TNF 100 2013: Break All Boundaries


 So, here it is! The TNF 100, Philippine Edition is back!

I must say that this is one of the most anticipated races of the year.  And personally, the race that I am dying to go back to for just ONE reason:  to REDEEM myself from previous year’s unfinished business. I wasn’t able to make it to 75k cut-off point in 22 hours. This time, no matter what it takes, I’ll make it through to the finish line. DNF is NOT an option.

As early as December 2012, there had already been feelers about the race. Racers have looked forward to the date when the registration opens. And so, grab a copy of Total Fitness magazine January – February issue to avail of the 30% discount on registration fee.

Here are the race details:

Categories

Registration Fee*

Date

Race Start

Start/Finish

100K Php 3500.00 20-Apr-13 3:00am R.O.X. Camp John Hay
Finish: April 21, 2013 10:00 AM
        Cut off Time: 30 hours
50k Php 3500.00 20-Apr-13 4:00am R.O.X. Camp John Hay
Finish: April 20, 2013 10:00 PM
        Cut off Time: 18 hours
22k Php 1000 21-Apr-13 5:30am R.O.X. Camp John Hay
        Cut off Time: 4 hours 30 mins
11k Php 1000.00 21-Apr-12 6:00am R.O.X. Camp John Hay
        Cut off Time: 3 hours

*Registration fees are at “early bird” rates; subject to increase without prior notice

The 100k race route is now available. Please visit TNF100 2013 Race Route.

100km Kilometer/Stage Cut Off Times

TNF 100 2013 will feature kilometer or stage cut offs.   Multi stage/kilometer cut-off is to ensure the safety and well-being of the participants. Below are the kilometers/stages with corresponding cut off times:

Kilometer/Stage                                                                                              Cut-off times:
50 Kilometer mark/ Kennon road                                                        14 hours from start of the race
75 Kilometer mark/ Summit Sto. Tomas                                           22 hours from start of the race
100 Kilometer mark/Camp John Hay                                                 30 hours from start of the race

*Organizers can modify the race times and cut offs before and during the race depending on the conditions of the race course, weather and other safety considerations. Participants who fail to reach the cut off times will be transported back to the finish line.

Logistic Point (LP) and drop-off bag.

  • Participants have the option to turn over their drop off bag and supplies for the race on April 19, 2013, from 2pm to 6pm only at specially assigned counters near R.O.X. Camp John Hay .
  • Drop off bags and supplies must fit in one (1) large plastic bag to be provided by the organizer. Runners can access their drop-off bag at the Logistic point located at kilometer 50.
  • Organizers will transport the bags at LP after 6pm of April 19, and will return it at the finish line after the race.
  • Runners can reclaim their drop off bags until 3pm of April 20, 2013. Unclaimed drop-off bags after will be disposed of accordingly.

Race Briefing

Race briefing will be at R.O.X. Camp John Hay at 3pm, April 19, 2013.  Race course, logistic areas, hydration, gears, cut-off times will all be discussed here.  This will also give runners ample time to rest and secure mandatory equipment for the race.

Registration points:

  • The North Face: SM N.Edsa; SM Megamall ; Shangri La; Glorietta IV; SM MOA ; Alabang Town Center (ATC) ; SM Cebu; SM CDO; SM Davao
  • R.O.X.: BHS, Marquee Mall, Cebu
  • The Travel Club: SM Baguio
  • Res Toe Run: Ermita; Gateway; Trinoma; Naga and Legazpi

Registration fee inclusions:
50 and 100K runners:

  • Cash and Product Prizes for winners
  • Trophies (100K) and Medals (100K and 50K) for winners and podium finishers
  • Authentic TNF100 Race Jersey, Bib, Maps,TNF100 stickers and raffle entry plus freebies from sponsors
  • Authentic TNF100 Race Visor for first 100 registrants
  • Free bus ride to and from Baguio for 1st 50 registrants; bus sched To  Be Announced (TBA)
  • Free post event “boodle- brunch” courtesy of D.O.T. CAR
  • Special edition TNF100 2013 Finisher’s token
  • Finisher’s Certificate

11 and 22K runners:

  • Cash and Product Prizes for winners
  • Medals for winners and podium finishers
  • Standard issue TNF100 Race Jersey, Bib, Maps,TNF100 stickers and raffle entry plus freebies from sponsors
  • Finisher’s Certificate

Free Bus Ride:

Date

Qualified Registrants

Available Seats

Departure Time

Pick Up Point

19-Apr

50 and 100K runners

50

9:00am

R.O.X. BHS

21-Apr

50 and 100K runners

100

4:00pm

R.O.X. Camp John Hay

Mandatory Gears:
For day running

  • Hydration Equipment
  • Trail Food
  • Whistle
  • Cell Phone

For night running

  • Headlamps with batteries
  • Blinkers or Reflectors
  • Hydration equipment
  • Whistle
  • Jacket (Windbreak, Rain Jacket, etc.)
  • Cell Phone

Recommended Gears

  • Hydration equipment (water bottles or water bladder up to 2 liters)
  • Dry bag or plastic bag to keep gears dry
  • Trail food to last several hours
  • Jacket (Rain/Wind)
  • Thermal Blanket
  • Headlamp/Flash lights (with spare bulb and batteries)
  • Blinker or reflective equipment
  • 1 Mobile phone with at least 100 credits (to call or text in case of emergency)
  • Whistle
  • First aid kit
  • Map case
  • Map of the course (provided by the organizers)
  • Cap or hat
  • Extra clothing/shoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Sun block or Sun Screen
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Petroleum Jelly, Body Glide, Vaseline, Etc.

Rules and Regulations

  • Organizers retain the right to modify the course, rules, and regulations, delay the start, hold any runners in the course or stop the race in the event of any weather disturbances or any unforeseen incidents in the race course. Any decisions made by the organizers are final.
  • Race numbers should be visible at all times.
  • Mandatory gears should be carried by the runner at all times during the race.  Random checks will be conducted by the organizers and a runner without the mandatory gears will not be allowed to proceed with the race until the missing item is replaced.
  • Time penalties may be imposed by the race organizers on runners who do not follow race rules.
  • Runners must deposit all of their race equipments to the organizers before the race.  Runners can access their gears in designated points of the course which will be announced during the race briefing.
  • Runners must pass through all the check points of race organizers.
  • Night equipment should be worn in specific locations or time as mandated by the race organizers.
  • Runners should follow the marked course.  Failure to follow the marked course may result to penalties or disqualification.
  • Cut-off times will be designated by the race organizers throughout the race course for safety reasons.
  • Runners are forbidden to alter any directional signs, markings, or kilometer post found throughout the race course.

**For more detailed information, please visit TNF 100 2013.

Advertisements

Please Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: