April 18-19, 2015
Start/Finish: Bakun Central Municipal Hall
- Accomplish registration form race-waiver
- Deposit registration fee to BPI 2379 0362 39 Constante C Mendoza Jr. Print name and shirt size on the slip(See chart below). No shirt substitution will be allowed once registration is confirmed
- Scan/Camera shoot and email both documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: BAKUN TRIO. Please do NOT post on my Facebook wall or send through private messages)
- Wait for confirmation email
- Claiming of race kits will be from 3:00 PM onwards, April 17 at the Briefing Venue(Bakun Central Barangay Hall)
- Registration Fee P3,500.00 (Inclusive of Race Bib, Event Shirt, Trail Fee, Finisher’s Medal, Frontrunner Magazine, Six meals(April 17-dinner, April 18-breakfast, lunch, dinner, April 19-breakfast and lunch), Two nights lodging(beddings/mattress and pillows provided-no beds/floor sleeping, April 17 and 18)
- Registration Period: March 12-March 31, 2015(or while slots last)
THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFER OF ENTRY FEES(event or person) AND NO REFUNDS(full or partial). “Finally – please remember that there will be NO refunds – NO transfers – NO exceptions. Do not ask for a refund or a transfer to another date or event – the answer is a polite NO. There will be no refunds even if your cat ate your homework or your dog ate your cat or your grandmother ran over your dog or your grandfather ran over your grandmother or you can’t find a babysitter or your girlfriend is cheating on you or you are cheating on your girlfriend or you get shot in the head during an unfortunate piñata incident, or if you become injured or if you don’t have time to train or if you contract poison oak, syphilis, herpes simplex, chapped lips, or any other communicable disease or you get bit by a lizard, you have a hangover or you got shot in the neck with a poison dart or your trailer gets destroyed by a tornado or you get deported or your daughter gets married, or any other reason – your registration will not, under any circumstances, no way, no how, ain’t gonna happen, be refunded. Comprende? Don’t like that idea? Don’t register.” – Luis Escobar of Born to Run Ultra Marathons in California
RACE ROUTE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
All runners joining this event, a trail race, must understand that innate challenges exist and therefore, must be prepared to make decisions for their own safety without any expectation of assistance due to the inaccessibility to any type of motor vehicle, remoteness of the race route and the distance between villages/households. And given the race’s nature, the conditions normally experienced in road races are entirely different from what is to be encountered here.
While there is no guarantee that the runner is prepared for any eventuality, proper and adequate training and information about the event will increase the chances for a runner to finish the event successfully. That said, please read the details carefully before you sign up.
You have been forewarned.
- APRIL 18. This is an and out and back race(25 kilometers, starts at 4:30 AM-1:30 PM) that will take participants to the summits of Mount Tenglawan first, then Mount Lobo. There will be an 9-hour cutoff.
- APRIL 19. This is an and out and back group trek(10 kilometers, starts at 4:30 AM-11:30 AM) that will take participants to the summit of Mount Kabunian. All participants must stay together at all times and trek as one under the guidance of marshals and at no instance will no one be allowed to trek outside of the designated area.
- Along the trail are villages where you will also see vegetable gardens and terraces. Please do your best to avoid stepping on the plants.
- It is STRICTLY prohibited to gather any kind of vegetation/insect/living thing for souvenir at any point of the course. Violation of such will result to outright disqualification. You may however take pictures.
- Everyone must stay only along the designated path and not create new paths(no bushwacking) at all times.
- THIS IS A SEMI-SELF SUPPORT EVENT. All participants are required to bring with them at least 1.5 liters worth of water(in bottles or hydration bags). Everyone is also required to bring with them extra food to last them during the duration of the events. There will be a gear check upon checking-in at the start. Anyone without the necessary items will not be allowed to proceed.
- There will be at least two aid stations along the route.
- Given the altitude and characteristics of the area and time it is being held, there are chances of rain and sudden dips in temperature at times. It is therefore a must for all to bring the necessary clothing-waterproof raincoat/jacket and the like. Whistles are required as well.
- Runners must also bring with them first aid kit consisting of cotton balls, loperamide tablets, antiseptic solution, gauze bandages and the like and wet wipes.
- There is a possibility of leech bites(limatik) therefore, you are encouraged to bring salt with you to rub on the bite. Check on your body from time to time especially when passing through grassy sections.
- The course will be marked with ribbons and permanent markers. There will also be some local guides acting as marshals along the route. Other than that, you will have to rely on your navigational skills, good judgment and common sense. Please take time to study the route pictures and map.
- There will be bib and time recorders at the different aid stations so all participants must report to the stationed race marshal to have his name and bib recorded.
- Evacuation costs for runners who will declare themselves as DNF(Did Not Finish)will be at the said runner’s account/expense.
- Participants must conduct themselves properly at all times and are requested to treat all marshals with utmost courtesy.
- Runners who will declare themselves as DNF must contact the Race Director or nearest race marshal informing him of such status.
- Some of the areas along the route have hamlets so everyone is encouraged to say a word or two of greetings to the locals. Steer clear of animals especially those with their young. PLEASE RESPECT THE LOCALS AND CULTURE AT ALL TIMES.
- Participants must properly mark and secure their belongings should they deposit their bags at the starting line. The organizers will not be responsible for any loss, damages or breakages whatsoever.
- At ALL times, everybody must practice the Leave No Trace(LNT) credo. Please cooperate by following only what is right. Remember that we are all visitors to the place and as such, we must respect it, the people and their culture. Your full cooperation will be highly appreciated by all.
- And with all due respect, the Race Director’s decision is final, thank you.
- Cellular Phone (fully charged and with load)
- Functioning flashlights or headlamps
- First Aid kit (antiseptic, bandage, cotton, salt, loperamide tablets)
- Extra food or energy gels
- Wet wipes
- Light poncho or Waterproof jacket
HOW TO GET THERE
Bakun is 3 to 4 hours away from Baguio City. You may take the lone bus of Bakun Coop which leaves at 6:30 AM in its terminal in La Trinidad.
If you fail to catch it, you may take other public transport bound for Central Benguet or Mountain Province for as long as it will pass through Halsema Highway. Alight at Sinipsip junction along Halsema Highway. Bakun is around 35 kilometers away yet so contact Mr Arthur Tolito(0905 317 2616) to provide a pickup service to bring you to the venue. Otherwise, you may arrange for your own personal service vehicle.