The Four Feathers Ultra Trail Marathon (FFUTM) 2019 will be held on 29 February 2020 till 1 March 2020. The Four Feathers Ultra Trail Marathon is a new race with new challenges and a new experience at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. The event takes runners from the northern native villages at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu and around the mountain.
The route has been designed with a lower altitude gain and loss unlike other races with a different goal in mind; to give trail runners and runners who love the sport a mix of flat terrain and challenging climbs (and descents) with a greater emphasis on running rather than "crawling" up 5000-6000 meters of elevation gain over the course of a 50k-100k race course.
This race course will have technical jungle sections as well as a combination of steep terrain and technical trail sections, and the weather, usually hot in the first part of the day and with a good chance of tropical showers in the afternoon, often add to the challenge.
Race Categories & Entry Fees
FFUTM categories include a 90km, 50km and 20km distances to choose from with a start on Saturday, 29th February 2020. The 20km introductory race course is designed for novice to intermediate trail runners while the 90km and 50km routes are are designed for experienced trail runners wanting a new challenge and already have the neccessary skill set and experience of trail running in the dark and are able to look after themselves in challenging conditions.
Age categories for Four Feathers Ultra Marathon 2020 and minimum age requirement to participate by category:
90km / 50km -Men Open/Women Open (minimum age-21)
(Prizes are awarded to the top 3 finishers of the event and by gender)
20km -Men Open/Women Open/Youth Male/Youth Female (minimum age-12 with guardian/16 & above without guardian)
(Prizes are awarded to the top 3 finishers of the event by gender and by men/women open and youth category only)
Note: Prizes are not awarded to veteran categories as the rankings are merely for comparisons of rankings/finish times only
Event Tee & Official Finisher T-Shirt
Size Chart & Measurement Guide
Official Registration times/race kit collection times/location for Four Feathers Ultra Marathon 2020:
Wednesday, 26th February 2020-Thursday, 27th February 2020, 9.00am-7.00pm
Important Update! Friday, 28th February 2020, 9.00am-4.00pm** (NEW OPERATING HOURS)
Venue: Avta Sports, Lot 2, 1st Floor, Plaza Kivatu, Penampang 88300
Note: All runners must download the indemnity form from the official FFUM Dropbox folder and print a copy to submit during race pack collection + 1 photocopy of their MYKARD/Passport. We cannot offer printing services and photocopy services during race pack collection so please follow protocol. This is the responsibility of the runner.
Important: Due to cancellation of flights and rescheduling of arrival times for many runners from KL/Singapore by a number of airlines, most runners who would have attended race pack collection between 4.00pm-7.00pm are now arriving late. As such, runners affected should email us and inform us so they can collect their race packs 1 hour before the start of the race at the main hall at Kg. Kiau Nuluh. For runners driving from Keningau/Lahad Datu/Tawau/ Sandakan/Telupid/Kota Belud/Ranau may also do so by email us to advise us they would like to collect their race packs at the Start line 1 hour before the start BEFORE Wednesday, 26th February 2020.
Tentative official start times for the event by category:
90km & 50k-6.00am, Saturday, 29th February 2020* (UPDATED 19/12/2019)
20km -7.00am, Saturday, 29th February 2020*
*Tentative start times for the event
Drop Bag/Finish Bag Option:
Runners should only bring 1 finish bag (which will act as a drop bag for the 90k runners) to the START line where you may deposit your finish bags with the logistics truck that will be on standby near the start line. All finish bags must have a FFUM Bag tag containing your bib number on it when depositing the bag. All bags should be dropped off at least 30 minutes before the start of the race please. Bags will be transported to your finish line location for you to collect after the event.
Official Start Location:
All categories will start the event at Kampung Kiau Nuluh football field, in the Kota Belud District
Location: 6 degrees 02'34.58"N 116 degrees 29'45.54"E
Official Finish Locations:
90k & 50k runners finish at Kampung Melangkap Baru, Kota Belud District.
Location: 6 degrees 09'55. 69" N 116 degrees 28'45. 70" E
20k runners finish at Kampung Tambatuan, Kota Belud District.
Location: 6 degrees 07' 23.82"N 116 degrees 27' 11.69"E
Shuttle Bus Information
An optional shuttle bus service is available for transfer from 4 locations in Kota Kinabalu to the start line.
Bus Transfer Option: RM100 per person (return) KK-START-FINISH-KK
Finish point for FFUM 20k: Kg. Tambatuan.
Finish point for 50k & 90k: Kg Melangkap Baru.
Shuttle Bus Departure Times/Dates/Categories to START location (UPDATED 19/12/2019):
Bus departure time on Saturday, 29th February 2020 for 90k & 50k categories (UPDATED 19/12/2019):
3.00am Mega D'Aru Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort, Tanjung Aru, ITCC Penampang & Downtown Kota Kinabalu (opposite Hyatt Regency at Burger King)
Bus departure time on Saturday, 29th February 2020 for 20k category:
4.00am Mega D'Aru Hotel, Tanjung Aru, ITCC Penampang & downtown Kota Kinabalu (opposite Hyatt Regency at Burger King)
Race Bib Swap/Downgrading/Upgrading
Final Date for bib swap-14/2/2020 (before 4.00pm) via racematix
Upgrading-Only available for 50k to 90k category only by request up to 7 days before the event
Course Maps, Profiles & Data
90km (88.9k actual)
Elevation Gain: 3084 meters Elevation Loss: 3730 meters
50km (47.5k actual)
Elevation Gain: 1892 meters Elevation Loss: 2539 meters
20km (17.47 actual)
Elevation Gain : 597 meters Elevation Loss : 1247 meters