Double Terrain Challenge (10km / 25km) Trail Run: August 6, 2017

Be Trail Ready Presents ::.. Double Terrain Challenge (10Km/25Km)

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10/Km and 25 Km Challenge

The thought of running through forest woods, rocky and muddy uphills and downhills, dirt roads for four or seven hours may not appeal to some, specially those who are still new to trail running but, for all its technicalities, this will be a well-organized and smoothly-run event, thanks to Race Director Dabobong Angeles and his new team “Be Trail Ready (BTR)” Events who has been at the forefront in staging short but challenging trail races near Metro Manila for the past 5 years.

Mountain passes, single track trails, water falls, raffle prizes, free food along the route and at the finish all help create a party atmosphere . And while some consider his longer distance offerings as hard-core and elite, the shorter one (10k) will be easier, manageable and will aim to attract more trail running newbies and other runners hailing from different levels.  The race’s start and finish near the vicinity of Baranggay Cuyambay, Tanay just adds to the “fiesta” factor. A 5am start should see you at the finish line in time for a well-earned medal and breakfast on the foot of this lively mountain municipality of Tanay.

RACE DETAILS:

Distance : 10Km Cut Off Time 4Hours / 25Km Cut Off Time 7Hours

Start Time: 5AM (25Km) / 6AM (10Km)

Starting/Finish Area: Basketball Covered Court at Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay Rizal

Registration Fee: 10Km (Php 1,000) / 25Km (Php 1,500)

Inclusions: Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, BTR Saco Pack, Personalized Bib Number, Raffle and Post Race Meal

Registration Period: June 14, 2017 – July 15, 2017

Registration Procedure:

STEP 1:
Pay the registration fee through:
Rayman D. delos Angeles (BPI S/A No. 3199-1456-56)

STEP2:
Send a scanned/pic copy of the deposit slip to doubleterrainchallenge@yahoo.com with your name, gender and size of finisher shirt . Subject: DTC REGISTRATION and wait for confirmation through email. Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit on the race day.

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Race medal 25k

LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!

****** The event takes place RAIN or SHINE! ******

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Part of the route…Tungtong Falls

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GETTING THERE:

** Private Transportation
From Cubao take Aurora Blvd. East Bound and continue straight to Marcos Highway. You will pass by Sta. Lucia Grand Mall, Masinag, and Cogeo. After Cogeo, you will traverse zigzag roads.

You will pass by Palo Alto and Garden Cottages. A few kilometer you reach the welcome arc to Brgy. Cuyambay will be on your right.

** Public Transportation
From Cubao, take a jeep or FX to Cogeo Gate 2. Once in Cogeo, proceed to the jeepney terminal adjacent to the market and take the jeepney going to Sampaloc/Tanay. Tell the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Cuyambay.

Hire a habal-habal or tricycle to Brgy. Cuyambay Basketball Court

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MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

25Km Runners:
Each runner must be self-contained or self-reliant with the following mandatory items:
• Hydration bottle/ pack with least 1.5 Liters of water
• Trail food
• Drinking Cup
• First aid kit
• Whistle
• Fully charged cellphone
• Headlamp/Flashlight

10Km Runners:
Each runner must be self-contained/ self-reliant with the following mandatory items:
• Hydration bottle/pack with at least 1L of water
• Trail food
• Drinking Cup
• First aid kit
• Whistle
• Fully charged cellphone

NOTE: These mandatory items will be check upon checked-in at the starting line and will be randomly checked during the race.

PARKING: Will be available the near the race site.

FOOD: Kindly present your race bib number to the people at the food booth when claiming your free post-race meal.

RACE SHIRTS: Shirts may be claimed at the Secretariat booth on race day. Please present your race bib number to claim. If in cases of unavailability of your shirt sizes, we humbly ask for your kindness as we shall send you your shirt after the race. Our race secretariat will note your name, contact number and email address and we ensure that you’ll receive your shirts at the soonest.

HYDRATION: There will be water and juices available in every aid stations. Note please that we will not provide drinking cups so it’s mandatory for every runner to bring their own cups. Water are for drinking and not for bathing.

AID STATIONS: We will provide food in every aid station which are as follows: chocolates, jellyace, boiled eggs, and the all-time favourite TIPAS HOPIA. If you have any food preference, you are encouraged to bring your preferred trail food.

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Mt. Sembrano Trail Challenge 2017: March 12, 2017

It’s not an easy trail route, but those who have experienced traversing uphill trails whether you’re a newbie or a veteran trail runner, would find running, hiking or just trying to survive to get to the top of Mt. Sembrano the harsh yet thrilling experience of conquering it on limited time.

Running this race for the very first time two years ago, i kind of wondered how i was able to wrestle the unlimited uphills, specially the first 5 kilometers of continuous climbing on gnarly rocky trails. Still, i think this was one of the best trail races for 2015 (didn’t join last year because of severe acid reflux) even with the negligible blips of getting lost and suffering from cramps that made this race even more exciting.

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The Mt. Sembrano Mountain Run is going to be back this coming March 12, 2017 with some new trail routes being added. This is a no frills, all thrills race but has the unique stamp of an MGM event, organizers of this race. It has full of support, unique swags, fabulous finisher’s shirt, food and an after event gathering of pure trail enthusiasts hobnobbing with first time trail runners wanting to catch on the frenzy of their newfound sport.

This mountain run is not for people who are looking to set a fast pace but I would recommend it to those looking to deviate from road events and challenge themselves with a difficult but doable trail run, specially the newbie trail runner.

Getting to the top of Mt. Sembrano and reaching the finish-line will give you a sense of great euphoria and that’s definitely the case here, as this was one of the most grueling yet rewarding trail races I’ve done.

If you haven’s registered yet, you have a little more than a week to register (deadline on February 17) and can close even earlier if slots have all been filled up.

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Here are the details of the race:

Mt. Sembrano Uphill Trail Challenge 2017 (15KM/32KM)
March 12, 2017 (New Trail Route)
Malaya, Pililia, Rizal

2nd Leg for the grand slam of the MGM Production Trail Running Series 2017.

Distance:
15km (Old Trail-Summit turn around-New Trail)
32km (Old Trail-Summit-Bugarin Trail- turn around-New Trail)

Start Time:
6:00 AM March 12, 2017 (32km)
6:30 AM March 12, 2017 (15km)

Cut Off Time: 6hrs (15km) / 9hrs (32km)

Starting/Finish Area: Brgy. Hall of Malaya, Pililla, Rizal

Registration Fee:
P 1,100.00 / 15km Mountain Run
P 1,350.00 / 32km Mountain Run
inclusive Finisher Medal, Shirt, Race Bandana, Bib Number, Post Race Meal, Freebies and Raffle

Registration Period: December 01, 2017- February 17, 2017

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Registration Procedure:

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  with your name, gender, distance and size of finisher shirt . Subject: MGM MT. SEMBRANO 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!

 

Course Description:  Rough roads which leads to rocky path; numerous mango trees; grassy summit which is fully exposed to the sun with the great view of Laguna Lake.

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Camping:  Runners are welcome to camp on the grounds Friday evening. Camping is available at an assigned area on the covered court with facilities near the start.  Showers are available. Please take out what you bring in.

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Sierra Trail Adventure Race- October 16, 2016: A Sneak Peek

In the mountains of Tanay, one place holds a special allure to those who have ran its trails and crossed its rivers…the rugged scenery of Sitio Maysawa and Laiban. If you have ran any of PIMCO’s Natures Trail Discovery Run (NTDR) trail series a few years ago, you just might have passed some of its rocky terrain, steep uphills and an abundance of streams and rivers that greets you endlessly along its course.

This October 16, 2016, the inaugural trail race of Pinoy Trails.com and Rundezvous will hold the 1st SIERRA TRAIL ADVENTURE RACE (STAR) 2016 in Tanay, Rizal which will have an 8k, 12k, an 18k- solo, and an 18k 2-man buddy run. The race will start and end at the Ten Cents To Heaven Resort, Sitio Mayagay, Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal.

Two weeks ago, The Pinoy Trails Team made an ocular visit on these trails as we last did during another familiarization run with trail buddies Jun and Franc. The Maysawa trails are beautiful but jagged, rocky on some parts, wooded on the inner portions  following shallow but crystal clear rivers plus a couple of different ridges through the woods. It throws in a couple of relentless uphills and descents. The terrain on the end part, after reaching Brgy Laiban is a mix of woodlands, creeks, open spaces and the occasional cultivated field.

The Maysawa-Laiban trails are a must place to run in Tanay with ascents and descents that your hearts will beat in excitement. It will be both hard and pleasant at this time of the year but with the onset of the wet season, don’t let the rains deter you!

RACE DETAILS:

  • Date: October 16, 2016
  • Venue: Tanay, Rizal (10 Cents?)
  • Distance: 8K, 12K, 16K

Gun Start:

  • 8K – 6:10 AM
  • 12K – 6:00 AM
  • 18K – 5:40 AM
  • 18K Buddy – 5:30 AM

Cut-off Times:

  • 18K – 5 Hours
  • 12K – 4 Hours
  • 8K – 3 hours

Fees:

  • 8K – P700
  • 12K – P800
  • 18K – P900
  • 18K Buddy – P1,600

Inclusions:

  • Pinoy Trails Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Loot Bag
  • Early Bird Promo

Other registration details to follow…

It will be a roller coaster ride along the route with amazing views all around. ENJOY!

Looking At The Route: Soleus Cross Country Challenge 2016

I’ve ran this route several times, both in training and during races and the course is truly unique with all the trimmings of a great trail run. From the casual runner/walker to the serious trail runner, this route of the Soleus Cross Country Trail Run Challenge, to be held on July 10, 2016 at Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal has something for everyone: river crossings, single-track trails and fire roads, woods, unrelenting uphills and downhills, farm fields, and magnificent views of the Sierra Madre mountains!

Just recently, Judith Staples of L-Timestudio and Coach Roel Amabao-Ano, the event’s Race Director led a test run of the route comprising of members of Team Soleus and some friends in the trail running community. I absolutely love the views along the trails with the backdrop of the Ten Commandments tablets at Mt. Sinai serving as the starting point of the run.

The single track trails and the main fire road descends into the Casile River for roughly 5 kms., crossing this river a few times before turning around and heading back uphill which will be long and arduous climb. Nevertheless, it will all be worth the pain and effort if you love being challenged with all those magnificent views as backdrop. The Soleus Cross Country Challenge will offer 21k and 12k distances.

(See registration details below).

Here’s a sneak preview of the route with Team Soleus:

The 10 Commandments “tablets” which serves at the starting line of the race. With race proponent, Ms. Judith Staples of L-TimeStudio.

With the super-fit Judith Staples

If you haven’t registered yet, take advantage of the registration discount as the early bird registration will only be available until May 25. Regular registration starts on May 26 to June 30 or until supply lasts.

Details are as follows:

Finisher’s Shirt

Finisher’s Shirt Design (L-R): Tin Ferrera, Coach Roel and Sheryl Quimosing

Amor Sanz and Coach Roel

Hangaway Antique Half-Marathon Trail Run: May 15, 2016

The province of Antique is inviting all runners to the Hangaway (Ha-nga-way) half-marathon Trail Challenge. The race will be held in Sibalom, Antique and this is their follow-up to their highly successful “A Taste of Antique Trails” (ATAT) held last January!

This year, the 4th edition of the Antique Half-Marathon Challenge will live up to it’s name and will give them the real challenge. “HANGAWAY” is a Visayan term for “Warrior.” They are bringing the challenge from road to trail this time and savor the raw and majestic trails of Antique!

Join the Antiqueños to a 22Km and 12Km trail race with obstacles on the last 2Kms of the route. A 6Km road to trail category is also being added. Just when you think you had enough and you feel like giving up, we challenge you to step up and become a Hangaway! We call all road and trail runers and unleash the warrior in you!

Are you tough enough to become one? We dare you!

“HANGAWAY”

The ANTIQUE HALF-MARATHON CHALLENGE 2016 RACE DETAILS

RACE DAY – May 15, 2015

EGAÑA SIBALOM, ANTIQUE

6K Road/Trail, 12K Trail/Obstacles, 22K Trail/Obstacles

 

LIMITED SLOTS ONLY

22K Trail/Obstacles – 60 Slots

12K Trail/Obstacles – 60 Slots

6K Road/Trail – 40 Slots

REGISTRATION:

Early Bird Registration – January 25 – March 6, 2016

Regular Registration – March 7 – May 8, 2016

Late Registration – May 9 – May 13, 2016

22K Trail/Obstacles (Busalian)

Early – Php750.00

Regular – Php850.00

Late – Php1,200.00

12K Trail/Obstacles (Hangkilan)

Early – Php650.00

Regular – Php750.00

Late – Php950.00

6K Road/Trail (Sumalayhaw)

Early – Php350.00

Regular – Php450.00

Late – Php650.00

Gun Time:

22K Trail/Obstacles – 4:30AM

12K Trail/Obstacles – 5:00

6K Road/Trail – 5:30AM

Assembly Time:

22K Trail/Obstacles – 4:00AM

12K Trail/Obstacles – 4:30AM

6K Road/Trail – 5:30AM

INCLUSIONS:

22K Trail/Obstacles – Singlet Race Bib, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal

12K Trail/Obstacles – Singlet Race Bib, Finisher’s Shirt

6K Road/Trail – Singlet, Race Bib and Certificate

Medal for 22k Finishers

Race singlet

AWARDS:

  • Top 3 Male and Female for 22K and 12K Trail/Obstacle race will receive a trophy
  • Top 3 Male and Female 6K race will receive a certificate

Finishers Shirt for 22k and 12k Finishers

HOW TO REGISTER:

We have 3 types of registration:

ONLINE:

Register online and pay using Paypal or Credit Card. Visit webscorer.com (https://www.webscorer.com/members/myracedetails?raceid=60456). Additional Php60.00 will be charged as processing fee.

BANK DEPOSIT:

Download Registration form at our Facebook page (look for the link, available in jpg and pdf format). Deposit registration fee thru Bank of the Philippine Islands

Acc. # 3056 4064 39

Acc. Name: Manuel Magbanua, Jr.

Email registration form and scanned deposit slip to: antiqueathletic@gmail.com

IN-STORE REGISTRATION:

We have registration sites located at the following:

San Jose, Antique:

-Black & Yellow Carwash

Trade Town, Brgy. Dalipe, San Jose

Tel. Mark (0926) 7168791

Sibalom:

-ALM Party Needs

Fenete cor Maza St. Sibalom, Antique

Tel. Boogie (0927) 7786286

For  other Inquiries text/call:

Manie (0917) 7954458

Visit: www.facebook.com/antiquehalfmarathon for updates.

Bravehearts Mountain Trail Run- March 12, 2016

“Bravehearts is a newbie friendly trail run”. 

“This is not a race. Its a picnic!”

“It requires bravery to do something no one else around you is doing. So be brave!”

—MGM Productions description of their upcoming trail run event, the Braveheart Trail Run

To which trail runners responded:

“It’s A Trap!”

I was amused and laughing when i read these Facebook exchanges on the forthcoming BRAVEHEARTS Mountain Trail Run to be held on March 12 in Baras, Rizal. It might be MGM’s stab at humor but knowing their record of organizing very challenging routes that frays the edges of your patience (Mt. Batolusong Trail Challenge, Mt. Sembrano Mountain Run, to name a few), their races are no laughing matter. For most, their uphill courses gets your heart pumping non-stop, yet the views are spectacular that any trail runner would love to come back for more.

Though the Braveheart Mountain Run will only be for 11 kilometers, no one (outside of the MGM organizers) have made an actual test run of this route but expect this to be another lung-busting climb. If MGM is going to be true to their word, this run will just be like a picnic at the park and will have a newbie-friendly trail route. But then, they ask runners to be brave, to face the unexpected! And that has put jitters among the trail newbies and even the regular trail runners.

Nevertheless, Race Director Rayman (DBB) Delos Angeles assured that runners will be rewarded with a myriad of adventurous panoramas like waterfalls, dams, rocky paths, pine trees, the grand views of the Sierra Madre mountains and Talim Island at Laguna De Bay which i tend to believe (check out the pictures below).

It’s a very calming claim to call an MGM Productions event one newbie-friendly trail run but it’s also hard to ignore that one requires bravery to do something out of the ordinary to probably survive this race. Even the name of a waterfall where runners will pass by near it, “KINAMATAYAN FALLS” is a prelude of things to happen!

But factor in a cool dip beneath this waterfall (will you?), enjoy the low clouds lying below the Sierra mountain peaks, cascading rivers and streams and a grand finale of a breakfast at one of the picnic tables of a resort while getting a glimpse of Laguna De Bay and you’ve got plenty of reason to enjoy this race.

Whether or not it’s a newbie-friendly trail or a race for the hard-core, no trail runner will want to miss a MGM-organized trail run! Hope we come out alive! 🙂

Here are the details of the race!

Bravehearts Mountain Trail Run (11km)

Distance :11km (Cut Off Time- 3:30 Hours)

Start Time: 6:00 AM March 12, 2016 (Saturday)

Starting/Finish Area: Check Dam, Sitio San Roque, Brgy. Pinugay, Baras, Rizal

Registration Fee: Php 800.00

Inclusive: Finisher Medal, Singlet, Race Bandana and Personalized Bib Number

Registration Period: February 03 – March 01, 2016

Registration Procedure:

Deposit the registration fee to Account Name: Rayman D. delos Angeles BPI Savings Acct Num: 3199-1456-56
Send a scanned/pic copy of the deposit slip to mgm_bravehearts@yahoo.com with your name, gender and size of finisher shirt . Subject: MGM BRAVEHEARTS 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!

This is the perfect start for the grand slam of the MGM Production Trail Running Series.

 

Race Director Dabobong Rayman (Rock Star) Angeles showing us one of the highlights of the mountain run, a lagoon from the Kinamatayan waterfalls located upstream.

 

 

Pictures of the KIMATAYAN Falls:

A Taste of Antique Trails (ATAT): Antique’s First 10K Trail Race

 

The A Taste of Antique Trail Race (ATAT) is a small event that showcases the trails of Sibalom, Antique in the Island of Panay and is expected to draw many seasoned trail runners from Antique and nearby Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz and Boracay as well as runners from Metro Manila.

This trail race will be held on January 10, 2015 where the weather will be generally cool during this time and makes for a great race atmosphere. This will be Antique’s first organized trail running event and will feature newly discovered trails that vary from single-track paths, dirt roads, hanging bridges and short river crossings. This will be an adventure trail run with awesome scenery that will cater to those chosen few who want a cheap race but not be bothered down with big crowds, heavy logistics, high entry fees.

Here are the details of the race and a sneak peek of the trails:

Race Details

A.T.A.T. : A TASTE OF ANTIQUE TRAILS RACE 
RACE DAY – January 10, 2016
DISTANCE – 10K Trail

Regular Registration
November 23, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Php 750.00

Late Registration
January 4 – 8, 2016
Php 900.00Inclusives
Personalized Bib (for registration not later than December 31)
Technical Shirt
Certificate
Post-race MealAssembly time
4:30amGun Start
5:00amClick here for On-Line Registration:http://antiquetrailrunning.weebly.com/registration.html orhttps://www.webscorer.com/secure/signin?reason=reg&ReturnUrl=/register%3fraceid%3d57248For more details, please contact:

EMAIL ADDRESS

TELEPHONE NUMBER

+63 917 7954458
+63 926 7168791
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A.T.A.T. – A Taste of Antique Trails Route 1 is a first trail running event to be organized in Antique, Philippines. It is a 10K event that will kick off from Barangay Egaña in Sibalom. The route is friendly to first time trail runners but it is composed of 15% cement road, rough/aggregate road, hill climb (muddy when it’s raining), steep downhill, river crossing and the highlight would be the steel hanging bridge approximately 1.5Km from the finish line. This race is organize by the team behind The Antique Marathon.

Finisher’s Shirt

THE ROUTE

The route is not so technical but is enough to give runners the real challenge of trail running. It is compose of 1.5 km cemented road before it enters another few kilometers of dirt, aggregate road with some sharp stones approaching the muddy uphills. It is advisable to wear road-to-trail running shoes. There are parts of steep descend which is so slippery especially when it rains then followed by river crossings. Expect to get wet.

Rivers are located somewhere about km 7-8. It’s perfect to soak in the fresh water to freshen up those tired legs and cool down the hot body temperature. The highlight would be the steel suspension bridge or the hanging bridge. Runners are advised to walk across it as the vibration makes it hard to run especially if many runners would cross at the same time.

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RULES:

1. Participants below 18 years old must have their waiver signed by a parent/guardian.

2. Race bib number must be worn at all time during the race. It should be pinned in front of the running shirt.

3. Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable.

4. Finisher’s shirt size are on a first-come-first serve basis. The first to cross the finish line will have the privilege of choosing his/her size base on availability.

5. Organizers maintain the right to remove any participant from the race. Injuries and  medical emergencies are the utmost priority.

6. A cut off time will be strictly implemented. Runners on the course after the cut off time will be pulled out by the race marshals.

7. The race will start exactly on time. Late runners will be allowed but must still finish within the required cut off time.

8. Organizers can impose time penalties or disqualification on runners who do not follow race rules.

9. NO CHEATING! Runners are NOT allowed to ride any vehicle or take a short cut even he is not aiming for a podium finish. All runners must start and end the race exactly like all runners do.

9. All protests related to the results must be made in writing and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners.

10. The organizers reserve the right to make changes at its discretion without prior notice. The organizers’ decision is final.

HYDRATION AND FIRST AID STATIONS

All runners are REQUIRED to bring their own hydration packs. No hydration station will be provided along the route. Hydration will be provided only at the start/finish area. There rivers and are natural spring waters sprouting along the route that runners can use to wash, bathe or freshen up. but not recommeded for drinking. Medical stations will be strategically placed along the route. ​

RACE BIB DISTRIBUTION

Race bib distribution will be announced through our facebook.com/antiquetrailrunning page.