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Incoming: 1st Mt. Marami Silyang Bato 21K FKT Trail Challenge

Posted by on 5. June 2015

A Runner’s Throne awaits you at the top of Mt. Marami – Photo by Eric Tipon

Mt. Marami has a stunning 360 Degrees stunning view of Cavite, Nasugbu, Batangas and Pico De Loro from the Summit.  It has a Runner’s Throne meant for the brave souls adjacent to the summit for that picture-perfect moment of reaching the peak.  It’s a race both newbie and experienced runners can enjoy with a large part of the course on rolling fire trails and dirt tracks.  It’s happening on August 9, 2105 at Maragondon, Cavite with 21 km, 14 km and 8 km race category. Register Now!!!

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Mount Marami

Destination: Mount Marami – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro

Reaching a mountain’s peak is always satisfying as it rewards all the effort and hard work you’ve invested on a difficult climb.  Mount Marami rewards you with a magnificent 360 degrees view of Cavite, Nasugbu, Batangas and also a sight of Pico De Loro.  It also reserves a throne for you called silyang bato to capture the moment of triumph of conquering the climb with photographers around to take that winning shot.  The full distance would be about 22 kilometers but don’t get scared of the distance as there would be a long stretch of about 16 kilometers of course on a rolling fire trails and dirt tracks with about 3 kilometers climb to the summit and another 3 kilometers of descent.  For those going the full distance think of the first 8 kilometers as a warm up for the 3 kilometer climbs then you can cruise for the next 3 kilometers of descent and go through the motions on the final 8 kilometers. And yes, you do get to pass some rivers along the course.

Gotta Love the Greens – Photo by Eric Tipon

For those who are just aiming to finish their first trail run, the 8 kilometer and 14 kilometer distance would be perfect for you as you go through a simple rolling terrain with no significant change in trail surface.  The trail is not too technical. The climbs are moderate. The route is simple out and back course with the 8 kilometers distance u-turn point at the trail marker in kilometer 4 while the 14 kilometers distance u-turn is at the Nuestra Senora Dela Paz Grotto/Chapel.  This would be a perfect feel good distance for those who wants to get their baptism of mud on their first or second trail run.

Get Ready For Mud!

Since the trails are still fresh and soft, get ready for mud especially that race day of August 9 is right in the middle of the rainy season.  It’s gonna be a mudfest so this would be part of the challenge and this would also mean that you’ll have a softer surface to traverse.  Aside from the fun in the mud and the scenic delight, you’ll also be able to contribute to a wonderful cause as the proceeds would go to “Mt Marami Mountain Clean Up Drive of Maragondon, Cavite.”  Get ready for a mud run and Register Now!!!

From our Recon – Powered by Suunto Ambit 2S – Unofficial

Elevation Profile is powered by Suunto Ambit 2S and Suunto Movescount – Note: Elevation Profile is only for the first 16K, the remaining 6K is a rolling terrain back to the start area. – Unofficial

For more details on the route, please read The #TaleOfTheTrail Mount Marami (Maragondon, Cavite)

Race Details:

Let’s Run This One!!! – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro

Date and Venue

  • August 9, 2015, Barangay Talipusngo, 4112 Maragondon, Cavite  (View Map)

Distances and Inclusions

  • 21KM – P 1,000
  • 14KM – P 800
  • 8KM – P 500
    • Race Inclusions: Race Bib, Event Shirt, Finisher’s Medal. Banana and Drinks at the Finish Line.
    • GROUP DISCOUNT PROMO ( Applies from May 26 to June 15 Only, No Extension)
      • Group with minimum of 5pax (mixed distance) =10% OFF (Please specify the distance on each participant if mixed distance-single registration)

Registration

  • Onsite:  New Balance The District Mall Imus, 10AM to 9PM – Monday to Sunday
  • Via Bank Deposit
    • Please deposit the registration fee at any BPI-Island Bank Branch in favor of:
    • Savings Account Name: Michael Maleriado
    • Savings Account Number: 0959-0489-59
    • Please send the deposit slip with your Name / Shirt Size /Distance and Cell Number @ neweraraceeventmanagement@gmail.com for registration confirmation.
  • Race Kit Claiming: August 2 at New Balance The District Mall Imus – 10AM to 9PM ONLY.

Assemby / Gun Start

  • When: August 9-Sunday 5AM
  • Assembly: 3AM
  • Gun Start: 5AM
  • Cut Off: 7 Hours (For 21KM Only)
  • Summit Cut Off @ 10.8KM: 3 Hours

Reminders:

  • Mandatory Gears: Hydration Bag / Hydration Bottle / Headlamp / Whistle / Fully Charged CellPhone with a least P100 credits / Trash Bag
  • Mandatory gears will be checked at the starting line by the race officials. Failure to complete the requirements will not be allowed to race.
  • Optional Gears: Trekking Pole / Cap and Buff (for heat protection) Water proof jacket (if raining/cold weather)
  • Trail Shoes is strongly recommended but not required.
  • Runners will reach the peak of Mt. Marami and will have the opportunity to sit on the famous “Silyang Bato”. Photographers will be waiting for you at the summit to capture and immortalize your moments. – For 21K Runners Only

Race Updates

36 Responses to Incoming: 1st Mt. Marami Silyang Bato 21K FKT Trail Challenge

  1. seftiburcio

    I think this trekking has been one of your dangerous track to race. Good thing you finished with full grace!!

  2. Channel Marie Imperial

    I love the trail! May mud. May greeneries. May magandang mountainview! Grabeh! I bet enjoy na enjoy po kayo! ^_^

  3. R U S S

    WHOA! You’re photo at the top of Mt. Marami is what people would call ‘buwis buhay’ but I’m sure the trek’s all worth it. I’m glad that organizers are strict with checking the gears and won’t just allow participants to go if their gears are not complete.

  4. Jojo Vito

    wow running downhill seemed difficult, but seemed really fun!

  5. Janice

    That Runners’ Throne is scary! I don’t think I would dare. I’m not as brave as you are. Haha!

  6. Patty | MrsC

    I noticed you’ve been writing a lot about your trail runs. Do you enjoy these more than road races? I’d say that the view is a definite plus!

  7. Samantha C.

    I went to Pico five times already, but not to its neighboring mountians Mt. Marami! The rock formation of a cliff looks awesome!

  8. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    Grabe the trail looks very difficult. I love your first photo, very daring!

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