1st PAU 50K Run

The Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) will conduct a series of 50K races starting on May 9, 2010 with the objective of promoting ultramarathon running in the country.

My personal observations during our participation in the 1st Asian IAU 100K Championship Race in Jeju Island, South Korea made me conclude that our runners have the potential to be at par with the Japanese and South Korean ultramarathon runners. The Japanese and the Koreans had been years ahead of us in this field of running event. These countries have also ultrarunning events almost every weekend.

In order to identify, promote and train ultrarunners, there is a need to conduct regular ultra races in the country. The first series of 50K runs will be held on May 9, 2010 and to start at 6:00 AM in Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. The registration fee is P 750.oo. Each finisher will be awarded with Individual Trophy and Finisher’s T-Shirt.

This race will be done along the paved road and each runner is required to bring a hydration pack/belt system. The cut-off time is 8 hours.

Registration starts today, March 30, 2010. Registration Forms are available at the BR “Speed” Training/Clinic at the ULTRA Oval Track; at the Bald Runner’s Events Office at #115 M.H. Del Pilar corner E. Angeles Sts, Barangay Santo Tomas, Pasig City, Metro Manila; or at Sunday’s Road Races. For further inquiries, please contact Telephone Number: 497-6442 or e-mail us at bald.runner@yahoo.com.

Rules and Regulations/Protocol for this event will be published in this blog soon.

The next 50K run will be held from Laoag City to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on August 29, 2010.


6 thoughts on “1st PAU 50K Run

  1. greencursor

    jovie, good luck on your first race offering. your efforts are beginning to bear fruit. i know that this will be the start of more good things to come for PAU.


  2. fanaticinformant

    Thanks for organizing this! Go Philippines! Go PAU!!! Here’s to more ultra events that would recognize us as real contenders and winners in future international ultrarunning events.


  3. Arthur

    Congratulations to Team Philippines on its first international ultramarathon event. I believe, this is one event where our athelete can excel and successfully compete internationally. BR, like to see you extend your training/clinic to ultramarathon running to fully optimize the performance of the runners and to prevent permanent injuries. “Ultramarathon runners push their bodies to the limits” and they should have all the tools/training/knowledge to be successfull. Sir, you are the only one who can give these.


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