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Incoming: Clark-Miyamit Falls Ultra

Posted by on 15. August 2016

Clark-Miyamit Falls Ultra has a storied past of challenging even the fittest runners.  It’s tough enough that you get to be a Certified Bad Ass Ultra Runner after the race.  Register Now, Train Early and get ready for a time of your on November 27, 2016 while you conquer the 60 kilometers and 50 miles (80 Kilometer) distance.

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The Story of Clark Miyamit Falls Ultra

What’s the ingredient of an epic race? It’s probably the one you’ve blitzed through and broke your personal record.  Most of the times, it’s the one where you struggled and tested your physical and mental limits yet you still found a way to finish the race.  Bad Ass Runners are those who dare to take the challenge and manage to find a way to conquer it.  Clark-Miyamit Falls Ultra is a character defining race that’s gonna make you Bad Ass. Now on its 6th edition, the race is known to be physically demanding which requires enough preparation and conditioning.

The storied race has its beginnings in 2011 with only 50 plus participants with mere 14 finishers.  The dreaded 10 kilometers of a hilly, remote and rugged terrain going to the peak which is near the caldera of Mt. Pinatubo has challenged even the strongest of the 2011 challengers. Coupled with a strict cut-off time, the survivors have rightfully earned the moniker “’Bad Ass”.  The Race Director has kept the cut-off time strict and within international standard. The scenic view and the challenge of earning the coveted title “Bad Ass” Trail Ultrarunner has attracted runners, ultrarunners and mountaineers to train and join the race. The race has helped to pave the way for the booming interest in trail ultrarunning in the Philippines. If not racing, members of running groups have been joining as volunteers for CM50. From mere 50 plus racers, the participation has grown in numbers to more than 200 in 2013 and has consistently grown in numbers of both local and international delegation from then on.


CLARK-MIYAMIT FALLS TRAIL ULTRA, known as the CM50 is the finale race of the Clark Miyamit (CM50Ultra) Trail Race Series. CM50 is happening on November 27, 2016 starting at the Clark Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

The race consists of two categories:60K and 50 miles.

  • The 60K Ultra Category is an ideal race to run your first trail ultramarathon with a 16 hours cut-off and total elevation gain of 2166m.
  • 50 Mile Bad Ass Trail Race: Ideal for those who dare to be called Bad Ass as they pass the strict 18 hours cut-off imposed for the tough distance with 3120m of elevation.

The race will start at the Clark parade grounds will take runners to an out-and-back course on footpath connecting Clark to the scenic Miyamit Falls in Porac, Pampanga. The runners would go through gravel road, fire trails, dirt road, river and lahar crossings, single tracks and partly asphalt/concrete road.   The trail is used primarily by  Aetas to travel from their ancestral land, Clark and other neighboring areas.

Among the key stops would be:

  • Gate 14
  • Sacobia River
  • Puning Spa
  • Sitio Target
  • Sitio Ebus (Aeta community)
  • Pasig-Potrero River (river crossing)
  • Parallel dirt road along SCTEX
  • Crow Creek (Sapang Uwak)
  • Miyamit Falls
  • The peak (about 3kms to caldera of Mt. Pinatubo)

This year’s edition is expected to be filled with superstar trail runners from neighboring Asian countries battling it out for the Asia Trail Master Championship. Countries represented is expected to grow double from 18 last year. Veteran runners are expected to come back again, most of them on their fourth or fifth CM50 while aspiring trail ultramarathoners have also signed up are preparing well for this race. CM50Ultra is also accredited by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and is part of the Asia Trail Master Series.  The race will also earn you 4 qualifying points for The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB).

Race Details

Date and Venue:

  • Date: November 27, 2016
  • Venue: Clark Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines
  • Race Day
    • Race Briefing, Race Packet Claiming and Check-in: Saturday, 26 November 2016 at 10:30AM – 5PM
    • Pre-race Briefing: Saturday, 26 November 2015 2pm
    • Assembly Time: Saturday, 26 November 2016 at 10:30PM
    • Start Time:
      • 50 MILES – Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1 am to 7pm
      • 60K – Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1am to 5pm
    • Cut-off
      • 50 Miles – 18 Hours hours
      • 60K – 16 hours



The CM50 Race Organizers

  • The Race Director and Founder is Atty. Jon Lacanlale
    • Atty. Jon Lacanlale is a seasoned local and international trail runner who was able to finished most of the toughest ultramarathon in the world.
      • Trailwalker 100 (HK) in 2009
      • GNW100 (Australia) in 2010
      • UTMB (France) in 2011
      • Western States 100 (USA) in 2012
      • Hardcore 100 miles (Phils. 2013 & 2014 & 2015)
      • Bighorn 100 (USA) in 2013
      • TNF 100 Philippines 2008-2014 (except 2011)
      • UTHK in 2015
      • Translantau HK in 2015
      • Botak 100K
      • BDM160 (2011 first runner-up)
      • BDM102, 2009-2012 (Champion and has set the new course record in 2012)
      • Four Lakes 100K (2013) and other races.
  • The Event is organized by Race Yaya. Race Yaya is a team of seasoned runners who have professional expertise in the fields of marketing, finance, event management, information technology, race organization, among others.

Race Updates

10 Responses to Incoming: Clark-Miyamit Falls Ultra

  1. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    I couldn’t imagine being part of that 10 kilometer race, which is not along the concreted road is really challenging. I never had heard about this kind of race, not until I read your blog. The prize that lies ahead of everyone is a jaw-dropping beauty of a mother nature. It was such an amazing journey.

  2. Shub

    Amazing locales these are! I remember one of my helpers stay in Clark. Didn’t know the place looks so beautiful. Interesting race it would be!

  3. Elizabeth O.

    That trail looks challenging but seeing the falls is worth it. I’m sure a lot of veterans will enjoy this trail especially with all the amazing views!

  4. kylie cre8tone

    This is such a wonderful trail.. the falls and the scenery along looks great!

  5. The Graceful Mist

    This kind of race will really require training and a lot of preparation. However, the participants might feel really great and accomplished after finishing the race because this seems very difficult.

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