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Kalatungan Ridge Ultimate Race 2015 (Sept. 25, 2015; Pangantucan, Bukidnon)



KALATUNGAN RIDGE ULTIMATE RACE 2015
Pangantucan, Province of Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines
September 26, 2015 - Saturday 3:00am

DISTANCES
*42km – for Professional Mountain & Trail Runner only
*30km – for Beginners & Road Runners

ELEVATION PROFILE
*Meters Above Sea Level (MASL) – 2,901 HP
*Elevation Gain/Loss – 9,621ft/-9,616ft (42km)
*Source: GPS Garmin Etrex using WGS 84 International Datum for exact coordinates & Google Mapping and Garmin 310xt Watch for accurate distances including inclined and vertical ascend.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
*100% Technicalities (for 42km only)
*Only 600 meters pavements (out & back road) near Municipality
*Farm to market road (dirt road) mostly for 30km category
*22km+ (out & back) and 20km+ traverse
*Mossy forest and open trail (alternate)
*Boulder ascend approaching 3rd summit for 42km
*Cliff and ridge running/trekking for 42km
*5 river crossing for 42km and 6 times for 30km with the natural help of “Kawayan” bridge
*5 peaks for 42km and 1 peak for 30km
*Starting Point: 730m (1,168ft) at the Municipality of Pangantucan
*Highest Point: 2,901m (4,642ft) Mt. Kalatungan Peak
*Temperature: Normal 7c within the vicinity of Kalatungan Natural Park


TECHNICAL ROUTE
*For 42km, Start/Finish @ the Municipality of Pangantucan – Brgy. Mendis – View Deck (1st Summit) – Kikikoka Peak (2nd Summit) – Bukubuko Peak (3rd Summit) – Crossing Water Source – Kalatungan Peak (4th Summit) – Back Crossing Water Source – Bamboo Grassland – Weji’s Peak (5th Summit) – Traverse – Brgy. Mendis – Back to finish line.
*For 30km, Start/Finish @ the Municipality of Pangantucan – Brgy. Mendis – View Deck (1 Peak) Turning Point– Out & back to finish line.

HIGHLIGHTS
For 42km Category
*Pure trail and mountain running, walking, trekking, climbing and crawling, haha!
*5 Peaks to summit
*View Deck – 1st peak @ 1,625m (2,600ft)
*Kikikoka Peak – 2nd peak @ 2,055m (3,288ft)
*Bukubuko Peak – 3rd peak @ 2,385m (3,816ft)
*Mt. Kalatungan Peak – 4th peak @ 2,901m (4,642ft)
*Mt. Weji Peak – 5th peak @ 2,835m (4,536ft)
*100% Single Track Traverse
*Lake Napalit – can be seen on trail
*Muleta Falls – can be seen on trail
*Mt. Kitanglad & Dulang-dulang – can be seen on peak
*Cold Spring along the trail
*Boulders on trail
*Bamboo and Grassland
*River Crossing
*90% Rainforest intact
*Horses and cows are freely walking on trails
*Wild animals can be seen on trail like birds and pigs
*Also wild trees, flowers & berries
*Trail & Mountain Love
*Mt. Kalatungan is the 5th highest mountain in the country, ayiii!

For 30km Category
*Pure trail and mountain running!
*1 peak @ View Deck - 1,625m (2,600ft)
*Lake Napalit – can be seen on trail
*River Crossing
*90% Rainforest intact
*Cold Spring along the trail
*Horses and cows are freely walking on trails
*Wild animals can be seen on trail like birds and pigs
*Also wild trees and flowers
*Trail & Mountain Love

AID STATION POINT (AS)
For 42km Category (4 AS)
*AS 1 (2x around 7kms from gunstart) – Water, Ice, Softdrinks, and Fruit
*AS 2 / View Deck (around 15kms from gunstart) – Natural Cold Spring & Solid Food for long ascend
*AS 3 (13kms to finish line) – Fruits, lots of fruits for your fast recovery

For 30kms Category (3 AS)
*AS 1 (2x around 7kms from gunstart) – Water, Ice, Softdrinks, Fruit
*AS 2 / View Deck (around 15kms from gunstart) – Natural Cold Spring & Solid Food

Note: Every Aid Station has its own medics or first aider; do not hesitate to ask for assistance. The organizer don’t offer any food or trail food with wrappers like chocolates, better bring your own and put it on a ziplock or plastic bag.

DNF POINT
*AS 1 - around 7kms from gunstart
*Barangay Mendis proper – around 11km from gunstart
*AS 3 – last 13kms to finish (for 42km)

Note: DNF Fee is only P150 for your own “habal-habal” ride going back to basecamp/municipality.

CUT-OFF TIME
For 42km Category (15H to FINISH)
*0300 – 0700 – 4 Hours, Gunstart to View Deck (1st Peak)
*0700 – 1200 – 5 Hours, View Deck to Mt. Kalatungan Peak (4th Peak)
*1200 – 1800 – 6 Hours, Mt. Kalatungan Peak to Finish Line

For 30km Category (9H to FINISH)
*0400 – 0900 – 5 Hours, Gunstart to View Deck (Turning Point)
*0900 – 1300 – 4 Hours, View Deck to Finish Line

Note: Cut-off times are strictly implemented; this is for your own safety.

REQUIREMENTS
*For 42km, at least a full marathon finisher, trail or mountain race and not a whiner. Must be 18 years of age, if not, must provide parent consent and must have current Medical Certificate.
*For 30km, for beginners and newbie trail runners, at least you run and finish the course within cut-off time.

MANDATORY CHECKLIST (test your gear before coming to the race)
For 42km Category
*Hydration Pack – at least 1.5 liters
*Headlamp – with extra battery
*Whistle – remember the drill
*Thermal Jacket – water proof
*Gloves – use in mountaineering not in the ER, haha!
*Headwear – anything that covers your head, protects you from cold
*Trail Food – with ziplock and last from AS to AS
*Cellphone – with load and fully charge battery
*MedKit – for LBM, stomachache, headache, etc.

For 30km Category
*Hydration Pack – at least 1 liter
*Headlamp – new battery
*Whistle – remember the drill
*Trail Food – with ziplock and last from AS to AS
*Cellphone – with load and fully charge battery
*MedKit – for LBM, stomachache, headache, etc.

ENTRY FEE
*For 42km Category – P2,000
*For 30km Category – P1,500



INCLUSION
*Trekking Fee
*Logistics (hauling, food, fluids, etc.)
*Trail Fee (improvement, markings, etc.)
*Personalized Bib (with your name)
*Event Shirt only (S, M, L, XL) – 42km & 30km
*Finisher’s Medal – 42km (3”x3mm) & 30km (2.50”x3mm)
*Trophy – top 3 finishers (male & female), both categories
*Race Certificate – 42km & 30km
*No Cash Prize!!!



REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
PAYMENT
*Deposit: BPI Savings Account – 2149 1983 53
Account Name: Romualdo B. Calbes

WRITE & E-MAIL the following at registration@verticaltosky.com
*Subject: Kalatungan Ridge 2015 – 42km (ex. Category)
*Payment Deposit Slip (scan copy/photo with your name, country/province, team, category, shirt size, bib “n-name” only)
*Photo (proof of 42km done, trail or mountain race for the past 12 months)
*Current Medical Certificate (scan copy/photo) – July 2015 issue

Note: After payment and sending an email you will receive a response with attach Entry Form and Waiver, pls keep it that would be your ticket to claim your kit. . . Thanks!!

REGISTRATION PERIOD
*Starts @ July 24, 2015
*Ends @ Sept. 11, 2015 only

For more info you may contact the Technical Race Director, Romualdo “Doi” Calbes, +63-9255566692 (sun), +63-9165566677 (globe) or check out the official website: www.verticaltosky.com and facebook page: facebook.com/verticaltosky and https://www.facebook.com/events/885486314877006/

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