Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon
Starts: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 at 07:00
Ends: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 at 16:00
Where: Kinabalu Park, Kundasang, Sabah
Contact Person: Zachary Mobijohn
Contact Number: 088 232 121
Entry: RM 150
Expect the toughest mountain race in the world.
The Mt Kinabalu International Climbathon is in its 27th year in 2013.
In years past the Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon started and finished in Kinabalu Park with the furthest and highest point being the peak of Mt. Kinabalu at 4,095m above sea-level.
Since last year, however, a new course hit the Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon, that saw racers start at Kinabalu Park and finish in the nearby town of Kundasang.
The highest point now is Layang Layang, located halfway up Mt. Kinabalu at 2,670m above sea-level.
From there the course goes down to Mesilau Nature Resort, before passing the Mt. Kinabalu Golf Course and ending in Kundasang town.
The reason for the change was to accommodate bigger participation numbers.
At 23km long, the new configuration of the Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon is 2km longer than previous years and ads low-lying forest, villages and a golf course to route.
Much fan-fair is expected at the end of the race in the small vegetable-trading town of Kundasang, when locals welcome race participants at the end-point.
Sign-up through the entry form at the official Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon website.