The Beast Trail is an challenge race which takes place in deeper forest and mountains close to Taipei. Security is everybody’s affair. Here are some recommendations to make your race a success and enjoyable. We wish everybody can be finisher. Your safety depends upon the quality of the materials which you have in your pack.
The course is designed that runner has to be almost independent, so call semi-autonomy. The time spent (irrelevant talk about distance) between check points can be long. Only in CP can gain liquid and energy for next stage, there are not any sources in mountains. There will not be drop bag CP on course and you have to finish with gear which you start (as trekk:ing pole, which we don’t recommend for this course).
Participants has to follow strictly mandatory equipment and certain rules otherwise may be disqualified. Before and during the event will be random check of your gear, if you will miss any mandatory equipment you may not continue without it. You can let any garbage in CP, but don’t pollute on course.
Mandatory equipment for 50-80-100k
Hydration system with minimum volume of 2.5 litres (two front bottles are not enough)
One headlamp and one torch with batteries (two lights) (extra batteries for 80 and 100)
Jacket (suggest pack rain cover as well)
Fully charged mobile phone with number of organizers 0963-539-346
Whistle and compass (gps of course will be provided online, but also map of 50 km course)
All courses are marked with red/reflective Taiwan Beast Runners ribbons. Runner has to pay attention for marking and be present on course, in case feel lost return back in same way to last ribbon and figure out. Change of direction or turns will be marked at least with two closer ribbons and within 50 meters will be situated confirmation ribbon. In trail without turns will be ribbons at least every 300 m. Signs of direction will be used rarely; there will not be marshals on course.
Short cuts are not permitted. Every runner must stay on the way-marked paths. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organization.
The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the course is:
100km: 32hours (most important is cut time in CP2 (have to reach CP2 on 20.5km withing 5:30 hours after start, before 9am and 50km within 15.5 hours)
50km: 16 hours (most important is cut time in CP2 (have to reach CP2 on 20.5km withing 5:30 hours after start, before 9am)
26km: 8 hours
12km: 5 hours
Cut times in each CP will be specified to enable participants to reach the finish after maximum time. In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organization reserves the right to modify the course and the time barriers.
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.
Team members have to start together and must stay together during whole race. Each member has to carry mandatory equipment Help as carry equipment, push or pull is no prohibited, but even recommended. If one member will decide to interrupt race it can be done only in Check Point and has to inform staff to record it, team mate will be allowed to continue (but will not be ranked in any category).
It is forbidden to DNF between check points. If you decide to leave the race, you can do it only at an organized official check point.
Your safety depends upon the quality of the materials which you have in your pack.
First aid posts are positioned at Check Points.
Attention! It is obligatory that you do not leave a person who is in difficulty alone.
If you or another competitor is immobilized:
Call the race organizers number 0963-539-346
Give your position and reference point (use map from organizers)
Explain simply the situation
If you are in difficulty and telephone network is unavailable:
Wait for another runner and try to find an area where network is available together
Wait for a third runner and ask to alert the closest member of the organization
Stay with the second runner until the rescue team arrives
Remember: Assisting an injured runner in difficulty is an absolute must.
Expenses incurred, resulting from emergency assistance or evacuation, are payable by the person rescued who is also responsible for all costs relating to their return from the area to where they were rescued.
If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course organizer, you can call directly the rescue services (especially if you find yourselves in a zone « emergency call only » as several sections do not have mobile network coverage).
When you get to the CP it is your responsible for been seen by volunteers who will record your Bib number. Runners have to follow orders of marshals in Check Points. And follow strictly cut time in CP.
All runners have to fill up hydration system to full in every CP and be sure with energy reserve (we strongly recommended Runivore Chia on Date Superfood Bar which is very nutrient and don’t neutral for stomach, another option is TailWind liquid nutrition).
Do not stop on the course, if you need rest please stop in Check Points.
Outside assistance from supporters is only permitted at the checkpoints.
To avoid the wastage of disposable plastic cups during the race, every runner has to equip himself with cup, bottle or bladder.
It is semi-autonomy event and drop bag are only at start/finish. Please mark you bag and drop it in certain place with assistance in race start. Organizer will not be responsible for individual valuable goods. Organizer will not be responsible for loses of individual valuable goods/items.
The activity, trail-running, takes place in open country, in contact to the flora and fauna. Please safe environment, don't damage parts of nature as rocks, trees., etc. It is strictly prohibited to leave litter in the nature. Any runner seen throwing his rubbish on the course will be automatically disqualified. Please let rubbish in Check Points.
Official marking on course
Red ribbon with reflective stripe (another ribbons are not course of TBT but can help you keep trail)
and additional labels (eg. splits of 50/26, important turns. etc.)
The organizers reserve the right to cancel or cut short the event for the following reasons: adverse weather conditions, landslides, rockfalls or hill fires along the course, protests or blockage along the course, force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the organizer and which renders it impossible, unsafe or impractical to hold the event. A force majeure event shall include, but is not limited to, act of God, war, hostilities, acts or threats of terrorism.In such event no refund of the registration fee will be provided..