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  1. cecille

    I am from manila and i hve no idea how to get ot bataan and can you provide me with the inns or hotels near the venue of the event? thanks in advance…..

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    1. joel marisga

      For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Benedict J Meneses (09228476724/ 09175570066)

      HOW TO GET THERE:

      (From Wikipedia) Mariveles is located at the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula. It is about 173 kilometres away from Manila via the North Luzon Expressway, Gapan-Olongapo Road and Roman Highway.

      Coming from Manila, you have the option to go by bus (Genesis or Bataan Transit). Travel time is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

      Genesis has terminals at Pasay (beside the MRT Terminal) and Avenida (at the back of Philippine Rabbit terminal). Bataan Transit in Avenida (beside Genesis) and in Cubao (same terminal as 5 Star buses). First trip is 12MN and Departure time is every hour.

      Advise the conductor that you will alight at Brgy. Alasasin only. Fare would range from Php250 to Php 300.

      ACCOMMODATIONS:

      If you are planning to be in the area the day before the race day, Runners may choose to:

      1. Setup a tent and camp at the grounds of Alasasin Elementary School. But please make sure to break camp by 4AM of Jan. 11 before the Race briefing. Comfort Rooms are available at the school and the Barangay Hall in front of the school. There are lots of food stalls also available in the vicinity. Mind your own belongings and please respect other runners who are resting. Lights off is at 10PM.

      2. There are quite number of hotels and lodging nearby the area at reasonable price.

      RACE DETAILS:

      The Organizers are deeply embracing the LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY. As the creed says:

      “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.”

      All RUNNERS are required to embrace the same principle too. Violation will mean outright disqualification.

      1. This is a 25KM out and back race which Start and Finish at Alasasin Elementary School, Mariveles, Bataan.

      2. Runners will first run along a short concrete road heading to the main highway (Roman Highway). Turn left and after 100 meters, turn right to enter the road leading to what they call “traditional route” going up to Tarak Ridge.

      3. After about 1KM you will pass by Grafane Farm at your left then turn left. The trail will lead you to the first AID STATION (3KM). There you will see the house of Aling Cording, who is well known to the mountaineers who monitor also the climbers visiting the area

      4. After this is the start of ascending single track composed of muddy (during rainy season), rocky, grassland trails that will lead you to the junction of the OLD and NEW Trails. There will be marshal and markings here to guide you where to proceed.

      5. At the junction, Turn Left. This is mostly grassland area.After the grassland, you will cross a series of streams, trailhead to the known Papaya River.

      6. At Papaya River (9KM), is our 2nd AID STATION. This area is usually the resting area of the mountaineers. Papaya river serves also as the water source for all. You may refill your water bottles/ bladder at the river before going up the steep ascend to Tarak Ridge.

      Note: Natural water is the only water source in this area.

      7. Runners will now proceed to ascend the steepest part of the course. You may use the roots and tree branches to support you going up. Trekking poles are allowed to use. At the end of woodlands is again grassland and will open to the breath taking views of Mariveles Mountain Range and Corregidor Island until you reach the Tarak Ridge (12.5KM – turn around point). There will be marshal here to record your name and time.

      PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MAKE YOUR NAME LISTED. You will be given an item that will serve as your proof that you reached this area.

      8. You will pass the same route/ aid stations going down until you reach the Finish Line.

      9. At the finish line, we will set up a bonus rappel and zipline course to add to your great adventure experience. This is first come, first serve basis and will open until 5PM.

      ALL FUN AT THE FINISH LINE.

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  2. joel marisga

    For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Benedict J Meneses (09228476724/ 09175570066)

    HOW TO GET THERE:

    (From Wikipedia) Mariveles is located at the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula. It is about 173 kilometres away from Manila via the North Luzon Expressway, Gapan-Olongapo Road and Roman Highway.

    Coming from Manila, you have the option to go by bus (Genesis or Bataan Transit). Travel time is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

    Genesis has terminals at Pasay (beside the MRT Terminal) and Avenida (at the back of Philippine Rabbit terminal). Bataan Transit in Avenida (beside Genesis) and in Cubao (same terminal as 5 Star buses). First trip is 12MN and Departure time is every hour.

    Advise the conductor that you will alight at Brgy. Alasasin only. Fare would range from Php250 to Php 300.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    If you are planning to be in the area the day before the race day, Runners may choose to:

    1. Setup a tent and camp at the grounds of Alasasin Elementary School. But please make sure to break camp by 4AM of Jan. 11 before the Race briefing. Comfort Rooms are available at the school and the Barangay Hall in front of the school. There are lots of food stalls also available in the vicinity. Mind your own belongings and please respect other runners who are resting. Lights off is at 10PM.

    2. There are quite number of hotels and lodging nearby the area at reasonable price.

    RACE DETAILS:

    The Organizers are deeply embracing the LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY. As the creed says:

    “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.”

    All RUNNERS are required to embrace the same principle too. Violation will mean outright disqualification.

    1. This is a 25KM out and back race which Start and Finish at Alasasin Elementary School, Mariveles, Bataan.

    2. Runners will first run along a short concrete road heading to the main highway (Roman Highway). Turn left and after 100 meters, turn right to enter the road leading to what they call “traditional route” going up to Tarak Ridge.

    3. After about 1KM you will pass by Grafane Farm at your left then turn left. The trail will lead you to the first AID STATION (3KM). There you will see the house of Aling Cording, who is well known to the mountaineers who monitor also the climbers visiting the area

    4. After this is the start of ascending single track composed of muddy (during rainy season), rocky, grassland trails that will lead you to the junction of the OLD and NEW Trails. There will be marshal and markings here to guide you where to proceed.

    5. At the junction, Turn Left. This is mostly grassland area.After the grassland, you will cross a series of streams, trailhead to the known Papaya River.

    6. At Papaya River (9KM), is our 2nd AID STATION. This area is usually the resting area of the mountaineers. Papaya river serves also as the water source for all. You may refill your water bottles/ bladder at the river before going up the steep ascend to Tarak Ridge.

    Note: Natural water is the only water source in this area.

    7. Runners will now proceed to ascend the steepest part of the course. You may use the roots and tree branches to support you going up. Trekking poles are allowed to use. At the end of woodlands is again grassland and will open to the breath taking views of Mariveles Mountain Range and Corregidor Island until you reach the Tarak Ridge (12.5KM – turn around point). There will be marshal here to record your name and time.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MAKE YOUR NAME LISTED. You will be given an item that will serve as your proof that you reached this area.

    8. You will pass the same route/ aid stations going down until you reach the Finish Line.

    9. At the finish line, we will set up a bonus rappel and zipline course to add to your great adventure experience. This is first come, first serve basis and will open until 5PM.

    ALL FUN AT THE FINISH LINE.

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