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Incoming: Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2015

Posted by on 26. March 2015

It’s the tough races that ends up as the memorable ones from the high elevation gains, to the more technical parts of the trail to all the challenges you get to surpass.  Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas is called “Xtrail” because it’s far beyond the regular trail.  The previous editions had very challenging climbs with steep ascents and suicide drops.  2015 edition will provide a different flavor with more of the technical aspects and different surfaces for trail running.  The new venue, Anvaya Cove is where the mountains meets the sea so expect those climbs, expect different surfaces, expect a wonderful sea view and add some Bataan heritage site in between.  Registration is ongoing.

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Salomon XTrail Pilipinas

That’s me after an exhausting 2014 Salomon XTrail.

I’ve got exposed to world of Xtrail in 2014 and what I expected as a usual was nothing quite like it.  The climbs were challenging. The descents were exhilarating.  The cut-off was tight.  That’s what makes it different and that’s what makes surviving it special.  Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2015 shifts its venue from Hamilo Coast in Batangas to Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan.  Anvaya Cove is where the mountains meets the sea so that would be among the things you would expect.  There would still be the usual climbs along Anvaya Cove and the area of Morong Bataan. You get your mountain climbs and river crossings and you get to see the scenic beach front which comes both with a soft sandy surfaces and a challenging rocky path with uneven steps.  It’s gonna be more technical than previous xtrail but it would also add some historic places like the Vietnamese Camp in Morong, Bataan as well as a glimpse of the community in Morong.

The view from the Vietnamese Camp of the trails with mountain terrains, river crossing and a whole lot of trails.

The Salomon X-Trail Run is a series of trail running events in the Asia-Pacific Region. For more than 5 years now, the X-trail Race has attracted numerous participants, from ‘newbies’ to ‘hardcore’ loyalist of the brand. The Salomon ‘X-Trail’ branding is reputed to be a more technical trail running race, with mixture of different terrain surfaces including vertical ascents, long uphill climbs with multi-surfaces of dirt, rocks, sand & concrete paths. For the past two years, the Salomon X-Trail Pilipinas event was held in exclusive venues: in Tagaytay Highlands and in Hamilo Coast– with more than 1,200 participants, making it one of the most well-attended trail run races in the country. This race embodies the Salomon slogan—“#1 in trail running.”

A Scenic View of the Sea and a Rocky Surface to Conquer

This year, the Salomon X-Trail Pilipinas 2015 will be held in ANVAYA COVE, one of the country’s premiere developments in Morong, Bataan by Ayala Land Premier. New trail routes will be created exclusively for this event, to attract more trail running enthusiasts. Race distances are 6km & 12km Road to Trail, and 24km & 32km Mountain Run. The Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2015 Race is a GREEN RUN. No disposables will be provided at the hydration stations. All participants MUST bring their own provisions. All Registered Participants get 20% discount, across all regular priced items. Valid at Salomon Stores: SM Aura, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa Annex, Glorietta 3, Abreeza Davao, and in R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street.

You’ll navigate through different trail surfaces at Anvaya Cove. – Photo by Rene Villarta

Alongside this distinct destination, new trails and new routes will be created exclusively for this event. This outstanding trail network will feature the most rugged but sophisticated course inside Anvaya Cove, the impressive cliffs and exciting view atop the indigenous Kanawan Aeta community, and the fresh air of the ocean passing through the stunning long stretch of Pawikan-conserved beach.  There will be 6 kilometer and 12 kilometer road to trail categories for newbies and experienced trail runners and 24 kilometer and 32 kilometer mountain run categories for advanced trail runners and adrenaline junkies.  It’s a fresh scenery for a trail run and Anvaya views facilities would impress you as you outdo yourself at Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2015.

Gear up for the race with the New SLab Series.  I’ve high respect with the Salomon brand seeing and meeting some of their top athletes and ambassadors navigate the trails with ease and eventually have a podium finish.  It turns out that each Salomon model undergoes a trial period with their top athletes in their labs and tested under different condition before it comes out for commercial use.  This is one of the reason why the brand has been so effective as a trail running shoes.

Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet during the run.

More photos of the trail at Francramon.com Facebook Page

Race Details

 

See you at the Xtrail!!!

Date and Venue

  • April 25, 2015, Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan

Distances and Inclusions

  • 32km mountain run
    • Targeted for advanced trail runners who look for more adrenaline-filled adventures. This route involves a mixture of different terrains from asphalt, to sand, to rocks, to river crossing & technical ascents. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
    • Mandatory gear for this category: Headlamp, whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start. No Mandatory gear, No race.
    • Registration Fee: P1,600 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon water bottle, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time).
  • 24km mountain run
    • Targeted to trail runners who want to take their race to the next level, with technical ascents and varying terrain. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
    • Mandatory gear for this category: Headlamp, whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start. No Mandatory gear, No race.
    • Registration Fee: P1,400 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon water bottle, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time.
  •  12km road to trail
    • The 12 km “Road-to-trail” nature targets runners with basic trail running experience who wants to level up and experience technical terrain.
    • Registration Fee: P1,100 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.
  • 6km road to trail
    • The 6km “Road-to-trail” category targets beginners who want to explore the world of trail running. Road runners are very welcome, to experience a different adrenaline rush.
    • Registration Fee: P850 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.
  • Optional: Add Php 600 – get a Bus slot from R.O.X. to Anvaya Cove & back, for the first 300 registrants. Buses will be available to the first 300 participants, for an additional Php500. To avail, please click on the tickbox in the registration form & include payment with the race registration fee. Each registrant may avail of ONLY 1 additional seat in the bus (maximum of 2 seats per race participant). Please save the Bus Stub in your registration form/waiver. This will be surrendered upon boarding the bus on race day.

Registration

  • Registration starts on Feb 20, 2015 until April 20, 2014. You may register via the ff:
    • Online registration via credit card – www.salomonxtrailpilipinas.com
    • Online registration via bank deposit – Fill up the online form & deposit payment to (Runner’s Runner Bank details).
    • Registration Centers :
      • Salomon Store SM Aura, 4th floor, SM Aura Mall, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
      • Salomon Store SM Megamall, 3rd floor, Bldg D, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong
      • Salomon Glorietta 3 Store, 2/f Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Makati City
      • Salomon Store SM Annex North Edsa, 2/f, SM North Edsa Annex Building, Edsa, Quezon City
      • R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street , Fort Bonifacio Taguig, 3/f Runner’s Runner Booth (Starting March 17)
  • Distribution of Racekits are all at ROX BHS, starting April 10 to 23, at the 3rd floor (c/o Runners’Runner Booth).

Gun Start

  • 5:00am – 32km
  • 5:30am – 24 km
  • 8:00am – 12 km
  • 9:00am – 6km

Race Updates

Race Maps

37 Responses to Incoming: Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2015

  1. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I can imagine how hard it is to run in this trail!

  2. Julianne Caparos

    Again! Kudos to you. This looks really fun but not for me haha I love sports but somehow running long distances isn’t my cup of tea

  3. Tiffany

    Wow that looks hard core! It looks fun IF I was a good runner! I was a sprinter (use that term lightly, though) in high school. Anything past 400 meters was too long for me!

  4. chrissy4gordon24

    Amazing job, I don’t know how you do it! I also love the gorgeous pictues! 🙂

  5. Janice

    I’ve always wanted to check out Anvaya Cove. I’m sure that even if the race here is gonna be “extreme”, the runners will truly enjoy it just the same because of the view.

  6. Badet Siazon (@badudets)

    I have their Salomon XR Mission shoes which is for their road to trail. I bought it for the purpose of hiking, but haven’t gone to the trails for months.

  7. Aisha Kristine Chong

    Wow. I will take this in mind and check them out soon!

  8. andrew

    nice!! would love to check this bro!! thanks for sharing!

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