Test your endurance and start your year by joining in the Benguet Gold Rush 100K event. If you cannot make it to the 100K category, you can still join the three other categories, namely 50K, 25K, and 15K, so that you will not miss the scenic area of Itogon.
The registration fees for the four categories of this race are as follows:
- 100K – Php 5,000.00
- 50K – Php 4,000.00
- 25K – Php 2,000.00
- 15K – Php 1,200.00
All runners will receive a bib, snacks, finisher’s medal, finisher’s certificate, and raffle goodies. Top finishers will receive trophies while all finishers of the 100K category will also receive a finisher’s hoodie.
You may stay at the nearest transient houses and hotels in Baguio City or if you have your own tent, you can sleep at the starting line area.
Please bring a headlight especially for the 50K and 100K runners. All runners are also required to bring a mobile phone with the Race Director’s number (0905) 779-1081 saved on it.
Bring your own water carriers such as bladder or bottles that has a capacity of at least 1,000 ml (1 liter) or 2,000 ml (2 liters) since drinking cups will not be provided on all aid stations. This is for environmental purposes since most runners just throw away their cups after drinking and not even minding their own garbage.
You can also bring your whistles and rainjackets in case rains will be encountered during the race day while the former will be used in case you get lost or you can also use for any untoward incidents.
The race will be happening on 19 January 2019 and the awarding will be concluded the following day, 20 January 2019 to accommodate the 100K finishers.
The gun start and cut-off times for each category are as follows:
- 15K – 5 hours and will start at 6:00 AM on 19 January 2019 (6AM-11AM)
- 25K – 10 hours and will start at 5:00 AM on 19 January 2019 (5AM-3PM)
- 50K – 15 hours and will start at 4:00 AM on 19 January 2019 (4AM-7PM)
- 100K – 30 hours and will start at 3:00 AM on 19 January 2019 (3AM 19 January 2019 – 9AM 20 January 2019)
You may register online at the Team Malaya website. It will be available until 5 January 2019.
This is also part of the Mountain Man series that is annually conducted by Team Malaya.