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TransLantau120

A legendary ultra challenge set on Hong Kong's largest island.

Race Category

ws100M

Running Stones

4

Finals Access

Distance

122 KM

Elevation Gain

5800 M+

Start Date

Friday 8th November 2024

Race Start

Mui Wo - 22:00

Max Allowed Race Time

36 Hours

From the coastline to the highest summits of Lantau island.

TransLantau120 by UTMB® traverses 120km of the most breathtaking trails within the two country parks of Lantau Island, boasting a cumulative elevation gain of 5,800 meters. This demanding trail running event necessitates thorough preparation to conquer the full course within a 36-hour timeframe. With challenging ascents and descents, including the towering Lantau Peak reaching 934m, participants will face a true test of endurance.

The race operates on a semi-self-sufficient basis, with 11 refreshment stations strategically placed along the route to support participants' needs. To register for TransLantau120 by UTMB®, a valid UTMB Index of 50km or above is required.

11

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.

🎒 Running backpack or similar to carry the mandatory equipment.

💦 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 & BOWL (For hot soup & noodle)

🍴 UTENSILS

❄️ SURVIVAL BLANKET recommended 1.3 x 2m

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

💰 CASH (MIN. HK$200) 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.

Dropbag

We provide a midpoint dropbag service at Tai O (58KM).

All 120KM runners are required to use the given bag and insert the bag tag for the dropbag service.

Dropbag

Support Crew

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

Most checkpoints have a public transport access:

🎯 T1 Chi Ma Wan - assistance not permitted

🎯 T2 Nan Shan - Easy access by bus from Mui Wo to Nan Shan (7 min)

🎯 T4/T8 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.

🎯 T5 Kau Ling Chung - assistance not permitted

🎯 T6 - Tai O Fat Ho Colleage. Bus from Mui Wo (Bus#1) or Tung Chung (Bus#11).

🎯 T7 Sham Wut - assistance not permitted

🎯 T9 Shui Hau - Easy access by bus (Bus #1, #2, #11 & #23).

🎯 T10 Pak Kung Au - Regular buses from/to Tung Chung or Mui Wo.

🎯 T11 Pak Mong - assistance not permitted

🎯 T12 Discovery Bay International School - Access by bus from Tung Chung (DB01R) or Sunny Bay (DB03R)

Most checkpoints have a public transport access:
Dogs and Buffalos

Dogs and Buffalos

There are three 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
  3. Shum Wut

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.

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