Infos - FAQ
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions asked.
We will keep updating this page for any other questions that you may have.
Can a companion take part in the touristic program?
Yes, for the same price, a companion will be able to take part in the tours with a runner/walker.
Can we see the runners/walkers on the different tracks?
Yes, at the different supply points. From there, you will be able to go up or down the track on foot. The race is a trail in the middle of nature, which makes it impossible to follow from start to finish by car.
Can we follow the runners/walkers with a bike?
No, the tracks (sands, rice fields, small rivers, etc.) are not possible to follow.
Is there a special program for the companions?
Yes, SDPO has organized a Grand Humanitarian Walk “Mr. Red Nose” for the benefit of the Cambodian children. A hundred children will accompany them in this solidarity march.
Are there humanitarian actions planned?
For more than 20 years, SDPO has been engaged in humanitarian actions. For UTA, we have chosen to financially help 3 NGOs. They will provide support at the supply points along the race.
Can we engage in this humanitarian action?
YES, you can already help us by simply collecting funds from your friends, families, businesses, cities, employees and representative committees. You can also launch some crowd funding operations. The money raised will be donated directly to the NGOs in your presence.
Walk and Hike
Will the Walk and Hike participants and runners have the same tracks?
Yes, the Walk and Hike event will take place on the Temple Run of Angkor – a 16 km course but without the competitive spirit. It will not be timed.
How will the Walk and Hike participants get to the starting line?
The participants will be brought to the starting line with the runners of the Jungle Trail and the Nordic Walkers. They will have the same briefing and take the same shuttle bus.
Runners and Nordic Walking
Will the organization provide accommodation?
Yes, we have booked rooms in different 3*, 4* and 5* hotels. However, SDPO does not impose anything, this is just an advice for easy planning.
What are the advantages of booking rooms with the organization?
You will benefit from free shuttles from the hotels, to the gathering place in the archeological site, and back to the hotels. There is also a transfer organized from the airport to the hotels upon arrival and departure.
Does the organization propose touristic tours surrounding the races?
YES, there are several tours and extensions made possible, so you can discover the beauty of Cambodia and two pre-tours via Vietnam. All info on: https://ultratrail-angkor.com/?page_id=3073
How to register?
You can subscribe online with different payment methods and be covered by your credit card insurance.
Your subscription will be possible via our new platform: http://racebooking.sdpo.com
Who can register?
The events are international and open to any competitor, professional runner or amateur (a medical certificate is required for everybody), with the following categories: hope, senior, master, men and women.
• A minimum age of 18 is required to participate in the Ultra Trail of Angkor (100 km)
• A minimum age of 18 is required to participate in the Angkor Bayon Trail (64 km)
• A minimum age of 18 is required to participate in the Angkor Marathon Trail (42 km)
• A minimum age of 18 is required to participate in the Angkor Jungle Trail (32 km)
• A minimum age of 16 is required to participate in the Angkor Temple Run (16 km)
• A minimum age of 16 is required to participate in the Angkor Nordic Walking (16 km)
For UTA 100, it is recommended that the participant has at least participated in one marathon or one trail of a distance of over 40 km in a calendar year.
Can I register on the day of the bib distribution?
YES, you can but you may be asked to pay a little extra - as we need to organize the food and water for the supply points, accommodations, transfers, and T-shirts before the race. That is why we recommend that you register as soon as possible.
Is the medical certificate mandatory for the races?
YES, it is mandatory and you will have to present it at the bib distribution site.
Participation in the races is subject to the presentation of a valid license - proving the possession of a medical certificate that authorizes the participant to the competitive practice, according to the corresponding regulation: “able to participate in the competition of running” or “no contraindication for the competition of running”.
For runners who do not have a license, they must present a medical certificate or a copy issued no later than January 14, 2021, and dated less than one year from the event (preferably by a sport specialized doctor).
In case of non-presentation of the medical certificate and to avoid being disqualified, the competitor agrees to sign a discharge “Waiver and Disclaimer”, and becomes solely responsible in case of physical problems that he/she may encounter during the race.
Is there a mandatory material for the race?
Yes, you need to check the Regulations and Principles of the Ultra-Trail of Angkor.
Is the entrance fee included in the bib?
Yes, of course. We, the SDPO, are a team of volunteers whose only goal is to satisfy you. One of our objectives is to offer you an appropriate price for the race with the greatest benefits. So YES, the entrance fee is included in the price, but only for the race. This pass does not allow visits to the temples.
What is the maximum time allowed on the different events?
– Ultra-Trail of Angkor – 100 km – 21 h 53 ► 4,57 km/h
– Angkor Bayon Trail – 64 km – 12 h ► 5,33 km/h
– Angkor Marathon Trail – 42 km – 7 h 53 ► 5,33 km/h
– Angkor Jungle Trail – 32 km – 6h ► 5,33 km/h
– Angkor Temple Run – 16 km – 3h ► 5,33 km/h
– Angkor Nordic Walking – 16 km – 4h ► 4km/h
Are the UTA events qualifying for the UTMB?
YES, on certain tests. ITRA has upgraded its race evaluation service. This service introduces a major update of the scale of points (from now on a scale of 1 to 6 points):
That’s 4 points for UTA 100/3 points for the Bayon Angkor Trail -BT 64 – 1 point for the Marathon Trail. The number of points is also dependent on the points of refueling.
Where will the bibs distribution take place? What are the schedules?
You will be able to receive your bib number at the Angkor Paradise Hotel in Siem Reap (address: National road N°6 (Airport Road), Phum Sala Kanseng, Sangkat Svay Dangkoum, Siem Reap):
– Thursday, 14 January 2021, from 10AM to 7PM,
– Friday, 15 January 2021, from 9AM to 6PM.
If I cannot be at the bib distribution site, can a friend take it on my behalf?
Yes, but your friend will have to present an authorization letter from you with a copy of your ID/passport and your medical certificate/license.
If I can’t run or I am injured, can I give my bib to someone else?
Bib transfers will ONLY be admitted until December 15, 2020, at the same distance. There will be no transfers after that.
For the bib transfer, you will have to send an e-mail to SDPO: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t come or I am injured, can I be refunded?
Every participant should subscribe for a cancellation insurance at their own expense. If you can’t come after you have submitted your subscription to SDPO, you will find the repayment conditions here: Article 11 of the regulations.
Do you provide safety pins?
No, every runner/walker will have to bring their own pins or bib holder.
Can we have assistance during the race?
Yes, but only surrounding the supply points.
Where are the meeting points?
All the shuttles for the starting lines will leave from the Elephant Terrace.
Are the vehicles planned to transport participants to the Elephant Terrace (a village race where all the race briefings will be held)?
Only the participants who have opted the tourist programs or the race package will benefit from free shuttles. An identification bracelet for the shuttles will be given to them at the bibs distribution site.
If I don’t choose the tourist program or race package offered by the organization, how may I book my transfer to the Elephant Terrace?
A reservation and payment of 5 $ will be organized at the bib distribution site at Angkor Paradise Hotel. After the payment, an identification bracelet for the shuttles will be given to them.
From where do the shuttles leave for Elephant Terrace?
All shuttles will leave from the Angkor Paradise Hotel (bib distribution site).
As a reminder, only those with reservations for this transfer will be allowed on the shuttles.
How early before the start do we have to be ready on site?
Runners/walkers will have to be at the starting lines (Elephant Terrace) at least 30 minutes before the departure for the pre-race briefing.
In case you are late, you will have 30 minutes after the official start for you to take your turn. However, your delay will not be deducted from your arrival time. After 30 minutes, the runner will not be able to be ranked and will be disqualified.
Is there transportation for the runners to go to each starting line?
Yes, there are shuttle buses from the Elephant Terrace to the different starting lines. They will take the runners to their respective starting lines after the race briefing. There is a 20 to 40-minute transfer depending on the race.
Is it possible to have the GPS track?
Yes, the tracks will be available on our website.
How are the tracks marked out?
In addition to the downloadable GPS track, our tracks are well indicated by day and night.
Red and white construction site markers are visible on site (sometimes biodegradable).
Red & yellow flashing arrows and banner can be seen for night race.
What are the race departure times ?
All the events will be held on a single day with staggered schedules.
The running of the competition is planned as follows:
On Saturday, 16 January at 4.00* am for the Ultra Trail of Angkor, 100 Km (UTA 100)
On Saturday, 16 January at 4.00* am for the Angkor Bayon Trail (64 km)
On Saturday, 16 January at 6.00* am for the Angkor Marathon Trail (42 km)
On Saturday, 16 January at 7.00* am for the Angkor Jungle Trail (32 km)
On Saturday, 16 January at 8.30* am for Angkor Temple Run (16 km)
On Saturday, 16 January at 8.40* am for Angkor Nordic Walking (16 km)
On Saturday, 16 January at 9.00* am for Angkor Humanitarian Walking (5 km)
* S.D.P.O. draws your attention to these programmed schedules which can be modified according to certain requirements.
Is the start of the events located at the same place as the arrival zone ?
YES, for UTA 100 and Bayon Trail 64 km
NO, for Marathon Trail 42, Jungle Trail 32, Temple Run 16, Nordic Walking 16, Walking and Hiking 16
For all (except for UTA), the meeting point is at the Elephant Terrace. This prestigious site for Cambodians is located in front of the ruins of the Royal Palace, close to the city of Angkor Thom. From the Elephant Terrace and after the briefing by Gregoire, the Race Director, you will be transferred by bus to your specific starting line. For your tracks to be as attractive as possible, we chose, like last year, to bring you as far as possible, given your race distance.
Where are the finish lines?
All the finish lines are at the Elephant Terrace.
Is there a changing room for the event?
Yes, your bags will be identified with your name and stowed on the meeting point/finish line.
Will it be possible to take a shower after the race?
No, there will be no showers. You need to take your own necessities (wipes, etc.).
Will runners from the 100 UTA be able to change mid race?
Yes, your bags will be accessible in the changing room if you need to change.
Is there a daycare for children?
No, we do not plan any daycares, you will have to make your own arrangements.
What are the endowment and awards for the participants?
You will receive a T-Shirt upon your bib delivery.
After the race at the finish line, a commemorative medal will be presented to all the participants.
For the 100 UTA, the 64 Bayon Trail and the 42 Marathon Trail, every runner passing the finish line will receive a finisher T-Shirt.
For the awards, check the Regulations and Principles of the race on: https://ultratrail-angkor.com/en/rules/
Do we need a visa to come to Cambodia?
Yes, a visa is mandatory. You will need a passport with at least a 6-month validity after your departure and a picture of yourself. The visa can be purchased upon your arrival at the airport for 30$.
Please make sure your passport is within the date limits.
Is there a cancellation insurance?
No, we do not offer any cancellation insurances. The participant should make arrangements with their own personal insurance within the given time.
In case there is no race assistance/repatriation insurances, I understand that I will have to put forward the funds for the first aid and primary transport. I am therefore only responsible of the medical aid after the race and I will personally take steps with my insurance.
Do we know how many runners there will be?
No, since the subscriptions change every day.
Is it possible for someone to give me supplies during the race?
Yes, it’s possible!
Find the Sizing Guide in English: https://www.decathlon.com.kh/content/size_guide/sizeguide_en.html#fc
Participation in the race is subject to the presentation of a valid license - proving the possession of a medical certificate that authorize the participant to the competitive practice, according to the corresponding regulation: “able to participate in the competition of running” or ” no contraindication for the competition of running”.
For the runner who does not have a license, they must present a medical certificate or a copy issued no later than January 16, 2021, and dated less than one year from the event (preferably by a sport specialized doctor). Only the organization’s medical form will be accepted
The medical certificate must be presented at the distribution of the bibs
*In case of non-presentation of the medical certificate and to avoid being disqualified, the competitor agrees to sign a discharge “Waiver and Disclaimer”, and becomes solely responsible in case of physical problems that he/she may encounter during the race.