XTERRA Philippines “Pang Rave Run!”

Sunrise Events, Inc. headed by its President and Chairman and also Alaska Milk CEO Fred Uytengsu–the same people who have brought to us the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 race in the Philippines for two years in a row has again brought to Philippine shores another world-renowned sporting brand.

XTERRA, said to be the “de facto world championship of off-road triathlons,” XTERRA Philippines had just recently held its initial off-road race, a biathlon called “Putik Pare” last month at Nuvali, Sta Rosa, Laguna.  This January 30, 2011, XTERRA Philippines is set to hold its trail running race dubbed as “Pang Rave Run,” at the Tagaytay Midlands.

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Yesterday, Sunrise Events, Inc. brought yours truly, along with several blogger/runner friends, over to Tagaytay Midlands for a quick tour of the area where this exciting race will be staged.  The starting/finishing area would be at the Golf Club so if you’re driving to the area on race day I highly suggest that you familiarize yourself on how to get there (as we learned the hard way) if you’re not already acquainted with the place.

If you see this, you’re at the right place 🙂

As already stated, XTERRA is a class of its own when it comes to off-road races as already attested by its previous race, “Putik Pare,” and now with Tagaytay Midlands as “Pang Rave Run’s” playground it would definitely be more exciting—nice cool weather, “interesting” terrain, and a great venue.

The paved road is where runners start (and end), where they go from there would be a “surprise,” but I guess there’s no other way but “up”

The first impression I got with this race was its higher than the usual registration fee, but our sources indicate that it’s practically a steal given all the perks you’d get.  First, there’s the XTERRA race belt and XTERRA visor (exclusive for 21K) which not many may be interested in.  Then there’s the finisher’s shirt that’s not your typical shirt but at par with expensive technical shirts.  And then there’s the buffet breakfast at the Golf Club.  Did I mention the grocery bag, I mean, the loot bag?  All these combined, not to mention a race to remember, it’s more than worth it.

I’m not sure what’s the buffet menu going to be, but the food in the Golf Club is great!

Shuttle Service

XTERRA will provide a shuttle service for participants, to and from Tagaytay Highlands on a first come, first served basis, departing at 3AM and 3:30AM from Bonifacio Global City and returning at 11AM and 2PM.  According to the website it costs an additional ₱250.


Rooms are also available for participants, inclusive of breakfast, for those who want to stay longer and enjoy the amenities.  Click here to see the rates or book accommodations.

The “Cowboy Cabin” which is my favorite among the rooms we saw as a viable accommodation option


Registration is now on going at partner sites and also online until January 23, 2010.  Major credit cards are accepted for online registration.  For questions, email secretariat@xterraphil.com.

10K: ₱1,000 ($23) inclusive of

  • Finisher’s shirt made of technical material
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Loot bag
  • XTERRA race belt
XTERRA race belt for all registrants

21K: ₱1,500 ($34) inclusive of

  • Finisher’s shirt made of technical material
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Loot bag
  • XTERRA race belt
  • XTERRA visor
XTERRA visor
XTERRA visor added for 21K

Registration centers:

  • Runnr
    Bonifacio High Street
  • Sabak Sports
    Unit 401 Auto Precint, Westgate Center, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Second Wind
    Unit 03A Ortigas Home Depot, J. Vargas Ave., Pasig City

Please do stand by for some more updates about this event.  For more information about this race and XTERRA Philippines, visit www.xterraphil.com.


I would like to thank Sunrise Events, Inc. for stuffing us full during our wonderful tour!  I loved our “food trip!”  Likewise to Vimz for the information.

If this is a sign of things to come, guys, you better watch out for events from them!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. clarky Pumares says:

    hope the organizers will also held a race in the visayas region may it be cebu or bohol!


    1. dhenztm says:

      They actually have one in Liloan, Cebu to be held on March 06, 2011 but it’s an off-road triathlon (Source)


  2. mauro says:

    meron po b dito age category and top ten?


    1. dhenztm says:

      Sir I suggest you email secretariat@xterraphil.com about your questions


  3. NRico says:

    I run in Corregidor Challenge recently and its my 21k debut. may ask if the terrain is the same as in Corregidor? boz if its worst than the Rock then I might settle on the 10k category. Thanks and my support to your web.


    1. dhenztm says:

      All I can say is that no two trails are the same. I don’t have any idea on how Corregidor was, but for XTERRA you’d be scaling a mountain! (Although the Race Director mentioned it’s not “technical”)


  4. eire says:

    dhenz, i’m so tempted to join, but i haven’t been running for about a year now…kayanin ko kaya itong trail na ito? 10K pa…would you know how difficult it is? thanks 🙂


    1. dhenztm says:

      Based on the teaser photo on FB I think you may treat it as a minor ‘climb’ 🙂
      But seriously it seems like XTERRA races are the ‘it’ races when it comes to the trail, so regardless of the time to finish it I’m sure it’ll be fun! (I honestly don’t know how difficult it is)


  5. Lee says:


    where can i inquire about the race in Liloan, Cebu this March?


    1. dhenztm says:

      You may send your inquiries at the contact page of XTERRA Philippines: http://www.xterraphil.com/contact-us


      1. francis_c says:

        are they providing water stations along the trail route?


        1. dhenztm says:

          I would assume that they would (as expected), but just to be sure you may email secretariat@xterraphil.com.


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