Kibungan, Benguet – If you are a runner who wishes to test your limits on vertical terrains and at the same time enjoy raw and unadulterated mountainous scenes, here is your chance.
Team Malaya and its head Stephen L. Felices, is bringing its Cordillera Series back to the remote but rich in natural highland surroundings town of Kibungan, Benguet and its mountainous terrains. The 21K and 42K race trails will surely give the participants challenge and thrill in the series’ third and final leg on October 16, 2016
Kibungan, which is around 60 kilometers and some 3 hours away from Baguio, is a town with unique mountains often mistaken to resemble those of Switzerland. Deep ravines and cliffs separate and isolate many sitios and some barangays. Although some plateaus, hills and small valleys can be seen in the locality, Kibungan is dominantly mountainous as accounted for the Team Malaya.
Carboloading, orientation & claiming of race kits for the race will be on October 15 at 4:00PM. On October 16, runners will assemble at the starting point at around 4:30AM and be off to the races when the gun barks at 5:00AM. A post run meal awaits the runners at 11:00AM and winners will be awarded at 12:00 NN
Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers of each distance while a finishers medal and finisher’s shirt await 21K & 42K runners who cross the finish line.
James Telias, Arlene Agulto, Desenio Balawas, and Jumarie Gayudan topped the initial edition of this race held last November 15, 2015. Telias ruled the prime 42K for males crossing the tape at the 8:23:17 mark while Agulto ruled the distaff side clocking 12:12:22 for the race.
Balawas pocketed the 21K male category with a clocked of 3:10:25 while Jumarie Gayudan topped the distaff side, clocking 04:29:43.
Felices said registration for the event in closing on October 12. The race also is accommodating only 200 runners. Interested participants may visit their http://teammalaya.org or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/teammalaya.org/ for further details.