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I. EVENT INTRODUCTION

The 8th annual SUPERACE ULTRA MARATHON Taiwan Station is here! To allow more participants to enjoy and experience a SUPERACE ULTRA MARATHON, aside from the ‘119K, 2-Stages Elite Race’ which complies with the international multi-day race standards, here are different types of race group to be introduced.

The participants of ‘119K, 2-Stages Assisted’ group will have the luxury service, only need to carry mandatory race equipment of single day (the event organizers will provide transport services for the rest of equipment), this will allow those who are interested in the ‘119K, 2-Stages Elite Race’ to experience a less demanding 3 day race, and gain a better understanding of the equipment involved and the physical condition required for a SUPERACE Ultra Marathon.

In addition to the type of multi-days race, for those runners who are interested but just getting started, we provide a group of "55K Trail Race" to be choose. Through a single day short distance trail running, to make more people experience the charms of trail ultra marathon. Enhance the possibility of runners to participate in multi-days ultra marathon in the future.

We’ve arranged for new challenges in this year’s course! SUPERACE will lead runners through the Jinshuiying Historic Trail, built during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan, through the Central Mountain Range to the Eastern coast. Runners will pass the Alangyi Historic Trail, Xuhai, and Provincial Highway 26. Runners will climb to peaks of more than 1,450 meters and descent to river beds at sea level; along the way race participants will be greeted by the mountains and the sea as they pass wet tropical forests and gravel coasts. One might even hear the songs of the Paiwan people. The diverse terrain will test both the limits of your stamina and will; it will also test your understanding of this land that is Taiwan! Come with SUPERACE in February 2020 to test your limits and discover the beauty of Formosa with your own two feet.

 

II. ORGANIZING DEPARTMENTS


Guidance Department

Pingtung County Government

Main Organizer


Event Organizers

     


Event Partners

            

 

 

III. EVENT LOCATION AND ASSEMBLING TIME

A. Event Date

◆     119K, 2-Stages Race: February 14th–February 16th 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

◆     55K Trail Race: February 14th, 2019 (Friday)

B. Report and Equipment Inspection Time

February 13th, 2019 (Thursday), 15:00 – 19:00

C. Pre-Race Detail Meeting

February 13th, 2019 (Thursday),19:00 at Kenging Youth Activity Center

D. Report and Assembling Location

Kenting Youth Activity Center (No. 17, Kenting Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County)

 

IV. RACE INFORMATION

A. SUPERACE Taiwan Station –119K, 2-STAGES Elite Race

Event Groups: Men’s/Women’s/Teams

Event Type:

◆     Each participant must carry mandatory equipment throughout the race, see “mandatory equipment list” for further details.

◆     Teams are limited to 3 members without gender restrictions.

◆     Teams must pass check points and the finish line together; completion time will be based on the final member to pass the finish line.

Event Distance: 119 km over 3 days (total climb 3366 m)

B. SUPERACE Taiwan Station –119K, 2-STAGES Assisted

Event Groups: Men’s/Women’s

Event Type: Participants are required to only carry equipment for a single day, storage and transport services are provided and all other equipment will be delivered to the camp site by the event organizer; for more information, see the “equipment details” page.

Event Distance: 119 km over 3 days (total climb 3366 m)

C. SUPERACE Taiwan Station –55K Trail Race

Event Groups: Men’s/Women’s

Event Type:

◆     Participants are required to only carry the equipment required for a single day, for more information see the “equipment details” page.

◆     Participants at the finish line can take event shuttle buses to claim their belongings at Kenting Youth Activity Center

Event Distance: 55 km (total climb 2443 m)

※ Detailed route information will be announced in two months before the competition, the organizer reserves the right to change the road route at any time before the end of the event, based on safety and necessity.

V. EVENT SCHEDULE 

VI. ACCOMMODATION (tents provided)

 

VII. TIMING INSPECTION RULES

A. 119K, 2-STAGES Elite Race

1. Participants must wear number patches to facilitate registration for event staff; all participants are responsible for ensuring their times are recorded when entering stations. The CP station only records entrance time; registration is not required when leaving the station.

2. One timer chip is issued to each participant (please place the chip in correct positions) and must be returned after the race.

3. Participants must read the event manual for instructions for using the chip or follow the instructions of on-site service staff.

4. The sum of total individual running times of each segment of the race will be used to calculate final rankings. (digital race completion certificate will display the sum of total individual running time throughout the 3 days).

5. Participants should pay attention to start times to avoid affecting personal time records; race participants must carry all mandatory equipment of the race as event staff will conduct random equipment inspections at each water station. If it is discovered that mandatory equipment regulations have been violated, this will result in disqualification.

6. The top 3 participants without regards to gender in the men’s, women’s, and team races will be issued certificates and prizes.

7. Fluid stations (CP station) can be found every 10 km and will provide drinking water and assistance for race participants. As geographic obstacles and other issues may cause the actual distance of water stations (CP station) to vary, organizers will require that race participants fill their water bottles or take backup drinking water at each station before continuing the race.

 

B. 119K, 2-STAGES Assisted

1. Participants must wear number patches to facilitate registration for event staff; all participants are responsible for ensuring their times are recorded when entering stations. The CP station only records entrance time; registration is not required when leaving the station.

2. One timer chip is issued to each participant (please place the chip in correct positions) and must be returned after the race.

3. Participants must read the event manual for instructions of using the chip or follow the instructions of on-site service staff.

4. Time will be calculated according to the event’s announced time (gun shot), the final tally of time records when participants pass the finish line will be used for final rankings (digital race completion certificate will display the sum of total individual time throughout the 3 days).

5. Participants should pay attention to start times to avoid affecting personal time records; race participants must carry all mandatory equipment of the race as event staff will conduct random equipment inspections at each water station. If it is discovered that mandatory equipment regulations have been violated, this will result in disqualification.

6. The top 3 participants without regards to gender in the men’s, women’s, will be issued certificates and prizes.

7. Fluid stations (CP station) can be found every 10 km and provide drinking water for race participants. As actual and measured distance may contain slight errors or geographic obstacles may result in slight errors of fluid stations (CP station), race participants are forced to fill their water bottles or take backup drinking water at each station before continuing the race.

 

C. 55K Trail Race

1. Participants must wear number patches to facilitate registration for event staff; all participants are responsible for ensuring their times are recorded when entering stations. The CP station only records entrance time; registration is not required when leaving the station.

2. One timer chip is issued to each participant (please place the chip in correct positions) and must be returned after the race.

3. Participants must read the event manual for instructions of using the chip or follow the instructions of on-site service staff.

4. Time will be calculated according to the event’s announced time (gun shot), the final tally of time records when participants pass the finish line will be used for final rankings (digital race completion certificate will display the sum of total individual time throughout the 3 days).

5. Participants should pay attention to start times to avoid affecting personal time records; race participants must carry all mandatory equipment of the race as event staff will conduct random equipment inspections at each water station. If it is discovered that mandatory equipment regulations have been violated, this will result in disqualification.

6. The top 3 participants without regards to gender in the men’s, women’s, will be issued certificates and prizes.

7. Fluid stations (CP station) can be found every 10 km and provide drinking water for race participants. As actual and measured distance may contain slight errors or geographic obstacles may result in slight errors of fluid stations (CP station), race participants are forced to fill their water bottles or take backup drinking water at each station before continuing the race.

VIII. MANDATORY EQUIPMANT

 

IX. EVENT GROUPS & FEES


Participants must apply on the website and complete wire transfer within 14 days to complete registration. Order information will be automatically cancelled for those who have not completed payment within this period.

 

X. REPORTING TO THE EVENT

1. Location: Kenting Youth Activity Center (No. 17, Kenting Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County)

2. Time: February 13th 15:00 -19:00  The event will not wait for late participants.

3. Submit documents of identification or passport when reporting.

4. Due to mail considerations, the organizer will delivery number cloths and related items for foreign participants to the reporting site on February 13th; foreign participants must claim items using passports.

5. Participants from Taiwan will have all items mailed to their registration address on February 3rd, 2020. Participants must bring these items to the event site and sign documents regulated by the event along with the inspection of all equipment.

6. Participants must sign a disclaimer and other documents when reporting in. (Related documents will be delivered with items. We suggest signing these in advance and bringing them to the event to shorten the reporting process.)

7 Personal identification documents or passports are required to claim timer chips for the race.

8. This event will not accept representatives for claiming items or reporting to the event.

 

XI. PRECAUTIONS

1. This event insures participants with 2,000,000 NTD in accident insurance and 200,000 NTD in medical insurance. Foreign participants and those who require additional insurance should seek insurance with a provider. Participants should consider their personal ability as this event is highly streneous; if additional burden is caused to the organizer due to parcicipants personal reasons, the organizer may seek compensation from the participant. The digital disclaimer in the application form is legally binding; participants may not complete the application process without agreeing to this document.

2. This event has a high degree of difficulty. Please evaluate with due diligence before submitting application and participate according to personal ability and health conditions. If you feel discomfort, do not force yourself; individuals with a history of heart disease, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes should not conceal their health status and are prohibited from participating. Race participants are liable for any accidents that occur; the organizer will hold no liability.

3. The event will continue as usual unless in the event of natural disaster, uncontrollable factors, or if the organizer announces delay of event; if the event is delayed by natural disaster or other factors, the organizer will issue refunds after deducting processed or paid fees to all members who are unable to participate.

4. The organizer reserves the right to change the contents of the event. The latest news about the event will be updated on the event website. The organizer may make amendments without prior notice for any unforeseen matters in the event above.

5. The organizer reserves the right to publicize recordings, photographs, and race results around the world on websites and publications; participants must agree to allow their likeness and race results for use in promotional activities.

6. The organizer will protect personal information and must provide notice of the following in accordance with clause 8 of the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”):

According to the regulations of the Personal Information Protection Act, the governing facility authorizes the collection of the name, identification number, date of birth, address, gender, nationality, telephone number, e-mail, emergency contact and their address and telephone numbers of you and other parties for the specific scope of this purpose; the aforementioned personal information will only be used within the scope and period by the organizer in the hosting/co-hosting, and undertaking of the event. The personal information collected by the organizer will only be provided in digital or physical form to this company, contracted suppliers, or cooperating and appointed third parties. The organizer holds your personal information and in accordance to clause 3 of the Personal Information Protection Act, you reserve the following rights in the exercise of your personal information:

◆     Search or request to read your personal information.

◆     Submit request for a copy of your personal information.

◆     Request to supplement or correct your personal information.

◆     Request a cease to the collection, handling, or use of your personal information.
 

7. Once the application deadline of this event has been exceeded, you may not change clothing size or change participants. If you would like to change size or address, please submit a request before the application deadline; claims will not be accepted after the application deadline, thank you for your cooperation.

8. Participants that are not from Taiwan must claim items on the day of reporting to the event; participants from Taiwan will receive all items by mail. Items will only be mailed to Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu Islands; if you’re from a foreign region, claim items at the service counter on the morning of the event.

9. The event provides each participant with one opportunity to transfer participation qualification; please submit a request before the application deadline.

10. If a refund is required after completing payment, please submit a request before the application deadline. The event will deduct a 20% processing fee and complete the refund 2 weeks after the event has concluded, we thank participants for their cooperation.

11. If a refund is required after completing payment and the request is submitted after the application deadline, the event will deduct a 50% processing fee and complete the refund 2 weeks after the event has concluded. We thank participants for their cooperation.

12. Participants to this event are responsible for their own transportation and are liable for any inability to participate due to personal reasons.

13. Event Contact Information:

◆     TEL: Monday to Friday 09:30 -17:30, call to inquire with the event department, (02)2515-2266 *302

◆     E-mail: service@superace-sport.com

◆     SUPERACE Fan Page: https://goo.gl/6Y1MEO

 

【Taiwan Station 2-Stages, 119K】
 

Total climb 3366m: Dahan Forest Trail (Race Start) →→ Jinshuiying Historic Trail → Kalapang → Lower Nantian Village  → Xuhai → Manzhou Township → Jia-E Highway → Fengchuisha → Longpan Park → Kenting Youth Activity Center (Finish Line)

 

 

The oldest, most mystical trail – Jinshuiying Historic Trail


You stand at the start, awaiting to face the first challenge of the race: crossing the Central Mountain Range! First, step into Dahan Forest Trail and let the Jinshuiying Historic Trail guide your path. Since being built during Japanese occupation, this is the most used and oldest path that crosses the Central Mountain Range. Aside from your own breath, can you hear the footsteps of those who came before you ringing through the mountains and forest as you run? Take a closer look and you’ll see the hidden marks of history. The wet tropical climate has resulted in some unique vegetation and hidden animals lurking in each corner, awaiting your arrival.
 

 

 

Kalapang, Taitung Course
 

Race from 200m above sea level through the mountains to an altitude of 1,450m and pass the Gu-alun Bridge that has stood since the Qing Dynasty, then drop down to the Dawuxi Riverbed that’s less than 40m above sea level.

You are a passerby traveling through the creek while the Kalapang tribe has been rooted in this area for nearly a century. Formerly known as “Jugachilai”, the Paiwan people were forcibly located to Jiunantian by the Japanese but returned to their original location as they were unable to adapt to life by the sea. Kalapang means “Orange jessamine” in the Paiwan tribe; it is the home of cloud panther. Compared to searching for the shadows of orange jessamine or cloud panther, the varied sizes of rocks in the creek bed will severely challenge your focus. Keep an eye out for rocks that can act as footholds and don’t trip while sometimes treading on logs and trudging through the water at other times. “Splash!” The splashing waters of the cool creek symbolizes the source of life along with the colorful legends of the Kalapang Tribe. The path guides your steps to the Pacific Ocean as you exit the mountains and enter the embrace of the ocean at Dawu Township. You take a right and continue south.

 

 

 

Blue Highway – Xuhai Grassland Course
 

Follow the highway and before you know it, you’re in a coast filled with pebbles.

Xuhai, if you’re lucky, is a place where you’ll catch a glimpse of the legendary view: “the sunrise and the ocean”. The yellow sun slowly rises from the surface of the Pacific Ocean. The golden rays penetrate the tranquility of te blue morning as you blink away the sleep from your eyes. “Wow!” You gasp in awe at the majesty of nature. The sun rises, shining its light on the small fishing village in the Southeastern corner of Taiwan. The cresting waves on the left seem to increase in intensity; on your right is a 5-story tall cliff with traces of stubborn vegetation and displays of spiral patterns formed by pressure on volcanic lava from eruptions more than a million years ago.
 

 

 

Manzhou Township
 

Take a right and you’ve left the seaside to return to the mountains. Manzhou Township is located at the tail end of the Central Mountain Range. Originally named “vangecul” in the Paiwan language or “báng-sut” in Taiwanese Hokkien, it was changed to the Japanese phonetic pronunciation of “Manzhou” during Japanese occupation.

The mountainous, hilly terrain stands at an average altitude below 700m. As you run on the gentle highway, enjoy the smooth and shapely mountains not far away. The path is lined with low shrubbery with some low-rise housing. Passionate villagers and black dogs cheer for you, waving their arms in rhythm with the betel nut trees not far away.
 

 

 

 【Jia-E Highway】 
 

Continue from Manzhou early in the morning and the shrubbery will gradually disappear from sights. The line of mountains in the horizon gradually flatten and your perspective begins to broaden. After passing Gangkouxi, Provincial Highway 26 merges with Jia-E Highway – from the beautiful coastal highway between Jialeshui to Cape Eluanbi. The path is lined with pandanus trees and between the pandanus foliage on the left, you can barely hear the call of the sea.
 

 

 

Fengchuisha ─ Longpan Park ─ Downtown Kenting
 

Follow Jia-E Highway southbound to tour the unique sights along the Southeastern coast.

The white sands of Fengchuisha abruptly come into view. The area contains coral reef topography that combines red earth and sand from geographical layers that have been corroded over long periods and result in the white sandy view today.

Continue along to Longpan Park. The grass filled marina and limestone platforms, gaze out at the blue skies and Pacific Ocean.

Take one last look at the ocean! At the next fork in the road is an unassuming trail that sets you on the last part of your journey. Cut through this trail to the south end of Kenting and arrive at the eastern coast. Head north towards the sound of people, cars, and the familiar smell of Kenting. Soon after you’ll reach the finish line……
 

 

 

 

119K, 2-STAGES Elite Race Group

USD 450

Participants in this race are responsible for all mandatory equipment; see the“equipment details” page for more detail.

Participant Pack:
※ SUPERACE race completion running tee
※ SUPERACE Taiwan station badge
※ Number patch, pin, event manual

The race will Provide:
※ Chip timer for the race
※ Travel insurance
※ Drinking water during and after the race
※ Professional support team
※ Experienced medical staff
※ Tent and camp site lodging for 2 nights(2020/2/14-15)

Race Completion Awards:
※ Race completion medal (requires completion of race)
※ Downloadable race completion certificate
※ Post race celebratory banquet (lunch)

119K, 2-STAGES Elite Team Race Group (3 people)

USD 1,350

1. Participants in this race are responsible for all mandatory equipment; see the“equipment details” page for more detail.
2. Teams are restricted to 3 male or female members.
3. Teams must pass check points and the finish line together; completion time will be based on the final member to pass the finish line.

Participant Pack:
※ SUPERACE race completion running tee
※ SUPERACE Taiwan station badge
※ Number patch, pin, event manual

The race will provide:
※ Chip timer for the race
※ Travel insurance
※ Drinking water during and after the race
※ Professional support team
※ Experienced medical staff
※ Tent and camp site lodging for 2 nights(2020/2/14-15)

Race Completion Awards:
※ Race completion medal (requires completion of race)
※ Downloadable race completion certificate
※ Post race celebratory banquet (lunch)

119K, 2-STAGES Assisted Group

USD 550

This race will provide equipment storage services; participants of this race only required to bring “mandatory equipment for a single day”. All other mandatory equipment will be delivered to the campsite by event organizers; see the “equipment details” page for more detail.

Participant Pack:
※ SUPERACE race completion running tee
※ SUPERACE Taiwan station badge
※ Number patch, pin, event manual

The race will provide:
※ Chip timer for the race
※ Travel insurance
※ Drinking water during and after the race
※ Professional support team
※ Experienced medical staff
※ Tent and camp site lodging for 2 nights(2020/2/14-15)
※ Event storage locker services

Race Completion Awards:
※ Race completion medal (requires completion of race)
※ Downloadable race completion certificate
※ Post race celebratory banquet (lunch)

55K Trail Race Group

USD 150

1. Participants of this race are required to bring “mandatory equipment for a single day”; see the “equipment details” page for more details.
2. “Upon race completion, the event organizers will arrange for shuttle buses for participants who have completed the 1-Day Race event” to the Kenting Youth Activity Center to claim luggage.

Participant Pack:
※ SUPERACE race completion running tee
※ Number patch, pin, event manual

The race will provide:
※ Chip timer for the race
※ Travel insurance
※ Drinking water during and after the race
※ Professional support team
※ Experienced medical staff
※ Shuttle buses (Finish Line: Nantian Village →Kentington Resort)

Race Completion Awards:
※ Race completion medal (requires completion of race)
※ Downloadable race completion certificate

Kenting Youth Activity Center – Travel Instructions

Driving

  • Exit Freeway 3 at Nanjhou Interchange →continue on Provincial Highway 1 →drive to Fengkang and connect to Provincial Highway 26 (Ping-E Highway) to drive directly to the main street of Kenting. The entrance to the center is located on the right at the end of the street.
  • Weekends draw large crowds. We suggest taking a right on Dawan Road at the intersection before Kenting Arch as there is less traffic.

Bus

  • The bus station is located at the left side (Nanhua Road) of Kaohsiung Station. Take the Pingtung, Kaohsiung, or KuoKuang buses that travel directly to Kenting and get off at the gate of the center.

Train

  • Exit Fangliao Railway Station and head straight to the intersection; on the left, KuoKuang buses offer direct travel to Hengchun, Kenting.

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle

Exit HSR Zuoying Station and purchase a ticket for Kenting Express at exit 3 and take the shuttle all the way to the Little Bay station before getting off.