REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

To take part in QUEEN of the JUNGLE, there is no mandatory requirement.  The race itself is a way to surpass oneself and finishing QUEEN within the cut off time is the main objective.  However it is recommended each runner has some experience in trail running.  An experience of finishing 2 trail races of 30k minimum the last two years is recommended.  We also ask every runner to take note of the race regulation and the most important points below. 

FINISHER & RANKING RULES

QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE is a stage race with a total distance of 140k to cover in 3 days as follow: 1st day 55k and 3’150m+; 2nd day 42k and 2’200m+; 3rd day 43k and 3’050m+. Being Finisher QUEEN of the JUNGLE requires the team to have completed the full distance of the 3 stages within the time limit. A ranking by time (time addition of the 3 days) will be done to define the ranks.  A ranking by kilometers (Finisher PRINCESS of the JUNGLE) is also planned for teams that have not been able to run the full distance on one or several stages. To be Finisher PRINCESS of the JUNGLE, the team must imperatively run at least all the stages reduced as follow: 32k and 1’900m+ the 1st day (finish line in an advanced position), 31k and 1’450m+ the 2nd day (starting line in a backward position), 32k and 2’250m+ the 3rd day (starting line in a backward position). A ranking by kilometers will be calculated by adding the total number of kilometers ran during the 3 days.  It is important to take note that for the 2nd and 3rd stages, the starting line is in a backward position. It is one of the main features of the race. On the 2nd and 3rd day before the start, all teams according to their shape must decide and tell the organization if they decide to run the full distance or the reduced distance. By choosing the full distance, the target is to be Finisher QUEEN of the JUNGLE, but the risk is to get nothing if the team is not able to finish the full stage within the time limit: indeed being Finisher PRINCESS of the JUNGLE requires finishing the reduced stages as defined above. By choosing the reduced distance, the team drops the target QUEEN of the JUNGLE to focus on the target Finisher PRINCESS of the JUNGLE.

DNF & ABANDON

A cut-off time template is available on this web site. It is very important to read it in details and to have a copy during the race. Each team that arrives at the Check Points outside the time limit will be stopped and considered as DNF for the daily stage. The team will be repatriated by the organization to the daily finish line. The next day they could continue the race in off only and they could neither be Finisher QUEEN of the JUNGLE nor Finisher PRINCESS of the JUNGLE. In consequence it is essential to sharply evaluate one’s daily shape and pace.  It is forbidden to DNF between check points. If you decide to abandon the race, you can do it only at an organized official check point. They are with a distance of 10-15k maximum. Each runner has to evaluate his own level of fatigue at each CP before taking the decision to continue. They couldn’t claim to be repatriated if they stop outside a check point (except for injury).

EQUIPMENT

Your safety depends upon the quality of that which you have in your pack. Obligatory equipment is required to join QUEEN of the JUNGLE. It is important to note it as only minimum mandatory equipment. Each runner must adapt her gear according her needs and running pace. An additional list with recommended equipment is offered to help the runners.  It is strictly forbidden to quit the race outside the Check Points. If a team decides to abandon, it is possible to do it at the check points only. The maximum distance between 2 CPs is 15k. At at each station each team must evaluate its fatigue level before taking the decision to continue running. No team could pretend to be repatriated to the overnight village or Chiang Mai if they don't respect this rule (except injury).

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT IN BACKPACK

  • Mobile phone with Thai SIM Card (True Move, AIS, DTAC)
  • A Smartphone or a GPS device by team with the race route already downloaded
  • Identity papers
  • Thai THB 1000 in small bank notes
  • One headlight torche in good working condition with replacement batteries
  • Survival blanket 1.40m x 2m minimum
  • Whistle
  • Micropur purification pills (10 units)
  • Adhesive elastic band enable making a bandage or a strapping (mini 100cm x 6 cm)
  • Personal cup or water can*
  • Stock of water minimum 1.5 liter
  • Food reserve
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Warm long-sleeve shirt and long running leggings (can be overnight clothes)

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT IN BACKPACK

  • Anti-mosquito spray
  • Sun cream
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Walking poles for security on slippery ground in case of rain**

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT IN SPARE-BAG

  • Changing clothes (2 extra sets)
  • Energizing reserve
  • Anti chafing cream
  • Compeed patches
  • Microfiber towel*
  • Shower gel small container, travel toothbrush and paste*
  • Flip-Flops*

* Included in the ultra-light package offered by the organization

** You must keep them throughout the whole of the race. No poles will be allowed in the spare bags.

MARKING & REFERENCE POINTS

The route will be marked orange ribbons, reflective signs, arrows and crosses. There will be marshals at some difficult points. Be attentive. Check the way at every crossing. With fatigue you can make mistakes or animals can remove some marks. If you don’t see any marks after 20 minutes, turn around and go to the previous one. Check also the reference point ‘signs’ all along the race route, spaced around every 30 minutes at the slower runners’ pace. Tell the race organisers the last sign that you have passed to help rescuers find the location.

EATING & DRINKING

It’s a key point of success to manage efficiently your own food and water reserve during the race. Race is in semi autonomy; there will be 13 refreshments stations (every 10-15k) on the track with water, coke, fruits, and meals. You will also find water in shops in some villages or directly from rivers (with Micropure pills). Always plan efficiently in advance your reserve of water.

OBLIGATORY INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE

Each runner has to be in ownership of individual accident insurance covering possible expenses of search and rescue in Thailand.

ALERT IN AN EMERGENCY

If you or another competitor are immobilized:- Call the race HQ emergency number- Give your position and reference point- Explain simply the situation If you are in difficulty and telephone network is unavailable:- Wait for another runner and try to find an area where network is available together- Wait for a third runner and ask to alert the closest member of the organization- Stay with the second runner until the rescue team arrives

REMEMBER

Assisting an injured runner in difficulty is an absolute must. It is obligatory to have with you a mobile phone with international or local roaming and the emergency number registered. To save battery, think about de-activating certain options. It is obligatory to have a Smartphone or a tracking GPS device with the GPX track registered. To have battery during the whole race, think about finding the best adjustments and an extra battery.

ECO RESPONSIBILITY

The activity, trail-running, takes place in open country, in contact to the flora and fauna and in exceptional landscapes. This environment is fragile; each trail-runner must respect it and participate in its conservation. QUEEN of the JUNGLE route crosses two national parks and one wildlife sanctuary. We are counting on you to adopt a responsible attitude and encourage those accompanying you share it.  It is strictly prohibited to leave litter in the nature. Any runner seen throwing his rubbish on the course will be automatically disqualified. All your rubbish during the race must be put in to the small pouch which will be given to you with your race-bib; don't forget to empty it periodically in the rubbish bins provided for this at the refreshment posts.  No paper handkerchiefs, no soiled toilet paper along the race route. Each runner will receive, along with his race-bib, 2 plastic bags in which to transport their soiled tissues and toilet paper to the next rubbish-bin.