THE PUNISHER 50

December 15, 2018 – Saturday 12:01am, Marex Beach Resort, Samal Island, Philippines

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THE PUNISHER 50

The 4th Edition of Mountain-Trail Ultra in Mindanao on the 15th day of December 2018, 12:01am to 8pm @ MAREX Beach Resort, Babak Samal Island, Philippines. Categories into 3 distances, 50 miles (80km), 50kms and 25kms of pure mountain-trail running 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 Punisher 50!

Distances

  • 80Km – 100 slots only (50 international athletes & 50 local mountain runners)

  • 50Km – 100 slots only (50 international athletes & 50 local mountain runners)

  • 25km – 100 slots only
  • Highlights

  • Beaches - Beach/shoreline at the start or finish
  • Trailporn - Pure Mountain-Trail Run
  • Waterfalls - Hagimit Falls
  • Nature Spring -island water source
  • Only 4 mountains plus ridges
  • Cliff and rock formation can be experienced on trails (very technical)
  • Blue and clear waters
  • Course Description

  • 100% Technicalities (for 80km & 50km)
  • Forest, single track and dirt road running
  • Pure Mountain-Trail Running (except some barangay single lane road pavement at Canibad)
  • 12.60km+ out & back for 25km category
  • 25km+ out & back for 50km category
  • 40.7km 0ut & back for 80km category
  • Cliff and ridge running/trekking for 50km and 80km category
  • 2 mountains for 50km and 4 mountains for 80km
  • Normal Temperature is hot and humid by day and cold and breezy by night
  • Accomodation

  • MAREX Beach Resort @ The Venue Babak Samal Island, Philippines OIC Ms. Marisa Margate +63-9287321893 / +63-9051040949
  • Website For Other Samal Island Resort: www.samalcity.gov.ph
  • Technical Route

  • 25KM CATEGORY Start/Finish @ MAREX Beach Resort – Camudmud – Libuak (AS1) – San Antonio (AS2) Turning Point – then back

  • 50KM CATEGORY Start/Finish @ MAREX Beach Resort – Camudmud – Libuak (AS1) – San Antonio (AS2) – San Antonio proper – Mt. Anggas mountain ridges – Anggas summit view deck - Tagpopongan (AS3) - Aundanao (AS4) Turning Point – then back

  • 80KM CATEGORY Start/Finish @ MAREX Beach Resort – Camudmud – 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 – then back
  • Aid Station

  • 25KM (3 AS)
    AS1 around 7km+ (2x) @ Libuak
    AS2 around 12km+ @ San Antonio

  • 50KM (7 AS)
    AS1 around 7km+ (2x) @ Libuak
    AS2 around 12km+ (2×) @ San Antonio
    AS3 around 18km+ (2x) @ Tagpopongan
    AS4 around 25km @ Aundanao

  • 80KM (11 AS)
    AS1 around 7km+ (2x) @ Libuak
    AS2 around 12km+ (2×) @ San Antonio
    AS3 around 18km+ (2x) @ Tagpopongan
    AS4 around 25km (2x) @ Aundanao
    AS5 around 34km+ (2x) @ Tagbay Crossing
    AS6 around 40km+ @ Hagimit Waterfalls

  • Note: We have crystallized minerals at the summit of Mt. Puting Bato and water with ice spread on accessible area. Fruits, solid food, softdrinks, cold water and ice will be served in different station. We don’t offer any kind of food with plastic or wrappers.

    Cut-off Time

  • 80KM (20H TO FINISH) – 12:01AM GUNSTART 12:01 – 11:01 AM – At the AS6 @ Hagimit Waterfalls (11H from Gunstart) 11:01 – 08:01 PM – At the finish line, 9H from AS6

  • 50KM (15H TO FINISH) – 12:01AM GUNSTART 12:01 – 09:01 AM – At the AS4 @ Aundanao (9H from Gunstart) 09:01 – 02:01 PM – At the finish line, 6H from AS4

  • 25KM (7H TO FINISH) – 5AM GUNSTART 05:00 – 09:00 AM – At the AS2 @ San Antonio (4H from Gunstart) 09:00 – 12:00 NN – At the finish line, 3H from AS2

  • Note: Cut-off time is strictly implemented. This is for your own safety.

    Requirements

    80km & 50km category
    At least a 42km finisher for 80km and 21km finisher for 50km, 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.

    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 and Mt. Hamiguitan Trail Race are highly qualified to run this race.

    DNF Point

    For 80km – at AS6, AS5, AS4, AS3, AS2, AS1
    For 50km – at AS4, AS3, AS2, AS1
    For 25km – at AS2, AS1

    Note: You will pay your own Habal-habal ride; there is no vehicle for DNF participants.

    Mandatory Checklist

  • 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 at the local store along the trail and habal-habal ride 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 at the local store along the trail and habal-habal ride in case of emergency

  • Note: Test your gears before coming to the race.

    RULES & REGULATION

  • 1."RULES ON PAYMENT”
    *No refund of registration fee.
    *No transfer of slot or selling of slot without knowledge of organizer.
    *No upgrade or downgrade of category on the race day or registration cut-off.
    *No alibi shall be entertained -lost of deposit slip, etc.
    *Sending fake deposit slip and lacking the amount paid is subject for absolute disqualification (DQ) and banning in the entire running community.
    *Upon payment, do not give task to the organizer or race official to book your flight, hotels, etc. This act is subject for absolute disqualification (DQ).
    *Upon payment, make sure to submit all necessary requirements. Failure to comply one is not consider as registered runner.
    *Upon payment, do not text or call constantly the organizer and race official for your registration. You need to scan email the deposit slip, other requirements, etc. and wait for the confirmation response within 24 hours.
    *Upon payment, there is no refund for 50km and 80km entrant who did not qualify (no 42km & 21km trail finisher proof or did not inform the Race Director) and yet made the payment, sorry mate no exception.

  • 2."RULES ON RACEDAY"
    *The race will proceed rain or shine.
    *On check-in, no entry form (with signature), no current medical certificate, no racebib, and other necessary docs, no run. Mandatory Gear check-in will be on your Race Briefing December 14, 2018 (Friday), from 3:00 – 6:00 PM @ Marex Beach Resort, Samal Island, our venue.
    *No hydration pack for 50km and 80km, no run.
    *No mandatory equipment, no run.
    *No ziplock for their trailfood, no run. Let us avoid a single drop of wrapper or garbage in the wild and on the race route.
    *No pacer allowed. You are your own! Except if you have previous history of illness, inform the Race Director prior to race proper.
    *No support crew shall be allowed within the race route. Let us all be glad and thankful to our race officials and locals who prepared the nutrients, fluids and essentials at the Aid Stations (AS). Your team, friends, family and relatives are all welcome to celebrate with you at the finish line.
    *No trail cutting or shortcuts, runners should run on designated markers only. This will prevent maximum impact, caught violating is absolutely disqualified and out of the course.
    *No race bib, no run. Your bib must be worn and visible all the time.
    *No drop-off bag for 25km and 50km runners, only baggage counter near starting line.

  • Note:You can use trekking pole but I advise 2. This will avoid side/joint pain and trail imbalance. If you decide not to continue, you should inform the visible crew and walk to the nearest AID Station or DNF Point (see DNF point at Race Details) for your own safety and transport. If you have complain or protest against cheating, violation of rules and misconduct (ex. Contacts, shouting on trails, tampering of markers, disrespect to the locals and personnel, etc.) you should put it into writings within 1 hour you cross the finish line and pay the LOYALTY Fee of P700.

  • 3.“RULES ON CHECKPOINTS”
    *25km, 50km and 80km runners should check-in their respective bib number 1-2 hours before gun start.
    *1st Checkpoint @ San Antonio (check-in/check-out) or Aid Station 2, around 12km+ from gunstart. This is the turning point for 25km category.
    *2nd Checkpoint @ Aundanao (check-in/check-out) or Aid Station 4, around 25km+ from gunstart. 50km and 80km runners should present their bib number at the assigned Race Official and make sure it's recorded before leaving. This is the turning point for 50km category.
    *3rd Checkpoint @ Tagbay Crossing (check-in/check-out) or Aid Station 5. 80km runners should present their bib number and make sure it's recorded before leaving.
    *4th Checkpoint @ Hagimit Waterfalls or Aid Station 6 around 40km+ from gunstart. 80km runners should present their bib numbers and make sure it's recorded before leaving; this is your turning point.
    *5th Checkpoint @ the Finish Line. 25km, 50km and 80km runners should present their bib numbers to the Race Official right after crossing the finish line.
    *Do not forget to get your loom bands at AS2 for 25km runners, AS4 for 50km runners and AS6 Checkpoints for 8okm runners.

  • Note:No bib or lost of bib number are not allowed to run the entire race course. Only the time of cut-offs are made to be final -for Race Result and for your personal/course record, nothing more nothing less.

  • 4.“DROP-OFF BAGGAGE”
    *Only the 50 miler or 80km runners are entitled to have drop-off baggage.
    *It must be collected at the Race Briefing, December 14, 2018 (Friday) around 3-6 PM only.
    *It must be marked with your bib name and number.
    *It must be put in a white plastic bag to the maximum weight of 2 kilos only.
    *It must be light weight, not valuable and disposable if possible.
    *Food in your drop bag must be new and not decomposable in a day.
    *Lost or damage of drop bag is not accountable to any Race Official. Make sure to repack it sturdy as oak tree.
    *Remaining item of your drop bag must be collectable from 8:00 – 10:00pm (December 15, 2018) Saturday on the same race day.

  • 5. "POWER OF RACE DIRECTOR, RACE OFFICIAL & PERSONNEL”
    *The Race Director can stop the race at any moment for the safety of runners and participants.
    *The Race Director can change, postpone or cancel the race schedule due to typhoon, fire, force majeure, etc. for the safety of runners and other participants.
    *The Race Director, Race Officials and Personnel can change the designated post, checkpoints, turning points, etc. due to bad weather for the safety of runners and other participants.
    *The Race Director can change the venue (start & finish), race course, aid station location, assigned crew and marshals for the benefit and safety of runners and other participants.
    *The Race Director can impose disqualification to those runners who started late without prior consent.
    *The Race Director, Race Officials and Personnel can impose disqualification to any runners who caught cheating, riding a “habal-habal”, bike, off-road jeep, personal vehicle or any means of transportation. (ex. horse, cow, carabao, etc.)
    *The Race Director, Race Officials and Personnel can impose disqualification who are caught tampering the trail markings (changing and taking off), disrespect to race officials and fellow runners, shouting on trails, and other misconduct.

  • Registration

    Entry Fee

  • For International Athletes (USD)
    -25km Category – $40
    -50km Category – $60
    -80km Category – $90

  • For Local Registration (PHP)
    -25km Category – P1,500
    -50km Category – P2,500
    -80km Category – P3,500

  • Deadline of registration is on November 2, 2018

    Send Payment To

    Deposit: BPI Savings Account – 2149 1983 53
    Account Name: Romualdo B. Calbes
    Swiftcode: BOPIPHMM
    Branch Address: BPI Bank Matina, Davao City, Philippines 8000
    Holder Address: Ma-a Davao City, Philippines
    Via Paypal: r.calbes@gmail.com

    Inclusion

  • Event Fee
  • Tourist Spot
  • Logistics (hauling, food, fluids, etc.)
  • Trail Fees (enhancement, markings, etc.)
  • High Quality Event Tees (Asian Sizing - XS, S, M, L, XL) - all categories
  • High Quality Finisher Shirt (Asian Sizing – XS, S, M, L, XL) - all categories
  • Finisher's Medal - all categories
  • Trophies - Top 3 Finishers (male & female), all categories
  • International Trail Running Association (ITRA) in Europe Performance Points
  • Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in France Qualifying Points, 80km for 4 points and 50km for 2 points
  • No Cash Prize!!!
  • Registration

    1. Email your deposit/payment slip to verticaltosky@gmail.com

    2. We will send you a confirmation email along with your waiver and reference number that you need for the registration form.

    3. Fill out the form completely through the link below and submit.

    Registration Form

    4. You will then receive an email from V2S for the status of your registration within 24 hours.

    ITRA Course Profile

    50 Miles - 2,950 meters gain/loss (contact RD for GPX file)