We’re reaching the end of December and soon approaching 2016. I’m sure there are lot of exciting activities to do next year and one of them is Tuba Trail Run (TTR) 2016.
What is it?
: My jumping-shot photo at the Tuba Jetty
Have you ever imagine (or wish) to run around a beautiful ‘untouched’ island and passed through different kind of views be it village and beach? If yes, we’re actually on the same boat. Now, you can actually enjoy this kind of experience when you participate the Tuba Trail Run 2016
, that will be held in Langkawi next year.
Known as “The Jewel of Kedah”, Langkawi is also home to South East Asia’s first Global UNESCO Geopark, over species of birds and butterflies and 99 islands. Besides the main island of Langkawi, Tuba Island, which is the second largest islands, also a home to some 2000 inhabitants and left largely untouched by tourists and local people here.
In order to preserve the natural habitat, there were only few motorised vehicles are allowed on the island. Well, I guess its a good initiative to maintain the eco of this island.
Photo above: Tan Sri Khalid Ramli, Chief Executive Officer of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the organisers of Tuba Trail Run 2016 during the soft launch and press conference at Kuala Lumpur – Photo by Projek Travel
As of April 2016, a 30-kilometer trail that spans Pulau Tuba and the neighboring Pulau Dayang Bunting, will be opened for the public to explore the wonders of these islands. The participants will pass through towering limestone cliffs, mangrove forests, as well as untouched sections of Pulau Dayang Bunting and Pulau Tuba, which are previously only accessed by local inhabitants.
Photo above: Dive into an amazing nature atmosphere around Tuba Island
An inaugural 30-kilometer trail run, Tuba Trail Run, will be held on April 2, 2016 to launch the new trail and also to bring Pulau Tuba up as a destination for natural exploration. The fun part is the participants will be treated to a Kenduri (Malay ceremony)-style traditional launch.
However, the participation will be limited to 450 participants as they try to minimise enviromental impact.
Photo above: Beautiful sunset view by Chenang Beach
A total of RM 21, 000 will be awarded to winners of the six categories: Men’s International Open, Women’s International Open, Men’s Local Open 18-39, Women’s Local Open 18-39, Local Veteran 40+ and Women Local Veteran 40+.
Non-Malaysians are automatically sorted into the Open categories
“This run is more to introduce the beauty of Tuba Island. Enjoy! Bring back the memory and share it with your friends”
TUBA TRAIL RUN 2016
1. 30-KM trail distance
2. Single Distance
3. Difficulty: 5/10
4. Participation limited up to 450 participants
5. Hours: 6 Hours
How to join Tuba Trail Run 2016?
1. Visit Tuba Trail Run Facebook Page HERE
, to find out more information about TTR
2. Register HERE
and get the Super Early Bird rate with just RM160 starts from 10th to 15th December 2015
Note: Registration closed on 2 April