• Ywa Ngan Trail 2019

    supported by Genius Shan Highlands Coffee

  • Genuine Adventure Trail Running

    It's our great pleasure to announce that the Ywar Ngan Trail 2019 will be held on the 24th March 2019.

    In December 2018, our partners, Dream Clover and Climb O'clock, conducted a small pilot race of 7.5km in Ywa Nagn. This lovely, but relatively unknown town is located approximately 60km north of Kalaw, in Southern Shan State. Here, a small group of Myanmar runners tackled the original race last year, which was deemed a great success.

     

    Working with our local partners and the local community, Myanmar Trail Run has now set a new and exciting trail route for 2019! Set over approximately 23.3km with an elevation of around 560m, this adventurous and hilly trail takes runners through the incredible natural environment, mixing adventure with local culture. With something for every runner, we believe this amazing trail has the potential to attract many runners from all over the world.

    Whether you are an aspiring trail-runner or a seasoned racer looking for new challenges, unparalleled experiences are offered in this new running event.

     

    But the run isn’t just about running! One of the main reasons that the trail has been set in Ywa Ngan is to promote and support the local village economy through community-based tourism. Like many small villages in Myanmar, this community struggles at many levels, health, education and employment, to name but a few.

     

    Genius Shan Highlands Coffee, one of the very few industries in the area, have come on board as our main sponsor. Located in Ywa Ngan, Genius shares our aim of attracting people to this area and further supporting the local community. Genius started processing and roasting coffee in late 2012. They have a longterm commitment to the local community and want to see the area grow.

    So, if you like running, enjoy coffee, want to see another beautiful part of Myanmar, and want to give back to a local community, this event is for you!

     

    Ywa Ngan Trail Run March 24th, 2019.

    With limited accommodation and limited runners allowed on the trail, register early to avoid disappointment.

     

    Starting/Finishing point: Dream Clover branch at Ywa Ngan

    Our partner, Dream Clover will help runners; offer bag drop, toilet, hydration before/after race/

    Race pack collection

    23rd March 12:00pm~6:00pm at Kalaw,

    24th March 5:30am~6:15am at Ywa Ngan

    We strongly recommend you collect your race packs on the 23rd March at Kalaw.

    Starting time: 6:30am, Race Cut off time: 12:00pm

    The event cut off time is 12pm. Closing time of aid stations - 5km station 8am, 10km station 9am, 15km station 10:30am, 20km station 11:30am. At this time Course Marshals will all return to Ywa Ngan. If you are still on the trail, you can continue to follow the trail markings to the finish line.

     

    Tips for running equipment

    We highly recommend bringing the following running equipment:

    1. Arm sleeve/ calf sleeve (or long sleeve shirt/ running tights); To avoid getting scratches on arms and legs during running, as a part of the trail is very bushy. Sleeves and tights will offer some protection.

    2. Refillable hydration bottle; we have 4 water/aid stations on the route for you to refill your bottles. Being environmentally conscious, we won't provide water in plastic bottles. You will be able to refill your own bottle only.

    3. Network coverage - MPT sim only. As you will appreciate, many rural areas in Myanmar, like Ywa Ngan, have very little if any network coverage. If you need to call our emergency numbers during the race, Only the MPT network will provide a good connection.

    4. First aid kit; Whether you slip and fall on a rock or—gasp!—get bitten by a snake, or sprain and ankle, it is always best to be prepared on the trail. A couple of bandaids, antiseptic, gauze and 1 or 2 10cm wide crepe bandages are recommended.

    5. Foot wear; Foot wear is important. Given the varied terrain we recommend you choose a good all rounder trail running shoe if possible,, which are capable of handling smooth, rocky, wet, and dry terrain. These will also help prevent ankle sprains etc..

  • What's New

    From Myanmar Trail Run

    Please download here for walkers' route map (11km) . please check it about the way to install is here https://www.mmtrail.run/blog/course-map-by-google-earth
    The deadline of registration is getting close. Note- The payment by cash will have to be completed until 17th March as well. Bank transfer until 18th March 10am. Over 80% of slots have already been sold out. Once the limit is reached, we will close the registration at that moment. Please...
    This last part is the highlight of this event. After 13km, runners will come back to the village. the road is sandy a bit but an easy way to take a breath until 15km aid station. You can enjoy plantation scenery which reminds you of a nostalgic feel. Through 3rd aid station(15km), runners will...
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  • Course Maps

    Distance: 23.3km Elevation: 559m

    There are 2 technical area in the route, 10km~13km and 15km~20km.

    Especailly, 16km~17km is so steep, narrow rocky trail that requires a slow pace. Safety first!

    This Trail rout map is explored,mapped & tested by DC

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  • Accommodation

    We highly recommend that racers stay in Ywa Ngan or Kalaw on the night of 23rd March.

    Please check it out from here.

    https://www.mmtrail.run/blog/accommodations-in-ywa-ngan

    https://www.mmtrail.run/blog/accomodations-in-kalaw

    If you want to get an unique experience, please check this.

    https://www.mmtrail.run/blog/camping-in-ywa-ngan

     

  • How to register

    Easy 3 steps to experience the amazing trail

    1

    Online registration

    All runners need to register using Webscore.

    Please click "Registration Now"

     

    2

    Payment

    1. Credit Card via PayPal

    2. Bank transfer

    3. Cash at encounters

    (X sport outdoor Gear in YGN, MDY. Climb O'clock in YGN)

    3

    confirmation

    We'll send a confirmation email within 3 business days. When you come to collect race pack, please show us.

  • What to Do in Ywa Ngan

    Enjoy the unspoiled nature

    Coffee plantation Tour

    Taste the high quality coffee

    A visit to our coffee plantations, our rare coffee nursery, and our coffee processing facilities. To complete the seed to cup mission of the visit, Genius will also roast and analyze the characteristics of the coffee we are drinking. After the race we will invite all runners to coffee plantations if you want.

    Trecking

    ​Find a fabulous landscape

    There are numerous breathtaking spots which you can touch the unspoiled nature. Blue water pond, Ashae Myin Anauk Myin Mountain,Tae Lu Waterfall,Yae Win Cave, and so on.

    Camping

    Relaxing with you friends

    When you spend time in nature, you take in more oxygen. That feeling of happiness that you get when you take your first breath of air at the campground isn't all in your head.if you bring along a friend or family member, you'll enjoy a unique experience together that will help you keep a healthy, happy relationship. Dream clover will offer you an optional tour after the race. please contact with Dream clover from "contact us" below.

    Caving

    Try yourself

    There are several caves in Ywa Ngan. Caving is one of the most mentally challenging sports, forcing participants to block out the past and the fears and worries of the future, and fully commit to a focus on the present. it enables participants to discover the environment in its natural formation underground, learning about cave formations, underground rivers and much more!

  • Where is Ywa Ngan

    It's a hidden gem of southern Shan Highland in Myanmar, which is famous town of coffee bean plantations. 2 hours drive away from Kalaw. 4 hours drive away from Mandalay.

  • Sponsors & Partners

    Genius Shan Highlands Coffee

    Main sponsor

    Genius is one of leading companies in coffee industry in Myanmar and founded in Ywar Ngan. Genius share the idea of sustainable development in Ywa Ngan with Myamar Trail Run and is sponsoring Ywa Ngan Trail 2019.

    http://www.geniuscoffee.info/

    Dream Clover

    Co-sponsor

    Dream clover is the leading adventure tour company in Myanmar arranging like camping, trekking, caving, and so on. They are based in Kalaw, but also have their branch in Ywa Ngan and developing community based tourism.

    They will support runners not only for the running event but also for transportation and accommodation.

    https://www.facebook.com/dreamclover.Ltd/

    Mandalay Advertising

    Co-Sponsor

    Mandalay Advertising is one of the leading Advertising companies in Myanmar. Their works which are seeking ideal beauty are worthy of special mentions. In this event, runners will be felt as a part of their works through race packs. 

    http://mandalayadvertising.com/

    100 plus Myanmar

    Hydration Sponsor

    100plus Myanmar is one of the leading isotonic drink suppliers in Myanmar. 100plus Myanmar is always supporting the running events in Myanmar like Yangon 100PLUS Active Run, Yoma Yangon Int. Marathon, Kalaw Trail Run, and Ywangan Trail as well. Runners will be able to relieve their throat after/during our tough race.

    https://www.facebook.com/xsport.ygn.mm

    Climb O'clock

    Partner

    Clibm O'clock is the only dedicated Bouldering & Climbing Gym in Myanmar based in Yangon arranging Hpa An and Mandalay outdoor climbing trips and also open up the new chapters for all sort of outdoor sports through the safe and sustainable ways. In this event, they support us as course marshals to keep runners' safe. Runners can pay registration fees by cash at their Gym.
    https://climboclock.com/

    X Sport Outdoor Grears

    Partner

    X Sport Outdoor Grears is one of the leading sports gears suppliers in Myanmar. Especially, trecking equipment. They provide from trail running shoes, poles, hydration bags, refill bottles, and so on. Runners can pay registration fees by cash at their outlets. 

    https://www.facebook.com/xsport.ygn.mm

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