Race 700 vertical meters on 3km? 99% of the ascent is on the trail with very technical and steep parts with finish on the top of hill.
Inov8 created special shoes of this kind of trail and off trail terrain: Inov8 X-Talon 212, where talon is synonym of claw or nails. Beast Runners put these shoes on feet and create this special hill race. Whats about you, Do you dare run Inov8 - HILL Runner 700?
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 (more in Trail Ethics).
Course of event will be announced online and runners can train it (one unofficially training with organizers 2-3 weeks before race) and observe their progress.
Drink and refreshment (2 km below peak in Check Point)
Meal and drinks (in race base after finish)
Registration fee doesn’t include
Above registration fee doesn’t include chip deposit of 100 NTD per person. Refund when chip return after the race. You will receive chip in registration desk before race, please present your self by BIB number.
NO chip and bib
No official water station in ascent to the top
1.5HR to up (back down till 12pm)
back down in race base till 12pm
11th April 2015 (8:00*)
11th April 2015 (7:15)
*Time of start will be determined by participants personal best half marathon time (group of 25 runners start every 5-10 minutes)
Event organizer encourages participants to fully aware of self-health preparedness.
For safety issue, minimum age: 18 or above. For under 18, please fill out the parent consent form (download).
Inov8 - HILL Runner 700 is not just single race, but also more HILL Runners races will be held (400,600,800,1000,...)
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)
Inov8 X-Talon 212, Runivore pack, Amino Max pack, Asia Trail one year subscription of digital edition, 1000 NTD
Inov8 pair of shoes, Runivore pack, Amino Max pack, prizes
Inov8 pair of shoes, Runivore pack, Amino Max pack, prizes
Top 3 Age Group (Male and Female separate) Top1 (if less than 20 participants in category)
Runivore pack, Compressport Performance Calves R2, Amino Max pack, Asia Trail one year subscription of digital edition
Runivore pack, TITAN Compression Socks-Elite, Amino Max pack, prizes
Runivore pack, TITAN Compression Socks-Elite,Amino Max pack, prizes
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 700: current time of organizer 35min 30s for male and 40min 50s 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.
First 100 registered HILL Runners will get Asia Trail Magazine in their race pack. ASIA TRAIL Running Magazine is dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast who is a runner at any level. Asia Trail, which is the first specialized trail magazine in Asia, is a vessel to provide insightful expert advice about training tips and coaching, injury prevention, latest sport research, nutrition, gear test & review and race calendars and reports. Do you like, subscribe it on www.asiatrailmag.com .
First overall and first in category will receive voucher entitles one year subscription for the digital edition of Asia Trail Magazine Asia Trail one year subscription of digital edition.
Pjur Active 2skin ANTI-CHAFING ultra long lasting formula
After you apply it, Pjur Active 2skin acts like a protective film on the skin. This reinforces the cell structure of the skin. At the same time, the pressure on the skin is spread out over a larger area. This increases protection against chafing, blistering or other unpleasant skin irritations. And the skin still breathes, because the gel doesn’t clog pores!
Inov8 X-Talon 212
A super lightweight off road running shoe with a low profile midsole, the X-Talon™ 212 is ideal for cross country, short trail, fell and mountain races. The winner of more world championships than any other shoe on the market. After race Inov8 - HILL Runner 700 participants can apply coupon and purchase this shoes for special price - go to eshop.
Also model Race Ultra 290 or Race Ultra 270 are very durable and great shoes for Taiwan trail. We can suggest even Race Ultra 290 as very good shoes for light and fast hiking.
TITAN ELITE Compression Socks
TItan Elite combine three functional products, compression calf sleeves, ankle brace and kinesiology tape. Using Titan Compression Socks Elite can effectively reduce sports fatigue.
That are made of CoolMax fiber for comfort. The design of gradual pressure-decline applies the greatest amount pressure at the ankle and gradually decreases the pressure up the top of the sock just below the knee to accelerate the blood circulation and metabolic waste removal.
The unsymmetrical pressure designed from the planta up to the lower leg wraps firmly around the muscles to reduce muscle oscillation and decrease impact forces at the knee.
Runivore Chia seeds and Chia on a Date Superfood bar
For many runners, fueling for race and training runs equals cramming down chemically engineered gels and tough-to-swallow bars on race day. That doesn’t have to be the case.
RUNIVORE, now presents theChia on a Date Superfood Bar, an energy bar that is natural, healthy, tasty and powerful – the best of four worlds. The combination delivers protein, antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 and healthy fats.
Runivore Chia seeds - As a daily staple chia seeds contain protein for your muscles, omega 3 fatty acids for a healthy heart, calcium for your bones, and are a great source of fiber to keep your digestive system nice and flush.
Enhanced performance - The ultra light Compressport fabric is designed for more effective venous return from the feet to the heart, considerably reducing the build up of toxins in the muscles, particularly during prolonged effort. Muscles benefit from improved oxygenation, helping to reduce the possibility of cramps and injuries.
Injury prevention - The Compressport fabric provides rigidity and support to muscles and is designed to reduce shock waves and vibrations.
Enhanced recovery - After exercise the Compressport R2 continues to accelerate venous return, flushing the toxins from, and increasing oxygenation to, the muscles.
Quality assurance - Always striving to bring you the highest quality, Compressport compression products are manufactured exclusively in Europe, using European yarn, on European equipment, by European medical compression specialists.
Registration launched on SPORTS BANK registration system (click below)
Limit 200 HILL Runners and 150 Challenge Hikers
Few spots left, it is still possible register, early bird prize is available for group registration of 5+ (800 NTD for 5+, 900 NTD for 3-4, 1000 NTD for 1-2 HILL Runners, 600 NTD for Challenge Hikers)
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.
Shuttle Bus (auxiliary if more than 100 participants, will be confirmed in email): 11th April 2015 starts from Xindian MRT close to entry to riverside, first bus departs at 6:40 am. Shuttle bus will not be provided after finish of event.
Big private parking space in race base, 50NTD/car.
Shuttle bus in 新店 Xindian
Race Base in 龜山 GuiShan village
Watch amazing interactive GOOGLE EARTH TOUR for HILL Runner 700 - click on picture below and then play/試跑.
Thank you Steven from GEmVG made it for Taiwan Beast Runners. Very appreciate it!
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 (2km after peak in HILL Runner 700). 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 Guī shān 龜山. Finisher has to carefully move to down to CP and back to race base before 12 pm and have to follow designated route. Who cannot reach top of mountain (ascent) within 1.5 hour has to return in same way down to start and base of race. 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 (HILL Runner 700 has 99% ascent on trail, Inov8 X-Talon 212 is very suitable), 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.
Inov8 is main sponsor of HILL Runner 700. Bring great running shoes to Taiwan. HILL Runner 700 will show capability of X-Talon 212. You can purchase X-Talon 212 (soon) with special price if you will join race HILL Runner 700.
EAT SUPERFOOD and RUN. Chia seeds and energy sports bars Chia on Date. Yuammy energy in pack for your outdoor activity. Available in Taiwan and TBR shop.
Asia Trail Magazine is official media partner of HILL Runner and Taiwan Beast Runners. Asia Trail is the Asia’s first trail magazine for trail running enthusiasts. In-depth editorial and compelling photography informs, entertains and inspires readers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors and to improve their health and fitness through the sport of trail running. Coming soon to Taiwan.
Socks are no less important than shoes in terms of traction and cushion, and what’s more, socks are the first layer in contact with our feet. Based on the perception, titan has tried to design the right socks to prevent sports injuries and provide great comfort.
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GoMore is a "fuel gauge monitor" for athletes. Similar to how a driver needs to know how much fuel is left in a car to determine how and whether a trip could be completed, an athlete needs to know how much “fuel” is left in the body to pace well for a good performance. With GoMore, you’ll be able to see just how much.