A Premier Ultrarunning Event: Five Reasons Why You Should Join the Clark Ultramarathon
Clark Ultramarathon provides an extraordinary race experience on the roads of Clark Freeport Zone, a tough but memorable race. Runners of various degrees of speed and ability are expected to gather in this journey to go longer, go faster, and go together. Registration is now open at Register.RaceYaya.com .
Whether you are a seasoned ultramarathoner, a new marathoner who wants to run an ultramarathon or a running enthusiast, this is an ultramarathon event you should not miss.
We asked two of our Clark Ultramarathon regulars since its first edition in 2015 the five reasons that makes them come back for the race each year. Still undecided? This might help you decide.
Rhina Sison, a member of the Ayala Triads, an ultramarathoner and a triathlete has joined the 2015-2017 edition. A consistent age group champion, she shares her reasons:
- Hydration, food and aid stations are provided, you won’t need a support. There are medical team, marshals and security along the route.
- The race is not too far from the city.
- It is a very challenging route.
- You can also do the team challenge, so your team can win the 50K or 100K solo championship. There is a relay category if you do not want to run the full distance yet.
- It is a well organized race from RaceYaya.
Wilnar Iglesia, one of the country’s top ultramarathoner, and a current leader in the Asia Trail Master Championship has joined the past two editions. (He missed the first one due to work assignment but was part of the Mentors during the year.) Our local champion for the past two years shares his reasons:
- The race provides aid/hydration stations so there is no need for support crew; this can save you money.
- Clark is very accessible from Manila and even has its own airport if you are from the South or other countries.
- It has the combination of challenging, a rolling and very scenic route.
- It rewards age group category winners which makes you push and train well.
- The race is well-organized and there is a cheerful and happy environment for the whole weekend until the last runner crosses the finish line.
Photo: Active Pinas
Join the 2018 Clark Ultramarathon, a race powered by YourRaceYaya.
REGISTER AT: https://register.raceyaya.com/events/2018-clark-ultramarathon
Value for your money: The race offers Aid/Hydration Stations and a safe/well-marked and marshaled route. Tailwind Nutrition shall be available for runners also. Photo: Active Pinas
Accessible: Clark is very near and accessible via several transportation options. Photo: Active Pinas
Scenic and Challenging: The route shall take the runners to the wide highway towards the Mabalacat gate and CMAR passing by El Kabayo as the halfway pount; the route will further take them towards SCTEX and back to Sacobia River. The terrain shall present some steep climbs and downhills until the turn around point back to Sacobia Bridge. The last kilometers will be along Balagtas Avenue, aptly called “The Wall”. The route is a mix of open and tree-lined roads. It is expected to be chilly at night and scorching hot during day time. A scenic view of the mountain ranges of Miyamit and Mount Arayat shall be a treat to the runners. Photo: Active Pinas
Competition and Caramaderie: Go Longer. It is an ideal race for the aspiring and relatively new ultra-marathoners to go beyond a marathon distanceor do their first century distance. Similarly, endurance athletes can find the race as anavenue to improve and test their endurance levels while enjoying the tough but scenic course. Go Faster. The race isset to attract top marathoners and ultra-marathoners in a challenge to outrun themselves and their competitors. The race will reward top performances in individual and team categories. Go Together.This is more than a race; it is a journey designed to inspire each other in the sport. It offers an 18-week Training Calendar and a race day event where runners can learn from each other and from coaches, fitness professionals and other partners. Together, our runners will “dig deep” and explore the innate, possibly dormant, strength in them. Everyone will experience the special camaraderie and friendship among competitors, volunteers, race officials and spectators.
Powered by YourRaceYaya: Clark Ultra-marathon is an event powered by RaceYaya. 10% of its registration is donated to the RaceYaya Athlete Support Fund which supports local athletes in representing the Philippines in local and international trail and ultramarathon races. RaceYaya ensures that the race is well-organized and that runners are properly tracked; a festive and fun environment that is offered compensates for the tough weekend. Photo: Active Pinas