PULAG 100K

Pulag Ranger Station – Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Cancelled

In the light of the present situation and its many uncertainties, we are left with no recourse but to make a painful decision to indefinitely postpone these remaining events in the 2020 KOTM calendar. Be that as it may, all slots are rolled over, guaranteed locked and valid until such a time the events will be conducted.

Rest assured that when all things shall return to normalcy, when all the restrictions to mobility are lifted, when all supply lines are open, when everyone shall have settled back into their regular training routine, and when we shall not be a burden to our venue hosts and one another, we shall return and be the better for it.

In the meantime, we continue to urge everyone to keep on praying for all of mankind, especially the afflicted and their caretakers, those who lost their battles, and our leaders.

There is nothing we wish you and your loved but the best, the strength and courage to overcome these challenging times. We are in this together and let us all fight a good fight. Keep the faith.

And until we – participants, partners and sponsors – meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hands.

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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Race Briefing and Race Kit distribution: April 17, 2020, Friday, 1:00 PM / Pulag Ranger Station, Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet

Start: April 18, 2020 Saturday, 3:00 AM / Pulag Ranger Station, Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet

Finish: April 19, 2020 Sunday, 12:00 PM / Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: April 19, 2020, Sunday, 12:30 PM / Camp John Hay, Baguio City

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. Cut-off time is defined as the time you leave the station and NOT the time you arrive.

CUTOFF 1: Castillo AS Km 42 12:00:00 Hours

CUTOFF 2: Dalupirip AS Km 87 25:00:00 Hours

CUTOFF 3: Itogon AS Km 96 28:00:00 Hours

CUTOFF 4: Camp John Hay Km 110 33:00:00

DROP BAG STATION

Drop Bag Collection: April 17, 2020, Friday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM only

  1. One drop bag is allowed weighing no more than 3 kilos. The drop bag station will be located at the Castillo AS Km 42.
  2. A baggage counter at the start/finish line will be available. Deposited baggages in Pulag will be transferred to Camp John Hay.
  3. Support vehicles/crew are allowed only within a 100-meter radius of the designated aid stations, and not elsewhere. Pop-up support stations are not allowed. Any individual, team or group wishing to act as support crew or race volunteers must inform the Race Director for approval prior to deployment.

RACE ROUTE AND REFRESHMENT STATIONS

Pulag 100K (P1) follows part of the last 100-kilometer route of Hardcore 100 Miles (H1), the centerpiece event of KOTM. H1 aspirants are encouraged to join this event one year prior to H1 to get a feel of the longer-distance race.

The course is approximately 110 kilometers in distance, in a mixed of dirt paths, single track trails and concrete roads. It has many demanding ascents and breathtaking descents. The total elevation gain is around 8,946 meters while total elevation loss is approximately 9,882 meters.

Following is a list of the villages / landmarks runners will pass. (Given the location, terrain characteristics and varying weather conditions, allow for discrepancies in distances/ data recorded during race day). Aid/refreshment Stations and Cut-off points are indicated.
All runners must leave the Cut-off Stations on or before the designated time. Otherwise, they will be disqualified and not be allowed to continue with the race.

Pulag Ranger Station

Balete 11K/1892 masl – Aid Station 1

Salingsingan 15K/2081 masl

Cabayo 21K/1436 masl 

Banao 25K/1424 masl – Aid Station 2

Talmoy 30K/949 masl 

Castillo Drop Bag/Cutoff 1 12:00:00 Hours 42K/1274 masl – Aid Station 3
Runners not able to make the cut-off time in this station will hire a vehicle that will ferry them.

Amelong Tower 52K/1654 masl

Kayapa Proper West 59K/825 masl – Aid Station 4

Domolpos 69K/1746 masl – Aid Station 5

Mount Ugo 71K/2178 masl

Lusod 79K/1746 masl

Dalupirip Cutoff 2 25:00:00 Hours 87K/435 masl – Aid Station 6
Runners not able to make the cut-off time in this station will hire a vehicle that will ferry them.

Ave Maria Shrine 93K/1102 masl

Itogon Cutoff 3 28:00:00 Hours 96K/703 masl – Aid Station 7
Runners not able to make the cut-off time in this station will hire a vehicle that will ferry them.

FINISH LINE – Camp John Hay Cutoff 4 33:00:00 Hours 110K

REGISTRATION FEES

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

PhP 6,500.00 for local entrants
USD 175.00 for foreign entrants

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

IMPORTANT:
GPS trackers are to be returned to the marshals upon finishing or DNF. Loss or damage will be at the account of the runners in the amount of 5,000.00 Pesos.

REGISTRATION PERIOD:
January 1, 2020- March 16, 2020

HOW TO REGISTER

Bank Deposit: (Local & Foreign Entrants)

Bank of the Philippine Islands

Account No: 2379 0362 39
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr

Banco De Oro

Account No: 0116 7000 2649
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr

Western Union/Palawan Express/LBC/Cebuana/Paypal

(Please contact us for recipient details)
Mobile No: +63999 998 7654
Message via KOTM or Race Director FB page
Email: 2020kotm@gmail.com

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 2020kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2020 P1). 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 acknowledgement email to confirm your registration.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Runners attempting P1 must understand that challenges exist in this 100-kilometer trail race and they must be prepared to make decisions for their own safety under uncertain conditions without expectation of immediate assistance due to the inaccessibility of many areas to any type of motor vehicle, the 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 P1. Additionally, it also improves the chances for a runner to finish the event.

For the safety and welfare of all those involved in this event, participants must meet the following requirements:

  1. He/she must be at least 18 years of age during event day.
  2. He/she must have officially finished a 50-kilometer or longer trail-certified race within the period April 1, 2019 – April 1, 2020. All results must be verifiable over the internet.

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RACE RULES and GUIDELINES/MANDATORY GEAR

All participants are strongly enjoined to read and abide by the Race Rules and Guidelines.

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