XTERRA Malaysia will be held in the beautiful island of Langkawi, Kedah tentatively from 28th – 30th April 2017.
It’s not a new race though as it started life in Putrajaya just outside Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and moved to Langkawi in 2015. This island, still unknown to many, has a natural history dating back 550 million years and is now recognized as one of UNESCO’s 94 Geoparks in the world – o ering natural river estuaries meandering amongst mountainous formations and surrounded by untouched tropical rainforests. This reason alone has made Langkawi a natural choice to host XTERRA Malaysia and when you add to this its solid reputation as a cultural and duty-free shopping centre with many world class tourist resorts with all the ingredients for a perfect tropical race destination for the entire family.
The XTERRA Malaysia Race weekend is perfect for not just Triathletes who are looking for something di erent to race on rather than tedious tarmac, as with a full range of trail-running races and kids races there is something to appeal to everyone in the family for a Naturally Adventurous get away. To know more about the race categories, click here.
Like other regional tours on the World Tour XTERRA Asia-Paci c Tour events have points awarded to professional and age group participants who participate in the series and these are doubled for racing in Malaysia as its nale race. This means that if you want the chance to be crowned as the Asia Paci c Tour Champion you really need to factor in Malaysia in to your racing calendar. For more information on this and to see the current Tour Standings click here.
Fun For The Entire Family!
XTERRA Malaysia o ers a diverse range of categories to suit all ages and tness levels. Echoing one of XTERRA’s objectives that trail running is possible for all, they have created a program called Couch to Trail that trains and prepares novices or never-tried-trail-run participants to run into tness. Therefore, the Race Director has designed race categories which are crafted in such a way that even little ones can participate in the adventure too! O -road races are far more adventurous and exciting compared to “boring bitumen” runs because it challenges participants to use all of their senses and gives them an all over body workout plus the trail itself o ers hidden beauties of the natural landscaping and terrain which is certainly a reward that pleases the bodies sensors and senses.