I’ve ran the trails of Timberland Heights a couple of times and there’s always something exciting to discover in this unwashed paradise in San Mateo, Rizal. The trails offer tree-covered hills on mostly single-tracks, wildflowers, spring crossings and some open fields. The terrain ranges from easy to difficult and there are parts that you really have to walk those uphills with little to hold on, except some thin branches of trees which breaks easily so there’s always those challenges.
For the past two years, there were races organized by Elite Multi-Sports Resources headed by Raul Ylanan, the All-Terra King of The Mountain Run and Bike Race which was very well-attended by both biking enthusiasts and runners. I’m not so sure if there will be a race this year and the last race last year had one great post-run barbecue party sponsored by Mang Inasal.
Merrell is coming up with their own trail run and this will also be held at Timberland Heights on June 18. I’m sure Merrell’s will have their own route different from that of the King of the Mountain race and they will be having a 21k distance, aside from the 5k and 10k. Here are the details:
MERRELL ADVENTURE RUN
June 18, 2011
On its second year, the Merrell Adventure Run again leads you through dirt roads, flowing streams, river crossing, rock scrambling, and uphill & downhill trails in a new but equally challenging & breathtaking race course at Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal. Brave up to this outdoor challenge and run on the rugged side this June 18, 2011.
Date: June 18, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: Assembly is at 5:00am for all categories. Race starts at 5:40 am (21K), 5:50 am (10K), and 6:00am (5K).
Race Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K
New Venue: Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal
New Category: 21K
Exciting prizes and freebies await participants!
AWARDS & RACE RESULTS
|1st (Male and Female)||3,000.00||8,000.00||15,000.00||Cash prize and Gift bag|
|2nd (Male and Female)||2,000.00||6,000.00||11,000.00||Cash prize and Gift bag|
|3rd (Male and Female)||1,000.00||4,000.00||9,000.00||Cash prize and Gift bag|
- Prizes will also be raffled-off during the program. The Race Bib number automatically qualifies each runner for the RAFFLE DRAW.
- FINISHER’S MEDALS will be given after the race to the Top 20 finishers of 5K, Top 20 finishers of 10K, and all runners of 21K who finish the course before the 9:00am final cut-off time for all categories.
- CERTIFICATES will be sent through email within two weeks after the race date to those who finish the course in their specific categories.
- RACE RESULTS will be posted on Takbo.ph and the Merrell Philippines fan page.
Trail running shoes, Hydration pack/Bottle belt, Cap, Gloves, Running gaiters and Energy bar or gel, especially for the 21K runners.
Download the MAR registration form from http://www.flickr.com/photos/62719183@N07/5709093152/ or get it at selected Merrell concept shops. Submit filled-out registration form with your fee from May 14 to June 14, 2011 at the MERRELL CONCEPT SHOPS listed below. Race Kits can be claimed June 1, 2011 onwards.
- G/F Space 23-24 Phase 8
- Gaisano Market Market
- Taguig City
- Tel. no. (02) 836-1560
- Space 2128 M2
- Quezon City
- Tel. No. (02) 915-0197
- 2/F Festival Mall
- Alabang, Muntinlupa City
- Tel. No. (02) 659-3284
- Nepo Ave. Angeles City, Pampanga
- Tel. no (045) 304-0654
Registration Fees: (Inclusive of Race Kit and Race Singlet)
- P500 – 5K
- P650 – 10K
- P800 – 21K