Mount Ugo Marathon 2017 (near Baguio)

This event has an equivalent two points if you are planning to join UTMB 2018 or the Ultra-Trail Tour du Mont-Blanc in the Alps in Europe, which requires a minimum of 15 points (9 old points) from a maximum of 3 races.

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Mount Ugo Marathon 2017 is the first event organized by the KOTM (King of the Mountain Trail Run Philippines) which is also a member of the ITRA (International Trail Running Association).

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Source: http://kotmtrailrun.com/mount-ugo-marathon/ 

It will happen on February 19, 2017, Sunday, at 4AM at Kayapa Central School, which is located in Nueva Vizcaya, a neighbouring province of Benguet. It will have two categories, which is the 42-K marathon and 21-K half-marathon. The marathon organizers will be implementing cut-off times for the two categories of the trail marathon. It will be 10 hours for the marathon while the half-marathon will be having 5 hours.

In order to join, you must be 18 years old on race day and must have officially finished a 21-kilometer road run or trail run, which must be verifiable over the internet.  You can read the official rules and guidelines for the race found at KOTM RACE RULES and GUIDELINES or you may click the link below: http://kotmtrailrun.com/about-kotm/race-rules-and-guidelines/

Registration fees are as follows:

  • Marathon – Php 2,000.00 for local entrants, US$ 50.00 for foreign entrants
  • Half Marathon – Php 1,500.00 for local entrants, US$ 35.00 for foreign entrants

The registration will be inclusive of trail fees, event shirt, pre-race snacks and post-race meal and official finishers will receive a finisher’s token.

If you are interested to join, you can deposit your registration fees at the following banks:

  • Bank Deposit: (Local Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account
    Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
  • Bank Deposit: (Foreign Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account
    Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
    Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
    Please refer to your bank’s current PHP rate vis-a-vis USD.
    Telephone contact number for record is 63 999 998 7654

Write the following information in the deposit slip:

  • Complete name of runner
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Nationality
  • Shirt size (Asian standard sizing)
  • Qualifying race

After depositing the registration fees, you must send a copy of the deposit slip, either photograph or scanned copy, and email to 2017kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2017 MUM) and wait for an acknowledgement email for confirmation of your registration.

There will be no drop bag station but a baggage counter will be available at the start/finish line. Organizers will not allow support vehicles during the race.

You can read additional information regarding this event at the website of KOTM.

References:

http://www.i-tra.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-Trail_du_Mont-Blanc
http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/20/UTMB%C2%AE.html
http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/17/courses%20qualificatives%20regles.html
http://www.i-tra.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nueva_Vizcaya