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Incoming: Mount Batolusong Mountain Rockstar

Posted by on 1. July 2016

When you want to be a rock star, you have to enjoy life like a rock star.  Mount Batolusong Mountain Rockstar would make you feel like your on top of the world with its high altitude and scenic trails.  A Rockstar’s journey is never easy but its gonna be a wild ride with endless climbs, gorgeous trails, deep ravines and a lot of picture perfect moments as you challenge yourself in the race.  It’s happening at Mount Batolusong on August 7, 2016 with 12K, 25K and 50K categories available.

Read About:

Mt. Batolusong Mountain Rockstar

I got the MGM Production Brand of trail run when I joined Mount Sembrano Mountain Run this year.  Well… It was not easy.  It had a really long, steep and technical climb that’s gonna challenge your physical limits, mental toughness as well as your sanity.  The reward is a scenic view of Mount Sembrano and Pililia area.  Mount Batolusong is another high effort, high reward race that’s tough to do but always definitely worth it.

That’s what I love about trail races.  It can give you a lot of variety and can be a mental and physical challenge.  It’s gonna make you love the challenge and at the same time, it’s gonna keep you coming back for more.  The climbs would hurt. The deep ravines can be heartbeat-stopping.  The distance can be long and exhausting.  You’ll still love the challenge of the course since your eyes would be feasted with  the wonderful surroundings.  Mount Batolusong Mountain Run gives you gorgeous trails, green views, rolling pastures, ridges and deep ravines.

It starts on a difficult climb until you reach Mapatag Plateau.  Take it slow, catch your breath and enjoy the views.  While you struggle on the climb, there’s the splendid view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range to keep you in awe.  It’s not the tallest of mountains but it has its bright spots with views from the nearby Mt. Susong Dalaga and also sights of Mount Banahaw and Mount Cristobal. It’s just about 670 meters in elevation but its technical trails and steepness can really take your breath away, both literally and figuratively. Choose your distance. Go short and fast at 12K, go longer and enjoy more scenery at 25K or go all out at 50K. Register now and prepare early as you’ll enjoy the wonderful scenery come August 7, 2016 when you are ready to be a Rockstar!!!

Race Details

Date and Venue:

  • Date: August 7, 2016
  • Venue: Mt. Batolusong, Barangay San Andres, Tanay, Rizal
  • Starting/Finish Area: Barangay Hall of San Andres, Tanay Rizal
  • Start Time: 4:00AM (50km) / 5:00AM (25km) / 5:30AM (12km)
  • Cut Off Time : 12km (6hrs) / 25km (9hrs) / 50km (15hrs)

Fees and Inclusions

  • Php 1,150.00 / 12km Mountain Trail Run
  • Php 1,450.00 / 25km Mountain Trail Run
  • Php 1,800.00 / 50km Mountain Ultra Trail Run
    • Inclusive of the following: Finisher Shirt, Medal, Race Bandana, Personalized Bib Number and Post Race Meal.
    • 25km and 50km finishers will get a FREE MGM Mountain Rockstar Cap

Registration

  • Registration Period: June 21 – July 22, 2016
  • Registration Procedure:
    • Deposit the registration fee to:
      • Account Name: Rayman D. delos Angeles
      • BPI Savings Acct Num: 3199-1456-56
    • Send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to mgm_mtbatolusong@yahoo.com with your name, gender, race distance and size of finisher shirt . Subject: MGM MT. BATOLUSONG REGISTRATION”.
    • Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit on the race day.

Race Updates:

Getting There:

  • Private Transportation
    • From Cubao take Aurora Blvd. East Bound and continue straight to Marcos Highway. You will pass by Sta. Lucia Grand Mall, Masinag, and Cogeo. After Cogeo, you will traverse zigzag roads.
    • You will pass by Palo Alto and Garden Cottages. A few meters from Kilometer Post 51, the Welcome Arch to Barangay San Andres is on the other side of the road (left side). This is actually the place that locals refer to as Batangasan or Batangas.
    • Follow the road leading down to the valley that is Brgy. San Andres. You will pass through two small bridges. Take the left turn after the Brgy. Chapel. The Brgy. Hall cum registration area is located 30 meters from the main road and just before the covered court. From Batangasan, the Brgy. Hall is more or less 4 kms in distance.
    • Early morning travel from Cubao to Brgy. San Andres is 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • Public Transportation
    • From Cubao, take a jeep or FX to Cogeo Gate 2 (Php 35 FX).
    • Once in Cogeo, proceed to the jeepney terminal adjacent to the market and take the jeepney going to Sampaloc/Tanay.
    • Tell the driver to drop you off at Batangasan/Batangas. (1 hour travel time).
    • Hire a habal-habal or tricycle to San Andres Barangay Hall. (15 minutes travel time).

20 Responses to Incoming: Mount Batolusong Mountain Rockstar

  1. Gigi McGuire

    This sounds like an exciting event! I’m looking forward to the scenic photos afterwards. The closest I ever got doing something like this was when I went rock scrambling. The view at the top was totally worth it!

  2. Claire Algarme

    This is another run you’ll be doing that will have beautiful scenery. I look forward to that post and I’m sure you will enjoy this one. I really admire your passion for this kind of activity.

  3. Elizabeth O.

    Wow! It’s not really for beginners especially when you see the distance for the trail itself. I really think it’s a great way to challenge yourself if you’ve been joining these for a while! I like that you’re posting this a month in advance so that people can physically prepare for it.

  4. Amanda Love

    That’s a very challenging trail right here and I can’t imagine finishing this without proper prep! Mountains can have pretty steep climbs and that’s definitely what’s going to test you as you try to finish this trail! I’m sure it’s a great experience as well, one that’s worth it!

  5. Debarpan

    It’s always great to go through your running stories.So inspiring.By the way it’s true you also made good editing with your pics as well franc bro.

  6. roch

    I think another factor that will contribute to the challenge will be the weather. Rainy days are coming so participants must also be more careful.

  7. Anne V

    I don’t want to be a rockstar from that height! Hahaha. Goodluck on your run for August!

  8. Bhushavali

    OMG. This is definitely an exquisite trail! I may not want to race thia trail though. I might just wanna climb. Sleep under the stars that nights and wake up and continue trekking in a slow pace enjoying every view!!

  9. Zwitsy

    I am not particular in trail races. In fact, I just thought that trail is made for fun and for passion alone but glad that it can be done in a race as well. But sure the competition for this is quite difficult since trail isn’t just like a fun run.

  10. Sunshine Kelly

    You have got great infor for those who are into running. I wish to join more run to train myself to be fitter also.

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