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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mount Sembrano Mountain Run 2018

Have you ever stood at the bottom of a mountain, staring up at the top, thinking to yourself:  “I wonder if I could run all the way up there?”  Well, now you’re going to find out!

The Mount Sembrano Mountain Run is a tough, scenic trail with a views of laguna lake and southern tagalog mountain run through Pililla, Rizal. Some people like to say that Mount Sembrano Mountain Run is a perfect tune-up for aspiring trail runners, and a wonderful introduction to more trail races during summer. For all you trail runners out there, Mount Sembrano Trail Run presented by Be Trail Ready is the race for you!

Barangay Hall of Malaya, Pililla, Rizal
March 18, 2018

2nd Leg for the Grand Slam of the BTR Trail Running Series 2018.

Race Details
15Km - Php 1200
32Km - Php 1500

Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, BTR Bandana, Post Race Meal, Raffle, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

32km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, Sembrano Special Edition Trucker Cap, Post Race Meal, Raffle, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

Registration: Click Here

Cut-off Time        Gunstart
15Km - 6hrs          6:00am
32Km - 9hrs          5:00am

Starting/Finish Area: Barangay Hall of Malaya, Pililla, Rizal
Registration Period: December 15, 2017 - March 02, 2018

Race Updates:
Facebook Event Page: Mt. Sembrano Mountain Run 2018
Facebook Page: BTR – Be Trail Ready

Monday, January 8, 2018

Coach Roel Birthday Run Year 6

Some people await their birthdays with the same enthusiasm as they did when they were seven, while others do their best to ignore the looming date, praying that no one remembers or makes a big deal out of it. For a 40-years old running coach - Roel Ano, he wants you to try something different on his special day to run on his 6th annual BIRTHDAY race!

Another perfect event happening in one race is open for both short and long distance runners.

Once again Coach Roel will celebrate another year on earth thru his annual birthday run. This year edition will opt you to two different event. First is the sweet and exciting downhill run from ANTIPOLO Church to ULTRA in Pasig City. Second is variation of short distances dubbed as "ULTRA FUN RUN" happening at PSC Track Oval in Pasig. 

Coach Roel's Birthday Run 6
Antipolo to Ultra
March 24, 2018

This is amazing way to celebrate birthday or the big day of a friend, a father and a coach by doing what we love the most: running!

Race Details

1K Kids  Php 400  
5K         Php 650  
10K        Php 650  
Relay     Php 1500
(4 x 100m . 4 x 400m)
All Male. All Female. Mix

Registration Fees: (41K only)
- Early Bird  Php 1,350 | December 15, 2017 to January 30, 2018
- Regular     Php 1,500 | February 1 to March 15, 2018

41K - Race Bib, Event Shirt, Trophy, Finisher Shirt, Certificate and Boodle Fight after the race.
ULTRA FUN RUN - Race Bib, Event Shirt, Finisher Medal and Boodle Fight after the race

Online Registration
Banco De oro
Account Name: Jennifer Luna
Account Number: 0050 2009 5983

If PAYMENT has been made, please send thru email the scanned copy of the deposit slip with your complete name, bib name (for 41K only), age, contact number and shirt size.
Email: bbgrunevents@gmail.com

Race Updates: Coach Roel Ano

Last year at Pintong Bukawe for Coach Roel's 5th Birthday Run.

Friday, January 5, 2018

7-Eleven Run 2018: This is a wonderful event that the whole community is going to appreciate.

For the very first time, 7-Eleven Run will happen simultaneously in three major cities of the Philippines - Manila, Cebu and Davao. About 96,000 runners are expected to participate this year 7-Eleven Run that will commence happening on the 4th day of February this year. 

Sixth edition of 7-Eleven Run.

One of the highlight of making it more exciting and challenging race this year is the awarding of the fastest runners in the 42K and 21K categories the right to represent the country in an international marathon in Asia this year. The organizers tapped PATAFA (Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association) to measure the route of the three venues to ensure the exact distance considering the level of difficulty of each region. 

Photo by: Rikki Suarez

7-Eleven Run 2018
04 February 2018 

Race Details
500M – P 400
3K – P 500
5K – P 600
5K Buddy – P 1000
10K- P 700
10K Buddy – P 1200
16K – P 800
21K – P 1000
42K – P 1500

Registration: Click Here
To join, register online and pay the fees at anty 7-Eleven store within 48 hours. Race Kits can be claimed on the date of the indicated on the receipt, and from the sames store where payment has been made. Deadline of registration is until January 23, 2018 only.

Race Schedule and Cut-off Time


Three winners in each category will be announced on the race day, and will received cash prizes and medals. In addition to this, the overall top 3 Filipino male and female placers from all 3 locations of the 21K and 42K categories will also get the chance to join an international Marathon in Asia, all expenses paid by 7-Eleven.

Race Map and Race Info: Click Here

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bravehearts Trail Run 2018: Witness one of the Best Sea of Clouds of Rizal

Several mountains in Sierra Madre have been explored and open to public for hiking and trail running last year. Most of those are geographically located in Tanay, Rizal and become an instant hit for outdoor enthusiasts. 

There's a lot of mountains to choose from, some of them are located just near Manila. Whether you are newbie or veteran runner, Be Trail Ready has something to satisfy your sense of adventure with just a short drive from Manila. The Bravehearts Uphill Challenge is a newbie friendly trail run. It will be a 7km and 11km mountain run at the foot of Mt. Susong Dalaga that will start and end at the check dam that is located at Brgy. Pinugay, Baras, Rizal.

Trail running enthusiasts will enjoy passing through the running waters from the natural Kinamatayan Falls and will surely be captivated by the marvelous view of the Talim Island and Sierra Madre Range. Run with sea of clouds at your back plus a scenic looks of its neighboring mountains, the famous Mount Batulosong and the ridges of Sierra Madre. 
Bravehearts Trail Run 2018
February 11, 2018
Check Dam Sitio San Roque, Brgy. Pinugay, Baras

Race Details
7Km - 800.00
11Km - 1,000.00

7Km - Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, BTR Bandana, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

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

Gun Start and Cut-off Time
7km 2:15Hrs / 6:30AM
11km 3:30Hrs / 6:00AM 

Registration Period: December 15, 2017 - January 19, 2018
Registration: Click Here

How to get 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.

For More Information:
Rayman Delos Angeles
Facebook Page: BTR – Be Trail Ready
Race Update: Bravehearts 2018

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

Friday, December 15, 2017

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE: A Taste Of Antique Trails 3

Natives of Antique will tell you that you haven't fully experienced Antique until you've enjoyed there famous Kawa Hot Bath, taste the authentic delicacies of the province, take a dip in one of the Philippine's Cleanest Water - Bugang River, and run along there trails which makes Antique a truly rewarding destination for trail running. 

A.T.A.T. – A Taste of Antique Trails 3
February 11, 2018
Aningalan, San Remegio, Antique

In the world of sports and adventure, it is not often that we get the honor to be among the new kids on the block. It is a great privilege for us to set foot on a rarely visited place with stunningly breathtaking views. Running along the highland of Aningalan of San Remegio let you experience and one of Antique's authentic and less visited trails. 

A.T.A.T. - A Taste of Antique Trails is on its 3rd year brings you to the summer capital of the province of Antique featuring a sweet 8Km and 16Km, and physically challenging 25Km that will take you around the scenic looks its highland passing Igbaclag Cave and Danao Lake.

Race Details

Regular rate up to Jan 07, 2018 : 800 PHP (Local)  /  16 USD (Int'l)
Late rate up to Feb 05, 2018 : 950 PHP (Loca)  /  20 USD (Int'l

Regular rate up to Jan 07, 2018 : 1,000 PHP (Local)  /  20 USD (Int'l)
Late rate up to Feb 05, 2018 : 1,150 PHP (Loca)  /  24 USD (Int'l)

Regular rate up to Jan 07, 2018 : 1,200 PHP (Local)  /  25 USD (Int'l)
Late rate up to Feb 05, 2018 : 1,350 PHP (Loca)  /  30 USD (Int'l)

Cut-Off Time
 8KM     4 Hours
15KM     8 Hours
25KM     8 Hours

Online Registration - Click Here
Race Updates (Facebook Page): A Taste of Antique Trails 3


Choose a trail that best suits your taste!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Run an Ultramarathon: 1st Mount Asog 360 50K Ultramarathon

Also known as a Character City, Iriga is a home of warm and friendly people. The center of trade and commerce in Rinconada area and in the whole Bicol Region.

Every year, celebrated on the month of February is the famous Tinagba Festival that attracts both local and foreign tourists. The festival constitutes the re-enactment of an ancient traditional ritual that involved making offerings of the land’s best produce. A parade of colorfully decorated bullcarts with equally colorful dressed men and women from all walks of life makes the celebration very festive. 

Found at the uptown Iriga and about kilometers from the famous Lake Buhi in Camarines Sur rises a stratovolcano know as Mount Asog. Similar to Mount Cristobal of Southern Tagalog, Mount Asog possesses it's own charm with a scenic looks of Mts. Mayon, Malinao, Masaraga, Isarog and Lake Buhi at the top. 

1st Mt. Asog 360 50km Ultramarathon
Iriga, Camarines Sur
February 18,2018

In cooperation with the Local Government Unit of Iriga City, RUNconada invites you to the first ever ultramarathon race at the City of Iriga happening on February 18, 2018. This event is also one of the highlight of Tinagba Festival as is will showcase the other side of the City. It will take you to its mountainous barangays with a view of Mount Asog while running. 


Registration Fee
Early Bird: Php 1,500 (until January 10,2018)
Regular Fee: Php 1,700 (January 11 to February 10, 2018)

– Race Bib, Finisher’s Medal, Finisher’s Trophy, Finisher’s Shirt, Certificate and Post race meal.

Assembly Time & Place: 2:00 am at Iriga City Ceremonial Grandstand
Gun Start Time: 4:00am, Feb 18,2018
Cut-off time: 10hours
START: Iriga City Ceremonial Grandstand
FINISH: Ilian Hill San Nicolas, Iriga City

Online Registration
Payment thru Bank Deposit
Bank Name: Banco De Oro
Account Number: 005950419449
Account Name: Monica Balbuena
Send a pic of your deposit slip via PM at RUNconada page, together with your name, contact number and shirt size.

Route Map and Elevation Profile

Race Rules and Regulations

– All participants must be at the starting area 2 hours before the gun start.
– Mandatory Gears: 
* reflectorized vest
* hydration bag
* headlamp or flashlight
* aid kit
* snacks
– Participants should be 18 years old and above.
– Race Bib must be visible at all times.
– Motorcycle and Bicycle are strictly prohibited. Support is optional. Just in case you have your support vehicle, it must be registered to the race organizer. Failure to do so will result to disqualification.
– Support Vehicle must be always at the right side of the runners.
– Runners and support crew are not allowed to litter; anyone caught for this will lead to disqualification. 
– Support Vehicle and crew will not follow the runner at all times ( shadowing)
– participants will run in an open traffic.
– Runners are required to run at the left side of the road for safety reason.
– Runners who want to leave the race or want to discontinue the race he/she must notify the race officials.
– Runners are not allowed to enter his support vehicle.
– Runners are allowed to sleep only outside the support vehicle.
– All Runners must follow the correct route.
– Runners must run in single file.
– Pacers are not allowed.
– Registration fee is non-Refundable and non-Transferrable.
– The organizer will provide aid stations along the route (every 8km)
– Every participant MUST finish his leg within the cut-off time if he fails he/she can still continue to run.
– To those who finished the race within the cut-off time will receive Finisher Shirts, Finisher Trophies, Medals and post- race meal.
– Organizers have the right to remove any participants from the race either because of cheating, not following rules or due to medical emergencies.
– Top Finisher for both Male and Female (Champion, Ist and 2nd Runner-up) will receive a podium trophy, freebies from the sponsors and entitled to a free slot to next year’s edition of Mt. Asog 360 Ultramarathon.
– Claiming of race kits and race briefing date, place and time to be announced.
– Rain or shine the event will take place.
– Note: The organizer may require you to submit copies of finisher and medical certificates when necessary. Medical certificates are required to submit for safety purposes.
– All the participants MUST sign the WAIVER before the race.
– There will be no cash prizes to be given to the top finishers.
– MATSU Organizer, at any time, may make changes on the course and race details or rules for the benefit of all runners.
– Any runner caught cheating or violating the race rules will be subject to outright disqualification. The Race Organizer’s decision is final.
– Enjoy the race. Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just don’t QUIT!
– Register now, limited slots only!

Race Update
Event Page: 1st Mt. Asog360 50km Ultramarathon 2018
For more information, you may contact 0927 6071 592.

Register now, limited slots only! 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned as Miss Universe 2017

Flowing evening gowns, colorful national costumes and beauty from across the universe reigned Sunday night in USA as the country hosted Miss Universe 2017 with an evening fit for the queen. 

The top five during Miss Universe 2017 coronation night came down to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa, Keysi Sayago of Venezuela, Maria Poonlertlarp of Thailand, Davina Bennett of Jamaica and Laura Gonzalez of Colombia

The night came to close with Jamaica as the 2nd runner-up, Colombia taking 1st runner-up, and South Africa being named as Miss Universe 2017.

The Philippine delegate, Rachel Peters, made it to top 10, but did not progress to the question and answer portion.

Miss Universe 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

3 Reasons Why You Should Run for the 2018 Edition of Run and Raise

There may be a personal reason for you wanting to run for a charity. It may help you feel like you’re doing your bit for the cause that is closer to your heart. You may look at the challenge and think: What’s the purpose of actually doing it other than just getting to the finish line?

New World Hotels Resorts teams up with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya for Run and Raise 2018.
(From L-R) New World Makati Hotel Director of Finance Marilyn Sy and General Manager Farid Schoucair, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. Chief Finance and Services Officer Noemi B. Samson, and AG New World Manila Bay General Manager Mark Heywood doing the finger heart sign after signing the memorandum of agreement for the fourth edition of New World Hotels and Resort Run and Raise 2018.

If you run for a charity then there’ll be plenty of you in the same boat, so you’ll never be without someone to turn to on race day should you be nervous, unsure or start to flag. Here are 3 reasons why you should run for the 2018 edition of Run and Raise that will be held at Rajah Sulayman Park, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila, on the 21st of January 2018.

1. Your efforts can make a real difference

The money raised provides invaluable funds to a wide range of charities. A charity that benefits enormously from runners efforts is Hope for Children, Community and Environment. 

2. You get to support a 3n1 charity fun run. 

With several numbers of things to support with, New World Hotels and Resorts teams up with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. Proceeds of the event will benefit ALKFI three major programs that correspond to the values of leadership, passion, excellence, commitment, integrity, accountability, compassion, bayanihan and health and wellness. Its programs are the following:

Operation Sagip: From relief operations to restoring communities

Operation Sagip is the emergency humanitarian assistance program of ALKFI. It provides food and non-food relief to disaster – affected communities of disasters and engages in rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction projects. Its objectives are: 1) participative development of a family-friendly community; 2) foster strong partnership and shared responsibility with all stakeholders; 3) adhere to an efficient and responsible stewardship of entrusted resources; 4) encourage spirit of volunteerism and sense of community among Filipinos worldwide and; 5) promote conscientious and nurturing attitude towards the environment in all its activities. 

Under Operation Sagip is a community development project called Bayanijuan (BNJ) sa Southville 7 located in Calauan, Laguna. It is a relocation site co-managed with the National Housing Authority. The 5422 families living in this area are made up of informal settlers originally living along the banks and waterways of Pasig River and the victims of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 and Yolanda in 2013. BayaniJuan concentrates its efforts in community rehabilitation and replication to different areas nationwide; especially on disaster-affected areas.

On the other hand, Programa Genio is the educational advocacy arm committed to working with public elementary school children and communities nationwide to discover and develop the inherent genio or genius in every child. It adopted several schools in BayaniJuan sa Southville 7 Calauan, Laguna; and two day care centers: “Firstville” and “SMC” in order to provide access to education for preschoolers. Programa Genio also implements Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program to help adults and out-of-school youth complete the DepEd’s basic education program so they can have more solid credentials either for job applications or applications to colleges or universities.

Bantay Kalikasan: From La Mesa watershed’s success to championing ecotourism sites

Launched in 1998, Bantay Kalikasan (BK), ALKFI’s environment advocacy arm, has propelled massive changes towards the protection and sustainability of the country’s natural environment. For almost two decades, it has initiated different projects such as watershed rehabilitation and management, recovery and recycling of Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULABs) and used oil, advocacy building through Information and Education Campaigns (IECs) and community empowerment. 

Bantay Kalikasan is currently building model communities in the different provinces nationwide. Most of these provinces are considered significant biodiversity areas that are vulnerable to degradation due to human activities and the effects of climate change. BK’s strategy is to empower the people of these communities to be advocates and protectors of their local ecosystem and to train them in alternative income streams that are sustainable and environment-friendly. This is done through capacity building in values formation and transformation, and providing assistance in setting up eco-friendly enterprises.  BK believes that partnership and collaboration with the local government units, national government agencies, academic institutions and other stakeholders is key to the successful implementation of its projects.

Bantay Bata 163: Because every child deserves a better future

Bantay Bata, Asia’s model for child care services, celebrated its 19th anniversary this year. Its toll free hotline, 1-6-3, remains as the country’s only helpline devoted to receiving and responding to child abuse reports. The program’s services have widened through the years and now includes medical and legal assistance, counseling and family therapy, educational scholarships through Bantay Edukasyon, feeding programs  through Bantay Kalusugan, and community outreach programs such as medical and dental mission.  

Bantay Bata is present in major provinces nationwide. It operates in Bicol, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Negros, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga. It also conducts operations in Bulacan, Cavite and Rizal. 

BB163 has responded to more than 300,000 since 1997. It has likewise extended medical assistance to more than 2,000 patients with 31 major surgeries performed in partner hospitals. Scholarship grants awarded through Bantay Edukasyon Program has been an effective intervention for children who survived the abuse and to deserving community-based students. Most performed exceptionally well in school and have a genuine sense of appreciation for the assistance they received. Bantay Edukasyon scholars, who are now in college or have graduated, pay the kindness forward by actively participating in Bantay Bata’s activities and mission. 

3. It makes you feel great.

The idea that you're helping the less fortunate people fortunate than yourself or supporting a worthwhile service can have a powerful effect on your sense of self-worth. And it will put a little extra motivation for you to complete the distance on that day.

Isn't great when you can do something great for yourself while doing something good for others? Running charity races like Run and Raise is a perfect way to merge those passion. 

Run and Raise 2018
Rajah Sulayman Park, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila
January 21, 2018

Race Details
  3K     Php 500     Singlet, Race BIB, Loot Bag  
  5K     Php 600     Singlet, Race BIB, Loot Bag
10K     Php 750     Singlet, Race BIB, Loot Bag
16K     Php 900     Singlet, Race BIB, Loot Bag

Online Registration: www.goorahna.com
Onsite Registration
* Olympic Village Stores
- Trinoma
- Glorietta 2
- Market! Market!
- Alabang Town Center
- Robinsons Ermita

About New World Hotels and Resorts Run and Raise

New World Hotels and Resorts Run and Raise started as a small-scale charity fun run in 2015. In the past years, Run and Raise continued to improve by increasing number of participants and moving to bigger venues. Through these initiatives, New World Hotels & Resorts is able to support and give back to local and global communities through a number of ways, including offering financial support to victims of natural disasters and educational opportunities to children, to committing to recycling and conservation efforts and providing career-enhancing training for all associates.

About New World Hotels and Resorts

New World Hotels & Resorts properties are designed with the discerning business traveler and vacationer in mind and offer deluxe business hotels and resorts in China and Asia destinations.

Every New World Hotels & Resorts property provides not only a place to stay but also a gateway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Guests will discover a world where the experience is always warm and the care is genuine. Indeed, New World Hotels & Resorts properties are known to be retreats for travelers who desire convenience, privacy and the highest standards of comfort and personalized services.

For updates and inquires:
Facebook: New World Run and Raise
Website: www.newworldhotels.com
Contact Numbers: Karen Alejo at +63 2 811 6888 loc. 3377 or 0917 538 9095
E-mail: karen.alejo@newwworldhotels.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Find a Local Race - Welcome to Cabangan Mountain Run 2018

The differences in road running and trail running are more than just the surface. Trail running adds a big dose of the unknown, high-demand physical experience that road running just can’t match.

There are many scenic races in the Philippines, delivering on dense forests, moss, soft trails, river, ferns and more. But this race—both the 35K and the 12K—serve up the added bonus of passing by the beautiful and unexplored mountains of Cabangan that offer a truly unique experience.  A local go-to destination hides within an unexplored green patch on a map awaiting for you to run and enjoy the scenic looks of Cabangan, Zambales on the 2nd Sunday of January 2018.

From the trails of Mount Tabulhik to chasing waterfalls, runners will get a chance to see the breathtaking view of Zambales beaches and the West Philippine Sea. The route consists of different kinds of terrain, river crossings, dirt road, sharp boulders and some technical sections. The race has an average altitude of 600 - 750 masl. 

This event is also a race for worthwhile cause. Part of the proceeds will go to the indigenous people of Sitio Lahong and Mount Tabulhik of Cabangan, Zambales.

Cabangan Sports Complex, Cabangan, Zambales
January 14, 2018

Race Details
35K Category - Php 1,300
12K Category - Php 650

For residents of Cabangan, Zambales, registration fees will  have the following discounted price:
35K Category - Php 1,100
12K Category - Php 500

Entry Requirement
35K Category
Participants/Runners must have at least one (1) 21K trail run or 32K road race within one (1) year before the race day. Results must be verifiable thru the internet. Participants/Runners must be eighteen (18) years old and above.

12K Category
Participants/Runners must at least have one (1) 5km or longer distance race (road or trail) within one (1) year before the race day. Results must be verifiable thru internet. Runners/Participants must be 15 years old and above.

- Race Bib
- Event Shirt
- Finisher's Medal
- Trucker Cap (For 35K Category only)
- Post Race Meal

Registration Period for Cabangan Mountain Run 2018 will be from November 9, 2017 until December 29, 2017 only. There will be LIMITED SLOTS for the said event and there will be NO EXTENSION after the last day of registration.
Race Kit Claiming: January 14, 2018 (12:00AM-3:00AM at Cabangan Sports Complex)

Random Pictures

Registration Procedure

Bank Deposit
1. Please deposit your registration fees at BPI account # 1789 1404 52 under the account name of JOEL D. SINDANUM.

2. Write your full name, age, gender, contact number, shirt size, contact person and number to be called in case of emergency, team name and qualifying race to your deposit slip.

3. Scan and email your deposit slip to cabanganmountainrun@gmail.com. Please indicate on the subject: CMR35K or CMR12K (depending on your category).

Kindly bring the original copy of your deposit slip together with the medical certificate (for 35K Category) upon claiming your race bib before the race.

Assembly and Gun-Start
35K Category
Assembly time is at 3:00 AM at Cabangan Sports Complex
Gun-start is at 4:00 AM at Cabangan Sports Complex
12K Category
Assembly time is at 5:00 AM at Cabangan Sports Complex
Gun-start is at 6:00 AM at Cabangan Sports Complex

Cut-off Time
* The 35K distance runners must complete the entire course within 13 hours or 5:00 PM. There will be an intermediate cut-off time for this category. Runners should be at Km 14 ( Tabulhik tree house) after 5 hours - 9:00 AM and should be at KM 16 (Kubo ni Kalolo)  after 7 hours - 11:00 AM.

* The 12K distance runners must complete the entire course within 5 hours - 11:00 AM. There is no intermediate cut-off for this category. There will be 3 aid stations provided for the runners.

Along the route there will be Aid Stations at the following KM:
▪ KM 3 - Firing Range (water only)
▪ KM 5 - Sitio Lahong (food and water)
▪ KM 14/23 - Tree House ( food, coffee, soda and water)
▪ KM 30 - Sitio Baculi Tribal Hall (food, soda and water)
▪ KM 31 - Sitio Lahong (food and water)
▪ KM34 - Firing Range (water only)

Mandatory Items and Gears

▪ Whistle
▪ Flashlight/headlamp (for 35K runners only)
▪ First aid kit
▪Water carrier (bladder, handheld bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1L. ( no water cups will be provided at the aid stations.)
▪ Trail food
▪ Cellphone with load ( please save the following numbers: 09108120876 / 09952971506 - Joel )

* These items will be checked upon check-in at the starting line

Recommended Gears
▪ Light Jacket
▪ Poles

* Participants should wear the bib number given by the organizers at all times in a visible place and it should not be cut, folded or modified.
* The organizers will assign marshall/s throughout the race to ensure that runners will complete the entire course and the same will also register the specific time of the runner in finishing the race.
* Any runner who leaves the race during the course must inform the nearest control point or any organizing team member.

Race Rules / Guidelines

1. Failure to submit a medical certificate (for 35K runners only) and signed waiver will be disqualified.
2. Participants are advised to bring all the mandatory items and gears.
3. All runners must be on the starting line at least 1 hour before gun start.
4. Bib number must be worn and must be visible at all times.
5. Registrants who wish to downgrade to lower distance is not allowed.
6. Substitution to the run race in their behalf is not allowed.
7. Participants must report to the assigned marshall/s to have their names and numbers recorded especially at the sections where intermediate cut-off time is required.
8. Runners who want to discontinue to run the race must inform the organizer or marshall/s.
9. No littering.
10. No picking of any plants.
11. Be friendly.
12. Respect the people, community and nature.
13. No smoking.
14. No cheating.
15. No exemptions to the rules.
16. No refunds will be given.

The organizers may disqualify a participant from the race for any of the following reasons:

1. Throwing waste at the course, and outside designated areas
2. Not passing through all the checkpoints
3. Not making the entire journey on foot through the spots marked by the organizers
4. Not wearing a visible bib number
5. Showing unsportmanlike conduct.

* These rules may be amended, modified or improved at any time by the organizers.
* Special awards awaits the top 3 male and female finishers for both category.


Cabangan, Zambales is located 206+ km away from Manila. You have two (2) options coming from Manila:

1. If you will travel via bus you will either take a ride at Victory Liner Terminals such as Pasay Terminal, Cubao Terminal and Caloocan Terminal.

Ride on a bus either of the said bus terminals going to Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales.

You will get off the bus at Cabangan Public Market. The venue of the race which is the Cabangan Sports Complex is only 20 meters away and is located on the rear part of the market.

If there are no busses available going straight to Iba or Sta. Cruz, you can also take a ride going to Olongapo City. When you reached the Olongapo City Victory Liner Terminal, get off the bus and transfer to another bus going to Iba, Zambales or Sta. Cruz, Zambales. Again your drop off point will be at Cabangan Public Market. 

The approximate travel time from Manila to Cabangan via bus is 5-6 hours.

2. Via your own vehicle, you will take the NLEX route and then continue by driving through SCTEX. You will then enter the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and exit at Kalaklan Gate. Continue travelling the National Hi-Way until you reached the town of San Marcelino. You will then take the short cut and go straight ahead till you reached the town of Cabangan. Look for Cabangan Public Market. On the rear part of the said market is the Cabangan Sports Complex wherein the said race will commence. It will take 3-4 hours to travel.

*It is strongly recommended that all participants must be physically fit. The 35K runners/participants are required to submit a Medical Certificate stating that they are fit to run. The validity of Medical Certificate should be 3 months prior to the race day.

About the Beneficiary

The group of Tabulhik Trail Runners was established on July 10, 2017. Their group was named after the beautiful Mt Tabulhik which they discovered when they are exploring the mountains of Cabangan. Their goal was to help the IP's of the remote areas.

*** Details on the route and elevation will be posted in the next weeks as well as the event shirt design and medal design. ***

For more info and inquiry, please call or text 09108120876 / 09952971506 - Joel.


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