• ABOUT CM50

    CLARK-MIYAMIT FALLS TRAIL ULTRA, known as the CM50 is the finale race of the Clark Miyamit (CM50Ultra) Trail Race Series. The race started in 2011. It consists of two categories: the 60K and the Bad Ass 50 miles

    The 7th Edition

    Date : 26 November 2017, sUNDAY @ Filinvest Mimosa+ & Quest Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines

     

    FOR QUICK UPDATES, please visit the Facebook page of CM50.

    The Route

    Both distanceS start THIS TIME AT THE Filinvest Mimosa+ and Quest Hotel in Clark and will take runners to an out-and-back course on footpath connecting Clark (formerly Clark Air Base of the American servicemen and during pre-WWII, it was called Fort Stotsenburg) to the scenic Miyamit Falls in Porac, Pampanga. It is an old trail used primarily by Aetas to travel from their ancestral land, Clark and other neighboring areas. The route will take runners Clark Freeport Zone (formerly Clark Air Base), Gate 14, Sacobia River, Puning Spa, Sitio Target, up the dirt road covering the sugar cane plantation, Sitio Ebus (Aeta community), down to the expansive Pasig-Potrero River (river crossing), parallel dirt road along SCTEX, Crow Creek (Sapang Uwak), passing through the Aeta community, then up to Miyamit Falls and the peak (about 3kms to caldera of Mt. Pinatubo) and back to Clark.

     

    The race is physically demanding and requires enough preparation and conditioning.

    60K: 2166 meters elevation gain/loss

    50Miles: 3120 meters elevation gain//loss

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    ACCREDITATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

     

    BAD ASS Title

    Earn the coveted "BAD ASS" Title

    CM50 finishers within the tight time barrier shall rightfully earn the monicker "Bad Ass". The title was coined in 2011. Click here for history of the Bad Ass title

     

    For a list of our Bad Ass FInishers, click Race Results.

    LOYALTY AWARD

    Earn a Perpertual Bib Number and a Baddest Ass Trophy

    Runners who have managed to finish the 50 miles in 5 consecutive rows all within the time barrier regardless of ranking will receive the Loyalty Award called "Baddest Ass". Jael Wenceslao is the first Baddest Ass runner since the race was started in 2011.

     

     

    International Trail Running Association

    Member since 2012

    CM50 is a member of the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). For more details, click ITRA.

    THE NORTH FACE® ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT-BLANC®

    4 new points for UTMB 2016 and 2017 edition

    2012 and 2013 and 2014 and 2015 editions of CM50 (50 Miles Distance) have 2 qualifying points FOR THE NORTH FACE® ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT-BLANC® The 2016 edition has 4 new qualifying points for 2016 and 2017 editions.

     

    Click here for details on UTMB points

    Asia Trail Master Series

    Run the Great Trails of Asia. SCORE POINTS. EARN the HONOUR of GRANDMASTER.

     

    CM50 is a Super Trail (one of five) of the Asia Trail Master Series. Earn points for the 2016 ATM Series and see how you rank among the trail runners competing in the Great Trails of Asia. (ATM) For more details click ATM .

    Visit My Philippines

    See the beauty of the Philippine trails in Clark-Miyamit on foot

    CM50 is part of DOTs Visit My Philippines Sports Events in the 2017 Campaign.

  • THE COURSE

     

    Elevation gain: 10,236 feet or 3,120 meters

    Elevation loss: 10,236feet or 3,120 meters

    Click the link for details of the race course.

     

    RACE PROFILE

     

     


    Course Description

    This is an out-and-back course on footpath connecting Clark (formerly Clark Air Base of the American servicemen and during pre-WWII, it was called Fort Stotsenburg) to the scenic Miyamit Falls in Porac, Pampanga. It is an old trail used primarily by Aetas to travel from their ancestral land, Clark and other neighboring areas. The route will take runners from Tennis Court area of Clark Parade Ground (Start/Finish line) at Clark Freeport Zone (formerly Clark Air Base), Gate 14, Sacobia River, Puning Spa, Sitio Target, up the dirt road covering the sugar cane plantation, Sitio Ebus (Aeta community), down to the expansive Pasig-Potrero River (river crossing), parallel dirt road along SCTEX, Crow Creek (Sapang Uwak), passing through the Aeta community, then up to Miyamit Falls and the peak (about 3kms to caldera of Mt. Pinatubo) and back to Clark.

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    Course Condition

    Gravel road, fire trails, dirt road, river and lahar crossings, single tracks and partly asphalt/concrete road.

    Course condition may vary depending on the weather.


    Weather

    For the most part, the period from November to February in the Philippines is the coldest time of the year. During the past 6 editions of CM50, weather was relatively cool and can get really chilly up in the mountains with no to occasional drizzle and hot dry weather around noontime.

     

     

    NOTE: This is a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it. Given the hot weather condition for the last 5 editions, HEAT TRAINING is highly advised. 50 miles is still called the DNF Challenge.

     

     

     

     

    Aid Stations

    Aid Station 1 (AS1) is located at Puning Spa, 10kms from Start/Finish line

    Aid Station 2 (AS2) is at river bank of Pasig-Potrero river or KM16 (after river crossing)
    Aid Station 3 (AS3) is AFTER Sapang Uwak or KM25
    Aid Station 4 (AS4) is at the junction going to the Falls and peak or KM31.

     

    *(Distances are approximate)

     

    NOTE: There will only be one (1) drop bag section which is at AS3.

     

    IMPORTANT: Runners are strongly advised to carry at least 2 liters of fluid from AS4 en route to the peak and back to the nearest aid station (AS4) .

     

    50-mile runners must pass through the Falls only AFTER they have reached the peak (peak first and then Falls). All 60k runners must reach the Falls as it is their turn-around point.

     

    NOTE: All 50 milers must bring enough fluids (RECOMMENDED: 2 liters) and fuel going to the peak after coming from AS4 as there is no aid station between AS4 and the peak which is 10 kms one way or a total distance of 20kms. The landscape between AS4 and peak is very hilly, rugged and remote but scenic. Runners, thus, should bring more fluids and fuel than they anticipate because of added exertion. Please do not ask water or food from the marshals at the peak. Runners are allowed to stash water or food along the route between AS4 and the peak but NOT in any other part of the course, which is a ground for DQ.

    Food and Fluids: All stations will have water, Nutella, peanut butter, bread, rice cake, watermelon, banana, boiled eggs, water, softdrinks, sports drinks and other assorted food.

     

    Drop Bags: Runners will have to deposit their drop bags on 25 November 2017 during the Race Briefing. CM50 crew will be there to receive them. Drop bags are accessible at AS3 (Sapang Uwak) only. Drops bags must be made of sturdy material to withstand rough handling and transportation. It should not be more than 18" x 18". Runners will have to mark their drop bags with their name. Drop bags will have to be retrieved by the runners after race at the Finish Line and given the difficulty and remoteness of AS3, the retrieval and transportation is approximately after 7pm. Otherwise, the failure of the runners to retrieve their respective drop bag and its content will be disposed off accordingly and the race organizer, staff, crew or volunteers will not incur liability therefor. Race organizer, his staff, crew and/or volunteers will not be responsible for damage of the drop bags or spoilage of their contents.

     

    Course Markings and Critical Junctions

    Course Marking:

     

    SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL MARKINGS SPECIFIC FOR NIGHT and DAY RUNNING, course is primarily marked with ORANGE reflective markers, ORANGE arrow blazes  and light blinkers as additional marking along Sacobia and Pasig-Potrero rivers. Both ways of the CM50 course are marked. Follow the trail markers as if connecting dots and backtrack if one gets lost. At every junction or intersection, stop for a while and look for confidence markers to indicate the correct path. On straight path or trail, it is normal to see no marking for several meters since it is indicative of correct heading. Unusual absence of blazes or markings after several minutes or hours of running is clearly a sign of incorrect direction.

     

    ORANGE REFLECTIVE MARKERS and ORANGE arrow blazes ARE ALL STRATEGICALLY PLACED ON THE RIGHT SIDE WHEN GOING TO MIYAMIT AND CONVERSELY, ON THE LEFT SIDE WHEN GOING BACK TO CLARK. Thus, runners should run on the right side going to Miyamit and opposite the traffic when going back to the finish line (Clark). Markers are placed on wooden poles and also can be found on tree trunks, electric posts, ground, road, walls, plants, stones, rocks, etc. Runners should focus or closely pay attention both on the topography and markings. If one gets lost, please do not call the RD to ask for one's current location. Backtrack and look for the last marking. This and more will be included in the race and pre-race briefings.

     


    Critical Junctions

    • SACOBIA RIVER - From Clark to Miyamit, runners are advised to follow the ORANGE REFLECTIVE markers and red light blinkers but if one is having a hard time looking for the markers, stay on the left side. The entrance to the AS1 is on the left side marked by red blinker. Your shoes and feet will certainly get wet here.
    • SITIO TARGET - This is the place after AS1 and is around 9.5KM from the Start. There is a partially hidden CONCRETE steep stair on your right. Take it.
    • SUGAR CANE PLANTATION - Please look for markers on the leaves, tree trunks, on the ground, stones, rocks, etc. for proper heading.
    • AFTER PASIG-POTRERO RIVERBED CROSSING - This is heading to AS2 across Sitio Ebus. This almost dry RIVERBED is around 2KM wide. On the other side is an entrance to Alviera.
    • FIRST TUNNEL - After passing through this tunnel (going to Sapang Uwak) make sure you make a right turn. Going straight will bring you to SCTEX - wrong way. There is another tunnel after 1KM or so which goes (desdending dirt road) to the left heading to Sapang Uwak. NOTE: Alviera or Sandbox is not part CM50 course. After going through the first tunnel, head out to the next one to get to Sapang Uwak. 
    • STEEL BRIDGE - Follow and cross the bridge about 1.5KMS after the 2nd tunnel. Make a left after crossing the bridge. There should be a stone bridge a few meters after making the left turn.
    • INTERSECTION AFTER THE STONE BRIDGE - Just go up straight to Sapang Uwak as there is a fork. Do not take the left DIRT road. Just go straight. Follow the main dirt road.
    • SAPANG UWAK (Crow Creek) - You will know when you are in Sapang Uwak because there is the Sapang Uwak Elementary School on your left and a small street basketball court on your right. This part is on cemented road (short only).

     

    • MIYAMIT - From Sapang Uwak is mostly uphills and downhills of paved dirt road. From AS4 to the peak is single track.

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