50K Details

50K Details

Rizal Mountain Run 2018

See also: 30K race | 15K race  | Accommodations | Race Rules

A. Schedule of Activities

28 January 2018 (Sunday)

  1. Assembly Time: 1:00AM
  2. Pre-race Briefing: 2:00AM
  3. Start Time: 3:00AM
  4. Intermediate Cut-off Time: AS4 – Sitio Wawa (KM 34) – 12:00PM local time (9 hours)
  5. Cut-off Time: 5:00PM
  6. Time Barrier: 14 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.

B. Pre-Qualifications

50k (At least 21k Trail Run)—All qualifying races must be verifiable on or via web source and had been done within the 2017 Season (1 January 2017 to 27 January 2018) or prior to the closing date of the registration.

Qualifying races (1 of these races and minimum distances) – list not exclusive:

  • Clark to Miyamit Race Series
  • Conquer Trail Series
  • Cordillera Mountain Ultra
  • KOTM Race Series
  • Mapawa Race Series
  • MGM Production Races
  • Salomon Xtrail Races
  • Tawid Mountain Marathon
  • TNF Races

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 – 1100 / 30k – Php2200 / 50k – Php3300
  • 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

  1. All Runners will bring home
    • Official event shirt
    • Race Bib
    • Post race Food
    • One (1) raffle ticket
    • Other items from participating sponsors
  2. All Finishers will receive medals
  3. All Winners will receive trophies/medals and gift items from our sponsors

F. 50K Course Details

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Course Details and to Download GPX click here

Elevation Profile

  1. Elevation gain: 3,140 meters or 10,302 feet
  2. Elevation loss: 3,140 meters or 10,302 feet

Course Description

This is the full loop from Sapinit Road near Pintong Bukawe-Casile Road junction. San Mateo, Rizal. Do not underestimate this route: gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks and you’ll be going over 5 peaks. First is Mt. Purro to reach Sitio Calawis and Sitio Apia, Antipolo. Runners then have to cross two rivers to reach the remote village of Sitio Malasya, Montalban. Runners will then steadily climb to Mt. Malemod and Mt. Caypipili to the 3rd aid station before the assault to Mt. Ayaas. Runners then run downhill to the trails to Sitio Wawa, Brgy. Puray, Montalban. Runners will then assault the peak of Mt. Parawagan thru Sapang Cruz before running downhill to acacia aid station and run on trails following the contours of the Marikina River to reach Sitio Casile, Montalban. Finally going back up to Sapinit Road in Brgy. Pintong Bukawe. These are trails used primarily by locals to travel from one barangay to their farmlands and neighboring areas.

Course Conditions

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.

Aid Stations

  1.  At the Start/Finish Line
  2. Aid Station 1 (AS1) – KM10 located at Brgy. Calawis
  3. Aid Station 2 (AS2) – KM17 Sitio Malasya (after river crossing)
  4. Aid Station 3 (AS3) – KM28 Puray junction going to Sitio Wawa (Ate Elvies House)
  5. Aid Station 4 (AS4) – KM36 Norma’s Eatery at Sitio Wawa (in front of the Barangay Hall)
  6. Aid Station 5 (AS5) – KM41 Acacia (3km downhill from Parawagan Peak)
  7. Aid Station 5 (AS6) – KM48 Sitio Casile junction

NOTE: Distances are approximate

Critical Junctions

  • Pintong Bukawe junction
  • River crossing at Bajo River
  • Falls
  • Overflow
  • Turn right going down to Sitio Calawis
  • Junction before river in Sitio Apia
  • 2 Junctions after river in Sitio Apia
  • Junction after highest point in malasya (left to ate Elvie’s house)
  • Junction in Wawa
  • Acacia Tree Junction in Parawagan
  • Junction in Casile

Course Markings

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.

Course Markings

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

Weather

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

  1. Fully-charged and operational mobile phone
  2. Headlamp or flashlights (torches) with at least 8 hours charge
  3. Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,000mL
  4. Reusable water cups
  5. Whistle
  6. Poncho or Rain Jacket

NOTE: No Dropbags
NOTE: This will be a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it.

Important: Race Hotline +639983993338

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.


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