The Cordillera Epic Race 2017

The Cordillera Epic Race,DECEMBER 8-10, 2017, is the first 3 day mountain bike stage race in the Philippines. To be held in the majestic Cordillera mountains as a part of the Cordillera Conservation Trust’s Sustainable Racing series in partnership with Adrenaline Multisport Group.
 
Arguably the hardest mountain biking race in the Philippines with 10000m of elevation gain and 200+ Kilometers over 3 beautiful days. It is an experience you will never forget.
 
The first of it’s kind in the Philippines it will feature lung busting climbs, long descents, and breathtaking views.
 
3 days, 200kilometers, 10000m of elevation gain, and the beauty of the Cordillera mountains.
 
This year we are adding a solo category to this iconic race for the lone wolves out there.
 
Solo Category: Male/Female
 
Registration fee: PhP5000
 
Team category (2): All Male/Mixed
 
Registration fee per team: PhP8000
 

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DECEMBER 8-10, 2017

3 days, 200kilometers, 10000m of elevation gain, and the beauty of the Cordillera mountains.

Teams of 2:

Categories: All Male, Mixed

Registration fee: PhP8000 per team via Bank Deposit or Paypal (Please note for Paypal Payments there is an extra transaction fee charged)

SOLO: PhP5000 Male/Female

HOW TO REGISTER:

QUALIFICATION: 

 

List of Qualifying Races:

Cordillera Challenge Epic Distance finisher 2015, 2016, 2017
Cordillera Challenge Mini Epic Distance 2016/17 top 50 finishers
Cordillera Epic 2015/16
Maxxis XC Cup 2015 (Finisher under 3 hours)
Genghis Khan Festival Finisher 2015/16

Vietnam Mountain Bike Marathon 2016/ 2017
Audax 300km Davao (Finisher under 16 hours)
Audax 200km Davao (Finisher under 10 hours)
King of the Mountain Race Finisher 2016
Audax 200km Subic 2016 10-11 hours
Audax 400km Subic 2016 20-22 hours

Sandugo Brusko Pacific Coast 50 & 100km races

You may also send us other races you have done and we can evaluate if they can be considered as qualifying races we can also accept Strava Data with at least 3000m of elevation gain in 10 hours or less.

STEP 1: Click the JOIN EVENT button at the end of this post.

STEP 2: Pay the corresponding registration fee for the event that you will join:

**IF YOU ARE PAYING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEAM USING YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT PLEASE MAKE A NOTE IN THE PAYPAL PAYMENT FORM NOTING THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM YOU ARE PAYING FOR

BANK DEPOSIT:

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:  thecordilleraepicrace@gmail.com

**For those making a bank deposit please complete your deposit within 3 days 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: Bring your medical certificate and waiver to claim your race kits on December 7

***Medical Certificates should be the most recent possible (within 4 months of the race) and should be submitted upon claiming of your race kits on December 7.

STEP 4: Claiming of Race Kits: Race kits can be claimed on December 8 at the event venue in Tublay. Race Kits will only be released if participants have the complete waiver, medical certificate, and equipment necessary for the Cordillera Epic Race.

Rules: 

1. Racers should be no more than 20 meters apart from each other at all times

2. Support vehicles should only be at designated aid stations. No support vehicle is allowed to tail or follow their riders throughout the race.

3. Racers should be semi self sufficient this includes, nutrition, tools, patch kits, spare tires, and chain links as the course is over very remote terrain and self sufficiency is important in between aid stations.

4. NO LITTERING anywhere along the course. Any team caught littering will immediately be disqualified.

5. Teams are allowed to use up to two different bicycles on the course of the 3 day race, they may swap tyres, wheelsets, and other parts depending on the conditions of the course for each day.

7. There will be a sweeper vehicle and a sweeper truck that will tail the riders throughout the course.

8. There will be STRICT mandatory cutoffs each day for each course as well as intermediate cutoffs on each of the courses.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: TO BE CHECKED PRIOR TO EVENT -non compliance will mean prevention from starting. 

1. Spare tubes: 2 pieces

2. Tyre levers: 2 pieces

3. Chain tool: 1 piece

4. 1.5 liters of water each (bladder or corresponding amount in bottles)

5. Jacket

6. Bike Pump/ CO2 Canister

7. 1 missing link

8. Helmet

9. mobile phone with the emergency number: +639997278217

**To be used for dire emergencies only.  (A flat tyre, broken chain, broken derraileur or minor bicycle trouble do not classify as emergencies -emergencies are when you or someone else is physically incapacitated by an accident)

10. Food: 1000 calories

11. BIKES: We recommend bicycles with a minimum of 80mm of suspension and 2.1 inch tyres. Downhill bikes will not be allowed on the course. 

The Cordillera Epic 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 Epic is a long distance mountain bike event with elevations exceeding 1500 to 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, cyclists 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 1500m and above

Long, steep climbs

Extended distance and time between aid stations

Severe weather, including heat, cold, rain, and

lightning

Water crossings

Exposure to potential for falls along ridge lines and

mountainsides

Any cyclist 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 biker 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 biker to finish the event.

EXTRACTION:

In the case that riders will bail out from the course there will be designated extraction areas that riders will need to reach in order to be extracted from the course.

**Riders are not allowed to commandeer any of the support vehicles unless there is a life threatening emergency.

**Vehicles at the extraction points will only leave the area at a designated time and not anytime before.

** RIDERS WHO REQUEST TO BE EXTRACTED OUTSIDE THE EXTRACTION AREAS AND ARE NOT GRAVELY INJURED OR THEIR BIKES INOPERABLE WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRACTION FEE

WATER AND AID STATIONS:

We will be posting water and aid stations at critical points during the course of the ride. But riders are expected to still have enough fluids and food to get them through the intermediate sections of the course.

FIRST AID STATIONS:

First aid stations will be located at several critical points on the course and marshals will be standing by to assist riders for minor scrapes or injuries.

WASTE: 

No littering of any kind is allowed within or outside the course of the CORDILLERA EPIC. 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 bikers can use to dispose of their waste.

TRAIL RULES:

**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.

**Help any competitor who needs assistance along the trail.

**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.

**No Smoking anywhere within the course.

PARKING: There will be a designated parking space beside the event venue. All vehicles must park at the designated parking space.

Course Maps** (May not be the course maps for 2017 still to be updated)

DAY 1:

DAY 2:

DAY 3:

 

**WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE ROUTE AS NECESSARY

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 Co-presented with Adrenaline Multisport Group

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