The venue for the start of this year’s race is Beliong in Asajaya, located some 38 km from Kuching. The race theme is “The Dragon’s Challenge”: Beliong in the local Chinese dialect means “kiss of the dragon” and this year’s event highlights the communities and scenery of this island on Kuching’s doorstep. Culture and history aside, the area provides a beautiful backdrop for the XC MTB and some great trails for the event running categories.
Very near to Kuching, yet isolated on an island, Beliong is home to three vibrant communities, each with their own cultural expressions. More recently, the impressive Chinese temple there has become a local attraction for devotees and local tourists alike. Perhaps lesser well known are the numerous trails and trekking opportunities that link the various communities and the numerous orchards, farms and plantations on the island. The SAC 6.0 will feature all these attractions as competitors cover the extensive trail and road network including:- Beliong town (start / finish), Chinese, Iban & Malay communities, traditional river crossings, fruit orchards, as well as MTB and Running Trails.
To encourage more participation, the SAC has expanded the number of race categories. For 2022 there will be 14 race categories including the signature Duathalon as well as Sprint Duathalon, individual MTB, Trail running and veterans events. The registration Cut-Off date is 18th September 2022 (Sunday).
22nd July (Friday): Event Launch / Registration Starts
18th September (Sunday) Registration Ends
22nd October (Saturday) Race Pack Collection in Kuching
23rd October (Sunday) Event Date (8:00 am - 15:00 pm)