Good times are coming for trail runners who are itching their way to run the great outdoor trails once again. The Mt. Marami 21k Trail Challenge is up this coming Sunday where most of the 700+ trail runners ( a record of sorts) will be having the chance of having their pictures taken at the dizzying Silyang Bato, near Mt. Marami’s peak. Also happening is the Conquer 50k Trail Challenge and the Conquer 25k/11k Trail Challenge to be held on September 12 and 13, respectively to start and end at the Tanay Adventure Camp in Tanay Rizal.
Too, Alvin Balderama of PIMCO, the master trail blazer of Tanay will also be staging the Amazing Tanay 15k/10k Trail Race on November 22, 2015 at Sampaloc Inn in Sampaloc, Tanay as venue while the Miyamit Falls Trail Marathon (MF42) and 26k will be held on October 4, 2015 in Porac, Pampanga.
Meanwhile, one of the most awaited trail races of Dabobong (DBB) Angeles’ MGM Productions (the same organizers of the vastly successful Mt. Sembrano Mountain Trail Challenges in Pililia, Rizal) is also gearing up and this time, their race is headed for Tanay too! To be staged is the MT. BATOLUSONG 50k/25k/12k MOUNTAIN RUN this coming October 25, 2015. This race is in conjunction with Tanay’s yearly HANE Festival.
I particularly love the route of the Mt. Batolusong Mountain Run as this is a route where we have ventured several times in the past that features gorgeous trails, green views, rolling pastures, ridges and deep ravines. The scenery is a perfect back drop for taking photos, hiking and of course trail running. Mt. Batolusong is one of its attractions – a bit difficult in the beginning (until you reach the Maypatag Plateau), but plenty of places to stop for a breather and to catch views of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Mt. Batolusong is not a tall mountain, but it will definitely give you great views of the nearby Susong Dalaga peaks, Banahaw, Cristobal, Laguna, Rizal and as far as Quezon. It does have a couple of spots where elevation can cause you to huff or puff a bit.
I’m leaving you with details and some pictures of the Mt. Batolusong Mountain Run route for their upcoming race this October 25, 2015.
In celebration of Tanay Hane Festival,
MGM Productions Present: DBB Mountain Rockstar Trail Run
Mt. Batolusong, Barangay San Andres, Tanay, Rizal
October 25, 2015
This is part of the DBB Uphill Challenge Trail Running Series and a 100% TRAIL race.
Distance: 12km / 25km / 50km
Start Time: 6AM (50km) / 6:30AM (25km) / 7AM (12km)
Starting/Finish Area: Barangay Hall of San Andres, Tanay Rizal
Php 1,050.00 / 12km Mountain Run
Php 1,350.00 / 25km Mountain Run
Php 1,650.00 / 50km Mountain Run
Inclusive of the following: Finisher Shirt, Medal, MGM Rockstar Cap, Race Bandana, Bib Number, Post Race Meal and Tree Seedlings.
* only 25km/50km can get a FREE MGM Rockstar Cap
Registration Period: July 25 – October 01, 2015
Deposit the registration fee to
Account Name:Rayman D. delos Angeles
BPI Savings Acct Num: 3199-1456-56
Send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, gender, race distance and size of finisher shirt . Subject: MGM MT. BATOLUSONG REGISTRATION”. Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit on the race day.
LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!
****** The event takes place RAIN or SHINE! ******