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Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas 2018: Run Beyond Boundaries

The 2nd Salomon X-Trail Pilipinas in Iloilo City: The biggest trail race in the country – Salomon Xtrail – is coming to Iloilo on its 3rd leg of this year’s Xtrail series on September 16, 2018. Reputed as the #1 gear in trail running, Salomon annually holds the Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas since 2010. The race is one of Salomon’s trail running race series in the Asia Pacific Region, namely in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Philippines.



Reputed for being a technical trail running race, the “X-Trail” branding includes a mix of different terrain & surfaces– dirt, rocks, sand and concrete paths. Aiming to resonate with the brand’s core purpose of inspiring people to play and progress in their chosen outdoor pursuits, this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run is sure to pack a lot of enjoyable yet exhilarating obstacles ahead. Eyeing at least 300 participants, the 2nd Salomon X-Trail Run in Iloilo will consist of 2 race categories, namely, “Trail Run” category with 8km & 14km and the more technical “Mountain Run” with 24km & 32km distances.

Beyond boundaries. Transcending the boundaries of human capability is a philosophy which ultimately drives the core of Salomon. As such, participants of this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run can expect no less from the trail running authority as it once again simulates the challenging ascents of Skyrunning races. Particularly, the Mountain Run which is positioned as the most challenging category of the race will feature a heady combination of terrains such as asphalt and rocky trails to rivers, sandy tracks, and steep technical ascents – all of which are designed to test the stamina of the most tenacious runner.

The Mountain Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon Microfiber towel, post-race meal, raffle coupon & products from sponsors. Only those who finish within the cut-off time will receive a Finisher’s medal for this category. Registration fee for 32km is Php 1,800 and Php 1,500 for 24km.

Path to progress. An advocate of inclusivity, Salomon X-Trail Run also opens its doors to avid runners with basic to no trail running experience with its 8km and 14km Trail Run category. Though slightly less demanding, the Trail Run category equally aims to inspire runners to test the limits of their ability by coming up with a technical terrain that will surely prove taxing for its participants. Trail Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, post-race meal, raffle coupon & products from sponsors. . Registration fee for 14km is Php 1,200 and Php 900 for 8km.

Given the demanding nature of these distances, participants must adhere to the prescribed mandatory gear which includes, a whistle, a hydration pack/belt, with at least 1,000mL of water. Those with incomplete mandatory gear will not be allowed to participate in the race. Emergency numbers will also be announced on the race day, for those who will bring their cellphones. This is, however not mandatory.

Throughout the event, there will be specific areas and control points located in varying locations within the course to ensure that the participants finish the race within the official time. Moreover, the Salomon X-Trail Run will be a Green Race. A pioneer advocacy championed by the Salomon X-Trail Run since its first series back in 2010, Salomon’s Green Race Movement will not permit the use of disposables during the event. Participants are then required to bring their own water bottles.

Ongoing until September 8, interested runners may register in-store at Salomon SM City Iloilo or Salomon SM City Bacolod or register online at www.raceyaya.com. The claiming of the Race Kits will be on September 10-14 at Salomon SM City Iloilo or Salomon SM City Bacolod. Participants from outside Iloilo and Bacolod may also claim their racekits on race proper at the start/finish area from 2am until race start. Each participant is entitled to a 20% discount to all Salomon regular items valid at Salomon SM City Iloilo and Salomon SM Bacolod until November 30, 2018.




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32km Mountain Run. Registration fee: Php 1,800 / USD 36 | Elevation profile: Elevation gain: 1200 meters or 3,960feet; Elevation loss: 1200 meters or 3,960feet.

Course Description. This is the full loop for intermediate to advanced runners starting from UPV Covered Court in Miag-ao campus and thru the different barangays of Miag-ao. Do not underestimate this route: gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. You’ll be going over a series of rolling hills leading to the big climb to Udok. You’ll be passing the barangays of Malagyan, Paroon, Tambong, Banbanan, Tumagbok, Ticdalan and Diday. Most of the route are trails used primarily by locals to travel from one barangay to their farmlands and neighboring areas.

Course Conditions. There will be gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. However, the course may be affected by weather conditions before or during the race.

Aid Stations:
At the Start/Finish Line.
Aid Station 1 (AS1) –Brgy. Paroon, KM3 from Start/Finish line.
Aid Station 2 (AS2) – Brgy. Banbanan or KM10 (before river crossing)
Aid Station 3 (AS3) – Brgy. La Consolacion KM16
Aid Station 4 (AS4) – Brgy. Diday Proper or KM25
Aid Station 5 (AS5) – Brgy. Paroon or KM30

Mandatory Gear: Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,000mL
Whistle (This will be a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it.)

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24km Mountain Run. Registration fee: Php 1,500 / USD 30 | Elevation profile: Elevation gain: 900 meters or 2,970feet; Elevation loss: 900 meters or 2,970feet

Course Description. This is the full loop for intermediate to advanced runners starting from UPV Covered Court in Miag-ao campus and thru the different barangays of Miag-ao. Do not underestimate this route: gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. You’ll be going over a series of rolling hills leading to the big climb to Udok. You’ll be passing the barangays of Malagyan, Paroon, Tambong, Banbanan, Tumagbok, Ticdalan and Diday. Most of the route are trails used primarily by locals to travel from one barangay to their farmlands and neighboring areas.

Course Conditions: There will be gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. However, the course may be affected by weather conditions before or during the race.

Aid Stations:
At the Start/Finish Line.
Aid Station 1 (AS1) –Brgy. Paroon, KM3 from Start/Finish line.
Aid Station 2 (AS2) – Brgy. Banbanan or KM10 (before river crossing).
Aid Station 3 (AS3) – Brgy. Diday Proper or KM17
Aid Station 4 (AS4) – Brgy. Paroon or KM22

Mandatory Gear. Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,000mL
Whistle (This will be a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it.)

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14KM Trail Run | Registration fee: Php 1,200 / USD 24

Course Description. This is for beginner or intermediate runners starting from UPV Covered Court in Miag-ao campus and thru the different barangays of Miag-ao. This route: gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. You’ll be going over a series of rolling hills around the trails connecting the barangays of Malagyan, Paroon, Tambong, and Diday. Most of the route are trails used primarily by locals to travel from one barangay to their farmlands and neighboring areas.

Course Conditions. There will be gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. However, the course may be affected by weather conditions before or during the race.

Aid Stations:
At the Start/Finish Line.
Aid Station 1 (AS1) –Brgy. Paroon, KM3 from Start/Finish line.
Aid Station 2 (AS2) – Brgy. Diday Proper or KM8
Aid Station 3 (AS3) – Brgy. Paroon or KM12

Mandatory Gear: Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 1,000mL

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8KM Trail Run | Registration fee: Php 900 / USD 18

Course Conditions: There will be gravel or dirt roads, fire trails, river crossings and single tracks. However, the course may be affected by weather conditions before or during the race.

Aid Stations:
At the Start/Finish Line.
Aid Station 1 (AS1) – Brgy. Paroon, KM3 from Start/Finish line.
Aid Station 2 (AS2) – Brgy. Paroon, or KM5

Mandatory Gear: Water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 500mL

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Venue: UPV Miag-ao Campus Covered Court, Miag-ao, Iloilo. UPV Miag-ao Campus is a 40-minute drive south of Iloilo in the island of Panay in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The whole UPV Miag-ao Campus consists of hectares of forested private land and was declared a bird conservatory for migratory birds and all endemic species found therein. The municipality of Miag-ao’s is a tourist destination south of Iloilo with the St Thomas of Aquinas church as a declared World UNESCO Heritage Church and also boasts some outdoor tourism destinations which include Tinagong Dagat, a lake nestled above 800meters above sea level and Miag-ao Rice Terraces. The 32km route will pass thru these tourist destinations. For foreign nationals who are flying into the Philippines, your entry point in Manila is thru Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and from there you may take a flight to Iloilo International Airport.

Accommodation. Runners may book UPV Dorm and Dormtelles for an overnight stay at a reasonable fee. These dorms come with complete facilities which are only walking distance near the Start/Finish Line area.

Contact Person: Lyncen Maranon-Fernandez
Email: lmfernandez@upv.edu.ph and lyncen.maranon@gmail.com
Contact no.: 09998802880

How to get there. Travel time to Miagao is approximately one hour from Iloilo City by Bus or Jeepney. You will easily recognize the town by its famous Miagao Church which is partly visible as you approach from around 1 kilometer away as it sits atop the hill which is the town center. Further along the highway after you’ve passed by the church and a downhill road, at approximately 500 meters away from the church, is the entrance to the UPV Miagao Campus. This is on the right side of the highway.

Options. Free bus ride to the first 200 registered runners who register and book their seats at Salomon Iloilo or Salomon Bacolod. These buses will transport runners from UP Iloilo to the Start line at UP Miag-ao. Buses will leave from UP Iloilo at 2am and 3am on race day. Same Buses will also leave from race site to Iloilo City at 2pm and 3pm.
Take a jeepney or a taxi to Iloilo Supermarket and look for the Jeepney terminal to Miagao. the Miagao Jeepney will directly drop you to the event venue (just tell the driver or conductor you are headed to UPV Covered Court. Regular fare is 50 pesos. No extra charge for the drop-off.
Take a jeep or taxi to Molo Bus terminal. Ride a southbound Bus to Antique and inform the conductor you are headed to UPV Miagao. Regular fare is 44 pesos. Alight in Miag-ao church and ride a tricycle asking the driver to drop you off at the UPV Covered court.

For more details, visit http://salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph/xtrail-iloilo-leg/or Salomon Philippines on Facebook page. For inquiries regarding the event, email salomonxtraililoilo@gmail.com.

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Atty Aldean Philip Lim, Race Director, during the Media Launch of Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2018 – Iloilo Leg

During the Media Launch of Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2018 – Iloilo Leg



Gear up and conquer your limits with Salomon. With the Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas 2018 in tow, Salomon introduces its latest iterations for its core trail running range – the SLAB and SENSE collections. Made to enhance and live up to the harshest trail running conditions, participants of the upcoming race are sure to perform at their finest by gearing up in Salomon’s latest trail running innovations.

Ideal for competitive trail runners who are out to test their limits in the Mountain Run categories, Salomon unveils this season’s upgraded SLAB collection with four stand-out footwear that are meant to live up to the fiercest trails.

Headlining Salomon’s high-performance trail running range are the S/LAB SENSE 7 and the S/LAB SENSE 7 SG. Both footwear boasts of Salomon’s Endofit technology for a superior fit and breathability and a ContaGrip with Premium Wet Traction rubber to ensure maximum traction over any terrain. What sets these two models apart is that the S/LAB SENSE 7 is made with a hard ground outsole while the S/LAB SENSE 7 SG features an aggressive outsole to get a grip of the soft ground and a soft mesh upper to keep out debris.

Proving to be a brand that’s built with athletes for athletes, the S/LAB ULTRA 2 was developed with French elite athlete Francois D’haene. The result is a remarkable running shoe that embodies the D’haene’s long-distance stamina, precision, and agility. Its key features include the Energysave foam insert that adds long-lasting cushioning and protection from the coarsest terrain; Energycell+ foam to ensure a smooth consistent ride; SENSIFIT construction with a durable protective Skin Guard lining; and a Contagrip outsole and reverse lugs on the heal area for added confidence when traversing downhill.

Even the most cunning runners cannot escape the perils of bad weather. The next best thing is to sport a pair of footwear that’s especially designed to hold out against muddy, wet, and slippery trails. Take a shot with the S/LAB SPEED 2 with its narrow fit for precision and agility even in the worst conditions; ContaGrip sole to ensure traction and resist clogging; and lastly, a protective mudguard positioned around the foot area along with a cushioned midsole to let you pile on the miles against harder surfaces.

Derived directly from the S/LAB Collection, the SENSE Collection offers a wide range of trail running shoes that are equally formidable and durable. This line includes the SENSE RIDE with its generous cushioning which enables one to push the mileage for extended periods of time in comfort; the SENSE PRO 2 for those who opt for a lightweight feel without sacrificing comfort; the SENSE ESCAPE which offers incredible protection and grip on and off the road; the SENSE PRO MAX which boasts of an anti-vibration technology for less shock and more fun. The models in the SENSE Collection are available for both men and women.

Salomon’s latest collection also engages runners with its selection of superior running vests. Lightweight and constructed for precision, the all-new AGILE 2 SET is a power mesh-equipped running vest that serves the perfect function of carrying one’s essentials without compromising air-flow, comfort, and motion. Meanwhile, under the S/LAB collection is the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 5 SET, an ultimate gear stowing solution made with anti-odor stretchy mesh fabric and a Sensifit construction that promises to wrap around the body without hindrance. Plus, the vest is as lightweight as can be at a mere 100g.

Founded in 1947 in Annecy France, Salomon began as a mountain sports brand driven by the sheer passion for exhilarating outdoor pursuits. Since then, the brand has emerged as a global leader in trail running footwear and accessories that help athletes go beyond the limits of their capabilities. As Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas returns for its 7thinstallment, runners across the country can expect another challenging outdoor experience that bears the inspiring legacy of a brand built upon athletic excellence.

For inquiries about the event, e-mail SalomonXtraililoilo@gmail.com. Also follow Salomon  on our facebook page: @salomonphilippines and @SalomonPH on Instagram.

Salomon is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by the Primer Group of Companies. Salomon is available at SM Megamall, SM North Edsa Annex,SM North Aura, Glorietta 3, SM City Bacolod, SM City Iloilo, SM Seaside City Cebu, Abreeza Mall, R.O.X. stores nationwide, Bratpack SM Davao, Toby’s Mall of Asia, Olympic Village ATC, Duty Free Philippines, and NAIA Terminal 3. The brand is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by the Primer Group of Companies – Asia’s next retail giant.

About Salomon. Salomon was born in the French alps in 1947. Our passion for mountain sport progression, product development, quality, and craftsmanship drives us to create progressive gear to enable freedom and help you challenge yourself in the mountains.

About the Primer Group of Companies. Established in 1985, the Primer Group of Companies is engaged in the retail and distribution of the world’s top and premium consumer brands in outdoor, travel, footwear, fashion, wellness and urban lifestyle. The group has also established a solid ground in the industrial products and services landscape, with companies in digital and silkscreen printing, air-conditioning and creative graphic design and services.

The company is aggressively pursuing new grounds to become the leader in the global distribution and innovation of premium goods and services. Its retail authority alone has grown to over 130 premium brands, with over 300 stores in 8 Asian countries. The Primer Group’s 3000+ strong employees in the region and countless recognition present it as one of the most formidable retail players in Asia today.

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