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Run Beyond Boundaries: Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas

Five decades since its inception, Salomon continues to elevate outdoor experiences as the world’s leading trail running brand. Beyond its steadfast dedication to superior product innovation, Salomon embraces its role as pillar of outdoor athleticism. In its bid to push the boundaries of trail running, Salomon announces the return of Salomon X-Trail Run on 22 July 2018 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Conceived in 2008 as an annual event throughout Southeast Asia, the Salomon X-Trail Run is held in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Though held in venues known for its grueling, exceptional, and technical trail routes yet participated still by most runners, fitness junkies, and outdoor adventurers.

Beyond Boundaries

Following last year’s widely successful turnout of close to 1,200 participants, this year’s race seeks to attract 1,500 participants from all over the country as it unveils another adrenaline-pumping trail running event across the lush and vigorous forest trails of the Subic Freeport Zone consists of two categories—the Trail Run for beginners with 6K and 12K distances and the more technical Mountain Run designed for experienced runners with its 24K and 32K distances.

Positioned as a challenging category, the Mountain Run features a heady combination of terrains—from asphalt to rocky trails to rivers to sandy tracks, and steep technical ascents—all of which are designed to test the stamina of the most tenacious runner. Also, specific areas and control points within the course are identified to ensure participants finish the race within the official time alongside motivational posters to encourage them.

Given the demanding nature of these distances, 24K and 32K participants are requested to submit a medical certificate before registration and bring with them on race day the mandatory gear, eg headlamp, whistle, and hydration pack or belt with at least 500 ml of water. As pioneer advocate of a Green Race since its first series in 2010, Salomon will not permit the use of disposables during the event hence participants are advised to bring their own water bottles.

Reminder: Those found with incomplete gear will not be allowed to participate in the race. 

The Mountain Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon microfiber towel, post-race meal, raffle coupon, and products from sponsors. For this category, only those who finish within the cut-off time will receive a finisher’s medal.

Path to Progress

An advocate of inclusivity, Salomon X-Trail Run also opens its doors to avid runners with basic to no trail running experience with its 6K and 12K Trail Run category. Though slightly less demanding, the Trail Run category aims to inspire runners to test the limits of their ability by coming up with a technical terrain that will surely prove challenging for its participants. Trail Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, post-race meal, raffle coupon and products from sponsors.

Interested participants can register either via online registration or in-store registration at any Salomon store branches SM Aura, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, and SM North EDSA Annex until 8 July 2018. Claiming of race kits will be onsite. Alternatively, online registrants can opt for their race kits be delivered via courier for an additional fee.

For inquiries about the event, email SalomonXtrail2018@extribeinc.com. Follow Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas on their Facebook Page @salomonphilippines and @SalomonPH on Instagram.

Gear Up and Conquer your Limits with Salomon

Ideal for competitive trail runners, Salomon’s high performance collections include the S/LAB SENSE 6 and S/LAB SENSE 6 SG, which boast Endofit and ContaGrip technologies for maximum traction over any terrain. The S/LAB SENSE 6 is made with a hard ground outsole while S/LAB SENSE 6 SG features an aggressive outsole and a soft mesh upper to keep out debris.

Proving to be a brand built by athletes for athletes, the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 2 was developed with French elite athlete Francois D’haene. The result was a remarkable running shoe that embodied D’haene’s stamina, precision, and agility. Its key features include the Energysave foam insert for cushioning and protection from the coarsest terrain, Energycell+ foam for a smooth consistent ride, and Sensefit construction for added confidence when traversing downhill.

Even the most experienced runners cannot escape the perils of bad weather. The S/LAB SPEED 2 is designed to hold out against muddy, wet, and slippery trails with its narrow fit for precision and agility even in the worst conditions, ContaGrip sole to ensure traction and resist clogging, and a protective mudguard positioned around the foot area.

Derived directly from the S/LAB group, the SENSE collection offers trail running shoes that are formidable and durable. It includes the SENSE RIDE with its generous cushioning, which enables one to push the mileage for extended time in comfort, SENSE PRO 2 for a lightweight feel without sacrificing comfort, SENSE ESCAPE, which offers incredible protection and grip on and off the road, and SENSE PRO MAX, which boasts an anti-vibration technology for less shock and more fun. The SENSE models are available for both men and women.

Salomon’s latest collection also engages runners with its selection of superior running vests. Lightweight and constructed for precision, the all-new AGILE 2 SET is a power mesh-equipped running vest that serves the perfect function of carrying one’s essentials without compromising air-flow, comfort, and motion. Under the S/LAB collection is the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 5 SET, an ultimate gear made with anti-odor stretchy mesh fabric and Sensifit construction that promises to wrap around the body without hindrance and as lightweight as it can be at 100 g.

The Salomon Brand

Founded in 1947 in Annecy France, Salomon began as a mountain sports brand driven by passion for outdoor pursuits.  It has emerged as a global leader in trail running footwear and accessories. As Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas returns, runners can expect another outdoor experience bearing a brand built on athletic excellence. Salomon is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by the Primer Group of Companies.

X-Trail Run Pilipinas, 23 July 2017

Committed to push the boundaries of outdoor experience, the world’s leading trail running brand Salomon gears up for the return of the highly anticipated Salomon X-Trail Run dubbed Run the Path of Most Resistance on 23 July 2017 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.  An annual event organized throughout Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines), the Salomon X-Trail Run instantly gained traction for its exceptional and technical trail routes that never cease to offer runners an unforgettable and fulfilling trail experience.

Locally, the Salomon X-Trail Run has been held in various premier venues throughout the Philippines quickly gaining a reputation for being the most-attended trail running event in local running history as it managed to gather over 1,000 participants.

On its 6th year, the Salomon X-Trail Run endeavors to deliver another exceptional trail running race that will empower its participants to push the boundaries of their capabilities.

Aiming to resonate with the brand’s core purpose of inspiring people to play and progress in their chosen outdoor pursuits, this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run is sure to pack a lot of enjoyable yet exhilarating obstacles ahead. Salomon X-Trail Run will consist of two race categories, namely: Fun Trail category with  6Km and 12K distances and the Mountain Run with 24K and 32K distances. Resisting limits serving as the ultimate test for the most dedicated trail runners, the Mountain Run will once again simulate the challenging ascents of skyrunning races, an arena dominated by Salomon.

The race will start at 8 AM and 8:30 AM for 32K and the 24K categories respectively. The Mountain Run will witness the country’s top trail runners go head to head in this iconic race.  Positioned as challenging categories of the race and created especially for trail runners who want to take their skills to the next level, the 24K and 32K Mountain Run distances will feature technical ascents and varying terrain–from asphalt, sand, and rocks to river crossing and steep technical ascents. The route is expected to yield an adrenaline-filled adventure for the racers.

The Mountain Run participants will receive a Race Kit containing a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon race cap, and post-race meal, and products from sponsors.

Those who finish within the cut off time (five hours for the 24K and seven hours for the 32K) will receive a finisher’s medal.

Given the demanding nature 32K and 24K distances, participants are required to bring the mandatory gear with them such as as whistle, hydration pack or belt with at least 500 ml of water.  Those with incomplete gear will not be allowed to participate in the race. For more information and updates, please visit Salomon’s Facebook Page.

Press Release: Outdoor is my Training Ground

The North Face (TNF) debuts an all-new outdoor training program and apparel line on May 1 in Baguio City.

Outdoor Training is a new workout program practiced in the open, where participants undergo professional training to hone energy, balance, core power, agility, and explosive strength. It’s more than just moving fitness from indoors to the outdoors; it’s an all-new training lifestyle that pushes one’s mental and physical limits into the natural environment.

Unlike static gyms, Outdoor Training is set in environments that are constantly changing, which stimulates the deepest potential in any athlete. In Outdoor Training, the goal is not to grow flashy and over-built muscles, but to acquire newfound flexibility, balance, and strength to help you face any outdoor challenge.

TNF firmly believes that one’s real character can only be unleashed after they’ve undergone the challenges of nature. As such, the inauguration ceremonies for Outdoor Training in the Philippines were held in Baguio City, a city marked by challenging terrains and crisp weather climate.

TNF invited Tim Sedo, Regional Marketing Manager in HK and Asia markets, and one of the core members of the TNF marketing team for Asia Pacific in this momentous occasion as this launch also coincides with the 50th year anniversary of TNF.  Tim is the perfect person to represent this event. Born in Canada, Tim has over 15 years of personal and professional exposure in Asia, specifically, China. He co-founded Original Heads Agency, Shanghai’s first boutique marketing, design, and media agency dedicated to the promotion of action sports, youth/street culture, and lifestyle brands. He is also an avid skateboarder, snowboarder and outdoor enthusiast, and more than that, lives out TNF’s philosophy to Never Stop Exploring.

TNF Outdoor Training Apparel Undergoes Total Upgrade

The right attire is a must for all Outdoor Training. We recommend you to select outdoor attire with the appropriate breathability and durability according to the training program’sdifficulty and the weather and environment in which the training will take place. TNF takes into account the complexity of outdoor environments and the unpredictability of weather. To complement this new training program, the brand debuted an upgraded version of its outdoor apparel that sees improvements in wind-and-water-proof performance, wearability, and quick-dry ability.

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Ultra Shoe W

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Comprehensive Protection: Waterproof and Breathable

High-tech wind-and-water-proof jackets are made with WINDWALL windproof fabric that not only promises outstanding durability but also guarantees an excellent resistance against strong winds to reduce the wearer’s exposure to the elements. Through a DWR treatment, water is kept away from the body, ensuring a multi-layer protection so you can brave the winds and enjoy the outdoors in its truest form.

Quick-Dry & Breathable

Made with FLASHDRY XD technology, breathable and sweat-free t-shirts improve sweat absorption and temperature regulation. The material is composed of microfibers that efficiently absorb any sweat or other discharges from the surface of the skin for a quick-dry and breathable effect; its multi-function knit also makes the material more lightweight and durable so you can stay dry for longer hours to unleash better potentials in any Outdoor Training environment.

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Aside from satisfying basic training functions, the attire is also fashionable. The all-new Outdoor training apparel espouses a minimalistic silhouette with eye-catchingcolours. Details are concealed throughout, but eye-opening essentials like buttons and zippers make the garment more agile and comfortable for any wearer. Zipper designs on the jacketsallow for easy compact packing; and built-in audio outlets makes your jacket a home for all your entertainment needs while freeing your hands to maximise your training.

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Free Outdoor Training Experience Throughout the Asia Pacific Region

Currently, TNF is offering free Outdoor Training experiences in many countries across the Asia Pacific Region. Aside from offering online and in-store tips from top-notch trainers, we are also actively seeking training insome of Asia’s biggest metropolises sothat city-goers can also get a taste of this all-new fitness experience, this all-new lifestyle.

Want to be a trendsetter and break the walls in fitness training? Hurry and join the first wave of Outdoor Training enthusiasts now!

About The North Face
The North Face is the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear. Founded in 1968 in San Leandro California, USA, the brand is named after the iciest, toughest and most formidable façade of a mountain in the western hemisphere to climb.

The people behind The North Face pride themselves for being the greatest advocates of exploration in the world, teaming up with the finest mountaineers, alpinists, climbers, skiers, snowboarders and endurance adventurers who have defined the limits of what is humanly possible. More than 40 years after its inception The North Face continues to inspire, enable and share the passion to Never Stop Exploring™

About Primer Group of Companies
Established in the Philippines in 1985, the Primer Group of Companies is engaged in the retail and distribution of the world’s top and premium consumer brands in outdoor, travel, footwear, fashion, wellness and urban lifestyle. It has also established a solid ground in the industrial products and services landscape, with companies in digital and silkscreen printing, air-conditioning and creative graphic design and services.

The company is aggressively pursuing new grounds to become the leader in the global distribution and innovation of premium goods and services. Its retail authority alone has grown to over 150 premium brands, with over 300 stores in eight Asian countries, making it a force to reckon with. To date, the Primer Group employs over 3,000 and has established businesses in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom.