The Punisher 50

The Punisher 50 is a race-cation destination that’s geared for both newbie trail runners up to the experienced one.  Happening at MAREX Beach Resort, Babak Samal Island, Philippines on December 2, 2017, the race features 3 categories, 25K, 50K and 80K. 

The Punisher 50

Thinking about a vacation in Samal Island and at the same time enjoy the trails?  The Punisher 50 might be the perfect race for you.  It’s time for a race-cation as the race starts at Marex Beach Resort, Babak District, Samal Island, Philippines.  While it gives you a refreshing ambiance, The Punisher 50 is a tough man’s race with mountain-trails mixed with dirt-roads. Trail routes are engineered to capture the most amazing scenic view of this island. Mountains, trailporn, peaks, ridges, rocks, cliffs, beaches, blue waters, waterfalls, and spring, all in one race

The scenic view at the water source of Hagimit Waterfalls, the 50miles/80km turning point

The race has a 25 kilometer distance for newbie trail runners and ultra distances of 50K and 80K for experienced and professional ultra trail runners. The Ultra distance also earns UTMB Points – 80km (3 Points) & 50km (2 Points) as well as ITRA Performance Points.  Register now for a trail running tour of Samal.

Race Details

 

Date and Venue

  • Date: December 2, 2017
  • Venue: MAREX Beach Resort, Babak Samal Island, Philippines
  • Cutoff and Gun Start
    • 80km (20H TO FINISH) – 2AM GUNSTART
      • 0200-1300 – At the AS6 @ Hagimit Waterfalls (11H from Gunstart)
      • 1300-2200 – At the finish line, 9H from AS6
    • 50km (15H TO FINISH) – 2AM GUNSTART
      • 0200-1100 – At the AS4 @ Aundanao (9H from Gunstart)
      •  1100-1700 – At the finish line, 6H from AS4
    • 25km (7H TO FINISH) – 5AM GUNSTART
      •  0500-0900 – At the AS2 @ San Antonio (4H from Gunstart)
      • 0900-1200 – At the finish line, 3H from AS2

Fees and Inclusions

  • Foreign International Registration via Paypal (pls include transaction fee)
    • 25km Category – $34
    • 50km Category – $64
    • 80km Category – $84
  • Local Registration via BPI Bank
    • 25km Category – Php 1,500
    • 50km Category – Php 2,500
    • 80km Category – Php 3,500
  • Inclusions
    • Event Fee
    • Tourist Spot Fees
    • Logistics (hauling, food, fluids, etc.)
    • Trail Fees (enhancement, markings, etc.)
    • Authentic Compressport Drawstring Bag – all categories
    • Authentic Compressport Sports Towel – 80km & 50km categories only
    • High Quality Compressport Event Tees (see chart size below) – all categories
    • High Quality Ultron Finisher Shirt (see chart size below) – all categories
    • Finisher’s Medal – all categories
    • High Quality Asia Trail Master shirt from Ultron International Clothing – 80km category only
    • Trophies – Top 3 Finishers (male & female), all categories
    • Digital Race Certificate – all categories
    • UTMB Points – 80km 3 Points & 50km 2 Points
    • ITRA Performance Points
    • Authentic Compressport Items – prizes for the top 3 male & female, all categories
    • 30% Discount All Compressport Product & 20% other Qoolmart Product
    • No Cash Prize!!!

Registration

  • REGISTRATION PERIOD (July 5, 2017 until October 16, 2017 @ 3PM Only)
  • Payment via Paypal at r.calbes@gmail.com
  • Bank Deposit
    • Deposit: BPI Savings Account – 2149 1983 53
    • Swiftcode: BOPIPHMM
    • Branch Address: BPI Bank Matina Branch, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
    • Account Name: Romualdo B. Calbes
    • Holder Address: Ma-a Davao City, Philippines 8000
  • Send email to registration@verticaltosky.com
    • Subject: The Punisher 50 – 80km (ex. Category)
    • Payment Deposit Slip (scan copy/photo with your name, gender, birthdate, country/province, team, category, shirt size)
    • Photo (proof of 42km done for 80km, trail or mountain race for the past 18 months and 21km done for 50km for the past 12 months)
    • Current Medical Certificate (scan copy/photo) – September 2017 issue

Requirements

  • 80km Category
    • at least a 42km 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.
  • 50km Category
    • at least a half marathon finisher, trail or mountain race and also not a whiner. Must be 18 years of age, if not, must provide parent consent and must have current Medical Certificate.
  • 25km Category
    • at least you run and finish the course within cut-off time.
  • Note: Strong Finisher of Mt. APO Sky & Vertical Race, Kalatungan Ridge Ultimate Race,The Punisher 50 (2015), Mt. Hamiguitan Trail Race and ARA Trail Run is highly qualified to run this race.

Mandatory Gear

  • 80km and 50km Category
    • Hydration Pack – at least 1.5 liters
    • Headlamp – with extra battery
    • Whistle – remember the drill
    • Wind Breaker – water proof
    • Trail Food – with ziplock and last from AS to AS
    • Cellphone – with load and fully charge battery
    • MedKit – for LBM, stomachache, headache, etc.
    • Extra Money – use to buy some food & hydration (water or softdrinks) at the Local Store along the trail in case of emergency
  • 25km Category
    • Hydration Pack/Water Bottle – at least 500ml
    • Whistle – remember the drill
    • Trail Food – with ziplock and last from AS to AS
    • Cellphone – with load and fully charge battery
    • Extra Money – use to buy some food & hydration (water or softdrinks) at the Local Store along the trail in case of emergency

Course Description

  • 25km
    • Start/Finish @ MAREX Beach Resort – Camudmud – San Isidro – Libuak (AS1) – San Antonio (AS2) Turning Point – Back to finish line
  • 50km
    • Start/Finish @ MAREX Beach Resort – Camudmud – San Isidro – Libuak (AS1) – San Antonio (AS2) – San Antonio proper – Mt. Anggas mountain ridges – Anggas summit view deck – Tagpopongan (AS3) – Aundanao (AS4) Turning Point – Back to finish line
  • 80km
    • Start/Finish @ MAREX Beach Resort – Camudmud – San Isidro – Libuak (AS1) – San Antonio (AS2) – San Antonio proper – Mt. Anggas mountain ridges – Anggas summit view deck – Tagpopongan (AS3) – Aundanao (AS4) – Canibad Shoreline – Mt. Puting Bato Peak – Tagbay Crossing (AS5) – Hagimit Waterfalls (AS6) Turning Point – Back to finish line

Race Updates

  • Website: The Punsiher 50
  • Event Page: The Punisher50
  • Inquiries: RACE DIRECTOR, Romualdo “Doi” Calbes, +63-9255566692 or email them at info@verticaltosky.com
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Post Author: Franc Ramon

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 http://francramon.com . 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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