Soleus Valley Trail Challenge: All Set on June 29, 2014

If your looking for a trail race in the middle part of this year when it’s summer, the trails are dry that has breathtaking scenery to match (hope there won’t be any sudden storm like last year), you should definitely join the SOLEUS Valley Trail Challenge in Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on June 29, 2014.

The race includes a 15k, 30k and a 50k Ultramarathon and it has one of the nicest trails south of Manila. I definitely plan to run the 30k this year and hope to improve on my finish time when i last joined this race 2 years ago. But even if i don’t, i’ll enjoy sucking-in the idyllic course of rolling hills, single tracks,the famed “New Zealand” pastureland and the occasional brown-spotted cows!

Do register early as slots are definitely going to run out very quickly!

REGISTRATION FOR THE SOLEUS VALLEY TRAIL CHALLENGE IS NOW OPEN!

(Press Release)

Nagsawa na ba kayo sa paulit-ulit na tinatakbuhan ninyo dito sa Metro Manila at kung saan-saan pa? Batung-bato na ba kayo sa tigas ng sementong kalsada? Dibat panahon na para subukan ninyo ang ibang klaseng kalsada, ruta at mga bagong tanawin?

For those who have done the marathon, don’t you think it’s time to test your feet for an ultra marathon? And for those who simply love the outdoors, a 15- and 30-kilometer category awaits you.

And for all those who had their trail or ultra marathon baptism of fire in the same event last year, you are all once again cordially invited by frontRUNNER Magazine, Ang Pambansang Babasahin ng Mananakbong Pilipino, to the 2014 Soleus Valley Trail Challenge that will be held on June 29, 2014 at Nuvali, Sta Rosa, Laguna.

The route is generally runner-friendly, having a rolling but mostly flat terrain (single and double track dirt roads), and only around 5% will consist of concrete roads. This route offers reprieve from constant pounding on hard surfaces. It is an out and back course with the start and finish lines situated in the vicinity of The Fields Clubhouse. The course will bring runners to the peripheries of the NUVALI complex which will offer participants majestic views that only nature and NUVALI can offer.

And in the true tradition of trail and ultra running, this race will be a no frills, all thrills event where runners, despite the presence of aid stations, are strongly advised to be self-contained and sufficient, meaning, runners are strongly advised to carry their own headlamps/flashlights, hydration kits and nutrition supplies.

Additionally, it is also recommended that they bring their own first aid kit (cotton balls, antiseptic solution, band aid strips and anti-biotic ointment).

Experience the peace and serenity of your run without the distractions of the usual pre- and post-race noise and fanfare.

SOLEUS VALLEY TRAIL CHALLENGE
June 29, 2014
Nuvali Trail, Sta. Rosa Laguna
15K/30K/50K
Organizer: FrontRUNNER

Registration Fees:
15k (300 slots) – 750.00 pesos
30k (400 slots) – 1000.00 pesos
50k (300 slots) – 1500.00 pesos

– Swag: Event shirt, Sling bag and Finisher’s Medal, Post-race meal and drinks
– (Part of registration fees will go the HERO FOUNDATION).
– Registration starts on April 16 and ends June 1, 2014. Limited slots only. Registration may end earlier if all slots are filled up.
– This means there will be NO onsite registration/extension. Please do not call the Race Director to request for an extension.

GUN TIMES/CUT-OFF:

– 15k Start: 5:00 AM, Cutoff time THREE hours, 3:00:00 (RFID Timing)
– 30k Start: 4:30 AM, Cut-off time SIX hours, 6:00:00 (RFID Timing)
– 50k Start: 4:00 AM, Cut-off time TEN hours, 10:00:00 (25-Kilometer Cutoff, 5:00:00 Hours.

Runners not able to meet this deadline will be declared as DNF and be brought back to the finish line.

Trail Route

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

STEP 1:
Make a deposit corresponding to the amount of your preferred distance category. Deposit to HARDCORE PUBLISHING HOUSE, INC. BPI 2371 0034 71

15K P750
30K P1000
50K P1500

STEP 2:
Print your NAME, DISTANCE & SHIRT SIZE on the deposit slip.

STEP 3:
Download the REGISTRATION & WAIVER FORM from pinoyfitness.com OR frontrunnermagph.wordpress.com and fill up the form.

STEP 4:
Email a scanned copy of the deposit slip and duly filled up Registration & Waiver Form to soleusvtc2014@gmail.com

We will be sending an electronic email reply that will confirm the receipt of your email and advise you that your registration is on process. If everything is in order, you will receive a second email confirming that you are officially registered. Should there be some inconsistencies in your submitted documents, you will likewise be informed for a corrective action on your part to finalize your registration.

RACE KIT CLAIMING:

June 6, 7 & 8 (Fri-Sun) from 10am to 7pm
100 Miles Cafe / Gallilea Events Place
Forte Pointe Bldg., 28th Street
Bonifacio Global City

Event Dri-fit shirt

RACE BRIEFING:

June 6 F(Fri) at 6pm
June 7 & 8 (Sat & Sun) at 2pm
100 Miles Cafe / Gallilea Events Place
Forte Pointe Bldg., 28th Street
Bonifacio Global City

Sample medal

COMPLETE RACE DETAILS:

  1. Please read and understand all details thoroughly.
  2. Start/Finish Line: FIELDS Clubhouse, NUVALI.
  3. Please be on time. Latecomers will NOT be allowed be allowed to officially join the race anymore. However, they are still entitled to post-race items except the Official Finisher’s medal.
  4. Assembly Time: 3:00 AM (for 50k) and 4:00 AM(for 30k/15k) / RAIN or SHINE.
  5. Claiming of  race kits will be held on the following dates; June 6, 7 and 8, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at 100 Miles Cafe, BGC, Taguig City. BRING YOUR DEPOSIT SLIPS when claiming your race kits. NO DEPOSIT SLIPS, NO RACE KITS.
  6. Race briefing will be held on the following dates; 6:00 PM June 6, 2014 and 2:00 PM June 7 and 8, 2014 at 100 Miles Cafe, BGC, Taguig City. Please note that the venue can only hold a limited number of participants at a time so please come early if you wish to attend. For those not able to attend the said schedules,  briefing/updates will be held onsite on June 29, 2014 before the start.
  7. THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT DISTRIBUTION DURING RACE DAY AT THE VENUE.
  8. All runners must wear their race numbers in front, pinned on the shirt or shorts.
  9. Runners will make a turnaround at their respective turning points and make their way back to the finish line.
  10. There will be aid stations located at approximately five kilometers apart where all runners are free to refill and eat.
  11. Littering is absolutely prohibited. Violation of such will merit outright disqualification. Garbage bags are available in all aid stations.
  12. Race route will be marked by ribbons and/or directional tarpaulins, painted rocks/trees/ground.
  13. Runners who decide not to continue the race must contact the Race Director or inform the nearest aid station marshals for proper accounting.
  14. No time credits will be given for runners who get lost therefore all runners are encouraged to pay attention to race markers/signs.
  15. NO shuttle service to and from NUVALI is provided.
  16. FREE parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the FIELDS CLUBHOUSE. While security will be provided, runners will be solely responsible for securing their belongings. Race organizers and management will not be held liable for any damage or loss to personal items.
  17. Baggage deposit counter/toilet and bathroom will be available at the same site.
  18. The Race Director may, at any time, make revisions on the course and race details/rules for the benefit of all runners and reserves all the rights to use pictures and videos taken by any participant for publication in any form of media without any consideration, monetary or otherwise. Owners of published photos/videos will be duly recognized.
  19. ALL RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED BRING THEIR OWN HYDRATION BOTTLES/PACKS. YOU ARE FREE TO REFILL IN ALL STATIONS. THERE WILL BE NO CUPS AVAILABLE IN ALL AID STATIONS IN KEEPING WITH THE “LEAVE NO TRACE” theme.
  20. Enjoy, have fun and absolutely NO WHINING.
  21. Race Director’s decision is final.

TRAIL RUNNING. JUST YOU AND THE GROUND. NOTHING FANCY.

See you all on June 29!

 

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