Bongao Tawi-Tawi Ultramarathon
July 2, 2017, 5:00am – July 2, 2017, 2:00pm
Be part of the Great Filipino Race!
Take a break from your usual race routes and go beyond the boundaries!. Join us on a road less traveled and discover more of the Philippines… and of the Filipino.
This running event is not just a chance to put a check on your bucket list but this is also an opportunity to set a new kind of PR… of helping end hunger to poor children in Tawi-Tawi. One hundred percent (100%) of your registration fee will be used to feed public school children in Tawi-Tawi for at least one school year thru Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga program.
This is a road race with a challenging 1.3-km assault to Bongao Peak (approx. 317 msl).
Bongao Tawi-Tawi Ultramarathon 2017
15K • 25K • 50K
Organized by The Great Filipino Race (GFR) and the Municipality of Bongao
July 2, 2017
50K – Php 900
25K – Php 700
15K – Php 500
100% of the Registration Fees will go to Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga Program in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi to feed public school children for at least one school year..
Runners may want to donate more than the registration fee if they want to help more kids or ask their friends to donate online as part of the runner’s registration fee. At the end of the race, we wiill also acknowledge those riunners who have raised more funds to help feed more kids.
HOW TO REGISTER
STEP 1. Sign-up now to reserve your slot! Fill-up the registration form found on this Link
STEP 2. Remit your registration fee directly to Gawad Kalinga weither online or thru bank deposit (kindly refer to payment options below. Digital copies of the Official Receipts will be sent thru email.
STEP 3. Inspire your friends to support your run and donate on your behalf. Just forward them the payment options and ask them to tag their donation to the name of the runner they are supporting.
For Online Payment, click on this Link
(In the comments section, please indicate the name of the runner)
For Bank Deposits, you choose from the following accounts:
Account Name: Gawad Kalinga
Account Number (Philippine Peso Current Account): # 3101 0977 56
Branch: BPI EDSA Greenhills
Account Number (US$ Savings Account): # 3104 0162 34
Branch: BPI EDSA Greenhills (Swift code: BOPIPHMM)
IMPORTANT: Kindly email a copy of your bank deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly indicate the name of the runner.
HOW TO GET THERE
The most convenient way is by plane
* Manila to Zamboanga (Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines); then Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi (Cebu Pacific)
* Cebu to Zamboanga (Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines); then Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi (Cebu Pacific)
* Davao to Zamboanga (Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines: then Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi (Cebu Pacific)
*For those coming from other areas of Visayas and Mindanao, there are other ways to get to Tawi-Tawi through a combination of bus and boat trips.
IMPORTANT: Once you have finalized your travel arrangements, email us your itinerary so that we could assist you during your travel and link you up with other participants with the same itinerary as yours.
GUN START and CUT-OFF TIME
50K – 4:30am (10 hours)
25K – 5:00am (5 hours)
15K – 5:30am (3 hours)
RACE ROUTE DESCRIPTION
Concrete road throughout the race with 2.6 kms steep ascend and descend to and from Bongao Peak. The way up to Bongao Peak is through concrete steps and pathwalks. It is also a natural habitat of monkeys. Check out this blog on Bongao Peak: www.traveling-up.com/bud-bongao-tawi-tawi/
RACE ROUTES, ELEVATION GAIN and AID STATIONS
Starting Line will be at the Municipal Hall of Bongao
Finish Line will be at DepEd Division Office
Kinldy check out the details of the race routes, elevation gain and aid stations at the Discussion section of this event page.
REGISTERED RUNNERS ARE ENTITLED TO THE FOLLOWING:
* Race Bib
* Post-Race Meal
Finishers within the cut-off time will receive Finisher Shirt. Podium finishers will receive trophies and gift items
MANDATORY ITEMS DURING THE RACE
1. Race bib. Must be worn at all times during the race
2. Mobile Phone. Must have enough load credits for calls/sms.
3. Water bottle or hydration pack. Drinking water will be made available in all aid stations but disposable cups WILL NOT BE PROVIDED to avoid accumulation of trash and to protect the environment.
RACE KIT CLAIMING
June 26-July 1: 9am to 5pm (Mayor’s Office, Bongao Municipal Hall, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi)
Aid Stations will be available every 5-6 kms along the race route. Drinking water, salt and calorie-rich food items will be available. However, disposable cups wont be provided so runners are required to bring their own water bottles or hydration packs.
We will post the list of hotels and beach resorts soon. For budget travellers, we will also be preparing camping sites 🙂 For the meantime, kindly email the secretariat for your questions.
We highly recommend that you visit some of the tourist spots in Bongao and neighboring islands. The Municipal Government of Bongao and the Provincial Tourism Office of Tawi-Tawi can help arrange tours for the runners and other guests.
Stay tuned for more updates!!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime through this page or you may send us an email at:
Check out these links for more info on Bongao, Tawi-Tawi and Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga program
Municipality of Bongao www.facebook.com/bongao.tawitawi.39
Tawi-Tawi Provincial Tourism www.facebook.com/OfficialTawiTawiTourism
Gawad Kalinga (Kusina ng Kalinga Program) – www.gk1world.com/kusinangkalinga
See you in Tawi-Tawi! 🙂