2nd Mt. Ugo trail run in the works-A A +A
Thursday, June 21, 2012
FOLLOWING its huge success, this early, the 2nd Mount Ugo Trail Marathon/Half Marathon is set to take center stage anew sometime March next year which starts in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya.
The put and back 41 and 21 kilometer trail run will head towards barangay Tinongdan in Itogon, Benguet then heads back to Kayapa for the finish in the event organized by Frontrunner Magazine in cooperation with the Municipalities of Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya and Itogon, Benguet.
Organizers said there will be no cash prizes, no frills, no freebies and absolutely no whining for participants because interested participants will just have lifetime memories with personal satisfaction guaranteed.
Registration starts on January 9, 2013 and closes definitely on March 16, 2013 with race briefing to be held at 3 p.m. on March 30 at the Kayapa Town Hall.
Race bibs and maps will be distributed during the briefing or before the race starts.
Registration Venues will be at the A Runner’s Circle-Aloha Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Manila 567-4786, Antel Platinum Tower, 154 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati (24/7 open).
For those racers who will pay through the bank, deposits maybe made at BPI through Constante C. Mendoza Jr. with account number 2379-0362-39. Deposit slips should be scanned and emailed to frontrunnermagevents @gmail.com for confirmation with name written on the deposit slip.
Main organizer and FrontRunner Magazine editor-in-chief Jonel Mendoza reminded all participants to give respect to the environment, including to the locals, aside from high obedience to the rules and guidelines at all times.
The race takes an out and back route which starts and ends at the Kayapa Municipal Hall (1121 masl). Runners will run along a zigzag concrete two-way road up to the Benguet-Vizcaya provincial boundary marker and into the trailhead in Pangawan (1484 masl) some 5 kilometers away.
Meantime, organizers are reminding participants to prepare the following gears to include fully charged mobile phone with load; light jacket or arm warmers and head cover; functioning flashlight or headlamps; at least 1.5 liter capacity hydration bag or belt bottles; whistle; first aid kit like antiseptic, band aid, cotton, salt, loperamide tablets; extra food or energy gels; wet wipes and maintain common sense.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on June 22, 2012.