Monday, January 19, 2015

Team Matutum's Pre - Valentine Trail Run 2015

Running in General Santos City has always been fun and regular; thanks to strong efforts of former Police City Director Cedrick Train.

Practically, every month, the roads of General Santos City are swarmed with runners from all ages. The last national race was Milo Marathon 2014 set last November 16 with around 7000+ runners. I was more than overwhelmed as my own family joined me when they registered for 5KM category as I did my 21Km race.

But, more than the road runs, I personally prefer trail runs because of the scenic and exciting trails where each route is always distinct and unique.

Atop Sanchez Peak - U-turn for the trail race

So, come February 8, 2015, Team Matutum shall once again host a race but this time on the mountains of Brgy Olympog.

The route shall cover a 9KM+ loop of Balsinang; the trail includes stiff ascent and descent  plus superb view of Team Matutum, Sarangani Bay  and the city.

The trail run includes categories for duo runners and solo runner. If you wish to register, click here. The following are the basic race rules:

1. You have to run with a buddy - spouse, partner, friend, neighbor, parent, sibling. IT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED THAT THE DUO - RUNNERS MUST WEAR THE SAME / IDENTICAL SHIRT.
LATEST UPDATE(January 20, 2015): BY PUBLIC DEMAND, WE ARE OPENING A SOLO - RUNNER CATEGORY WITH A REGISTRATION OF 150.00. Inclusions are the same with Buddy - Runners category.

2. Pay your registration fee of PH200.00 as a TEAM or PHP150.00 as a SOLO RUNNER at Kreativ Boutique, Gaisano, not later than February 1, 2015. Only paid registrations shall be considered VALID. Definitely no refund for cancelled registrations.

3. This is an inato - trail run, meaning, you have to bring your hydration (water, extra food), and money to dispense other expenses before/during/after the race. Race hydration shall be provided at the finish line.

4. Only Top 3 teams and Top Man and Woman for solo category will be awarded with medals.

5. THERE SHALL BE 3 HOURS CUTOFF TO FINISH THE RACE. Only finishers shall receive a souvenir button and certificate.

6. Runners are expected to be at the BALSINANG BASKETBALL COURT before the 5AM GUNSTART. Runners may join the car pool on Feb 8 at 400-430am, Robinson's Mall to head to the venue. Runners must personally arrange their transportation before and after the race.

7. Race briefing shall be made before gunstart.

8. Possible route shall be posted later.

9. The trail run is a fun race; it is important then that your health and safety must be personally assured on top of the safety measures and reminders the organizers have set. By registering, you waive your claim against Team Matutum and its organizers for any untoward incident that may happen during the race.