Four Lakes

104 KM

February 24, 2024

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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: Kayapa Central School, Kayapa

Race Kit Claiming
Friday, 23rd February 2024  — 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Race Venue Entertainment / Food Fair
Friday, 23rd 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: Saturday, 24th February 2024

Race Kit Claiming
7:30am to 8:30am

Mandatory Gear Check / Race Check-in
7:30am to 9:00am

Pre-Race Briefing
9:30am to 9:45am

Race Start / Finish Times
Start Time: 10:00am / Finish Time: 6:00pm, Sunday, 25th February 2024

Race Cut-Off Times
• Kayapa Proper West (Aid Station 4) Cut-Off: 8 hours (1:00pm)
• Castillo (Aid Station 6) Cut-Off: 13 hours (11:00pm)
• Banao (Aid Station 7) Cut-Off: 18 hours (4:00am, Sunday, 25th February 2024)
• Pito (Aid Station 9) Cut-Off: 26 hours (12:00pm, Sunday, 25th February 2024)
• Kayapa Central School (Finish Line) Cut-Off: 32 hours (6:00pm, Sunday, 25th February 2024)

*** All runners must leave the Cut-Off location on or before the designated cut-off time, otherwise, they will not be allowed to continue and will be declared as DNF (Did not Finish). 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 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.  A BAGGAGE COUNTER will be available for runners at the Start / Finish line.
4. All drop bags will be ready for retrieval at the Finish Line after the race (or sooner, if possible).
5. Unclaimed bags six hours after end of the race will be disposed off accordingly.
6. 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 40 km or longer trail race (qualifying race) to be accepted for this race category.





Route Map




103.70 km


Vertical Gain

6780 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 12 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.


  • 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.


Discover the allure of Four Lakes, a myriad of ancient pathways that weave through breathtaking landscapes and immerse you in the rich history of Benguet and Pangasinan. This trail race promises an unforgettable experience, attracting adventurers from all walks of life.

As you embark on this extraordinary journey, you’ll follow in the footsteps of those who came before you. Veiled in mystery and intrigue and beckoning you to explore its hidden treasures you’ll experience a thrilling escapade for trail runners like yourself.

Feel the thrill of the race as you begin your ascent from Kayapa Central School. The road leads you to the enchanting trailhead, where the allure of Indupit awaits. Meandering through dirt roads and intermittent paths, you’ll encounter a mesmerizing river crossing, marking the start of your adventure.

Venture deeper into the heart of the trail, guided by a single-track path. Along the way, you’ll encounter Bundao, a small settlement that whispers tales of the past. With each step, the allure of Mount Ugo’s summit becomes more prominent, offering breathtaking views that stretch beyond imagination.

After conquering Mount Ugo’s majestic peak, embrace the exhilarating descent through rocky trails and rustic dirt roads. The trail leads you to Domolpos, where an oasis of spring water and trail food awaits, rejuvenating your spirit for the journey ahead.

Prepare to be captivated by the picturesque Old Spanish Trail, a 10-kilometer stretch of mostly downhill terrain. As you immerse yourself in the captivating surroundings, your senses will be awakened by the sights and sounds of nature’s symphony. Kayapa Proper West Market, nestled at the trail’s end, offers a moment of respite and nourishment, reenergizing you for the final leg of your adventure.

From here, the trail winds through rice paddies and reveals a hanging bridge that leads you to Amelong Labeng. This sleepy village, adorned with a barangay hall, school, and worship place, invites you tantalizingly to rest.

Continuing your odyssey, you’ll head downhill to Besong and then to a short but difficult climb up to Castillo Village, embraced by a grand welcome sign and a World War II Memorial. Here, take a moment to reflect on the endurance and determination that brought you this far.

As you continue, the trail unveils the beauty of Buaca Lake, a sight that will ignite your spirit. Descending to the enchanting “saddle” area of Balangabang, you’ll be filled with a sense of wonder and awe as you follow the path to Talmoy, where the allure of Banao awaits after a long climb. Your determination will be noted and celebrated at this point.

The final stretches take you along dirt roads and through a captivating mossy forest, guiding you towards Galsa. Here, you’ll continue through additional single-track trails to finally emerge at Pito where you can gather your strength for the last leg of your adventure.

Qualified runners will proceed toward a steep climb along single-track trails and eventually to the trailhead, venturing again into another mystical mossy forest. As you reach Indupit you’ll have a final thrilling descent that will carry you towards the finish line.

Join us for the Four Lakes, an extraordinary journey that will test your limits, ignite your passion, and connect you with the raw beauty of nature. Unleash your inner trail runner and let the wilderness become your playground.


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


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