Distance: 5 set (Nuang Entrance – Nuang Summit – Nuang Entrance)
Elevation gain: 8000m
Duration: 33 hours (Cut off for each loop applies)
Entry Fee: RM9.99
Max. Participants: 15 people
IT IS A RUN, IT IS NOT A RACE. And I would like reiterate the 3 key values of G5N:
1) The ability of runners to take care of themselves, regardless the adversity.
2) Respect for nature
3) Trust and Honesty
Mandatory Items: Anything you need to complete and survive in a jungle. Remember you need at least 4-5hrs for 1st loop and it will take longer progressively for subsequent loops. Think “Safety” rather than “Sorry”.
Basecamp, known as the starting/finishing point of each loop, is where you eat, sleep, cry, whine and DNF. Food and drinks are cooked by Master Chef (Julie) and they taste heavenly delicious (basically anything is after 2 loops). There are simple medical kits and no ambulance.
NO pacer/company during the run other than participants who choose to do it in group and that applies for ALL 5 loops. Trail is visibly marked and well-trodden by regular hikers, that doesn’t mean it is easy. Any path that requires you to machete your way out is probably the wrong path. Having say that, people do get lost – so practice your common sense, IF there is any left after 3rd loop inside a dark, cold, rainy and ghostly mountain.
UTMB 3 Point by completion.
Loop Cut-off. Yes, there is “reasonable” cut-off for each loop and the whole run.
1st loop: 5hrs
2nd loop: 6hrs
3rd loop: 7hrs
4th loop: 8hrs
5th loop: 7hrs
Application Process (Step by Step)
1. From 13rd January 2015 – 28th February 2015
Write me an email ([email protected]) with the subject line: G5N 2015 Application. Tell us you REAL intention in joining the run AND state one ultra-race (min. 100km trail) you have successfully completed in your current life.
2. From 1st March 2015 – 31st March 2015
Selection process begins. There are only 15 slots and the G5N team will review your application and select a mix of past G5N participants and 1st timers.
3. From 1st April 2015 – 30th April 2015
Those who are selected will be contacted to provide detailed personal information and particulars. You have ONE month’s time to confirm your final participation. Fee (Rm9.99) is paid on race day.
4. From 1st May
Final List of Participants announced. Empty slots will be refilled again from the same email pool.
Train, Eat, Sleep – Repeat until D day!