Wow, every now and then there comes a race that excites me. This one is one of them. The Cordillera Mountain Marathon: 42k Sky Marathon and 11k Trail run. (Make sure to watch the video below.)
The marathon 42k and the 11k trail run will be the highest running event in the country, with over 60% of the course above 2000m above sea level. The course will take you through some of the most pristine areas in the world, in a region known as one of the most biodiverse on earth. The mountain is also the home of the Kalanguya and Ibaloi Ethnolinguistic groups and will showcase their rich culture and heritage tied to the the mountain of the gods.
The Cordillera Mountain Marathon is part of the Cordillera Conservation Trust’s Wild Outdoor event series which includes the Globe Cordillera Challenge that raises funds for the reforestation and environmental work that CCT does across the region as well as creating advocates from the participants for the wild spaces that the trust protects.
Registration opens: December 1, 2014
Limited slots: 300 for 42k and 300 for 11k
Fee: 42k Sky Marathon P3,000 ($80 for non-Filipinos) / 11k Trail Run P2,000 ($55 for non-Filipinos)
Facebook page: Cordillera Conservation Trust