Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines




2014 The North Face-UTMB Qualifying Race: 4 points

*picture by sir jovie narcise. taken on may 2012 at mount pulag. peak is at the back.

START/FINISH:Kayapa Town Hall

DATE: February 22-23, 2013

Start Time: 12:01 AM, Friday, February 22, 2013

Cutoff Time: 46 hours 10:01 PM, Saturday, February 23, 2013

Registration Fee: 6,000 pesos (Inclusive of race and pacer bibs, trail fees, race map, Souvenir event shirt and Sahara Cap)

*ONLY finishers within cutoff time will receive a finisher’s buckle, trophy and shirt

Registration Venues:

1.  Antel Platinum Tower

154 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, MakatiCity

843 2487

2.   Bank Deposit: Bank of the Philippine Islands 2379 0362 39/ Constante C Mendoza Jr

Scan and email deposit slip to frontrunnermag@gmail.com (Subject: Hardcore Hundred)

3.    Foreign runners may register through this site; http://ultrasignup.com/groups.aspx?gid=43

Registration Period:  July 1, 2012 – February 1, 2013

*NO registrations will be accepted after February 1, 2013

*NO slot reservation allowed

Race Briefing and Race kit distribution: 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 Kayapa Town Hall

Awarding/Lunch: 10:00 AM, Sunday, February 24, 2013 Kayapa Town Hall



100 Miles Map LowRes

(For some area and route pictures, please go to this link; https://frontrunnermagph.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/2013-four-lakes-100kold-spanish-trail-60k-ultramarathon/)

START: Kayapa Town Hall(Km 0/1121 masl)

 –  Talecabcab

–  Indupit(1866 masl)

–  Pangawan/Boundary(Km14/1484 masl)

–  Dayap

–  Ambasa

–  Banao Elementary School(Km28)

 –  Cabayo Elementary School

–  Napo/Tuyak Integrated School(Km44)

 –  Mount Pulag Summit(Km54/2949 masl)

–  Babadak Ranger Station(Km62)

–  Balete Barangay Hall(Km74/1531 masl)

–  Cabayo Elementary School

Banao Elementary School(Km 91)

–  Ambasa

–  Dayap Primary School(Km102/1596 masl)

–   Castillo Village Waiting Shed(Km109/1283 masl)

 –  Amelong Labeng(Km122/1431 masl)

 –  Kayapa Proper East Market(Km125/890 masl)

 –  Domolpos Waiting Shed(Km136/Km143/1763 masl)

 –  Mount Ugo Summit(Km141/2150 masl)

– Domolpos Waiting Shed(Km143/1763 masl)

–  Domolpos Village

–  Ansipsip Waiting Shed(1935 masl)

–  Bundao Waiting Shed(Km151/1835 masl)

 –  Indupit

–  Talecabcab

FINISH: Kayapa Town Hall(Km 160/1121 masl)


*Hot noodles, Boiled bananas, Peanut Butter/Strawberry Sandwiches, Water, Coffee, Sweet Potatoes, Chocolates, Boiled Eggs, Electrolyte drinks and soda drinks will be alternately served in aid stations. Hot rice meals will be served in 3 selected stations. Final station contents will be posted before the race briefing.

  1. Pangawan/Boundary Km 14
  2. Banao Elementary School Km 28
  3. Napo/Tuyak Integrated School Km 44
  4. Babadak Ranger Station Km 62 DROP BAG/CUTOFF STATION-18 hours 6:01 PM Friday, February 22, 2013 *Hot rice meal will be served
  5. Balete Barangay Hall Km 74
  6. Banao Elementary School Km 91
  7. Dayap Primary School Km 102 DROP BAG/CUTOFF STATION- 30 hours 6:01 AM Saturday, February 23. 2013 *Hot rice meal will be served
  8. Castillo Village Waiting Shed Km 109 
  9. Amelong Labeng Km 122
  10. Kayapa Proper East Market Km 125  DROP BAG STATION*Hot rice meal will be served
  11. Domolpos Waiting Shed Km 136
  12. Domolpos Waiting Shed Km 143
  13. Bundao Km 151


  1. Participant must have finished, within the official cutoff time, at least one, single stage 100-kilometer or more ultramarathon(road or trail). Results must be verifiable in the internet.

*Fat Ass 24-hour event results are acceptable for as long as the participant finished at least 100 kilometers(the more, the better) in 24 hours or less. Results must be verifiable in the internet

*Multi-day ultra event official results, that is, an ultra distance per stage/day, are acceptable (example: West Coast 200)

*Multi-sport official results regardless of distance covered are NOT acceptable

*Official finish at the 2012 Clark-Miyamit 50 Miles Ultra(CM50)

2.   Participant must be 18 years of age at the time of the event.


  1. Absolutely No Whining.
  2. While the organizers have exerted their best efforts to mark the course, it is the participant’s responsibility to be familiar with the route and is REQUIRED to carry with him the official race map at all times during the event. This will be provided in the race kit.
  3. February is traditionally the coldest month in the area. Participants are strongly advised to bring and wear the proper clothing.
  4. Support crews/vehicles are allowed in Babadak, Dayap, Castillo Village and Kayapa Proper East Market only.
  5. No porters, guides or unregistered pacers allowed. Violation will mean automatic disqualification. Registered pacers are only allowed from DAYAP PRIMARY SCHOOL Km 102 onwards.
  6. Cutoff stations will be located at BABADAK RANGER STATION(KM62-18 hours) and DAYAP PRIMARY SCHOOL(KM102-30 hours). Participants not able to meet the designated times at these points will be declared did not finished (DNF) and brought to the finish line.
  7. There will be bib and time recorders at different points of the route.
  8. Participants must take extra caution and care when passing through rice terraces/paddies and vegetable gardens.
  9. Participants must close all gates after passing.
  10. Participants are strictly prohibited to run in all the hanging bridges and must pass each bridge maintaining at least a 30-meter gap between participants.
  11. Participants must observe the Leave No Trace(LNT) principle at all times.
  12. Given the distances between and inaccessibility to motorized vehicles of most aid stations, all runners are REQUIRED to have at least a 1.5-liter capacity hydration bladder(more capacity, the better) or its equivalent in handheld bottles including enough food to last the distance/time between aid stations. Potable spring water sources along the route will be properly identified. These sources are self-service.
  13. Some of the areas along the route have hamlets so everyone is encouraged to say a word or two of greetings to the locals. Steer clear of animals especially those with their young.
  14. There will be no registration fee refunds for whatever reason, legitimate or imagined. Said fee is not transferable to another person and event.
  15. The Race Director, at any given time, reserves the right to modify and alter the race rules and course or cancel the event for the benefit of the participants.
  16. And with all due respect, the Race Director’s decision is final, thank you.


  1. Cellular Phone (fully charged and with load)
  2. Functioning flashlights or headlamps(extra batteries suggested)
  3. Whistle
  4. First Aid kit (antiseptic, bandage, cotton, salt, loperamide tablets)
  5. Extra food or energy gels
  6. Wet wipes
  7. Light poncho or garbage bag
  8. Official Race map


    • Highest Elevation of the course-2949 masl-Mount Pulag (KM 54)
    • Lowest Elevation of the course-890 masl-Kayapa Proper East Market(KM 125)
    • Other Notable Elevations-2150 masl-Mount Ugo(KM 141)
    • Temperature Range-0 degrees Celsius(possibly below zero at Mount Pulag summit area) to 15 degrees Celsius
    • Elevation of Start/Finish – 1121 masl –Kayapa Town Hall
    • Elevation Gain~ 10,000 meters
    • Elevation Loss ~ 10,000 meters
    • Three drop bag stations
    • The route is a mix of single track trails, dirt paths, loose gravel paths, concrete tire paths, muddy paths, hanging bridges and dry stream beds. In total, there is only less than a kilometer of concrete road in the entire course
    • For some area and route pictures, please go to this link; https://frontrunnermagph.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/2013-four-lakes-100kold-spanish-trail-60k-ultramarathon/


(For some area and route pictures, please go to this link; https://frontrunnermagph.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/2013-four-lakes-100kold-spanish-trail-60k-ultramarathon/)

Kayapa is a small and quaint, peaceful and serene, and vegetable-producing mountain town(valley) nestled about 1121 meters above sea level, 80 kilometers away and a comfortable 2-hour drive from Baguio City through the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road(also known asAmbuklao Road).

The zigzag road from Baguio to Kayapa is completely paved and offers spectacular views of Ambuklao and Binga Dams, rivers, lakes, pine tree-clad mountain sides, vegetable garden terraces and very cool and unpolluted weather. In fact, the abundance of pine trees will give you the chance to breathe real pine tree-scented air.

Kayapa is in the northern part of the Philippines in the island of Luzon and lies in the vast Cordillera mountain range. The town is located at the boundary between Benguet and Nueva Vizcaya and is the gateway to Region 2/Cagayan Valley if coming from the west.

Its upland location provides for cool temperatures on a yearlong basis.

If you are flying to the Philippines, the main entry point to Manila is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport(NAIA) and from there, you may take regular and air-conditioned buses with terminals in Pasay, Cubao, Caloocan and Sampaloc in Metro Manila. Take those bound for Baguio or Nueva Vizcaya. Buses are available on a 24-hour basis.

Alternatively, you may fly in at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport(DMIA) in Clark Field, Pampanga and take a bus bound for Baguio at the Dau Terminal.

From Baguio, you may take the buses and vans that regularly ply the route. Old school type buses (Bambang/Belance/Dupax-bound) and vans are either located at the Dangwa Terminal or Slaughter House compound. Bus trips start at 8AM onwards.  Fares vary from 120php to 150php.

Should you miss the regular trips, you may hire a van or taxi for a ride to Kayapa.

Car rentals are also available from NAIA/DMIA to Baguio/Kayapa and from Baguio to Kayapa.

If you are traveling by car, take the North Luzon Expressway(NLEX) then merge with the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway(SCTEX) then exit towards Tarlac City and take the main highway all the way to Baguio via the historic Kennon Road, a 5-hour drive.

Kayapa can also be reached by car via Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya passing through the Maharlika Highway and the historic Dalton Pass in Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya.

Aritao is about 220 kilometers and 6 hours away from Manila through NLEX, SCTEX(La Paz) and Nueva Ecija(Guimba-SanJose City) or Bulacan(Plaridel)/Nueva Ecija(Gapan-Cabanatuan-San Jose City) if exiting at Santa Rita in NLEX.

From Aritao, Kayapa is an hour or so away and a 29-kilometer zigzag drive up via Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road which connects the 2 provinces. Ample road directions guide the travelers.

Another option, if traveling by bus, is to alight in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya which is 15 kilometers after Aritao and take the buses or vans bound for Baguio at the bus parking area near a gasoline station alongMaharlika Highway. From Bambang, Kayapa is an hour or so away.

There are only a few bed and breakfast type lodgings, home stays to be exact, (Tessie’s-09471728752/092198888803,  Barangay Pangpang Hall- 09298448481 and Boulevard-09104443123) in Kayapa which offer only basic necessities. Rates start at 200php per bed and cooked meals of your choice may be arranged with the landlord. You may want to reserve early as there are only limited bed spaces. Room-sharing is the norm. All are walking distances to the starting line.

Or you may want to camp out for free at the Parish Church area where you can also park your vehicles some 400 meters away from the start or even sleep inside the Town Hall, also for free, provided you bring your own beddings.

Food is not a problem as there are a number of small eateries at the town center. There are also a number of stores from where you can buy bottled water, snacks and other food, and other personal necessities. Practically everything you will need is within walking distance.

And before you head for home, be sure to buy fresh produce at giveaway farm prices and local products/souvenirs at the market.

There are NO water refilling stations, cable television and internet connections in Kayapa. An FM radio signal from Baguio exists. This is a perfect set up so you can rest well before the race.

Lastly, a strict NO SMOKING policy exists in ALL of Nueva Vizcaya, You have been forewarned.

Again, please respect the environment, locals, animals, rules and guidelines at all times, thank you.

I am hoping that some runners will find Kayapa to their liking, enough to make it their kind of refuge andEden. Perhaps, not a few will be coming back for a private visit.

Kayapa is perfectly isolated somewhat but in a nice way.

Kayapa is my kind of town. Make it yours, too.



Call: 0917 803 06 64 / 0999 998 7654 / 0922 822 9342 / 843 2487

Email: frontrunnermag@gmail.com (Subject: Hardcore Hundred)

Race Organizer and Director: Jonel Mendoza

Technical Director and Head Marshal: Isko Lapira

Deputy Marshals: Aga Dulin and Alex Basilang

Technical Adviser: MGEN Jovenal Narcise AFP (Ret) ,aka Bald Runner

Race Management: Frontrunner Magazine


  1. Looking forward to join this great race…God Bless

  2. Raymond Gascon Says:

    Wow! First ever hundred miler trail run it would be a great experience.

  3. waaaaah! lapit na ng feb!!!

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  5. Dream trail run hope to join

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