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!

Trail Chronicles #12: Mt. Batolusong and Maypatag Plateau (Last of 2 Parts)

Last of 2 parts of our familiarization run on PIMCO’s forthcoming trail race route for its May 25, 2014 Natures Trail Discovery Run in Tanay Rizal.

There are still about 6 weeks before PIMCO’s Nature Trail Discovery Run (Leg 1) kicks off on May 25 and i’ve been getting a lot of inquiries already on how to register since i posted Part 1 of our familiarization run of the route the other day (you can read it HERE).

The first part was a glimpse of the Kay Ibon Trails/Falls and the Duhatan Trails which form part of the 10k, 21k and the 50k race routes and this is a course which have never been used by Pimco on its past races before. And like the first part, Mt. Batolusong and the Maypatag Plateau are very panoramic.

Its trails, green views, rolling pastures, ridges and deep ravines is a running hot spot, a perfect back drop for pictures, hiking and of course trail running. Mt. Batolusong is one of its attractions – a bit difficult in the beginning (until you reach the Maypatag Plateau), but plenty of places to stop for a breather and to catch a view.

It’s not a tall mountain, but it will definitely give you great views of the nearby Susong Dalaga peaks, Banahaw, Cristobal, Laguna, Rizal and as far as Quezon. It does have a couple of spots where elevation can cause you to huff or puff a bit.

Littered throughout this mountain trail were cannons, wild birds and a nice 360 view of the Sierra Madre Mountains.  Head up just another quarter mile or so to the peak for an even better view of the Susong Dalaga Peaks and you can see why it’s called such.

Here are pictures we took along the trails and these only represent part of the route for PIMCO’s upcoming NTDR Trail Race on May 25…

Duhat trees abound the area

That’s not a monkey..that’s Jackie!

Start of our assault of Mt. Batolusong

 The view on your left with cliffs and ravines at the edges

 

Approaching some mountaineers at the Maypatag Plateau

At the Maypatag Plateau

The ‘Susong Dalaga’ Peak is at the background

The UP Mountaineers Club packs up and starts to make their way down

Our turn to scale our way down

It’s back to the trails

Photo by Rhett Del Rosario