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Travel and Run in Tagaytay Highlands with Nathan Sports!


The fashionably exclusive Tagaytay Highlands country club will open its door to participants and their supporters for the upcoming Nathan Ridge Run on November 20 (that's a Sunday, by the way).  It's a running event organized by Nathan Sports Philippines that steers away from the usual city fun run. It promises - "A breathtaking view of nature overlooking the lush greeneries of Tagaytay, an uphill road course through rolling hills, and never-before-opened running areas...".

NathanSports is a US-brand known as a "world leader in innovative hydration and reflective gear, and multisport accessories." That's straight off the event brief but based from feedback from other runners, basically everyone I spoke with, had nice things to say about the brand and I've actually met some die-hard Nathan fans! Hihi. I can relate, I am that way with Deuter. :P

Being a green event, plastic cups will not be provided during the race but such generosity  the organizers have that they will be giving away hand-held Nathan hydration bottles to all participants as part of the race kit which  can be used during the race.  It's a steal deal! Gatorade and Premier water will be in jugs at the water stations.

The categories are 5K, 10K and 21K. Keep in mind that this is not your typical route. The course is mostly "uphell"  so each category will feel twice as long. Consider that when you select which one you'll be joining. When we tested the route, I have not exercised in a month or so I found myself walking after less than 10 minutes of running. Some parts were quite steep but the rewarding thing about is are the views of mountains and  the Taal Volcano (and the post-race meal courtesy of Tagaytay Highlands, hihi!)  

No matter how often I've been to Tagaytay, I am tirelessly amused with the view of Taal Volcano and the lake surounding it.  So  even though I don't see myself as much of a runner (more like a foodie/hiker  who needs exercise), I am very, very, very much excited to go! See you there!!!

Here's a sneak peak of the route :

That's CJ, new friend and blogger behind -
All route photos are courtesy of my ever-reliable camera phone, hehehe! I forgot to bring my cam for the preview. Oh aging, please go easy on me!

Here's our group shot, courtesy of Nathan Sports - the guinea pigs! I love this role! Again, Thank you Nathan Sports for organizing this preview. I met a lot of avid runner/bloggers,  gained new friends (hi CJ, Jef & Amanda!) and got to spend time with old friends (shout out to Mariel, Jules & Ed!) 

Race Venue :
Tagaytay Highlands Sport Center
Race Starts at 5:30 AM (there will be an interval between the start of each category)

5K - P850 (singlet, Nathan Sprint handheld - worth 850 Pesos, post-race meal)
10K - P1,050 (singlet, Nathan Quickdraw Plus handheld - worth 990 Pesos , post-race meal)
21K - P1,050 (singlet, Nathan Quickdraw Plus handheld, post-race meal)

Due to the venue, participants will be limited so register early! :)

Sprint - Hydration Bottle with Clipless Cap, 650 mL, Moisture-wicking, adjustable Airmesh hand strap, Dimensional zippered pocket, with incorporated, waterproof I.D./medical emergency card, Reflective detail, Weight: 4 oz

Quickdraw Plus - Hydration Bottle with Clipless Cap, 650 mL, Moisture-wicking, adjustable Airmesh hand strap, Dimensional zippered pocket, Incorporated, waterproof I.D./medical emergency card, Reflective detail, Weight: 4 oz.

Registration Centers :

R.O.X. (Marquee Mall Pampanga)
Runnr (Trinoma Quezon City)
Secondwind (Malingap St. Quezon City, Ortigas Home Depot)
A Runner’s Circle (Roxas Blvd. Manila)
The Starting Line (Westgate Alabang)
Res|Toe|Run (Nuvali Sta. Rosa, Festival Mall) 
R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street
     Friday-Saturday: 12:00PM-11:00PM
     Sunday-Thursday: 12:00PM-10:00PM
     How to Get to Bonifacio High Street -  Visit Metro Manila Directions for details

Nathan Ridge Run FAQ's here

Transportation :
You can opt to ride with the bus that Nathan Sports has liaised with. Fee is 350 Pesos - Round Trip.
Pick-Up Point : R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street to Race Venue (schedule TBA)

Driving Directions to Tagaytay Highlands here.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Entry of non-member private cars are restricted so if you are planning  to bring your own vehicle, you need to coordinate with the organizer in advance and provide them the names of your companions/vehicle plate number.

Forgot to bring my camera but thank God that I have an ever-reliable 3.2 megapixel camera phone which came to the rescue! Hehe! I wish I could have taken more photos!

Accommodation - Avail of a 20% discount when you check in at Tagaytay Highlands! You will have to present your Bib number upon booking. 

Important Links : 
Nathan Sports Website 
Tagaytay Highlands Website & Facebook 

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