Friday, June 3, 2011

Merrell Adventure Run 2011

Looking for Merrell Adventure 2012? Check it out here

Race Results
Check out your race time here

Race Photos
KB Photography (album1, album2, album3, album4, album5)

On its second year, the Merrell Adventure Run again leads you through dirt roads, flowing streams, river crossing, rock scrambling, and uphill & downhill trails in a new but equally challenging & breathtaking race course at Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal. Brave up to this outdoor challenge and run on the rugged side this June 18, 2011.

Race Information
Date: June 18, 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal
Race Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K

Registration Fee
PHP500 - 5K
PHP650 - 10K
PHP800 - 21K
Note: Inclusive of Race Kit and Race Singlet

Registration Form
Download a copy here

Registration Details
Submit filled-out registration form with your fee from May 14 to June 14, 2011 at the MERRELL CONCEPT SHOPS listed below. Race Kits can be claimed June 1, 2011 onwards

G/F Space 23-24 Phase 8
Gaisano Market Market
Taguig City
Tel. no. (02) 836-1560

Space 2128 M2
Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 915-0197

2/F Festival Mall
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No. (02) 659-3284

Nepo Ave. Angeles City, Pampanga
Tel. no (045) 304-0654

Assembly Time and Gun Start
21k - 5:00AM - 5:40AM
10k - 5:00AM - 5:50AM
5k - 5:00AM - 6:00AM

Singlet Design

Special Edition Merrell After-Sport Bag
Note: If you finish the Merrell Adventure Run 2011, you will receive this bag that serves as the Merrell Finishers' Kit

Race Map / Race Route

Water and First Aid Stations
Hydration stations (in RED) will be provided at the finish line and along the race route. Technically, almost every kilometer has a hydration station.  Medical aid will be available at certain points along the way and at the finish line

Parking Area
All participants and spectators are required to park their vehicles at the designated parking area

Baggage Area
All participants are entitled to avail of the baggage deposit area from 4AM to 9AM

Electronic Timing Chip
Official time will be based on the disposable timing chip provided in the race kit. The chip must be secured by all participants to their shoes prior to the race. No chip, no time. Without the timing chip, participants are not entitled to win any of the top prizes

Inclement Weather
1 In the event of heavy rain, lightning, haze, fog and other inclement weather or adverse weather condition, the event may be delayed or cancelled
2 Should bad weather persist beyond 7:00AM or the condition deemed unsuitable, the event will be cancelled
3 If rain occurs after the race has started, you may continue unless otherwise advised by the designated race official or marshal

Shuttle Service
There will be 100 available slots for the shuttle service coming from BGC on June 18, 2011 for the Merrell Adventure Run. The shuttle buses leave at 3AM - 3:15AM. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Bonifacio Global City to Timberland Heights
Shuttle Bus #2 - PHP250 (2-way)
Bus leaves at 3:00AM and 3:15AM
* buses will go back to BGC after the event at 11:15AM

Puregold (San Mateo) to Timberland Heights
Mini bus (1) - FREE
Jeepney (3) - FREE
Jeepneys #1-#3 3:30AM, 4:00AM, 4:30AM
*mini bus and jeepneys will make several trips back and forth between Puregold and Timberland

Awards & Race Results
Rank 5km 10km 21km
1st (Male and Female) PHP3,000 PHP8,000 PHP15,000 Cash and gift bag
2nd (Male and Female) PHP2,000 PHP6,000 PHP11,000 Cash and gift bag
3rd (Male and Female) PHP1,000 PHP4,000 PHP9,000 Cash and gift bag

- Prizes will also be raffled-off during the program. The Race Bib number automatically qualifies each runner for the RAFFLE DRAW
- FINISHER’S MEDALS will be given after the race to the Top 20 finishers of 5K, Top 20 finishers of 10K, and all runners of 21K who finish the course before the 9:00am final cut-off time for all categories
- CERTIFICATES will be sent through email within two weeks after the race date to those who finish the course in their specific categories
- RACE RESULTS will be posted on and the Merrell Philippines fan page

Suggested Equipment
Trail running shoes, Hydration pack/Bottle belt, Cap, Gloves, Running gaiters and Energy bar or gel, especially for the 21K runners

Rules and Regulations
1 All participants below 18 years old must have their registration forms signed by either a parent or a guardian
2 Race bib numbers and electronic timing chips must be worn at all times during the race.  Bib numbers should be pinned in front of your singlet while chips must be attached to your shoes
3 All protests related to the results must be made in writing and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners
4 The organizer's decision is final

Timberland Heights (How to get there)
From Quezon Memorial Circle, go northeast via Commonwealth Avenue, past Ever Commonwealth Center.  Turn right before Sandigan Bayan to Batasan Road, then turn right again to Batasan - San Mateo Road.  Cross the bridge over Marikina River, then turn left to Gen Luna Avenue.  After passing Tropical Hut and Mercury Drug, turn right to De Los Santos Street.  When the road begins to slope, turn left to the highway going to Timberland Heights


Unknown said...

Impressive! Far off what I've expected! So, is it time we get trail gloves? ^_^

Daves said...

i guess ;)

Daves said...

updated with race maps

Unknown said...

thanks for the map. first time to join 21K. any suggestion as to what kind of trail gloves?

Daves said...

@aynoks, the merrell barefoot trail gloves is always a good choice for trail shoes. good luck on your 21k race :)

Anonymous said...

hi! would like to ask if there is any recommended place where we could stay near timberland heights? thanks.

Daves said...

(Merrell Adventure Run) there will be a first-come first-serve shuttle service from BGC to Timberland

Unknown said...

For those people who will be coming from north or dont want to go to BGC for the shuttle service, We are renting a van. Pick up point is on Robinson's pioneer Boni ave, and pick up time will be at 3:30am. Fare is only P200 two me or text me at 09155923895.Thanks.

Daves said...

@helmet, good luck on your race this saturday! :)

Anonymous said...

Ako po ay taga-Taytay,Rizal ,kung manggagaling ako sa Santolan at sumakay ng San Mateo, san po ako bababa, ano po ang mga landmark. Thanks

Daves said...

you may want to get off at Puregold. the organizer has provided a free shuttle service from Puregold to Timberland

Daves said...

(Merrell Adventure 2011) photo links courtesy of KB Photography

Daves said...

(Merrell Adventure 2011) race results now available

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