2nd Year of Mount Polis Trail Run (not in Baguio)

Come and join the Mount Polis Trail Run which is now on its second year.

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Source: Mount Polis II Trail Run

 

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Source: Igorot Trail Runner

The second Mount Polis Trail Run happening on 22 October 2017 will have the Lao-ingan Day Care Center as its beneficiary.

Four categories are included for this year’s trail run, namely 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories.

Registration fees for the different categories are as follows:

  • 42K – Php 2,200.00
  • 21K – Php 1,200.00
  • 10K – Php 750.00
  • 5K – Php 500.00

You can register at the LAGALAG Store located in at the basement of Casa Vallejo in Upper Session Road in Baguio City or you can choose to do an online registration by depositing your registration fees with the following details:

  • Philippine National Bank (PNB)
  • Account Name: Jomar P. Buclay
  • Account Number: 566366200019
  • Scan the receipt with full name, gender, shirt size
  • Contact Person:
    • Jomar P Buclay (Facebook Account)
    • Igorot Trail Runner (Facebook Page)
    • 0949-7004977
    • 0956-8540019
    • Paul Bill Mapangdol with mobile number of 0907-0659972

All registrations are inclusive of the following items:

  • Environmental Fees
  • Race BIB
  • Certificate
  • Carboloading
  • Post-Run Meal
  • Igorot Trail Runner’s Tokens for all 5K, 10K, 21K & 42K Finishers
  • Finisher’s Shirt – short sleeves  for all 5k, 10K, 21K & 42k Finishers

All 42K and 21K participants who successfully FINISH the trail run will receive a Finisher’s Medal.

Assembly time will be at four in the morning at Pak-as Elementary School in Otocan Sur. Start of the trail run will be at 5:30 AM with a cut-off time of 14 hours for 42K runners and 8 hours for 21K participants.

All participants are expected to be physically and mentally prepared for the trail run since Mount Polis has a high altitude that reaches up to 2000 metres above sea level. The trail race will include long and steep climbs, extended distance and time between aid stations plus unexpected severe weather conditions. Every trail runner is expected to be fully aware of potentially falling along ridge lines and mountainsides and crossing water terrain is also necessary to finish the race.

You need to bring an efficient headlamp or flashlight lasting for almost eight hours and rain jacket, thermal blanket or windbreakers to protect you against harsh weather conditions. Foods with at least 1,500 to 2,000 calories are necessary for 21K and 42K participants as well as water carrier with at least 1,000 ml capacity for 21K and 42K runners while 500 ml for 5K and 10K runners are already sufficient. Do not forget to bring a working mobile phone or cellphones and take note of the contact numbers of the organizer, JOMAR which is 0947-7004977 and 0956-8540019 plus bring a whistle in case emergency is needed or you get lost along the trail. You can also bring sleeping bags if you need to make a full rest.

Medical Certificates should be presented and no refund will be allowed. Race categories and race entries are non-transferrable and littering is strictly prohibited along the race route. Respect for villagers and local people along the race track should be shown and smoking is not allowed. Be helpful to your fellow runners who are in need of assistance.

How to get to Pak-as, Otucan Sur:

From Baguio City:

  • D’Rising Sun trans-Otucan bus
    • D’Rising Sun Terminal at Sto. Niño Slaughterhouse, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City.
    • The Departure Time is at 7:30 AM.
    • The destination is Otucan Sur.
  • EmClean Van transport
    • EmClean Gas Station at Sto. Niño Slaughterhouse, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City.
    • Time of Departure is between 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • The destination is up to Abatan, Bauko.
  • Abatan-Baguio Van transport
    • La Trinidad Jeepney Terminal at Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
    • Time of Departure between 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • The destination is up to Abatan, Bauko.

From Bontoc City:

  • Bontoc-Abatan Van transport
    • Located at PNB Compound.
    • Also located beside the Commercial Center at Bontoc Circle.
    • Time of Departure is between 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Kindly request the driver to be dropped at Pak-as, Otucan Sur.

From Abatan, Bauko:

  • Abatan-Bontoc Van transport
    • Vans are found at the Abatan Junction.
    • Time of Departure is between 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Kindly request the driver to be dropped at Pak-as, Otucan Sur.

Sources:

Igorot Trail Runner Facebook Page
Mount Polis Trail Run II

See The Beauty of Bontoc (not in Baguio)

Celebrate the beauty of Bontoc, Mountain Province by joining in the 109th celebration of their founding anniversary. 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Am-among-Festival-624010537713416/

A trail run organised in conjunction with the 109th Bontoc Foundation Day will surely captivate your trail running soul. The trail run dubbed as “Am-among Trail Run 2017” with a theme of “BONTOC @ 109: CHAMPIONING CHANGE, EMBRACING VALUES, PROSPERITY FOR ALL” will be on 17 September 2017.

It also celebrates the 13th Am-among Festival and in a trivial matter, “AM-AMONG” is a Bontoc word for  “Family or clan reunion” and there will be activities and events that will coincide with the celebration.

The trail run, organised by the Local Government of Bontoc and in partnership with Tawid MultiSports Team, will start and end at the Open Gym, Eyeb Ground in Bontoc, Mountain Province. Runners should be at the starting line at 4:00 AM. The trail run will have a target end time of 4:00 PM on 17 September 2017.

The trail run will be promoting eco-tourism in the locality of Bontoc which has many natural and man-made wonders to see, will help institute Bontoc as a hiking and running destination while promoting healthy living and advocating responsible guidance and respect of the mountains.

You have the option to choose from three distances and the registration fees is as follows:

  • 35-kilometre with a time limit 10 hours – Php 1,000.00 from 5:00AM to 3:00PM
  • 21-kilometre with a time limit of 7 hours – Php 700.00 from 6:00AM to 1:00PM
  • 12-kilometre with a time limit of 4 hours – Php 500.00 from 6:30AM to 10:30AM

Registration fees are inclusive of the following:

  • Event Shirt 
  • Finishers Token(35k, 21k)
  • Post race meal
  • Food at Aid stations
  • Trail fees

You can register at Lagalag Store in Baguio City which is specifically located at Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road.  You can also register at the Bontoc Tourism Office which is located at Room #324, Third Floor of the Public Market

You can also register online by paying your registration via bank deposit. The following details are needed during your visit at the bank:

  • PNB Account #: 189003500013
  • Account Name: Johanna F. Padaen

After depositing at the bank, kindly scan the bank deposit slip or receipt and please send an email to: amamongtrailrun.2017@gmail.com

Kindly provide the following details:

  • NAME:
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • DISTANCE:
  • ADDRESS:
  • PERSON TO CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

All runners must be self-reliant and self-contained, with proper hydration packs enough for the chosen distance.

For security reasons, please wear your race bib at all times so that you can be easily identified and no bring your own water cups since no plastic cups will be provided at the water stations.  

Race marshals will be present from certain points of the race route and you can use trekking poles. 

As mentioned previously, cut-off times will be followed for each category and this event will push through even if it is raining unless there is a super typhoon.

No littering and bushwhacking and please show respect to the locals that you will pass through.

A medical certificate is necessary requirement for all runners and participants must be 18 years old and above as of August 2017 if participating in the 21-kilometre and 35-kilometre categories. A waiver is needed for for 13-year old runners participating in the 12-kilometre category.

Bontoc is almost 5 hours away from Baguio City or 155.2 kilometres away if you are travelling via the Baguio – La Trinidad – Bontoc Road / Halsema Highway / Mountain Trail and 6 hours away or 235.3 kilometres away if you are travelling via Tagudin – Cervantes – Sabangan Road.

There are several options to choose from in going to Bontoc from Manila. The following bus stations have routes going to Baguio and to Bontoc.

From Manila to Baguio:

  • Victory Liner (Cubao and Pasay)
  • Genesis Lines (Pasay and Avenida)
    • Php 455.00 – regular aircon buses
    • Php 715.00 – deluxe buses.
  • Dagupan Bus Lines (Pasay)

From Baguio to Bontoc:

  • GL Trans
    • Terminal is located at Dangwa Terminal which is behind Baguio Center Mall
    • Schedule of daily trips:
      • 8:00AM
      • 10:00AM
      • 1:30PM
      • 2:30PM which is the last trip
  • Rising Sun Bus:
    • Terminal is located at Slaughter Compound along Magsaysay Ave.
    • Schedule
      • Hourly schedule starting at 5:30AM  until 4:00PM
    • Fare is Php 212.00
    • Travel time is around 5 to 6 hours

From Manila to Bontoc via Banaue.

  • CODA LINES: Terminal is located at Cubao, Quezon City
    • Schedules of bus trips can be found at Codalines  Facebook page
  • Ohayami Trans: Terminal at Lacson Avenue, corner Fajardo Street, Sampaloc
    • Please visit Ohayami website
    • Bus leaves Banaue at 10:00PM with a travel time of around 9 to 10 hours

From Banaue, you can find jeepneys and vans leaving for Bontoc from 8:00AM until 2:00PM with a travel time of around 1:30 to 2 hours

Sources:

http://www.pinoytrails.com/am-among-trail-run-2017/
https://www.facebook.com/events/271568806658784/
https://www.facebook.com/Am-among-Festival-624010537713416/

The Last Stand of Yamashita 2017 Trail Run

Challenge yourself in this onerous run which is part of the Mountain Man series of Team Malaya.

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Source: Facebook Page of Team Malaya

Team Malaya Philippines is once again organizing a 2017 trail run dubbed as “The Last Stand of Yamashita” which is part of their Mountain Man series of runs.

Two categories will be part of this trail run. 21-kilometre and 50-kilometre categories. This will be held on 3 September 2017 at Kiangan, Ifugao.

Registration fees will be Php 1,500.00 for the 21-kilometre category that will be inclusive of personalized bibs, post-run meals, certificates, medals and shirts for finishers. The registration fee for the 50-kilometre category is Php 2,500.00 that will be inclusive of personalized bibs, post-run meals, certificates, medals and shirts for finishers.
There will be cut-off times for the two categories.
  • 50-kilometre category
    • Aid Station 1 (AS1) – 6 hours, 12PM (Start/finish)
    • Aid Station 4 (AS4) – 10 hours, 4PM
    • Finish line – 14 hours Total,  7PM
  •  21-kilometre category
    • Aid Station 4 (AS4) – 3 hours
    • Finish line – 7 hours, 12PM
Mandatory requirements for all runners regardless of category:
  • written waiver (to be given at the race venue
  • headlight especially for runners of the 50-kilometre category
  • fully-charged mobile phone (save the Race Director’s number which is 09057791081 and please text or call if you encounter any emergencies)
  • water carrier, bladder, or bottles with that can hold at least 1,000 ml for 21-kilometre participants and 2,000 ml for 50-kilometre runners
  • cups will not be provided in the aid stations for protection of the trails but you can just refill your hydration carriers or bottles at the aid stations and please DO NOT DRINK straight from the container
  • whistle for both 21-kilometre and 50-kilometre participants
  • rain jacket for 50-kilometre runners
  • food with 2,000 calories for the 50-kilometre runners and food with 1,000 calories the for 21-kilometre participants

Registration will be done by bank deposits. Kindly deposit using the following details:

  • Stephen Lopez Felices
  • BPI Account Number 8126 1062 94

Email a copy of your deposit slip at teammalaya@teammalaya.org or send a message at https://www.facebook.com/teammalaya.org/

Please indicate your name, category of the event you are joining and your shirt size.

The following are for references purposes on how to go to the race venue:

  • From Manila to Lagawe
    • Ohayami Trans
    • Dangwa Bus
      • (GV Florida Transport (Dangwa Transport Co.), EDSA cor Kamuning St (known as KAMIAS), Quezon City)
      • Departure Time: 10:00PM
      • Duration: 8-10hrs
      • Fare: 485 Pesos
    • Coda Lines (with shuttle service to Kiangan)
  • From Baguio City to Lagawe
    • Ohayami Bus
      • (Beside Chowking , Burnham Park, Baguio City)
      • Departure Time:
      • Duration: 8.5hrs (Via Pangasinan)
      • Fare: 350Pesos
      • From Lagawe, take a jeepney or a tricycle to Kiangan.
    • Terraces Van transport
      • (Otek St. Burnham Park, Baguio City)
      • Departure Time: 8:30AM to 6:30PM every 2-3hrs
      • Duration: 5hrs
      • From Lagawe, take a jeepney or a tricycle to Kiangan.
    • ITTAG Van transport
      • (T, Alonzo Street, Baguio City)
      • Departure Time: 7:30AM to 6:30PM, every 2-3hrs
      • Duration: 5hrs
      • Fare: 330Pesos
      • From Lagawe, take a jeepney or a tricycle to Kiangan.
  • From Baguio to Kiangan
    • Coda Lines
      • Chanum St. cor. OTEK St. (beside Rizal Monument, Baguio City)
      • VAN Departure Time: 9PM
      • Duration: 6 hours
      • Fare: 400 Pesos
The following are the available accommodations at the Hungduan, Ifugao:
  • Bugan’s Homestay – 09263802090
  • Pearl’s Hungduan Homestay – 09173071789
  • Rowena Sicat – 09162085560
  • Arrianes Homestay – 09263678511
  • Naya Flor Lodge – 09263161651
  • Giovanie’s Place – 09154156585
  • Hungduan Hostel – 09175078988

Sources:

http://teammalaya.org/the-last-stand-of-yamashita-2017/
https://www.facebook.com/teammalaya.org/

Brain Attack Awareness Run 2017

Celebrate Brain Attack Awareness Month this August 2017.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Strokerun/

Baguio General Hospital & Medical Center-Department of Neurology is celebrating Brain Attack Awareness Month this August 2017 by organizing a run dubbed as “UTAKBO! Takbo Laban sa Atake sa Utak” against stroke on 12 August 2017.

Registration fees for the different race categories are as follows:

  • 21 kilometre – Php 750.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and certificate.
  • 10 kilometre – Php 550.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib and finishers’s certificate.
  • 5 kilometre – Php 450.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib and finisher’s certificate.
  • 3 kilometre – Php 350.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib,finisher’s certificate

Medals will be given to top three finishers. The youngest and oldest runner will also received medals.

Event Organizer:

  • DUDZ TUMAPANG
    Contact Information: 09175476404
    (074) 442-4216 local (689)

For registration:

  • Neuroscience Staff
    BGHMC Flavier Building
    Medicine 3rd floor, Neuroscience or
    (074) 442-4216 local (689)
  • Department of Health-CAR
    Ms. Victoria Malicdan
    09256181304
    Ms. Moida-Jade Binwag
    09192699848
  • Ms. Cheryl Alipit
    09328658256
    Great Faith Diagnostic Center
    Km.4 La Trinidad, Benguet or
    Benguet Laboratories across Sunshine Park

Registration form can also be availed at the Security Desk at Laperal Building, Session Road, Baguio City.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/Strokerun/

Gotad Ad Ifugao Trekathon 2017

The First Ever Trekathon in the Gotad Ad Ifugao Festival for 2017

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Source: Gotan Ad Ifugao Facebook Page

The grand prize for the first trekathon for Gotad Ad Ifugao Festival held last 17 June 2017 was successfully collected by Ifugao runner Randy Dulnuan who against 300 other runners in the 21-kilometre category of the trekathon. He was triumphant in finishing at a first place with a time of 08:07:30 or eight (8) hours, seven (7) minutes, and thirty (30) seconds while Drexel Dino had a time of 8:11:00 taking up the second place and Archie Dave Gawe became the third placer with a time of 8:11:30.

The event coincided with the 51st founding anniversary of the province of Ifugao. The trekathon started at Kiangan Yamashita Shrine with a route that consisted of fascinating sectors including  Bilong, Imbuliklik Rock, Bayninan Open Air Museum, Wingiyon, Bae Rice Terraes, Ambuwaya Lake, Habian, Tandi Mungayang, Cudog, Dullagan and the Lagawe Central School open gym which was the ending point of the trekathon.

It was worthy to mention James Tellias who was a “King of the Mountain” veteran finishing in the fourth place garnering a time of 8:14:20 and Arnel Recopderto who completed the top five (5) elite runners with at time of 8:22:30 finishing 5th place. There was also a special award given to Vermose Ayluna Jr. for finishing the category in 8:34:40.

For the distaff side or the ladies who won in the 21-kilometre category, it was Arlene Uyammi who won the first place with a time of 8:46:22, while the second place was captured by Elmimie Damuggo with a time of 8:51:50 and Maribel Bogbog completed the race with a time of 9:05:50 and became the third place runner of the trekathon.

For the 10-kilometre category, Benzon Binwag was the top finisher with a time of 7:01:13 and Arnel Lucain came a few minutes after with a time of  7:06:13 and Noel Tangid completing the top three (3) finishers with a time of 7:09:10. The distaff side or the ladies winning the top three (3) places for the 10-kilometre category was dominated by Mildred Atluna with a time of 7:25:13 while Mitchie Dacawe was closed enough with a time of 7:26:30 becoming the second finisher and Alyssa Beth Luglug finishing third place with a time of 7:27:59.

The 10-kilometre route consisted of Kiangan Yamashita Shrine,  Ambabag, Bae Tice terraces, Ambuwaya Lake, Habian Bridge, Bahawit, ifsu Lagawe, pdwh, Dullagan and the Lagawe Central School.

185 participants in the 21-kilometre category and 114 participants in the 10-kilometre category was the recorded number of participants consisting of elite and amateur runners for the first ever Trekathon of Gotad Ad Ifugao festival.

“Gotad” is an Ifugao term for celebration, or large gathering for thanksgiving, generally, it is a celebration for “people, culture and progress”.

Sources:

Bugan Ad Ifugao 2017
Gotad ad Ifugao 2017
Ifugao runner outwits foes
Gotad ad Ifugao 2017 opens
Gotad Ad Ifugao

Rice Terraces Marathon 2017 Race Results

Race Results courtesy of Team Malaya.

A total of 42 21-kilometre runners and 13 42-kilometre runners pushed their limits in the Rice Terraces Marathon last 28 May 2017 at Hungduan, Ifugao.

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Photo courtesy of Wilfredo Daoas

Rice Terraces Marathon 2017 : Rice Terraces Marathon – Year 4 was organized by Team Malaya.

21KM CATEGORY
NAME GENDER TIME RANK
Argie Cabrera M 48:53.4 1
Caesar Lledo M 54:01.1 2
Gail M. Madrilejos F 09:06.4 3
Wilfredo Daoas M 15:08.5 4
Jester Leander M 20:51.7 5
Ligaya Rose I. Ayan F 26:15.2 6
Tomas Pascual M 32:42.9 7
Alexander Tengson M 35:07.8 8
Ma. Athena Bulay F 39:21.1 9
Jenjy Anne “Jing” M. Pugong F 46:24.8 10
John Prospero Tugade M 55:54.1 11
Benedict Mendoza M 57:11.3 12
Janice A. Salas F 28:57.7 13
Elsie Visperas Ursula F 39:03.5 14
Fidel Caweng Polinario M 39:20.6 15
Eunice Magpantay F 39:23.9 16
Gary Del Castillo M 52:53.2 17
Celso Ravina M 52:54.4 18
Boy Castro M 52:56.2 19
Kimberly Likigan Polinario F 59:07.1 20
Rosalinda Obfan F 59:07.6 21
Mark Anthony Torres M 23:46.5 22
Alex Anday Jr M 23:46.8 23
Dan Gerard Mistica M 30:29.5 24
Rexie Marie Valenciano F 30:41.5 25
Jeremy Valenciano M 30:43.0 26
Benjade Z. Cuales M 45:26.7 27
Flordette A. Cuales F 46:06.0 28
Ronald Mendoza M 51:37.6 29
Jaime Bacani Lui M 51:39.5 30
Doris Bacani Lui F 51:40.1 31
Cherry Cachero F 39:48.6 32
Arturo Ocampo M 59:06.1 33
Nerissa “Rhyz” Sagun F 59:07.4 34
Jhing Asistio F 00:16.0 35
Baby Liza Botor F 01:38.0 36
Rosario Corpuz F 08:18.7 37
Arlene Mendoza F 08:19.9 38
Lewelyn Bacay F 08:20.7 39
Sharon Harina F 08:21.8 40
Karen Mascarenas F 09:08.6 41
Betchay Camatog F 38:22.6 42
42KM CATEGORY
NAME GENDER TIME RANK
Ivan Buyayo M 12:12.6 1
Kevin Paul A. Reblora M 40:31.7 2
Romando T Cumahling M 05:28.9 3
Nelson Bay-ocot M 14:50.9 4
Joven I. Gozum M 24:00.9 5
Evelyn Botin F 56:57.6 6
Randy Cafugauan M 20:20.8 7
Socorro Nasungan F 22:06.7 8
Marlon Dimaranan M 03:21.0 9
Maria Fe Gonzales F 04:04.6 10
Angelita Tuble F 04:05.0 11
Rubelia “Lynne Naz” Nazareno F 55:10.9 12
Trace Abella F 05:27.4 13

Sources:

http://teammalaya.org/results/
https://www.facebook.com/teammalaya.org/

Philippine Independence Flag Run

A Flag Run to commemorate the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines.

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Source: Emilio Aguinaldo Museum Facebook Page

“PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE FLAG RUN”

EVENT DISTANCES

1K, 3K, 5K, 10K, 21K

REGISTRATION FEE

1K / 3K – Php 350
5K / 10K – Php 500
21k – Php 750

REGISTRATION VENUE

Bank Deposit

Account Name: General Emilio Aguinaldo Foundation INC
Metro Bank Current Account Number: 007-388-01298-2
*Send deposit slip @ philippineindependenceflagrun@gmail.com

In-Store Registration

*Emilio Aguinaldo Museum – Aguinaldo Park, Happy Glen, Baguio City
*La Peral Building (Security Lobby) – Session Road, Baguio City

*Inclusive of T-shirt, Flaglet, Finsher medal.
*Top placers medal for all categories. ( Top 3 for male and female )
*Trophies for the Top 3 female and male for the 10K and 21K category.

Sources: