PHILTRA TIMBERLAND HEIGHTS MARATHON

June 19, 2022

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TIMBERLAND MOUNTAIN MARATHON

Breathe fresh air and be close to nature as you challenge yourself at the TIMBERLAND HEIGHTS MOUNTAIN MARATHON. Experience the splendid views and cool climate at the mountainous trails in Rizal.  
 
TIMBERLAND MOUNTAIN MARATHON is the first race of the National Championship Series 2022-2023 of the Philippine Trail Running Association.

The event is co-presented with the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation, a National Sports Association recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

The race shall take participants through the trails inside the Timberland Heights and its nearby mountain trails.  Expect high altitude running, rolling terrains, lush forest trails, challenging weather, splendid mountain views, and unlimited challenges.  It’s time to prepare!

RACE INCLUSION AND REGISTRATION FEES
42K – P2,500  - event shirt, medal and finisher’s meal, Philtra membership
21K – P2,000  - event shirt, medal and finisher’s meal, Philtra membership
12K – P1,500  - event shirt, medal and snacks at the finish line, Philtra membership

TIMBERLAND HEIGHTS, SAN MATEO, RIZAL

The event will be held in the 677-hectare Timberland Heights, an estate that lets you enjoy a mountain suburban lifestyle just 15 minutes away from Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City. Timberland Heights provides the complete amenities of a township within a peaceful highland environment.

Twitter | @mytimberland
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Website | www.timberlandheights.com 

THE NATIONAL TRAIL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP

The Philippine Trail Running Championship Series #PhilTraChampionship will be held in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. These are high-quality mountain races with distances of 42k and shorter distances of 21 and/or 10K. The event provides championship and ranking points to event participants

This event also will facilitate the setting of Philtra Trail Running Standards in events across the Philippines.

COURSE MAP -12K

12KM AID STATIONS AND CUT-OFF

  • Starting Line to Water Station1 (ka Vergel): 3.9km
  • WS1 to AS1 (Boom): 1.7km
  • AS5 to Water Station4 (Chapel): 2km
  • WS4 to Finish line: 2.5km

RACE KIT CLAIMING: 3AM-5AM

GUNSTART: 6AM

CUT-OFF: 3 HOURS

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)
  • Emergency blanket

COURSE MAP -21K

21KM AID STATIONS

  • Starting Line to AS1 (Boom): 5.5km
  • AS1 to AS2 (Joey’s Peak): 5.8km
  • AS2 to AS5 (Boom): 6.2km
  • AS5 to Water Station4 (Chapel): 2km
  • WS4 to Finish line: 2.5km

RACE KIT CLAIMING: 2am - 3am

GUNSTART: 5am

CUT-OFF - 7 HOURS

MANDATORY GEAR

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
  • Headlamp

42K COURSE MAP

42KM AID STATIONS

  • Starting Line to AS1 (Boom): 5.5km
  • AS1 to AS2 (Joey’s Peak): 5.8km
  • AS2 to Water Station2 (Campananan): 6.7km
  • WS2 to AS3 (Tu-ay falls): 3km
  • AS3 to Water Station3 (Puray Road): 3.6km
  • WS3 to AS4 (Norma’s Eatery Wawa): 6.2km
  • AS4 to: AS5 (Boom) 7.4km
  • AS5 to Water Station4 (Chapel): 2km
  • WS4 to Finish line: 2.5km

RACE KIT CLAIMING: 1AM-3AM

GUNSTART: 4AM

CUT-OFF - 11HOURS

42km Intermediate Cut off times

1. Km 13.2, Sitio Inigan: 7:00am

All racers who will arrive later than 7am in this station will be requested to proceed directly to Norma’s Store in Wawa where a vehicle will transport them to the race area in Timberland heights.

2. Km 30.8, Norma’s Eatery: 11:30am

All racers who will arrive later than 11:30am in this station will not be allowed to continue with race anymore. Food will be available for free for all racers who will be cut off in Wawa at Norma’s Eatery. A vehicle will transport them to the race area in Timberland heights.

MANDATORY GEAR

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

  • Hydration bottle/ pack (at least 1L)
  • Trail food/ water
  • Emergency Kit
  • Cellular Phone
  • Whistle
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Headlamp

EVENT RULES

  1. The athlete’s responsibility is to understand and know the rules and regulations before entering the course and participating in the competition.
  2. Cut-off time is 11 Hours for 42km and 7 Hours for 21km and 3 Hours for 12K; 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 where 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 need 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 same event.
    • No outside assistance is allowed from any person not competing in the same events. 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 disposing of 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

                   42km: 4am

                   21km: 5am

                   12km: 6am

         NOTE:  Race kit claiming starts 3 hours before gun start and ends one hour before.

           CUT OFF TIME

                   42Km: 11 Hours

                   21km: 7 Hours

                   12km: 3Hours

    42km Intermediate Cut off times

    1. Km 13.2, Sitio Inigan: 7:00am

    All racers who will arrive later than 7am in this station will be requested to proceed directly to Norma’s Store in Wawa where a vehicle will transport them to the race area in Timberland heights.

    2. Km 30.8, Norma’s Eatery: 11:30am

    All racers who will arrive later than 11:30am in this station will not be allowed to continue with race anymore. Food will be available for free for all racers who will be cut off in Wawa at Norma’s Eatery. A vehicle will transport them to the race area in Timberland heights.

    HEALTH MANAGEMENT

    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.


    Health and Safety Protocols

    1. Masks on at all times, except when racing.
    2. Mask on at the starting line, racers will only be allowed to remove their mask as soon as they reach the 1st obstacle.
    3. Social distancing (At least six feet apart)
    4. Regular hand disinfection.
    5. Athletes who fail to observe these protocols, despite constant reminders from organizers, will be asked to leave the venue immediately.

    MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

    There will be Water refilling stations along with 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. 42km: Each racer must be self-contained/ self-reliant. Complete with the following mandatory items:
      • Hydration bottle/ pack (at least 1L)
      • Trail food/ water 
      • Emergency Kit
      • Cellular Phone
      • Whistle
      • Emergency Blanket
      • Headlamp
    2. 21km: 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
      • Headlamp
    3. 12km: 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)
      • Emergency blanket

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

      OTHER INFORMATION

      GENERAL RUN INFORMATION

      1. Numbers: Numbers must be worn on the front of the body. Cutting numbers or altering with sponsor stickers is not allowed. There will be a warning for not having your number on the front of your body, second infraction will be a 2-minute penalty. A 10-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your run number.
      2. Personal Audio/Music Devices: No type of sound/music device is allowed during the competition. Examples: no headsets, tape players, CD players, MP3 players or 2-way radios may be worn.
      3. Cutting the course: Short-cutting and/or cutting trail switchbacks or courses is not permitted and may result in disqualification. A runner is required to stay on the designated trail that is marked and or specified as the racecourse. It is the runner's responsibility to know the designated racecourse. Lack of tape or barrier on the course will not be constituted as an excuse for cutting the courses

      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.

      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.

      TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMODATIONS

      PIN OF STARTING LINE - https://goo.gl/maps/N4iuXFUie6CRaXef8

      14°40'48.7"N 121°09'55.0"E

      PUBLIC TRANSPORT

      To reach the site by commuting, you may ride a jeepney from Philcoa, QC going to Puregold San Mateo traversing Commonwealth Ave. or a shuttle from Farmers Plaza in Cubao (Montalban or San Mateo bound vans). Get off at MERCURY DRUG after SM San Mateo then take a tricycle going up to Timberland Heights.

      VAN SERVICE

      Participants may take advantage of the van service by trail runner Jen Commandante;  FB name : Jei Co l Phone# : 09502759537.  The arrangement will be between the participant and the van service.

      ACCOMODATIONS

      Participants may book accomodations at the Timberland Highlands Resort at 20% off.  Click the link below 

      Link to book - https://www.simplebooking.it/ibe/hotelbooking/search?hid=3656&lang=enq&guests=A,A&in=2022-6-18&out=2022-6-20&coupon=PHLTRA

      For more details about Timberland Highlands resort - visit https://timberlandresort.com/

      CAMPING

      There are no available campsite at the Timberland Heights.  Participants may pitch their tents for waiting at the area to be designated by the organizer.  This will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Participants should practice "clean as you go" on the designated area.

      PARKING

      There are parking spaces inside Timberland Heights.  Pin the event venue as per above.  There will be guards who will guide participants on parking spaces.  

      PHILTRA MEDALS AND SHIRTS

      REGISTRATION

      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.

      ORDER THE PHILTRA SINGLET

      Support the Philippine Trail Running Association #Philtra. All proceeds from sales of this shirt will be used for PHILTRA’s administrative activities which aims to establish the National Trail Running Standards and select the National Team athletes through the National Trail Running Championships. If you are joining the National Trail Running Championship series, you may purchase the shirt directly upon registration at P800. Check out the Philtra events at https://register.raceyaya.com.

      Know more about PHILTRA at phitra.ph

      FAQs

      Please view via googlemap here https://goo.gl/maps/711NL7Zj34Skr1Ey5


      Yes, you will not be allowed to race without any of them.


      Yes, please read transportation and accomodations above.  Timberland will allow early arrival on Saturday starting at 7pm.  There is no campsite but we will allow you to pitch tent or stay in certain designated locations at the event activity area.

      Registration Ended

      1 week ago