Kalatunga Ridge Ultimate Race 2016

 2 votes

27.0 Miles 43.4 Kilometers

 

72% 

Runnable

80%

Singletrack

9,061' 2,762 m

Ascent

-9,060' -2,761 m

Descent

9,370' 2,856 m

High

2,310' 704 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

68%

Max Grade (34°)

Unknown

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Race to the top of the 5th highest mountain in the Philippines.

Romualdo Calbes

Overview

On September 24, 2016, the roads and trails will be closed exclusively for the Kalatungan Ridge Ultimate Race!
This race features pure trail and mountain running (though you may find yourself walking along the way!)

Highlights include:
*5 Peaks to summit
*View Deck – 1st peak @ 1,625m (2,600 ft)
*Kikikoka Peak – 2nd peak @ 2,055m (3,288 ft)
*Bukubuko Peak – 3rd peak @ 2,385m (3,816 ft)
*Mt. Kalatungan Peak – 4th peak @ 2,901m (4,642 ft)
*Mt. Weji Peak – 5th peak @ 2,835m (4,536 ft)
*100% Singletrack 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
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Spring — Swimming — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

100% pure trail running through pristine rainforest.

Runner Notes

Temperatures vary, and it can get quite cool in the dense forest.

Description

This race is one of the most incredible routes in the Philippines. Along the way, there are many different types of terrain that runners will overcome. The trail is nearly 100% technical singletrack, as there are only 600m that will follow a paved road. The rest of the trail is comprised of a short bit of dirt farm road, mostly used by locals to bring food to market.

The route is a “lollipop” with a 20km loop attached to 11km where runners will end up running out and back. Along the way, the terrain will alternate between heading through shaded, mossy forests and wide open trails. There will be a total of 5 peaks to summit, and there will also be 5 river crossings. This varied terrain is quite exciting, and runners will cross a “Kawayan” bridge, as well as travel along cliffs and on top of ridges. At the 3rd peak, there will be a rocky scramble required, though this is the most technical aspect of the course.

Fast facts:

*Starting Point: 730m (1,168ft) at the Municipal Building, Pangantucan
*Highest Point: 2,901m (4,642ft) Mt. Kalatungan Peak
*Temperature: Normal 7c within the vicinity of Kalatungan Range Natural Park

Flora & Fauna

Wild trees and flowers can be seen on trails.

History & Background

The Lake Napalit Arabica & Robusca Coffee originated from this mountain!

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