Calling all adventurers, fitness enthusiasts, and nature lovers! Embrace the challenge and push your boundaries in the Tropical Rainforest Run this 26 November 2023. Read on to discover more:
Unveiling the Wonders of Sabah’s Tropical Rainforest Run
Experience the thrill of running amidst the world’s tallest trees in the heart of Borneo’s tropical rainforest. Choose between two races: 21km Tropical Rainforest Trail Run for seasoned trail enthusiasts or 6km Sulphurous Springs Fun Run for adventurous beginners! Run for rainforest conservation awareness and Sabah’s wildlife preservation! What are you waiting for? Lace up your shoes and run through the heart of Tawau Hills Park’s tropical rainforest!
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A) 21KM Trails via the Mt Lucia Trail
Distance : 21 kilometres (10.5 km going up and 10.5 km coming back)
Elevation Gain : 800 metres
Trail Type : Out and back
Trail Name : Mount Lucia Trails
B) 6KM Trails to the Sulphurous Springs
The Tawau Hills Park trail offers a diverse terrain that keeps runners engaged throughout the course. It begins with a relatively flat path that gradually transitions into more challenging sections. While some parts of the trail are smooth and easy to navigate, be prepared for areas that are steep and slippery. It’s essential to wear appropriate footwear and exercise caution in these sections.
One of the most remarkable features of this trail is its location near the Tawau Hills Park sulphureous hot spring. As you run through the forest, you’ll be surrounded by pristine wilderness, providing you with a unique opportunity to connect with nature. If you’re lucky, you might spot some of the park’s diverse wildlife, including gibbons, redleaf monkeys, barking deer, samba deer, hornbills, various bird species, wild boars, and more. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready for these incredible encounters.
As you make your way through the trail, you’ll also pass by a meandering river, providing a refreshing break and a chance to soak in the sights and sounds of flowing water. Additionally, you might encounter some friendly leeches along the way, which are an integral part of the rainforest ecosystem. Tall and majestic trees will tower over you, creating a canopy that adds to the enchantment of this run.
Out and Back Trail:
The Tawau Hills Park trail is an out-and-back route, covering a total of 6 kilometres. The first 3 kilometres lead you uphill, offering a rewarding challenge for those seeking a physical workout. The return journey, which is also 3 kilometres, allows you to retrace your steps and experience the trail from a different perspective. Keep in mind that the total distance may vary slightly due to the natural contours of the trail.
A Message for Trail Runners:
This 6KM Trail Run at Tawau Hills Park is all about immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. It’s not a race to the finish line; instead, it’s an opportunity to savour the rainforest’s wonders at your own pace. Take breaks, capture breath-taking moments, and appreciate the serenity that only a tropical rainforest can offer. Be mindful of the environment, stay safe, and cherish the memories created during this fun and awe-inspiring trail run.
Registration Fees and Easy Registration Process
Register for your chosen category HERE!
Take advantage of our early bird special prices:
Your fee covers a T-Shirt, bib, medal and a certificate of participation. Plus, 10% of all running fees will support the Tawau Hills Park conservation project.
Deadline of Registration
31 October 2023
Recap of Tropical Rainforest Run 2019
For further enquiries, please contact Mr. Wenceslaus via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our general line at (+60)88 232121.