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Are You Ready for Salomon X-Trail Run?

Posted by on 7. April 2014

Salomon Xtrail Run treats you to the views of Hamilo Coast with a refreshing mix of the greens of nature and the blues of the ocean.  Are you ready to OutRun the ROAD and OutLast the TRAILS? Here are some last minute reminders for the event.

Salomon XTrail Run

Last Stop Before Salomon XTrail Run

I love trails especially at the time of the year.  Summer is the perfect excuse to go out admire nature.  While I love the adrenalin rush that comes with a road race, I love the slower pace, the refreshing views, the breath of fresh air and the challenging inclines that a trail run brings.  Even at a slower pace, trail run are not a walk in the park but it can challenge your character with uneven terrains and a tougher elevation profile.  The upside is you get to do the distance with the refreshing view of nature in front of you and that’s priceless.

The next trail to conquer on April 12, 2014 is the Salomon X-Trail Run at Hamilo Coast which is famed for its trails, vertical ascents and steep descents. This year’s Salomon XTrail Run will be offering 6km road to trail, 12km road to trail, and the much anticipated 24km & 32km mountain run.  These are perfect for all types of trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts who want to test their skill and endurance in the sport.  I’ve been to several trails and it would be my fist time to do the trails of Hamilo Coast. From the looks of it, the elevation of the trail is one of the tougher ones.  The varying terrain surfaces, which include dirt, rocks, sand and concrete paths, also makes it a lot more challenging.

With different distances offerings, Salomon targets beginners in the 6 km and 12 km categories with a road to trail run.  The 24 km and 32 km mountain run is for those are more experienced on trails and have strong endurance. These are perfect for all types of trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts who want to test their skill and endurance in the sport.

Aside from enthusiasts, the X-Trail run is also very much geared towards providing the perfect challenge for beginners, who want to give trail running a try. As for those who are already into road running, the X-Trail run is a great way of taking things to the next level. This race category will be a perfect introduction to the trails for them, with majority of the 6km distance on the road. Meanwhile, the 12km road-to-trail category is a distance targeting beginners in trail running who can already endure longer distances of road running. This is the perfect distance for them to take their trail experience higher. Trail and road ratio for this distance is 50-50.

The much anticipated Mountain Run is a distance catered to experienced runners. This year, there will be two distances for this category: 24KM & 32KM. It’s named as ‘Mountain Run’ due to the steep ascents and descents, which simulate skyrunning—something which Salomon is known to excel in. It’s a ‘hardcore’ route for trail runners who want the real “Salomon Experience”.

Here are some important reminders:

  • The Salomon Xtrail Run Philippines 2014 Race is a GREEN RUN. No disposables will be provided at the hydration stations. All participants MUST bring their own provisions.
  • Mandatory Gears are as follows:
    • Mountain Run (Head lamp, Whistle, Hydration bag/ belt)
    • Road to Trail (Hydration bag/ belt)
    • *Mandatory inspection will be conducted before the race. No mandatory gears, no race.
  • Bus Schedule 
    • Pick-up Point: R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street, 12:30AM
    • ETD: 1st batch- 1:00AM; 2nd batch- 1:30AM
    • Requirement: Online & Store Registrants must present valid ID
  • Directions to Hamilo Coast
    • The shortest and fastest route to Hamilo is via Cavitex- Naic – Puerto Azul Route

6km road to trail – P850; 7:00 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: to be announced (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey) Post race meal will also be served.  Mandatory gear: hydration bag/belt. These will be inspected by race officials prior to run.

12km road to trail – P1,100; 6:30 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: to be announced (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey) Post race meal will also be served. Mandatory gear: hydration bag/belt. These will be inspected by race officials prior to run.

24km mountain run – P1,400; 5:30 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: 5 hours (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, and Salomon Racing Belt. All finishers (official finish within cut-off time) of this distance to receive finisher’s medal & other Freebies).  Post race meal will also be served.  Mandatory gear: headlamp, whistle, hydration bag/belt. These will be inspected by race officials prior to run.

32km mountain run – P1,600; 5:00 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: 7 hours (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, and Salomon Racing Belt. All finishers (official finish within cut-off time) of this distance to receive finisher’s medal & other Freebies).  Post race meal will also be served.  Mandatory gear: headlamp, whistle, hydration bag/belt. These will be inspected by race officials prior to run.

Race Updates: Salomon X-Trail Pilipinas Website

he Salomon Xtrail Run 2014 is in cooperation with AXN as the official TV partner, powered by Gatorade, R.O.X., and Suunto with official venue partner: Hamilo Coast and Wave 89.1 as the official radio partner. This event is also sponsored by Pico de Loro, Pico Sands, Nalgene, Sea to Summit, Otterbox, EcoXGear, Honey Stinger, Monster Energy, Vaseline Men, Spy eyewear & Primer Group of Companies. Thanks to our media partners The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Runner’s World, MultiSport, Animo Magazine, Travelife, OneSport Magazine, Pinoy Fitness .com, & SwimBikeRun.ph.

97 Responses to Are You Ready for Salomon X-Trail Run?

  1. Aisha Kristine Chong

    Seems like a hard road – challenging but a fun experience.

  2. Chubskulit Rose

    I just read your post about the actual run, congrats!

  3. Jhady

    I am not ready yet, I am not in good shape to join ha ha. I am sure you are ready and can’t wait to run on this challenging trail. I’m sure you’ll have a great time.

  4. Fernando Lachica

    You finished this trail with awesome fun and contentment.

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