Running Events in Sabah 2015

Sabah Running Marathon Events

Running Events in Sabah 2015 is a list created for anyone who is into running and marathons. Over the last few years in Malaysia, running events seemed to have caught on fast with the community attracting even foreigners to participate in these sporting events. 

Now Sabah has been actively promoting these running events and the Land Below the Wind has been noted as one one of the fun and challenging places to do marathons and other running events. Many of my friends have also been very active in running until they even fly around the world to participate in running events. 

This list features the many running events in Sabah for 2015 and hopefully you will attend if not all, some of them. As you may already know, Sabah offers visitors some very interesting landscapes, tourism spots and also an amazing experience overall.

Running Events in Sabah for 2015
Date
Event Name
Distance
Information
MARCH 2015
29 March
10 KM
A Charity Run for the Malaysian 
Red Crescent. 
APRIL 2015
3-5 
April 
100 KM
The longest running adventure race 
in Asia celebrating 16 years of 
adventure racing. A must for any 
runner. 
25 April 
11 KM
A New event in Sabah. This run 
takes you through a hilly course 
in the interior of Sabah held in 
conjunction with the Harvest 
Festival in May.
MAY 2015
3 May
10 KM

21 KM

42 KM
Sabah's most popular event, 
now in its 8th year. The course 
runs along the coast overlooking 
the South China Sea and if runners  
are lucky, a peek at sun rising in 
the East with a view of Mount 
Kinabalu. 
16 May
25 KM
This race course is designed for 
the novice trail runner who wants 
to experience a bit of what ultra 
trail marathon runners go through.
16-17 
May
25.5 KM
A very interesting run where 
runners go through the historical 
Salt Trail in Sabahs interior. In 
the old days villagers from interior 
trekked many days on small trails
to the West Coast to exchange 
their goods for salt.
JUNE 2015
5-7 
June
5 KM

10 KM

21 KM
A New running event called X3 
which is a 3-day challenge with a 
run followed by a bike-run and 
lastly swim-bike-run on the 3rd 
day.
AUGUST 2015
8-9 
August
40 KM

61 KM

123 KM
A New event in Sabah. This is a 
duathlon series offering an Ultra 
Run (total 123 km) and a Sprint 
(total 40km).
29 August
7 KM
Perfect for the family where 
the run is held just before sunset 
in Kota Kinabalu. 
29 August
50 KM

100 KM
The most beautiful and brutal 
trail race at the foothills of 
Mt Kinabalu. This is also a 
UTMB qualifier.
SEPTEMBER 2015
27 September
10 KM
A 10-kilometer race with 
25 medium-to-high level 
obstacle courses, this will 
be the first obstacle challenge 
race of its kind to take place 
in the country. 
OCTOBER 2015
17-18 
October
23 KM
Adventure

33 KM
Summit 
This world-famous ultimate 
event needs no introduction.
NOVEMBER 2015
1 November
10 KM

21 KM

42 KM
An interesting run that takes 
you trail running through tea 
plantation, hills, streams and 
off-the-beaten paths.
DECEMBER 2015
5-6 
December
18 KM
This is a new running event 
in Sabah. Total 18 km obstacle 
course.


All types of running events are held in Sabah f0r 2015.
Images from Sabah Adventure Challenge. 
There you go, a list of all the running events held in Sabah Borneo for 2015 and there may be new ones which are not included for now as sometimes, they are announced last minute.

For more information on each of the events, you should check out the links which are in the title of each event, especially for those wanting to sign up or get more detailed information. You can also visit the Sabah Tourism website for additional information around the events or you can also see this story on Best Places to Visit in Sabah for 2015 for anyone wanting to extend their holiday here.

Most of the marathons or events take place on a weekend, some only for one day and others for two days therefore you are advised to make your travel and accommodation booking early. If you have any comments or feedback, please feel free to leave them in the comment form below. Hope you enjoy the many unique and interesting Running Events in Sabah 2015. 

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