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/

22-year-old woman won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals

Winning a 50km (31miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals is possible.

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A 22-year-old woman from Mexico’s Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals.

María Lorena Ramírez defeated 500 other runners from 12 countries in the female category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo in Puebla, in central Mexico.

She ran without any professional gear, and her pair of sandals was reportedly made from recycled tyre rubber.

The Tarahumara are famous for being excellent runners.

The race was held on 29 April, but only now has word about her victory spread.

Apart from the sandals, María Lorena Ramírez wore a skirt and a scarf in the race. She did not have any professional training.

She finished the race in seven hours and three minutes, and was awarded 6,000 pesos ($320; £250).

Reports said her job is herding goats and cattle, walking some 10-15km every day.

Last year, she came second in the 100km category of the Caballo Blanco ultramarathon, in Chihuahua.

Sources:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40006985

ALTRA 100 2017 (not in Baguio)

AlTRA100 is an inaugural ultra-trail running event of ALTRA Running Philippines and the 2nd Leg of Conquer Ultra Series.

ALTRA100 will be happening in the highlands of Ifugao, which was designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1995 and commonly referred by Filipinos as the “Eight Wonder of the World”.

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Source: ALTRA100 Facebook Page

ALTRA100 will be happening on 29-30 April 2017 at Banaue, Ifugao.

Distances covered for the different race categories are the following:

100K – 102 kilometres, with a total climb of 8.060 metres and a total descent of 8.590 metres
50K – 53.8 kilometres, with a total climb of 3.590 metres and a total descent of 4.130 metres
10K – 10.5 kilometres, with a total climb of 654 metres and a total descent of 651 metres

Registration fees for Altra100:

100K – Php 4,500.00
50K – Php 3,500.00
10K – Php 1,500.00

Cut-Off time and starting point of the different race categories are the following:

100K – 32 hours starting at Awan-igid, Banaue
50K – 15 hours starting at Awan-igid, Banaue
10K – 3 hours starting at Banaue, Banaue
The 100K has an equivalent 5 UTMB points.

The 50K has an equivalent 4 UTMB points.

Registration will be until April 14, 2017.

Banaue is a town on the Cordillera mountain range in the north of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is widely known as the site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Batad Rice Terraces and Bangaan Rice Terraces.

There are no banks nor ATMs in Banaue because it is a very small town. The provincial capital, Lagawe, 25 kilometres south of Banaue, has a branch of Philippine National Bank and an ATM machine that dispenses only a maximum of 4,000 pesos for a single transaction.

Sources:

http://www.altra100.com/
https://www.facebook.com/altra100/

Four Lakes 100K/Old Spanish Trail 50K

Four Lakes 100K and Old Spanish Trail 50K are two challenging events by KOTM happening on April 1-2, 2017 outside Baguio City.

Four Lakes 100K and Old Spanish Trail 50K are two events happening on April 1-2, 2017 near Baguio City, specifically at Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya organised by King of the Mountain Trail Run.

Last day for regular registration is on March 16, 2017. There will be a 20% surcharge for all late registrants from March 17 onwards.

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Source: King of the Mountain Trail Run Facebook Page

Old Spanish Trail 50K

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

  • Start: April 01, 2017, Saturday, 3:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Finish: April 01, 2017, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: April 2, 2017, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Race Briefing and Race Kit distribution: March 31, 2017, Friday, 2:00 p.m. Kayapa Central School

CUT-OFF TIMES

  • CUT-OFF: Kayapa Proper East Market ~35km (8:00:00 hours)
  • FINISH LINE: Kayapa Central School ~ (14:00:00 hours)
  • All runners must leave the Cut-off Point on or before the designated cut-off time. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to continue and will be declared as DNF (Did not Finish).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. He/she must be 18 years of age at the time of the event.
  2. He/she must have officially finished the full distance of a trail marathon, a road marathon or a half (70.3) triathlon with results that must be verifiable over the internet.
  3. Previous official finishers of frontRUNNER’s Valley Trail Challenge 50K will be automatically qualified.
  4. Previous official finishers of KOTM events will be automatically qualified:
    • Mount Ugo Marathon
    • OST50/OST65
    • Pulag 100K
    • Four Lakes 100K
    • Hardcore 100 Miles

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Local Entrants: Php 3,000.00
  • Foreign Entrants: US$ 60.00

Registration is inclusive of trail fees, event shirt, pre-race snacks and post-race meal. Official finishers will receive a finisher’s token.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • 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
  • Telephone contact number for record is 63 999 998 7654
  • Write name, gender, birthday, nationality, and shirt size (see Asian sizing chart) and qualifying race on the deposit slip, scan/photograph and email to:
    • 2017kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2017 OST50)
  • Wait for an acknowledgement email to confirm your registration.

The Old Spanish Trail 50K is worth 3 points for the 2018 UTMB Qualifiers/Points.

The Old Spanish Trail is a path built and used by the Spaniards centuries ago to connect the provinces of Benguet and Pangasinan.  The trail still exists today though it remains single-track and used mainly by a few mountain climbers and locals who travel on foot.

Four Lakes 100K 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

  • Race Briefing and Race Kit Distribution: March 31, 2017, Friday, 2:00 p.m. Kayapa Central School
  • Start: April 01, 2017, Saturday, 3:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Finish: April 02, 2017, Sunday, 7:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: April 2, 2017, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School

CUT-OFF TIMES

  • CUTOFF 1: Kayapa Proper East Market~35k (8:00:00 hours)
  • CUTOFF 2: Dayap Aid Station~56k (14:00:00 hours)
  • CUTOFF 3: Dayap Aid Station~82k (24:00:00 hours)
  • FINISH LINE: Kayapa Central School (28:00:00 hours)
  • All runners must check out of the different Cut-off Points on or before the designated cut-off times whether or not they have refilled, eaten or accessed their drop bags or they will not be allowed to continue with the race.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. He/she must be 18 years of age at the time of the event.
  2. He/she must have officially finished the full distance of a road or trail ultramarathon, which is 50 kilometres or longer or a half (70.3) triathlon or full (140.6) triathlon with results that must be verifiable over the internet.
  3. Previous official finishers of KOTM events will be automatically qualified:
    • Old Spanish Trail (OST50/OST65)
    • Pulag 100K (P1)
    • Four Lakes 100K (FL100)
    • Hardcore 100 Miles (H1)

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Local Entrants: Php 4,000.00
  • Foreign Entrants: US$ 100.00

Registration is inclusive of trail fees, event shirt, pre-race snacks and post-race meal. Official finishers will receive a finisher’s token.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • 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
  • Telephone contact number for record is 63 999 998 7654
  • Write name, gender, birthday, nationality, and shirt size (see Asian sizing chart) and qualifying race on the deposit slip, scan/photograph and email to:
    • 2017kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2017FL100)
  • Wait for an acknowledgement email to confirm your registration.

The Four Lakes 100K is worth 5 points for the 2018 UTMB Qualifiers/Points.

During the inaugural Four Lakes 100 in 2012, Cheryl J. Bihag is the only female among the 14 finishers, and she is the pioneer female champion of the FL 100.

Check out the King of the Mountain website for additional information regarding these two events, and you will be helping children in some schools in fulfilling their dreams.

The organizers will share and give hope to selected elementary schools in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Babadak, Lusod and Lebeng Elementary School (Kabayan, Benguet), Domolpos and Lusod Elementary School (Itogon, Benguet), Mangagew and Simbunan Elementary School (Bokod, Benguet), and Danggo Elementary School (Tinoc, Ifugao).

References:

https://www.facebook.com/events/850734901734342/permalink/865517223589443/
https://www.facebook.com/events/850734901734342/
https://www.facebook.com/kotmph/

Ambaguio Warrior Run 2nd Edition (not in Baguio)

This is the second edition of Ambaguio Warrior Run, which will happen in the mountains of Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya where the 1st Ambaguio Ultra Marathon took place last December 2014.

Ambaguio, dubbed as the “little Baguio in the Northern Alps”, will be the location of the second edition of Ambaguio Warrior Run happening on March 25, 2017.

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Source: Ambaguio Warrior Run Facebook Page

Starting venue of the race will be at Dumlao Hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Provincial Capitol, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

Race kit distribution will be on March 20, 2017 (8:00a.m -5:00p.m.) at the Provincial Capitol, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

Race briefing will be on March 24, 2017 (3p.m.-5:p.m.) at the Provincial Capitol, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

Registration Period: December 26, 2016-March 15, 2017

For runners opting to do online registration, please contact Raymund A. Zamora at (0916) 882-3654 before depositing your registration fees at the account details listed below.

  • BPI Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
  • Raymund A. Zamora
  • Account Number 8579244683

Runners choosing register in Nueva Vizcaya may do so at the following locations:

  • IBP Office, Dumlao Hall of Justice, Capitol Cmpd,
    Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
  • Extreme Art Sign, Infront of Provincial Capitol,
    Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Registration fees for the different categories are as follows:

  • 5OK category – AMBAGUIO ULTRA MARATHON – Php 1,000.00
  • 25K category – AMBAGUIO HALF MARATHON – Php 750.00
  • 10K category – Php 350.00
  • 5K category – Php100.00

Cut-off times for each race will be the following:

  • 5OK category  – 10HRS at the finish line
  • 25K category – 4HRS at the finish line
  • 10K category – No cut-off time
  • 5K category – No cut-off time

The organizers of the 2017 Ambaguio Warrior Run II will be introducing newly discovered trail “THE ILLEG TRAIL” which will be the route in going up to Ambaguio.

Race Consultants:

  • Genaro B. Basilio, Jr.
  • Leonardo A. Garlitos

Event Race Organizers:

  • Raymund A. Zamora – (0916) 882-3654
  • Dominick V. Rivera – (0927) 580-0480

Race Safety Officer:

  • Irineo L. Ragot (ERT)

Race endorsers:

  • Ms. Uniqua Bugawan( Ms. Quirino 2012, BS Political Science SMU)
  • Ms. Laiza Marie Valdez ( BS Financial Management SMU)
  • Ms. Tricia Manalo (BS Tourism SMU)

Race Legal Consultants:

  • Prosecutor Wendell M. Bautista
  • Atty. Andrew M. Palma

Ambaguio is a fifth class municipality in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines with a population of 13,452 people based on the 2010 census.

References:

https://www.facebook.com/Ambaguio-Warrior-Run-309030102638877/?fref=nf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambaguio
http://nuevavizcaya.gov.ph/municipalities/ambaguio/

 

 

Cordillera Mountain Ultra 2017 (near Baguio)

This is one of the challenging races organized by the Cordillera Conservation Trust.

This ultra-challenging event will be happening on March 4-5, 2017 at Dalupirip, Itogon.

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Source: Cordillera Conservation Trust Facebook Page

This will be the first challenging races for 2017 organized by the Cordillera Conservation, which is including the very first Kiddie Trail Run for Children aged 5-18 years old. The Kiddie Trail Run will be a 4-kilometer gently sloping trail by the Agno River that will be safe for kids with a short hop across a hanging bridge for some adrenaline pumping adventure for the young ones.

Categories for the Kiddie Trail Run:

  • 5-8 years old
  • 8-12 years old
  • 12-15 years old
  • 15-18 years old
  • Trail Virgins: 18 years old and above

Prices for the different categories are as follows:

  • 50k Cordillera Mountain Ultra (Filipino registrants): Php 3,500.00
  • 50k Cordillera Mountain Ultra (Non-Filipino registrants): US$ 90.00
  • 21k Mountain Run: (Filipino Registrants):Php 2,200.00
  • 21k Mountain Run: (Non- Filipino Registrants): US$ 55.00
  • Vertical KM (Filipino registrants): Php 1,300.00
  • Vertical KM (Non-Filipino registrants): US$ 35.00
  • Kiddie Trail Run: (Filipino and Non-Filipino): Php 800.00

A duly accomplished medical certificate is required for the race.

For those applying for UTMB points, the Cordillera Mountain Ultra 50-kilometer race is a qualifying race for 2017 with an equivalent three UTMB points. The points are credited automatically to your name after the race.

Cutoff times for the different categories are as follows:

  • STARTING TIME: 4:00 AM, March 5: 50k: Cutoff time is 13 hours or 5:00 PM
  • Intermediate Cut off: Oling Village KM15 D+1100m: 4 hours (8:00 AM)
  • STARTING TIME: 5:30 AM, March 5: 21k: Cutoff time: 8 hours
  • STARTING TIME 6:00 AM, March 4: VK: Cutoff time 2.5 hours or 8:30 AM
  • STARTING TIME: KIDDIE RUN: 7:00 AM: March 5: CUT OFF TIME: 3 Hours

There will be mandatory requirements for this ultra-race. Please take note of the following:

  1. The organizers will be having a random checking at an unspecified aid station. Any runner caught without one of the mandatory requirements will be automatically disqualified. They will also be checking the bags of the top three runners once they cross the finish line.
  2. First requirement is a fully- charged working mobile phone containing the number of the RD +639997278217. It is required that the mobile phone is on at all times during the duration of the race.
  3. A headlamp and/or flashlight with battery power that will last for at least 8 hours are also required. Runners will not be allowed to continue unless this piece of gear is produced for their own safety. (Not required for 21k but recommended)
  4. You should bring also a water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 500ml for VK and 1,000ml for 50kms and 21kms.
  5. A whistle is also required.
  6. A rain jacket is also required.
  7. You should bring food with 1,500-2,000 calories for those running the 50k and 500 calories for VK.
  8. At least Php 1,000.00 for emergency transport from Domolpos or Tinungdan via motorbike
  9. ***Failure to provide any of the above equipment will be grounds for disqualification

Below are some recommended items, which are not required recommended to bring during the race:

  1. First Aid Kit
  2. Emergency Blanket
  3. Hydration tablets like NUUN or Tailwind
  4. Anti-cramp spray
  5. Anti-blister plasters like moleskins
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Visor or hat

Check out the Cordillera Mountain Ultra 2017 website for details regarding the registration.

References:

https://www.facebook.com/Cordillera.Conservation.Trust/?fref=nf
https://www.facebook.com/events/585928804900722/permalink/691482897678645/
http://cordilleraconservationtrust.ph/cmu2017reg/

Do Not Fear the Mountain Man Series Finale

“Do Not Fear” is the theme of the third edition of the Benguet Gold Rush which is part of the Mountain Man series for this year, 2016, conducted by Team Malaya.

The final race of the Mountain Man series will happen on December 4, 2016 at Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet. The first of the Mountain Man series dubbed as the second Mankayan Marathon happened last April 9, 2016 at Mankayan, Benguet while the second part of the Mountain Man series was the “The Last of Stand of Yamashita” held at Kiangan, Ifugao last September 25, 2016

The categories and their corresponding registration fees are as follows:

  • 21K – Php 950.00
  • 50K – Php 1,950.00

All runners will receive personalized bib, post meal run, finisher’s medal, and finisher’s shirt. Trophies will be given for top finishers.

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Source: http://teammalaya.org/benguet-gold-rush-dnf/

You can proceed at the Ampucao Jeepney Station, which is near Patriotic School and Petron Gas Station in Harrison Road, Baguio City for the shuttle service starting at 3:30AM. The location of the race is only 30-45 minutes away from Baguio City.

For registration details, you can deposit your registration fees at BPI Account # 8126-1062-94 and Account Name of Stephen Lopez Felices, who is the race director. After depositing your payment, you should send a copy of the deposit slip at teammalaya@teammalaya.org or send a private message (PM) at Team Malaya’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/teammalaya.org/

Remember to indicate your name, the event or the category you are joining, and your shirt size.

References:
http://teammalaya.org/benguet-gold-rush-dnf/
https://www.facebook.com/events/677858165685244/
http://whatshappening.com.ph/event/2nd-mankayan-mountain-marathon-ultra-edition-2016-at-mankayan/
http://pinoyrunners.co/events/mankayan-mountain-marathon-2016
http://baguioheraldexpressonline.com/danish-tops-yamashita-run/
http://baguioheraldexpressonline.com/last-stand-moved-to-sep-25/