Cordillera Mountain Ultra opens registrations this Sunday!
Sunday is Valentine's Day and several trail runners around Asia will likely be very excited: at 7 a.m. the registration for the Cordillera Mountain Ultra opens and what can be a better gift for one's loved one than a weekend in a breathtakingly beautiful location in the Philippines on the first weekend of June.
As the website of the event organiser, the Cordillera Conservation Trust, says:
The Cordillera Mountain Ultra is a showcase of the beauty of the Pine Clad mountain forests of the Cordillera Region. Situated on the southern slopes of Mt. Ugo in the town of Itogon the Cordillera Mountain Ultra will feature 3 events: The 50km Ultra Marathon, 21km Mountain Run, and a Vertical KM.
Mount Ugo dominates the course profile clearly, with its peak at 2200m above sea level. The race will actually commence in relatively relaxing mode as the first 15km are predominantly downhill. After the ascent and descent of Ugo, there is another 2km slope to the finish, which will be important to keep in mind for the fast men and women aiming for a top result. All finishers of the 50km race will score 100 Asia Trail Master finisher points, and added to those will of course be the performance points according to the ranking in the race result.
The event organiser is an experienced environmental NGO, which throughout the year also sets up mountainbike races in the region. The Cordillera Conservation Trust seeks to provide relevant practical and sustainable solutions to environmental problems arising in the Cordillera region that undermine the continued ecological services that the mountain region provides for its people. Any contribution from runners to the Trust is therefore highly welcome. For instance, by purchasing a pack of the delicious local coffee!