The Immuvit Fearless Challenge Trail Run: Jungle-athlon

Leg 1: No Surrender
So “Urbanathlon” has just been moved to the jungles of the La Mesa Nature Reserve Forest in Quezon City. No, it’s not the Summit Media sponsored Urbanathlon, the yearly city race that’s going to happen on August 26 (i’ll blog that one later) but it’s the IMMUVIT Fearless Challenge Trail Run, a new race organized by Ian Alacar’s Without Limits.
This trail run challenge is a trilogy geared on meta-fitness and trail distance running with obstacles, the same with its city brother, the Urbanathlon. If you’re not really keen on races with obstacles like me, don’t worry because the obstacles would be beginner friendly as the organizers have promised. Sounds fair to me. But just for the trails alone, i’ll give this a try!
So if you like the challenge of climbing walls, crawling on mud, running on beautiful trails and getting those white shoes really black and dirty, this will pose to raise your blood 10 degrees higher!
Here are some details of the race:
Immuvit Fearless Challenge Trail Run (Leg 1)
August 26, 2012
La Mesa Nature Reserve
5K/10K
This is the first Obstacle Trail Run ever organized in the country, conceptualized for Immuvit by its brand ambassador, US-educated Sports Medicine expert and Athletic Training specialist Coach Jim Saret. Inspired by the Spartan and Tough Mudder Races in the States, this event will offer the running community a totally new and fun experience. It will be organized by Without Limits, ProActive and Coach Joseph Pagulayan.
Participants can opt to join the event for either its 5k or 10k challenges with registration fees of Php 600.00 and Php 800.00, respectively.  Each participant will get their kits that will include a singlet, race bib, and barcode.  Plus, every finisher will get to bring home a loot bag, finisher’s medal and a certificate.
At the end of the race, two winners for each category – one female and one male – who will have the best time will each bring home Php 10,000 cash prize and a winner trophy for 10k category winner and Php 5,000 and a cup trophy for the 5k category winner.
There will be 5 obstacle courses, but we will only mention two at this point (the other three will be a surprise)
1. Fire Jump
2. Military Wall
3. Surprise No. 1 could be this obstacle:
4. Surprise No. 2 obstacle could be this one:
5. Surprise No. 3, this perhaps?
Race registration starts on Saturday Aug 11, 2012 at the following outlets:
Registration Sites:

-Fitness and Athletics, Bonifacio Global City (Active Fun corner 9th and 28th street)
-Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia
-Chris Sports SM Manila
-Chris Sports Glorietta 3
-Chris Sports SM North Annex

We will have two race distances, which are: the 5k and 10k.

Fearless Leg 1 Challenge:

Early registration                      – August 11, 2012 to August 14, 2012

5K Obstacle Trail Challenge      – Php 550.00
10K Obstacle Trail Challenge    – Php 750.00

Regular registration period        – August 15 to 23, 2012

5K Obstacle Trail Challenge      – Php 600.00
10K Obstacle Trail Challenge    – Php 800.00

There will be executive buses to transport race participants from Shell station in front of Ayala Technohub at Philcoa which starts leaving at 5:00am. Participants are not required to pay the bus ride. Organizers hired these vehicles to assist the participants. Specific waves and schedules are pre-assigned. Bus departure schedules are given during the registration.
  • Assembly is at Shell Commonwealth Avenue, near UP University Avenue entrance, across UP-Ayala Techohub.
  • Participants are advised to be at the assembly station at least 30 minutes before their scheduled bus departures. Bibs will serve as bus stubs or tickets.
  • Buses will start to load at 15 minutes before departure time. Departure schedule will be strictly followed whether passengers are complete or not.
Hand Gloves and whistles are mandatory race requirements. Participants without these equipment will not be allowed to join the race.
The Race will start by Waves. Participants can choose their respective waves once they register; however, in the event that all slots for a certain wave are already taken, participants will be sent notifications that will indicate which wave they are entered/assigned.
Survivor Medals and Loot Bags await finishers within their cutoff times, and Cash Prizes for the Men’s and Women’s champions.
ProActive will be providing the hydration for this event, so don’t worry about water. There will also be shower stations after the race, in case you want to tidy up if you get muddy and dirty.
L-R:  RD Ian Alacar, Coach Joseph Pagulayan, Ms. Valerie Tan-Sison, Brand Manager of Pascual Healthcare Inc and Coach Jim
Media at the Launch
FAQ on Immuvit Trail Run:

Is it open to all? Who can join the Challenge?
Participants must have completed at least a 10K road race and submit their best times to participate in the challenge.

Is it road or trail?
It is a TRAIL course with obstacles set every 1.5km.

Can we bring guests?
Non-participants are welcome within the venue provided that they are with a registered participant, however, free transportation does not cover the non-participants. Only participants are allowed to take advantage of this service. No bibs/stubs, no ride.

Will there be parking?
YES, and there will be no parking fees. There are very limited parking slots. Availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Can I get a map of the route?
We will release the route map one week prior to the event. It will be posted online and made available on race day.

Is there a cut-off time?
YES, cut-off are as follows:
5K      – 2hrs
10K    – 4hrs

Runners who are still running beyond cut-off time may be allowed to finish the course at the discretion of the organizers.

What are the prizes?
Only one winner per category, per gender. (Total of 4 winners)
There will be cash and product prizes from Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. and partners sponsors.

10K Male and 10K Female:       PhP 10,000.00 + Trophy
5K Male and 5K Female:           PhP 5,000.00 + Trophy

Will there be finisher’s shirt and medals?
No finisher’s shirt but there will be finisher’s medals for all 10K finishers and 5K finishers. Non-finishers (DNF) shall receive certificates only.

Is it true that slots are limited?
YES, the event is limited to 500 participants only. Maximum of 200 participants for 5K and 300 participants for 10K.

When can we claim race kits?
Race bibs are available upon registration; singlets however are available from August 15 onwards.

Hydration & Nutrition
Minimize Disposables. There will be minimal use of plastic/paper cups in any portion of the route. Participants are encouraged to bring any other hydration gear. Belts and packs are also allowed. This is in line with the efforts in promoting a more environment-friendly lifestyle in running.

How many hydration stations will be there?
There will be FIVE (5) water stations along the route with water,  and one at the Start/Finish line.

There will be cut-off times as follows:
5K      – 2hrs
10K    – 4hrs

Runners who are still running beyond cut-off time may be allowed to finish the course at the discretion of the organizers.

What are the prizes?
Only one winner per category, per gender. (Total of 4 winners)
There will be cash and product prizes from Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. and partners sponsors.

10K Male and 10K Female:       PhP 10,000.00 + Trophy
5K Male and 5K Female:           PhP 5,000.00 + Trophy

Will there be finisher’s shirt and medals?
No finisher’s shirt but there will be finisher’s medals for all 10K finishers and 5K finishers. Non-finishers (DNF) shall receive certificates only.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

WATER and FIRST AID STATIONS

  1. Drinking water will be provided at selected points along the route but runners are also encouraged to be self-sufficient regarding hydration and nutrition.
  2. Medical aid will be available at certain points along the route.

TOILET AREA/PORTALETS

No portalet units will be deployed along the route.

Open shower/Toilets and portalets will only be available at the assembly/activity area.

PARKING AREA
There are allocated parking areas, however limited. Please do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle. Organizers are not liable for any loss.

BAGGAGE AREA
Baggage deposit service is available from 4:00AM to 13:00. Organizers will not be liable for any loss.

For more inquiries, send email at secretariat@withoutlimits.ph  or call  (02) 3837658 (office hours only, 9am-5pm).
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