2014 SOLEUS VALLEY TRAIL CHALLENGE – June 29

Soleus have always been known to play an active role as sponsor to various running events. The company is also known for having one of the largest (if not the largest) running club in terms of membership base, with its members having diverse experiences and skills. 

That is why the slogan “IT’S ABOUT TIME” aptly puts into words the leveling-up that they decided to take – which is to finally have a running event under its own name – the 2014 Soleus Valley Trail Challenge.

Happening on June 29, this off-road running event is actually the 4th edition with hardcore runner and ultramarathoner Jonel Mendoza as the proponent. 

It might have been a long wait before Soleus finally decided to have their own named event but it seems that it was all worth it. The Valley Trail Challenge have all the ingredients that a fun and challenge-loving runners have been looking for. Truly a welcome respite and a breath of fresh air (pun not intended), from all the road races that everyone have gotten used to!

Cheers!

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2014 SOLEUS VALLEY TRAIL CHALLENGE
June 29, 2014
Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
15km/30km/50km

RACE DIRECTOR: Jonel Mendoza

RACE BENEFICIARY: Hero Foundation

REGISTRATION PERIOD: April 11 to June 1, 2014
*Limited slots only

REGISTRATION FEES:

  • 15k (300 slots) 
    • Php 750.00
    • Swag: Event shirt, Sling bag and Finisher’s Medal, Post-race meal and drinks
  • 30k (400 slots) 
    • Php 1,000.00
    • Swag: Event shirt, Sling bag and Finisher’s Medal, Post-race meal and drinks
  • 50k (300 slots)
    • Php 1,500.00
    • Swag: Event shirt, Sling bag and Finisher’s Medal, Post-race meal and drinks

INCLUSIONS (SWAGS):

Race Bibs

race bib

Soleus VTC2014_singlet

race shirt

shirt - actual photo (front: drifit material, back: mesh fabric)

shirt – actual photo (front: drifit material, back: mesh fabric)

Shirt Size chart

Shirt Size chart

Medal+Lanyard

Medal with larnyard

Soleus Event Medal2

medals per category

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:

1. Bank Deposit: HARDCORE PUBLISHING HOUSE, INC. BPI 2371 0034 71
2. Print your name, shirt size and distance on the deposit slip together with your signed and duly accomplished registration form and waiver 
3. Scan and email to soleus vtc2014@gmail.com. You will receive an acknowledgement thereafter. Please do NOT post on facebook.
4. Incomplete details on deposit slip will not be honored.
5. For inquiries: frontrunnermag@gmail.com

RACE DETAILS:

1. Please read and understand all details thoroughly.
2. Start/Finish Line: FIELDS Clubhouse, NUVALI.
3. Please be on time. Latecomers will NOT be allowed be allowed to officially join the race anymore. However, they are still entitled to post-race items except the Official Finisher’s medal.
4. Assembly Time: 3:00 AM (for 50k) and 4:00 AM(for 30k/15k) / RAIN or SHINE.
5. Claiming of race kits will be held on the following dates; June 6, 7 and 8, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at 100 Miles Cafe, BGC, Taguig City. BRING YOUR DEPOSIT SLIPS when claiming your race kits. NO DEPOSIT SLIPS, NO RACE KITS.
6. Race briefing will be held on the following dates; 6:00 PM June 6, 2014 and 2:00 PM June 7 and 8, 2014 at 100 Miles Cafe, BGC, Taguig City. Please note that the venue can only hold a limited number of participants at a time so please come early if you wish to attend. For those not able to attend the said schedules, briefing/updates will be held onsite on June 29, 2014 before the start.
7. THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT DISTRIBUTION DURING RACE DAY AT THE VENUE.
8. All runners must wear their race numbers in front, pinned on the shirt or shorts.
9. Runners will make a turnaround at their respective turning points and make their way back to the finish line.
10. There will be aid stations located at approximately five kilometers apart where all runners are free to refill and eat.
11. Littering is absolutely prohibited. Violation of such will merit outright disqualification. Garbage bags are available in all aid stations.
12. Race route will be marked by ribbons and/or directional tarpaulins, painted rocks/trees/ground.
13. Runners who decide not to continue the race must contact the Race Director or inform the nearest aid station marshals for proper accounting.
14. No time credits will be given for runners who get lost therefore all runners are encouraged to pay attention to race markers/signs.
15. NO shuttle service to and from NUVALI is provided.
16. FREE parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the FIELDS CLUBHOUSE. While security will be provided, runners will be solely responsible for securing their belongings. Race organizers and management will not be held liable for any damage or loss to personal items.
17. Baggage deposit counter/toilet and bathroom will be available at the same site.
18. The Race Director may, at any time, make revisions on the course and race details/rules for the benefit of all runners and reserves all the rights to use pictures and videos taken by any participant for publication in any form of media without any consideration, monetary or otherwise. Owners of published photos/videos will be duly recognized.
19. ALL RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED BRING THEIR OWN HYDRATION BOTTLES/PACKS. YOU ARE FREE TO REFILL IN ALL STATIONS. THERE WILL BE NO CUPS AVAILABLE IN ALL AID STATIONS IN KEEPING WITH THE “LEAVE NO TRACE” theme.
20. Enjoy, have fun and absolutely NO WHINING.
21. Race Director’s decision is final.

RACE MAP:

Race Map

PRESS RELEASE:

Your intro into the world of ultra trail running

Nagsawa na ba kayo sa paulit-ulit na tinatakbuhan ninyo dito sa Metro Manila at kung saan-saan pa? Batung-bato na ba kayo sa tigas ng sementong kalsada? Dibat panahon na para subukan ninyo ang ibang klaseng kalsada, ruta at mga bagong tanawin?

For those who have done the marathon, don’t you think it’s time to test your feet for an ultra marathon? And for those who simply love the outdoors, a 15- and 30-kilometer category awaits you.

And for all those who had their trail or ultra marathon baptism of fire in the same event last year, you are all once again cordially invited by frontRUNNER Magazine, Ang Pambansang Babasahin ng Mananakbong Pilipino, to the 2014 Soleus Valley Trail Challenge that will be held on June 29, 2014 at Nuvali, Sta Rosa, Laguna.

The route is generally runner-friendly, having a rolling but mostly flat terrain (single and double track dirt roads), and only around 5% will consist of concrete roads. This route offers reprieve from constant pounding on hard surfaces. It is an out and back course with the start and finish lines situated in the vicinity of The Fields Clubhouse. The course will bring runners to the peripheries of the NUVALI complex which will offer participants majestic views that only nature and NUVALI can offer.

And in the true tradition of trail and ultra running, this race will be a no frills, all thrills event where runners, despite the presence of aid stations, are strongly advised to be self-contained and sufficient, meaning, runners are strongly advised to carry their own headlamps/flashlights, hydration kits and nutrition supplies.

Additionally, it is also recommended that they bring their own first aid kit (cotton balls, antiseptic solution, band aid strips and anti-biotic ointment).

Experience the peace and serenity of your run without the distractions of the usual pre- and post-race noise and fanfare.

We hope to see you share the trails with us.

Bring your cameras too! RAIN or SHINE.

TRAIL RUNNING. JUST YOU AND THE GROUND. NOTHING FANCY.

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One Response

  1. where is your form or waver cant see it..

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