WHAT:              FILINVEST CITY ENDURANCE WEEKEND 2013
WHEN:              September 14 (for the run) and September 15 (for the mtb)
WHERE:            Filinvest City, Alabang, Multinlupa

DISTANCES:     The most number of loops one can do in a span of 12 hours (from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

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Cheapangga Overview

Slowly runners and bikers are graduating from short “introductory” distances to more daunting ones taking not just one or two hours to finish but even days on end.  These are the so-called “ultra” or endurance races.  Many of these ultra-things here in our country are named out of the first letters of the start and finish locales like T2N for Tagaytay to Nasugbu, which is a 50K run, T2K for Tagaytay to Kawit, another 50K ultra run, and so on and so forth.

On the other hand, endurance races in a controlled, short looping route like the one held at Clark Parade Ground (Fat Ass) are more urban friendly as they can be held in almost any place even in the heart of the metropolis.  This makes them more accessible to runners not only in terms of route location but of the non-requirement of an extensive and expensive support transportation and crew.

This is the very concept of Filinvest City Endurance Weekend.  A trail route of 3.2K just beneath the sprawling Festival Mall is enough to host not only an endurance run but an endurance mtb as well.  Its rolling terrains are enough to pose enough challenge while its tree-lined paths are solace to participants from the intense heat of a mid-day sun.

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NOTE:     The BIKE TEAM is composed of 3 members either all male or mixed consisting of 2 males and 1 female participants.

Registration Centers

The Starting Line Multisport Store
402B Autocluster Bldg. A, Westgate Center, Filinvest City Muntinlupa
Tel No: 828-7679

Cycling Zone
Shell Pacific Gas Station, Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa
809-6763

Velocipede Bike Shop
Unit B, Royale Place Arcade (Beside Ever Gotesco Commonwealth)
Tel No: 351-8488

Bike King
Bonifacio High Street ,
Tel. No: 856-3362

Secondwind Running Stores

  • 88 Malingap Street, Teachers Village QC;
    Tel No: 238-4005
  • Unit 3A, Ortigas Home Depot, Julia Vargas, Pasig City;
    Tel No: 914-0283
  • Unit GS 107 G-Strip Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
    Tel No: 945-7850

Some Important Details to Bear in Mind

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The Medal

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The Finisher’s Shirt

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Endurance Trail Run

WHAT:           12-hour Trail Run
WHEN:           September 14, 6am to 6pm

Expected No.of Racers:  300-500 pax

General Rules

1) Run as many laps as you WANT in 12-Hours. Last lap to be completed by 12-HRs. the runner with the most number of laps in a 12 hour period will win the race.
2) 1 lap is 3.2km
3) Minimum laps requirement for each racer to be considered a finisher is 12 laps.
4) PARADE LAP: thins the runners out before you enter the course.
5) Racers can stop any time they want but they have to notify the timer if they wish to take an extended break or withdraw from the race.
6) Hydration is REQUIRED on the Course at ALL times. Each runner must carry all their own food, fluids and other supplies needed for use between aid stations
7) There will be one aid station at the activity area and 1 water refilling station at the 1.5km mark in the course.
8) Runners may not accept aid from their support crew or any other source while on the course and in between aid stations and designated support locations, except in case of a medical emergency
9) Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times. Timing chip must be worn on the ankle.
10) Absolutely no littering

Route

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Categories

Men

  • 16-19 years old
  • 20-29 years old
  • 30-39 years old
  • 40-49 years old
  • 50 years old and above

Women

  • 16-19 years old
  • 20-29 years old
  • 30-39 years old
  • 40-49 years old
  • 50 years old and above

Endurance MTB

WHAT:           12-Hour MTB Race
WHEN:           September 15 (Sunday), 6 am to 6 pm

Expected No. of Racers:     Not more than 300

General Rules

1) 12 hour teams and 12 hour solos ride from 6am – 6pm
2) One lap of the main course is a loop of about 3.5 km.
3) PARADE LAP: thins the riders out before they enter the course.
4) Minimum lap Requirement:

  • Team members: 10 laps each
  • Solo riders: 15 laps

5) Only one rider from each team goes round the course at any one time
6) Team‟s decide what order their team members ride in and how many laps each team member riders – all members of the team must ride at least one lap
7) Each team member gets their own race number (if you change bikes during the race it is up to you to move your race number to your new bike)
8) Each team gets a team “Reusable Timing tag” that must be worn on the rider‟s ankle. Each team member will have their own timing tag the must be put on their bike‟s seat post.
9) It‟s highly recommended that each team or solo rider bring their own support crew. 10) Riders in each team „change’ over at their transition site where they change timing tag that is worn by the rider during their whole lap.
11) The rider on the course is timed when they have completed their lap
12) The idea is to complete as many laps as possible in the 12 hours, the teams in each category who do the most laps WIN!!
13) Teams and solo riders finishing a lap before 12 noon may still start another lap, as long as they start before 24:00:00 on the official race clock. This lap will count with respect to time and laps completed.
14) The time and number of laps completed by each team or solo will determine their finishing order.
15) In case of a tie in laps, the team or solo rider who finishes their last lap first will beat those who finish behind them (Team that has completed 28 laps with a finish time of 12:31pm would beat a team that completed 28 laps, finishing at 12:47pm. And of course, a team that completed 29 laps, finishing at 12:50pm would beat them both.)
16) Scratching a Rider: In the event that a team loses one of its teammates due to illness, injury or exhaustion, that team may elect to “scratch” that rider from the team and continue with the race. However, the team will be listed as DNF. Also, if a team member did not meet his or her lap requirements, then that team is also listed as DNF

Riding Rules

  • HELMET (compulsory item) All riders must wear a cycle helmet while competing, warming up or if just riding around the venue area.
  • YOUR BIKE – for your own safety and enjoyment and that of other competitors, please have your bike serviced pre race so it is in race ready condition. Any 26” or 29” bikes with Minimum tire width of 1.75 will be allowed in the race. Tires must be knobby, no slick s or semi-slick tires allowed.
  • ON THE DAY BIKE REPAIRS / SPARE PARTS ETC –there may be a limited service centre for on the day bike repairs. It’s best if you bring your own spares or bike mechanic.
  • FIRST AID – On site.
  • BIKE BREAKDOWNS If a rider has a mechanical problem, they must complete the lap they are on and make it back to the transition point (yes this means by foot if necessary pushing or carrying your bike).

Route

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Aid and Hydration Stations

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Last Look

If you want to challenge yourselves, your capacity as a runner and a biker, then this is the ideal venue for you.  In here, you will gauge your strength of will and character, over physical strength, if you are indeed an ultra material.  This can likewise be a great LSD preparation for RUPM which will happen first Sunday of the following month.

I will dive into a 12-hour running challenge here.  It will be a lot of fun, I promise!