Run site now confirmed
Run-site: Lentang forest reserve (close to Bukit Tinggi, on the way towards Bentong)
Travel Time: Should be less than 1 hour, but depends on your starting point
Date: Sunday 5th May, 2019
Registration: 1:15 – 1:45 pm
Run Starts at: 2:00 pm
Hares: Lai family
Entrance fees: the forest reserve charges an entrance fee – RM3.00 for adults and RM1.50 for children. Usually it’s more for non-Malaysians, but the hare has negotiated the same price for all.
If you’ve ever driven East on the Karak highway / LPT (e.g. to the East coast) then you’ll have seen this little R&R before Bentong. And if you’ve stopped here, then you’ll know there’s a picnic area by a pretty stream that climbs up the hills to the South.
There are car parks on both sides of the highway, plus a tunnel connecting the two sides. We will be parking inside the Forest Reserve on the South side (i.e. on the right as you’re driving towards Kuantan), so we will take a small exit on the left and then drive under the highway to reach the R&R and then the runsite.
As usual, we will have cold drinks on sale, plus hot dogs (made with premium Victoria Crest sausages), so bring your pocket-money.
All are welcome, including non-members (‘guests’), who can just turn up and go to our registration desk, to sign in and pay the guest fee of RM10 per kid.
It’s essential for everyone (members and guests) to sign in before the run and sign out after the run, so we know that nobody is lost.
As with most run-sites, it’s easy to get there if you let Waze or Google Maps help you navigate.
And with this site, you just need to search for “Lentang Recreational Forest”, which is right off the highway – no little roads to worry about this month. Then drive up and through the gate (paying the entrance fee) into the forest reserve.
If you miss the Lentang turn-off, you’ll need to wait for a junction with a U-turn – you will pass a new Shell petrol station soon after, and then a Petronas station, before you get to a suitable junction.
Once you get there, follow our yellow bunny signs and look for junior hashers – this area is also popular with ‘normal’ people.