GRIT is the First All-Women Trail Run

Let us help our fellow runner, Sandi Menchi, in her quest to race at the TDS.


Join the first ever trail run empowered for women.

This is an event outside Baguio and will be held in the outskirts of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.

Registration fees for the different categories are as follows:

  • SWEET 6K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 600.00
  • FIERCE 15K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 800.00

This will be a fund-raising event for the benefit of Sandi Menchi, who is one of the distinguished female runners in the country. A champion runner who is aiming to join the TDS or Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie which is part of the UTMB festival of running races.

Regarding the TDS race, the TDS is a trail run that starts in Courmayeur in Italy running along the Grande Randonnée routes that cross Mont-Blanc, Beaufort, Tarentaise and the Aosta valley which were were once part of the Savoie State. The TDS race is 119 kilometres including several sections at altitudes surpassing 2,500 metres and a positive altitude gain of 7,250 metres.  The highest points of the TDS are Arête du Mont-Favre (2,435 metres), Col Chavannes (2,603 metres), Col du Petit Saint-Bernard (2,188 metres), Passeur de Pralognan (2,567 metres), Col de la Gitte (2,322 metres), and Col du Tricot  (2,120 metres). All participants must be fit carrying the appropriate equipment and ability to run in semi self-sufficiency and finish within a cut-off time of 33 hours.

Running at the TDS is the goal of Sandi Menchi and let us all hope and pray that she will finish the TDS race on time.


EcoTrail Adventure Race in La Union

La Union is approximately 2 hours away from Baguio City and is an interesting place to visit in the Philippines.

For avid trail runners living near Baguio City, here is another interesting event that you can join. This is an event outside Baguio City.

Source: Eco-Trail Adventure Race Facebook Page

This running event dubbed as “Eco-Trail Adventure Race” coinciding with the
167th Founding Anniversary of the Provincial Government of La Union. This is an advocacy run supporting the Environmental Awareness Campaign and Public Relations Project of the Rotary Club of San Fernando City North – La Union. This is also in coordination with the Rotary Club of San Juan La Union including the active participation of Rotary Clubs of District 3790, Rotary Club of San Fernando (LU), Inc., and the
Inner Wheel Club San Fernando La Union North.

Details regarding the different categories of this trail adventure race are as follows:

Category A: 40 km trail run: Team Relay
Registration Fee: 6,000
50% Trail (river bank) + 40% Road + 10% River rafting
Gun start: 6:00AM
Location: Bacnotan Town Plaza
Cut -off Time: 9 hours

Category B: 6 km trail run: Singles
Registration Fee: 800
Gun start: 8:30 AM (tentative)
Location: Duplas Bridge. Brgy Duplas, San Juan, La Union
Cut-off Time: 5 hours

Category C: 2km Team River Rafting (best time)
Registration Fee: 1,600
Time trial starts @ 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Riverfarm Seafood Restaurant

Category D: 40 km trail run: Singles
Registration Fee: 2,000
60% Trail (Riverbank) + 40% Road
Gun start: 6:00 AM
Location: Bacnotan Town Plaza
Cut -off Time: 9 hours

Registration is until February 28, 2017 only. Race briefing will be on March 2, 2017 at the Riverfarm Seafood Restaurant, Km. 282, Baroro, Bacnotan, La Union, which is beside Baroro Bridge.

Registration fees will have race kits containing waist belt bag, race bib, baller (claiming will be in Tangadan Falls Pit Station). Runners finishing the race will receive a finisher’s shirt, a finisher’s medal, and a finisher’s certificates.

Registration procedures can be online method or you can register at selected stores.

  1. Online Registration
  • Please deposit your registration fees at any of the following banks and follow the email instructions included in this list.
  • Banco De Oro (BDO)
    Account Name: Cesar D. Ocampo
    Account Number: 970101252
  • Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom)
    Account Name: Rotary Club of San Fernando City North
    Account Number: 261100012136
  • Email a copy of filled registration form (or download our registration form in our Facebook page @ecotrailadventurace), waiver, medical certificate, validated deposit slip and send to
    Subject of email: Eco-Trail Registration
    Attention to: Cesar D. Ocampo
    Contact Number: 0917-704-8691 ; 0998-555-7628
  • Note: If paying in check, please make check payable to ROTARY CLUB OF SAN FERNANDO CITY NORTH
    *Please include in email the size of your T-shirt (for the finisher shirt)
  1. In-store Registration
  • Visit: Riverfarm Seafood Restaurant
    Address: Km. 282, Baroro, Bacnotan, La Union
    Globe: 0917-704-8691
    Smart: 0998-555-7628
  • Visit: Seabay Surf Central
    Address: Urbiztondo, San Juan(surfing area), La Union
  • Visit: Rosebowl Steakhouse and restaurant
    Address: Pagdalagan, Bauang, La Union

For any questions regarding the race, you may contact 0917-704-8691.