2020 Kalaw 51K Ultra Marathon


December 12 @ 6:15am to 4:30pm
Event Location: Kalaw Heritage Hotel, Kalaw 

The KTR Ultra 51K is a challenging course with a total elevation of 2075m and it's highest point at 1607m. Whilst not long by international ultra distance standards, the course is certainly tough enough to test most trail runners. With hydration, nutrition and water stations every 10-12km it is it is ideal for the "first time" ultra marathon trail runner also. 

Starting and finishing at the Kalaw Heritage Hotel the course leaves the town after a gentle 4km climb along back streets before entering the hills and trails. Passing through 10 villages, several monasteries, crossing streams and rice fields, and taking you through some amazingly fertile farming lands, the trail enters back into Kalaw after a quick run through a pine forest and down to the railway station before returning up the road to the finish at the Kalaw Heritage Hotel.

We do hope you not only enjoy your run, but also the warmth and hospitality of the Kalaw community and all that this this beautiful region has to offer.


So please read on for all relevant  event information. If you still have questions by the end of this document please don't hesitate to contact us via email: kalaw.trail.run@gmail.com

See you on 12th December 2020

KTR Organising Committee.

Maps and Information

Course Elevation: 51K

PDF Route Map: 51K  

GPX Route Map:51K 

How to use a GPX file on your phone

Event Handbook (uploaded 23/10)

Start Times

6:15am sharp!

The mandatory gear check will commence at 5:45am with the Race Briefing at 6:00am


  • It is your responsibility to ensure you have all the mandatory gear as noted in the Event Handbook when you arrive for the 6:00am gear check

  • You need to be carrying 1 litre of water at the start of the race and this should be refilled at each water station

  • Cut off times as per the Event Handbook, will be strictly enforced

  • Runners must ensure that their Bib numbers are checked off as they pass through each checkpoint

  • Failure to abide by these guidelines and those in the Event Handbook will result in disqualification

Bag Drop

Runners are welcome to leave a labelled bag with clean clothes, food etc at the Bag Drop Off Point  near the Start/Finish line. Whilst all care will be taken, please avoid placing any valuables in your bags.

As per the Event Handbook the facility to have a drop bag taken to a checkpoint on the course is currently not offered. We have ensured that water, 100Plus, and various fruits are available at each checkpoint. You are responsible for carrying any additional food such as gels, bars nuts, electrolytes that you wish to consume during the run.