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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Start: February 17, 2018, Saturday, 2:00 AM / Kayapa Central School
Finish: February 17, 2018, Saturday, 5:00 PM / 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.

Drop Bag Collection: Not Applicable (No drop bags will be allowed, but a baggage counter at the Start / Finish line will be available).

CUTOFF: Kayapa Proper East Market ~35km (8:00:00 hours)

FINISH LINE: Kayapa Central School ~ (15:00:00 hours)

***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).

DROP BAG STATION

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Given the nature of this trail event and the risks that come with high-altitude races, the following are required of all OST50 participants:

1. He/she 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 marathon or half marathon within the period FEBRUARY 17, 2017 – FEBRUARY 10, 2018 (all results must be verifiable over the internet).

All participants must abide by the Race Rules and Guidelines.

ELEVATION PROFILE

(Subject to edits. Refer to route description for updated sections.)

The Route

The Old Spanish Trail is a path that was built and used by the Spaniards centuries ago to connect the provinces of Benguet and Pangasinan. The trail still exists today though it remains single-track and is used mainly by a few mountain climbers and locals who travel on foot.

The Old Spanish Trail 50K route begins with a steep climb to the summit of Mount Ugo, before dropping towards the picturesque Old Spanish Trail, then several ascents more to another summit before heading towards the finish line in Kayapa.

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 summiting, 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 ar​e 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. From this point, runners will take the concrete road of about four kilometers in distance going to 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 3,500.00 for local entrants
USD 90.00 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 OST 50K). 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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