SUPERACE TAIWAN STATION 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

Pingtung County: Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan, Province of China

Distance running, Running, Ultra


Activities

  • 3-DAY Elite Race - Individual
  • 3-DAY Elite Race - Team
  • 3-DAY Challenge Race - Individual
  • TRAIL (single day) - Individual

Description

The 7th annual SUPERACE ULTRA MARATHON TAIWAN is here! To allow more race participants to enjoy and experience a SUPERACE ULTRA MARATHON, this year, aside from the ‘3 Day Elite Race’ which complies with the international multi-day race standards, and the ‘1 Day Race’ which was introduced last year, SUPERACE ULTRA MARATHON has introduced a ‘3 Day Challenge Race’. Challenge Race participants will have the luxury to only need to carry mandatory race equipment for one day, (the evernt organizers will provide equipment transport services for the other days), ) this will allow race participants interested in the ‘3 Day Elite Race’ to experience a less demanding 3-day race and gain a better understanding of the equipment involved and the fitness levels required for a SUPERACE Ultra Marathon.

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 greated 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 January 2019 to test your limits and discover the beauty of Formosa with your own two feet. 

Event details and schedule

Event Location and Meeting Time:

1. Event Date:

l   3-Day Race: January 18th– January 20th 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

l   1-Day Race: January 18th, 2019 (Friday)

2. Report and Equipment Inspection Time: January 17th, 2019 15:00 PM – 19:00 PM
3. Pre-Race Detail Meeting: January 17th, 2019 (Thursday) 19:00 PM at Kenging Youth Activity Center
4. Report and Gathering Location: Kenting Youth Activity Center (No. 17, Kenting Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County)

 

Race Information:

1)  3-DAY 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)

 

2)  3-DAY Challenge Race

Event Groups: Men’s/Women’s

Event Type: Participants are required to only carry equipment for a single day, locker 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)

STAGE 155 km, Total climb 2443 m, 4 water stations

 【StartLili Elementary School→Dahan Forest Trail 6K marker →Jinshuiying Historical Trail →Kalapang →Daren Township→Lower Nantian VillageCamp Site

 
STAGE 240 km, total climb 696 m, 3 water stations

 【StartLower Nantian Village→Alangyi Historic Trail →Xuhai Grassland →Provincial Highway 26 →Manzhou Township→KentingtonCamp Site


STAGE 324 km, total climb 227 m, 1 water station

StartKentington→Fengchuisha→Shuiwaku→Longzipu Grassland →Provincial Highway 26→Sail Rock→Downtown Kenting →Kenting Youth Activity CenterFinish

 

3)  SUPERACE Taiwan Station – Trail Race

Event Groups: Men’s/Women’s

Event Type:

  1. Participants are required to only carry the equipment required for a single day, for more information see the “equipment details” page.
  2. 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)

55 km: total climb 2443 m, 4 water stations

StartLili Elementary School→Dahan Forest Trail 6K marker →Jinshuiying Historical Trail →Kalapang →Daren Township→Lower Nantian VillageFinish Line

 

 Event Schedule:

Time

Scheduled Event

Thursday January 17th, 2019

15:00 – 19:00

[Kenting Youth Activity Center]

Participants report for equipment inspection

17:00 - 18:00

[Kenting Youth Activity Center]

Pre-race details meeting

Friday January 18th, 2019
Distance 55km, shutdown time 12 hours

03:40-03:55

[Kenting Youth Activity Center]

Participants store equipment

04:00

[Kenting Youth Activity Center]

Participants gather to take shuttle bus

06:00

[Lili Elementary School]

Opening ceremony

06:30

[Lili Elementary School starting point]

Day-1, race begins after sounding of gun

18:30

[Lower Nantian Village camp site]

Day-1 shutdown time

19:00

[Lower Nantian Village camp site]

1-Day Race award ceremony

19:30

[Lower Nantian Village camp site – Kenting Youth Activity Center]

1-Day race participants gather to take shuttle bus

Saturday January 19th, 2019
Distance 40km, shutdown time 14 hours

05:00

[Lower Nantian Village starting point]

Day-2, race begins after sounding of gun

19:00

[Kentington camp site]

Day-2 shutdown time

Sunday January 20th, 2019
Distance 24km, shutdown time 5 hours

06:30

[Kentington camp site starting point]

Day-3, race begins after sounding of gun

11:30

[Kenting Youth Activity Center finish line]

Day-3, shutdown time

12:00

[Kenting Youth Activity Center]

3-Day Race – celebratory banquet and awards ceremony

14:00

[Kenting Youth Activity Center]

Event concludes

 

ACCOMMODATION (TENTS PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZER)

Date

Accommodations

January 17th (Thu)

Self arranged by participants

January 18th (Fri)

Event organizers provide sleeping tents [Daren Township, Taitung – Lower Nantian Village]

January 19th (Sat)

Event organizers provide sleeping tents [Manzhou Township, Pingtung – Kentington resort camp site]

January 20th (Sun)

Celebratory banquet and awards ceremony [Kenting Youth Activity Center]

 

TIMING INSPECTION RULES

1)  3-DAY 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. Water 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.

2)  3-DAY Challenge 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, and team races 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.


3)  TRAIL(single day)

  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, and team races will be issued certificates and prizes as encouragement.
  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.

 

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

1)  3-DAY Elite Race

No.

Equipment List
(must carry through entire course)

Elite Race

1

Professional trail running backpack
(suggested capacity of 20L-25L)

Mandatory

2

Sleeping bag
(lightweight sleeping bags for temperatures between 0-15 degrees Celcius)

Mandatory

3

Water bag or bottle with a capacity of no less than 2L (fluid stations only provide water and hot water for making food)
This race requires compliance with international multi-day race rules for the mandatory carrying of 2L water to qualify for elite race participation.

Mandatory

4

3 meals a day, minimum of 7 meals and 2800 calories minimum each day
(suggest bringing freeze dried food products that can be eaten after adding hot water)

Mandatory

5

Energy snacks
(e.x.: energy bars, multi-grain bars, yokan, etc.)

Mandatory

6

Individual cup or bowl, utensils
(fluid stations do not provide paper cups or disposable utensils)

Mandatory

7

Waterproof jacket with hood (lightweight)

Mandatory

8

Change of clothes

Mandatory

9

Rescue blanket
(each side cannot be less than 140cm)

Mandatory

10

Head lamp with back-up batteries
(flashlight function on phone is not sufficient)

Mandatory

11

Smartphone and mobile battery
(organizers will not provide charging services)

Mandatory

12

Watch
(we suggest watches with GPS function or just a digital watch)

Mandatory

13

Whistle

Mandatory

14

Runner’s number patch

Mandatory

15

Personal first-aid kit (includes sterilized gauze, dressing, band aids, pain killers, and any appropriate personal drugs; adjust on your own)

Mandatory

16

Sleeping mat
(we suggest blow-up air mattresses that don’t require washing)

Mandatory

17

Sunglasses

Suggested

18

Sun blocking products
(sports hat, sleeves, bandanas, etc.)

Suggested

19

Mosquito repellent

Suggested

20

Gloves (day-2 course requires rope climbing)

Suggested

21

Earplugs (bring according to personal needs)

Suggested

 

 2)  3-DAY Challenge Race

No

Equipment List
(must carry through entire course)

Challenge Race

1

Professional trail running backpack
(suggested capacity of 6L-10L)

Mandatory

2

Water bag or bottle with a capacity of no less than 1L (fluid stations only provide water and hot water for making food)

Mandatory

3

Energy snacks (more than 500 calories)

Mandatory

4

Waterproof jacket with hood (lightweight)

Mandatory

5

Rescue blanket
(each side cannot be less than 140cm)

Mandatory

6

Head lamp with back-up batteries
(flashlight function on phone is not sufficient)

Mandatory

7

Smartphone and mobile battery
(organizers will not provide charging services)

Mandatory

8

Watch
(we suggest watches with GPS function or just a digital watch)

Mandatory

9

Whistle

Mandatory

10

Runner’s number patch

Mandatory

11

Personal first-aid kit (includes sterilized gauze, dressing, band aids, pain killers, and any appropriate personal drugs; adjust on your own)

Mandatory

12

Sunglasses

Suggested

13

Sun blocking products
(sports hat, sleeves, bandanas, etc.)

Suggested

14

Mosquito repellent

Suggested

15

Gloves (day-2 course requires rope climbing)

Suggested

No.

Delivered Items
(Gathered in a bag, organizers will deliver to camp site)

Challenge Race

1

Sleeping bag (lightweight sleeping bags for temperatures between 0-15 degrees)

Mandatory

2

3 meals a day, minimum of 7 meals and 2800 calories minimum each day (suggest bringing dried rice products that can be eaten after adding hot water)

Mandatory

3

Individual cup or bowl, utensils (fluid stations do not provide paper cups or disposable utensils)

Mandatory

4

Change of clothes

Mandatory

5

Sleeping mat (we suggest blow-up air mattresses that don’t require washing)

Mandatory

6

Earplugs (bring according to personal needs)

Suggested

 

3)  TRAIL (single day)

No.

Equipment List
(must carry through entire course)

TRAIL
(single day)

1

Professional trail running backpack
(suggested capacity of 6L-10L)

Mandatory

2

Water bag or bottle with a capacity of no less than 1L (fluid stations only provide water and hot water for making food)

Mandatory

3

Energy snacks (more than 500 calories)

Mandatory

4

Waterproof jacket with hood (lightweight)

Mandatory

5

Rescue blanket
(each side cannot be less than 140cm)

Mandatory

6

Head lamp with back-up batteries
(flashlight function on phone is not sufficient)

Mandatory

7

Smartphone and mobile battery
(organizers will not provide charging services)

Mandatory

8

Watch
(we suggest watches with GPS function or just a digital watch)

Mandatory

9

Whistle

Mandatory

10

Runner’s number patch

Mandatory

11

Personal first-aid kit (includes sterilized gauze, dressing, band aids, pain killers, and any appropriate personal drugs; adjust on your own)

Mandatory

12

Sunglasses

Suggested

13

Sun blocking products
(sports hat, sleeves, bandanas, etc.)

Suggested

14

Mosquito repellent

Suggested

 

Event Groups and Application Fees

Race

Distance

Fee

Included with Application Fee

3-DAY Elite Race

 

 

119km over 3 days

(total climb 3366m)

This group requires mandatory carrying of all equipment. For details, see the “mandatory equipment list”.

US$450

Included in the race

 

  1. SUPERACE race completion running tee (retail price NTD 1080)
  2. SUPERACE sport bandana (retail price NTD 680)
  3. SUPERACE Taiwan station badge (retail price NTD 150)
  4. Number patch, pin, event manual

 

 

The race will provide

 

  1. Chip timer for the race
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Drinking water during and after the race
  4. Professional support team
  5. Experienced medical staff
  6. Tent and camp site lodging for 2 days2018/1/18-19

 

 

Race Completion Awards

 

  1. Race completion medal (requires completion of race)
  2. Downloadable race completion certificate
  3. Post race celebratory banquet (lunch)

3-DAY Elite Team Race

 

 

119km over 3 days

(total climb 3366km)

1. Teams restricted to 3 male or female members.

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

US$1,350

3-DAY Challenge Race

 

 

 

119km over 3 days

(total climb 3366m)

This race will provide storage locker services; participants of this race are required to only 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.

US$550

TRAIL

 

 

55km

(total climb 2442m)

1. Participants are only required to carry equipment needed in a single day; see “equipment details” for more information.

2. After participants reach the finish line, the organizer will provide shuttle buses to transport participants to Kenting Youth Activity Center to claim luggage.

US$150

 

Participant Materials

 

  1. SUPERACE race completion running tee (retail price NTD 1080)
  2. Number patch, pin, event manual

 

 

The race will provide

 

  1. Chip timer for the race
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Drinking water during and after the race
  4. Professional support team
  5. Experienced medical staff
  6. Shuttle buses (Finish Line: Nantian Village →Kentington Resort)

 

 

Race Completion Awards

 

  1. Race completion medal (requires completion of race)
  2. Downloadable race completion certificate

 

 

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.

 

REPORTING TO THE EVENT

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

2)  Time: January 17th 15:00PM-19:00PM 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 January 17th; foreign participants must claim items using passports.

5)  Participants from Taiwan will have all items mailed to their registration address on January 3rd, 2018. 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.

 

PRECAUSIONS

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:

  1. Search or request to read your personal information.
  2. Submit request for a copy of your personal information.
  3. Request to supplement or correct your personal information.
  4. 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:

    1. TEL: Monday to Friday 09:30AM-17:30PM, call to inquire with the event department, (02)8785-1669*26
    2. E-mail: info@kevinlin.org
    3. SUPERACE Fan Page: https://goo.gl/6Y1MEO

Organised by

KEVINLIN

Rm.1, 4F., No.669, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist, Taipei

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