A. Schedule of Activities
28 February 2016 (Sunday)
- Assembly Time: 3:00AM
- Pre-race Briefing: 4:30AM
- Start Time: 5:30AM
- Cut-off Time: 1:30PM
- Time Barrier: 8 hours
Important Note: Failure to meet the above time barrier will result to DNF status (Did Not Finish). Runners will be prevented from proceeding for security or safety reason.
No qualifying races required to join the 30k category.
C. Medical Attestation
The form for medical certificate required for this race will be sent via email after successfully registering online. The medical certificate must attest to the participant’s health and fitness to join the Rizal Mountain Run and must be signed by a duly licensed and practicing physician. The medical certificate must be submitted to claim race kit. Failure to fulfill this requirement will result in the participant’s disqualification and will not be allowed to run the course.
D. Registration Rules
- Registration via website only.
- Payment instructions will be sent by email.
- Payment must be made to complete registration.
- Deadline for registration and payment: 20th of February 2016
- The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable in case of race cancellation or postponement due to FORCE MAJEURE (meaning unforeseeable circumstances) or factors beyond the control of the race organizers.
- Registration fee is not convertible to any distances.
- The registration fee does not cover transportation costs in case the runner DNFed, discontinues or stops for whatever reason during the race in any part of the course or anywhere near it. Transport will cost a minimum of P500 which shall be charged to the account of the runner.
E. Loot and Rewards
- All Runners will bring home
- Official event shirt
- One (1) raffle ticket
- Other items from participating sponsors
- All Finishers will receive medals
- All Winners will receive token and gift items from our sponsors
F. 30K Course Details
- Elevation gain: 1,600 meters or 5,250 feet
- Elevation loss: 1,600 meters 5,250 feet
These trails change depending on the weather. When it is hot, expect loose soil, scree, and low-volume rivers. When it is rainy, expect slippery trails, mud, big-volume rivers, and more mud.
There is a good mix of wide fire roads, single tracks, foot paths, and ruts. Expect the trails to go either up or down, flats are not too common, but still they are runnable. Lots of flora and fauna are to be seen along the trails. Be sure to look out for that resident hawk!
No shortage of views here. Rizal may not be as grand as the places up North, but San Mateo, Rodriguez, and Antipolo provide some pretty good visuals. Considering that this is just an hour’s drive from the metro, what more can one ask for?
Lastly, have you heard of “Palikpik Buwaya” and “Devil’s Down”? If not, I’m sure you won’t forget these. Not to mention “PG”, Parawagan, and Casile.
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.
- At the Start/Finish Line.
- Aid Station 1 (AS1) – at Sitio Casile junction or KM6.
- Aid Station 2 (AS2) – at Acacia tree (the junction going up Parawagan) or KM12.
- Aid Station 3 (AS3) – at Acacia tree (the junction going down from Parawagan) or KM18.
- Aid Station 4 (AS4) – at Blue Waiting Shed or KM25.
Note: Distances are approximate
Course is primarily marked neon markers and arrow blazes.
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.
February in the Philippines is the coldest (20-25 degrees Celsius) time of the year. But gets really hot (30-35 degrees Celsius) and humid weather around noontime.
NOTE: This will be a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it.
G. Mandatory Gear
- Fully-charged and operational mobile phone
- Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,000mL
- Reusable water cups
Important: Race Hotline Smart +639195115574 and Globe +639271685937
Failure to comply with the mandatory requirements will result to disqualification and removal from the race. Random checks will be done throughout the Race route. Race hotline number(s) must be saved on the runner’s mobile phone. It is required that the mobile phone is on and operational at all times during the duration of the race. Please be reminded that the aid stations will not provide disposable water cups to protect the trail and you should not drink directly from the water jugs! Crew will be advised not to serve any drinks unless water cups are presented by runners.
H. Food and Fluids
All stations will have water, banana, and other assorted food