Kota Belud District - SABAH - MALAYSIA
22nd October 2022
The Four Feather’s Ultra Marathon is a 90k or 50k ultra-running race through some of the most beautiful in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia amongst some of the most inspirational landscapes and views of Mount Kinabalu.
With towering Mount Kinabalu on one side on a race course designed by the pioneer of the sport of Ultra distance trail and road running in Malaysia along mountain ridges and pineapple farms, the Four Feather’s Ultra Marathon takes you on a journey and adventure through stunning scenary and remote wilderness in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu and an experience like no other.
The route has been designed as a "fast race" course for the first half of the route with 2 challenging hills to overcome for the 90k & 50k categories whilst 18k runners will enjoy a trail run within the beautiful jungles in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu with a lower altitude gain and loss unlike other races with a different goal in mind; to give trail runners and runners who love the sport a mix of flat terrain and challenging climbs (and descents) with a greater emphasis on running. This race course will have technical jungle sections as well as a combination of steep terrain and technical trail sections, and the weather, usually hot in the first part of the day and with a good chance of tropical showers in the afternoon, often add to the challenge.
THE RACE COURSE
FFUM categories include a 90km, 50km, Ultra distance routes and a short 18km distance trail runners to choose from. The 18km technical race course is designed for novice to intermediate trail runners while the 90km and 50km routes are are designed for experienced trail runners wanting a new challenge and already have the necessary skill sets and experience of trail running and are able to take on the brutal Borneo heat under very challenging conditions.
OFFICIAL START LOCATION:
All categories will start the event at Kampung Kiau Nuluh football field, in the Kota Belud District. Location: 6 degrees 02'34.58"N 116 degrees 29'45.54"E
OFFICIAL FINISH LOCATIONS:
90k & 50k runners finish at Kampung Melangkap Baru, Kota Belud District. Location: 6 degrees 09'55. 69" N 116 degrees 28'45. 70" E
18k runners finish at Kampung Tambatuan, Kota Belud District. Location: 6 degrees 07' 23.82"N 116 degrees 27' 11.69"E
10k runners finish at Kampung Lobong-Lobong, Kota Belud District
The Four Feathers Ultra Marathon is now in it's second year since it's inception with new challenges and a new experience at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. The event takes runners from the northern native villages at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu and around the mountain.
AGE CATEGORIES & ENTRY FEES
Age categories for FFUM 2022 and minimum age requirement to participate by category:
90km/50km/18km/10km-Men Open/Women Open for all age groups
Entry fees include:
90k/50k: Event Tee/Finisher Tee/Finisher Medal/Race Bib/Timing System
18k/10k-Finisher Tee/Finisher Medal/Race Bib/Timing System
An optional shuttle bus service is available for transfer from 4 locations in Kota Kinabalu to the start line.
Bus Transfer Option: RM100 per person (return) KK-START-FINISH-KK
All shuttle buses depart at 4.30am
Departure Points: Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu & ITCC Mall (Penampang)
RACE PACK COLLECTION:
Friday, 21st October 2022 between 9.00am-5.00pm at a designated location in Kota Kinabalu City
Location: TBA in Kota Kinabalu
TENTATIVE OFFICIAL START TIMES BY CATEGORY:
All Categories: 7.00am
DROP BAG/FINISH BAG OPTION:
Drop Bag: 90k only
Finish Bag: All categories
FOOD STATION FOR 90K:
RACE BIB SWAP/DOWNGRADING/UPGRADING:
Last date to bib swap: 31/8/2022
Last date to upgrade/downgrade: 31/8/2022
COURSE MAPS, PROFILES & DATA
Elevation Gain: 3084 meters
Elevation Loss: 3730 meters
Elevation Gain: 1892 meters
Elevation Loss: 2539 meters
Elevation Gain: 597 meters
Elevation Loss: 1247 meters
The following compulsory equipment must be carried from start till finish during the race for safety purposes. Compulsory equipment MAY NOT be picked up or deposited along the race course, including from the halfway drop-bag of the 100 km. Random spot checks will be performed along the course, and the top finishers of all categories will be checked at the finish lines. Time penalties or disqualification will be strictly enforced according to the schedule below.
MEDICAL KIT: For treating minor wounds and injuries and should contain some antiseptic, gauze, some self adhesive dressings and small elastic bandage (preferably the cohesive type). A blister kit is also recommended.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED ITEMS: The needs of competitors vary with fitness and abilities. It is the responsibility of each competitor to assess his/her own abilities and requirements for a safe race. Below is a list of additional items beyond the compulsory equipment for consideration.