Sabah Adventure Challenge 2013

Sabah Adventure Challenge 2013 (Challenge 14) is scheduled as:

ADVENTURE RACE (150km, 3-Day Team Race)

29th - 31st March 2013

 ULTRA MARATHON (75km, 3-Day Solo Race)

29th - 31st March, 2013

Adventure Racers

The Adventure Race category will see teams (duo) competing over 3 days and a distance of approx. 150 kilometers.
All competitors will be required to ensure they have a mountain bike each and will have a mixture of trail running, mountain biking, a biathlon section and a possible tire tubing section as part of their disciplines during the 3 days of the event.

Ultra Trail Runners

Trail runners will compete on all 3 days of the event effective 2013 in an extended distance of 75km in total. Trail runners will commence the race together with Adventure racers and compete on the same race course and are expected to be self sufficient and able to operate independently. Kindly download the rules and regulations forms and mandatory kit list in the "downloads" section of the website.
Please note this is a un-marked race course and all competitors need to be able to navigate with topographic maps in both day and night environments in order to navigate across the entire race course throughout the event from check point to check point.
There will be a 4am start to a night section so good headlamps are highly recommended.

Water Stations

Water stations will be set up periodically for all trail runners and adventure racers (generally a minimum of 3 water stations per day) spread over a 15km-20km distance along the race course each day.
Meals are not provided on the race course. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the race venue for competitors.
Important Note!
The race directors reserve the right to impose mandatory rest times of 30 minutes at a designated check point during the course of the race for all competitors if necessary. The 30 minute rest period will be deducted from your total race time.
The race director also reserves the right to reduce or modify the race course without due notice ahead of time in the interest of safety or if a course change is forced on him due to conditions or events beyond his control.
The race director and event doctors reserve the right to withdraw a competitor if there is a medical need to do so and any decision made will be final.

Physical Fitness

Competitors registering for the adventure race or ultra 60km trail run understand that they must be physically fit and mentally prepared for a difficult race course over the two day's and understand the risk's and associated with competing in an extreme endurance race.Some areas of the race course are not accessible to vehicles or medical teams and response times may vary according to weather, terrain and competitors.
Each runner will be timed from the START and to the time they cross the FINISH line. The total accumulated time over the two day's (ultra) or three day's (adventure race) will determine your final race time.

Race Entry Fee's SAC 2012

SAC Adventure Race (Team/Duo) Early Bird Rates

Malaysian TeamRM 1,000.00
Non-Malaysian TeamUSD 1,000.00

75km Ultra-Trail Run (Solo)** Early Bird Rates

USD 200.00 (RM600)
Non-MalaysianUSD 300.00 (RM900)

Race Entries include:

-Airport Pick up and transfer to Hotel Mega D'Aru upon arrival and departure to the Airport for Adventure Racing teams only.
-Accommodation x 3 nights at Mesilau Resort at Mount Kinabalu in a chalet (adventure racers) and dorm style accomodations (ultra runners) on a first come first basis and a one night post race accomodation at Hotel Mega D'Aru in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. (All accomodations on a twin sharing basis unless specific request made). Accomodations are provided from the Thursday, 28th March 2013 to Monday 1st April 2013 including meals (D/B/D/B/D/B/L/B).
-Traditional Beads for Finishers including Finisher Scarfs handmade by local Sabahan villagers
-Logistics support throughout the two/three day's of competition inclusive of movement of mountain bikes and bags, bus transfers to START locations daily, bus transfers to the race venue from one specific location at one specific departure time and return back to Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu.
-All breakfast/meals provided during the event including drinking water stations on the race course except lunch.
-Transfer from Hotel Mega D'Aru, Tanjung Aru on the 28th March 2012 at 14:00 to Mesilau Resort and return after the event. Any late arrivals and private transfers are subject to a RM200 charge per van for transfers.

Mega D'Aru Hotel Accomodation
For competitors flying into Sabah before the 28th Marchl 2013, you may book and complete payment for your accomodation needs at Hotel Mega D'Aru via Sabah Adventure Challenge after you have completed your registration process and have proceeded to the payment cart.

Room Rates:
Standard (Twin) USD$56 per night
Deluxe (Queen) USD$63 per night
Family (1 Queen + 1 single) USD$66 per night

Credit Card Payment via PAYPAL at our Payment Cart Page

Our Payment Cart is for Non-Malaysian competitors only as it is in US Dollar. Click here to view our Payment Cart. Make your credit card payments thru Paypal, securely.

Bank-In / Inter-bank Payment / ATM Cash Deposit Payment:

Malaysian competitors may do direct ATM/Cash bank-in to our Sabah Adventure Challenge account. Payment is only confirmed when we receive (via email) a copy of your bank-in slip immediately upon payment.
Payment should be made to:
Public Bank Berhad
Branch: Donggongon Branch, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Account: 3147959406
Please indicate whom the payment is for and if it is for the ultra 75 or adventure race when sending us your bank-in transaction slip via email.

Our Registration/Payment policy:

All registrations should complete payment within 7 days upon submission of registrations. The SAC does not have a policy of holding race slots beyond the 7 day period and registrations will be deleted if no payment is made. Reminders will not be sent out.

Overall framework

The overall intention of the Rules and Regulations for the Sabah Adventure Challenge (SAC) is to set the framework for a competitive race conducted under a safe, fair and sportily manner. Besides sportsmanship, safety and ecological awareness, the Race Committee will put emphasis on sensitivity to the local cultures and communities the race passes through. The Sabah Adventure Challenge is completely dependant on the goodwill and hospitality of the local communities through whose backyards we are passing and amongst whom we will be camping overnight.
We therefore require all competitors and people related to the SAC to be sensitive to the local communities. A few rules have been established to minimize the risk of conflicts with the local communities, but it is impossible to make rules for all eventualities, and the governing rule is, that any act by a competitor or support crew that may jeopardize the goodwill of the race will be penalized and in severe cases lead to exclusion from the race.
In addition to the general rules and regulations stated in the present document, there will be specific rules attached to certain course stages. These will be announced during the race briefing and will be included in the course notes handed out before each race stage.

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