One of the most challenging trail race put up by PIMCO last year was the Daranak Trail Run which was 21 kilometers of scenery, killer uphills and downhills, drop-dead exhaustion but downright awesomeness! The course was grueling, one of the toughest trail route that Pimco organizers has ever come out!
It was one of my most memorable runs last year where all were treated to threading the dark Calinawan Cave, crossing on several arduous rivers where one runner was in the midst of drowning if not for the swift reaction of other runners who rushed to help her out of the gushing water.
But the killer part was the trek to the peak of the Masungi mountain, a single track rocky mountain climb where our calves, quads and knees were screaming in pain!
Now, this race is coming back on January 12, 2014, which is the 3rd leg of the Natures Trail Discovery Run (NTDR) Championship Series and features 5k, 10k, 21k and 50k distances. Aside from the Daranak Falls, it will also feature the Batlag Falls, another showcase of this run. This upcoming race will vary in terrain (trails, dirt roads, rivers, wooden bridges, waterfalls), some really arduous treks but you will not feel disappointed.
Check out my recap of last year’s event here—> dancing-on-the-trails-of-daranak/
The 3rd Leg Race Route will start and finish in Daranak Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Philippines as the official venue.
**This trail race is RECOMMENDED by the JAZZRUNNER!**
More details of the race from PIMCO’s webpage, here http://www.pimcosportingevents.net/#!ntdr-ii-3rd-leg/c1py8
The race route shows the entire route of all the different categories including the longest route for the 50k Ultra which will reach Sta. Ines, the outermost barangay of the municipality traversing the hills and valleys in the innermost Sierra Madre Mountain ranges.
From the start and finish there are a total of 10 aid stations to cover the entire route along the same route of 5k, 10k, 21k, and 50k Ultra. Aid stations will mostly be for refilling of rehydration bottles and water bags of runners. No cups will be served. U-turns of 10k and 21k will serve bananas while the halfway mark of the 50k will serve runners with bananas, food, and energy drinks.
For the 3rd Leg, no drop bag station along the race route, drop bags will be at the finish line. 50k Ultra Runners must bring in their belt bags and backpack their personal provisions.
Each category must make sure to get the colored string at the u-turn as evidence that they passed the U-Turn or the farthermost route for each of the category. Failure to present the colored string at the finish line will be a caused for disqualification.
REGISTRATION AT MERREL STORES – Sm North Edsa, Trinoma, Market-Market and Festival Mall. Use your Bib to avail of 20% discount when buying trail shoes at Merrel stores.
For Online Registration go to www.pimcosportingevents.net
Fees for the Leg 3:Newbies (5k) – P 550.00 Advanced (10k) -P 750.00 Seasoned (21k) -P 950.00 Masters (50k) -P 1,750.00
The race route maybe subject to change by Pimco Sporting Events, the organizer and manager of the race event. The change maybe effected upon sole discretion of the organizer for safety purpose or other purposes it may deem appropriate. The decision of the organizer as per the rules and regulations is final.
We’ll see you all there!