TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series Philippines

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It’s going to be one triathlon sports galore in the Philippines this coming May 2018 when the Tri Factor Triathlon struts its wares in the Multi-sports haven of Camsur (Camarines Sur).

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TRI-Factor Founder Mr.Elvin Ting, Gov Migz Villafuerte of Camarine Sur, Ms Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez , Tin Majadillas and Eric Imperio sealed the deal to start the roadmap in growing the triathlon sports in the Philippines and having it to become more accessible to more filipinos.

Local triathlon gets further boost as top Asian multisport brand TRI-Factor holds the third leg of its Asian Championship Series in Camarines Sur in May with a slew of rising and leading triathletes in the region expected to see action.

Put up to provide multi-sport beginners, enthusiasts and veteran triathletes – even kids – a venue to hone their talent and skills in swimming, biking and running, the TRI-Factor have grown from organizing multi-sport events in Singapore to creating the premier short-course championship series across the Asian region.

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It features kids triathlon (100, swim-5km bike-1km run), freshmen triathlon (200m swim-10km bike-2km run), sprint triathlon (750m swim-20km bike-5km run), standard triathlon (1.5km-40km bike-10km run) and long triathlon (1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run).

“We’re pleased to announce the TRI-Factor Asian Championship series with new races in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Our purpose is to provide our athletes diverse race options throughout the year, catering to the specific needs of the athletes across Asia,” said Elvin Ting, managing director of organizing Orange Room Pte Ltd. and founder of the Tri-Factor series.

The Asian Championship 2018 series will kick off in Singapore on April 22 then to China on May 13 before action shifts to the Phl on May 25-27 at Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur.

The TRI-Factor is also staged to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, particularly among the youth, and its Asian Championship leg will be held here for two years – 2018 and 2019, where hosting of more events including new race formats like CYCLE-RUN-CYCLE are being looked into. Its staging in the country comes at a time when local triathlon is enjoying tremendous boom with top-notch events held regularly across the country the last few years.

“Tri-Factor’s coming to the Philippines would be a great opportunity and new challenge for the newbies to engage in triathlon and pioneer triathletes to take the opportunity of racing in other parts of Asia especially in China under a different triathlon format. I’m looking forward to be in both the Philippine and China legs of Tri-Factor and I am really excited to go back to CWC, which is a great venue for a triathlon,” shared Taguig Congresswoman and triathlete Pia Cayetano, upon learning about Tri-Factor’s arrival in the Philippines.

Founded in 2009, TRI-Factor is aimed at building a community and culture of Asian athletes racing with the region with its short distances and secured courses allowing beginners to master swimming, cycling and running and prepare them for the regular triathlon events.

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Each TRI-Factor race finish gives athletes points counting toward a year-end ranking. For the Asian Championship series, each race will be assigned a Race Course index depending on the degree of difficulty where points awarded will be multiplied with the index, allowing athletes to rack up bigger points at the tougher races.

Titles to be dispute are the Series Asian, Best Country Athlete of the Year, Best Country Junior Athlete of the Year, Best Veteran Country Athlete of the Year, Top First-Timer Athlete and Top First-Timer Junior Athlete.

Also on tap are the Club Challenge and Corporate Challenge for companies and triathlon clubs. For details, visit www.trifactor.asia.

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DBB Mountain Rock Star 2018

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Give your feet some respite from the constant pounding on concrete roads and roam wild on the soft trails with some of the Tanay’s most incredible views. The DBB Mountain Rock Star Trail race on April 15, 2018 is a tough route if your racing its 75km or 50km categories. However, if you’re in to join the shorter distances (10k and 21k), rest assure of a more enjoyable experience with plenty of mountain passes, river crossings and a party-like atmosphere on every aid station.

However, i suggest runners to “be trail ready”, as there would be hidden killer hills, tremendous mountain descents and many rock formation to hurdle and trap you to wiggle your way out! However, its nothing newbies can’t handle and we’re sure you’ll savor the experience!

Be Trail Ready Presents : DBB Mountain Rockstar 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Mt. Batolusong, Tanay Rizal

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Last leg for the Grand Slam of the BTR Trail Running Series 2018.

Distance / Gunstart
10km COT 3Hrs / 6:00AM
21km COT 7Hrs / 5:00AM
50km COT 15Hrs / 2:00AM
75km COT 20Hrs / 1:00AM

Registration Fee
10km (Php 1,000.00)
21km (Php 1,500.00)
50km (Php 2,300.00)
75km (Php 2,800.00)

For Foreign Runners/Athletes (USD):
75km – $79
50km – $60
21km – $40

10km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, Special Edition Trucker Cap and Tourism Fee

21km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, Special Edition Trucker Cap, Post Race Meal, Raffle Entry, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

50km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, Special Edition Trucker Cap, Post Race Meal, Raffle Entry, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

75km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, Special Edition Trucker Cap, Post Race Meal, Raffle Entry, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

Registration Period: January 17, 2018 – April 02, 2018
Registration: https://manilaboxoffice.com/btr/
LIMITED SLOT ONLY!

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 meters from Kilometer Post 51, the Welcome Arch to Barangay San Andres is on the other side of the road (left side). This is actually the place that locals refer to as Batangasan or Batangas.

Follow the road leading down to the valley that is Brgy. San Andres. You will pass through two small bridges. Take the left turn after the Brgy. Chapel. The Brgy. Hall cum registration area is located 30 meters from the main road and just before the covered court. From Batangasan, the Brgy. Hall is more or less 4 kms in distance.

Early morning travel from Cubao to Brgy. San Andres is 1 hour 45 minutes.

** 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 Batangasan/Batangas. (1 hour travel time).

Hire a habal-habal or tricycle to San Andres

Race Updates:
Facebook Event Page: DBB Mountain Rockstar 2018
Facebook Page: BTR – Be Trail Ready

The event takes place RAIN or SHINE!

Hoka One One Partners with Ironman Philippines

International shoe brand HOKA One One made a splash a year ago when RUNNR and Toby’s Sports Stores introduced the Hoka brand trail and road running shoes in the country. It had made big strides from there, making the shoes one of the popular trail running shoes in the country today. And now, to make its presence more felt, it is emerging in the Philippine triathlon scene and will be a special edition for one year only.

Quorum International Inc., the parent company of leading sports retailers RUNNR and Toby’s Sports, and the official distributor of HOKA ONE ONE in the country, today announced that it has partnered with Sunrise Events Inc., the organizer of IRONMAN Philippines, to make HOKA the official shoe of the first full-distance IRONMAN in the country. The race, which will be held in Subic Bay on June 3, 2018, will be a special edition for one year only, marking the 10th anniversary of Sunrise Events.

HOKA, the award-winning running shoe brand that is making significant global strides with its maximalist shoe design, has seen worldwide popularity among triathletes over the years, both locally and internationally. Last year, HOKA was the number one shoe brand worn at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, which was participated by 2,455 of the best triathletes from around the world.

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Toby Claudio, (left) President of Quorum International Inc. and Founder of RUNNR and Mr. Roberto Claudio, CEO of Quorum International.

“IRONMAN has met such incredible fanfare in the Philippines, and the same can be said about HOKA ONE ONE, which was the fastest growing running shoe brand in the country in 2017, making this partnership a big deal in the running and triathlon community,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc. and Founder of RUNNR. “As the leading sports organization in the country, we continue to partner with companies that best represent our advocacy of promoting sports and fitness to Filipinos nationwide. Sunrise Events, a premier organizer of world-class sporting events in the Philippines, definitely fits the bill.”

“We are very happy to partner with Quorum International and HOKA for our first and only full-distance race this year in celebration of our 10th year Anniversary.  Quorum and Sunrise have been long-time partners and will continue to be.  Together we will promote a healthy lifestyle and grow the multisport community,” said Wilfred Uytengsu, Founder of Sunrise Events.

The first full-distance IRONMAN Philippines sold out its first 1,000 slots within 24 hours.

Introducing the 2018 “FLY” Collection

 RUNNR has also unveiled HOKA’s new “FLY” collection, three new performance running models that offer versatility and a pleasing aesthetic alongside their utility as serious running footwear.

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HOKA’s FLY collection premieres sleek, lightweight, performance footwear aimed at a growing group of fitness-minded runners who take their workouts seriously, but simultaneously care how their shoes look and feel as well as how they perform at a variety of tasks in and out of the gym. The FLY collection introduces three new shoes to HOKA’s line designed to empower fitness runners who will enjoy HOKA’s ride characteristics along with a cleaner, simpler visual.

Elevon

Hoka ELEVON

Cavu

Hoka CAVU

Mach

Hoka MACH

All three FLY models offer protection as well as propulsion with HOKA ProFLY technology in their midsoles. They feature a softer heel for a more forgiving landing – characteristic of high-cushioned HOKA models – as well as a firmer, more responsive forefoot for more propulsion and quicker turnover.

 

 

Lagalag Sundown Eco Trail Run 2018

Last call for participants! You only have until March 3 to sign up for the Lagalag Sundown 2018 – Run Wild with WWF. Register at the following Lagalag stores:
• SM City North EDSA
• SM City Dasmariñas
• Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio

You can also register online at reg.goorahna.com/event/lagalagsundown. Go on, we know you want to 😉


Greetings trail runners!

The 3rd edition of the Lagalag Sundown EcoTrail run will be on March 17, 2018 at the Glades, Timberland Heights, San Mateo Rizal. Participants will have the chance to enjoy running in Timberland’s trail system and at the same time contribute to our event’s beneficiary – WWF’s Tamaraw Conservation Project.

Registration Sites:
Lagalag Store Manila

Online: https://reg.goorahna.com/event/lagalagsundown

25km: Php 1400
12km: Php 1100
6km: Php 800


*Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable
* Early bird registration is until FEB.15, 2018 only
* End of registration: March 3, 2018

Race kit inclusions:
Finisher’s shirt and bib
Race belt (for early bird registrants only)
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Gun Start
25KM – 3PM
12KM – 330PM
6KM – 4PM

Cut-Off Time
6KM- 2HRS at the finish line.
12km – 3HRS at the finish line.
25KM – 4.5HRS at the 18KM mark and 6HRS at the finish line.


(Please take note that only runners with headlamps/flashlights at the 18KM mark will be allowed to continue after 530pm).
Light Requirement (25KM Runners Only)


Headlamp/flashlight is mandatory for night running. 25KM runners arriving at the 18km mark by 530pm will be checked for lighting equipment and those without lights will not be allowed to continue. Runners with no lights anywhere along the course by nightfall will be asked to stop for safety reasons. 


It is advisable for everyone to bring lights even if you are a fast runner, this is a trail run and anything can happen. It would sure be handy if you miscalculated your speed or during emergencies.

HYDRATION
This is a Green Run, there will be several water refilling stations along the route where you can replenish your water bottles/hydration packs but there will be NO DISPOSABLE CUPS. Lets make this a clean race.

LEAVE NO TRACE. Don’t litter. It ruins, not just the environment, but also the experience of other runners. Automatic disqualification for those caught littering.

TRAIL MARKINGS
There will be markers along the trail. Do not remove them. Anybody caught doing so will be automatically disqualified. Let us all be responsible trail runners. Lastly, RUN WILD and HAVE FUN!

SHUTTLE SERVICE
There will be a jeep shuttle service to and from the event, more details to follow.

Going to the venue: You may click on this link for reference

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/place/The+Glades+at+Timberland+Heights+by+Filinvest/@14.6798639,121.1436428,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sthe+glades,+timberland+heights!3m4!1s0x3397bbf18ff2afc9:0x7e0afe98f51ad8d4!8m2!3d14.6820908!4d121.1621349

RACE RULES
1. The Organizers have the right to modify the race course, rules and regulation at any time to ensure the safety and welfare of the participants.
2. Race numbers must be worn in front and must be visible at all times.
3. Runners must follow the marked course and must pass through all the checkpoints of the organizers. Cutting the course will be grounds for disqualification.
4. All runners are required to bring their own refillable bottle and/or hydration bladder and enough trail food for sustenance during the race. There will be no disposable cups in all water stations to minimize trash.
5. Runners who decide to discontinue racing must inform the marshals or race official at the nearest Water Stations. Directions will be given on how to reach the race basecamp safely. Only injured participants will be evacuated.
6. Removing or altering directional signs and trail markers are grounds for disqualification.
7. Any complaints or protests about the results must be made within an hour after the close of the race and must be made in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Organizers for proper action. Any complaints after this period will not be entertained.

 

An eco-trail run featuring the breathtaking sunset view of San Mateo, Rizal for the conservation of the world’s rarest buffalo will be held on March 17 at the Glades of Timberland Heights.

Now on its 3 rd year, the Lagalag Sundown Eco-Trail Run has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines to help raise awareness and funds for the iconic Philippine Tamaraw, the country’s largest and
rarest endemic land animal.
WWF-Philippines’ Western Mindoro Integrated Conservation Program ties in tamaraw research and improved park management initiatives with existing efforts to conserve Apo Reef and the rich marine habitats off the coast of Sablayan to increase the dwindling population of the tamaraws.
Registration can be done at the Lagalag Store Manila located at the Lower Ground Floor, Main Building, SM City North EDSA or online at https://reg.goorahna.com/event/lagalagsundown.

RunRio Trilogy Awards and 2018 Trilogy Race Schedule

Manila, Philippines – February 7, 2018 – RUNRIO Events, Inc., the country’s premier organizer of running events, recently held the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Okada Manila in Pasay City.

The main highlight of the event is the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards. This is intended to recognize the last year’s runners who completed the 2017 RUNRIO Trilogy Series where they completed the three-leg race series namely, 21k, 32k, and 42k that happened last June 25, August 31 and October 1, respectively. The awards will not only recognize the participants but will also honor the fastest and the oldest finishers. All awardees will receive a limited edition medal hanger.

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“The RUNRIO Trilogy Awards is our way of showing our appreciation to all those who participated and gave everything they’ve got fueled by their #HeartToFinish strong,” said Andrew Neri, RUNRIO Events, Inc. Managing Partner.

Moreover, the evening will also be an opportunity for RUNRIO to present YesPinoy Foundation with a PhP500,000.00 donation. Founded in 2009, the foundation in partnership with Taclob, produces emergency bags made by survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. The aim is to provide hooded cloak backpacks with emergency kits and learner’s materials to young people in vulnerable public schools particularly those in areas affected by Typhoons.

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Aside from the Trilogy Awards, RUNRIO also announced the scheduled of races for 2018 as the RUNRIO Trilogy Race Series expands its presence in Cebu. This year, the first leg of the race series will be held on March 4 in Cebu and on March 18 in Manila. The second leg will be in Cebu this time on May 6 and again in Manila on June 3. The last leg will be on August 19 and again on September 23 in Cebu and Manila, respectively.

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Running enthusiasts can also look forward to more exciting running activities in store for everyone. First is the 5k Family Run. For this race, teams must consist of two adults and two kids. Each kid must be 15 years or below to qualify. The 5k Barkada Run, on the other hand, is open to four adults each of whom must be 16 years of age or older. There is also the 10k Buddy Run which, is also for participants 16 years old and above.

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As an added incentive for runners, participants who register in groups are entitled to a substantial discount on the registration fees.

“This year promises to be exciting for us and for all those who want to join our runs,” said Coach Rio Dela Cruz, RUNRIO President and CEO. “Running enthusiasts can look forward to the 2018 RUNRIO Trilogy not only as an avenue to push their limits but also to spend quality time with friends and family.”

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The RUNRIO Trilogy was made possible by its other partners, namely, Gatorade, Maynilad, Garmin, SM Mall of Asia, Nyxsys, Inside Manila, Fitbar, KitKat, Efes, Nizoral, Salonpas, and Milcu Deodorant Powder.

For more information on the registration fees and the online registration schedule, visit www.runrio.com.

Bravehearts 2018 – Alapaap Mountain Trail Run

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Another challenging trail race organized by BTR (Be Trail Ready). A new route traversing Alapaap Mountains in Tanay, Rizal. Race is on February 11, 2018. Registration is still open.!

Be Trail Ready Present ::.. Bravehearts 2018

1st Leg for the Grand Slam of the BTR Trail Running Series 2018.

Distance / Gunstart
7km COT 2:15Hrs / 6:30AM
11km COT 3:30Hrs / 6:00AMRegistration Fee
7km (Php 800.00)
11km (Php 1,000.00)

7km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, BTR Bandana, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

11km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, Bravehearts Special Edition Trucker Cap, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

Registration Period: December 15, 2017 – January 19, 2018Registration:https://manilaboxoffice.com/btr/
LIMITED SLOT ONLY!

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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 meters from Kilometer Post 51, the Welcome Arch to Barangay San Andres is on the other side of the road (left side). This is actually the place that locals refer to as Batangasan or Batangas.

Follow the road leading down to the valley that is Brgy. San Andres. You will pass through two small bridges. Take the left turn after the Brgy. Chapel. The Brgy. Hall cum registration area is located 30 meters from the main road and just before the covered court. From Batangasan, the Brgy. Hall is more or less 4 kms in distance.

Early morning travel from Cubao to Brgy. San Andres is 1 hour 45 minutes.

** 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 Batangasan/Batangas. (1 hour travel time).

Hire a habal-habal or tricycle to San Andres
Race Updates:
Facebook Event Page: Bravehearts 2018
Facebook Page: BTR – Be Trail Ready

The event takes place RAIN or SHINE!

Lagalag Sundown Eco Trail Run

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One of my favorite yearly trail race happening near Metro Manila is once again all set at Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal on March 17, 2018. The Lagalag Sundown Eco Trail Run is  a very well-organized race and is featuring 6km, 12km and 25km distances. Slots are limited so register now!

The 3rd edition of the Lagalag Sundown EcoTrail run will be on March 17, 2018 at the Glades, Timberland Heights, San Mateo Rizal. Participants will have the chance to enjoy running in Timberland’s trail system and at the same time contribute to our event’s beneficiary – WWF’s Tamaraw Conservation Project.

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Registration Sites:
Lagalag Store Manila

Online: https://reg.goorahna.com/event/lagalagsundown

25km: Php 1400
12km: Php 1100
6km: Php 800
*Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable

Gun Start
25KM – 3PM
12KM – 330PM
6KM – 4PM

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Cut-Off Time
6KM- 2HRS at the finish line.
12km – 3HRS at the finish line.
25KM – 4.5HRS at the 18KM mark and 6HRS at the finish line.
(Please take note that only runners with headlamps/flashlights at the 18KM mark will be allowed to continue after 530pm).
Light Requirement (25KM Runners Only)
Headlamp/flashlight is mandatory for night running. 25KM runners arriving at the 18km mark by 530pm will be checked for lighting equipment and those without lights will not be allowed to continue. Runners with no lights anywhere along the course by nightfall will be asked to stop for safety reasons.
It is advisable for everyone to bring lights even if you are a fast runner, this is a trail run and anything can happen. It would sure be handy if you miscalculated your speed or during emergencies.

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, mountain, sky, outdoor and nature

HYDRATION
This is a Green Run, there will be several water refilling stations along the route where you can replenish your water bottles/hydration packs but there will be NO DISPOSABLE CUPS. Lets make this a clean race.

LEAVE NO TRACE. Don’t litter. It ruins, not just the environment, but also the experience of other runners. Automatic disqualification for those caught littering.

TRAIL MARKINGS
There will be markers along the trail. Do not remove them. Anybody caught doing so will be automatically disqualified. Let us all be responsible trail runners. Lastly, RUN WILD and HAVE FUN!

SHUTTLE SERVICE
There will be a jeep shuttle service to and from the event, more details to follow.

Going to the venue: You may click on this link for reference

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/place/The+Glades+at+Timberland+Heights+by+Filinvest/@14.6798639,121.1436428,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sthe+glades,+timberland+heights!3m4!1s0x3397bbf18ff2afc9:0x7e0afe98f51ad8d4!8m2!3d14.6820908!4d121.1621349

RACE RULES
1. The Organizers have the right to modify the race course, rules and regulation at any time to ensure the safety and welfare of the participants.
2. Race numbers must be worn in front and must be visible at all times.
3. Runners must follow the marked course and must pass through all the checkpoints of the organizers. Cutting the course will be grounds for disqualification.
4. All runners are required to bring their own refillable bottle and/or hydration bladder and enough trail food for sustenance during the race. There will be no disposable cups in all water stations to minimize trash.
5. Runners who decide to discontinue racing must inform the marshals or race official at the nearest Water Stations. Directions will be given on how to reach the race basecamp safely. Only injured participants will be evacuated.
6. Removing or altering directional signs and trail markers are grounds for disqualification.
7. Any complaints or protests about the results must be made within an hour after the close of the race and must be made in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Organizers for proper action. Any complaints after this period will not be entertained.