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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.

Filinvest City Endurance Weekend: Mountain Bike Race, 8-9 Oct. 2016

Endurance Weekend 2016 is an annual mountain bike or MTB race with 24-hour, 12-hour, and 6-hour race categories happening on 8-9 Oct. 2016, Saturday and Sunday at the Pacific Rim, Filinvest City in Alabang. 

Race Categories, Registration Fees, and Team Composition

Male and Female Elite (Solo) – 24-hour (P 2,500) | 12-hour  (P 2,000) | 6-hour (P 1,500)

All Male Team: 24-hour (P 6,500) | 12-hour (P 3,500)
Mixed Team: 24-hour (P 6,500) | 12-hour (P 3,500)

24-hour –All Male and Mixed (Teams of 3)
12-hour –All Male and Mixed (Teams of 2)

Age Group (Male Solo Category ONLY)

12-hour category – 29 and below | 30-49 | 50 and above
 6-hour category – 29 and below | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50 and above

  • Gun Start Times

24 hours: October 8, Saturday – 12 Noon
12 hours: October 8, Saturday – 5 PM
  6 hours: October 9, Sunday – 6 AM

  • Course Description, Transition Zone, and Control Point

It is a 6.2-kilometer loop course consisting of single track and asphalt roads marked by the use of directional signs such as arrows, buntings, and traffic cones.  There are sections throughout the course where there are no markings and no decision points either–so just keep riding. At the end of each lap, the course passes through Transition Zone (TZ). 

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Race route

TZ is the only area where you can exit the race course. This is also where teams swap riders and hand over the band. Spectators are not permitted at the TZ.  To make the race easier for everyone, here are some simple rules to remember: a) Walk, walk, walk … there is no riding at the TZ; b) Call out your number to the timing crew to record your lap; c) Help your teammate with the transition; and, d) after you have completed the transition, VERY promptly clear the area and move outside the TZ to catch your breath, have a chat or warm down.

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Participants or teams are allowed to setup their own tents at the expo area. Parking is at the Laguna Heights Drive near Palms Pointe.

There will be at least one control point on the course, which will be manned for 24 hours, with radio contact with the Race Head Quarters, and where race numbers will be checked.   Each rider is given an individual race number and said number must be attached to the seatpost of the bike. In order for your lap to be timed and counted, please ensure that your race number is visible. Do not deface or trim the race number.  Call out your race number to the control point team.  Additional spot checkpoints may be positioned at random locations.

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Race kit distribution will be on October 8, Saturday, starting at 8 AM.

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  • Minimum Number of Laps

All teams or individuals must complete the minimum number of laps to be counted as a finisher.

SOLO: 24 hours: 24 laps | 12 hours: 12 laps | 6 hours: 6 laps
TEAM: 24 hours for teams of three: 8 laps/member | 12 hours for teams of two: 6 laps/member

  • Race Bibs

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REGISTRATION CENTERS

•Epic Cycles
Unit 114 Commercenter Building
Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang

•The Brick Multisport Store
Woodridge Apartments
McKinley Hill, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila

•Cycling Zone
Shell Gas Station
Alabang Zapote-Road, Muntinlupa

•Paulina’s Cycle Center
Blue Bay Walk, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City

•South Cycle
Suite 104, Greenworld Plaza, President Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque

•Storck Store Manila
United Street, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

•John Wilkie Bike Shop
J. P. Rizal Street, Barangay Concepcion I, Marikina City, Metro Manila

•Velocipede Bike Shop
Building B Royal Place Mall, Beirut Street, Don Antonio, Quezon City, 1100

•Multisport Hub Nuvali
Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

 

Finisher's medal
Finisher’s medal
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Winner’s medal
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Winner’s medal
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Prizes

For more information, visit Filinvest City’s web site or their Official Facebook Page or email racemechanics@gmail.com for inquiries.