The historic walled city of Intramuros has lately become the venue of choice for various road races which is good news to runners wanting a fresh change of scenery. A fun run, the Color Blast Run will be held here on September 21 but before that would be the highly anticipated SALOMON City Trail run on September 7, 2014.
The Salomon City Trail Run, which has its roots and maiden runs in various cities in Europe now comes to Manila and what better venue to hold its inaugural run than in Manila’s oldest district, the “Walled City”, famous for its nearly 6-kilometer circuit of massive stone walls and fortifications that almost completely surrounds the entire district.
Salomon’s City Trail brings the trail running spirit to people who dream of running in the mountains, but live in the city. It involves running in different surfaces within the city like pathways, roads, sidewalks, alleyways, bridges, stairs, tunnels, etc. Intramuros perfectly exemplifies this venue as a gate to various walls, gardens and other fortifications.
SALOMON CITY TRAIL: INTRAMUROS
When: September 7, 2014 (Sunday)
Where: Intramuros, Manila
Race categories: 6k / 12k
Race owner: Salomon Philippines/Primer Group of Companies
Target registration: 500 to 1,000 runners only
6K — P900.00
12k — P1,200.00
GUN START: 4:00PM
Inclusive of : Dri-Fit Salomon City Trail Race Singlet, Race Bib, Timing Chip, City Trail Cap, Entrance Fees to Fort Santiago and Puerta De Isabelle II, Post Race Meal pack. 12k Finishers will get a Finishers’ Medal.
*Top three male and female winners per distance will be awarded with R.O.X. gift certificates, Salomon products, and other freebies. Salomon items and products from sponsors will also be given away to lucky participants on the day of the event.
- Salomon Stores at SM Aura/ Gloritta 3/ SM Megamall
- On-line registration at: http://www.runnersrunner.com/2014sctp/
Claiming of race Kits:
ROX – 3rd Floor, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City ( August 30 – September 5, 2014)
The Salomon City Trail in Intramuros will bring runners to main landmarks like Fort Santiago, Palacio Del Governador, Baluarte De San Diego, Manila Metropolitan Cathedral, Puerta De Isabel II, Baluarte De Dilao, Revellin De Recolletos, the Balluartillo De San Jose and San Agustin Church, among many others.
SALOMON CITYTRAIL MANILA 2014
Whether you run for the thrill of it, to stay fit of healthy, or both, get ready for a more enjoyable running routine as Salomon promotes Citytrail running, inspired from its mountain trail running heritage. Alongside the launch of Salomon’s Citytrail products, the brand is happily prepping to host the first-ever event in the Philippines following its success in different countries including the U.S., and select countries in Europe and Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
After much deliberation, the Salomon Citytrail Manila is set to launch on September 7, 2014 at Intramuros, Manila.
The oldest city in the Philippines, The Walled City was deemed perfect for an adventure run that will not only be challenging and exciting with its dynamic urban landscape, but rich with culture and heritage as well. Even more enticing is the fact that the race starts at 4PM, which means the runners will experience all these amid the Manila sunset –the best time to explore and absorb the old fortress.
The sunset run is set to target at least 500 participants made up of adventure seekers, road runners, weekend warriors, fitness buffs, and trail running enthusiasts. Divided into two categories of 12km and 6km, the course will not be a conventional road run and will include challenges such as climbing stairs, crossing bridges, and clambering ramps around the Walled City.
Foot strikes on different surfaces, ascends on bridges and stairs will stimulate trail running skills while rediscovering Philippine heritage and culture. Salomon brand ambassadors, Philippine Sky Runners & Suunto Athletes will be the assigned to selected areas to marshal and guide the participants in the running tour. The cutoff time for the whole race is two hours.
The registration will be open from August 1 to August 29 at the Salomon stores and August 30 to September 5 at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street. Participants may also register online ( http://www.runnersrunner.com/2014sctp/).
The fee is P900 and P1,200 respectively for the 6km and 12km categories. All registrants will get a race bib, timing chip, Salomon Citytrail singlet, Citytrail cap, post race meal and a historical running tour of Intramuros City. 12km finishers will get a Citytrail Finisher’s medal.
Top three male and female winners per distance will be awarded with R.O.X. gift certificates, Salomon products, and other freebies. Salomon items and products from sponsors will also be given away to lucky participants on the day of the event.
Fortunately, participants need not to worry because substantial parking spaces will be made available within the venue. Plus, a baggage counter will be situated within the Start/Finish area in Fort Santiago where race participants may leave their belongings.
Salomon Citytrail Manila is a green run as it promotes sustainability and environmental preservation. No disposables will be given throughout the race course. Gatorade dispensers and water jugs will be stationed around the road areas of Intramuros City.
In line with Salomon’s campaign to “Elevate Your Run”, it is through the Citytrail event and its latest Citytrail footwear that Salomon aspires to introduce Citytrail running as an urban alternative to trail running.
A global event meant to entice everyone to “Elevate Your Run”, Citytrail running is all about being creative and imaginative when it comes to making your own trails in the city. It involves making use of the different surfaces within the city like pathways, roads, sidewalks, alleyways, bridges, stairs, et cetera to keep the experience exciting and more challenging.