POSF LA MESA TRAIL RUN

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LA MESA TRAIL RUN

LA MESA TRAIL ULTRA is the first trail race of Team Adrenaline after almost two years in the pandemic

The race shall take participants through the trails inside the La Mesa Nature Reserve. Ideal for those who wants to elevate their running from road to trails and for experienced trail runners to challenge themselves to father or go faster in this trail ultra. Enjoy the trails!

45K – 3000

25K – 2000

15K – 1500

6K – 1000

The event is a PHILTRA-recognized event in partnership with the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation, a National Sports Association recognized by the Philippine Sports Commision and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

PHILTRA RECOGNIZED

This event is a PHILTRA-recognized event. The event organizer is one with Philtra to facilitate the setting of Philtra Trail Running Standards in events across the Philippines.

THE VENUE

The event will be held at the The La Mesa Watershed Reservation, a protected area that preserves the only major watershed in Metro Manila. It is the primary source of drinking water for those living there, and it also contains the last remaining rainforest of its size in this area. That's why back in 1999 ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, through Bantay Kalisan started "Save the La Mesa Wastershed Project". Their aim was to reforest and protect the watershed, and also to convert it into the environmental capital of Metro Manila.

The La Mesa Nature Reserve is completely reforested and has hiking and mountain bike trails for anyone to enjoy. Run in an almost untouched forest in the middle of the city with big trees overgrown with vines,dense bushes and the beautiful and calming view of the water reservoir.

RACE SCHEDULE

August 21, 2022, Sunday

  • 2:00am – Race Kit Claiming
  • 3:00am – Start of Program/Race briefing
  • 4:00am – Gun Start of 45Km
  • 5:00am – Gun Start of 25Km
  • 6:00am – Gun Start of 15Km
  • 7:00am – Gun Start of 6km
  • 9:00am – Awarding 21km and 6km
  • 11:00am – Awarding of 45km and 25km
  • 12:00pm: Cut off time for 45km race

Cut off times

45km - Intermediate cut off time

  • Violago junction at 22km: 3.5 Hours
  • Bungo Station at 36km: 6 Hours
  • Final Cut off time: 8 hours

25km

  • 5 hours

15km

  • 3 hours

6km

  • 1.5 hours

EVENT RULES AND SCHEDULE

1. It is the athlete’s responsibility to understand and know the rules and regulations before entering the course and participating in the competition.
2. Cut off time is 8 Hours for 45km and 5 Hours for 25km and 3hours for 15K and 1hour and 30minutes for 6km; failure to finish the race within the cut off time will mean a DNF (Did Not Finish) status on the race result.
3. Racers will be released in waves in compliance to IATF’s Health and Safety Protocol. Competitors start in groups of 6 persons every 3 minutes.
4. Athletes are not allowed to race bare chested. We must respect the culture of the people living in the race area. Failure to comply to this rule might result in disqualification from the race.
5. Athletes are required to report to the start area at least 5 minutes prior to the start of their designated wave. Reporting too late can result in not being able to start at all, or having to start in a later start group. The organization can decide if the time for starting later will be compensated or not.
6. For those parts of the course that public roads are used, athletes must respect traffic Regulations and behave like (running) pedestrians are expected to behave.
7. Deliberately blocking other competitors progress will result in disqualification. There will be no (time) compensation in case the competitor is blocked by another competitor, official, any other person or anything else.
8. Athletes are required to provide and accept assistance from other competitors in distress, whose safety, is endangered and/or who require medical assistance, up and until the moment this role has been taken over by volunteers or medical staff.
9. Outside assistance:

  • · Limited outside assistance is allowed from another athlete competing in the sameevent.
  • · No outside assistance is allowed from any person not competing in the same event. These include but are not limited to spectators, friends, family, volunteers, support crew, photographers, police or marshals.

10. Athletes are obligated to:

  • · Know, understand and follow the rules and regulations at all times
  • · Practice good sportsmanship at all times
  • · Be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others
  • · Obey instructions from race officials and event staff at all times
  • · Treat other athletes, officials, volunteers, media, sponsors and spectators with respect and courtesy
  • · Not dispose litter or equipment on or around the course except at clearly designated places. All items must be kept with the athlete and disposed of appropriately at the end of the race
  • · Not attempt to gain unfair advantages in any way
  • · Have to be present at the briefing which starts 1 hour before the first start group starts

GUN-START PER CATEGORY

  • 4am – 45K
  • 5am – 25k
  • 6am – 15k
  • 7am – 6k

(This is subject to change)

DIRECTIONS TO LA MESA NATURE RESERVE:

  1. From the Quezon Memorial Circle, take Commonwealth Avenue.
  2. Go straight until you reach Regalado Avenue.
  3. Take a right turn on Regalado Avenue. Go straight and you will see SM City Fairview on your left.
  4. Take a right turn at Quirino Avenue.
  5. Go straight. You will see Chowking and Mercury Drug on your right and soon the Sacred Heart Novitiate on your left.
  6. Follow the road. On your left you will see the Uno1 Gas Station. Opposite it is the entrance to La Mesa Nature Reserve.
  7. Do not go to the La Mesa Ecopark, its different from the La Mesa nature reserve and there are no trails there

EVENT REMINDERS

PARKING: Please come early as parking space inside La Mesa is limited, those who will not be accommodated inside the reserve will gonna have to park their vehicles outside, along the main road. Marshals will be deployed to assist the racers and provide security for the vehicles. For those who will be parked outside La Mesa, please do not leave any valuables inside your vehicles.

AID STATIONS/REFILLING STATIONS: There will be 3 Aid stations and 2 refilling stations along the Race Course It’s a must that you bring your own water bottle or Hydration packs to ensure proper hydration all throughout the race, no paper cups will be used during the race.

AID STATIONS Will contain fooD (water, soda, bread, chips, and bananas) and 1st aid kits, while REFILLING STATIONS will have first aid capable marshals and contain water only.

SUPPORT CREW, FAMILY MEMBERS, SPECTATORS: are not allowed to go or roam inside the race course, they are also not allowed to give food, water, or any kind of support anywhere on the race course except in the activity area. Only the race officials, marshals, official photographer or media men are allowed to go inside the race course.

  • The Race Director has the right to change the cut off time at any moment in the race depending on the situation

CAMPING: Overnight camping for the racers must be coordinated with the race organizers as La Mesa Management doesn’t usually allow camping in the reserve, contact Forester Mar for inquiry: 0926-6700320/0937-4941522

HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Participants should always wear their mask at the event activity area. This can only be removed 200 meter from the finish line after their take-off and worn after they finish.

Participants are expected to practice social distancing.

Participants should practice self-check and will not allowed to participate should they be 1) exposed to any COVID positive individual pre-race; 2) experiencing symptoms or 3) have temperature above 36+ upon check-in.

Participants should report to race officials should they experience symptoms or test positive for COVID after the event.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

(This is subject to change and organizer update.)

There will be Water refilling stations along the Race Course It’s a must that you bring your own water bottle or Hydration packs to ensure proper hydration all throughout the race, no paper cups will be provided during the race and racers will be required to refill their own hydration system from the water containers provided in the stations.

1. 45km: Each racer must be self-contained/ self-reliant. Complete with the following mandatory items:

  • · Hydration bottle/ pack (at least 1.5L)
  • · Trail food/ water
  • · Emergency Kit
  • · Cellular Phone
  • · Whistle
  • · Emergency Blanket
  • · Headlamp

2. 25km: Each racer must be self-contained/ self-reliant. Complete with the following mandatory items:

  • · Hydration bottle/ pack (at least 800ml)
  • · Trail food/ water
  • · Whistle
  • · Cellular Phone
  • · Whistle
  • · Emergency Blanket

3. 15km: Each runner must be self-contained/ self-reliant. Complete with the following mandatory items:

  • · Hydration bottle/ pack (at least 800ml)
  • · Water
  • · Whistle
  • · Trail Food (optional)

4. 6km: Each runner must be self-contained/ self-reliant. Complete with the following mandatory items:

  • · Hydration bottle/ pack (at least 800ml)
  • · Water
  • · Whistle

NOTE: These mandatory items will be inspected upon check-in at the starting line and during the race

PROTESTS

1. Protests of any nature must be submitted within one hour of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. Protests must be submitted in writing and signed by the accuser. Saying somebody cut the course is not good enough – it must be written and described as accurately as possible. All protests will be investigated.

2. Because of the nature of off road races, it is not always possible to see infractions. This race is in the woods, out of sight and marshalled only where necessary. In every case there will need to be verification of the infraction. Officials will not be drawn into a “hear-say” argument.

3. A protest fee of P2,500 will be required for the protest to be processed. Once the protest is proven to be valid, the protest fee shall be returned to the complainant; otherwise, if the protest is unproven, the fee is forfeited.

NOTE: These mandatory items will be inspected upon check-in at the starting line and during the race.

1. No pacers are allowed.

2. Littering is strictly prohibited. There will be garbage/ trash bags located at the aid stations. Violation of this rule will mean outright disqualification from the race.

3. Trails will be clearly marked and marshals will be posted specially on the critical points along the course. All runners should run only on the marked trails. NO SHORTCUTS. Violation means outright disqualification from the race.

4. Participants who will come in more than 10 mins late off the guns start will not be allowed to race anymore.

5. Race bibs must be worn in front of each runner.

6. Trekking poles are allowed to use during the race.

7. Baggage counter is available at the starting line.

8. No drop bag stations.

9. In case a runner decides not to continue with the race, they must inform the nearest aid station or marshal.

10. The Race Director reserves the right to modify the course, rules and regulations under some circumstances for the safety of all runners.

11. Written Protest should be made within 1 hour after the cut-off time in case there’s complaint against cheating or violation of rules. A protest fee of P500 will be collected to process the complaint.

12. The Race Director’s decision is final and non-appealable.

PENALTIES

Penalties will be determined by the severity of the infraction. The minimum penalty will always be 10 minutes. The maximum penalty will be disqualification from the results of the event and/or a loss of prize money.

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL

  • Participants should always wear their mask at the event activity area. This can only be removed 200meter from the finish line after their take-off and worn after they finish.
  • Participants are expected to practice social distancing.
  • Participants should practice self-check and will not allowed to participate should they be 1) exposed to any COVID positive individual pre-race; 2) experiencing symptoms or 3) have temperature above 36+ upon check-in.
  • Participants should report to race officials should they experience symptoms or test positive for COVID after the event. Athletes who fail to observe these protocols, despite constant reminders from organizers, will be asked to leave the venue immediately.

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

Participants can only register via register.raceyaya.com, Participants should ensure they have read all race and event details, rules, and protocols and agree to the terms of participation by ticking it before submitting registration.

1. Registration is only confirmed after payment. Paid fees are non-refundable, non-transferable & non-creditable to future Vermosa Bike Trails races.

2. Participants should read all details and FAQs on this page and the terms and conditions before submitting their registration.

3. Participants should use an accessible email where confirmation and event updates and announcements will be sent if any. Updates may be posted and updated on this page and in Vermosa Bike Trails and RaceYaya social media accounts. It is the participants' responsibility to be informed of any updates.

Please read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS on the use of the Registration Platform.

Registration Ended

3 months ago