2nd PAU Road Race: P2P Ilocos Norte
This is the 2nd series of the ultra distance road race runs of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) whose primary purpose is to promote ultra running in the country by bringing the runners outside of Metro Manila and in the different parts of the country. It has also the same purpose of discovering talented runners in the provinces who have potentials in ultra running. This will also have an effect in the promotion of eco-tourism in the different parts of the country.
The 2nd PAU Road Race will be held in the province of Ilocos Norte. It will start in front of the Municipal Hall of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte (18 kilometers north of Laoag City) at 5:00 AM of August 29, 2010 and the road race will go towards the north direction along the National Highway, passing along the Municipalities of Burgos and Bangui and finally ending in one of the Beach Resorts in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. (Note: The name of the Beach Resort will be announced soon). The road race has a distance of 65 kilometers. The race route will pass along the famous Bangui Windmills along the beach and getting also to the Parking Space of the Burgos Lighthouse. These two landmarks are famous being the oldest structure (lighthouse) in the country and the only windmill establishment constructed in the country which is the source of renewable energy through the power made by the winds coming from the sea.
The road race has a cut-off time of 12 hours and the runners has all the time to enjoy the scenery of the route and drop by the tourist attractions in the place.
All finishers within the cut-off time will be awarded with a Finisher’s Trophy and Finisher’s T-Shirt. There will be Aid Station in every 10 kilometers and the runners are advised to bring with them their individual hydration belt or hydration system. Runners are also allowed to bring their support vehicle but they are advised not to “shadow” their respective runner. The support vehicle should be able to “leap-frog” and park along the shoulder of the road. Potable water, Gatorade, and “food bites” will be available in the Aid Stations.
The registration of this race is extended to August 15, 2010. The registration fee is P 850.00 and registered members of PAU are entitled to a 10% discount. For particulars and details in the registration, you can send your inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org or look for Mariane at telephone numbers: 408-4930 and/or 775-2334.
The official hotel is La Elliana Hotel located along Rizal St in Laoag City. In Pagudpud, the official beach resort and Finish Line is at Terra Rika Beach Resort in Barangay Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.
Food and drinks will be served at the Finish Line. Donors/Sponsors for additional Ice-Cold Beer and Food are highly encouraged.