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3 Reasons to Run Double Terrain Challenge 2017

Can a runner excel on both roads and trails? Many people probably think that they have to pick one - that they can’t be good at both trail and road racing, but there are some who believes that few have successfully done so, because they say, “You really have to recalibrate your mind, and that can be challenging taking two birds in one stone.”

For road runners or even hikers, trail running represents the next frontier, with a whole new host of rewards. It allows you to see the best that nature has to offer—up close and human-powered. If you’ve never tried a trail race, adding one, or more, to your race schedule will give you the incentive to vary training, broaden your scenic vistas and add new skills to your running tool box, so #BeTrailReady for some distinct differences.


Getting out of your comfort zone can provide a path for improvement and discovery. This time, you don't have to choose between road and trail because this event challenges you to do both. Here are three reasons why you should run Double Terrain Challenge. 

You get to run along Chasing Waterfalls.
As the water continues to fall down, runners should expect to find a mixture of conditions on trails in the park as you come across this waterfall while running. This chasing waterfall is part of the route of Double Terrain Challenge. 
Tungtong Falls

You get to try challenging yourself running on both Road and Trail.
Trail running is typically harder than road running. Because of the varying terrain, inclines, and often times many curves in the trail, your average pace per mile will likely be slower than your pace on paved road. This time, transitioning from road to trail will be more challenging for every runner as they get to run on both roads and trails. 

You get to run on a scenic setting with sea of clouds at your back, awesome right?
Not much can compare to the enormous sense of achievement you’ll experience when you run across the scenic trails of Tanay, Rizal. They will capture your imagination with their promise of beauty and adventure. You can also witness sea of clouds and the iconic landscape of Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges. 

Double Terrain Challenge 2017
August 06, 2017
Basketball Covered Court at Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay Rizal

Race Details

10K     Php 1,000.00
25K     Php 1,500.00

Inclusions: Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, BTR Saco Pack, Personalized Bib Number, Raffle and Post Race Meal

Gun start and Cut-off time
10K     6am     4hrs
25K     5am     7hrs

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)

STEP 2: 
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.

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

RACE RULES:

• Registered runners must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.
• Runners must stay on the marked course and short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost, please return to the last sighted marking.
• No pacers will be allowed.
• Trekking poles are allowed to use during the race.
• Outside assistance from supporters is only permitted at the start/finish line. Runner’s support crew is not allowed on the course at any time. This can lead to disqualification of the runner.
• Participants who will come in more than 15 minutes after the guns start will not be allowed to race anymore.
• Race bib number must be visible at the front at all times.
• Running with a bib number that does not belong to you or running the distance you have not registered for leads to disqualification
• Bib swapping will strictly not be permitted.
• Ensure race bibs are checked/marked at every turnaround point for recording purposes. Otherwise you may encounter problems with the time result and may lead to disqualification.
• If you choose to withdraw from the race, kindly approach the nearest seen aid station or marshal.
• Mandatory gears must be carried at all times during the race. There will be random gear checks throughout the race. Failure to comply can lead to disqualification.
• There will be a check at the final checkpoint to ensure runners are still carrying sufficient hydration. Runners without the necessary hydration will be disqualified.
• The wearing music players with earphones are allowed. However it is up to you to use them in a sensible and safe manner and you must remain aware of your surroundings at all times. You must switch off music at all checkpoints so you can hear directions given to you by event crew. You must also switch off music when traveling on all public roads so you can hear approaching traffic.
• Runners must obey all directions from the marshals and race organizer.
• Littering is strictly prohibited and may result to disqualification.
• Baggage counter will be available at the starting line.
• The Race Director reserves the right to modify the course, rules and regulations under some circumstances for the safety of all runners
• Breaking any of the rules may to disqualification. Any such penalties are at the organizers' discretion and are final.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

25K 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

10K 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.

REFUND POLICY: All registration fees are strictly non-refundable but may be transferred. But registered runner must notify the organizers at least 2 weeks before the race day and same applies for upgrading where in additional fees shall be implemented and/or downgrading of categories. No requests will be accepted on race day.

PROTEST PROCEDURE
A runner who wishes to protest against unfair judgment from any marshal or protest against other runners, will have to summit a letter of request to the competition committee within 1 hour after the cut-off times, or after withdrawing from the race, and pay a protest fee of Php 1,000. The fee will only be refunded when the request is a success. The race director’s decision is final and cannot be appealed. Any participants’ misconduct during the protest procedure may lead to expulsion from future BTR races.

NOTE: ANY VERBAL ABUSE OF MARSHALS, VOLUNTEERS OR RACE OFFICIALS WILL BE GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.



Are you a trail lover or do you stick to the pavement? Then this challenge is best for you – Double Terrain Challenge, so Be Trail Ready!  

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