150 Asian adventures: Trail races

Mustang Trail Race
Photo: Richard Bull

Hit the dirt. Join legions of others and dive into the burgeoning trail running and adventure racing scene with one of the region’s flagship races.

Mustang Trail Race
Photo: Richard Bull

Our January/February 2015 issue is our 150th so we’ve gone all out to serve up 150 of the best adventure experiences Asia has to offer. The list is split into categories, each with 10 unmissable sights. Space on the page was at a premium so we’ve put the practicalities for each spread here.

To get a copy of the original article, email us at aa@bluincmedia.com or why not try out our digital edition?

You can also come back in May when we’ll be putting up the full text of the article.

HK100, Hong Kong

Race date

January – milder temperatures and clear skies.

Further info

www.hk100-ultra.com

Mustang Trail Race, Nepal

Race date

April – pre-monsoon so you can enjoy the superb views to the max.

Further info

http://mustangtrailrace.com/

The North Face 100 Singapore

Race date

Generally October, though depends on other large-scale events around the same time.

Further info

www.thenorthface100.com.sg

Singha River Kwai Trophy, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Race date

Around the end of May before the summer heat and humidity gets to be too much. Can still be 30-35˚C though so hydrate well.

Further info

www.ama-events.com

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, Cambodia

Race date

Usually held in early December when the weather is mildest.

Further info

www.angkormarathon.org

Sabah Adventure Challenge, Sabah, Malaysia

Race date

Early April.

Further info

www.sabahadventurechallenge.com 

Action Asia 3-day Ultra Marathon, Mongolia

Race date

Typically late June or July.

Further info

www.actionasiaevents.com

Volcano ultras, Indonesia

Race date

August for Rinjani Ultra, early November for Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra.

Further info

http://bromotenggersemeru100ultra.com/

http://mtrinjaniultra.com/ 

Gobi March, Xinjiang, China

Race date

Late May to early June.

Further info

www.4deserts.com/gobimarch/

Hardcore 100 Philippines

Race date

Date moves around a fair bit but sometime between late February and May to beat the summer rains.

Further info

www.kotmtrailrun.com/h1/

 

We’d love to hear about your own top ten of adventures in Asia. Or maybe you went through our list counting up how many you have done? Go on, brag a little. How many did you tick off?