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Start: January 21, 2018, Sunday, 4:00 AM / Kayapa Central School
Finish: January 21, 2018, Sunday, 4:00 PM / Kayapa Central School

Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: January 21, 2018, 4:30 PM

Race Briefing and Race Kit distribution: January 20, Saturday, 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM / Kayapa Central School


*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.

Marathon: Twelve (12:00:00) Hours / January 21, 2018 Sunday, 4:00 PM
(Runners must reach Mount Ugo Summit in 8:00:00 hours / 12:00 NN)
25 Kilometers: Eight (8:00:00) Hours / January 21, 2018 Sunday, 12:00 NN

***All runners must leave the Cut-off Point on or before the designated cut-off time, otherwise, they will not be allowed to continue and will be declared as DNF (Did not Finish).


1. There will be NO drop bag stations.
2. A baggage counter at the start/finish line will be available.
3. Support vehicles/crew are allowed only at the designated aid stations and not elsewhere. Any individual, team or group wishing to act as support crew or race volunteers must inform the Race Director for approval prior to deployment.


1. Every participant must be at least 18 years of age on race day. Those who are not yet of age must submit a signed parent’s or guardian’s consent.
2. He/She must have officially finished at least one 21-kilometer trail race to be accepted for Mount Ugo Marathon. For the half marathon, any distance in a trail race officially finished is acceptable(all results must be verifiable over the internet). Qualifying races must be done between the period JANUARY 21, 2017 – JANUARY 14, 2018.

All participants must abide by the Race Rules and Guidelines.


A special award awaits any runner who will finish the marathon in 2:59:59 hours or better.


The Route

Mount Ugo is one of the taller peaks in the Cordillera mountain range. It used to be the main source of lumber for a mining company operating in Benguet many years ago and was purportedly “discovered” as a destination for mountain climbers after a tragic plane crash in 1987 for which it is also infamously known.

The marathon takes runners to Mount Ugo’s summit, approximately 2220 masl.

The out-and-back course consists of only three kilometers or less intermittent concrete roads/paths. The rest of the route are mountain-side dirt roads and single-track trails.

Both the marathon and half marathon start and finish at the KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL (1121 masl).
From the start area, runners ascend a concrete road for about two hundred meters before entering the trailhead going to TALECABCAB.

They will pass dirt roads and intermittent stretches of concrete tire paths until they reach TALECABCAB WAITING SHED. From there, they are to proceed towards INDUPIT (1866 masl, 8 kilometers) which is marked by a small settlement and another waiting shed.

The next landmark is BUNDAO AID STATION (1835 masl, 10 kilometers), where runners will find two structures – a shed and a house. Assorted food/snacks and drinks will be available. Runners are strongly advised to fill up their bladders/water bottles and eat here.

25-kilometer runners must proceed until they reach the turnaround point in Barangay Ansipsip, where marshals will record their numbers. They shall make their way back to the finish line in KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL via INDUPIT/ANSIPSIP Trail and TALECABCAB Trail.

Marathon runners will tackle the wide, open trails from this point. Their next landmark will be Barangay Ansipsip which offers a view of the Mt. Ugo summit turnaround, even the city of Baguio, on a clear day. A water station will be located in Ansipsip. They move farther until they reach the summit. Runners’ times will be recorded at the MT. UGO SUMMIT MARKER (2220 masl).

SADDLE/DOMOLPOS WAITING SHED JUNCTION (1763 masl) is where another aid station is located. The shed won’t be hard to miss as it is painted pink. Spring water and assorted trail food will be available. Runners are advised to refill and eat here.

From here, runners are to trace the marked trails until they make it to the finish line in KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL.

GPX Profile:(FOR 2018 UPDATING)


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

(Late registrants pay a surcharge of 25%)

PhP 2,500.00 for local entrants
USD 75.00 for foreign entrants

Half Marathon:
PhP 1,800.00 for local entrants
USD 50.00 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.


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 (Subject: 2018 MUM). 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.