Race Categories


Please be informed that the Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon will be held on the 15 October this year with a modifications to the route and for only 120 participants, despite initial proposals to postpone the event due to the earthquake and current economic conditions. Participation would be by invitation to Elite runners for the summit race only that will start and ends at Kinabalu Park with a total of 26km.

Participants are required to fulfill below mentioned criteria in order to qualify as an Elite Runner:-

  1. The invitation will be for runners that has participated and completed the summit race within the time in the Climbathon 2013 or 2014. Or;
  2. Completed in any of a recognizable mountain or the adventure race event that has a race route reaching up to or beyond 2000 meters (with proof of results). Or;
  3. Recommended (in writing) by their country’s national mountain race / athletic body or any other organisation that the Climbathon organiser will recognize.


  1. Elite Men
  2. Elite Women