CONQUER RIDGE RUNNER: RUN THE CALDERA

2023-01-22
By : CAMC

CONQUER RIDGE RUNNER – RUN THE CALDERA TRAIL RACE 2023
Mt. Mariveles, Brgy. Alasasin, Mariveles, Bataan
January 8, 2023 (Sunday)
Your yearly trail starter just got BIGGER.
Burn those holiday fats and get ready for another season of CONQUER TRAIL ADVENTURE SERIES. On its 8th Edition.
Now, there are even more reasons why we should go back to Mt. Mariveles. After the long success of the Tarak Ridge Rosary Trail Race, now we extend the excitement to the caldera.
Experience running at the mouth of a volcano (but no need to worry, Mt. Mariveles is dormant).
Revisit and be marveled at Ayala Trail, Paniquian River - Sllaj Falls – Tarak Peak – Tarak Ridge – Papaya River, now with the addition of the caldera peaks, all in one tough race, and spectacular views you can find only at Mt. Mariveles. Plus you must be able to survive the strong and gusty winds when you reach Tarak.
There will be two (2) categories:
1. RIDGE RUNNER 30K
2. RIDGE RUNNER 15K
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PROGRAMME
SATURDAY, 7th January 2023
04:00 PM - 06:00PM - Race Kit Distribution - Alasasin Elem. Sch.
SUNDAY, 8th January 2023
02:00 AM - 04:00 AM - Race Kit Distribution - Alasasin Elem. Sch.
04:00 AM - 04:55 AM - Assembly/ Race Briefing/ Mini-Lecture (LNT)
05:00 AM - Gun Start 30KM - Alasasin Elem. Sch.
05:00 AM - 05:30 AM - transport of 15KM runners to the start line
05:31 - 05:55 - Assembly/ Race Briefing 15KM
06:00 AM - Gun Start 15KM
12:00 PM - Final Cut-off 15KM - Alasasin Elem. Sch.
03:00 PM - Final Cut-off 30KM - Alasasin Elem. Sch.
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MAJOR AND SPECIAL AWARDS :
1. 30K: Male and Female
Champion
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
*** Male and Female Champion Awardees will receive outright entry to the 2nd Leg at CONQUER ASCEND 42K.
2. 15K: Male and Female
Champion
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3. Oldest and Youngest Runner
4. Best Team (Most number of Official Finishers in all categories)
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REGISTRATION FEES:
** A special 5 runners plus 1 free kit for those who will register as a group regardless of categories during the EARLY BIRD period.
** A special 10 runners plus 1 free kit for those who will register as a group regardless of categories during the REGULAR REGISTRATION period.
** Senior Citizen and PWD discount applied (20%)
**P200 off to all residents of Bataan province. For online and in-store registration only. Not applicable for other registration discounts.
** All previous GRANDSLAMMERS are entitled to a 20% discount.
RIDGE RUNNER 30K:
PHP 2300 – Early Bird Rate from October 19 - 31, 2022
PHP 2500 – Regular Rate from November 1 - December 18, 2022
PHP 3000 – Late Registration from December 19 - 31, 2022
INCLUSIONS:
- Race Bib
- Special edition training singlet
- Environmental Fees
- Post-race Meal
- Timing chip
 
RIDGE RUNNER 15KM:
PHP 1800 – Early Bird Rate from October 19 - 31, 2022
PHP 2000 – Regular Rate from November 1 - December 18, 2022
PHP 2500 – Late Registration from December 19 - 31, 2022
INCLUSIONS:
- Transportation from Alasasin Elem. School to the start line and back.
- Race Bib
- Special edition training singlet
- Environmental Fees
- Post-race Meal
- Timing chip
ALL RUNNERS are entitled to:
- Raffle entry
- 30% discount on all Conquer products only excluding Tent (special discount of P1000.00). You may claim your discount until 1 month after the race day only. Please present your deposit slip or Acknowledgement Receipt to our store staff to avail.
- 20% discount on Altra Shoes.
_ 20% discount on Feetures socks
- 20% discount on Goodr Sunglass
-15% for all NatureHike products
- 10% discount vouchers on COROS products.
- 10% discount on Bagum.ph balance board
Exclusive for official finishers:
- High-Quality Sublimation Finisher’s Shirt
- Finisher's Plate
SHIRT SIZE CHART
Size - Width" - Height"
XS - 18 - 24
S - 19 - 25
M - 20 - 26
L - 21 - 27
XL - 22 - 28
2XL - 23 - 29
3XL - 27 - 30
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CUT-OFF TIME
30K - 10 Hours or 3:00PM
15K - 6 Hours or 12PM
GUN START:
30K - 5AM
15K - 6AM
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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Limited Slots Only Registration may end early once all slots are filled in.
1. Bank deposit or fund transfer
a. Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI)
- Account Number: 9569-0166-54
- Account Name: Benedict J. Meneses
b. Gcash
- Account Number: 09189191416
- Account Name: Benedict J. Meneses
c. Maya
- Account Number: 09189191416
- Account Name: Benedict Meneses
Write your full name, age, birthdate, shirt size, gender, contact number, name of the person and contact number to be called in case of emergency, team name, and address.
Email a scanned/ photo of your deposit slip/acknowledgment receipt to
conquertrailadventure@gmail.com
with:
Subject: CONQUER RIDGE RUNNER (30KM/ 15KM) depends on your category
Please bring the original copy of your deposit slip upon claiming your race kit.
2. ON-LINE
a. Please visit https://racetechph.com and look for our event name
3. IN-STORE
a. Conquer Mckinley
Unit 1B, Woodridge Residences (Cluster 2), McKinley Hill Dr, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
Visit our store from 8AM to 6PM, Monday to Saturday only.
b. ALTRA in Sparta Store
126 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City, 1550 Mandaluyong, Philippines
09171309408 - look for Cheryl, Al, or Glyn.
- No entry fee refunds (full or partial) for whatever reason once you’ve signed up for the race.
- Switching race categories is not allowed under any circumstances after we close the registration.
- Entry is not transferable to another person.
- There will be:
** NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
** NO SLOT RESERVATION ALLOWED
** NO REFUNDS
** NO DOWNGRADE/ UPGRADE TO OTHER CATEGORIES AFTER WE CLOSE THE REGISTRATION
** NO TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION FEES TO OTHER PERSON
For further inquiries, please contact the Race Director Mr. Benedict J Meneses (09189191416).
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QUALIFICATION:
To qualify for the 30KM category, a participant:
1. Must be 18 years or older on race day. If under the age of 18, a written letter of consent from the parent or legal guardian is required.
2. Must be physically fit and in good health.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
The following mandatory equipment must be carried at all times during the race. Random spot checks may be performed at any time, and time penalties or disqualification are imposed for non-compliance depending on severity. Mandatory equipment will be checked during the distribution of race kits.
ITEM - REMARKS
1. Vaccination card, facemask, and alcohol - local IATF requirement
2. Race Bib - Must be clearly visible in front
3. Hydration System - 1 Liter minimum capacity
4. Water Reserve - 1 Liter minimum
5. Food Reserve - Personal nutrition, sufficient for the distance between Aid Stations.
5. Trail Running Shoes - Sandals/slippers and road shoes are not permitted for safety reasons.
6. Whistle - For calling attention
7. Basic First-Aid Kit - For treating minor wounds and injuries
8. Mobile Phone - Fully charged and able to make/receive calls and text messages. Save the following emergency contact numbers on your phone: +63 918 919 1416.
9. personal drinking Cup and utensils.
RACE KIT DISTRIBUTION & BRIEFING - 30KM
- Participants must observe social distancing and wear facemasks at all times.
- Participants are advised to attend the race briefing.
- All participants must claim their race kit personally. Present the vaccination card and proof of registration.
- Complete mandatory equipment will be checked.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
RIDGE RUNNER 30KM:
The Organizers are deeply embracing the LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY. As the creed says:
“Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.”
All RUNNERS are required to embrace the same principle too.
to be published soon...
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QUALIFICATION:
To qualify for the 15KM category, a participant:
1. Must be 18 years or older on race day. If under the age of 18, a written letter of consent from the parent or legal guardian is required.
2. Must be physically fit and in good health.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
The following mandatory equipment must be carried at all times during the race. Random spot checks may be performed at any time, and time penalties or disqualification are imposed for non-compliance depending on severity. Mandatory equipment will be checked during the distribution of race kits.
ITEM - REMARKS
1. Vaccination card, facemask, and alcohol - local IATF requirement
2. Race Bib - Must be clearly visible in front
3. Hydration System - 500ml minimum capacity
4. Water Reserve - 500ml minimum
5. Food Reserve - Personal nutrition, sufficient for the distance between Aid Stations.
5. Trail Running Shoes - Sandals/slippers and road shoes are not permitted for safety reasons.
6. Whistle - For calling attention
7. Basic First-Aid Kit - For treating minor wounds and injuries
8. Mobile Phone - Fully charged and able to make/receive calls and text messages. Save the following emergency contact numbers on your phone: +63 918 919 1416.
9. personal drinking Cup and utensil.
 
RACE KIT DISTRIBUTION & BRIEFING - 15KM
- Participants are advised to attend the race briefing.
- All participants must claim their race kit personally. Bring valid identification and proof of registration.
- Complete mandatory equipment will be checked.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
RIDGE RUNNER 15KM:
The Organizers are deeply embracing the LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY. As the creed says:
“Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.”
All RUNNERS are required to embrace the same principle too.
to be published soon...
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
The following items are recommended and/or optional:
ITEM - DESCRIPTION
1. Hydration Salt / Electrolytes - To stop dehydration and prevent cramps. Should be taken as prescribed.
2. Energy Gels - There will be food and drinks at the aid stations. However, you may bring your personal preferred nutrition.
3. Petroleum Jelly / Anti-chafing cream - To protect against chafing & blistering
4. Sunscreen - Protection against the sun. Apply before and during the race.
5. Sunglasses - Protection against UV rays
6. Hat / Scarf - Protection against the sun, rain & cold at night
7. Wind Breaker - Protection against the wind. Should not replace the mandatory rain jacket.
8. Long-sleeved shirt / Arm Sleeves - Protection against the sun
9. Calf Compression/Sleeves - Can be used as protection from sharp grasses and insects.
10. Trekking Poles - Highly recommended! Especially useful for balancing on steep climbs.
11. Compass - May aid in checking navigation or if lost
12. Course Map - To aid in following the course
13. Running Gaiters - To keep “stuff” out of your shoes, and they provide protection from scrapes and abrasions caused by trail debris, branches, or rocks.
14. Cash - You may also purchase food and drinks from local stores.
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ACCOMMODATIONS:
If you are planning to be in the area the day before the race day (advisable), Runners may choose to:
1. Set up a tent (bring your own tent) and camp on the grounds of Alasasin Elementary School. But please make sure to break camp by 3AM on January 8, 2023, before the race briefing. Comfort Rooms are available at the school and the Barangay Hall in front of the school. There are lots of food stalls also available in the vicinity. Mind your own belongings and please respect other runners who are resting. The lights off are at 10PM.
2. There are quite a several hotels and lodging nearby the area at a reasonable price.
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GENERAL RACE RULES & REGULATION
1. You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.
2. You must stay on the marked course at all times. The course will be clearly marked using marking tapes and signs and there will be race marshals stationed at critical points along the course. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking or checkpoint. Short-cutting is not permitted. Violation means outright disqualification from the race.
3. Race bib must be worn and clearly visible at all times.
4. A participant must be self-contained/equipped with the complete mandatory equipment. Otherwise, he/she will not be allowed to run. Mandatory equipment will be checked upon claiming race kits. The random check may also be conducted along the course or at any of the aid stations. Failure to present any of the mandatory equipment is a ground for disqualification. A 30-minute grace period will be given to produce the missing item before allowing the participant to continue with the race.
5. It is a requirement that all runners carry a mobile phone throughout the race. Make sure your phone is fully charged before the race. Please be aware that reception is intermittent or none at all in some parts of the course.
6. Pacers are not allowed.
7. There will be no cups, bowls & spoons available at the aid stations. Please bring your own cup as part of your mandatory equipment.
8. Participants will need to carry adequate nutrition supplies between aid stations.
9. There are long sections where runners will need to be self-sufficient between aid stations. This will mean runners will require to carry at least 500 ml. upon leaving the aid stations.
10. No support crews are allowed outside the Aid Stations.
11. The use of trekking poles is allowed and highly recommended in all categories.
12. Littering is strictly prohibited. There will be garbage bags located at the aid stations. Violation of this rule will mean outright disqualification.
13. Picking or damaging plants, animals, fungi, and rocks found along the racecourse are prohibited.
14. Please be careful not to damage properties located along the racecourse.
15. The course will pass through residential areas. Please do not make loud noises or sounds when passing through these areas.
16. All participants must be self-contained and must carry the mandatory equipment at all times during the event. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to run.
17. There will be a mandatory equipment check upon claiming of race kit to ensure you have all the mandatory gear but it is your own responsibility to decide whether your clothing/gear provides adequate protection for possible wet weather running.
18. There will be a medical team on standby at every aid station, approach the staff if you need medical assistance. However, a basic first-aid kit for treating minor wounds and injuries is part of the mandatory equipment.
19. Anyone caught tampering with the course markings (e.g., vandalizing & maliciously re-positioning trail signs) or other actions that are deemed against fair and sporting spirit is unacceptable and will result in automatic disqualification with a lifetime ban from participating in our future events.
20. If you can no longer continue with the race, you must notify the race organizer with a text message as soon as possible, or proceed to the nearest aid station and inform the race staff there. Save the following emergency contact numbers on your phone: +63 918-919-1416. Please DO NOT simply exit the race and go home without telling anyone about it.
21. If you dropped out of the race, you will have to pay for your own transportation going back to the finish line.
22. You are responsible for checking the official updates provided by the race organizer on the race website or on Facebook. Please follow the instructions provided.
23. The Race Director reserves the right to adjust the start time, and modify the course, rules, and regulations under some circumstances for the safety of all runners.
24. Written Protest should be made within 1 hour after the cut-off time in case there’s a complaint against cheating or violation of rules. A protest fee of 500PHP will be collected to process the complaint.
25. The Race Director’s decision is final and non-appealable.
See you on January 8, 2023, for another challenging series and Thank you so much for your support.

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