by Armie Garde
The West Coast 200-kilometer (WC200) run, which will be staged in three consecutive days, started at 5 a.m. today, November 1.
The starting was at the Remy Field Oval at Subic Freeport Olongapo City. The participants are expected to finish at 5 p.m. on November 4 at the Port of Barangay Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan.
Today, runners will run 70 kilometers with a cut off time of 12 hours. The finish line is at the Municipal Plaza of Botolan, Zambales.
Here’s runroo.com’s storify on Bald Runner’s live updates of the West Coast 200, as well as cheers and prayers from supporters of the WC200 hardcore runners.
Tomorrow, on the second day, runners will again run 70 kilometers with a cut-off time of 14 hours. The start will be at the Municipal Plaza of Botolan, Zambales and it will finish at the Municipal Plaza of Infanta, Pangasinan.
The third and last day of the race will cover 60 kilometers with a cut-off time of 10 hours. It will start around 7 p.m. from the Municipal Plaza of Infanta, Pangasinan and will finish at the Port of Barangay Lucap in Alaminos, Pangasinan.
runroo.com will follow the developments of the West Coast 200, which is another “FIRST” in the ultramarathon history of the Philippines.
Armie Garde the Warat Runner, who started running ultramarathons at 23 years old, is a multimedia journalist based in Cebu City, Philippines. One of her ultra dreams is to finish BDM 102 and 160. She maintains runroo.com.