February 1, 2023

Trail running enthusiasts will compete at Camp John Hay, Baguio City during the VJ100 Ultra Trail Challenge set on Jan. 28 to 29.

Organized by Intrepid Spirit, the race features 10 kilometers with 700 meters gain, 21-km. with 1,400-m. gain, 50-km. with 3,500-m gain, and 100-km. with 7,000-m. gain.

VJ100 ULTRA TRAIL — World-class ultra-runner and obstacle course racing champion Sandi Menchi Abahan will see action in the VJ100 Ultra Trail Challenge set at Camp John Hay forest reservation on Jan. 28 to 29. Hundreds of seasoned runners are expected to compete in the different categories. — VJ100 Facebook photo

Participants will pass through soft trails and rolling hills through countless ascents and descents that will challenge their prowess. 

The race will start and finish at the CAP Convention Center. 

Runners must have mandatory gears prior to joining the event for their safety which are 500-milliliter hydration receptacle, rain jacket, whistle, head lamp, fully charged smart phone, external power bank, and first aid kit.

Recommended gears are hiking or trekking poles, extra clothes, warmer running apparel, collapsible cup, and three-in-one camping spork. Disposable utensils will not be provided at the aid stations. 

Registration for the regular rate is P2,750 for 10-km.; P3,250 for 20-km.; P4,750 for 50-km.; and P7,500 for 100-km.

The regular rate will cover event shirts, finisher’s medal, race bib, post-race meal, timing gear, personalized video, aid station nutrition, VJ100 waterproof sticker, printable e-certificate, and VJ shoes voucher. Full meals will be served to 50-km. and 100-km. participants at certain points during the race.  

The no frills rate is set at P1,250 for the 10-km.; P1,750 for 20-km.; P3,250 for 50-km.; and P6,000 for the 100-km. The entry fee for no frills rate only covers registration, timing chips, aid station and bibs. 

Registration for the regular and no frills rate is until Jan. 15. Late registrants will be charged with an additional premium of 50 percent.

For more information, visit the Intrepid Spirit Facebook account or website. – Ofelia C. Empian