Pinoy Trails: Sierra Trail Adventure Race 2016



Pinoy Trails welcomes you to the Sierra Trail playground. Sierra Trail Adventure Race 2016 will be held at Tanay, Rizal on December 10, 2016. Be mesmerized by the early morning sea of clouds and get those feet dirty with varying trail surfaces and terrains along the route.  You’ll definitely feel like a STAR and have a great race experience. #PinoyTrails #STAR2016

Sierra Trail Adventure Race 2016

The Sierra Madre trails is one of our favorite trail playgrounds.  It has the majestic early morning sea of clouds that blends perfectly with the Sierra Madre mountain range as you navigate the highway.  There’s the much cooler and fresher air that comes with a clean environment.  The trails in Sitio Maysawa and Laiban also gives a lot of variety in terms of trail surfaces and terrain for you to experience. We want this to be your playground too.

Pinoy Trails presents Sierra Trail Adventure Race 2016 happening at Tanay, Rizal on December 10, 2016.  This would be our maiden race and this is the playground, we would want you to experience.  We have a newbie-friendly 8K distance as well as a longer 12K distance for those who prefer to run a bit longer.  The 18K distance, which is available for solo and buddy, would be a complete up and down trail experience with run-able descents, refreshing forest trails, river and stream crossing. and some steep and long climbs.

You are the STAR in this run. We want you to enjoy the trails and fall in love with it like we did.  Sierra Trail Adventure Race 2016 is just the start and after we’d love to bump into you for more trail races, recons or even just friendly hikes. 

Race Details

  • Date and Venue:

    • Date: December 10, 2016 (New Date)
    • Venue: Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp, Barangay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal
    • Distance: 8K, 12K, 18K. 18K Buddy
    • Gun Start
      • 8K – 5:50 AM
      • 12K – 5:40 AM
      • 18K Buddy – 5:30 AM
      • 18K – 5:30 AM
  • Distance, Fees and Inclusions

    • Distance and Fees

      • 8K – P700
      • 12K –  P800
      • 18K – P900
      • 18K – P1,600
    • Inclusions

      • Pinoy Trails STAR Finisher Shirt
      • Bib
      • Finisher Medal
      • Loot Bag
  • Course Description

    • 8K – Course starts with a road stretch entering Sitio Maysawa giving the runners a view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and the early morning sea of clouds. It goes through a stretch of dirt roads and a run-able descent. The course goes uphill on the return.
    • 12K – Course starts with a road stretch entering Sitio Maysawa giving the runners a view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and the early morning sea of clouds. It goes through a stretch of dirt roads and a run-able descent. The trail also goes through a forest trail running beside fields and rivers. The course goes uphill on the return.
    • 18K – Course starts with a road stretch entering Sitio Maysawa giving the runners a view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and the early morning sea of clouds, It goes through a stretch of dirt roads and a run-able descent. The trail heads to a forest trail that would pass through fields, streams of water, mini-falls, rivers and steep climb to get a view of the mountain range. There is a long run-able descent across the ridge which is surrounded by the mountains heading to Laiban. From Laiban, there’s several river crossing and a long climb heading to the highway. It’s a rolling course to the finish.
  • Registration

    • Onsite: PREFERRED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY (PBMC), Unit 2001, OMM Citra Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Business District, Pasig City.from Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm.
      • For those who prefer to have their kits shipped, you can message our facebook page so we can send you the shipping rates in your area. The shipping cost would be for the account of the runner. We would be using Xend, which would be among the lowest rates in the market. ( Shipping fee shouldered by the participant). 
      • We will entertain representatives of registered participants to claim their kit/s only if they bring authorization letters.
    • Bank Deposit: Group Registration Upon Request
    • Kit Claiming: PREFERRED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY (PBMC), Unit 2001, OMM Citra Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Business District, Pasig City.from Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Race Maps

Download High Resolution Maps (12.5mb)

Rules and Regulation

All participants are required to follow STAR Race Rules and Regulations. Violations will be subjected to time penalty or disqualification at the sole discretion of the Race Directors.

Before the Race

  • Start/Finish Line: TEN CENTS TO HEAVEN LEISURE CAMP, Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal
    • 5:00 AM (18K)
    • 5:35 AM (12K)
    • 5:45 AM (8K)
    • 18k Start: 5:30 AM, Cut-off time SIX (6) hours (Km 12 @ Descent to Laiban Road, Cutoff – 3:15:00 Hours.) Runners unable to meet this deadline will not be allowed to continue and will be brought back to the Start/Finish area.
    • 12k Start: 5:40 AM, Cut-off time FOUR (4) hours
    • 8k Start: 5:50 AM, Cut-off time THREE (3) hours

Please be on time. Latecomers will be given up to 15 minutes only of extension to start their run after the gun start and beyond that, will not be allowed to join the race anymore as we will strictly implement all cut-off times for everyone’s safety. However, runners unable to complete their event will still be entitled to post-race items, except the Finisher medal.

During the Race:

  • No Pacing/Muling: Non-­participants may not accompany registered runners (on foot or otherwise) along the course.
  • Do not litter on the course. This will result in disqualification and a lifetime ban to run Pinoy Trail races ever again.  On top of that, penalties may be imposed by the city LGU on violators.
  • The race route will be marked by ribbons and/or directional tarpaulins. Runners must exercise utmost caution in all sections of the race course and be aware of their surroundings at all times.
  • Slow runners must yield the trail to others wishing to pass.
  • Taking of “selfies” / group pictures all you want provided you won’t impede runners at the back wishing to pass and finish before cut-off time.
  • If you come across an injured fellow runner, please stay with that person until you reach an aid station.
  • No short-­cutting.
  • Runners may not store supplies of any kind along the trail. Your shoes, clothing, and nutrition/hydration/emergency supplies, carried on your body are all that you should bring on your run to ensure competition fairness, your safety and that of other runners.
  • Poles are allowed & recommended.
  • Headphones ARE permitted, but NOT RECOMMENDED. If you must, please do so at volume that allows you to remain aware of your surroundings at ALL TIMES. We request that you only run with one ear bud in but if you chose to run with both in you MUST have the volume low enough so that you can hear other runners, hikers, and any potential wildlife.
  • Runners may not receive assistance outside of designated Aid Stations by anyone other than another registered active runner. This standard is enforced for fairness to all runners. Runners do not need to have a crew. You are allowed to receive assistance from a crew within aid station boundaries so long as your crew does not impede other runners or race staff.
  • Dropping Out (DNF/Did Not Finish): If you find it necessary to “DNF” the race, you must do so at an aid station when you reach the road proper of Laiban (for 18k runners). Notify the aid station marshal and have the marshal remove your bib number. Failure to do so may result in ban from future races. If you feel you cannot get to the nearest aid station, stay on the trail, call the RD and a sweep will assist you. Do not leave the course without notifying an aid station marshal.
  • Mandatory Drop Out: Medical staff and aid station captains have the authority to pull a runner from the event should they deem it unsafe for the runner to continue. The runner must comply with this decision.
  • Rain or shine, the race will proceed.

Other Notices:

  • NO free shuttle service to and from TANAY is provided. However, there will be private shuttle vans for hire to take you to and from the race venue. (These vans are in no way affiliated with the race organizers).
  • FREE parking is available at designated areas. While security will be provided, runners are solely responsible for securing their belongings. Race organizers and management will not be held liable for any damage or loss to personal items.
  • Baggage deposit counters will be available at the Assembly Area (Race Village). Runners are advised not to leave valuables and fragile items.
  • The Race Organizers reserve the right to use pictures and videos taken during the event for publication in any form of media without any consideration, monetary or otherwise. Owners of published photos/videos will be duly recognized.
  • The Race Director/Organizers may, at any time, make revisions on the course and race details/rules for the benefit of all runners.
  • Any runner caught cheating, sabotaging course markings or violating the race rules will be subject to outright disqualification. The Race Director’s decision is final.
  • There will be a total of SIX (6) water stations, plus ONE (1) FOOD station (for 18K runners) along the course.

Mandatory Gear


Mandatory Gear should be presented during 1) race kit claiming at the venue; 2) check-in at the starting line; 3) random gear check; 4) finish line

  • Fully-charged working mobile phone containing the number of the RD +639777157018/  +639178068803/ +639271347299. It is required that the mobile phone is on at all times during the duration of the race
  • Bring your own water containers (bladder, race vest, hand-held bottles, etc.) with an initial volume of at least 250ml for 8 and 10km and 500ml or more for 18k.
  • NO water cups – Please be reminded that the aid stations will not provide water cups to protect the trail and you should not drink from the water gallon lids! Crew will be advised not to serve any drinks unless water bottles / small containers are presented by runners.
  • Whistle
  • Race Bib must be worn at all times.
  • RD reserves the right to modify the course, placement of aid stations and any other aspects of the race. Decision of the RD on all matters affecting the race is final and not appeal-able.
  • In case of complaint or protest, the fact and ground on which it is based must be immediately made known to the RD and/or nearest volunteers or aid stations, as far as practicable, with basis to substantiate such protest or complaint. Complaint or protest must be made not later than the awarding ceremony, 11AM, October 16, 2016.

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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 . 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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