Explore Your Backyard 3.0 – Prizes and Sponsors

We’re very excited about Explore Your Backyard 3.0 – The Hills of Tucheng and are now ready to announce the preliminary prizes for top finishers in the 16km and 10km events as well as treasure hunt prizes for the 7km hike.


Side note: We ran the 16km course about a week ago, and you will definitely have to earn your medal for this event. It’s a tough one. We will be sending out another email with some advice about the course later this week.

Now about the prizes, please see image below for the preliminary prize awards for the event. There might be some last minute changes or additions to these as we move forward. We’re very grateful to our sponsors who have provided about 150,000 NTD in prizes for this year’s event. Please see a little more information about them below and visit their pages to learn more about them.

Explore Your Backyard Prizes

About the Sponsors:


Tecnica is an Italian sportswear manufacturer, that makes really great trail running shoes. Runivore Will tried out the Inferno X lite 3.0 and gave them a thumbs up. You will definitely need good trail running shoes to perform well during the race. So drop by their Facebook and peruse their offerings. Top finishers of EYB 3.0 will be awarded Tecnica trail shoes.  https://www.facebook.com/tecnicatw/

Tecnica Shoes

Ultimate Direction

When it comes to hydration and nutrition packs, belts, and handhelds, the best athletes in the trail running world choose UD. It has helped us Runivores and Taiwan Beast Runners finish multiple 100km races. They are light, comfortable, durable, easy to clean, and have tons of awesome pockets to hide all the goodies you need for your outdoor adventures. UD will be awarding top finishers with several belt types and handheld solutions – SEE IMAGES HERE. Check out all of their stuff here: https://www.facebook.com/UltimateDirectiontw/ 



Compressport makes really awesome high performance gear. Compression socks, breathable shirts and shorts, sweatbands and wristbands, if they’re made by Compressport you know they will help you do your best when racing or training. They are great supporters of trail races throughout Taiwan and the world (they sponsored the Tarawera Ultramarathon 102km race – part of the sponsorship was giving us a Compressport shirt, this is now my favorite shirt). They have some great sweatbands and wristbands for top finishers of EYB. Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/compressporttaiwan/ 

Compressport TAiwan

Elmore Oil

If you got aches and pains, just rub some of this natural soothing oil and watch the pain go away. Elmore Oil has helped athletes recover from post race and post training aches and pains for as long as team Runivore has been around. Stop by Dean’s booth during the race and check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elmoreoil.tw/

Elmore Oil


Trusted by professionals, Suunto makes world renowned sports watches, dive computers and precision instruments for the toughest conditions. The trail runners we know really talk highly about the precision they get from their SUUNTO watches. Check out their booth at the event and see their latest online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SuuntoTaiwan/

SUUNTO Spartan Collection

Trail Book By Captain Tiger (Tseng Wei-Jay)

Captain Tiger is one of the most knowledgeable authorities on hiking through the high mountains of Taiwan. He has led many groups on adventures filled with wonder – we had the pleasure of joining him on an awesome trip last year in the foothills of Snow Mountain. You can pick up his book as well as other products from the publisher at the event. Check out the publisher here: Captain Tiger Trail Book

Captain Tiger Trail Book


Hey that’s us, a sports nutrition company started by three dudes who couldn’t find healthy and powerful fuel for our adventures around the island. We use our bars to help us take on 100km races, epic full day adventures in the mountains, or just as a healthy and nutritious snack in the office. I’m having one right now actually. Stop by our booth and get a free chia fresca after your run, also you can always pick up some of our bars at www.runivore.com

Runivore Energy Bars

Taiwan Beast Runners

Our co-organizers, Taiwan Beast Runners, are changing the world of trail running in Taiwan. They host several epic races around the island. The Beast Trail coming at end of May is next on the horizon and Formosa Trail coming in the fall are some of their most challenging and beautiful events on the island (and perhaps in Asia). Check them out here: www.taiwanbeastrunners.com 

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 4.10.43 PM

We want to say thank you to all the sponsors and all the runners and most importantly volunteers for your participation. See you on April 8th.

More info: www.taiwanathon.com 

Follow Us

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Monthly Newsletter

No spam, only monthly recaps of the top stories and key updates.

Related Posts