Double Trail Challenge on June 24, 2018: Will This Be Another Trap?

Perhaps NOT when you’re just running the 6k or the 10k distances.

The Double Trail Challenge Trail Race, another DBB-Be Trail Ready Event is a 6k, 10k, and a 25k trail race to be held this coming June 24 in Baranggay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. Be Trail Ready’s big appeal to trail runners is its stunning views, ever changing terrain, it’s social scene and its epic, “in your face” tough climbs. One doesn’t just accept the fact that this race goes from one “sea of clouds view” to another fool you into thinking we’re just floating in the sky because there will be those moments that you’ll be saying, “it’s-a-trap-why-did-i-ever-join-this race?”

But of course, there will be nothing that a newbie or a veteran trail runner can’t do but to roll with the punches, enjoy the camaraderie, savor the views and finish the race. The RD and his race officials will be greeting you at the finish line and you’ll be receiving your schwags. However, it won’t be that easy.  The hills will always be steep. There will be regular stopping on the ascents to catch your breath, slipping and falling down on slippery slopes that will probably just hurt your ego, more than any physical injury that might occur. But as long as you remember to breathe, you’ll be ok!

We were able to run the 6k and the 10k courses one Sunday morning with trail buddies Jun Santiago and Franc Ramon which starts near the Baranggay Hall of Cuyambay in Tanay. The route took us to the small barrio of Tuuy with its green paths, dirt roads, dense forest, moss, ferns, mountain passes and meanders along a rocky river. It was all good until we reach Tungtong Falls which is probably the highlight for the 10k and 25k distances.

So will it be another of Be Trail Ready’s tough, challenging race? I would say that the 25k distance would be 25k of heaven and hell as it would have big climbs going to Mt. Paliparan. But what’s a trail race without steep climbs? As RD Dabobong has been heard to say, “Just get out there and experience life!”

Here’s a sneak peek of the 6k and 10k routes. For details of the race and to register, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/145819946256251/

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Dirt roads on the first 3 kilometers of the race

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A piece of heaven on earth

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Small river crossing

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More trails on a secluded forest

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Beautiful part of the trail

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Rest for some fresh buco juice

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Mountains going to Mt. Paliparan.

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Start of the long trek along and in the middle of the river

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Final assault towards Tungtong Falls

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Tungtong Falls, finally!

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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!

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.