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Salomon X-Trail Pilipinas 2015 Preview

For the past few years, Salomon has been on the love-and-hate-and-love relationship with the Participants of its xTrail races as it has proved to be a formidable and tough trail and mountain racing event in the Country, specially its 24K and 32K distance categories.

Anvaya Cove
This years xTrail edition will be staged at a new venue and premier development of Ayala Land -- The Anvaya Cove Resort in Morong, Bataan where the "mountains meet the sea". The race course will have a more forgiving route this time as compared to last year as assured by Salomon Philippines Brand Manager - Janice Tañada. But of course, the technicality which Salomon xTrail Run is known for will still be there, so there will still be ropes for the mountain climbs, loose gravels and sand on the beach side, probably dusts or muds on the trail portions, and crossings on bridge and rivers.

In contrast from these, the route will still bring you to a splendid panoramas of the topography of abundant forests and stunning seascapes to the inviting Asian Tropical design of the neighborhood houses and elegant fairways of the golf course.

The race will start and end on a paved-road with a separate road access from the gate. From here the route will lead to the new trails being developed exclusively for this event. The trail network will feature the rugged and sophisticated course inside Anvaya Cove, the impressive cliffs and views atop the indigenous Kanawan Aeta community, the stunning long-stretch of Pawikan-conserved beach, a peak at adjacent areas of Mt. Natib and the surroundings of the Vietnamese Refugee Camp.

As Salomon race is always a green event, there will be no paper or plastic cups at the hydration refilling stations so it is best to have a hydration vest or bottle that will carry an ample load of your hydration for about 3 to 4 kilometers apart.

Enjoy some of the photos I took during our brief recon at a short portion of the route from the finish line to the beach club.

Bloggers (L-R): Me, FrancRamon, JazzRunner, RunnerIshi, RunAdoboKing, RunningDiva

That's Sir Rene briefing us about the Vietnam War history
More photos may be found at my Facebook Album.

Salomon x-Trail Pilipinas 2015
25 April 2015 Saturday, 4:00 AM
Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan

Gun-Time and Cut-off:
  • 32K - 5:00 AM / 7-hours
  • 24K - 5:30 AM / 5-hours
  • 12K - 7:00 AM / 2.5-hours
  • 6K - 7:30 AM / 1.5-hours
Distance Category and Registration Fees:
  • 32K Mountain Run
    - Php 1,600.00
    - 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 Inclusion: 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 (7hours).

  • 24K Mountain Run
    - Php 1,400.00
    - 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 Inclusion: 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.

  • 12K Road-to-Trail
    - Php 1,100.00
    - The 12 km “Road-to-trail” nature targets runners with basic trail running experience who wants to level up and experience technical terrain.
    - Registration Inclusion: race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.

  • 6K Road-to-Trail
    - Php 850.00
    - Targets beginners who want to explore the world of trail running. Road runners are very welcome, to experience a different adrenaline rush.
    - Registration Inclusion: race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.

Registration Sites and Schedule (until 20 April 2014):
  • *Online Registration via Salomon x-Trail Pilipinas website.
  • *In-Store Registration:
    1. Salomon SM Aura
    2. Salomon SM Megamall
    3. Salomon Glorietta 3
    4. Salomon SM North EDSA Annex
    5. R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
*Distribution of Racekits are at ROX BHS, starting April 10 to 23 (c/o Runners'Runner Booth); Valid ID must be presented upon registration and claiming of race kit;

Shuttle Bus
Add Php 600.00 for back and fort Shuttle bus from R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street to Anvaya Cove - only first 300 participants. 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.

Accomodations
Special Rates of Partner Hotels of Anvaya, will be available at the website (to be announced). For accommodations inquiries & reservations, please email accommodations@salomonxtrailpilipinas.com. Leave your contact number and We will call you the soonest.


Event Jersey/Singlet Design

Finisher's Memorabilia/Token
TBP

Route Map and Elevation Profile

You may visit Salomon xTrail Pilipinas or their Facebook Page for more details and further race updates. You may also send an e-mail to inquiry@salomonxtrailpilipinas.com for your other concerns and/or inquiries.

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