• Formosa Ultra-Trail® 104 km / 5850m D+ (ITRA-5 XL, UTMB/UTMF qualification) *
  • 65 km / 3750m D+ (ITRA-3 M, UTMB/UTMF qualification) *
  • 40 km / 2400m D+ (ITRA-2 S, UTMB/UTMF qualification) *
  • 16 km / 710m D+
  • 8 km / 410m D+ hiking

Formosa Ultra-Trail®

104 km / 5850m D+

ITRA-5 XL, UTMB/UTMF qualification

start 4:00, 1st December 2018

Time to finish: ⏰ 29 hours

Formosa Ultra-Trail®

104公里/爬升5850公尺

ITRA-5 XL,UTMB/UTMF資格

12月1日清晨4點起跑

完賽時間: ⏰ 29小時

Notice:

  • have to carry enough water and food for very long sections between CP
  • we required be finisher at least of ITRA-3 or more (contact us if you have any question)
  • more details about course will be updated in section Preparation, but basically need carry all mandatory equipment and between check points are very long distances (average 20km, 4-5 hours)
Cut times
  • CP-A1: change to 40km category at 9am
  • CP-B1: change to 65km category at 12:00 noon (you may change voluntarily before cut time)
  • CP-C: 4:30pm (DNF)
  • CP-D: 10:00pm (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 5:00am (DNF)
Drop Bag
  • Participants can leave one small drop bag for check point C (加德宮 Jia De Temple)
  • All bags will be transfer back to venue after 5pm and you have to pickup before 10am on Sunday
  • more about drop bag below

備註:

  • 檢查站與檢查站之間是非常長的區段,必須攜帶足夠的水及食物
  • 參賽資格: 我們建議至少完成ITRA-3越野賽事或更多(如果有任何疑問,請與我們聯絡)
  • more details about course will be updated in section Preparation, but basically need carry all mandatory equipment and between check points are very long distances (average 20km, 4-5 hours)
Cut times
  • CP-A1: change to 40km category at 9am
  • CP-B1: change to 65km category at 12:00 noon (you may change voluntarily before cut time)
  • CP-C: 4:30pm (DNF)
  • CP-D: 10:00pm (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 5:00am (DNF)
 
轉換袋
  • Participants can leave one small drop bag for check point C (加德宮 Jia De Temple)
  • All bags will be transfer back to venue after 5pm and you have to pickup before 10am on Sunday
  • more about drop bag below

 

65 km / 3750m D+

ITRA-3 M, UTMB/UTMF qualification

start 4:00, 1st December 2018

Time to finish: ⏰ 18 hours

65公里/爬升3750公尺

ITRA-3 M,UTMB/UTMF資格

12月1日清晨4點起跑

完賽時間: ⏰ 18小時

Notice:

  • have to carry enough water and food for very long sections between CP
  • we recommended be finisher of ITRA-3 at least

 

Cut times
  • CP-A1: change to 40km category at 9am
  • CP-B1: 2:00pm (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 7:00pm (DNF)
備註:

  • 檢查站與檢查站之間是非常長的區段,必須攜帶足夠的水及食物
  • 參賽資格: 我們建議至少完成ITRA-3越野賽事

 

Cut times
  • CP-A1: change to 40km category at 9am
  • CP-B1: 2:00pm (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 7:00pm (DNF)

 

40 km / 2400m D+

ITRA-2 S, UTMB/UTMF qualification

start 5:00, 1st December 2018

Time to finish: ⏰ 13 hours

40公里/爬升2400公尺

ITRA-2 S,UTMB/UTMF資格

12月1日清晨5點起跑

完賽時間: ⏰ 13小時

Notice:

  • have to carry enough water and food for very long sections between upper CP and finish
  • we recommended be finisher of ITRA-2 or 3
  • 40km course will turn in CP-A and CP-B and will visit both sides of mountains with spectacular views. Please consider your fitness before sign up for this course.
Cut times
  • CP-B: 4:00pm (DNF)
 

備註:

  • 檢查站與檢查站之間是非常長的區段,必須攜帶足夠的水及食物
  • 參賽資格: 我們建議至少完成ITRA-2-3越野賽事
  • 40km course will turn in CP-A and CP-B and will visit both sides of mountains with spectacular views. Please consider your fitness before sign up for this course.
  • Cut times
    • CP-B: 4:00pm (DNF)

 

16km / 710m D+

start 8am, 1st December 2018

Time to finish: ⏰ 6 hours

 

16公里/爬升710公尺

12月1日上午8點起跑

完賽時間: ⏰ 6小時

two Check Point on course – but still required carry at least 0.6l hydration and some nutrition

courses has gorgeous views to Puli and lake, dogs not allowed

two Check Point on course – but still required carry at least 0.6l hydration and some nutrition

courses has gorgeous views to Puli and lake, dogs not allowed

 

8km / 410m D+ hike

start 8:30am, 1st December 2018

Time to finish: ⏰ 4 hours

 

8公里 / 410公尺 健行

12月1日上午8:30點起跑

完賽時間: ⏰ 4小時

one check point, but still recommend take water and small snack

courses has gorgeous views to Puli and lake, very safe, dogs on leach allowed

 

Requirement

  • * join 104km required be finisher at least 50km of trail race (ITRA-3, better ITRA-4) (eg. The Beast Trail 50k, Ultra Maokong 50k, de LOOP 75k)
  • * join 65km required be finisher at least 30km of trail race (ITRA-2, better TRA-3)  (eg. Run Through The Jungle 34k, The Beast Trail 25k, de LOOP 50k)
  • * join 40km required be finisher at least 25km of trail race (ITRA-2) (eg. The Beast Trail 25k, de LOOP 25k)
  • find your ITRA record and note it during registration: http://www.i-tra.org/community/
  • if you don`t have any ITRA please consider its difficulty and don’t hesitate contact us

需求:

  • *參加104公里需求: 至少完成50公里以上越野賽事(ITRA-3,最好是有ITRA-4) (例如: 野獸山徑50公里,ULTRA Maokong 50公里, de LOOP 75k)
  • *參加65公里需求: 至少完成30公里以上越野賽事(ITRA-2,最好是有ITRA-3) (例如. 叢林野跑 34公里,野獸山徑25公里, de LOOP 50k)
  • *參加40公里需求: 至少完成25公里以上越野賽事(ITRA-2) (例如: 野獸山徑25公里, de LOOP 25k)
  • 請查閱您的ITRA點數並且在報名系統上加以備註: http://www.i-tra.org/community/
  • 如果您沒有任何ITRA點數,請考量賽程的困難度,並且不要猶豫聯絡我們~

Shortly about course

The course is designed that runner has to be almost independent, so call semi-autonomy. The time spent (irrelevant talk about distance) between check points can be long. Only in CP can gain liquid and energy for next stage, there are not any sources in mountains. There will not be drop bag CP on course and you have to finish with gear which you start.

Participants has to follow strictly mandatory equipment and certain rules otherwise may be disqualified. Before and during the event will be random check of your gear, if you will miss any mandatory equipment you may not continue without it. You can let any garbage in CP, but don’t pollute on course.

賽道設計是主要目的是讓跑者能獨立自主,所以稱為半自助。檢查站與檢查站之間是相距時間非常長(不考量距離的話)。在山上沒有任何的資源,只有在檢查站會有液體飲料及能量補給,在檢查站無背包寄放處,必須從起點揹自身的裝備跑完全程

參賽者必須嚴格遵守強制性裝備,否則喪失參賽資格,賽前或在任何一個檢查站裡,主辦單位會隨機的抽查裝備,如果缺少任何一件強制性裝備,將無法繼續賽程,主辦單位有權取消資格。途中如產生任何垃圾,請留置檢查站,請勿恣意丟棄山林中污染環境。

COURSE MAP

download .pdf version of maps here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzaliwMtDiGZdFNjeF9VaV9pQjg

GPS and MAP

ALL GPS files (.gpx, .kml), MAPS and ELEVATION PROFILES can DOWNLOAD HERE:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzaliwMtDiGZdFNjeF9VaV9pQjg

notice:

  • If you need upload course to Garmin device use our TBR Garmin Connect directly: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/profile/TaiwanBeastRunners
  • If you use Android you can use “Locus Free” or “Maps.me”, if you use iPhone you can try “Maps.me”, you can send email to your self with .gpx or.kml (iPhone doesn’t allow download directly :/). Please don`t ask us how to use or upload to YOUS device in race day or during pickup.
  • Everyone in 40, 65 and 104km has MAP-elation profile in RACE PACK (printer version of FT map), it is mandatory take it with you
  • Please understand that lost on course is not fault of organizers (we mark well, but it is huge area), and YOU may should use GPS device with uploaded course in case of need
  • NEVER give up and left course out of checkpoint, if CALL TO ORGANIZER. (please note it there is very bad access to CP-A, don`t give up there, you will have to wait long)
  • Left course (DNF) do in Check Point and clearly inform organizers. NEVER return in opposite direction of or sleep on course (you can take rest in CP-B and C).

Official marking on course

  • ORANGE ribbon with REFLECTIVE stripe (another ribbons are not course of Formosa Trail but can help you keep trail)
  • and additional labels (eg. splits of 104/65, important turns. etc.)
  • we still recommend use gps device

Drop Bag for 104km

  • Participants can leave one small drop bag for check point C (加德宮 Jia De Temple).
  • One transparent plastic bag and card will be provided to you during race pack collection period. Please ensure the bag has inner card with your BIB.
  • The CP-C bags must be dropped at starting point of the race in appropriate area (drop bag CP-C) before start of race.
  • All bags will be available in CP-C after 10am and transfer back to venue after 5pm.
  • You have to collect drop bags before 10am on Sunday. Any bags not collected before this time may be disposed or reused.
  • Please note that the race organizers are not responsible for any loss or damage to any equipment in the drop bags, please do not leave valuable items in the bags.
  • Please note there is certain mandatory equipment for whole course (as head lamp, jacket, whistle, phone with Taiwan operator, space blanket,…)
  • What to include in drop bag?
    • Following section include 1500m vertical ascent
    • You are heading to night and it may be cold!
    • Extra food
    • Spare Socks or shoes
    • Extra cloth
    • Extra batteries or spare light (good head lamp is mandatory on start, two lights are mandatory behind CP-C!!)
    • We do not recommend put poles to drop bag (it may accidentally band)
    • Anti-chafing cream, tape,…

 

UPDATE – DROP BAG cpC

轉換袋於CP-C(第53公里) 請使用橘色FENIX束口袋,請整理好,並於比賽當天4點前放置於會場定點處(請攜帶號碼布,我們將會貼上標籤在您的袋子上),轉換袋將會轉送到CP-C,並且週六晚上7點後會再回到會場,請於週日早上10點前領取您的轉換袋.

Please use ORANGE FENIX drawstring bag as storage bag. Please give to volunteer in left side of venue close to parking space between 3:15 and 4:00, Please wait till your drop bag will be marked with correct BIB number. Drop bags will be available in cpC and after 7pm transferred back to venue. Please pickup it before Sunday 10am.

 

Important Intersections X-Y-Z

  • coordinates X: 23.96955, 121.05333
  • approximately distance: 10km & 25km
  • notice: use headlamp till cpA, split has reflective arrows

  • coordinates Y: 23.94052, 121.02872
  • approximately distance: 32km & 91km
  • notice: “T” shape of intersection

  • coordinates Z: 23.90119, 121.02454
  • approximately distance: 39km & 75km
  • notice: 104km right up, 65km left down (104km turning sharp right on returning way, for most runners again in dark)