PULAG 100K

Pulag Ranger Station – Camp John Hay, Baguio City
April 22, 2023 Saturday

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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Start: April 22, 2023 Saturday, 3:00 AM / Pulag Ranger Station, Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet
Finish: April 23, 2023 Sunday, 12:00 PM / Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Awarding and Closing Ceremony: April 23, 2023, Sunday, 12:00 PM / Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Race Briefing and Race Kit Distribution: April 21, 2023, Friday, 1:00 PM / Pulag Ranger Station, Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet

HEALTH PROTOCOLS

Any existing health protocol as mandated by authorities, if any, during the conduct of the event will be implemented.

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. Also, those runners who choose to drop at any point of the course outside of the cut-off stations must inform the Race Director immediately. These runners will be required to shoulder all expenses related to transportation.

Cut-off 1: Castillo Aid Station ~42km 12:00:00 hours (Support crew allowed)
Cut-off 2: Dalupirip Aid Station ~87km 25:00:00 hours (Support crew allowed)
Cut-off 3: Itogon Aid Station ~96km 29:00:00 hours (Support crew allowed)
Cut-off 4: Camp John Hay ~110km 33:00:00 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: April 21, 2023, Friday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / Pulag Ranger Station, Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet

1. There will only be one drop bag station at Castillo Aid Station.
2. Bags must not weigh more than three kilos. Excess weight must be removed.
3. All drop bags will be ready for retrieval at the finish line after the race.
4. Unclaimed bags six hours after end of the race will be disposed off accordingly.
5. A baggage counter at the start/finish line will be available. Baggage deposited in Pulag Ranger Station will be transferred to Camp John Hay.
6. Support vehicles/crew are allowed only at (or within a 100m 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 volunteer must request approval from the Race Director prior to deployment.

ROUTE

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

The course is approximately 110 kilometers in distance, with a mix 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 that 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.

1. START LINE – Pulag Ranger Station
2. AID STATION 1 – Balete 11km / 1,892 masl
3. Salingsingan 15km / 2,081 masl
4. Cabayo 21km / 1,436 mas
5. AID STATION 2 – Banao 25km / 1,424 masl
6. Talmoy 30km / 949 masl
7. AID STATION 3 – Castillo (Drop Bag / Cut-off 1 – 12:00:00 hours) 42km / 1,274 masl
(Runners not able to make the cut-off time in this station will hire a vehicle that will ferry them)
8. Amelong Tower 52km / 1,654 masl
9. AID STATION 4 – Kayapa Proper West 59km / 825 masl
10. AID STATION 5 – Domolpos 69km / 1,746 masl
11. Mount Ugo 71km / 2,178 masl
12. Lusod 79km / 1,746 masl
13. AID STATION 6 – Dalupirip (Cut-off 2 – 25:00:00 hours) 87km / 435 masl
(Runners not able to make the cut-off time in this station will hire a vehicle that will ferry them)
14. Ave Maria Shrine 93km / 1,102 masl
15. AID STATION 7 – Itogon (Cut-off 3 29:00:00 hours) 96km / 703 masl
(Runners not able to make the cut-off time in this station will hire a vehicle that will ferry them)
16. FINISH LINE – Camp John Hay (Cut-off 4 33:00:00 hours) 110km / 1,500 masl

REGISTRATION FEES

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

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

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

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

REGISTRATION PERIOD: DECEMBER 1, 2022 – DECEMBER 31, 2022 (Late registrants pay a surcharge of 25%)

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 110-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. Every participant must be at least 18 years of age on race day. Those who will not be 18 years of age on race day must submit a signed parent’s or guardian’s consent.
2. He/she must have officially finished a 50-kilometer trail ultramarathon or trail marathon (all results must be verifiable from the internet).
3. Qualifying races must be completed in the period from April 1, 2019 – April 1, 2023.
4. All participants must abide by the Race Rules and Guidelines.

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