GRIT (All Female) 2018 Trail Run: August 5, 2018

If you’re looking for a new trail route and nice scenery, then this all-women’s race might be what you’re looking for . The GRIT (Girls Running in Trails) will be holding its 2nd Trail Run inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club in Binangonan, Rizal.

The race will feature a 30K, 15k, 6k and two side events: the Kiddie Run and Sub-Sandi Challenge. MEN can join the race by registering on the Sub Sandi 6k Challenge which is a “Beat Sandi Menchi” on the 6k distance! Sandi Menchi Abahan is the beneficiary of this race which aims to raise funds to help her compete in 2018 races which includes the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland, in September.


The second edition of  GRiT – Girls Running in Trails: an All-Women Trail Run will be held at 6 AM on August 5, 2018 inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal.   A bigger and better GRiT offers three race categories:  30K, 15k, 6k and two side events: the Kiddie Run and Sub-Sandi Challenge.  The event also welcomes its male friends as volunteers and pacers or as Sub-Sandi Challengers.

GRiT 2018 is organized by RaceYaya for the purpose of raising funds to help, Sandi Menchi Abahan as she embarks in another big race this year. So, how does it work?  The proceeds of GRiT will support the training and racing expenses of Sandi Menchi Abahan -GRiT Ambassador – which includes the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland and other activities which aim to promote and support women in the sport.

Last year’s edition gathered five hundred (500) strong women with their family and friends and male volunteers in the trails of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.  Watch last year’s race here .

The net proceeds from the event helped in the financial support for Sandi Menchi  Abahan’s entry to TDS-UTMB in Chamonix, France where she finished 21st among the female elite runners, and became the first Filipino/Southeast Asian runner to be present in the race leaderboard of TDS-UTMB, not to mention, a race that is mostly dominated by Europeans and Americans; it is considered as the most prestigious trail running event in the world.

And so, the journey continues. This 2018, let’s get our voices heard, let’s all toe the line in support of Sandi. To register and to know more details about the race, just go to:


DISTANCE 30K 15K 6K Kiddie Run Sub-Sandi Challenge
REGISTRATION FEE 1,800 1,200 1,000 400 1,000
INCLUSIONS Event Shirt and Finisher’s Token Special Kiddie Token Event Shirt



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To everyone who supports Sandi, here’s her personal message for you:

“Running has brought me here, I have to keep going and keep pushing because each step could not only move me and my performance upwards.  Each push can move the people who believe in me to believe that a female Filipino can do it, that she can do it, that we can do it…Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.”

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(Ladies can choose from three races (30 kms, 15 kms, 6 kms) while the MEN can register for the 6K Sub Sandi Challenge over newly discovered running trails that takes place inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal.. The park offers classic southern terrain, with cypress tupelo swamps, boardwalks, and a variety of greenery and hardwood forests.)