Five decades since its inception, Salomon continues to elevate outdoor experiences
In its bid to push the boundaries of trail running, Salomon announces the return of the highly anticipated Salomon X-Trail Run on July 22 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Conceived in 2008 as an annual event throughout Southeast Asia, the Salomon X-Trail Run is highly regarded by the trail running community for its exceptional and technical trail routes, which continues to attract runners, fitness junkies, and outdoor enthusiasts. Now on its seventh year, the Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas is back to challenge hardcore trail runners and outdoor adventurers with another grueling and unforgettable experience.
Following last year’s widely successful turnout of close to 1,200 participants, this year’s event seeks to attract 1,500 racers from all over the country as it unveils another race across the vigorous forest trails of the Subic Freeport Zone. Similar to past Salomon X-Trail races, this year’s trail running competition will consist of two race categories–the Trail Run for beginners with 6K and 12K distances and the more technical Mountain Run designed for experienced runners with its 24K and 32K distances.
Participants can expect simulations of the challenging ascents of Skyrunning races. The Mountain Run, which is positioned as the most challenging category of the race, will feature a combination of terrains such as asphalt and rocky trails to rivers, sandy tracks, and steep technical ascents.
Path to progress
Though slightly less demanding, the Trail Run category aims to inspire runners to test the limits of their ability by coming up with a technical terrain that will still prove taxing for its participants.
Given the demanding nature of these distances, participants of the 32K and 24K Mountain Run must adhere to the prescribed medical certificate before registration and mandatory gear before the race, which includes a headlamp, a whistle, a hydration pack/belt with at least 500mL of water.
There will be specific areas and control points in varying locations within the course to ensure that participants finish the race within the official time. Moreover, the Salomon X-Trail Run will be a green race. Salomon’s Green Race Movement will not permit the use of disposables during the event. Participants are required to bring their own water bottles.
Interested participants are invited to register until July 8 at Salomon Stores in SM Aura, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, SM North Edsa Annex or online. Claiming of the race kits will be on-site. Alternatively, online registrants can opt to have the race kits delivered via courier for an additional fee.
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