Cordillera Mountain Ultra announced for 4/5 June
The Cordillera Mountain Marathon has become the Cordillera Mountain Ultra and is now scheduled for the weekend of 4/5 June. The new date also comes with a new location and a new race course of 50 km, which now features Mount Ugo as the highlight. Registrations open on Valentine's Day, 14 February.
In fact, the new race venue, Dalupirip, Itogon, is closer to the nearest main city Baguio and therefore easier to access with Clark as the closest airport. It is still a mountain race as no fewer than 3000 metres of elevation gain need to be conquered during the 50km. Mount Ugo towers above 2000m of altitude, which should also be taken into account.
The event is organised by the NGO Cordillera Conservation Trust , which seeks to provide relevant practical and sustainable solutions to environmental problems arising in the Cordillera region that seek to undermine the continued ecological services that the mountain region provides for its people. Working in partnership with the different local communities the Trust develops practical and appropriate solutions to the environmental problems now confronting the Cordillera Region.