Race 550 vertical meters on 2.8km? Steep scent is on the trail with very technical and steep parts with finish on the top of hill.
Whats about you, Do you dare be HILL Runner?
Tough Guy introduction of area
Guanyishan (Mt. Guanyin) is located at the western edge of the Taipei metropolitan area and is named for its supposed semblance to Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, lying face upward. It protects the west bank of the mouth of the Danshui River, across which is face the Mt. Datun volcanic group. This is the densest concentration of volcanic mountains in Taiwan.
Yinghan Peak is the main peak of Mt. Guanyin, rising 609 meters and being topped by a monument that adds another three meters. This is Yinghan Monument, erected to inspire the military police personnerl who used to train in the ying han (tough man) spirit here. On the side of a gate at the peak are inscribed Chinese characters which says, ‘Choose the difficult road, and carry a heavy burden; come to learn to be a tough man, and leave practice being a tough, man.’
The Peak offers spectacular panoramic views of the Taipei Basin, Danshuei, and the Nort Coast of Taiwan. From here you can see the Taipei 101 Tower, Shin Kong Tower, Granf Hotel, Guandu Bridge, Danshui MRT Station, Fishermens Wharf, Formosa Fun Coast, Shihsanhang Archaeological Site, and Bali ferry dock, among other sights.
Bring new kind of running activity to Taiwan – relatively short and intensive run with significant elevation gain with finish on the top of chosen hill. Running up is preferred on trail, stone path, stairways and occasionally on road. Increase runner’s physical ability in high intensity anaerobic activity.
Not everyone is runner or has ability of vertical run, but event is usually in attractive location. It is possible start, at least one hour (if not closer specified), before main race in Challenge Hiker category.
The event doesn’t finish just on the top of hill, but participants have to come back down to race base in different way – purpose of this part is show beauty of Taiwan country side, or explore new trail and socialize runners during coming down and sharing their experiences.
Course for both categories is identical! Challenge Hikers have to allow pass incoming HILL Runners without any collision and restriction.
Course of event will be announced online and runners can train it (at least one unofficially training with organizers 3-4 weeks before race) and observe their progress.
HILL Runner 550 is not just single race, but also HILL Runner 700 was held and more HILL Runners races will be...
Participants of each race will receive points according to the race results determined by position or time of winner. (will be specifiedlater)
On the end of series will be announced overall winners and overall winners of categories. (will be specifiedlater)
Participant overall score will be determined by three (will be determined later) best results. (eg. run 4 races from 5, but only 3 best results will count)
Challenge hikers don't have winners but success finishers
Organizers can awards some hikers by their specification (oldest, youngest, best encouraging, original ideas,...)
Example of Diploma (% time of winner)
Description of diploma abowe:
Certificate for Petr Novotny (bib No. 0987) from teamTaiwan Beast Runners. Overall 5th position with time 35:30, overall winner had time 33:20 (100%), which is 106.50% of Petr's time = 106.50 points for Petr for overall scoring. Also he was second in M30 category, first in category had time 34:20 (100%, this time can be determined by overall time winner), which is 103.40% of Petr's time = 103.40 points for Petr for category scoring.
Overall (1st, 2nd and 3rd) male and female winners are not awarded in categories (0th category position), but their time can be used for category scoring.
Series of HILL Runner, (will be specigied later):
If five races (no matter distance/eelavtion) then three best scores counts, order of winners is determined by score closer 300 points. If somebody will be first three times will receive 300 points, which is best score.
Will be awarded medal and certificate with ascent time. Should there be any technical difficulties or natural interference; organizer has reserve the right to provide the certificate 2 weeks after the race in electronic (.pdf) downloadable form.
Awards of HILL Runner:
Top 3 overall (Male and Female separate) Top 1 (if less than 50 participants)
prizes, 1000 NTD
Top 3 Age Group (Male and Female separate) Top1 (if less than 20 participants in category)
For Age Group winners and independent event groups award cannot be overlapped (this means one awarding per runners).
For Age Group: Should the participants for each group not over 20 in number, only Top 1 is selected.
Organizer has preserved the right to adjust the numbers of medals and trophies to be awarded.
Participant can allow and authorize others to receive his/her award due to unavailability to be present if award ceremony will be held after 11am. Participant will bear the mailing cost if mailing is preferred.
Runner break course record (HILL RUNNER 550: current time of organizer XXmin XXs for male and XXmin XXs for female) will be awarded 1000 NTD and has to be present in award ceremony.
Finisher of Challenge Hiker
Will be awarded certificate with ascent time (recorded in Hike Book) and total time. Should there be any technical difficulties or natural interference; organizer has reserve the right to provide the certificate within 2 weeks after the race in electronic (.pdf) downloadable form.
Diploma of HILL Runner
I am HILL Runner medal
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Registration launched on SPORTS BANK registration system (click below)
Payment Method: 7-11 iBon Payment Method: (under $20,000 NT a process fee of $20 will be charged). Creditcard (2% fee) ATM transfer After Sports-Bank registration, individual will receive iBon payment code. With this code, please proceed to any 7-11 (within 72 hours) iBon machine to select [payment] →select [artificial account] →enter merchant code [EB] →enter your payment code [AA000000123456] (total of 14 digits) →enter your mobile number (you must enter your mobile online correctly) →select, check and confirm your payment order with “ticker” →confirm and print order→must proceed for payment at 7-11 front desk within 3 hours after iBon print order. Payment method can be ATM, bank ATM/Postal Office payment.
After registration and payment, participants can request for change of information/names before the registration deadline. Fee for change: 200NT.
All participants will be receiving BIBs and race packages at gather site (will be specify two weeks bofore race. Pickup in week of race.) or by Mail.
Registration by Mail (Group Mailing):
Race BIB and package information will be sent out 1 week before the race. Should participant not receiving the package, please contact the numbers provide above.
Organizer urges participants to ensure the safety of the package. Should the package lost after the registration, organizer will not responsible for the losses. Should the participant report “missing” counts of the package after registration, please contact organizer asap for immediate send of the package.
Non-Taiwanese or participant locate at overseas: please provide your hotel address for package receive or provide Taiwan address for package receives.
Organizer is using own chip system. WRIST BAND with CHIP and participant has to touch given sensor in the finish.
Organizer will only provide 1 chip per individual (please ensure the chip is tied securely on the right hand wrist. Bib number has to be place visible on the front of the body.
Chip touch sensor in finish. Success record is indicated by sound. Also follow instruction of assistant person in finish.
Participant must return wrist band with chip (100 NTD deposit) and will get a finisher certificate and medal after the race.
BIB and CHIP timing guidance step by step:
BIBs must be placed on the front of body. Those without BIBs will not be allowed to participate in this event.
Participant is urged to bring their Taiwan Health Card or insurance card.
Race supply depot will be not be provided in first ascent section. Water and hot or cold drinks (dependence on weather) and basic refreshment will be provided in first Check Point (CP) under peak. Organizer will provide only one cup for per participant in CP (environmental awareness).
Who will pollute (bottles, sport gels or bars container, or any solid material) during the race will be disqualified.
Race time closure (HILL Runner 700): 1st closure time 1.5 hour after individual start at top of Guanyin Shan Mt. (觀音山) . Finisher has to carefully move to down to CP and back to race base before 12 pm and have to follow designated route. Everybody has to reach top of mountain (ascent) and has to continue to race base (Guanyin Shan Visitor Centre 觀音山遊客中心) Last runner will be followed by organizer staff (firs aid) and has to inform him with any difficulties.
Race routes will include high risk routes. Should the participants have not signed the online consent form nor under age have not have their parent’s consent form signed (agreement 未成年子女參賽同意書 download here). Organizer has the right to reject the registration and the participation.
Participants are encouraged to seriously evaluate his/her health status before joining this risk activity and race.
Each participant must evaluate his/own health status. If there are any discomforts or rest needed, one must report to the event crew for assistance (also last runners will be followed by medic).
This event will be held during raining. Should there be any typhoons (land warning) nor any natural disaster; in order for participants’ safeties, organizers have the right to cancel, delay, or change the event schedule (routes). For updates, please refer to organizer’s announcement.
Mandatory (in cold/rainy weather): light rain jacket or rain cover for thermal comfort after finish on the top.
Mandatory (in hot weather, over 27°C): running belt or bag with own water.
Strongly recommended: good trail shoes, own water hydration system
Trekking pole is prohibitedto use in HILL Runner category.
Safety and Prevention
Route arrangement: Major route will have color ribbons and plastic tag indications. Plastic tag or ribbons are for indication only. In main race up hill will not be volunteers.
Medical volunteers: Organizer will provide medical team which will be in second half of the course and will follow last runner.
After race finished, organizer will conduct a complete route run to ensure no participants are left behind and ensure course is clean.
Time: 11th April 2015, Morning: at 6am until 12:30pm for baggage storage.
Participants need to go to designated area for baggage storage and retrieve their luggage (with BIB as identification) after the race.
Organizer will not be responsible for individual valuable goods. Organizer will not be responsible for loses of individual valuable goods/items.
Notification: All the information, details, race information are continued to be updated on www.taiwanbeastrunners.com and Sports Bank registration site.
Other organizers, running groups are welcomed to participate at this event or help to volunteer to organize this even, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also welcome environmental friendly or social responsible companies to participate this event.
Organizers also provide participants with insurance coverage worth of 1 million NTD (details are to be provided by insurance company). And also extra 10,000 NTD injury insurance. Participants are encouraged to purchase extra insurance coverage should he or she there is a need to. Insurance will not cover for participants who already have diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes. Insurance will not cover for those who are pronged to have heat exhaustion, heat stroke, epilepsy, dehydration, etc.
Public transportation: Bus No. 845 or orange 20 from Luzhou MRT (close exit 3 ) to Guanyinshan 觀音山, 15 minutes
Shuttle Bus (auxiliary if more than 100 participants, will be confirmed in email): 27th June 2015 starts from Luzhou MRT exit 3, ONE bus departs at 6:40 am. Shuttle bus will not be provided after finish of event (easy to take public). http://goo.gl/maps/I1TYM
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