A. Schedule of Activities
28 January 2018 (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. Waiver with Medical Attestation
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 26 January 2018. Failure to do so will result in the dis-allowance of the runners to participate on the race.
D. Registration Rules
- Early Bird Rate – August 1 to August 31, 2017
30k – Php1600 / 50k – Php2500
- Regular Rate – September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
15k – 1000 / 30k – Php2000 / 50k – Php3000
- Late Registration – January 1, 2018 to January 15, 2018
15k – 1500 / 30k – Php2500 / 50k – Php3500
- ONLINE Registration via www.rizalmountainrun.com
- ONSITE Registration at
- Salomon SM North
- Salomon SM Aura
- Salomon SM Megamall
- Salomon Glorietta 3
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 trophies/medals 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
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 it 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.
RED RIBBONS – 50k runners only
BLUE RIBBONS – 30k runners only
YELLOW RIBBONS – 15k runners only
MIXED RIBBONS – shared trail among 15k, 30k, 50k runners
January 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