Date: 28 January 2018
Race venue: Basekamp in Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal
Race director: Dean Lim
Race distance: 50 km (30 km and 15 km options also available)
Elevation gain: 2635 hm
Start time: 3.00 a.m.
Cut-off time: 4.00 p.m. (13 hours)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Max ATM performance points: 400
Grandmaster Quest: No
Race entry requirements: Yes
Event website: Link
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Manila
2017 Male Champion: Manolito Divina
2017 Female Champion: Diorella Delacruz
3rd edition of the event organised by the people behind the popular AHON brand. The Rizal Mountain Run received great feedback after its inaugural edition and is a new addition to the Asia Trail Master calendar. Taking place east of Manila, not too far from the main city, this is a 50k run with spice - as typical Pinoy races are. Total elevation gain is approx 2600 hm, and the profile of the race shows a nice rollercoaster. A race for punchers.
Must have finished a 50k race (or at least a 21k Trail Run). The result must be verifiable on or via web source and has been done within the 2016 Season (1 January 2016 to 28 January 2017) or prior to the closing date of the registration.
By joining this race, it is understood that runners are medically fit to participate, fully aware of the risks involved and thus, signify/vouch that they are medically insured or has the means to cover expenses on their own in case of unforeseen eventuality. All registered runners are required to submit a WAIVER WITH MEDICAL CERTIFICATE must be signed by a licensed physician attesting to their fitness and health to join Rizal Mountain Run on or before 28 January 2017. Failure to do so will result in the dis-allowance of the runners to participate on the race.
See also : Rizal Mountain Run
A full loop from Basekamp in Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal. Do not underestimate the race: gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. You’ll be going over Mt. Purro to reach Sitio Calawis and Sitio Apia, Antipolo, Rizal. Runners then have to cross two rivers to reach the remote village of Sitio Malasya, Barangay Puray, Montalban, Rizal. Runners will then run the trails to Sitio Wawa, Barangay Puray, Montalban, Rizal. Runners will then go up to Mt. Parawagan, running on trails following the contours of the Marikina River to reach Barangay Casile, finally going back to Basekamp in Pintong Bukawe. These are trails used primarily by locals to travel from one barangay to their farmlands and neighboring areas.
There will be gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. However, the course may be affected by weather conditions before or during the race.
Note: Distances are approximate
SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL MARKINGS SPECIFIC FOR NIGHT and DAY RUNNING, course is primarily marked reflective markers, arrow blazes and light blinkers as additional marking. At every junction or intersection there will be properly placed markers to indicate the path to be taken. On a straight path…there will be no markings for several meters which is indicates the heading being followed is correct. Absence of blazes or markings for several minutes or even an hour or so is clearly a sign that the heading being followed is incorrect.
Markers will be placed on top of wooden poles or even attached to tree trunks, electric posts, on the ground, road, walls, plants, stones, rocks, etc. wherever they be seen. Runners should pay close attention both to the topography and the markings. If you think you may be lost, DO NOT call the RD to ask for one’s current location. Backtrack and look for the last marking to find out where the correct heading should be. This instruction and more will be emphasized and repeated at the pre-race and race briefings.
January in the Philippines is the coldest (20-25 degrees Celsius) time of the year. But it still can get really hot (30-35 degrees Celsius) and humid around noontime.
NOTE: This is a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it.
Race Hotline Smart +639195115574 and Globe +639271685937
The easiest is to pitch or rent a tent at Basekamp, start and finish of the race. More information here. Of course, given the relative proximity to Manila, it may be worthwhile to stay in the city and arrange transport to the race venue at nighttime (1.00 a.m. is assembly time)