Friday 10th November 2023
Mui Wo - 22:00
Max Allowed Race Time
From the coastline to the highest summits of Lantau island.
TransLantau140 by UTMB® covers 137km on the most scenic trails of the two country parks on Lantau Island, for a cumulative elevation gain of 6,700 meters. This is a challenging trail run which requires adequate training to complete the full route within 42 hours. The route includes steep climbs and downhills, the highest climb being the Lantau peak (934m).
This race is semi-self sufficiency (12 refreshment posts are located along the route). To enroll for the TransLantau140 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.
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
🥤 PERSONAL CUP & BOWL (for hot soup & noodle)
❄️ 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.
We provide a midpoint dropbag service at Tai O (61.9KM).
All 140KM runners are required to use the given bag and insert the bag tag for the dropbag service.
Support is allowed only at the tolerated checkpoints. No pacer allowed.
Most checkpoints have a public transport access:
🎯 T1: Chi Ma Wan
🎯 T2: Pui O. Easy access by bus from Mui Wo to Pui O (10 min), buses #1, #2, #3M (every ~30min), then <5min walk.
🎯 T3 & T10: Pak Kung Au. Regular buses from/to Tung Chung or Mui Wo.
🎯 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 Cheung. Assistance not tolerated.
🎯 T6: Tai O Fat Ho Colleage. Bus from Mui Wo (Bus#1) or Tung Chung (Bus#11).
🎯 T7: Sham Wat. Assistance not tolerated.
🎯 T9: Shui Hau. Easy access by bus (Bus #1, #23).
🎯 T11: Wong Lung Hang. Access difficult by bus/taxi to Tung Chung/Wong Lung Han and then hike.
🎯 T12: Pak Mong. Assistance not tolerated.
🎯 T13: Discovery Bay International School. Access by bus from Tung Chung (DB01R) or Sunny Bay (DB03R)
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.
Tai O village
- Do not run but hike in presence of a barking dog
- Hold a water bottle, if the dog gets too close, you may splash the water on the dog to scare it
- 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.