Hulu Selangor will be playing host to three different physical challenges in 2023, the Hulu Selangor Ultra Trail (HSUT), Hulu Selangor Adventure Challenge (HSAZ) and the Selangor King of the Mountain cycling race (SKOM).
Hulu Selangor Ultra Trail (10 – 11 June 2023)
The Hulu Selangor Ultra Trail, a gruelling trail running event, will take place on June 10th and 11th, 2023. The event promises to offer trail runners an experience like no other, with scenic trails, challenging climbs, and breathtaking views of the Hulu Selangor countryside.
The event will consist of four distances, the 5km, and the 12km, catering to short to middle-distance runners while both 25km and 55km for novice and experienced trail runners. The 5 km race will begin at 7:30 am on June 11th, while the other three categories will start earlier on the same day. The start and end of the race will take place in Taman Tasik Millenium, a public park in the heart of Hulu Selangor.
Participants will navigate through the lush jungle and rugged terrain of Hulu Selangor, facing a mix of steep climbs and technical descents. Along the way, they will pass through several checkpoints, where they can replenish their supplies and receive medical assistance if needed.
The Hulu Selangor Ultra Trail is not just a race; it is a celebration of the spirit of trail running. The organizers have gone to great lengths to ensure that the event is eco-friendly, with a strict leave-no-trace policy in place. The event is also committed to supporting local communities, with a portion of the proceeds going toward various social and environmental causes, for example, jungle trail maintenance and supporting the local aboriginal early educational supplies.
Registration for the Hulu Selangor Ultra Trail is now open. Trail running enthusiasts who want to take on the challenge can visit the event’s website for more information. But the challenge doesn’t end there!
Hulu Selangor Adventure Challenge (9 – 10 June 2023)
The Hulu Selangor Adventure Challenge (HSAZ) will be taking place on June 9 and 10, taking you on an unforgettable journey through the stunning terrain of Hulu Selangor.
With a range of heart-pumping activities, including mountain biking, jungle trekking, river tubing, and more, the Hulu Selangor Adventure Challenge offers something for everyone. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or a beginner, this event will provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience.
In addition to the adventure activities, participants will also immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions of Hulu Selangor. From trying local delicacies to learning about the history and heritage of the area, the Hulu Selangor Adventure Challenge offers a truly unique and enriching experience.
“We are thrilled to offer this one-of-a-kind adventure challenge in Hulu Selangor,” said the event organizer, which is the local council of Hulu Selangor itself. “Our goal is to provide participants with an unforgettable experience that combines adventure, culture, and stunning natural beauty. We can’t wait to welcome adventurers from around the world to join us on this journey!”
For more information including the race routes and other FAQs, go to https://cps4.me/hsut23
Selangor King of the Mountain cycling race (17 September 2023)
The annual King of the Mountain cycling race is set to take place in Hulu Selangor on September 17th, 2023. The event, which is organized by the Hulu Selangor City Council, will see participants from across the country compete for the title of King of the Mountain.
The race will take place on a challenging 40-kilometer course, with a total elevation gain of 1,100 meters. The course will take cyclists through the lush greenery of Hulu Selangor, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains to Fraser Hill. It is one of the tourist attractions in Hulu Selangor and is often referred to as “Little England” due to its cool climate, lush greenery, and charming architecture that resemble a typical British countryside.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting the King of the Mountain race again this year,” said Puan Nurulhuda Ahmad binti Khairuddin, Department Head of Community Development. “This is a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful region to the cycling community and to support our local businesses.”
The race will start in Kuala Kubu Bharu heritage town and end in Bukit Fraser, with checkpoints en route to keep participants safe. Cyclists will be grouped into categories based on their age and skill level, with prizes awarded to the winners of each category.
“We’re expecting a strong turnout this year, with participants from across Malaysia and even some international competitors,” added Puan Nurulhuda Ahmad binti Khairuddin. “The King of the Mountain race is a unique and exciting event, and we can’t wait to see who will be crowned the King of the Mountain this year.”
The event promises to be a thrilling showcase of athleticism and the natural beauty of Hulu Selangor.
For more information including the race routes and other FAQs, go to https://cps4.me/skom23