This trail run in Cavite, to be held on July 13, 2014 is a trail event just waiting to happen! The paths in Silang, Cavite has been a fixture to mountain bike enthusiasts and is one best suited for trail running! The route is mostly easy and fairly level but with some pretty good inclines and downhills too.
I was able to run on these trails about four years ago when my MTB friends tagged me along, them in their mountain bikes and me on foot and the trails here reminds me those of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan where you have open bike paths, wooded areas which they call the Holy Trail, plus muddy dirt roads!
For runners and mountain bikers, the trip to Silang’s trails wouldn’t be complete without stopping over at “Aling Pina’s” Food Haus serving delicious and cheap Pinoy cuisine!
If you want a decent challenge with some good scenery, give the Cavite Dash For The Elderly Half-Marathon a go!
Here are the details:
CAVITE HALF-MARATHON TRAIL RUN: DASH FOR THE ELDERLY
When: July 13, 2014 (Sunday)
Where: Silang Municipal Plaza
Assembly Time: 4AM
CutOff: 5 Hours
Registration Fee: PHP 800
Race Inclusions: Race Bib, Event Trail Tech Shirt and Finishers’ Medal
Via BPI Bank Deposit S/account name: Juan Carlo Igos S/account number: 4999-0436-02 Registration Confirmation (BPI Deposits Only) Please send the scan/photo of the deposit slip/s to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name/Contact Number/Shirt Size
Via On Site Registration:
New Balance Running Shop, The District Mall of Imus, Cavite Register until June 15 for a guaranteed shirt size! Hurry! Register Now!
*Deadline of Registration is until June 30, 2014-Monday. Strictly No Race Day Registration.
Course: The course travels through beautiful biking paths and forests, the Long Mango Trail, Munting Ilog and through tall Acicia trees on the popular Holy Trail and Lilliput trails. We strongly recommend the use of trail shoes because the trails can be slippery during rainy season.
Race Kit Pick-Up: Race Kit Claiming will be on July 5-Saturday and July 6-Sunday at New Balance Running Store, The District Mall, Imus Branch, Unit 228, 2nd Level, Main Mall Imus, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway corner Daang Hari Road, Imus
Cavite. Schedule is as follows:
July 5-Saturday (4PM to 9PM)
July 6-Sunday (4PM to 8PM)
Time Limit: There is a 5-hour time limit for this trail run.
Aid Stations: Fully-stocked water aid stations/Gatorade with light trail snacks every 2.5-3 kilometers. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations as no water cups will be provided. Bring hydration belts, hydration back packs, hand-held water bottles and additional trail food.
Awards: Event Trail Tech-shirts will be given to all registered runners. Award medals are given to all finishers of the race.
Getting To Silang, Cavite:
How to Travel From Manila To Silang Cavite Municipal Plaza
Take Cavitex and Exit Via Bacoor Aguinaldo Hi-Way straight To Imus-Dasma-Silang, then take the left road aligned to a gasoline station going to Silang Municipal Plaza (Do not take the right road, you will go straight ahead to Tagaytay)
Go to Uniwide Coastal Mall Terminal and find a Bus with signage going to Silang/Tagaytay. Ask the driver to drop-off to Silang Municipal Plaza.The Terminal is open 24 Hours.
This Trail run is brought to you by Team Cavite ESE.