About the Course.


This year’s course will take place in the beautiful mountains stretching from Maokong to Xindian. The venue will be at the NCCU stadium in Muzha. We’re preparing three trail courses as well as extra festivities for kids and non runners.

No.64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 116, Taiwan

20 Km Trail Run


This distance is designed with experience trail runners in mind. It will feature total elevation gain of around 1000m with a mix of mountain roads, trails, technical assent, descent and 2 checkpoints. There will be 1 ITRA point 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 shorter distance is designed for people who have experience with running on trails in Taiwan. The total elevation gain will be around 600 meters with a mix of hilly roads, trails, technical assent, descent and 2 checkpoints. Top finishers in the Female and Male categories will receive prizes based on fastest finishing time.

8 Km Fun Run / Hike


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 spots in the hills near NCCU. You can race it if you want to challenge yourself based on speed, however, prizes for this course will be 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
  • All courses are run in counterclockwise direction.

Estimated elevation gain for the 3 distances are:

  • 8km 500m+
  • 14km 750m+
  • 20km 1000m+

Registration Packet Pickup


Registration Packet Pickup at Runivore HQ: No. 8 Lane 88 Section 3 Minsheng E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104
    • 3/29 Thursday 12PM – 8PM
    • 3/30 Friday 12PM – 8PM
    • 3/31 Saturday 10AM – 4PM
No. 8 Lane 88 Section 3 Minsheng E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104

Schedule


Registration Packet Pickup at Runivore HQ: No. 8 Lane 88 Section 3 Minsheng E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104

3/29 Thursday 12PM – 8PM
3/30 Friday 12PM – 8PM
3/31 Saturday 10AM – 4PM

Race Day 4/1

  • 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 Session
  • 7:50 AM Final Pre-Race Instructions
  • 8:00 AM 20 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 20k and 13k categories will receive a trophy and a collection of prizes from participating sponsors.

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

3/30、3/31
Registration Packet Pickup at Runivore HQ: No. 8 Lane 88 Section 3 Minsheng E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104

Race Day 4/1

  • 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 Session
  • 7:50 AM Final Pre-Race Instructions
  • 8:00 AM 20 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 20k and 13k categories will receive a trophy and a collection of prizes from participating sponsors.

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.

Key Race Info At a Glance


What is it?

A race/hike with 3 distances. 20km challenge course or 13km option for runners comfortable running in the hills. And 8km fun hike/treasure hunt.

Where is it?

The race will start at a NCCU Stadium in Muzha and the course will wind its way along the riverside and the ridge of mountains stretching from Maokong to Xindian.

When is it?

April 1 2018. The race will start at 8AM and festivities will end in the afternoon.