SALOMON XTRAIL 2019 OPENS REGISTRATION AT RACEYAYA: IT’S TIME TO PLAY!

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It’s Time to Play!  RaceYaya gladly announces its partnership with the 2019 Salomon Xtrail as its race registration and race timing solution.

“Salomon Xtrail Run is an annual trail running event held in different countries in Asia Pacific Region. Salomon Xtrail in the Philippines is the biggest X-trail Race in the region. The Salomon ‘X-Trail’ branding is reputed to be a more technical trail running race, with mixture of different terrain surfaces including dirt, rocks, sand & concrete paths.”

Visit the event website at http://salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph/

This year’s edition is expected to be one of the toughest Xtrail Run in Asia with the addition of the trail ultramarathon distance, one tough fifty (50K) kilometer trail ultramarathon.  The race will still have the signature thirty-two kilometers (32K) Xtrail Run and shorter distance of twenty four (24) and sixteen (16k) kilometers.  This year, a Kiddie Xtrail Race will also be offered.  There is an Xtrail offering for trail runners of all abilities, ages and race goals.

The race shall start in the prime gateway to adventures in Rizal, the Glades in Timberland Heights.   Runners shall blaze through within the new and old trails in Timberland Heights and traverse through the trails of the Sierra Madre mountain range.  Run along paths with lots of flora and fauna, via ridges, single paths and dirt trails; a mix of undulating terrains and runnable paths.   Expect one tough route on newly opened old trail paths; a solid Xtrail experience!

All courses were designed by a team headed by two of the most respected and dedicated trail runners in the Philippines, Aldean Lim and Gene Olvis, together with the locals in the community.  The team ensures participation of the locals where trail running in Rizal thrives whilst providing income and opportunities; contributing to an adventure economy.  Bringing in a collective decades of experience from local and international ultra distance races; the team promises a race that is at par with international standards.

#yourRaceYaya is looking forward to the 2019 Salomon Xtrail Ultra 50, Salomon Xtrail Run and Xtrail Kiddie Race on April 28!

 

Registration sounds the bell for the excitement that is mounting on the trails of Rizal! Register now: RegisterAtRaceYaya

RACE DETAILS

  • EVENT:               SALOMON ULTRA 50, SALOMON XTRAIL RUN, XTRAIL KIDS RACE
  • DATE:                  28 April 2019 (Sunday)
  • VENUE:              Glades, Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal

CATEGORIES & TIME DETAILS:

RACE Distance Assembly Pre-Race Briefing Start End Time Barrier
Xtrail Ultra 50 kilometers 1 am 2 am 3 am 4 pm 13 hours (10h at Wawa)
Xtrail Run 32 kilometers 3 am 4 am 5 am 1 pm 8 hours
24 kilometers 4 am 5 am 6 am 1230 pm 6.5 hours
16 kilometers 5 am 6 am 7 am 12 pm 5 hours
Xtrail Kids Race Kiddie Run 5 -8yo 8 am 830 am 9 am 11 am 2 hours

RUNNERS REQUIREMENTS: 

RACE Distance Pre-Qualification Medical Certificate Waiver
Xtrail Ultra 50 kilometers Yes – 21km Trail Run Yes Yes
Xtrail Run 32 kilometers No Yes Yes
24 kilometers No No Yes
16 kilometers No No Yes
Xtrail Kids Race Kiddie Run 5 -8yo No No Yes w/ parental consent if below 5yo

 PRE-QUALIFICATION at least 21k Trail Run—All qualifying races must be verifiable on or via web source and had been done within the 2018 Season (1 January 2018 to 21 April 2019) or prior to the closing date of the registration. Qualifying races (1 of these races and minimum distances) – list not exclusive

  • Salomon Xtrail Races
  • Rizal Mountain Run
  • Clark to Miyamit Race Series
  • Cordillera Mountain Ultra
  • Be Trail Ready Races
  • KOTM Race Series
  • Mapawa Race Series
  • Tawid Mountain Marathon
  • Akyathlon

 WAIVER with MEDICAL ATTESTATION: By joining this race, it is understood that runners are medically fit to participate, fully aware of the risks involved and thus, signify/vouch that they are medically insured or has the means to cover expenses on their own in case of unforeseen eventuality. Failure to do so will result in the disallowance of the runners to participate on the race.

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Registration for the SALOMON XTRAIL RUN is now open via RaceYaya  

  • Regular registration starts on March 1, 2019. Register at https://register.raceyaya.com/events/salomon-xtrail-pilipinas-2019

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For 2018 Salomon Xtrail Run Partcipants Only (CLAIMING OF FREE REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED): Registered participants of the 2018 Salomon Xtrail Run are entitled to free registration for the Salomon Xtrail Run: 32K, 24K and 16K categories.  Runners must register via RaceYaya between February 20 and 28, 2019 and pay the corresponding online processing fees and additional availments, if any, for delivery and shuttle service.  Registration and payment must be done until February 28, 2019.  Discount vouchers will be deactivated effective March 1, 2019.  2018 Salomon Xtrail Participants, starting March 1, will only be entitled to a 20% discount.  On top of free registration,  2018 Salomon Xtrail Participants, will also receive a discount code for 20% off on registration fees that is valid for single use, which is transferrable.

Got querries on gow to Register: http://raceyaya.com/2018/12/13/quick-guide-on-using-registeratraceyaya/

LOOTS AND REWARDS

All runners of Salomon Xtrail Ultra 50 and Xtrail Run will bring home a SALOMON TECHNICAL JERSEY AND TRUCKER CAP.

Finishers (within cut-off) will receive a Mountain Run Finisher Medal.

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Salomon Xtrail Ultra 50 Pioneeer Finishers will receive a Finisher Shirt.  Finishers of the Kiddie Xtrail Race will receive a Finisher Shirt.

THE RACE COURSE

Salomon Xtrail Ultra 

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This is a NEW full loop – and NOT the ordinary loop around Wawa Dam – that starts from The Glades at Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal. Do not expect to be running inside the rolling trails of Timberland. It covers paths, ridges and trails which have never been used in any other race. You will be running old local trails – forgotten because of newer and wider trails – that existed before the growth of trail running in Rizal. Please do not underestimate this NEW route, which consists of 80% single track, 20% gravel/dirt road and fire trails, and some river crossings. You will be venturing away from Timberland, exploring six (6) areas: Purro, Campananan, Malemod, Ayaas, Parawagan and Maarat. The 50K route is an original course, with 3300-meter elevation gain and loss. It is a signature course designed by credible trail runners whose accolades include UTMB, UTMF and Fat Dog 120 Miles. If you finish this, you will be one of the pioneers.

50k Aid Stations

  1. At the Start/Finish Line.
  2. Aid Station 1 (AS1) KM 8 – Pintong Bocaue
  3. Aid Station 2 (AS2) KM 19 –Casile
  4. Aid Station 3 (AS3) KM 30 –Malemod Peak
  5. Aid Station 4 (AS4) KM 41 –Norma’s Eatery at Sitio Wawa
  6. Aid Station 5 (AS6) KM 48 – River Junction
  7. Aid Station 6 (AS6) KM 51 – Roxas Junction

NOTE: Distances are approximate

Salomon Xtrail Run 32K

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Course Description

There is a good mix of wide fire roads, single tracks, foot paths, and ruts. Expect the trails to go either up or down, flats are not too common, but still they are runnable. Lots of flora and fauna are to be seen along the trails. No shortage of views here and provide some pretty good visuals. Although shared some trails of the 50k please do not underestimate this route, which consists of 80% single track, 20% gravel/dirt road and fire trails, and some river crossings. You will be venturing away from Timberland, exploring areas: Purro, Casile, Amianan and Maarat. The 32K route is an original course, with 1900-meter elevation gain and loss.

Aid Stations

  1. At the Start/Finish Line.
  2. Aid Station 1 (AS1) KM 8 – Pintong Bocaue
  3. Aid Station 2 (AS2) KM 20 –Casile
  4. Aid Station 3 (AS3) KM 27 – River Junction
  5. Aid Station 4 (AS4) KM 30 – Roxas Junction

 

SALOMON XTRAIL RUN 24K

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Course Description

There is a good mix of wide fire roads, single tracks, foot paths, and ruts. Expect the trails to go either up or down, flats are not too common, but still they are runnable. Lots of flora and fauna are to be seen along the trails. No shortage of views here and provide some pretty good visuals. Although shared some trails of the higher distances please do not underestimate this route, which consists of 80% single track, 20% gravel/dirt road and fire trails, and some river crossings. You will be venturing away from Timberland, exploring areas: Lumbangan, Casile, Amianan and Maarat. The 24K route is an original course, with 1200-meter elevation gain and loss.

Aid Stations

  1. At the Start/Finish Line.
  2. Aid Station 1 (AS1) KM 8 – Pintong Bocaue
  3. Aid Station 2 (AS2) KM 12 –Casile
  4. Aid Station 3 (AS3) KM 19 – River Junction
  5. Aid Station 4 (AS4) KM 22 – Roxas Junction

SALOMON XTRAIL RUN 16K

Course Description

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There is a good mix of wide single tracks, foot paths, and ruts. Expect the trails to go either up or down, flats are not too common, but still they are runnable. Lots of flora and fauna are to be seen along the trails. No shortage of views here and provide some pretty good visuals. Although shared some trails of the higher distance please do not underestimate this route, which consists of 80% single track, 20% gravel/dirt road and fire trails, and some river crossings. You will be venturing away from Timberland, exploring areas: Lumbangan, Amianan and Maarat. The 16K route is an original course, with 850-meter elevation gain and loss.

Aid Stations

  1. At the Start/Finish Line.
  2. Aid Station 1 (AS1) KM 8 –Pintong Bocaue
  3. Aid Station 2 (AS2) KM 11 – River Junction
  4. Aid Station 3 (AS3) KM 14 – Roxas Junction

MANDATORY & RECOMMENDED GEARS

50K and 32k

MANDATORY

  1. Fully-charged and operational mobile phone
  2. Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,500mL
  3. Reusable water cups
  4. Whistle
  5. Headlamp or flashlights (torches) with at least 8 hours charge
  6. Poncho or Rain Jacket
  7. Php1000 pesos to cover transportation expenses of runners back to the finish line in case of DNF

 RECOMMENDED

  1. Aggressive Trail Shoes
  2. Cap
  3. Shades
  4. Gloves
  5. Running/Trekking Poles
  6. Gaiters

NOTE: No Dropbags

24k and 16k

MANDATORY

  1. Fully-charged and operational mobile phone
  2. Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,500mL
  3. Reusable water cups
  4. Whistle

COURSE MARKINGS

SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL MARKINGS SPECIFIC FOR NIGHT and DAY RUNNING, course is primarily marked reflective markers, arrow blazes and light blinkers as additional marking. At every junction or intersection there will be properly placed markers to indicate the path to be taken. On a straight path, there will be no markings for several meters which it indicates the heading being followed is correct. Absence of blazes or markings for several minutes or even an hour or so is clearly a sign that the heading being followed is incorrect.

Markers will be placed on top of wooden poles or even attached to tree trunks, electric posts, on the ground, road, walls, plants, stones, rocks, etc. wherever they be seen. Runners should pay close attention both to the topography and the markings. If you think you may be lost, DO NOT call the RD to ask for one’s current location. Backtrack and look for the last marking to find out where the correct heading should be. This instruction and more will be emphasized and repeated at the pre-race and race briefings.

RED RIBBONS – 50k runners only

BLUE RIBBONS – 32k runners only

YELLOW RIBBONS – 24k runners only

ORANGE RIBBONS – 16k runners only

MIXED RIBBONS – shared trail among 50k, 32k, 24k and 16k runners

WEATHER

April in the Philippines is Summer season (25-30 degrees Celsius) time of the year. But gets really hot (35-40 degrees Celsius) and humid weather around noontime.

NOTE: This will be a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it.

FOOD AND FLUIDS

All stations will have assorted food and nutrition sourced from local suppliers and sponsors.  This post and the event facebook page will  be updated for more details.

RACE RULES

The purpose of these rules is to ensure the Run’s integrity as a test of individual performance, providing equal conditions for all. The guiding principles of the Performance Rules are as simple as: play fair, be safe, and respect the land.

Violations of any rules or directives of the Salomon Xtrail Run may be grounds for disqualification for one or more years, or other sanctions such as time penalties, fines, and/or disqualification.

  1. There will be no unofficial or unregistered runners.
  2. Each runner’s official run number must be worn prominently on the front of the body and must be easily visible at all times.
  3. Runners must follow the marked trail at all times. Any runner departing from the official trail must return to the point of departure on footbefore continuing.
  4. Each runner must complete the entire course under his own power. No physical or mechanical aids are allowed, including but not limited to motor vehicles, motorbikes, horse, cow, carabao, bicycle, and tricycle.
  5. Runners may not store supplies of any kind along the trail.
  6. Each runner must be checked IN and checked OUT of all checkpoints.
  7. Mandatory Gear Check. First check – before checking in at the startline – failure would result to no podium or dnf status. Second gear check (random) at an aidstation (undisclosed) during the race – failure would result to time penalty or dnf. Third check – finish line for the possible podium winners – failure not entitled to podium or dnf.
  8. All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the checkpoint BEFORE the cut-off time. Runners returning to the checkpoint after the cut-off time will be pulled from the Run.
  9. Injection of fluids or drugs (intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous) during the event may result in immediate disqualification.
  10. Littering of any kind is prohibited. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the right of everyone to enjoy them. Littering will threaten our continued use of the local trails.
  11. Runners must refrain from any act of bad sportsmanship.
  12. Smoking is not permitted at any of the checkpoints or along the trail.
  13. Any runner who is unable to finish the Run must personally inform the aid station captain of the nearest checkpoint of his decision to withdraw. HE MUST GIVE HIS TIMING CHIP AND PERFORATED BIB NUMBER TEAR SHEET TO THE CAPTAIN AT THAT TIME. Runners who leave the course without turning in their wristband and tear sheet will be classified as “lost,” thereby activating the Salomon Xtrail Run’s partner Search and Rescue unit. Time spent searching for any such runner will be billed to the runner at a minimum rate of Php1,000 per hour.
  14. Runners crossing the finish line after the per category cutoff will not be listed as official finishers.
  15. The Salomon Xtrail Run has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Any athlete who has been determined to have violated anti-doping rules or policies, is ineligible for entry into the Salomon Xtrail Run. Any athlete who refuses to submit to anti-doping controls, if selected for testing, shall be disqualified and subject to a lifetime ban from Salomon Xtrail Run.

Rule Violation Procedure

Violation of any of the rules or regulations of the race is an extremely serious matter. Accordingly, alleging violation of a rule by another runner is very serious. Protests must be submitted by a registered entrant and must be lodged using the following procedure:

  1. Report the alleged violation to the runner, his crew or his pacer as the incident occurs. Enlist a fellow witness to the alleged violation if possible.
  2. Report the alleged violation with the runner’s name and number to the next available aid station captain.
  3. Report the alleged violation in writing at the finish line to the Race Director. All protests must be submitted by 12p.m. on Sunday. Written protest must include the name of the person who lodged the complaint. Verbal protests will not be entertained.
  4. A non-refundable protest fee amounting to P2,000 is required.
  5. Both parties will be invited to discuss the complaint with the Salomon Xtrail Run Core Committee at noon on Sunday, when a decision about whether to withhold the alleged violator’s award will be rendered.
  6. A final resolution of the issue may be made by the full Salomon Xtrail Run Core Committee will be rendered immediately after the discussion and meeting of the Committee.

EMERGENCY & CONTINGENCY PLAN

One of Salomon Xtrail’s Race Committee paramount concern is the safety of runners before, during and after the event.  Salomon Xtrail has partnered with:

  1. Team Rescue 8 – a local first responder group will be stationed at all aid stations to ensure the safety of all runners.
  2. Landcruiser of the Philippines Offroad Club – The team will ferry the supplies, volunteers, crew and runners who decide not to continue in and out of the trails.

Likewise, Salomon Xtrail’s race rules were made taking into consideration runner’s safety during the race and these are:

  1. Numerous Marshalls along the course
  2. Each runner must be checked IN and checked OUT of all checkpoints.
  3. All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the checkpoint BEFORE the cut-off time. Runners returning to the checkpoint after the cut-off time will be pulled from the Run.
  4. Mandatory Gear Check. For runners self-sufficiency and safety during the run.
  5. Random checks will be done throughout the Race route. Failure to comply with the mandatory requirements will result to disqualification and removal from the race
  6. Injection of fluids or drugs (intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous) during the event may result in immediate disqualification.
  7. Any runner who is unable to finish the Run must personally inform the aid station captain of the nearest checkpoint of his decision to withdraw. HE MUST GIVE HIS TIMING CHIP AND PERFORATED BIB NUMBER TEAR SHEET TO THE CAPTAIN AT THAT TIME. Runners who leave the course without turning in their wristband and tear sheet will be classified as “lost,” thereby activating the Salomon Xtrail Run’s partner Search and Rescue unit. Time spent searching for any such runner will be billed to the runner at a minimum rate of Php1,000 per hour.
  8. Race Hotline must be saved on the runner’s mobile phone. It is required that the mobile phone is on and operational at all times during the duration of the race

ENVIRONMENTAL

  1.  Salomon Xtrail Run is a GREEN RUN and prohibits the use of disposable water cups. Aid stations will not provide disposable water cups to protect the trail and environment. Aid Station Crew will be advised not to serve any drinks unless water cups are presented by runners.
  2. Littering of any kind is prohibited. Runners are warned to please respect the natural beauty of our trails, the right of everyone to enjoy them and Littering will threaten our continued use of the local trails.
  3. Smoking is not permitted at any of the checkpoints or along the trail.

VOLUNTEERS

Approximately 150 or more dedicated volunteers help out at each Salomon Xtrail Run. They are truly the life-blood of the Run and will do everything possible to make your day a success. Many spend more hours out on the trail than do the runners themselves. Please be polite and make a point to thank them. Without the volunteers, there would be no Salomon Xtrail Run. Salomon Xtrail Run accepts volunteers and open to running teams/groups and individuals. For the team or group, we accept a minimum of 3 volunteers per group.

LOCATION OF TIMBERLAND HEIGHTS

How to get to Timberland Heights  http://www.timberlandheights.com/explore/vicinity-map/

From Quezon Memorial Circle, go northeast via Commonwealth Avenue, past Ever Commonwealth Center. Turn right before Sandigan Bayan to Batasan Road then turn right again to Batasan-San Mateo Road. Cross the bridge over Marikina River, then turn left to Gen. Luna Avenue. After passing Tropical Hut and Mercury Drug, turn right to De Los Santos Street. When the road begins to slope, turn left to the highway going to Timberland Heights.

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 By Salomon Xtrail Shuttle

This is limited to 200 slots and can be availed as an add on to the registration fee for Php 600 per person.  Please choose the schedule upon registration and before payment.

  • Pick up point: Trinoma
  • Drop off point: Timberland

THE TEAM

Race Director – Atty. Aldean Philip Lim

The Race Director is a lawyer and a proud Ilonggo. He is an avid adventurer, outdoorsman and an endurance junkie. He spends most of his weekends running, biking and overlanding here, there, or wherever his feet, two wheels, or four wheels may take him. He is a Salomon Pilipinas Athlete and Suunto Philippines Athlete. He is a Hardcore 100-miles Trail Ultra (toughest trail race in the Philippines) Hall of Famer and is the only one to finish it 6x in a row. 2013, the course record holder of Clark-Miyamit Falls 50-miles Trail Ultra in 2013.  He is also a finisher of the grueling Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc and TDS in France, Italy and Switzerland and has finished the Fatdog 120mile (200km) in Canada considered by Outside Magazine as 1 of the 9 toughest ultramarathons in the world. He maintains a blog site at aldeanlim.blogspot.com

Technical & Course Director – Hermogines “Master Gene” Olvis

The Technical Director is a Mechanical engineer by profession. Known as “ Master Gene” in the local trail running community. He is a consistent podium finisher in ultra-trail and mountain-running races local and abroad. Arguably one of the best mountain runners in the Philippines. He holds the fastest finish of a Filipino in the grueling Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc in France, Italy and Switzerland. Finisher of Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji in Japan, MesaStilah Peaks  and Mount Rinjani in Indonesia, The 9Dragons 50/50 in HongKong, among others.

Medics and Safety  – Maria Josephine Liao

The Medics and Safety Head is a Medical Technology Professor. She is the 2014 and 2015 back-to-back champion of Salomon X-trail, The North Face 100 Philippines, Clark-Miyamit 50-miles and Hardcore 100-miles Trail ultramarathon among others. Undefeated for 2 years, for distances 50 kilometers and up in all major trail and ultra trail races in the Philippines. One of the best female mountain runners in the Philippines. A consistent podium finisher in ultra-trail and mountain-running races local and abroad, a finisher of the grueling Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc in France, Italy and Switzerland and has podium finishes in MesaStilah Peaks in Indonesia and Ultra Trail Tsaigu in China.

Logistics – Ronald Declarador

The Logistics Head is a  licensed engineer, a self-taught visual artist, a traveller, and an outdoorsman all rolled into one. He has finished a handful of 100-km ultramarathons and full-iron distance triathlons. He represents the mid-packers, — those that are not too athletic but work their asses off to squeeze out the best in them.

Marketing – Jael Wenceslao

He is the world runner. A closet endurance junkie and masochist. One of the first who left their comfort zone and went to the dark side of running — the ultra distance. The most versatile in the bunch. From Ultra Road, Ulta Trail, to Ironman distance triathlon, you name it, he has done it. A world marathon majors runner and a Boston qualifier.

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