The Four Feathers Ultra Marathon (FFUM) 2021 will be held on Saturday, 18th September 2021 till Sunday, 19th September 2021*. The Four Feathers Ultra Trail Marathon is now in it's second year since it's inception 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 event date has been moved from February 2021 to September 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation in Sabah.
The route has been designed as a "fast race" course for the first half of the route with 2 challenging hills to overcome for the 90k & 50k categories whilst 18k runners will enjoy a trail run within the beautiful jungles in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu 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. 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, Ultra distance routes and a short 18km distance trail runners to choose from. The 18km technical 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 necessary skill sets and experience of trail running and are able to take on the brutal Borneo heat under very challenging conditions.
Age categories for Four Feathers Ultra Marathon 2021 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)
18km 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 only for all age groups)
Official Registration times/race kit collection times/location for Four Feathers Ultra Marathon 2020:
TBA closer to the event date including location and collection times for race packs
Tentative official start times for the event by category:
90km - 6.00 am, Saturday, 18th September 2021
50km - 6.30 am, Saturday 18th September 2021
18km - 7.00 am, Saturday, 18th September 2021
10km - 7.15 am, Saturday, 18th September 2021
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. 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 15 minutes before the start of the race please. Bags will be transported to your finish line location for you to collect after the event.
90k-WS4, WS7 & FINISH LINE
Race Bib Swap/Downgrading/Upgrading effective 20-9-2020 due to new safety requirements for events in 2021:
Final Date for bib swap: 31st August 2021
Upgrading/Downgrading: 30th July 2021
Final registration date for FFUM 2021 with event tee & finisher tee option: 30th July 2021
Final registration date for FFUM 2021 without event tee & finisher tee option: 31st August 2021
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
18k runners finish at Kampung Tambatuan, Kota Belud District.
Location: 6 degrees 07' 23.82"N 116 degrees 27' 11.69"E
10k runners finish at Kampung Lobong-Lobong, Kota Belud District
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, 18th September 2021 for 90k & 50k categories:
3.00am Mega D'Aru Hotel, Tanjung Aru, ITCC Penampang & Downtown Kota Kinabalu (opposite Hyatt Regency at Burger King)
Bus departure time on Saturday, 18th September 2021 for 18k & 10k categories:
4.00am Mega D'Aru Hotel, Tanjung Aru, ITCC Penampang & downtown Kota Kinabalu (opposite Hyatt Regency at Burger King)
**Optional bus transfer from 18k & 10k finish line to Start line. Contact for details
profile & 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
18km (17.47 actual)
Elevation Gain : 597 meters Elevation Loss : 1247 meters