• 104km Formosa Ultra-Trail® / 5700m D+ (ITRA-5 XL, UTMB® Index 100k)
  • 75km / 4100m D+ (ITRA-4 L, UTMB® Index 100k)
  • 40km / 2400m D+ (ITRA-2 S, UTMB® Index 50k)
  • 18km / 770m D+ (ITRA-1 XS, UTMB® Index 20k)
  • 10km / 400m D+ hiking
FUT104
FT75
FT40
FT18

The UTMB® Index is calculated for each of the 4 UTMB® World Series race categories 20K, 50K, 100K and 100M.
A valid UTMB® Index is achieved by completing at least one UTMB® World Series Major, UTMB® World Series Event or UTMB® World Series Qualifier race in the relevant category within the last 24 months. Once a race category has been activated, all races from the past 36 months will be used to calculate the UTMB® Index.
Consult your UTMB® Index


  • FUT 104km final course version and changes
  • GPX for FT2023 is updated, include final version of FUT104, with following changes:
    • There is not cpD in 2023 for 104km (there may be control patrol)
    • DROP BAG 轉換袋 is moved to cpC1 and C2 (can access twice)
    • Except start and final part the course is same as last year
    • There is cut time at 10:15am in cpA (mainly for 40km runners)
    • There is cut time in cpB1 at 14:30
    • There is option change from 104 to 75km in cpC1 (after 2pm is mandatory change or DNF)
    • There is cut time at 22:00 in cpC2 and 5:00am in cpB2
    • There may be several chains on trail entries (two chains in first climb which you will cross at night) and gate before 水頭谷 Shui Tou Gu mountain (75 and 104km), please do not worry climb over these. They are installed to block entry for enduro motorbikes.
    • There is construction of farm road on descent to Wujie 武界, please pay attention.
    • There is mandatory gear check for 104km on Friday during race pack pickup and installation of GPS/GSM tracking device on 104km runners vest (the vest you are running whole course of 104km).
    • Please return GPS/GSM tracker in Beast booth and pickup your finisher gift (Hanchor Surface bag) before 10am on Sunday!!!
    • Petr is sorry for changes and not including cpD this year, but believe this change may improve overall support of runners and safety.
    • All information can find on website: https://formosatrail.com/course/

  • 活動路線改變了囉
  • 地點 – YCC Forest Campsite 緣溪行森林營地 (全程3天) 開始/結束
  • 請下載更新版的FT2023 GPX
  • 18公里組只有1個檢查點,設定在10公里環線之後的場館內!
  • 18公里和10公里比賽於上午8:00同時開始。請讓跑得更快的人領先。
  • 請記住,我們強制規定需要攜帶載有FT40、FT75、FUT104 活動路程的 GPS 裝置(安全性考量),並在活動前學習及研究路線(確定每個補給站在哪裡,X-Y-Z-W 的交叉點,..)
  • 活動路線詳情在這裡(以下)
  • FINAL COURSES of FT2023 CHANGED
  • VENUE – YCC Forest Campsite 緣溪行森林營地 (all 3 days) START/FINISH
  • GPX for FT2023 is updated
  • There is only one check point for 18km category  which is placed in the venue after the 10km loop!
  • 18km and 10km start together at 8:00am. Please let faster runners ahead.
  • please remember it is mandatory (and safe) to have a GPS device for FT40,FT75,FUT104 with uploaded course and STUDY it before the game (know where are check points, and what intersection X-Y-Z,W..)
  • maps, gpx, offline map, course details can find below


104km Formosa Ultra-Trail®

104 km / 5700m D+

  • ITRA-5 XL, UTMB® Index 100k
  • start 4:00am, 25th November 2023
  • Time to finish: ⏰ 29 hours

Cut times

  • CP-A2: 10:15am (DNF)
  • CP-B1: 2:30pm (DNF)
  • CP-C1: change to 75km category at 2:00pm (you may change voluntarily before cut time.
    • Reach cpC1 before 2:00pm and leave before 2:30pm
  • CP-D: 4:00pm (DNF) there is not cpD
  • CP-C2: 10:00pm (22:00) (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 5:00am Sunday (DNF, has to leave before 5:00am)

104公里/爬升5700公尺

  • ITRA-5 XL,UTMB® Index 100k
  • 11月25日清晨4點起跑
  • 完賽時間: ⏰ 29小時

關門時間

  • CP-A2: 10:15am (DNF)
  • CP-B1: 2:30pm (DNF)
  • CP-C1: pm2:00 降至75Km組別(也可於關門時間前自願變更組別.
    • Reach cpC1 before 2:00pm and leave before 2:30pm
  • CP-D: 4:00pm (DNF) there is not cpD
  • CP-C2: 10:00pm (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 5:00am Sunday (DNF, has to leave before 5:00am)

Drop Bag

  • Participants can leave one small drop bag for check point C1=C2
  • All bags will be transfer back to venue after 11:30pm and you have to pickup before 10am on Sunday
  • more about drop bag below

轉換袋

  • 參賽選手可以在CP C1=C2
  • 轉換袋pm11:30後會送回會場, 並請於周日十點前取回轉換袋
  • 更多資訊請參考Drop bag

Notice:

  • have to carry enough water and food for very long sections between CP
  • we required be finisher at least of ITRA-3 or more (contact us if you have any question)
  • carry all mandatory equipment and between check points are very long distances (average 20km, 4-5 hours)

備註:

  • 檢查站與檢查站之間是非常長的區段,必須攜帶足夠的水及食物
  • 參賽資格: 我們建議至少完成ITRA-3越野賽事或更多(如果有任何疑問,請與我們聯絡)
  • 必須攜帶所有強制裝備( 平均20Km需時4~5個小時)

We are pleased to inform you that the 2023 Formosa Trail 104km has been selected as a qualifying race for the 2025 Western States 100. Runners who complete the race within 28 hours will qualify to enter a lottery where the runners for Western States will be selected. You do not need to submit anything to us, we will obtain the results directly from your website.

The qualifying period for the 2025 Western States will be from November 6, 2023 through November 3, 2024. The lottery will be held on December 7, 2024 and the race itself will be run on June 28-29, 2025.


75km Formosa Trail

75 km / 4100m D+

  • ITRA-4 L, UTMB® Index 100k
  • start 4:00am, 23rd November 2024
  • Time to finish: ⏰ 20 hours
  • 75km course turns in ↶ 關頭山 and ↶ CP-C (forest house)

75公里/爬升4100公尺

  • ITRA-4 L, UTMB® Index 100k
  • 11月23日清晨4點起跑
  • 完賽時間: ⏰ 20小時

Cut times

  • CP-A1: change to 40km category at 8am (no more possible)
  • CP-A2: 10:15am (DNF)
  • CP-B1: 2:30pm (DNF)
  • CP-C: 4:00pm (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 9:00pm (DNF)

關門時間

  • CP-A1: 8am, 降至40Km組別 (沒有更多的可能)
  • CP-A2: 10:15am (DNF)
  • CP-B1: 2:30pm (DNF)
  • CP-C: 4:00pm (DNF)
  • CP-B2: 9:00pm (DNF)

Notice:

  • have to carry enough water and food for very long sections between CP
  • we recommended be finisher of ITRA-3 at least
  • please notice 104km is way 40% harder than 75km (+29km / 1600m). New FT75 is only ITRA-4 of Beast Runners events and very runable!

備註:

  • 檢查站與檢查站之間是非常長的區段,必須攜帶足夠的水及食物
  • 參賽資格: 我們建議至少完成ITRA-3越野賽事
  • please notice 104km is way 40% harder than 75km (+29km / 1600m). New FT75 is only ITRA-4 of Beast Runners events and very runable!

40km Formosa Trail

40 km / 2400m D+

  • ITRA-2 S, UTMB® Index 50k
  • start 5:30am, 23rd November 2024
  • Time to finish: ⏰ 13 hours

40公里/爬升2400公尺

  • ITRA-2 S,UTMB® Index 50k
  • 11月23日清晨5:30點起跑
  • 完賽時間: ⏰ 13小時

Cut times

  • CP-A: 10:15am (DNF)
  • CP-B: 4:00pm (DNF)

Notice:

  • have to carry enough water and food for very long sections between upper CP and finish
  • we recommended be finisher of ITRA-1
  • 40km course turns in ↶ CP-A and  ↶ CP-B and you will visit both sides of mountains with spectacular views. Please consider your fitness before sign up for this course.
  • CP-A: arrving before 10:15am and leaving before 10:30am, otherwise DNF – please respect this cut time and wait for 4WD car back to venue after staff record your DNF

關門時間

  • CP-A: 10:15am (DNF)
  • CP-B: 4:00pm (DNF)

備註:

  • 檢查站與檢查站之間是非常長的區段,必須攜帶足夠的水及食物
  • 參賽資格: 我們建議至少完成ITRA-1越野賽事
  • 40Km組別會進入CP-A和CP-B, 分別跑於山的兩側來欣賞美麗風光, 請於報名前考量您的身體狀況.
  • CP-A: arrving before 10:15am and leaving before 10:30am, otherwise DNF – please respect this cut time and wait for 4WD car back to venue after staff record your DNF

18km Formosa Trail

18km / 770m D+

  • start 8:00am, 23rd November 2024
  • Time to finish: ⏰ 6 hours
  • FT18 and FT10 start together at 8:00am, please let fast runners go front

Cut times

  • CP-0 (venue): 10:45am (DNF)
  • ONE Check Point on course (cp0 in venue) – but still required carry at least 0.5l hydration and some nutrition
  • courses has gorgeous views to Puli and lake, dogs not allowed

18公里/爬升770公尺

  • 11月23日上午8:00點起跑
  • 完賽時間: ⏰ 6小時
  • FT18 and FT10 start together at 8:00am, please let fast runners go front

關門時間

  • CP-0 (venue): 10:45am (DNF)
  • 此組別有一個CP點 – 建議攜帶著至少0.5升的飲水及食物
  • 此組別可欣賞埔里及鯉魚潭的美麗風光, 寵物陪跑是不允許的

10km Formosa Trail

10km / 410m D+ hike

  • start 8:00am, 23rd November 2024
  • Time to finish: ⏰ 4 hours
  • FT18 and FT10 start together at 8am, please let fast runners go front
  • one check point, but still recommend take water and small snack
  • courses has gorgeous views to Puli and lake, very safe, dogs on leach allowed

10公里 / 410公尺 健行

  • 11月23日上午8:00點起跑
  • 完賽時間: ⏰ 4小時
  • FT18 and FT10 start together at 8am, please let fast runners go front
  • 此組別有一個CP點 – 建議攜帶著至少0.5升的飲水及食物
  • 此組別可欣賞埔里及鯉魚潭的美麗風光, dogs on leach allowed

Requirement

  • * join 104km required be finisher at least 50km of trail race (ITRA-3, better ITRA-4) (eg. The Beast Trail 50k, Ultra Maokong 50k)
  • * join 75km required be finisher at least 30km of trail race (ITRA-2, better TRA-3)  (eg. Run Through The Jungle 34k, The Beast Trail 25k)
  • * join 40km required be finisher at least 25km of trail race (ITRA-1) (eg. The Beast Trail 25k, Ultra Maokong 21km)
  • find your ITRA record and note it during registration: http://www.i-tra.org/community/
  • if you don`t have any ITRA please consider its difficulty and don’t hesitate contact us

需求:

  • 7*參加104公里需求: 至少完成50公里以上越野賽事(ITRA-3,最好是有ITRA-4) (例如: 野獸山徑50公里,ULTRA Maokong 50公里)
  • *參加75公里需求: 至少完成30公里以上越野賽事(ITRA-2,最好是有ITRA-3) (例如. 叢林野跑 34公里,野獸山徑25公里)
  • *參加40公里需求: 至少完成25公里以上越野賽事(ITRA-1) (例如: 野獸山徑25公里, Ultra Maokong 21km)
  • 請查閱您的ITRA點數並且在報名系統上加以備註: http://www.i-tra.org/community/
  • 如果您沒有任何ITRA點數,請考量賽程的困難度,並且不要猶豫聯絡我們~

Shortly about course

The course is designed that runner has to be almost independent, so call semi-autonomy. The time spent (irrelevant talk about distance) between check points can be long. Only in CP can gain liquid and energy for next stage, there are not any sources in mountains.

Participants has to follow strictly mandatory equipment and certain rules otherwise may be disqualified. Before and during the event will be random check of your gear, if you will miss any mandatory equipment you may not continue without it. You can let any garbage in CP, but don’t pollute on course.

賽道設計是主要目的是讓跑者能獨立自主,所以稱為半自助。檢查站與檢查站之間是相距時間非常長(不考量距離的話)。在山上沒有任何的資源,只有在檢查站會有液體飲料及能量補給。

參賽者必須嚴格遵守強制性裝備,否則喪失參賽資格,賽前或在任何一個檢查站裡,主辦單位會隨機的抽查裝備,如果缺少任何一件強制性裝備,將無法繼續賽程,主辦單位有權取消資格。途中如產生任何垃圾,請留置檢查站,請勿恣意丟棄山林中污染環境。

COURSE MAP

GPX and MAP download here (Google drive): https://tinyurl.com/FTmapgpx
DROPBOX (in case Google asking Share request): https://tinyurl.com/FT2023gpxmap

Formosa Trail on GOOGLE map

full screen online map: https://tinyurl.com/FTonlineMAP
original link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O5wRLEAzm1E1aYKJ-YNfjiVModI&usp=sharing

GPX FILES and orientation

notice:

  • GPX and MAPS: https://tinyurl.com/FTmapgpx
  • alternative download: https://tinyurl.com/FT2023gpxmap
  • If you use Android you can use “Locus Free” or “Maps.me”, if you use iPhone you can try “Maps.me”, you can send email to your self with .gpx or.kml (iPhone doesn’t allow download directly :/). Please don`t ask us how to use or upload to YOUR device in race day or during pickup.
  • Please understand that lost on course is not fault of organizers (we mark well, but it is huge area), and YOU may should use GPS device with uploaded course in case of need
  • NEVER give up and left course out of checkpoint, if CALL TO ORGANIZER. (please note it there is very bad access to CP-A, don`t give up there, you will have to wait long)
  • Left course (DNF) do in Check Point and clearly inform organizers. NEVER return in opposite direction of or sleep on course (you can take rest in CP-B1-B2 ,C1-C2.

注意事項:

  • GPX and MAPS: https://tinyurl.com/FTmapgpx
  • alternative download: https://tinyurl.com/FT2023gpx
  • 如果您使用的是Android系統, 您可以用””Locus Free””或””Maps.me””.使用iPhone可以用””Maps.me””, 您可以將.gpx或.kml地圖檔email給自己(iPhone不允許直接下載), 請勿於領取物資或賽事日詢問如何將路線上傳至您的裝置.
  • 主辦單位於賽事路線有清楚標示, 建議您使用路線地圖上傳至您的GPS裝置, 以防迷路時可以比對
  • 請勿於CP點外棄賽或離開賽道, (CP-A位置不好到達, 建議不要在這裡棄賽, 您等後回會場的時間會相當久)
  • 若狀況不好要棄賽, 請在CP告知工作人員, 請不要沿路線折回去會在賽道上睡覺(您可以在CP-B1-B2及CP-C1-C2 休息)

Official marking on course 賽道標示

  • BEAST RED/WHITE or ORANGE ribbons and REFLECTIVE stripe ribbons (another ribbons are not course of Formosa Trail but can help you keep trail)
  • and additional labels (eg. splits of 104/75, important turns. etc.)
  • we still recommend use gps device
  • there are many reflective TAGs on course since 2023 (to cpA1 and over 大尖山 to finish)
  • Beast RED/WHITE or 橘色帶反光的布條(其他布條不是Formosa Trial的標示,但仍可以協助您在步道上)
  • 其他標示(如: 104/75的分叉點標示, 關鍵轉彎處的標示等等)
  • 我們建議跑者使用GPS裝置
  • there are many reflective TAGs on course since 2023 (to cpA1 and over 大尖山 to finish)

Drop Bag for 104km

  • Participants can leave one small drop bag for check point C1=C2.
  • One transparent plastic bag and card will be provided to you during race pack collection period. Please ensure the bag has inner card with your BIB.
  • The CP-C bags must be dropped at starting point of the race in appropriate area (drop bag CP-C) before start of race.
  • All bags will be available in CP-C1-C2 after 10am and transfer back to venue after 11:30pm.
  • You have to collect drop bags before 10am on Sunday. Any bags not collected before this time may be disposed or reused. If you DNF in cpC you may take your drop bag.
  • Please note that the race organizers are not responsible for any loss or damage to any equipment in the drop bags, please do not leave valuable items in the bags.
  • Please note there is certain mandatory equipment for whole course (as head lamp, jacket, whistle, phone with Taiwan operator, space blanket,…)
  • What to include in drop bag?
    • Following section is long and include 1500m vertical ascent
    • You are heading to night and it may be cold!
    • Extra food
    • Spare Socks or shoes
    • Extra cloth
    • Extra batteries or spare light (good head lamp is mandatory on start, two lights are mandatory behind CP-C1!!)
    • We do not recommend put poles to drop bag (it may accidentally band)
    • Anti-chafing cream, tape,…
  • coordinates X: 23.9696, 121.0533
  • approximately distance: 10km & 25km
  • notice: use headlamp till cpA, split has reflective arrows
  • coordinates Y: 23.9405, 121.0287
  • approximately distance: 31.5km & 92.5km
  • notice: “T” shape of intersection
  • coordinates Z: 23.8952, 121.02074
  • approximately distance: 40km & 70km
  • “T” shape

Important Places and their coordinates

Important Places and their coordinates
placenamecoordinates
venueYCC Forest Campsite 緣溪行森林營地23.9738, 120.9940
cpA (↶ turn for 40km)Tea Farm 茶園23.9753, 121.0693
cpB (↶ turn for 40km)ORANGE house 橘子屋23.9261, 121.0283
cpC (↶ turn for 75km) Forest House (5km of forest road) 23.8890, 121.0075
cpD (temple) 加德宮 JIA DE TEMPLE 23.8997, 120.9781
cpD (camp)
相逢部落 camp
23.8944, 120.9909
Split and turn points
intersection X
23.9695, 121.0533
Turn point 75&104k關頭山23.9891, 121.1006
intersection Y23.9405, 121.0287
split Z 75/104km23.8952, 121.0205

TABLE – distance / elevation / cumulative

FT104distance (km)split (km)altitude (m.a.s.l.)cumulative + from start (m)cumulative – from start (m)cumulative + split (m)cumulative – split (m)cut time
start0.0053000004am start
X10.510.516401250-1101250-110 
cpA13.42.915201330-35080-240 
turn point ↶18.14.715351580-540250-190 
cpA22.84.715201770-790190-250 
X25.62.816402010-870240-80 
Y31.96.315502430-1400420-530 
cpB34.22.313102450-168020-28014:30 104/75k→DNF
Z40.05.814702830-1920380-240 
cpC144.84.814202980-2100150-18014:00 104→75k
16:00 104k/75k→DNF
Zhong Zheng50.25.47102980-28000-700 
spD54.54.36453000-288020-8016:00 104k→DNF
大尖山 2017m 61.77.220174420-29501420-70 
cpC272.010.314104520-3630100-68022:00 104k→DNF
Z76.84.814704700-3780180-150 
Wujie86.69.87604730-452030-740 
cpB289.83.213105280-4520550005:00 104k→DNF
Y92.12.315505560-4540280-20 
finish103.711.65305620-562060-1080<09:00
FT75distance (km)split (km)altitude (m.a.s.l.)cumulative + from start (m)cumulative – from start (m)cumulative + split (m)cumulative – split (m)cut time
start0.0053000004am start
X10.510.516401250-1101250-110 
cpA13.42.915201330-35080-240 
turn point ↶18.14.715351580-540250-190 
cpA22.84.715201770-790190-250 
X25.62.816402010-870240-80 
Y31.96.315502430-1400420-530 
cpB34.22.313102450-168020-28014:30 104/75k→DNF
Z40.05.814702830-1920380-240 
cpC44.84.814202980-2100150-18016:00 104k/75k→DNF
Z49.64.814703150-2250170-150 
Wujie59.49.87603200-299050-740 
cpB262.63.213103750-2990550021:00 75k→DNF
Y64.92.315504030-3010280-20 
finish76.511.65304090-409060-1080<24:00

FT40distance (km)split (km)altitude (m.a.s.l.)cumulative + from start (m)cumulative – from start (m)cumulative + split (m)cumulative – split (m)cut time
start0.0053000005:30am start
X10.510.516401250-1101250-110 
cpA13.42.915201330-35080-240 
X16.32.915501570-430240-80 
Y22.66.315501990-960420-530 
cpB24.92.313102010-124020-28016:00pm 40k→DNF
Y27.22.315502290-1260280-20 
finish38.811.65302340-234050-1080<18:30pm


FT18distance (km)split (km)altitude (m.a.s.l.)cumulative + from start (m)cumulative – from start (m)cumulative + split (m)cumulative – split (m)cut time
start0.00.053000008:00am start
cp108.06.0690360-210360-210 
cp0 = venue10.52.8520360-3800-170 
TOP13.51.7830670-3803100 
turn right – bridge15.52.12.1690-62020-240 
finish18.53.33.3690-6900-70 
FT10distance (km)split (km)altitude (m.a.s.l.)cumulative + from start (m)cumulative – from start (m)cumulative + split (m)cumulative – split (m)cut time
start0.00.053000008:30am start
cp108.06.0690360-210360-210 
finish10.02.0530360-1500-360