About the Course.


This year’s course brings us back to the beautiful hills of Tucheng. The venue is next to a historic temple walking distance from the Dingpu MRT station (Blue Line). Just as last year, we’ve prepared three beautiful courses for 2019 Edition.

236, New Taipei City, Tucheng District, 頂埔里大暖坑12號

25 Km Trail Run


This distance is designed with experience trail runners in mind. It will feature total elevation gain of around 1500m with a mix of trails, technical assent (2 ascents require climbing straight up with rope assistance), descent, some mountain roads and 3 checkpoints. There will be 1 ITRA points awarded for finishers of this distance. Top finishers in the Female and Male categories will receive prizes based on fastest finishing time.

13 Km Trail Run


This 13 km distance is designed for people who have experience with running on trails in Taiwan. The total elevation gain will be around 800 meters with a mix of trails, technical assent (2 ascents require climbing straight up rope supported ridges), descents and 2 checkpoints. Top finishers in the Female and Male categories will receive prizes based on fastest finishing time. (Note for those who ran the course in 2017 – this is the 16km race minus the “loop of happiness”).

7 Km Fun Run / Hike / Treasure Hunt


This course is designed for hikers, families and those who prefer easy trail runs. It will be short but still technical and challenging. The aim is to show you some beautiful views from the hills of Tucheng. You can race it if you want to challenge yourself based on speed, there will also be prizes given out to those who successfully find hidden RUNIVORE-BEAST RUNNER – TOKENS hidden throughout the course.

Preliminary Course Map for Explore Your Backyard 2018

Note:

  • Final course GPS will be available for download in mid March.

Estimated elevation gain for the 3 distances are:

  • 7km 500m+
  • 13km 800m+
  • 25km 1500m+

Course Map

Schedule


Registration Packet Pickup Location and Dates to be announced.

Race Day 4/7

  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Registration Pack Pickup for out-of-town participants
  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM Bag Dropoff
  • 7:30 AM – Warm up Session
  • 7:50 AM Final Pre-Race Instructions
  • 8:00 AM 25 KM Trail Race Starts
  • 8:30 AM 13 KM Trail Race Starts
  • 8:45 AM 7 KM Fun Run/Hike Starts
  • 11:00 AM Lunch is Served
  • 12:00 PM Award Ceremony

Race Pack & Post Race Gifts


All race participants will receive in their race pack: T-Shirt, Small Gift from Runivore, Race Bib, Drop Bag tag

All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal as well as a participation gift.

Race Shirt Sizes for your reference.

Prizes


Top 7 Male and Female finishers in the 25k and 13k categories will receive a trophy and a collection of prizes from participating sponsors.

Top 5 finishers in the 7k category will be awarded certificates and prizes. 7 participants in the fun hike who find the hidden treasure tokens will receive a prize bag.

Note that the prizes in last year’s event totaled around 200,000 NTD in value and we expect to reach the same amount this year.

Schedule

Registration Packet Pickup Date and Location to be announced.

Race Day 4/7

  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Registration Pack Pickup for out-of-town participants
  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM Bag Dropoff
  • 7:30 AM – Warm up Session
  • 7:50 AM Final Pre-Race Instructions
  • 8:00 AM 25 KM Trail Race Starts
  • 8:30 AM 13 KM Trail Race Starts
  • 8:45 AM Fun Run/Hike Starts
  • 11:00 AM Lunch is Served
  • 12:00 PM Award Ceremony

Race Pack & Post Race Gifts

All race participants will receive in their race pack: T-Shirt, Small Gift from Runivore, Race Bib, Drop Bag tag

All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal as well as a participation gift.

Race Shirt Sizes for your reference.

Prizes

Top 7 Male and Female finishers in the 25k and 13k categories will receive a trophy and a collection of prizes from participating sponsors.

Top 5 finishers in the 7k trail race will be awarded certificates along with prizes. 7  fun hike participants who find the hidden treasure tokens will receive a prize bag.

Note that the total prizes in last year’s event totaled around 200,000 NTD in value and we expect to reach the same amount this year.

Sponsors

Key Race Info At a Glance


What is it?

A race/hike with 3 distances. 25km challenging course for experienced trail runners or 13km option for runners comfortable running in the hills, as well as a 7km fun run/hike/treasure hunt.

Where is it?

The race returns to the hills of Tucheng, the site of the 2017 event. The venue is at the foot of a beautiful ancient temple and the race courses wind their way along the ridges surrounding Tucheng.

When is it?

April 7 2019. The race will start at 8AM and festivities will end in the afternoon.