Valley Trail Challenge was a mud-filled, rainy-day adventure run. The rain changed the dynamics of the Nuvali Trails. The usually fast and furious flat trails became a drag and slidefest that proved true to the “Challenge” part of its name.
Valley Trail Challenge
Valley Trail Challenge proved to be a different kind of challenge. Hundreds of runners coursed through a muddy Nuvali trail that had occasional rains during the race. The muddy surface made each running stride much tougher as you would either slip, slide or even fall. It was dragging and physically draining. The distance also was a mental challenge with Nuvali’s looping trails seeming endless. It was not easy but it was worth the adventure and most of all, it was FUN.
The route was broken down as follows: The 16-kilometer runners had the trails immediately following Nature Avenue, exited to the Rotunda and headed to the trails at the lower part of Nuvali Road until Camp N before heading back. The 25-kilometer runners also had to endure the trails heading to the New Zealand area before heading back. The 50-kilometer runners had to reach the far ends of the Nuvali trails before heading back. Valley Trail Challenge was a combination of the distance, the slippery surface, the rain and each runners one-of-a-kind determination to have that fleeting finish line moment.
The Finish Line Moments
We’ve gathered finish line photos taken by Pinoy Trails photographer Jose Ramizares and each one does tell a different story.
How was your Valley Trail Challenge Experience?
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