IN THE hopes of raising funds for the Mountain Province Red Cross Chapter, Team Malaya is organizing a three-category trail run to be held from Tadian, Bauko to Sagada on April 9.

The event will see runners competing in the 42 kilometer category with registration at P2,500; the 21 km with P1,500 registration and the short-distance 10k run which is open for registration at P750.

Runners will traverse foot paths along the boundaries of the three municipalities and will pass through the forests and riversides with the challenge of different weather in each route while enjoying the scenic views.

Registration fee is inclusive of race bibs, trail snacks, finisher’s t-shirts, Red Cross memberships and post-race medals.

Cut off time for the 42km run is 12 hours with multi-stage cutoffs for organizers to check on the safety of the runners while the 21km marathon is eight hours.

Organizers advised runners to bring their own hydration gears, head lamps and other necessary equipment such as sun blocks, visors and others.

The 42k run will start at the Tadian Municipal Hall while the 21km category begins in Abatan, Bauko. All races ends in Sagada.

A 10 kilometer event will also be held which starts and ends in Sagada.

Organizers said the run is for the humanitarian activities of the provinces’ Red Cross to enhance their capability to provide assistance to the community especially in establishing stable, self-sufficient blood bank and to raise awareness, sports tourism and physical fitness through the sport of trail running. (Sharma Buteng)