I was fortunate enough to be invited by the good folks of ROX Philippines for Ayala Land’s Explorac 11k and 22k Invitational Trail Run to be held at Porac, Pampanga on June 8, 2013. This trail run is presented by Ayala Land which is about to develop a 1,000-hectare residential area complete with recreational facilities, leisure park as well as schools, industries and golf courses within Porac.
I was told by a friend that the trail run would pass parts of the Clark-Miyamit 50-Mile and 60K Ultramarathon which i had the chance to visit and run with friends last November. The route includes rough roads, trails, mountain passes and undulating hills!
The Ayala Land development will be in Barangay Hacienda Dolores and will start in the third quarter of 2013. The project is perched on hilly portion of the SCTEx and is about 25 minutes from the Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) and 10 minutes from the Clark Freeport via the SCTEx.
Explorac Trail Run offers 11k and 22k rough terrain. Trail run will start at Ayala’s Visitor Center and will end at the Ayala Nature Park. The course has a flat to hilly terrain and majority of it is hard surface.
The trail features wet/dry river bed, it not all, are heavily silted by mudflow due to Mt. Pinatubo eruption way back 1991 and succeeding lahar flows. In some areas, moderate steep climb will be experienced along the rough terrain portion and huge lahar track will potentially challenge your trail running skills.
Opportunity like running under the SCTEX bridge and passing through beside waterfalls are a few of the scenery that the trail offers.
In conjunction with the trail run, a Trail Running 101 will be held on June 4, Tuesday, 7:00PM at the ROX Store at Bonifacio High Street. The lecture will cover the do’s and don’ts of trail running and tips on how to run trails the proper way.
Speakers will be ultra-trail running blazer Jon Lacanlale and ultra runner Pen Nepomuceno.
For more information, please visit their events page athttps://www.facebook.com/events/338897039569060/?ref=22