Category Archives: Trail runs – Competitive

Ultra Yilan 50k

The trail running scene in Northern Taiwan has, unfortunately, been greatly reduced over the last few months. Due to permit issues and National Park regulations, scheduled races have not been able to proceed. The much anticipated Charming Trail, Old Northeast Coast Trail and Ultra Taiwan have all been recently cancelled, much to the dismay of trained ultra trail runners, excited to participate in these challenging, exceptional events. It was much to the relief of everyone, that Ultra Yilan continued, as scheduled, on the first weekend…

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Neihu Bishan Trail Race (20km) 內湖碧山山徑越野跑

This annual Ezfun trail race is held at the Wenhu Elementary school,  conveniently located just 7 minutes from the Jiannan MRT station. This makes it easily accessible from many parts of the city on race day. There are both 11km and 20km distances, with the 20km being relatively grueling. The longer course heads northeast, just touching the southern tip of the YangMingShan National Park, before looping back to the start through the Bishan Temple area. It boasts a whopping 30% (of total trail) being stairs.…

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