Be part of spreading what girl power is all about by joining the Girls Running in Trails (GRiT), the first all-women trail running event on the country to be held on August 13 at Basekamp, Pintong Bukawe in San Mateo Rizal.
Race with fellow female trail runners through rugged mountains and multiple type of terrains that will both challenge your physical fitness and mesmerize you with nature’s beauty. The event has four categories- 6K, 15K, and a sub-Sandi Menchi Challenge, where you basically have to beat the elite female trail runner in a 6K race.
Sandi Menchi is not your ordinary runner. She stands out above the rest through her tenacity and competitiveness on the trail.
Posted by Sports Desk on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Parts of the proceeds will support top Filipina trail runner Sandi Menchi’s journey towards the Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (TDS) in France this coming August 30. TDS is a 119-kilometer race with 7,200 meter elevation profile and is considered as a side event of the most sought after trail race, the Ultra Trail Mont de Blanc (UTMB).
GRiT Event Distances & Registration Fees
Uphill Kiddie Miler
A short trail run course that is open for kids age 2 to 13 years old. Participants can run from a quarter of a mile (400 meters) to 2 miles (3.2 kilometers), depending on their choice. Finishers will get special freebies for conquering their first trail race.
Reg Fee: PHP 250
Open to all beginner trail runners who wants to experience the joys of running in different terrains. The race course is set along the bike trails of Basekamp which overlooks the surrounding mountains.
Reg Fee: PHP 600
Here is your chance to run with (or against) our local trail running champ, Sandi Menchi, in a 6K trail race. Special tokens await those who can beat Sandi’s time.
Reg Fee: PHP 600
A more technical route awaits those who have some experience in trail running. The 15K course will take you to some of the remote trails of Pintong Bukawe which also includes river crossings and a variety of rugged terrains.
Reg Fee: PHP 800
How to Register for the Girls Running in Trails (GRiT)
You can register online through RACE YAYA’s website -> GRiT Online REGISTRATION
Race Kit Inclusions
- 15K, 6K, Sub-Menchi challenge- race bib, singlets and freebies from sponsors
- Kiddie Uphill Miler- race bib, special token
For more updates check out Race Yaya’s Facebook Page
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