Race Report: Bravehearts 2017


Bravehearts had a lot of highs,which took about 3.5 kilometers to reach.  It’s not called Bravehearts for nothing but it’s not only for the brave but it’s for those who appreciate the dirt, the views and the wonderful time spent with Nature.



Blockbuster, that’s a short way of recapping Bravehearts. The race had about 650 runners joining the short but sweet 7K and 11K distances.  The route, which is “newbie-friendly,” when it comes to MGM Productions standards was not really a walk in the park.  It was a long 3.5 kilometer crawl to the summit of Mount Susong Dalaga and a fast and furious descent after.  The Baras, Rizal trails also had a lot of scenic spots as you progress into the race.

Bravehearts was the first leg of MGM races this year.  There were elite runners chasing the podium. They also had a lot of experienced runners logging in their elevation gains and mileage for the week. There were newbies, who just want to have fun and experience the trails.  The climbs were run-able but felt endless.  Mount Susong Dalaga had an excellent views and scenic ridges.  The rolling terrain had a lot of scenic pockets and the descent brought out the daredevil in the participants.  At the end of the day, everybody had a good time at the trail.

It was a fast-course once you’ve endured the climbs.  We’ve compiled photos of Active Pinas Photographer Joreb Valdez, who also joined the runners in the 11K distance.  More photos to be uploaded at Active Pinas Facebook Page.

How was your race experience? You can share your race and trails story and we can feature it at Pinoy Trails.

Photo Highlights

When the climb gets steeper, the queues get longer.
The Climb to Mount Susong Dalaga
Fun Times Along The Trails
Windy on the Descent
The Views
The Rolling Terrain
Attacking the Descents
Ayala Triads – The Biggest Delegation Award
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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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