30k Details

30k Details

Rizal Mountain Run 2018

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A. Schedule of Activities

27 January 2019 (Sunday)

    1. Assembly Time: 3:30 AM
    2. Pre-race Briefing: 4:30AM
    3. Start Time: 5:30 AM
    4. Cut-off Time: 1:30 PM
    5. Time Barrier: 8 hours

B. Venue

Brgy. Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal

C. Schedule of Activities

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.

D. Pre-Qualifications

Everyone may join the 30k course.

E. Waiver

By joining this race, it is understood that runners are fully aware of the risks involved and thus, signify/vouch that they are in good physical condition and has the means to cover expenses on their own in case of an unforeseen eventuality. All registered runners are required to sign and submit a WAIVER during race kit claiming and/or before the race start. Failure to do so will result in the disallowance of the runners to participate in the race.

F. Registration Details

  • Regular Registration – September 1, 2018 to January 7, 2019
    • 50k – Php3200
    • 30k – Php2200
    • 15k – Php1200
    • 4k Kiddie Trail – Php700
    • *Less Php200 if runner will not avail of the event shirt during regular registration – type in the discount code “noshirt” upon checkout.
  • Late Registration – January 8, 2019 to January 22, 2019
    • 50k – Php3200
    • 30k – Php2200
    • 15k – Php1200
    • 4k Kiddie Trail – Php700
    • *No Event shirts to late registrants
    • ONLINE Registration via Race Yaya
    • ONSITE Registration at (until January 7, 2019 only)
      • Salomon SM North
      • Salomon SM Aura
      • Salomon SM Megamall
      • Salomon Glorietta 3

G. Loot and Rewards

  1. All RUNNERS will bring home:
    • 1 raffle entry
    • Other items from participating sponsors
  2. All FINISHERS will receive medals.
  3. All WINNERS will receive trophies/medals and gift items from our sponsors
  4. EVENT SHIRT is optional

H. 30K Course Details


Course Details and to Download GPS click here

Elevation Profile

  1. Elevation gain: 1,600 meters or 5,250 feet
  2. Elevation loss: 1,600 meters 5,250 feet

Course Description

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, footpaths, 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.

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) – 6Km Sitio Casile junction
    3. Aid Station 2 (AS2) – 12km Acacia tree (the junction going up Parawagan)
    4. Aid Station 3 (AS3) – 18Km Acacia tree (the junction going down from Parawagan)
    5. Aid Station 4 (AS4) – 25Km Blue Waiting Shed

NOTE: Distances are approximate

Mandatory Gear

  1. Fully-charged and operational mobile phone
  2. Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,000mL
  3. Reusable water cups
  4. Whistle

I. 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

J. 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.

K. Food and Fluids

All stations will have water, banana, and other assorted food.

Important: Race Hotline – TBA

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.

See: Race Rules

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