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translantau100

11th November 2023

TransLantau100

An iconic course on the largest island of Hong Kong.

Race Category

ws100KM

Running Stones

3

Distance

104km

Elevation Gain

5000m

Start Location

Mui Wo

Start Date

11th November 2023

Start Time

09:00

Explore the trails traversing Lantau island.

TransLantau100 by UTMB® covers 104km on the most scenic trails on Lantau Island, for a cumulative elevation gain of 4,900 meters. This is a challenging trail run which requires adequate training to complete the full route within 32 hours. The route includes steep climbs and downhills, the highest climb being the Lantau peak (934m).

This race is semi-self sufficiency (9 refreshment posts are located along the route) marked with reflective orange ribbons and signs at intersections. To enroll for the TransLantau100 by UTMB®, you must be a finisher of a 100km trail race OR a 50-km trail race in <12h within the last 3 years.

10

Aid Stations

934

Max Altitude

Mandatory Gear

Athletes must carry the mandatory gear at all times during the race. You should be prepared for random checks on the course, and if you are missing any item you will receive a time penalty and may not be allowed to continue the race.

💦 WATER MIN. 1L Bottle or bladder

🥜 FOOD RESERVE recommendation: 800kcal (e.g., 2 gels+2 energy bars of 65g each)

🔦 TWO HEADLAMPS with replacement batteries

📱 MOBILE PHONE: numbers of organizer and emergency are printed on your race bib

🌬️ A WINDPROOF JACKET

🔈WHISTLE

🥤 PERSONAL CUP

❄️ SURVIVAL BLANKET recommended 1.3 x 2m

🤕 ADHESIVE ELASTIC BAND for strapping, min. 80cm x 2cm

💰 CASH (MIN. HK$100) for public bus or taxi in case of withdraw. Octopus card is recommended

NOTE: Hiking poles. If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole race. It is not allowed to start without poles and recover them up along the way.

Support Crew

Support is allowed only at the tolerated checkpoints. No pacer allowed.

Most checkpoints have a public transport access:

🎯 T1: Nam Shan. Easy access by bus from Mui Wo or 2.5km hike from start.

🎯 T2 & T6: Ngong Ping. Easy access by bus from Mui Wo (Bus#2, not frequent), Tung Chung (Bus#23, every 30min in daytime), Tai O (Bus#21, not frequent), then 5min walk.

🎯 T3: Kau Ling Cheung. Assistance not tolerated.

🎯 T4: Tai O. Bus from Mui Wo (Bus#1) or Tung Chung (Bus#11).

🎯 T5: Sham Wat. Assistance not tolerated.

🎯 T7: Shui Hau. Easy access by bus (Bus #1, #23).

🎯 T8: Pak Kung Au. Regular buses from/to Tung Chung or Mui Wo.

🎯 T9: Pak Mong. Assistance not tolerated.

Most checkpoints have a public transport access:
Dogs and Buffalos

Dogs and Buffalos

There are two locations you need to be aware of the village dogs 🐕 that could show an aggressive behaviour within their territory, especially at night.

  1. Ngong Ping

  2. Tai O village

Recommendations:

  1. Do not run but hike in presence of a barking dog
  2. Hold a water bottle, if the dog gets too close, you may splash the water on the dog to scare it
  3. Hold your trekking pole

Water buffalos 🐃 are protected animals on Lantau island. They are generally not aggressive and will slowly move away 🙂. Keep an eye when passing a buffalo who shares the trail with you.