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Incoming: Salomon City Trail Manila

Posted by on 14. August 2014

“Salomon has brought different innovations when it comes into trails. They made trails a lot more accessible by introducing the City Trails.  The city can give you so many trails and Salomon brings us to the old city in Intramuros.  Navigate the walls and be challenged by different surfaces and terrains while being mesmerized the rich heritage of the walled city. Join now Salomon City Trail Manila and let’s get to appreciate a different kind of trail right in the foothold of our history happening on September 7, 2014.

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City Trail

Most of the trails are located outside of Metro Manila.  There are a lot of peaks, forest, mountains, rivers outside of the Metro.  We encounter different terrains and surfaces that challenge our skills and at the same time visually entice our eyes.  The downside though is that it takes you at least two hours just to visit this trails.  Salomon has introduced City Trail that makes you create your own trail and anything goes. You can challenge yourself by navigating stairs, crossing bridges, going through tunnels, passing through underpasses and a lot more.  There are also a lot of views in the city and this would simulate the challenges you get while navigating a regular trail.  Salomon brings you City Trail Manila and they are holding it in one of the most scenic place in the metro as they are gonna hold this one in the walled city of Intramuros.  Aside from being amazed by the historical sites in Intramuros, this would also be a sunset run and what better place to wait for the sun to set than in confides of Manila Bay.

The oldest city in the Philippines, The Walled City was deemed perfect for an adventure run that will not only be challenging and exciting with its dynamic urban landscape, but rich with culture and heritage as well. Even more enticing is the fact that the race starts at 4PM, which means the runners will experience all these amid the Manila sunset –the best time to explore and absorb the old fortress.

The sunset run is set to target at least 500 participants made up of adventure seekers, road runners, weekend warriors, fitness buffs, and trail running enthusiasts. Divided into two categories of 12km and 6km, the course will not be a conventional road run and will include challenges such as climbing stairs, crossing bridges, and clambering ramps around the Walled City. Foot strikes on different surfaces, ascends on bridges and stairs will stimulate trail running skills while rediscovering Philippine heritage and culture. Salomon brand ambassadors, Philippine Sky Runners & Suunto Athletes will be the assigned to selected areas to marshal and guide the participants in the running tour. The cutoff time for the whole race is two hours.

This is the perfect race as they’ll be bringing a fun and non-competitive environment wherein you get to view the beautiful historical structures in the area.  This would be a green race so only refilling stations would be available in the race route.  The 12K and 6K distance will go around Intramuros, which is a great way to explore the area.  Register now and see you in the historic walls of Intramuros.

Living up to its claim as the leading expert in trail running equipment, Salomon will also be launching the X-Scream, the best choice for Multi-Terrain Urban Running. Dynamic and cushioned, the X-Scream is an agile Citytrail shoe that injects mountain spirit into running in an urban landscape.  Designed for an adaptive fit, dynamic cushioning, and grip, the X-Scream features a specific set of innovative technologies including a Lace pocket to provide easy storage for the Quick Fit lacing system; Quicklace, for a minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening; OS Tendon for a perfect ride; Light Weight Muscle Traction; Friction Free Lace Eyelet; Contagrip HA; Molded EVA; Sensiflex, for a combination of foothold and freedom; Contagrip LT for grip and durability; EVA shaped Footbed; Sensifit; and a Non-marking Contagrip.

Testing the Salomon XScream for a few minutes

I’m really impressed with Salomon’s City Trail Shoes as being in the trails for several years now, I got to accept that shoes with great traction on trails are a bit heavy on roads.  The Salomon XScream changes that as it’s also a fast shoes even on the road and most of my friends even use them in competitive races.  This really highlights the City Trail concept as you can go on the regular roads and shift to different surfaces with ease without compromising traction or speed.  This is a game changer by Salomon.

Race Details

  • Date and Venue:

    • September 7, 2014, Intramuros, Manila
  • Distance:

    • 6K
    •  12K
  • Fees:

    • 6K – P900
    • 12K – P1,200
      • Inclusive of race bib, timing chip, Salomon Citytrail singlet, Citytrail cap)
      • Inclusive of post race meals
      • Inclusive of access to Intramuros
      • 12K finishers will get a City Trail Finishers Medal
  • Registration Centers:

    • Salomon Stores (SM Aura, Glorietta 3, SM Megamall) – August 1 to August 29, 2014
    • R. O. X. Bonifacio High Street – August 30 to September 5, 2014
    • Online: http://www.runnersrunner.com/2014sctp/
  • Prizes:

    • Top three male and female winners per distance will be awarded with R.O.X. gift certificates
    • Salomon products, and other freebies. Salomon items and products from sponsors will also be given away to lucky participants on the day of the event
  • Reminders

  • Race Maps

About City Trail

In line with Salomon’s campaign to “Elevate Your Run”, it is through the Citytrail event and its latest Citytrail footwear that Salomon aspires to introduce Citytrail running as an urban alternative to trail running.

A global event meant to entice everyone to “Elevate Your Run”, Citytrail running is all about being creative and imaginative when it comes to making your own trails in the city. It involves making use of the different surfaces within the city like pathways, roads, sidewalks, alleyways, bridges, stairs, et cetera to keep the experience exciting and more challenging.

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