GRiT 2018: Girls Running In Trails

Ladies and… ladies, Girls Running in Trails ( GRiT ) 2018 is an event made just for you.  It offers a new trail area to explore at East Ridge Golf and Country Club, Binangonan on August 5, 2018 with 30K, 15K, 6K, Kiddie Run and a Sub-Sandi Challenge for Male runners.

GRiT 2018


Girls rule the trails on GRiT 2018 as they get to race in an all-women trail run for the 30K, 15k, 6k categories at August 5, 2018 inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal.   Now on its second year, GRiT is now bigger and better with three race categories:  30K, 15k, 6k and two side events: the Kiddie Run and Sub-Sandi Challenge.  The event also welcomes its male friends as volunteers and pacers or as Sub-Sandi Challengers. The run aims to promote the advocacy, “Women empowering others: together we run, together we conquer!”

GRiT – Girls Running in Trails – embodies a strong woman who pursues an intense passion for sports through constant hard work and dedication. She is a relentless fierce warrior who rises above all boundaries and difficulties. A GRiT woman is a tough spirit who overcomes the toughest travails as she elevates and influences others with her unadulterated love for sports.  More than an ardent commitment to pursue excellence in the athletic field, a GRiT woman inspires, uplifts and empowers others to always be better than their best.

The run also offers a scenic new trail destination in Binangonan, Rizal.  It a new trail playground for everyone to explore.

It’s All About Girls

Sandi Menchi

GRiT 2018 is organized by RaceYaya for the purpose of raising funds to help, Sandi Menchi Abahan as she embarks in another big race this year. So, how does it work?  The proceeds of GRiT will support the training and racing expenses of Sandi Menchi Abahan – GRiT Ambassador – which includes the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland and other activities which aim to promote and support women in the sport.

Last year’s edition gathered five hundred (500) strong women with their family and friends and male volunteers in the trails of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.  The net proceeds from the event helped in the financial support for Sandi Menchi  Abahan’s entry to TDS-UTMB in Chamonix, France where she finished 21st among the female elite runners, and became the first Filipino/Southeast Asian runner to be present in the race leaderboard of TDS-UTMB, not to mention, a race that is mostly dominated by Europeans and Americans; it is considered as the most prestigious trail running event in the world.

It’s All About Sandi

Hers is a dream to become a champion – to strive for excellence with steadfast resilience and to be bigger than herself by empowering and inspiring women to be audacious with their dreams. Sandi Menchi is a natural-born athlete and started as a school track and field varsity athlete.  She continued to train hard and joined races even after her stint as a student athlete and earned several significant local and international podium spots including The North Face, Miyamit Falls, Asian Skyrunning Circuit in Kota Kinabalu among others.  Of course, she also had a strong finish racing with the elites at TDS Event in UTMB.

Let’s Support GRiT and let’s continue raising an International Champion in Sandi Menchi.

Race Details

Finisher Item for 30K, 15K, and 6K

Date and Venue:

  • Date: August 5, 2018
  • Venue: Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal

Fees and Inclusions

  • 30K – P1,800 (Inclusive of Event Shirt and Finisher’s Token)
  • 15K – P1,200 (Inclusive of Event Shirt and Finisher’s Token)
  • 6K – P1,000 (Inclusive of Event Shirt and Finisher’s Token)
  • Kiddie Run – P400 (Inclusive of Special Kiddie Token)
  • Sub Sandi Challenge – P1,000 (Inclusive of Event Shirt)


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Franc Ramon is a Marathoner, Mountaineer and a Duathlete. He has adopted the fitness lifestyle since mid-2010 and loves sharing them in his personal blog . While he's not on the trails, the road or on an adventure, he spends his time in the finance field.

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