trail fifty mapawa (PHI)


tale of the trail

Date: 28 October 2018
Country: Philippines
Race venue: Mapawa Nature Reserve, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao I
Edition: 5
Event organiser: Riyadh Balbontin
Race distance: NEW: 50 miles and 50 km (21 km and shorter also available)
Elevation gain: 3800 hm (50 miles), 2900 hm (50km)
Race starting time: TBA
Cut-off time: 20 hours (50 miles), 15 hours (50 km)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100 (50 miles) / 50 (50 km)
Max performance points: 400 (50 miles) / 200 (50 km)
Grandmaster Quest: Yes (50 miles) 
Event website: Coming soon
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Davao, Cebu, Manila
2017 Male Champion: John Ray Onifa (PHI)
2017 Female Champion: Sandi Menchi (PHI)


The most popular trail running event on Mindanao, the largest among the southern islands of the Philippines. Rebranded in 2018 as Trail Fifty Mapawa, the longest distance race of 50 miles is brand new. The traditional 50 km is a rollercoaster with significant total elevation gain of approx 3000 hm. Participants say it is one of those races that are much tougher than they look. More than a thousand runners take part in this event, which is part of an overall running festival. 

2018 race course 

Below is the 2018 course for the 50 miles and 50 k races, both points races for the Asia Trail Master Championship

Mapawa 50 miles map.JPG
Mapawa 50k map.JPG

logistical and practical infos for your stay in Cagayan de Oro and Mapawa

Mapawa  infos.jpg