At the outset, everyone must understand very well that Pulag 100K is a “post-graduate” race(you may ask those who finished one or those who have nailed two-doctorate). Given the innate challenges such as physical and mental fatigue which are to be expected in doing a 100-Kilometer race and for no other reason but the safety and welfare of all those involved in the event, runners without the adequate entry requirements will not be allowed participation and without exception. Hereunder are some of the risks, but not only limited to such, involved in doing the event;
Long, steep climbs
Extended distance and time between aid stations
Severe weather, including heat, cold, rain, and lightning
Exposure to potential for falls especially along the fragile rice paddies
Any runner attempting the P1 must understand that these challenges exist and they must be prepared to make decisions for his or her own safety under uncertain conditions 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. While there is no guarantee that the runner is prepared for every eventuality, finishing a qualifying event gives some evidence of being prepared for the P1. Additionally, it also improves the chances for a runner to finish the event.
Thus, any of the following requirements(Participants must be at least 18 years of age during event day) must be adhered to by all means;
1. P1 prospects must have officially finished any one ultramarathon(road or trail) within the last 24 months prior to P1. Results must be verifiable in the internet.
2. Fat Ass event results are acceptable for as long as the participant finished at least 50 kilometers(the more, the better) in 12 hours or less.
3. Multi-sport official finishes – 70.3, Full or longer – are acceptable.
4. Official Finishers of H1, Pulag and Four Lakes 100, Old Spanish Trail 50, regardless of the year, are automatic qualifiers.
(Given the terrain and area characteristics, and varying weather conditions, allow for discrepancies in distances/recorded data during raceday)
GPS TRACK and TECHNICAL DATA courtesy of Romeo Cordova, 2015 finisher: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/783946450
START: Kayapa Town Hall(Km 0/1121 masl)
– Indupit(1866 masl)
– Pangawan/Boundary(Km14/1484 masl)
– Banao Elementary School(Km28)
– Cabayo Elementary School
– Napo/Tuyak Integrated School(Km44) CUTOFF 1: 11:00:00 Hours. All runners must leave on or before designated cutoff time.Runners not able to make the cut in this station will be ferried to Babadak.
– Mount Pulag Grasslands marker(Km52/2747 masl)-TURN LEFT TO BABADAK following the stone path to Camps 2 and 1 onwards. DO NOT proceed to any of the four peaks.
– Babadak Ranger Station(Km62) CUTOFF 2: 16:00:00 Hours. Runners not able to make the cut in this station will be ferried to Kayapa Central School. All runners must leave on or before designated cutoff time.
– Balete Barangay Hall(Km74/1531 masl)
– Cabayo Elementary School
– Banao Elementary School(Km 91)
– Dayap Primary School(Km102/1596 masl)
FINISH: Kayapa Central School (Km 112/1121 masl) Cutoff 3: 28:00:00 Official Finishers will receive a Medal, Trophy and Shirt
2014 Official Results: http://frontrunnermagph.com/2014/02/24/official-results-2014-hardcore-hundred-milespulag-100-trail-ultramarathon/
2015 Official Results: http://frontrunnermagph.com/2015/05/25/official-results-2015-hardcore-hundred-milespulag-100k/