It was five years ago when I first knew about TNF100 that was still held in my hometown. Just by hearing where the venue of that race -- Baguio City, was enough to make me nervous running its trails and mountains as back then I have never done it yet except for the usual short hikes with some friends. Right now, I am regretting those opportunities why I have never joined any edition of the TNF100 Philippines when it was still being held in Baguio for the past few consecutive years.
This year though, TNF100 is bringing Asia’s 1st Trail Running Ultra Marathon series to Nuvali, Laguna -- for the start and finish line. The route will traverse the ridges of Tagaytay in Cavite, overseeing the Taal volcano, and Taal lake. The unexplored hills and mountainsides of Batangas will also be traversed, thereby passing three provinces and experiencing differences in climate within the race period.
But aside from that, here are the top 10 reasons why you should join this year's edition of The North Face 100 Philippines (#TNF100Ph2015).
On its 7th year, The North Face 100, Asia’s 1st Trail Running Ultra Marathon Series and the Philippines’ mother of all trail runs continue to break boundaries and challenge everyone to Never Stop Exploring.
After 3 years of high altitude running and massive elevation gains, 215 ushers in a “fast course” where speed and multi –terrain adaptability play much bigger roles. This provides a welcome opportunity for ultra road runners to try and experience the trails in a more accessible, controlled yet still challenging environment.
The outdoor pioneers have shown that with fundamental skills, proper training, and reliable equipment extreme trails can be conquered, now we challenge the greater majority to level up their game, be counted among the ranks of trail runners and be one of The North Face in Breaking All Boundaries. So whether you are an aspiring trail running beginner or a seasoned racer looking for new challenges, unparalleled experience is offered in each competition of this season’s largest trail running series. Break All Boundaries, and Never Stop Exploring!
The North Face 100 was made possible in partnership with NUVALI, SEDA Hotel Nuvali, AXN, Gatorade & Summit as it’s official hydration sponsors, the Primer Group of Companies, R.O.X., Department of Tourism, LGUs of Laguna, Cavite and Batangas, Tagaytay Highlands, Municipalities of Canlubang, Tagaytay and Talisay. Thanks also to our media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, MB Sports Digest, Speed Magazine, and Men’s Health.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Join This Year's TNF 100
1. Previous years' wins do not define this year's race. #TOP1
Asia's 1st and Longest Running Ultra Trail Marathon Series now spans 9 countries. Be part of the global community that breaks all boundaries and never stops exploring! Get your #TNF100Ph2015 slot now!
2. Pain is temporary, pride is forever. #TOP2
As early as now, we congratulate all #TNF100Ph2015 registrants. See you on the trails. Let's make a legendary history on June 12-13. Break all boundaries!
3. See Taal Volcano like never before. #TOP3
#TNF100Ph2015 prides itself for bringing participants to previously unexplored terrain. Get a unique vantage point of Taal as a bonus! Get your slot now by visiting any TNF store to register.
4. Another reason to join #TNF100Ph2015? It's historical. #TOP4
A surprise landmark from the 70's appears from the fire roads at KM 16. You can't miss it! Registration still ongoing. Visit www.thrillofthetrail.ph to register online or visit any TNF stores today!
5. Don't come back with just words to tell. #TOP5
Share your experience at the trails as it happens. Selfie at KM. 68 with wilderness as the background? Only at #TNF100Ph2015! Get your slot online or register now at the nearest TNF store near you. Break all boundaries!
6. Match your words with actions. You say you conquer trails? #TOP6
#TNF100Ph2015 is your chance to prove it. Register online today or visit any TNF stores near you. Hurry!
7. Strength is the product of struggle. #TOP7
The long running tandem of #TheNorthFace Athletes, Coach Gado and blind runner Aga Casidsid, challenge the limit of human potential as they plan to conquer their first 100KM trail run. How about you? Will you conquer #TNF100Ph2015 too?
8. Represent the country! #TNF100Ph2015 gunstart happens on Independence Day — June 12. #TOP8
Showcase Pinoy endurance against nationalities from the world over and break boundaries all together. Register now at www.thrillofthetrail.ph or visit any TNF stores near you!
9. True to being innovators in the industry, #TNF100Ph2015 will be the 1st Ultra Trail Marathon to offer real time tracking through your own mobile phones! #TOP9
Now your family, friends and supporters can see your progress real time as you conquer the trails! Be part of this history and register at www.thrillofthetrail.ph. Break all boundaries!
10. Be the first to explore the trails! #TOP10
Hardcore pioneers got first dibs at Nasugbu, Clark, CamSur and Baguio—Benguet, the new course of #TNF100Ph2015 Nuvali—Tagaytay—Batangas is the most accessible yet. Don't miss the chance to claim, "I am one of the firsts!" so Register now!