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  1. 2019 TNF100 Ultra Trail Challenge
    – Taiwan Stage

1. Introduction:

The North Face 100km is back and this time with new challenges and new adventures for all its participants. Elite athletes from all over the world will gather with one objective in mind: become the King of the Mountain. Runners will have the opportunity to run through some of the most beautiful and scenic mountains of Taiwan, and for this the ethics of Leave No Trace (LNT) are mandatory.

Ready for The “The First Trail Run of Your Life”?


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2. Organizer: Biji Enterprise Co. Ltd.

3. Race Founder: 

4. Official partner: TAIHU BREWING

5. Event Date: 2019/4/20~4/21

(1) Early Birds:  2018/12/1 00:00 ~ 2019/1/6 24:00

(2) Standard:  2019/1/7 00:00 ~ 2019/2/28 24:00

Categories

100K

50K

20K

10K

Registration Fees

NT$5,600 NT$2,800 NT$1,800 NT$1,200

Early Bird Registration Fees

NT$4,760 NT$2,380 NT$1,530 NT$1,020

Capacity

100

300

800

1,500

 ※Special Remarks:
1. Timing Chip will be provided for the race by the organizer. After finishing the competition, please return the timing chip to the designated stand to retrieve the deposit of NT$ 100.


2. 100Km athletes will be provided with an Official GPS tracking device. Please be noted that a NTD $9,000 deposit has to be paid during the check-in. After finishing the competition, please return the Official GPS to the designated stand to retrieve the deposit of NTD 9000.

6.Race Venue:  CyuanJi Temple Parking lot,Jinguashi, New Taipei City.

7.Race Course:

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**「Please be advised and agree to the following conditions before you register:

Weather conditions can affect the route for any of the four event courses in the 2019TNF100km. For safety reasons, courses might be modified in minor manner before or during the event. The race organiser reserves the right to make any changes. In case of any eventualities the race organiser has the authority for final decisions. 」

 

Course Area: Rueifang Dist., Shuangxi Dist, Pingxi Dist, Shiding Dist, New Taipei City.

Race Course information: download from Trace de Trail

Download course GXP file: 10KM20KM50KM100KM


Race course/ Elevation profile/ Aid station

10km Beginners Group

Course/Elevation Profile /Aid Stations
Actual Distance: 13.5km
Elevation Gain: 1180m
Cut-off: 9.5 hours

10KM-Group A

ID

Location

Supplies & Medical

Drop Bag

Next Station

Distance

Cut-Off

SP

CyuanJi Temple Parking lot

O

 

0

0

4/21 8:10

Aid

Banping Mountain/ CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

4.5

4.5

None

CP1

Caiguangliao Mountain/ Diao Mountain Historic Trail

O

 

4.0

8.5

4/21 14:00

Aid

Diao Mountain/ CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

2.0

10.5

None

EP

Gold Museum

O

 

3.0

13.5

4/21 17:30

10KM-Group B

SP

CyuanJi Temple Parking lot

O

 

0

0

4/21 8:25

Aid

Banping Mountain/ CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

4.5

4.5

None

CP1

Caiguangliao Mountain/ Diao Mountain Historic Trail

O

 

4.0

8.5

4/21 14:15

Aid

Diao Mountain/ CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

2.0

10.5

None

EP

Gold Museum

O

 

3.0

13.5

4/21 17:45

10KM-Group C

SP

CyuanJi Temple Parking lot

O

 

0

0

4/21 8:45

Aid

Banping Mountain/ CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

4.5

4.5

None

CP1

Caiguangliao Mountain/ Diao Mountain Historic Trail

O

 

4.0

8.5

4/21 14:30

Aid

Diao Mountain/ CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

2.0

10.5

None

EP

Gold Museum

O

 

3.0

13.5

4/21 18:00

 

20km Advanced Group

Actual Distance: 23.6 km
Elevation Gain: 1540m
Cut-off: 10.5 hours

20KM

ID

Location

Supplies & Medical

Drop

Bag

Next Station

Distance

Cut-off

SP

CyuanJi Temple Parking lot

O

 

0

0

4/21 7:45

Aid

Banping Mountain/ CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

4.5

4.5

None

CP1

CaoShan Town

O

O

6

10.4

4/21 14:30

  Turning point

 

O

 

2.8

13.2

None

Aid

Caiguangliao Mountain/ Diao Mountain Historic Trai

O

 

5.0

18.2

None

EP

Gold Museum

O

 

5.4

23.6

4/21 18:00


50km Elite Group

Actual Distance: 47.9 km
Elevation Gain: 2850m
Cut-off: 14 hours

ID

Location

Supplies & Medical

Drop

Bag

Next Station

Distance

Cut-off

SP

CyuanJi Temple Parking lot

O

 

0

0

4/21 4:15

CP1

CaoShan Town

O

 

10.4

10.4

4/21 8:30

Turning point

     

2.8

13.2

 

CP2

Diao Mountain Historic Trail/CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

7.0

20.2

4/21 11:00

Drop Bag

Houtong Fuxing Bridge

 

O

5.1

25.3

 

CP3

Shuo Ren Elementary school

O

 

6.9

32.2

4/21 13:00

CP4

Houtong Fuxing Bridge

O

 

8.2

40.3

4/21 15:30

EP

Gold Museum

O

 

7.6

47.9

4/21 18:00


100km International Elite Group

Actual Distance: 102.2km
Elevation Gain: 5750m
Cut-off: 32 hours

ID

Location

Supplies & Medical

DropBag

Next Station

Distance

Cut-off

SP

CyuanJi Temple Parking lot

 

 

0

0

4/20 10:30

CP1

CaoShan Town

O

 

10.4

10.4

4/20 14:00

CP2

Diao Mountain Historic Trail/CaoShan Defense Road

O

 

8.6

19.0

4/20 16:30

CP3

Shuo Ren Elementary school

O

 

12.0

31.0

4/20 19:30

CP4

Weihui Temple

O

 

13.0

44

4/20 23:00

CP5

Weihui Tempo

O

 

9.0

53

4/21 02:00

CP6

WanGu Station

O

O

10.5

63.5

4/21 05:30

CP7

Jiangzi Liao

O

 

8.5

72

4/21 08:00

CP8

Jing'an Road to the Weather Station driveway

O

 O

14.1

86.1

4/21 13:00

CP9

Houtong Fuxing Bridge

O

 

8.5

94.6

4/21 15:30

EP

Gold Museum

O

 

7.6

102.2

4/21 18:00


8.Participants: International athletes, running clubs, ultra-athletes and trail running enthusiasts are all welcome to join the 2019TNF100km.

How to Register: Only Online registrations is accepted.

Athletes wishing to sign up for the 100KM/50KM/20KM Categories must read the Registration Requirements and submit the supporting documents to the organiser to the following email address: r4taiwan@gmail.com .  Please send the documents within one week after registering and include your order number and the athlete’s full name in the e-mail.

Be aware that your registration will be cancelled if the requirements are not met or the supporting documents are not submitted. The applicant is responsible for any processing fees if refunds are needed.


Registration Requirements:

(1) 100 KM International Elite Group

Competitors must provide the organiser any of the following race certificates:
1) Official Finisher Certificate of any trail running race for 50 KM or more completed within the last two years;
2) ITRA score: Must have accumulated at least 15 points under the new system within the last two years, with at least 12 points accumulated from two or at most three races under the new system.

(2) 50Km Elite Group

The competitor must provide the organiser with any of the following race certificates: 
1) Official Finisher Certificate of any trail running race for 21 KM or more completed within the last two years;
2) Official Finisher Certificate of any full marathon (42.195 KM) or long distance road races completed within the last two years.

(3) 20 KM  Advanced Group

The competitor must provide the organiser with any of the following race certificates: 
1) Official Finisher Certificate of any trail running races for 21 KM or longer completed within the last two years;
2) Official Finisher Certificate of any half-marathon (21.0975 KM) or long distance road races completed within the last two years.

(4) Age Restrictions

*Participants in the 100KM: Eligible for participants aged 18 or above, born before 2001. 
*Participants in the 50KM: Eligible for participants aged 18 or above, born before 2001. 
*Participants in the 20KM: Eligible for participants aged 18 or above, born before 2001. 
*Participants in the 10KM Eligible for participants aged 18 or above, born before 2001. Children (born after 2001) interested in trail running can also register if accompanied by a participant over the age of 18 on the event day.

(5) Event Information

1. Please register using a valid identification document. National ID or Passport. Please make sure the information provided is correct and assess your own fitness and abilities in advance as the name and division cannot be changed once registration has been completed.

2. Registrations are not transferrable. Exchanging or giving the running BIB to other runner is not allowed. Any athlete running with a BIB different than his or hers will be held legally liable for any accidents and the runner will be disqualified from the race.


3. In order to protect the interests of the participants and for safety reasons no running buddies are allowed in the race course. If the details provided at the time of registration do not match the National ID Card or Passport the details on the official document shall prevail.

4. After completing the Online registration and payment has been made the system will automatically send a confirmation e-mail to the participant. If no e-mail is received, please check the registration details on the “Check Registration” section of the registration website.

5.To encourage greater public participation, a team registration form can be downloaded for groups of 20 or more athletes.

6. Once registration is completed, please e-mail the required documents and order number to the following email address r4taiwan@gmail.com for review.

7.Refund request:

(1) To apply for a refund after payment has been made, please provide the bank name, bank code, branch name, account number and account name at the Apply for Refund page.

(2) Refund applications made before 2019/2/22 18:00 will be refunded in full after deducting a NTD$100 processing fee + wired transfer fee (NTD$30).

(3) Refund applications made before 2019/3/22 18:00 will be refunded 70% of the paid amount after deducting a NTD$100 processing fee + wired transfer fee (NTD$30).

(4) No refunds will be accepted after March 22, 2019.

(5) All refunds will be transferred to the accounts specified by the applicants on April 1, 2019.

Note: Due to limited spots we encourage to register before the registration quota reaches its limit. No further registrations will be accepted once the quota is full. Registration details and payment should be done before the given deadline to avoid missing out.

 

9. Race Weekend Events

(1) Athlete Check-in / Packet Pickup / Pre Race Mandatory Equipment Inspection

Venue for Race Pack Pickup / Pre Race Mandatory Equipment Inspection

Date

Time

Location

4/18-19

10:00-21:00

The North Face Taipei Zhongxiao Flagship Store

No.226, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(2) 2019 TNF 100KM Trail Running Expo:

In order to encourage the participants to visit the 2019TNF100km Trail Running Expo, athletes will find the best trail running gear, outdoors equipment, sponsor products, and customized TNF limited edition products.

*Operation hours might vary for different exhibitors.

Date

Time

Location

4/18-19

10:00-21:00

The North Face Taipei Zhongxiao Flagship Store

No.226, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

4/21

09:00-20:00

CyuanJi Temple parking lot, JinGuaShih ( Race Start)

No.53, Qitang Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City

(3) Venue for relatives, friends and spectators:

Family and friends of athletes are welcomed to join and watch the race whilst cheering for all running and relaxing at the following points:

Date

Time

Location

4/20

09:00-18:00

CyuanJi Temple parking lot, JinGuaShih ( Race Start)

Gold Museum ( Main Event Venue)

4/21

03:00-04:00

CyuanJi Temple parking lot, JinGuaShih ( Race Start)

Gold Museum ( Main Event Venue)

07:00-18:00

CyuanJi Temple parking lot, JinGuaShih ( Race Start)

Gold Museum ( Main Event Venue)

Family sponsored aid station for 50 KM/ 100 KM

4/20-21

Before cutoff

50K/100K CP3-Houtong Fuxing Bridge(32th KM)

50K CP4/100K CP9-Rueifang Sport Park(58th KM)

100K CP6-WanGu Station(63.5th KM)

(4) Enjoy Jiufen & JinGuaShih:

To promote the beauty of JingGuaShih and Jiufen we have partnered with selected stores. Orienteering activities for families will be organised and those who collect the most points will have the opportunity to redeem limited edition TNF 100 products.

Date

Time

Location

4/19-21

09:00-18:00

Jiufen & JinGuaShih appointed stores

4/21

12:00-20:00

Souvenir redemption at Gold Museum (Main Venue)

(5) Taiwanese-style Celebration Banquet

Will you run faster knowing that a feast of amazing food is waiting for after all the hours running through the mountains? (Tickets sold separately) For the first time runners will not only share the mountains but will also share the delicious Taiwanese food in a traditional style banquet. This is the perfect opportunity to share the incredible stories lived on the trails and create some unforgettable memories with your now friends!

Date

Time

Location

4/21

18:00-20:00

CyuanJi Temple parking lot, JinGuaShih ( Race Start)

(6) Race Day Schedule

Race Day Schedule

Date

Time

Activities

4/20

09:00-09:45

Mandatory Gear inspection / General Gear check

09:30-10:00

Athlete check-in/ Open ceremony/ Warm up

10:00

100 KM start

4/21

02:30-03:45

Mandatory Gear inspection / General Gear check

03:30-04:00

Athlete check-in/ Open ceremony/ Warm up

04:00

50 KM start

07:00

General Gear check

07:30

20 KM start

08:00

10 KM Group A start

08:15

10 KM Group B start

08:30

10 KM Group C start

16:00-17:00

Awards & Closing ceremony

18:00

Event end

 

 

10.Awards

100KM International Category

100KM 1st Place among both gender groups

Group

1st

2nd

3rd

Male

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $50,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $40,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $30,000

Female

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $50,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $40,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $30,000

 

50KM Elite Category

50KM 1st Place among both gender groups

Group

1st

2nd

3rd

Male

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $30,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $20,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $10,000

Female

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $30,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $20,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $10,000

 

20KM Challenge Category

Group

1st

2nd

3rd

Male

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $10,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $8,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $6,000

Female

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $10,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $8,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $6,000

 

10KM Beginner Category

Group

1st

2nd

3rd

Male

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $8,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $5,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $3,000

Female

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $8,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $5,000

TNF Product Voucher

NTD $3,000

Note: Top 3 athletes of all categories MUST wear The North Face 100® clothes during the award ceremony.

11. Atheletes clothing and sizing:

Official race clothing  - US sizes (RRP: $1,680/pc)

Product features: FlashDry™ fabric technology is engineered to act like a second skin against the body, pushing moisture to the surface of the fabric and eliminating it as fast as possible, keeping the user dry, cool and comfortable during high aerobic activities.

 

 

100KM International Division

50KM Elite Division


 

 

 

20KM Challenge Division

10KM Beginner Division

 

*Be aware that all shirts are in US sizes and they are larger than standard Asian sizes. Participants should use the sizing chart to select clothing that will fit them.

 



12. Special Registration Gifts and Discounts

(1) The first 700 people to register and confirm their payment will receive one (1) The North Face ENDURO Belt (RRP: $1,980) which can be collected at the starting/finishing line on the event day.

Thank you for your support. All 700 “The North Face Enduro Belt” will be given away between 11/15 ~ 11/30.

*Product color will be as given.

Link to list of first 700 confirmed registrations: https://goo.gl/eCroGY

(2) Super Fan / Early Bird Discount: Athletes who purchase selected “2019 The North Face Outdoor Training Footwear” will receive a NTD$1000 discount.

(3) Team Registration Discount:

  • Registered teams of 20 or more will receive customized commemorative team BIBs, one dedicated rest tent for every 20 ~ 30 people, team tags and one customized team TNF100 commemorative banner.
  • Groups which register more than 10 athletes will have the registration fee for 1 person waived (the person with the lowest registration fee).

    *Once the eligibility of all team members has been confirmed, the discounted registration fees will all be refunded on April 1st, 2019, to the accounts specified by the team leaders. If the team size falls below 11 people for any reason, then the free BIB will automatically be cancelled. 

(4) Family Special Division:

  • For fathers or mothers with their children who complete their first-ever trail run together, each young participant in the Family Division will receive a “The First Trail Run of my Life– I am a Junior Trail Runner” certificate.
  • A souvenir photo will be taken on the day by a professional photographer and printed on the spot so that you can take the photo home.
  • Age Restrictions and Requirements: Children over the age of 12 must be accompanied by their parents. A ParentalConsent Form must also be sent to service@irunner.com.tw.
  • Children under 12 are not recommended to run for safety reasons.

13. Bonus Offers

(1)  TNF100 First Trail Run Trophy:  Get an irreplaceable token designed by TBA to commemorate your trail run .

(2)  Competitor-Only TNF100 Official Beer – six-pack of Taihu Craft Beer Special Edition for just NTD$550. Special Edition six-pack must be pre-ordered online for payment and collected on the event day. (Retail price on the day for non-participants: NTD$100/bottle. “Excessive consumption of alcohol is harmful to your health”

(3)  Taiwanese-style  Banquet Ceremony : The price per person is NTD$600.
Banquet Time: 6PM, April 21, 2019

14. Participant Gear

Item

Division

Race clothing

Race bib

Chip

100KM International Division

50KM Elite Division

20KM Challenge Division

10KM Beginner Division

 

15.Finisher Gift

Item

Division

Finisher clothing

Finisher medal

TNF sports towel

TNF eco bag

100KM International Division

50KM Elite Division

20KM Challenge Division

X

10KM Beginner Division

X

 

100KM International Elite Category runners will receive a Finisher long-sleeved hoodie (RRP: $3,380 each) - Asian size (RRP: $3,380 each) 

Product features: FLASHDRY technology/Adjustable hood/Kangaroo pouch

(Design illustration)

 

 

Asian Size Chart

INCH

S

M

L

XL

2XL

Chest

40

42

44

46

48

Shoulder

16

17

17

18

18

Length

26

28

28

29

30

Hem

35

37

39

42

44

 

50 KM Elite Category will receive a Finisher T-Shirt – US size (RRP: $1,680 each)

Design illustration

16. General Gear and Mandatory Gear:

1. The long course and high difficulty means participants must wear suitable sports clothing and running shoes. For safety reasons, participants must wear running shoes. Athletes running barefoot or with sandals during the race will disqualified immediately.

2. Hydration packs/Water flasks.

3. Change of clothing: T-shirt, exercise pants

4. Long or compression socks are recommended due to the tall vegetation along the mountain trails.

5. Rain jacket, gloves and a hat.

6. Food: Energy bars, gels or other food alternatives. Assistance from running partners or crew members is not allowed during the race. Therefore, participants MUST carry their own supplies between aid stations.

7. Drinks: Regular sports drinks.

8. First-aid Kit: Antacids, Aspirin, Lip Balm, Blister medication, Pain killer, towel, eye drops, antibiotic cream, bandage, band aid.

 

4.  Mandatory Gear List for 100K and 50K

(1) For safety reasons and long hours in the mountains every single participant in the 100KM and 50KM categories must bring 2 head lamps and 2 sets of spare batteries.

(2) Trail running backpack.

(3) Compass.

(4) Safety pins.

(5) Windproof jacket.

(6) EMERGENCY BLANKET

(7) Mobile phone, power cable and power bank. In the 50K division a real-time position tracking system must be installed on the mobile phone. The command centre will only start the race once it can track the position of all participants.

(8) Race BIB (must have the emergency contact’s phone number)

(9) Two timing chips (one is glued to the back of the race BIB, and the needs to be placed on an obvious location on the backpack)

(10) Water bottle or hydration pack (Capacity of at least 500c.c)

(11) Basic medical supplies (e.g. medicated cream, bandages, band aid …)

(12) Lightweight rain gear

(13) Whistle

※ 100K and 50K participants must complete their inspection at the participant check-in area before they can enter the race.

 

5.20K Mandatory Gear List

(1) Water bottle or hydration pack (Capacity of at least 500 c.c.)

(2) Race BIB (must show the emergency contact’s phone number)

(3) Two timing chips (one is glued to the back of the race BIB, and the needs to be placed on an obvious location on the backpack)

Top 3 athletes of all categories must wear The North Face 100® commemorative event shirt when they go on stage for the award presentation or they will be disqualified.

 

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