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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Start: February 17, 2018, Saturday, 2:00 AM / Kayapa Central School
Finish: February 18, 2018, Sunday 8:00 AM / Kayapa Central School

Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: February 18, 2018, Sunday, 8:30 AM / Kayapa Central School

Race Briefing and Race Kit distribution: February 16, 2018, Friday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM / Kayapa Central School

CUT-OFF TIMES

*Runners not able to make the cut-off time in any of the cut-off stations will hire a vehicle that will ferry them back to Kayapa Central School. Cut-off time is defined as the time you leave the station and NOT the time you arrive.

CUTOFF 1: Kayapa Proper East Market~35K (8:00:00 hours)
CUTOFF 2: Castillo Aid Station~52K (14:00:00 hours)
CUTOFF 3: Cabayo Checkpoint~72K (20:00:00 hours)
CUTOFF 4: Dayap Aid Station (24:00:00 hours)
FINISH LINE: Kayapa Central School (30:00:00 hours)

***All runners must check out of the different Cut-off Points on or before the designated cut-off times whether or not they have refilled, eaten or accessed their drop bags or they will not be allowed to continue with the race.

DROP BAG STATION

Drop Bag Collection: February 16, 2018, Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM Kayapa Central School

  • There will only be one drop bag station at Castillo Aid Station. Bags must not weigh more than three kilos. Excess must be removed.
  • All drop bags will be ready for retrieval at the finish line after the race. Unclaimed bags six hours after end of the race will be disposed off accordingly.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. The runner must be 18 years of age at the time of the event. Those who are not yet of age must submit a signed parent’s or guardian’s consent.
2. He/she must have officially finished a trail race 42 kilometers or longer within the qualifying period, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 – FEBRUARY 10, 2018. Results of which must be verifiable on the internet.

All participants must abide by the Race Rules and Guidelines.

ELEVATION PROFILE

Course GPS record:(For 2018 updating)
https://www.strava.com/activities/900945355

The Route

Less than 10% of​f the route consists of concrete roads. The rest is all dirt roads, switchbacks, steep ascents and descents on natural surface.​ ​FL100 runners will pass the Old Spanish Trail and conquer ​a number of summits and four lakes. They will share the same route with OST50 runners for the first half of the race.

From Kayapa ​​Central School, runners will start heading towards the trailhead in Talecabcab and ascend eight kilometers through a mix of dirt roads and intermittent stretches of concrete tire paths towards Indupit.​ ​The climb ends at the INDUPIT JUNCTION where the ANSIPSIP foot trail starts (1866 masl).

Runners will proceed around 2km to the next landmark, BUNDAO (1835 masl, ~KM10) where AID STATION 1 will be located. On their way, runners will turn right upon reaching ​ANSIPSIP WAITING SHE​D (1970 masl, ~KM11​) and run towards Barangay ANSIPSIP, (~Km 15). From there, runners will go to Bacuyan(1770 masl), and start the ​more than ​1-kilometer ascent to the summit of Mount Ugo​(2150 masl), the highest point of the course​. All runners must make sure to check in with the race marshal at the peak, who in turn, will record every runner’s name and​ race number​.

​After summitting, runners will return to Bacuyan Junction, and make a sharp right turn towards the SADDLE/DOMOLPOS WAITING SHED(AS 2), where spring water and trail food will be available. After passing the SADDLE/DOMOLPOS WAITING SHED, they will proceed to the picturesque OLD SPANISH TRAIL. The 11-kilometer, mostly down​​hill trail will lead to AID STATION ​3​ at the KAYAPA PROPER East Market​, the lowest point of the route.​

All runners are STRONGLY advised to eat, drink and refill here for the long grind ahead. This will be the last food station until​ ​Castillo Village AS.​ Kayapa Proper East Market is also CUTOFF POINT 1 (8:00:00 Hours). Runners who do not make the cut-off time will be disqualified and prevented from resuming the race.

From Kayapa Proper Market, runners will pass rice paddies and a hanging bridge on their way to Barangay AMELONG LABENG, which is marked by its barangay (village) hall, school, worship place and a basketball court.
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The next landmark to the SECOND SUMMIT will be a cellular phone site tower. Runners will then exit at the Nueva Vizcaya-Benguet Road, turn left and proceed uphill on a concrete road to the entrance of CASTILLO VILLAGE which is marked by a huge welcome sign, a waiting shed and a World War II Memorial. The shed will be AID STATION ​4 and CUTOFF POINT 2 (~52 kilometers, 14:00:00 Hours)​​.​ Drop bags for participants may be accessed here.​ ​Runners who do not make the cut-off time will be disqualified and prevented from resuming the race. A vehicle will be provided to ferry disqualified runners to the finish line.

From the village trailhead, runners will proceed two kilometers to BUACA LAKE (Lake 1). A few hundred meters away will be Lake 2 (if not dry). This is also the THIRD SUMMIT. Runners will pass vegetable ​gardens​,​ descend to a “saddle” area​ (Giwang)​, ​​turn right ​downhill towards Talmoy, and eventually ​ascend going to ​Banao AS​(Aid Station 5)​, where names and numbers will be recorded. All runners mus​t ​make sure to check-in with the marshal.

​From Banao, ​runners will make their way to Cabayo, CUTOFF POINT 3 (~72 kilometers, 20:00:00 Hours), Mount Pack entrance, then DAYAP PRIMARY SCHOOL​. Dayap is CUT-OFF POINT 4 (24:00:00 hours), and the last AID STATION (#​6​).​ ​Qualified runners will proceed for about three kilometers towards the PANGAWAN /BOUNDARY trailhead, enter the trail that leads to ​the mossy forest and ​INDUPIT Village Junction​,​ and from this point, ​turn left and​ take the TALECABCAB TRAIL ​, and run downhill ​towards the finish line in Kayapa Central School.

REGISTRATION FEES

(Part of your registration fees goes to the KOTM scholarship fund and outreach projects)

REGISTRATION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – JANUARY 31, 2018
(Late registrants pay a surcharge of 25%)

PhP 4,500.00 for local entrants
USD 125.00 for foreign entrants

Inclusive of trail fees, event hoodie and shirt, pre-race snacks and post-race meal.
Official finishers will receive a finisher’s token.

HOW TO REGISTER

Bank Deposit: (Local Entrants)
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account No: 2379 0362 39
Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr

Bank Deposit: (Foreign Entrants)
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account No: 2379 0362 39
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
Please refer to your bank’s current PHP rate vis-a-vis USD.
Telephone contact number for record is 63 999 998 7654

• Write name, gender, birthday, nationality, and shirt size (see Asian sizing chart) AND qualifying race on the deposit slip, scan/photograph and email to 2018kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2018 FL100). Additionally, all runners are required to submit a copy of any government issued valid identification bearing the name and photo of the participant. You may blur out all other details.

• Wait for an acknowledgment email to confirm your registration.

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