Mount Ugo Marathon
February 19, 2023
You know where the best paths lead to. Follow them.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Start: February 19, 2023, Sunday, 4:00 AM / Kayapa Central School
Finish: February 19, 2023, Sunday, 4:00 PM / Kayapa Central School
Awarding and Closing Ceremony: February 19, 2023, Sunday, 4:00 PM
Race Briefing and Race Kit Distribution: February 18, 2023, Saturday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM / 5TH Floor, Kayapa Municipal Building
*Runners not able to make the cut-off time in any of the cut-off stations will hire a vehicle that will ferry them back to Kayapa Central School. Cut-off time is defined as the time you leave the station and NOT the time you arrive.
Marathon: Twelve (12:00:00) hours / February 19, 2023, Sunday, 4:00 PM (Runners must reach Mount Ugo Summit in 7:00:00 hours / 11:00 AM)
25 Kilometers: Eight (8:00:00) hours / February 19, 2023, Sunday, 12:00PM
***All runners must leave the Cut-off station 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).
DROP BAG STATION
1. There will be NO drop bag stations.
2. A baggage counter at the start/finish line will be available.
3. Support vehicles/crew are allowed only at the designated aid stations and not elsewhere. Any individual, team or group wishing to act as support crew or race volunteer must request approval from the Race Director prior to deployment.
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 at least one 21 km trail race to be accepted for Mount Ugo Marathon.
3. For the half marathon, he / she must have officially finished any distance in a trail race (all results must be verifiable from the internet).
4. Qualifying races must be completed in the period from January 31, 2022 – January 31, 2023.
5. All participants must abide by the Race Rules and Guidelines.
THE SUB-3 HOUR CHALLENGE
A special award awaits any runner who will finish the Mount Ugo Marathon in 2:59:59 hours or better.
Mount UGO MARATHON 42km
Mount UGO MARATHON 25km
Mount Ugo is one of the taller peaks in the Cordillera mountain range. It used to be the main source of lumber for a mining company operating in Benguet many years ago and was purportedly “discovered” as a destination for mountain climbers after a tragic plane crash in 1987 for which it is also infamously known.
The Mount Ugo Marathon takes runners to Mount Ugo’s summit, approximately 2,220 masl. The course consists of only three kilometres or less of intermittent concrete roads/paths. The rest of the route consists of mountain-side dirt roads and single-track trails. Both the marathon and half marathon (25 kilometre) race distances start and finish at the KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL (1,107 masl).
From the start area, runners ascend a concrete road for about two hundred meters before entering the trailhead to the left heading towards INDUPIT. Runners will pass dirt roads and intermittent stretches of concrete tire paths until they reach a RIVER CROSSING (1,213 masl, 1.5 kilometre point). From there, runners will proceed to the right via a single-track trail heading towards INDUPIT (1831 masl, 4.7 kilometre point) which is marked by a small settlement and another waiting shed. From there, runners take a dirt road until reaching the next landmark of BUNDAO AID STATION (1,805 masl, 6.36 kilometre point), where runners will find two structures – a shed and a house. Assorted food/snacks and drinks will be available here. Runners are strongly advised to fill their bladders/water bottles and eat here.
Continuing along the dirt road and approximately 650m past BUNDAO AID STATION, marathon and half marathon runners will take a right turn onto a single track trail and proceed until they reach BARANGAY ANSIPSIP (1,639 masl, 12.2 kilometre point) which offers a view of the Mount Ugo summit turnaround, and even the city of Baguio on a clear day. An aid station will be located in here. From here both marathon and half marathon runners take the dirt road heading towards BUNDAO AID STATION (half marathon) or DOMOLPOS (marathon). When runners encounter a waiting shed at a T-INTERSECTION (1,842 masl, 15.6 kilometre), marathon runners will turn right heading towards DOMOLPOS and half marathon runners will veer left, heading back to the BUNDAO AID STATION. Half marathon runners shall make their way back to the finish line in KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL via the dirt road passing through the BUNDAO AID STATION (1,805 masl, 17.8 kilometre point) then through INDUPIT and onto a single-track trail again. The route from the BUNDAO AID STATION to the finish line at KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL is the reverse of the first 6.4km of the race route.
Marathon runners will tackle a short section of dirt road until reaching SADDLE/DOMOLPOS WAITING SHED JUNCTION (1,814 masl, 18.9 kilometre point) where another aid station is located. Spring water and assorted trail foods will be available here. Runners are strongly advised to refill and eat here. From there runners will tackle the wide open trails by first proceeding to MT. UGO where their times will be recorded at the MT. UGO SUMMIT MARKER (2,220 masl, 22.4 kilometre point). From there runners will continue along single-track trails until again reaching BARANGAY ANSIPSIP (1,639 masl, 26.8 kilometre point). From here runners will continue along single-track trails until again reaching BUNDAO AID STATION (1,805 masl, 35.5 kilometre point). From there, runners shall make their way back to the finish line in KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL via the dirt road and single-track trail passing through INDUPIT. As with the half marathon, the route from the BUNDAO AID STATION to the finish line at KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL is the reverse of the first 6.4km of the race route.
Any changes in the race course, if any, will be posted here or be explained in detail during the race briefing.
(Part of your registration fees goes to the KOTM scholarship fund and outreach projects)
REGULAR REGISTRATION PERIOD: DECEMBER 1, 2022 – DECEMBER 31, 2022
LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD: JANUARY 1, 2023 – JANUARY 31, 2023 (Late registrants pay a surcharge of 50%)
Marathon: PhP 3,000.00
Half Marathon: PhP 2,300.00
Inclusive of trail fees, event token, pre-race snacks and post-race meal. Official finishers will also receive a finisher’s token.
HOW TO REGISTER
Click the following link to register:
Department Of Tourism
Cordillera Administrative Region
Local Goverment UNITS
OFFICIAL TRAIL RUNNING SHOES
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