The race starts on Midnight of May 11, 2016 in front of the Provincial Capitol of Ilocos Norte which is located along Rizal Street in Laoag City.
Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol
From Rizal Street, runners will go on easterly direction until they reach the second street intersection and then TURN LEFT along the so-called BACARRA Road. The Bacarra Road goes on a northerly direction towards the town of Bacarra. After passing the Bacarra Bridge, the runner follows the Highway towards the town of Pasuquin and by-passes the Poblacion of Bacarra.
The runners will pass the town of Pasuquin as he/she proceeds to the town of Burgos. The Kilometer #50 Checkpoint will be located in front of the Burgos Municipal Hall.
Kapurpurawan Rock Junction Before Poblacion of Burgos
In Front Of The Burgos Municipal Hall
After passing the Windmills in Burgos and Bangui, the runners will be on their way to the Boundary of Pagudpud. Once they reach the intersection/junction going to the Poblacion of Pagudpud and towards the Province of Cagayan, runners would have covered a distance of 72 Kilometers.
Pagudpud To Cagayan Junction (Kilometer 72)
After 18 kilometers, runners will reach the famous Patapat Bridge and hopefully, the last runner will pass this place while there is still daylight. Patapat Bridge is Kilometer #90
Patapat Bridge (Kilometer #90)
After 10 kilometres, there is a flowing water from a hose from the side of the mountain which is very near to a road repair construction due to mountain slides. This is the Kilometer 100 mark of the route.
Free-Flowing Water on the Right Side of the Road Near a Landslide Repair/Construction
After 2 kilometres, the runners will reach the Ilocos Northe-Cagayan Boundary Arc (Kilometer 102).
Ilocos Norte-Cagayan Highway Boundary Arc
From this point, runners will be going downhill towards the town of Santa Praxedes and to the plains of Claveria, Pamplona, and Abulog until they reach the famous Magapit Bridge, the Longest Suspension Bridge in the country.
Pamplona Welcome Arc
The Pamplona Welcome Arc is Kilometer #150 and the Pamplona Poblacion is Kilometer #160.
Eight Kilometers before the town of Allacapan is marked as Kilometer #200.
Upon reaching the Magapit Bridge, the runners would have reached Kilometer #226.
After crossing the Magapit Bridge, runners will TURN LEFT towards the town of Lal-lo, Cagayan and proceed to Aparri, Cagayan. The runners will pass the DUGO Intersection (Dugo, Camalaniugan) on their way to the direction of Aparri until they will reach Km Post 0578 which is 4 Kilometers before reaching the town of Aparri. At this Kilometer Post, runners will TURN-AROUND back to the DUGO Intersection and then TURN LEFT towards Santa Ana, Cagayan.
The DUGO (Camalaniugan) Intersection is Kilometer #244.5 and the Km Post 0578 which is the TURN-AROUND point is Km #251. Upon reaching back to DUGO after coming from the TURN-AROUND Point, the runners should have covered a distance of 258 Kilometers.
DUGO (Camalaniugan) Intersection
TURN-AROUND Point Before Aparri, Cagayan
From the DUGO Intersection to the Finish Line in Santa Ana, Cagayan will be a long-stretch of flat road of about 62+ Kilometers. The Finish Line will be at the LA PERLA INN which is 10 Kilometers away after passing the Santa Ana Welcome Arc.
Santa Ana, Cagayan Welcome Arc (Last 10 Kilometers To The Finish Line)
La Perla Inn Entrance
La Perla Inn Marker & Road To Santa Ana’s Centro
Good luck to all the Runners!