UPDATE: Registration is still open. The new schedule of the event is on July 6, 2014.
Race Date: July 6, 2014
Assembly: 430 AM
START TIME: 530 AM
CUT-OFF: 6 hours or 1130 AM
Non-refundable registration fee: Php 900
Deadline: June 23, 2014
HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Deposit the registration fee (Php 900)
Account Name: Allan Gregor Bulos
BPI Savings Acct Num: 003253-2958-04
2. Send a copy of the deposit slip to email@example.com with your name, gender and size of shirt written on it for validation and a header of "TARAK RIDGE MOUNTAIN RUN REGISTRATION". Also include Emergency contact person and his/her contact no. in the email. Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit.
3. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
4. Fill-out the form HERE.
RACE DAY INFORMATION:
The starting line will be in front of Alas-Asin Barangay Hall, Alas-Asin, Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines.
Hydration bag/belt for each runner
The Hydration station will be located at the Papaya River (Km 6.5 and Km 9.5). No disposable cups will be provided, hence, all participants MUST bring their own hydration bottles. It will have natural water from the Papaya River, Gatorade and Bananas.
The race will start from Alas-Asin Barangay Hall and will ascend via the traditional trail that will lead to the Tarak Ridge (turn around point) and back. There will be a marshal at the Tarak Ridge to record your arrival.
The route will be marked with RED RIBBONS.
1. The race is open to all physically fit participants, male or female. All participants must follow the registration procedures stated above. Those below 18 years old are required to bring a written, filled-up registration form and waiver co-signed by their parents or guardians.
2. The race will start at exactly 5:30 AM in front of Alas-Asin Barangay Hall.
3. Those who complete the course within the cutoff time will receive a Finisher's Shirt, Headwear and Post Race Meal.
4. Runners may have a free shower at an assigned location.
5. Special prizes will be given to the TOP MALE and FEMALE runner.
6. Race slot is strictly non-transferable without the permission from the race organizer.
7. The organizer reserves the right to modify without prior notice any of these rules and regulations, race course, location of water stations, etc. which they may deem necessary to ensure the success of the event and safety of the runners. Any decisions made by the organizers are final.
FINISHER'S SHIRT DESIGN:
For Private Vehicles:
Take the road to NLEX then exit at the San Fernando. From there take the road to Mariveles, Bataan to get to Barangay Alas-Asin. The Barangay Hall can be seen on the left side of the highway.
For Public Transport:
From Cubao, you can ride buses going to Mariveles, Bataan. Tell the conductor that you will alight at Barangay Alas-Asin. The Barangay Hall can be seen on the left side of the highway.
You may want to reach the very summit of Mariveles, but it is Tarak Ridge, on Mt. Mariveles’ west face, that has gained much attention. Its craggy landscape, sharp rocks, and steep location may have given rise to its name, Tarak, which is somewhat of a cross between ‘Tabak’ (hunting knife) and ‘Tarik’ (steep). There is a scenic, 270-degree view of Bataan which includes the islands of Corregidor and neighboring islands, as well as Manila Bay all the way to Cavite.
The trails of Tarak can be divided into two. The first part involves wide trails, at times dense grasslands that ends in Papaya river (a rest station and water source). Then the next part involves woodlands, steep trails in which you can hold on to branches and roots for support. This way leads you to Tarak Ridge. (source: pinoymountaineer)
This event is supported by the local government of Brgy. Alas Asin.