Clark-Miyamit Falls Trail Ultra (CM50)

23 November 2020
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
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80 KM
1 day
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ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 60KM
Difficulty:    Brutal
ENTRY FEE:    80

This race is the finale of the CM50 trail race series with MF42 as one of the qualifying races.

This is an out-and-back course on a 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.

The 5th edition of CM50 will be officially part of the ASIA TRAIL MASTER SERIES.

The route

An old trail used primarily by Aetas to travel from their ancestral land, Clark and other neighboring areas. The route will take runners from the 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.

CM50 is a member of the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and carries two (2) qualifying points of UTMB (NORTH FACE® ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT-BLANC®).

NOTE: This is a physically demanding race. Runners are strongly advised to train properly for it. 50 miles is still called the DNF Challenge.

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

Weather: For the most part, the period from November to February in the Philippines is the coldest time of the year. During the past 3 editions of CM50, weather was relatively cool and it can get really chilly up in the mountains with the occassional drizzle and hot dry weather around noontime.
 
ALL LOCAL TIME:

Time:  1am to 7pm for 50 miles
            1:30am to 5:30pm for 60K

Time barrier: 18 hours for 50 miles
                       16 hours for 60k

Course Record

50 miles

Aldean Philip Lim (M) 10:24:44 (Phil) 2013
Naomi Fujimaki (F) 10:46:58 (Japan) 2013

60K

Julie Green (F) 9:14:00 (F) (Aus) 2011
Danin Arenzana 9:15:37 (M) (Phil) 2012

Read the 2014 race report here.

Event Organiser

Jonnifer Lacanlale

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