Mt Apo Sky Race postponed due to forest fires
Doi Calbes, local organiser of the 2nd Mount Apo Sky Race on Mindanao in the Philippines, has been compelled to announce the postponement of his event today. The race on the country's highest mountain was scheduled for 23 April, but wide-ranging forest fires have forced the local authorities to shut off the mountain from public access. It is not yet clear when Mount Apo will be re-opened again.
Mt Apo Skyrace was set to be the first points-scoring race in the Philippines this year. While there is hope that the event can go ahead later in 2016, trail runners can look forward to a number of other Asia Trail Master races in the Philippines this year, including on Mindanao island.
Stay tuned for more details.