18 March 2010

Hungduan Climbathon

Visit the world-famous rice terraces and join the Hungduan Climbathon, a 12-kilometer mountain traverse race on the historic Mount Napulauan in Ifugao.

Race Details

What: Hungduan Climbathon
Part of the“Tungo ad Hungduan” Festival
When: 18 April 2010, Sunday, Race starts at 6:00 AM
Where: Starts at the foot of Mount Napulauan
Finish at the Municipal Hall of Hungduan, Ifugao Province

Race Course Description
Steep climb to the peak of Mt Napulauan (elevation: 2641 masl, 15th highest in the country), over marked and established single track trail. Descend to the foot of the mountain at the Hungduan side and finish at the front of Hungduan Municipal Hall.

Schedule of Activities
The entire duration of “Tungo ad Hungduan” will be held on April 14-19 with the following calendar:

April 14-16 (Wed-Fri): Youth Festival (ethnic games for the youth)
April 17 (Sat): Opening Parade
April 18 (Sun): Hungduan Climbathon
Apirl 19 (Mon): Closing

Suggested or Sample Itinerary of Manila-Based Participants

Apr. 15, Thu, 8pm – Leave Manila for Banawe via aircon bus from Gov Forbes Manila

Apr. 17, Fri, 5am – Arrive at Banawe
8am – Leave Banawe for Hungduan via hired jeepney (early entries may be provided free transport)
10am – Arrive at Hundgduan, settle down at hosts' homes or school buildings
6pm – Pre-race dinner

Apr. 17, Sat – Free day, race course familiarization, enjoy the view of the magnificent rice terraces

Apr. 18, Sun , 5am - Assembly at starting line
6am – Start of Climbathon
3pm – Awarding Ceremonies
6pm – Leave for Banawe via Jeepney
8pm – Leave for Manila from Banawe via aircon bus

Apr. 19, Mon 5am – Arrive at Manila

Participants’ Categories and Awards
Top 3 Overall Male – Medals and cash prizes
Top 3 Overall Female – Medals and cash prizes

Nearby Schools – No Charge, bring sleeping gear
Homestay – P150 per person per day

Suggested Racing Gear and Attire
Trail running shoes, shorts or full-length tights, short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt,

Event Host
Municipal Government of Hungduan under the leadership of Mayor Cuyahon

Event Organizer
Philippines Sports Commission, assisted by the Philippine Skyrunning Association

Registration Fee
Residents of Hungduan town and Ifugao Province: Free
Manila-based runners: P1200 until 31 March; P1800 from April 1 to 10
10% discount for PSA members
Paid fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

To register, email name, date of birth, landline, mobile number and email ad to kath_rabe24@yahoo.com and mon_marchan@yahoo.com, and deposit entry fee to designated bank. More information will be sent to those who register.

See you at the starting line!

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