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Runners Wild Bario 2017

May 20, 2017

Bario Runners WildRunners Wild is a trail run that will take runners into some of the wildest destinations in the region.  Runners Wild in Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia is a run for the experienced trail runner or experienced outdoor enthusiasts.  Runners will find themselves flying into a tropical mountainous region where temperatures can soar into the high 30s in the mid day and drop to a low 18 degrees Celsius at nights.  The 50 kilometer course will run through picturesque villages, pristine forests, rice fields and past many long houses of the Kelabit people  who populate the highlands. Runners Wild seeks to bring the hardy adventurer into the unexplored while still providing the best running experience for each and every one of their runners.

Runners Wild’s mantra is to to work with the community to create a long term viable event that will help to positively impact the community.  Currently the event is being used promote tourism in Bario, train a local team on event and race organisation and also to work with the school in Bario on various programs which include a Junior Journalist program and a school athletics program.  They have also created a new tourism website for the community,  www.barioexperience.com, which they maintain for the community because of the low internet penetration in the Kelabit Highlands. All these programs will be handed over in stages to the community to manage over time with continued overseeing and input from their team in Kuala Lumpur.

BARIO, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA. 

Why Bario? We chose it simply because its a beautiful place, nestled in the mountains of Sarawak and for runners it would be a great experience with the much cooler climate to run in especially for runners from the warmer climates of South East Asia. The people of Bario are quick with their smiles and are welcoming to all guests. It is one of the purest furthest flung societies in Malaysia and thus has remained untouched by commercialisiation.

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Date:
May 20, 2017
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Venue

Bario
Bario
Miri, Sarawak Malaysia
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Organizer

Specialized Sports Services
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+6012 3311 398
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