Trail Run Mapawa joins the Asia Trail Master series
R.O.X Trail Run Mapawa has been a popular event in the northwest of Mindanao island in the Philippines for several years, and on 30 October the organisers will increase the race distance to 50k. What's more, the scenic run inside the Mapawa Nature Park joins the 2016 Asia Trail Master calendar! Plenty of other innovations are being planned as well.
The gateway to the event is Cagayan de Oro, the biggest city in northern Mindanao and a tourist drawcard for plenty of outdoor enthusiasts, not only hikers but also rafters and kayakers. The city has an airport, so you can fly in from any major airport in the Philippines. The Mapawa Nature Park, where the race is held, is just 30 minutes away from Cayagan de Oro.
The course of the Trail Run Mapawa goes across a series of hills rather than mountains, which makes it different from the other points-scoring races in the Philippines. Nevertheless, the total amount of elevation gain is significant as close to 2000 Hm. Apart from the hills, there are also a few water streams that need to be crossed. Precise numbers will be officially announced in due course. As every year, this event caters for the whole family, as shorter distances are also on offer.
Stay tuned for more details on the race course, and the opening of registrations.