2nd Year of Mount Polis Trail Run (not in Baguio)

 

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Source: Mount Polis II Trail Run

 

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Source: Igorot Trail Runner

The second Mount Polis Trail Run happening on 22 October 2017 will have the Lao-ingan Day Care Center as its beneficiary.

Four categories are included for this year’s trail run, namely 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories.

Registration fees for the different categories are as follows:

  • 42K – Php 2,200.00
  • 21K – Php 1,200.00
  • 10K – Php 750.00
  • 5K – Php 500.00

You can register at the LAGALAG Store located in at the basement of Casa Vallejo in Upper Session Road in Baguio City or you can choose to do an online registration by depositing your registration fees with the following details:

  • Philippine National Bank (PNB)
  • Account Name: Jomar P. Buclay
  • Account Number: 566366200019
  • Scan the receipt with full name, gender, shirt size
  • Contact Person:
    • Jomar P Buclay (Facebook Account)
    • Igorot Trail Runner (Facebook Page)
    • 0949-7004977
    • 0956-8540019
    • Paul Bill Mapangdol with mobile number of 0907-0659972

All registrations are inclusive of the following items:

  • Environmental Fees
  • Race BIB
  • Certificate
  • Carboloading
  • Post-Run Meal
  • Igorot Trail Runner’s Tokens for all 5K, 10K, 21K & 42K Finishers
  • Finisher’s Shirt – short sleeves  for all 5k, 10K, 21K & 42k Finishers

All 42K and 21K participants who successfully FINISH the trail run will receive a Finisher’s Medal.

Assembly time will be at four in the morning at Pak-as Elementary School in Otocan Sur. Start of the trail run will be at 5:30 AM with a cut-off time of 14 hours for 42K runners and 8 hours for 21K participants.

All participants are expected to be physically and mentally prepared for the trail run since Mount Polis has a high altitude that reaches up to 2000 metres above sea level. The trail race will include long and steep climbs, extended distance and time between aid stations plus unexpected severe weather conditions. Every trail runner is expected to be fully aware of potentially falling along ridge lines and mountainsides and crossing water terrain is also necessary to finish the race.

You need to bring an efficient headlamp or flashlight lasting for almost eight hours and rain jacket, thermal blanket or windbreakers to protect you against harsh weather conditions. Foods with at least 1,500 to 2,000 calories are necessary for 21K and 42K participants as well as water carrier with at least 1,000 ml capacity for 21K and 42K runners while 500 ml for 5K and 10K runners are already sufficient. Do not forget to bring a working mobile phone or cellphones and take note of the contact numbers of the organizer, JOMAR which is 0947-7004977 and 0956-8540019 plus bring a whistle in case emergency is needed or you get lost along the trail. You can also bring sleeping bags if you need to make a full rest.

Medical Certificates should be presented and no refund will be allowed. Race categories and race entries are non-transferrable and littering is strictly prohibited along the race route. Respect for villagers and local people along the race track should be shown and smoking is not allowed. Be helpful to your fellow runners who are in need of assistance.

How to get to Pak-as, Otucan Sur:

From Baguio City:

  • D’Rising Sun trans-Otucan bus
    • D’Rising Sun Terminal at Sto. Niño Slaughterhouse, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City.
    • The Departure Time is at 7:30 AM.
    • The destination is Otucan Sur.
  • EmClean Van transport
    • EmClean Gas Station at Sto. Niño Slaughterhouse, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City.
    • Time of Departure is between 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • The destination is up to Abatan, Bauko.
  • Abatan-Baguio Van transport
    • La Trinidad Jeepney Terminal at Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
    • Time of Departure between 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • The destination is up to Abatan, Bauko.

From Bontoc City:

  • Bontoc-Abatan Van transport
    • Located at PNB Compound.
    • Also located beside the Commercial Center at Bontoc Circle.
    • Time of Departure is between 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Kindly request the driver to be dropped at Pak-as, Otucan Sur.

From Abatan, Bauko:

  • Abatan-Bontoc Van transport
    • Vans are found at the Abatan Junction.
    • Time of Departure is between 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Kindly request the driver to be dropped at Pak-as, Otucan Sur.

Sources:

Igorot Trail Runner Facebook Page
Mount Polis Trail Run II