Cascade Trail challenge

36 km

February 25, 2024

You know where the best paths lead to. Follow them.








Event Schedule


Event Schedule is up to date as of 14 February 2024 and is subject to change.

Venue: R.O.X. Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Date: Friday, 23rd February 2024

Race Kit Claiming
10:00am to 3:00pm

Venue: R.O.X. Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Date: Saturday, 24th February 2024

Race Kit Claiming
10:00am to 3:00pm

Venue: Kayapa Central School, Kayapa

Race Kit Claiming
Saturday, 24th February 2024  — 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Race Venue Entertainment / Food Fair
Saturday, 24th February 2024  —  6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, 25th February 2024  —  9:00am to 7:00pm

Awarding Ceremony
Sunday, 25th February 2024  —  2:00pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Kayapa Central School, Kayapa
Date: Sunday, 25th February 2024

Race Kit Claiming
5:30am to 6:30am

Mandatory Gear Check / Race Check-in
5:30am to 7:00am

Pre-Race Briefing
7:30am to 7:45am

Race Start / Finish Times
Start Time: 8:00am / Finish Time: 6:00pm

Race Cut-Off Times
• Kayapa Central School (Finish Line) Cut-Off: 10 hours (6:00pm)

*** Runners declared as DNF will shoulder the cost of their transport from their DNF location back to the Finish Line unless they have purchased DNF Insurance during registration.


1. There will be NO DROP BAG STATIONS.
2. A BAGGAGE COUNTER will be available for runners at the Start / Finish line.
3. RUNNER SUPPORT VEHICLES OR CREW ARE NOT allowed at any point on the race course. Runners found receiving assistance outside of designated Aid Stations (unless in case of emergency) will be Disqualified (DQ).


  • Qualifying races must have been completed in the period from March 1, 2023 – February 24, 2024.
  • Qualifying race results must be verifiable via the internet (ideally via the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) event results website).
  • Runners without a qualifying race within the requested qualification period, may submit recent training history (verifiable from the internet – e.g. COROS, STRAVA, GARMIN, SUUNTO data) instead. Depending on the Race Director’s analysis of this recent training history, the runner may be denied registration outright or have conditions applied to their registration (e.g. Did Not Finish (DNF) Insurance should be availed). NOTE: DNF Insurance covers the higher than normal risk that a runner may need to be extracted from the race course which incurs additional costs to the Race Organizer.
  • All runners must abide by the Race Rules and Guidelines.
  • The minimum age for runners to register for this race category is 18 years of age on race day.
  • Runners must have officially finished at least one 21 km or longer trail race (qualifying race) to be accepted for this race category.




cascade trail challenge

Route Map




35.90 km

Vertical Gain

2310 m+

ITRA Points

ITRA Mountain Points

UTMB Index Points


Mandatory Gear

ALL MANDATORY GEAR must be CARRIED AT ALL TIMES.  This is for the safety of all runners.  Compliance checks will be conducted as follows:

  • Pre-event start line mandatory gear check.
  • Random unannounced check at a location during the event. Runners will be delayed for a set amount of time when these checks are conducted. Finish times will be adjusted based on these delays. This is to be fair to all runners.
  • Finish line gear check.

Penalties may include time-based addition to a runner’s finish time OR disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Director.

  • Cellular phone that:
      • Is fully charged.
      • Is always switched on.
      • Is not set to airplane mode.
      • Is installed with local Philippine SIM card (Globe or Smart).
      • Contains at least Php200 of load credit on the SIM card.
  • Waterproof jacket
      • Should have a minimum hydrostatic head rating of 10,000mm.
  • First aid kit with the following minimum items:
      • Povidone-Iodine Prep Pad (4 pieces).
      • Alcohol Prep Pad (4 pieces).
      • Small Medical Scissors.
      • Gauze Pads (Sterile) (3” x 3” x 8 ply – 2 pieces).
      • Medical Waterproof PU Film Adhesive Tape (10 cm x 10 cm – 2 pieces).
      • Waterproof Medical Sterile Wound Dressing (10 cm x 10 cm – 2 pieces).
      • Disposable Nitrile Gloves (1 pair).
      • Emergency/Survival Blanket.
  • Emergency whistle.
  • Functioning flashlight or headlamp
    With at least 6 hours of battery life
  • Hydration requirement
    At least 1.5L capacity.
  • Extra food to last at least 4 hours.
  • Cash of at least Php1,000.

First Aid kit containing ALL mandatory items and emergency whistle can be purchased during online race registration, or on-site during race kit collection.


During gear checks, if any mandatory gear listed is found to be missing at any point during of following completion of your race, the following penalties will be applied.


  • Hiking / trekking poles.
  • Warmer running apparel.
  • Collapsible cups and camping spork can be purchased during online race registration or on-site during race kit collection.
  • 3-in-1 camping spork (good for eating noodles or any other type of food requiring utensils).

NOTE: There will be no disposable paper/plastic cups, knives, forks, or spoons provided at Aid Stations. Collapsible cup and camping spork can be purchased during online race registration, or on-site during race kit collection.


Introducing the Cascade Trail Challenge (CTC) – an exhilarating trail running race that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. If you’re seeking a race that combines the thrill of trail running with the awe-inspiring beauty of cascading waterfalls, this is the ultimate event for you. Get ready to embark on a journey where every step is a breathtaking adventure, surrounded by nature’s most magnificent wonders.

Imagine running through lush forests, with the sound of cascading waterfalls echoing in your ears. The mist from the falls kisses your skin as you navigate the challenging terrain, fueling your determination to conquer nature’s obstacles. This is not just a race; it’s an intimate encounter with the raw power and beauty of waterfalls.

The Cascade Trail Challenge promises an experience unlike any other. With each stride, you’ll feel a surge of energy as the stunning waterfalls inspire and invigorate your spirit. Picture yourself crossing the finish line, drenched in both sweat and the sheer joy of achievement, knowing that you’ve conquered not only the trail but also your own limits.

But it’s not just about the race itself. The Cascade Trail Challenge offers a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for adventure and the great outdoors. Connect with fellow runners, exchange stories, and create memories that will last a lifetime. The support and camaraderie you’ll find on this journey will uplift your soul and remind you of the power of human connection.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Lace up your shoes, embrace the spirit of adventure, and let the Cascade Trail Challenge ignite your passion for trail running. Join us in celebrating the breathtaking beauty of waterfalls and the indomitable human spirit.

Register for the Cascade Trail Challenge today and prepare to be captivated by nature’s symphony of water and trails. Your unforgettable journey awaits.


March 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023

REGULAR REGISTRATION PERIOD: January 1, 2024 to February 11, 2024

LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD: February 12, 2024 to February 21, 2024

NO FRILLS REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1, 2023 to February 21, 2024


PHP 2,395


PHP 3,195


PHP 3,995


PHP 2,395

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