1. To participate in the race, you must submit a duly accomplished and signed Medical Certificate. It should not be older than six months from the race start date. You can submit it online during the registration process or provide a hard copy when claiming your race kits. Failure to submit the Medical Certificate will result in non-inclusion in the race without a refund. Please note that the same Medical Certificate can be used for all race events if it is less than six months old on the start date of the race event.  There will be no exemptions. 

2. All runner-participants, volunteers, and race marshals must sign a liability and waiver form before participating in any race event.

3. Due to unpredictable mountain weather, runners must bring ALL mandatory items and gear required for their specific race category.

4. Before the race starts, all runner-participants must check-in at the Start Line within the specified date and time period for each race category. This is to have their mandatory gear checked and inspected. Runners without any item of mandatory gear will not be allowed to start the race.

5. Race numbers must be worn in front and remain visible throughout the race. Failure to comply will result in a one-hour time penalty.

6. Changing race categories during a race is not allowed. If you wish to downgrade to a lower distance, you must inform the Race Director/Organizers within the regular race registration period. No refunds will be provided.

7. Runner-participants are not allowed to change race numbers or have substitutes run the race on their behalf. Registration fees are non-transferable to other persons or race events. No refunds will be given for non-participation or cancellation/postponement of the race event due to factors beyond the control of the Organizers.

8. While the Organizers will mark the course, it is the runner-participant’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the route. No time credits will be given to runners who get lost. GPX files are provided for all runner-participants.

9. If drop bags are allowed in your distance category, they must be properly secured and marked with your name, race bib number, and race category name. The Organizers will not be responsible for any loss or breakages.

10. All runner participants must have the minimum specified capacity hydration bladder or its equivalent in handheld bottles/soft flasks, as well as enough trail food to sustain them between Aid Stations. This is mandatory for each race category.

11. There are potable spring water sources along the route (self-service), but you may also bring your own water or water purifying tablets.

12. Please bring your own drinking cups as there will be no cups available in the Aid/Water stations to minimize litter.

13. Time recorders will be present at different Aid Stations/Cut-Off points. All participants must report to the assigned Race Marshal to have their names and numbers recorded. Some Aid Stations also have timing mats, so it’s important to pass over them for accurate time recording.

14. If you decide to pull out of the race or declare yourself as DNF (Did Not Finish), please inform the Race Director or the nearest Race Marshal. Failure to do so may result in a suspension or ban from future race events.

15. Cell phone signals exist, but they may be intermittent. For any concerns, you can contact the provided numbers: +63 (0)998 982 4538 / +63 (0)918 923 5800.

16. If you declare yourself as DNF at any point in the course, evacuation costs will be your responsibility unless you have availed of DNF Insurance. You must wait for the Organizer to arrange your extraction, which may take some time due to remote locations and availability of transport. If you want to self-extract, discuss and agree on a plan with Race Marshals and the Organizer for safety.

17. While the Organizer maintains the cleanliness and pre-race condition of the route, it is important for each runner-participant to be a responsible trail runner. Please mind your trash at all times, and garbage bags will be available in each Aid/Water Station.

18. Practice trail courtesy by stepping aside for overtaking runners and giving way to those going uphill. Also, be cautious when passing through rice paddies, vegetable gardens, and small villages along the route. Close all the gates you pass.

19. Do not run in the hanging bridges, and only one runner participant should pass each bridge at a time.

20. Conduct yourself properly and treat all Race Marshals and Volunteers with utmost courtesy.

21. Unregistered runners, pacers, mules, and guides are not allowed.

22. Cheating and course-marking sabotage will result in immediate disqualification.

23. Any complaint of cheating must be made within 24 hours after the race, in writing, signed, and submitted to the Organizer/Race Director with visual proof. Complaints made after the 24-hour period will not be entertained.

24. Race events will proceed rain or shine unless the Organizer/Race Director announces its cancellation at least 48 hours before the scheduled start time due to extreme weather or any condition that may render the course unsafe.

25. The Race Director/Organizer reserves the right to modify the rules and race route at any time for the benefit, safety, and welfare of runner participants.

26. The Organizer reserves the right to use pictures and videos taken during the race for publication in any form of media without any consideration. Owners of published photos/videos will be duly recognized. Anyone who volunteers to take event photos must seek prior approval from the Organizer.

27. No TV, film, or video crew, person, producer, director, or other broadcast media representative may accompany or cover any racer or the race  event itself without specific written permission from the Organizer.

28. Official results will be published within 48-72 hours after the race event.

29. The use of trekking poles is allowed, but when not in use, they should be folded or stowed to ensure they do not impede the movement of other runner participants.

30. Personal support crews are not allowed along the route to limit traffic and congestion. Pop-up personal aid stations are also not allowed.  Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification of the assisted runner participants.

31. Support crews must pay their own trail fees before checking on their runners at places like Mount Pulag or Mount Ugo. Please do not use the name of the Organizer to gain free entry.

32. Mandatory gear checks will be done randomly at unannounced times and Aid Stations along the route. Failure to present any mandatory item will result in a penalty per missing item being added to the runner’s finish time. Refusal or failure to comply with the request will lead to outright disqualification. Missing mandatory items at any gear check point will prevent you from proceeding until you acquire them.

33. Running without a shirt/top is not allowed and will result in disqualification.

34. If you take a wrong route, you must return to the correct section on foot and by no other means. Violation will result in disqualification.

35. Runner participants who do not finish within the cut-off time are not entitled to any finisher tokens. Those who do not make it within the Aid Station cut-off time are not allowed to proceed and will be declared as DNF.


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