The 70KM race will be an ultra trail race taking runners through 6 different routes going up and down Maxwell Hill. The 70KM route will be submitted to ITRA for those who intend to use the race as a qualifying race for UTMB, as well as other trail races that use the ITRA qualification system.
Malaysia Ultra Trail Festival 2018 has been included into Malaysia Ultra League (MUL) 2018 season.
To incorporate the hashing culture into the event, every runner will be feasted to a food and music after-party. This is to bring the trail running community together albeit hashers, non-hashers, beginners, ultra and non-ultra trail runners.
In giving back to the society, 20% of the profits from the race will be donated to 2 charity organizations to be announced on a later date. Besides that, part of the registration fees (RM5) will also be allocated to Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill Management for maintaining and upgrading our Bukit Larut/ Maxwell Hill.