Extreme trail race to take place in Subic Freeport – official
Despite the inclement weather, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) will be hosting the extreme trail run this weekend, an official said.
The Subic leg of Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas, an all-terrain running race, will take place on July 22 inside the Freeport Zone, said SBMA Tourism Manager Jem Camba.
Camba said they expect around 3,000 local and foreign participants this year for the event organized by Primer Group of Companies and Extribe, Inc.
According to the official, the upcoming Salomon Xtrail is one of the most anticipated races today, as it is reputed to be a more technical trail running race, with a mixture of different terrain surfaces including dirt, rocks, sand and concrete paths.
It is held throughout Southeast Asia with countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines hosting the event.
After the Luzon leg in Subic, the race will be run in Davao on August 12 for the Mindanao leg, and in Iloilo on September 16 for the Visayas leg.
Camba said this year’s competition in Subic will involve two race categories – the Trail Run category for beginners with 6-kilometer and 12-km distances, and the more technical Mountain Run designed for experienced runners with 24-km and 32-km distances.
It will take participants along rocky dirt roads, muddy mountain trains, and across swollen streams and overgrown grasslands.
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