50K Details

50K Details

Rizal Mountain Run 2019

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A. Schedule of Activities

27 January 2019 (Sunday)

    1. Assembly Time: 1:00 AM
    2. Pre-race Briefing: 2:00 AM
    3. Start Time: 3:00 AM
    4. Cut-off Time: 5:00 PM
    5. Intermediate Cut-off Time: 9 hours or 12 noon at Wawa (35km)
    6. Time Barrier: 14 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

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 2018 to 26 January 2019) 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
  • Salomon Xtrail Races
  • Tawid Mountain Marathon
  • Akyathlon

E. 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 an 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 2019. 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. 50K Course Details


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Elevation Profile

  1. Elevation gain: 3140 meters or 10,300 feet
  2. Elevation loss: 3140 meters or 10,300 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) – 10Km Brgy. Calawis
    3. Aid Station 2 (AS2) – 17Km Sitio Malasya (after river crossing).
    4. Aid Station 3 (AS3) – 28Km Puray junction going to Sitio Wawa (Ate Elvie’s House)
    5. Aid Station 4 (AS4) – 34Km Norma’s Eatery at Sitio Wawa
    6. Aid Station 5 (AS5) – 41Km Acacia  going to Mt. Parawagan
    7. Aid Station 6 (AS6) – 48Km 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
  • Sapang Cruz junction
  • Acacia Tree Junction in Parawagan
  • Junction in Casile

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 a 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.

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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