TNF 100

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By Alah Soledad Sungduan

Stand Up for Life

Thursday, April 24, 2014


STAMINA and speed of various runners in the region will be put into test as they will dare to break all boundaries to hurdle challenges in finishing a race within the 30-minute cut off time in The North Face 100 Baguio-Benguet challenge.

TNF 100 2014, the first ultra-trail running marathon series in the Asia-Pacific region set on May 3 to 4 will require participants to complete the 100km of endurance running set in various terrains in Baguio-Benguet, a good way to promote Cordillera as the World class trail running destination
What is also unique in this marathon is that it will give an opportunity to the runners to experience, appreciate, and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the different terrains in Baguio and Benguet which is part of the "More Fun in the Philippines" campaign of the Department of Tourism–CAR, the partner of North Face in the endeavor.

Organizers describe TNF 100 as the toughest race in the country and it is open to all the most competitive men and women runners of varying degrees of skill levels and likewise to those who would like to elevate their skills and set a whole new standard.

Since TNF 100 is an internationally-held race and had set a name in Australia, Singapore, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, it is expected that international runners will also participate in the event.

The runners will have different categories to choose from such as the 22k solo, 50k solo, and the 100km solo. Gun start at 3:00 a.m. at Camp John Hay Baguio, the venue for the start and finish line.

Interested runners may get in touch with North Face Division Manager Jundel Llagas Jr. at mobile number 09228979824, NF Media Relations Officer Aileen Frugal at mobile number 09172525114, or with Linda Fines of DOT-CAR.

Inspired by the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc race in Europe (single stage mountain ultra-marathon) TNF 100 2014 is not just about testing ones endurance. More than a competition, it is an opportunity to explore the scenic mountain trails of Baguio and Benguet which everyone should see. It is an adventure which every runner should dare to try.

Good luck to all of you who are joining the TNF 100 Baguio Benguet challenge! Let the training begin.

For comments and suggestions email alahsungduan@gmail.com

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 25, 2014.

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