BUFF Epic Ultimate Trails of Penang (BEUToP) 2023Register Now
Registration ends on 15 September 2023
Penang Island is blessed with amazing numbers of trails for many decades. Blazed by the local inhabitants of Penang, these trails link up various heritage sites and points of interests all over the island. Starting from Youth Park and Botanical gardens, the trails spread out from the north to central and southern part of the Island, from Air Itam, Batu Ferringhi, to Teluk Bahang and Balik Pulau.
For decades, Penang people have taken to these trails during many of their weekends and public holidays.
Some trails are easy and popular for the leisure weekend hikers, while others are rather hilly and less chartered which provide interesting challengers to serious climbers and trail runners.
Yet, for a long time, most of Penang trails have been a mystery for a lot of people in the Northern parts of Peninsula Malaysia, and Malaysia in general. Many Penang people have not been exposed to the many beauties and challenges of these trails.
Until Sep 2018. Ultimate Trails of Penang is conceived with a passion for nature trails. Following the successful inaugural edition on 23rd Sep 2018, where more than 400 participants signed up despite the late opening of registration 3 months prior to the race date. Participants have given the race a rave review. In 2019, with a new 100km distance category with elevation gain of 5500 m added to the original 3 categories of 20km, 40km, and 60km, we managed to attract over 600 participants from more states and more countries. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 3rd edition was only held in Oct 2022, but with 990 runners signed up for the event. Despite changes and diversions made to the original route which reduced the toughness of this race, UToP has been widely recognized as one of the toughest 100km trail race in Malaysia.
In 2023, building on the categories that have been organized so far in the first 3 editions, we will be adding in a 100 miles category as well, which would have a cut off time of 48 hours.
Starting and Finishing Venue: Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park, Penang Island
Race date: 8th Oct 2023 Start time: 8.00 am Cut off time: 12.00 noon Duration: 4 hours
Race date: 8th Oct 2023 Start time: 7.00 am Cut off time: 2.00 pm Duration: 7 hours
Race date: 8th Oct 2023 Start time: 2.00 am Cut off time: 2.00 pm Duration: 12 hours
Race date: 7- 8th Oct 2023 Start time: 5.00 am 7th Oct Cut off time: 1:00 am 8th Oct Duration: 20 hours
Race date: 7- 8th Oct 2023 Start time: 4.00 am 7th Oct Cut off time: 2:00 pm 8th Oct Duration: 34 hours
Race date: 6- 8th Oct 2023 Start time: 2.00 pm 6th Oct Cut off time: 2:00 pm 8th Oct Duration:48 hours
Closing of Registration: 15th Sep 2023
Early bird: before 1 Jan 2023
Standard: 1st Jan 2023 – 31st July 2023
Late Entry: 1st Aug 2023- 15th Sep 2023
RACE PACK COLLECTION
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Date: Fri 6th Oct 2023
Venue: Lobby Hall, Penang City Stadium, Penang
For runners who are NOT ABLE to pick up the race packs on Fri 6th Oct 2023:
100miles: You may collect them at Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park (starting venue) from 2pm to 3:00 pm Fri 7th Oct 2023 before the 100miles race start at 4:00pm Fri 6th Oct 2023.
100km: You may collect them at Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park (starting venue) from 2am to 3:00 am Sat 7th Oct 2023 before the 100km race start at 4:00am Sat 7th Oct 2023.
60km: You may collect them at Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park (starting venue) from 3:00 am to 4:00 am Sat 7th Oct 2023 before the 60km race start at 5:00am Sat 7th Oct 2023.
40 km: You may collect them at Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park (starting venue) from 10:00 am Sat 7th Oct 2023 to 1:00 am Sun 8th Oct 2023 before the 40 km race start at 2:00am Sun 8th Oct 2023.
20 km: You may collect them at Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park (starting venue) from 4:00 am to 6:00 am 8th Oct 2023 before the 20km race start at 7:00am 8th Oct 2023.
12 km: You may collect them at Lapangan Memanah, Youth Park (starting venue) from 5:00 am to 7:00 am 8th Oct 2023 before the 12km race start at 8:00am 8th Oct 2023.