Natures Trail Discovery Run: Daraitan Trail Run, June 9, 2013

Registrations for the Nature’s Trail Discovery Run II (Leg 1), PIMCO Sports’ Championship Trilogy series is now open and will showcase another marvel of a trail route, the DARAITAN Trails, which features the Tinipak River with its white rock formations plus the majestic Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay, Rizal.

The race features a 50k Ultramarathon, a 21k, 10k and 5k with routes ranging from single track trails, mountain passes, river crossings and dirt roads. There will only be limited slots for the race and registration can be done via on-line at Pimco’s website, or at their registration center at ROX, Bonifacio High Street (3:00pm to 8:00pm).

Here are the details:

Nature’s Trail Discovery Run II
1st Leg, Trilogy Championship  

Date: June 9, 2013 (Sunday)

Venue: Sampaloc-Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal


Advanced (10k) : Entry Fee is P750.00 inclusive of race kit, finishers shirt, and medal. Open to all Nationals, Male and Female

Seasoned (21k): Entry Fee is P950 inclusive of race kit, finishers shirt, and medals. Open to all nationalities, Male and Female

Masters (50k): Entry Fee is P1,750 inclusive of race kit, finishers shirt, and medals. Open to all nationalities, Male and Female (One category only).

Beginners Trail Fun Run (5k) : Entry Fee is P550.00 inclusive of race kit, provisions, giveaways, finishers medals. Open to all nationalities, male and female

Limited Slots:

Advance (10k) Category 200 slots only
Seasoned (21k) Category 200 slots only
Masters (50k) Ultraman Category 100 slots only

Newbies (5k) Fun Category open no limit

Registration Venue:

–*ROX:  Bonifacio Global City (3pm to 8pm)

—  Online registration at

*(Suggest you register physically at ROX)

Finishers Shirt for the10k / 21k / 50k

Public Transport:

To get to Tanay using public transportation, you can ride jeep at Star Mall in Mandaluyong City to Tanay market. From there you can get tricycles that can bring you directly to the venue.

Runners and their families and friends who would like the outdoors may get accommodation near the venue. This is highly recommended as there are amenities that you can try your hands for very affordable rates.

Shuttle Services for Metro-Manila Runners:

Additional fee of P300.00 per runner will be charged for the shuttle bus to the race venue and going back to the same pick up points as follows:

Pick up Details:
Date: June 9, 2013

Pick up points:
Shell Station, Makati Edsa
Mandaluyong, City Hall Circle
Quezon City Circle
Masinag, Marikina in front of Mercury Drug

Time of Pick Up:
2:00 am Shell Station Makati Edsa
2:15 am Mandaluyong City Hall Circle
2:40 am Quezon City Circle
3:10 am Masinag, Marikina

The Bus will pass-by and will not be standing by so please be at the pick-up point at the time to avoid inconvenience and present your Service Stub. The Time of Pick-up are estimated arrivals at the pick up locations given.

If you miss one pick up place, you can still catch up by proceeding immediately at any of the pick up points ahead. The Shuttle Bus will not wait.

Time of Return Trip: All Runners must be at the shuttle bus for the return trip to Metro-Manila from the race venue after the race event on June 2 not later than 2:00 pm

Hydration Stations – No cups will be made available! Bring your own hydration bottles/ hydration belts/ hydration back packs for re-fill. There will be hydration stations every 5 kilometer distance for free you can use for refill of your hydration bottle.

Banana Stations – There will be banana stations for each of the race category the Aid Stations and at the finish line for free.

Finishers Kit – All finishers will receive their kits that include the medal, finishers shirt, and loot bag at the Finishers Booth for the 10k, 21k, and 50k only.

5k has no Finishers Shirt but will have finishers Medal.

Awards & Prizes for Male and Female Division (Except for the 50k Division which will only have the over-all first 3 placers):

Winners on each of the Preliminary Legs are given Winners Gift Packages (Non-Cash)

Awards and Prizes for all Categories Advanced (10k), Seasoned (21k), and Masters (50k) Ultramen:

1st – Gift Package + 1st Medal + Winners Shirt
2nd – Gift Package + 2nd Medal + Winners Shirt
3rd – Gift Package + 3rd Medal + Winners Shirt

Finishers – Finishers Medal & Shirt + Loot Bags

Awards and Prizes for Newbies (5km):

1st – Gift Package + 1st Medal
2nd – Gift Package + 2nd Medal
3rd – Gift Package + 3rd Medal

Finishers – Finishers Medal + Loot Bags

For more details, check out Pimco Sports website at: or their Facebook page at:

Here are some pictures of the Daraitan trails:


20 responses to “Natures Trail Discovery Run: Daraitan Trail Run, June 9, 2013

  1. Sir Rene, this is my 1st time to join a trail run, can you recommend a good trail shoe for me. I use a stability shoes Asic 2170 for my road run. Thanks you.

    • Hi James! I’m still using my cheapo New Balance 610 Trail shoe for most of my trail runs and they work just fine. These New Balance All Terrain shoes should suffice and most are being offered on sale like Sports WareHouse or branches of the NB Stores.

      The New Balance 610/ 610-V2/ 510/ or 710 should address your needs. Asics has the GT 2000 Trail and Gel-Kahana, both stability trail shoes which have great reviews!

    • thank sir rene, im comfy with asic brand, btw what time will the 21k of daraitan start? is marcos hiway a better route? thank again, inspire by your great photo.

  2. sir, malapit po ba ito sa Daranak Falls? we are planning po sana na dun mag-camp Saturday Night tapos after po ng trail ay mag-Daranak Falls… possible po kaya ang itinerary namen sir? thanx and god bless po sir

    • Yes, malapit nalang. Pwede! That will be a great Sunday for all of you! Bring food, griller so you can have lunch at Daranak. 🙂

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    • Iba ito ngayun. Daranak was nice and so is this forthcoming race in Daraitan. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the views here. 😉

  4. sir, dadaanan po ba yung Tinipak rock/River ng mga 10K category runners? Also, is this more difficult than Merrell Adventure Run?

    • Hi Gel. 10k runners will only be able to reach and turn-around at Macaira Gardens (see photos, above) thus, will not proceed to Tinipak River anymore. For me, the Merrell route is more difficult.

  5. Sir, are the runners gonna pass through a cave, too? Do we need to bring headlamps/flashlights? Thanks!

    • No caves this time. If you’re running the 21k or the 50k, a headlamp is a must. Otherwise, no need for the shorter distances. Good luck! 🙂

      • Thanks a lot Sir! i think needed lang ung headlamp since mas maaga ung gunstart, tama po ba? or my trail na sadyang madilim 🙂

      • Hi Maro! Yes, headlamps for those running before 5am. Trails are all in the open.

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