2014 Filinvest Endurance 12 Hour Trail Run/MTB Week-end

If there was a true “City Trail” in urban Metro Manila in the strictest sense of the word, this should be it! The hard-packed, single, double track trails of the “Filinvest City Complex” located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City is a mountain bike haven now used as a regular trail running destination of trail enthusiasts. Filinvest City’s lush greenery and full grown trees provide plenty of shade and scenic views for those using their soft trails, from grass covered surfaces, hills and mud tracks, if wet! (See trail pictures below).

And same with last year, this will be the venue of a 12-hour, 6-hour, 3-hour Endurance Trail Run and a 12-hour and 6-hour Mountain Bike race!

This year’s Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2014 will be held on November 8 (for the MTB race) and the following day, November 9 for the Trail Run with both races having the regular 12 hour races plus additional categories of a 6-hour and 3-hour trail run and another 6-hour category for the MTB ride.

An endurance trail race for both beginners and veterans alike, this is about completing the whole time allocated whether it be the 12 hours, 6 hours or 3 hours you chose to compete in, rather than any specific distance for both the trail run and the mountain bike competition.

More of the details here:

 

 TRAIL RUN DETAILS (12 Hr/ 6 Hr/ 3 Hr):

 

Race route for both MTB and Trail Run

Here are parts of the race route:

Registration Fees for both MTB and Trail Runs

Registration Centers for both MTB and Trail Runs

Registration Centers for both MTB and Trail Runs

MTB DETAILS:

 

FILINVEST CITY ENDURANCE WEEKEND 2014: A RACE TO REDEFINE LIMITS

When weekend bikers turn into competitive cyclists, and casual joggers evolve into avid runners, they want to keep the momentum alive by constantly going for races that will push them to the next level. Whether elite, intermediate or relative beginner, a new twist or challenge in a race gives additional motivation and excitement for every biker or runner.

This is exactly what Filinvest City offers as it hosts the second Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2014: Ride, Rock and Run, a race that will test their limits—whether they’re hard-core cyclists and runners, or just racing enthusiasts who want to see how far they can go.

Based on the overwhelming positive response from the first Endurance Weekend held in 2013, Filinvest City has redesigned this year’s event, opening it up to more participants. Aside from the 12-hour races originally offered last year for both mountain bike and trail runs, there will be additional categories for 2014: the 6-hour MTB race on the first day and 6 and 3-hour Trail Runs on the second day, open to both male and female competitors.

The races are set to take place on November 8 and 9, 2014 at the picturesque nature trails within this garden city. Lined with stately palms, shady trees and filled with beautiful landscapes and lush greenery, these popular trails make it that much more enjoyable for competitors to race and attempt to beat their Personal Records.

“While there will be prizes and medals for all the winners in the different categories, “ says Filinvest City Project Head, Don-Don Mari Ubaldo, “for most of the participants, it is reward enough to know that they can take on a race this tough and come out of it a better cyclist or runner”.

Adding to the festive atmosphere of the entire weekend are the rockin’ side activities that will provide entertainment for the spectators and give that much-needed energy boosts for the racers.

“This Endurance Weekend captures the vibrant spirit and the sense of community in Filinvest City,” says Ubaldo. “It opens doors for more people to experience the fun outdoors and the active adventures they could have in a true garden city.” (Press Release)

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Filinvest City Endurance 12-Hour Trail Run/MTB Weekend

It’s rare that we have races based on a certain time you have to complete rather than on distance and i can only think of ultra icon Jon Lacanlale’s Fat Ass Run held every January at Clark in Pampanga where he conducts 24, 12 and 6 hour runs that has become a mecca for ultra runners.

Now, a similar endurance run is going to be held at Filinvest City in Alabang wherein a 12-hour trail run will be in the offing on September 14 and on the following day, a similar race will be conducted for mountain bike enthusiasts who are also going to compete for the 12-hour bike race. This is the Filinvest City Endurance Week-End (FCEW) 2013.

Although the Fat Ass run is organized purely for the camaraderie, get together and pleasure of the runners (no registration fees, no awards, no aids, self-supporting), the FCEW will be more of a competition, where runners and bikers will compete for prizes based on the number of loops one can complete within the given 12 hours time.

Each loop on the FCEW will be 3.2 kms of mostly trails and some paved roads within the Filinvest City Area.

So to all you trail runners and mounatin bikers out there, the trails of Filinvest City are waiting!

Here are the details of the race:

Here’s a sneak peek of the Filinvest City Trails : https://jazzrunner.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/urban-trails-the-filinvest-transformation/

With Race Director Thumbie Remigio (c) and Jingo Hervas of Cycling Zone (L)

PRESS RELEASE:

“FILINVEST ENDURANCE WEEKEND 2013”: A RACE THROUGH PICTURESQUE SIGHTS Whether running on foot or wheezing by through a mountain bike, the racer, once in a competition, seems to be oblivious to the surrounding sights. But participants to “Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2013” will be hard pressed not to take stock of the view enveloping the course of this one-of-a-kind run.

On September 14 and 15, 2013, running and racing enthusiasts, both men and women, will be treated to one of the most picturesque race courses within the metro as they go through Filinvest City‟s varied terrain. Participants may compete in several age groups as well a mixed category in the mountain bike race. The registration fee includes a race packet (consisting of a bib number, pins, bike number, bike and helmet sticker), race shirt, finisher‟s medal, hydration, and lunch.

Filinvest City‟s well-planned environment presents a variety of relaxing sights. There are grassy hills with tended foliage that serves as parks and pocket hubs of greenery. The course will also take them to hiking trails and promenades lined with trees of mostly Philippine hardwood, and avenues lined with stately palms and shady trees.

“By staging the „Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2013‟ we believe we are encouraging more people to go out and give the body some form of physical activity—which is a healthy way to de-stress, In the process, we hope we are fostering a more respectful regard for nature” says Filinvest City‟s project head, Mr. Don Ubaldo.