Dear Competitors, Volunteers, and Friends,
We are so looking forward to having each and everyone of you on this Sunday! The Eco-X team has been working hard on the race course, constructing our obstacles and garnering more sponsors to make the Eco-X a spectacular race that celebrates the spirit of the outdoor adventure community.
With our different race distances, we have successfully managed to lure over 400 people into the gruesome pleasures of adventure racing! The 21km will be tough and torturous for kiasu participants who want to challenge themselves. The 5km is a non-competitive event for kiasi newbies who want to get a taste of adventure. The 11km is perfect for those who can’t decide if they are kiasu or kiasi ! And then we have the kids category for the under 12’s who are just hyper and adventurous.
This year, thanks to many generous individual sponsors, we have been able to invite groups of children from the local community to have the opportunity to participate in the race and (hopefully!) develop a love for outdoor adventure. Please do contact us if you would like to sponsor a child.
Due to popular demand and highly understanding suppliers, we are still open for registration until 10th June. So do spread the word so we can share our beautiful and adventurous race course and give out more of our sponsors fabulous goodies! (See our exciting announcement below)
Our Eco X races have really developed a reputation as being “created by adventurers for adventurers”, where the somewhat tongue-in-cheek atmosphere belies a grim test of endurance and determination. We are 100% committed this year to once again bring you the most fun and fiendish races we can devise. So train hard, train together and don’t forget the bananas!
Every participant can look forward to receiving a Tourism Malaysia goodie bag with a free movie pass from the Golden Screen Cinema and another free pass to a premium climbing gym facility at Xero Gravity AND a really nice mystery gift from Ener-Z, Asia’s largest indoor trampoline extreme park. 100 Plus will also be there to hydrate and re-hydrate our runners! Big merchandizing brands such as Compressport, Buff, La Sportiva, Sea to Summit are up for grabs as prizes for winners. We have hotel stays, hampers and electrical equipment for our lucky draw. Look out for our ultra-cool eco-themed photo booth where you can take fabulous pictures and stand to win amazing prizes for the most creative and outrageous photo *grin from ear-to-ear*.
We have 4 individual categories for you to choose from, each with their own level of challenge and adventure. We will also be hosting a team category for teams of 3 in the 21km Category, with the team time being calculated by your overall time.
For the hardcore and those looking for a new level of challenge! We've ensured this course is for the best of the best!
21KM (Team Category)
Each team will consist of 3 team members and your team's time will be the cumulative time of all 3 team members. Teams should work together to get through this course to finish with the fastest possible overall time.
Start Time: 8:30am
A shorter race for those who prefer a sprint! But don't be fooled, this will still test you!
Start Time: 8:50am
A non-competitive fun run for those looking to simply have fun and a small adventure.
Start Time: 9:15am
Eco X-Cape for the kids! This is a non-competitive fun-run designed for children 12 & Below.
Start Time: 9:40am
(Pricing does not include administration fee)
* The Race start and finish area will be at Earth Camp.
* Co-Ordinates for Earth Camp are:
Or search for Nomad Adventure Earth Camp on Google Maps
* Drivers coming in from the main road please drive slowly and carefully (maximum 20km/h) when you enter into the kampong (village). Watch out for chickens and children.
* Our designated parking space is conveniently located less than 150 meters from Earth Camp. However it has only room for 200 cars, so do the math, folks! You will need to carpool. Parking is on a first come first served basis. Any cars arriving after 8:15 will not be allowed into the car park or anywhere near the race start line.
* Storage of Belongings. We will not be providing any bag or valuables drop off, only car key drop off. Leaving any personal items at Earth Camp is at your own risk. You are highly advised to store your belongings in your vehicle.
This year we will be hosting our race in Nomad Adventure's own Earth Camp located in Gopeng Perak. We will be utilising our large field area for the race venue including sponsors booths, race pack collection and start / finish area. This also allows us to offer on-site accommodation for those of you who want to stay over the night before.
Co-Ordinates for Earth Camp: 4.430215, 101.180627
Driving directions to Earth Camp can be found Here
In the interest of being Eco-Friendly and saving space in the car park we encourage participants to car share with your friends who may be competing as well!
RACE PACK COLLECTION
Our race pack collection will be on the morning of the event, all participants will be required to sign on and collect your race pack prior to starting the race.
A full event itinerary and schedule will be released nearer the time.
AWARDS & PRIZES
06:30am: Race Registration starts.
Collection of race packs and numbers begins.
07:55am: Race Registration closes.
08:00am Race briefing by category
08:30am: 21KM flag off
09:00am: 11KM flag off
09:15am: 5 KM flag off
09:30am: 1 KM (Kids) flag off
11:45am Race course closes down.
(All marshals return to base camp)
01:00pm: Prize giving ceremony.
02:00pm: Event Concludes.
As this race is non-technical there is no technical equipment required for the race. We have compiled a list below of basic equipment that every participant will need and also a list of suggested items for you to bring.
Compulsory Equipment - All Categories
Proper running shoes, cross trainer/ trail shoes (toe revealing shoes are not permitted)
Water Container or Hydration pack with water inside. Remember the race is cupless so unless you want to drink from your hands, please bring a water container.
Suggested Equipment - All Categories
Waterproofing for valuables and race instructions. We will give you a race map and directions. Please bring a means of waterproofing the A4 document as you will get totally wet.
Food or gels.
Quick dry clothing, hat & sun protection.
Compulsory Equipment - 21km & 11km Categories Only
Headlamp or torch light to be carried with you from the start line
Note: Not having the compulsory equipment on you at all times during the race can lead to disqualification or being pulled from the race course.
Suggested Equipment - 21km & 11km Categories Only
Helmet for the cave to be carried with you from the start line.
We are offering 3 different accommodation packages for the Eco-X Adventure Run. So why not come up the day before, enjoy Gopeng and enjoy that extra rest ready for your race in the morning! All our accommodation is right on-site at our Earth Camp where we will hold the start / finish.
For full accommodation details, please visit http://www.nomadadventure.com/ecox/accommodation.
To make a reservation for accommodation with us for Eco-X 2015 please e-mail to Admin@nomadadventure.com or call our office at 03 7958 5152, payment can be made at the same time as your race fee.
About Eco-X Series
Nomad Adventure started the Eco-X race series back in 2000 with Malaysia's first true adventure race. Over the next 10 years we progressed getting bigger, better and bolder, amounting to the 2010 Eco X-Capade. Over the years we've included; running, cycling, kayaking, roller-blading and rock climbing in to our races.
Revived in 2014, we give to you the new generation of the Eco-X Series. The new generation of races are all non-technical, there are no technical skills required such as rock climbing or kayaking, which mans everybody can participate. These races are the chance for you to escape the concrete jungle and have a muddy affair with the outdoors. Our races will have you escaping not only the city but you'll be escaping from the challenges we lay along the way for you!
Our challenges will see you climbing obstacles, getting muddy and for the die-hard Eco-X fans, Nomad's signature Mystery Tests will be back! The aim of the race, to escape from Nomad Adventure's fearless leader, and race director, Chan Yuen-Li, who will be setting the challenges for you!
Homepage link: http://www.nomadadventure.com/ecox/