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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Salomon X-Trail Run 2014 at Hamilo Coast, Batangas | April 12, 2014


Salomon Philippines
, the world’s leading trail running shoe gets ready for this year’s leg of its highly-anticipated trail running event in the region - the Salomon X-Trail Run 2014 to be held at the Hamilo Coast in Batangas, Philippines on April 12, 2014

As the number one footwear brand in trail running, Salomon is proud to hold another round of its long-running X-Trail Run, which is scheduled to happen in key countries and cities in the region namely, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Having attracted numerous participants from all over the Asia-Pacific Region, this series of trail running events has always been filled with various participants, from newbies to hardcore loyalists of the Salomon brand. Hence, the brand has made it a point to keep things exciting and challenging for everyone, offering various types of races – adventure, offroad runs, even mountain runs, making the Salomon X-Trail Run something to look forward to each year.

X-TRAIL
The Global ‘X-Trail’ branding is categorized as a technical trail running race, with a mix of different terrain surfaces, which include dirt, rocks, sand and concrete paths. The most recent Salomon Pilipinas X-Trail Run was held at Tagaytay Highlands and Hamilo Coast, registered the most number of short-distance trail runners, totaling to over 1,000 trail runners.


DISTANCES
Salomon is happy to go back to Hamilo Coast as a great trail location with vertical ascents and steep descents. This year’s X-Trail Run will be offering four distances - 6km road to trail, 12km road to trail, and the much anticipated 24km & 32km mountain run. These are perfect for all types of trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts who want to test their skill and endurance in the sport.

Salomon X-Trail Pilipinas 2014


TRAIL RUNNING
The X-Trail run is good challenge for the enthusiasts and also for the beginners who want to give trail running a try. Compared to road running, the X-Trail run is a great way of taking things to the next level. My first try at trail running was when I joined The North Face 100 in April 2010 (that's exactly 4 years past) running only 11K distance in the city of Pines, Baguio. It's really been a long time, so I'm really excited to do trail running again, and see what I could accomplish this time with the Salomon X-Trail Run.

Meanwhile, the 12km road-to-trail category is a distance targeting beginners in trail running who can already endure longer distances of road running. This is the perfect distance for them to take their trail experience higher. Trail and road ratio for this distance is 50-50.



MOUNTAIN RUN
The much anticipated Mountain Run is a distance catered to experienced runners. This year, there will be two distances for this category: 24KM & 32KM. It’s named as ‘Mountain Run’ due to the steep ascents and descents, which simulate skyrunning—something which Salomon is known to excel in. It’s a ‘hardcore’ route for trail runners who want the real “Salomon Experience” which was developed by mountain sports athletes.

The cutoff time for the 32 km Mountain Run is 7 hours.  It is 5 hours for the 24 km Mountain Run.  Mandatory gear for both of these categories are a headlamp, a whistle, and a hydration bag or belt.

AID STATIONS
There will be 2 Ambulances on standby and roving medics around the trail exit areas. Search & Rescue Mountaineers will also be on standby around the mountain trails. Medic Station will be at the Start/Finish Line.

MANDATORY GEAR

  • Mountain Run (32 & 24km) headlamp, whistle, hydration bag/belt.
  • Road to Trail Run (12km & 6km) – Hydration bag/belt.
  • Race Officials will check the gear prior to gun start.


RACE TIME & REMINDERS
A tour of the roads, hills, mountains and valleys around Hamilo Coast. The trail sections overlooking the cove are steep and technical, with sharp and loose rocks, roots and thick foilage, but the view if you need to stop and rest is worthwhile.


32km mountain run – P1,600; 5:00 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: 7 hours (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, and Salomon Racing Belt. All finishers (official finish within cut-off time) of this distance to receive finisher’s medal & other Freebies).  Post race meal will also be served. 


24km mountain run – P1,400; 5:30 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: 5 hours (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, and Salomon Racing Belt. All finishers (official finish within cut-off time) of this distance to receive finisher’s medal & other Freebies).  Post race meal will also be served.

 

12km road to trail – P1,100; 6:30 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: TBA (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey). Post race meal will also be served.


6km road to trail – P850; 7:00 AM Gunstart; cutoff time: TBA (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey). Post race meal will also be served.


GREEN REMINDER
The Salomon Xtrail Run Philippines 2014 Race is a GREEN RUN. No disposables will be provided at the hydration stations. All participants MUST bring their own provisions.

Salomon is exclusively distributed by the Primer Group of Companies, Asia's next retail giant.

SPONSORS & MEDIA PARTNERS
The Salomon Xtrail Run 2014 is in cooperation with AXN as the official TV partner, powered by Gatorade, R.O.X., and Suunto with official venue partner: Hamilo Coast and Wave 89.1 as the official radio partner. This event is also sponsored by Pico de Loro, Pico Sands, Nalgene, Sea to Summit, Otterbox, EcoXGear, Honey Stinger, Monster Energy, Vaseline Men, Spy eyewear & Primer Group of Companies. Thanks to our media partners The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Runner’s World, MultiSport, Animo Magazine, Travelife, OneSport Magazine, Pinoy Fitness.com, & SwimBikeRun.ph.

SALOMON is available at the following malls/branches:
Salomon Glorietta 3 Store, R.O.X. Branches - Bonifacio High Street, Marquee Mall, Ayala Cebu, Camp John Hay Baguio, Ayala Centrio, Cagayan de Oro. Toby’s Branches - Mall of Asia, SM The Block. Res-Toe-Run Branches- Abreeza Davao, Festival Mall Alabang, Harbor Point Subic. Olympic Village- North Edsa, Alabang Town Center. Travel Club Branches- Rockwell, Trinoma. Bratpack Branches- CDO, SM Davao, Embarcadero Legazpi. Duty Free Philippines. NAIA Terminal 3.


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