THE CORDILLERA MOUNTAIN ULTRA
Cordillera Mountain Ultra 2018
Presented by Victory Liner
50 KM ULTRA MARATHON: 26KM MOUNTAIN RUN: VERTICAL KM:
March 3-4, 2018
REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 23, 2017
LOCATION: Dalupirip, Itogon
The Cordillera Mountain Ultra is a showcase of the beauty of the Pine Clad mountain forests of the Cordillera Region. Situated on the southern slopes of Mt. Ugo in the town of Itogon the Cordillera Mountain Ultra will feature 4 events: The 50km Ultra Marathon, 26km Mountain Run, Vertical KM and the Kiddie Trail Run.
50km is a qualifying race for the UTMB with 3 points
Member of the Asia Trail Masters Series: 100 Finisher Points
50km Cordillera Mountain Ultra: MARCH 4, 2018
The 50km Cordillera Mountain Ultra will traverse around Mt. Ugo in Benguet. Topping out at 2150m it features long ridge lines covered in Pine forests as well as superb views of the West Philippine sea, the entire Agno River Valley as well as the Cagayan Valley of Nueva Vizcaya.
The race starts with a run through the Agno River valley to the small village of Tabu, from here it is a steep vertical km up to the village of Bantik where superb views of the Agno River and the West Philippine Sea can be had. From the top of the ridge it is a 5 km downhill run to the village of Uling and then a long 15km Pine forest ridge that will lead you to the top of Mt. Ugo. From the summit of Mt. Ugo you will descend 15kms through the village of Lusod to the village of Tinungdan cross a few hanging bridges and then run through the rice fields by the banks of the Agno river for the last 10kms to the finish line in Dalupirip.
Ascent: 2640 D+
Descent: 2640m D-
Cutoff time: 13 hours
26KM Mountain Run: MARCH 4, 2018
The 26KM Mountain Run goes up to a ridge in the village of Bantik that overlooks the entire Agno River Valley, as well as the Cagayan Valley and the Western Coastline of Norther Luzon and the West Philippine Sea before it goes down a path leading to the east around the mountain with magnificent views of Mt. Pigingan ahead of you.
The course will pass through 3 long hanging bridges across the Agno River
Vertical KM: MARCH 3, 2018: 6:00AM
The vertical KM is approximately 5.5kms with 1000m of elevation gain. This will start from Dalupirip up to Mt. Marikit.
The Vertical KM race of the Cordillera Mountain Ultra on March 3 is a fast paced adrenaline pumping race up 1000m of elevation gain in just 5 kilometers! This is the pre-race warm up for the big 50km Cordillera Mountain Ultra on March 5!
It is a short race in comparison to many of the trail races around Asia but this is likely the most exciting trail race out there, not to mention having the most picturesque finish line. Competitors are all tongues out and neck and neck from the starting line to the finish line at the top of the mountain and with just 5 kilometers there is no let up! You have to go all out all the way! Burn your lungs, burn your legs, use your hands, use every calorie you can supply!
This is the Vertical KM!
Registration for the Cordillera Mountain Ultra starts on October 23, 2017
Elevation Gain 1019m D+
Elevation loss: 55m D-
Maximum Incline: 55.2%
Average Incline: 21.3%
You can run long, but can you run FAST UP this Hill?
KIDDIE TRAIL RUN: MARCH 3, 2018: 5pm to sunset
We want to help start your kids on their outdoor journey early! This year we will be having a 4km kiddie trail run for children ages 5-15 years old.
5-8 years old
8-12 years old
12-15 years old
15-18 years old
Trail Virgins: 18 years old and above
The course is a safe course on mostly flat ground with slight inclines by the river and a short hanging bridge crossing.
Registration fee: PhP800
Registration: Limited Slots
HOW TO REGISTER:
STEP 1: Click the JOIN EVENT button at the end of this post (NOVEMBER 21 is when the buttons will go live). There are separate forms for Filipino and Non-Filipino registrants of both the 50K Cordillera Mountain Ultra and the Vertical KM. You may join both events if you wish.
STEP 2: Pay the corresponding registration fee for the event that you will join:
(*** FOR SINGAPOREAN RUNNERS PLEASE CLICK ON PAY VIA BANK DEPOSIT -SG Rules do not allow you to pay via Paypal so we will arrange either a Bank wire transfer or via another paypal account)
50k Cordillera Mountain Ultra (Filipino registrants): PhP3500
50k Cordillera Mountain Ultra (Non-Filipino registrants): USD$90
26k Mountain Run: (Filipino Registrants):PhP2200
26k Mountain Run: (Non- Filipino Registrants): $55
Vertical KM (Filipino registrants): PhP1300
Vertical KM (Non-Filipino registrants): USD$35
Kiddie Trail Run: (Filipino and Non-Filipino): P800
Cordillera Conservation Trust inc.
Account Number: 005180173761
Banco De Oro , La Trinidad, Benguet
SWIFT CODE: BNORPHMM
Email the deposit slip with your name and chosen event to:
Pay via PayPal (an additional 3% is charged if you choose to pay via PayPal to account for PayPal transaction fees)
**For those making a bank deposit please complete your deposit within 48 hours of completion of the registration process in order to confirm your slot.
**Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Refund is not available in case of cancellation or postponement of the race due to fortuitous events or factors beyond the control of the race organizer.
STEP 3: Email a duly accomplished medical certificate AND signed waiver from the registration form to the event organiser certifying that you are healthy enough to join the marathon or trail run. email to: email@example.com
***Medical Certificates may also be submitted before claiming your race kits prior to the race. No medical certificate no race kit.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WAIVER FORM: WAIVER and MED FORM
STEP 4: Claiming of Race Kits:
Where: Dalupirip Covered Courts, Dalupirip, Itogon, Benguet
Time: March 2-3, 2018, 8am to 5pm
STEP 5: RUN
1. Race Kit, Finishers Shirt, and Medal
2. Post race meal
3. Trail Snacks at Aid Stations
4. Entrance fees to Mt. Ugo
firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
ASSEMBLY TIME Vertical KM: 5AM: March 3, 2018
ASSEMBLY TIME CMU: 3:00AM: March 4, 2018
ASSEMBLY TIME 24KM MOUNTAIN RUN: 5:00AM: March 4, 2018
ASSEMBLY TIME: KIDDIE TRAIL RUN: 4:30PM: March 3, 2018
VERTICAL KM: 6:00 am sharp/March 3, 2018 ( Dalupirip)
KIDDIE TRAIL RUN: 5:00PM: March 3, 2018
50K CMU: 4:00am sharp/March 4, 2018
26KM MOUNTAIN RUN: 5:30AM/March 4, 2018
Starting Line: 50KM CMU, 26KM Mountain Run, Vertical KM, Kiddie Trail Run:
DALUPIRIP COVERED COURTS, ITOGON, BENGUET
How do you qualify for the 50km Cordillera Mountain ULTRA? You have several options:
1. You have run and finished any 21km trail run or a longer distance.
2. You have finished a full road marathon 42kms
3. You have run any Ultra marathon
4. You can show us STRAVA data that you have run either a 21-30km trail run, a 42 and up km road run, or climbed 2000m in one run.
We also recommend joining these races you can choose to join the following from our sustainable race partners in order to qualify:
Philippine Skyrunning Association: Mt. Ugo Akyathlon 46kms
Rizal Mountain Run 30k/50k
There are also a lot of other events around Asia which you can join prior to the CMU in June in order to prepare for the marathon.
1. Fully-charged working mobile phone containing the number of the RD +639997278217. It is required that the mobile phone is on at all times during the duration of the race. (We will also post signs where there is an available signal in the more remote sections of the course)
2. Headlamp and/or flashlight with battery power to last for at least 8 hours. Runners will not be allowed to continue unless this piece of gear is produced for their own safety.
3. Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 500ml for VK and 1,000ml for 50kms and 21kms.
4. Water cup – Please be reminded that the aid stations will not provide water cups to protect the trail and you should not drink from the bottles! Crew will be advised not to serve any drinks unless water cups are presented by runners.
6. Rain Jacket
7. 1500-2000 calories of food for those running the 50k and 500 calories for VK.
8. At least PhP1000 pesos for emergency transport from Domolpos or Tinungdan via motorbike or horse
***Failure to provide any of the above equipment will be grounds for disqualification
Environmental and Cultural Rules:
1. No littering of any kind is allowed within or outside the course of the CMU. Any person caught littering will be immediately stopped and disqualified from the race. There will be designated trash drops at each aid station that the runners can use to dispose of their waste.
2. No picking of any plants is allowed within the course of the CMU especially within the pine forest, mossy forests. Violation is subject to disqualification.
3. Defacating outside of designated areas is strictly prohibited within the national park. We will designate restrooms in the villages as well as in the grassland area that can be used. Violation is subject to disqualification.
4. Respect the local population and culture you will be passing through, this is their home and we are all visitors in their mountains. A smile and a helping hand goes a long way.
5. Help any competitor who needs assistance along the trail.
6. Do not alter or vandalize any existing structures within the trail such as waiting sheds or natural items such as rocks and trees. Violation is subject to disqualification.
7. No Smoking anywhere within the course.
**NO UNREGISTERED PACERS/BANDITS ALLOWED
**NO SUPPORT CREW TO BE ALLOWED WITHIN THE COURSE UNLESS PROPERLY REGISTERED
***DNF: Participants who will DNF will have to make their own way back to the starting/finish line. For the vertical km distance the participants must make their own way down from sitio Bantik. For the 50km distance participants can hire motorbikes from the village of Domolpos to take them back to Itogon at their own cost. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INFORM RACE STAFF IF YOU CHOOSE TO DNF
Please take note of the cutoff times:
50k: Cutoff time is 13 hours or 5:00PM -Marshals will start sweeping runners from the trail at exactly 4:30pm any runners caught on the trail at this time will no longer be allowed to continue and will be directed to the finish line.
Intermediate Cut off: Oling Village 15kms, 1100m D+: 4 hours/ 8:00AM
VK: Cutoff time 2 hours or 8:00AM – Marshals will start sweeping runners from MT. MARIKIT area at exactly 9:00AM any runners caught on the trail at this time will no longer be allowed to continue and will be directed down to the starting line.
24k: Cutoff time: 10 hours –Marshals will start sweeping runners from sitio Bantik area at exactly 3:00PM any runners caught on the trail at this time will no longer be allowed to continue and will be directed down to the finish line.
The Cordillera Mountain Ultra is a physically demanding event and participants should come to the event physically prepared for the rigours of the trail.
Everyone must understand very well that the Cordillera Mountain Ultra is a high altitude trail race with elevations exceeding 2000m above sea level. Given the innate challenges such as physical and mental fatigue which are to be expected in doing a race of these distances 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 events;
High Elevation 2000m and above
Long, steep climbs
Extended distance and time between aid stations
Severe weather, including heat, cold, rain, and
Exposure to potential for falls along ridge lines and
Any runner attempting these races 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 inaccesibility 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 races. Additionally, it also improves the chances for a runner to finish the events.
You may camp in Dalupirip at the school or opt to stay in homestays in the village.
We will be designating accredited homestays in Dalupirip, Itogon for the lodging of the participants the cost of the homestays is normally P150-250/person/night.
Participants also have the option to lodge in Baguio and travel to the site early in the morning. But we recommend staying in Dalupirip in order to experience the race village vibe.
There are public jeeps that leave for Dalupirip twice a day from the Dangwa station in Baguio City beside the Public Market.
You may also take a Taxi from Baguio: Cost should be around PhP1000/taxi
We will also try and arrange some other transport options for participants TBA.
ATTENTION: *** FOR SINGAPOREAN RUNNERS PLEASE CLICK ON PAY VIA BANK DEPOSIT when registering -SG Laws do not allow you to pay via Paypal to foreign foundations so we will arrange either a Bank wire transfer or via another paypal account.
For Singaporeans registering for the CMU Races you may use the following Paypal Links for payment after selecting Bank Deposit (we will link your payments manually to your registrations ourselves once paid):
We apologise for this inconvenience.
50K FILIPINO JOIN EVENT
Registration Fee: PHP3500
CMU 50 (FILIPINO)
50K NON-FILIPINO JOIN EVENT
Registration Fee: 90USD
CMU 50 (NON-FILIPINO)
26K FILIPINO JOIN EVENT
Registration Fee: PHP2200
26K NON-FILIPINO JOIN EVENT
Registration Fee: USD55
VK FILIPINO JOIN EVENT
Registration Fee: PHP1300
VK NON-FILIPINO JOIN EVENT
Registration Fee: USD35
KIDDIE TRAIL RUN JOIN EVENT
Registration Fee: PHP800
KIDDIE TRAIL RUN