R.O.X. MAPAWA Trail Run: Continuously Challenging Yourself

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R.O.X. MAPAWA Trail Run: Forget about pace and do what feels good

(Registrants of ROX MAPAWA Trail Run (Oct. 26, 2014) are entitled to 20% discount off on regular-priced items.)

“Recreational Outdoor eXchange is Filipino-owned and managed by people who has a passion for the outdoors. R.O.X. is one of the leading provider of outdoor experience, building a community of outdoor enthusiasts strongly advocating environmental conservation.” – R.O.X. Philippines

True to its core of OUTDOOR ADVENTURE, R.O.X. Philippines’s team are made of nature-tripper adventure-lover individuals to properly assist individuals in their adventure needs! In the following Q&A, let’s meet this adventure enthusiast marketing person of ROX, Jane Dumaug (JD)!

Runroo: What’s your earliest memory of outdoors?

I have to say canoeing just outside our house. I was born wherein the sea is my playground. I love to go on a canoeing ride with my cousins, then we would jump in the middle of nowhere and check out the colorful fishes.

Runroo: How it is to be working in R.O.X.?

JD: When I joined R.O.X. in 2011, I began to imbibe more to the outdoor and active lifestyle. I started out in joining fun runs then went into hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing.

The thing about getting outdoors are the people the you will meet, the things that you will learn about yourself; you will appreciate more the environment upon seeing the breathtaking scenery, and you are continuously challenging yourself.


Runroo: What your most memorable adventure?

JD: My most memorable adventure was trying Traditional Climbing for the first time. I am not really that good in rock climbing but when one of my climbing mentor, Pastor Noel, asked me to do it with him last year in Atimonan, I was so scared and excited all at once.  We did a multi-pitch traditional climbing in Veronica’s Arete (route name) on a Saturday morning. Pastor was the lead climber and I religiously followed him. Throughout the climb, I couldn’t dare look at the view behind me… because I know I am climbing a 120-foot natural rock wall!
climbingBut when I got on the top, the view was priceless… all those fears and sweats paid off.


Runroo: Your dream adventure?

To backpack across Europe – well at least in Spain, France, Belgium, Czech, Germany, Netherlands, and Denmark. My friend and I are planning to fulfill this dream two years from now (crossing fingers).

Runroo: What do you love about CDO? =)

JD: First – the people. They are all friendly and accommodating.

And, the outdoors: water rafting, biking, diving, and visit Mapawa Nature Park. You can enjoy a numerous activities in Mapawa.


With great people and great outdoors, Cagayan de Oro is definitely a perfect place for adventure-seeker individuals!

ROX has been supporting MAPAWA in the previous editions, what made it decide to give a bigger support this year by being its title sponsor?

JD: We saw the beauty of outdoors in CDO, and the growing of community of trail runners too. Since outdoor and building community of outdoor enthusiasts are our passion, it’s just natural for us to support this kind of events. And, seeing the passion of of MAPAWA Nature Park and the people behind MAPAWA Trail run to outdoors, there’s just no reason we will not support this event!

Runroo: Having experienced parts of the ROX MAPAWA Trail run route, what shoes can you recommend?

JD: Last year, I used my Salomon Speedcross trail running shoes. And, I really love it! So, I highly recommend any Salomon trail running shoes. They know trail running the best.


Runroo: Based on your experience, what other gears are a must to bring or wear to best enjoy the ROX MAPAWA Trail run?

JD: * Hydration gear
* Trail food
* Camera
Go Pro
* Headlamp
Black Diamond Storm
* Whistle
coghlans whistle
* Mobile phone
* Cap / Visor / Headwear
real x gear
* Blinker

You can check any R.O.X. shops for these items. And, ROX MAPAWA Trail Run participants will have discount in our CDO branch.

Runroo: Tips on how to survive the race?

JD: * Proper training – Trail running is different from road running. Make sure you get enough trail running training.

* Proper gear – make sure you bring your own hydration gear (bottle, belt, or pack). hHydration is an essential part in any activity. Use trail running shoes. Wear quick-dry apparel. Don’t forget your headlamp, cap, and windbreaker jacket.

* Proper nutrition. Access to aid station may be far apart so make sure to get loaded with enough to cover you from one station to another.

* Mental preparation

* Most of all — Enjoy the company, the trail, and THE VIEW!!!

They can always visit any R.O.X. shop, and ask for advice and assistance about outdoors and gears. We’ll be happy to serve anyone! It’s always our joy to share about outdoor and nature to others.
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B1 Bonifacio High St., The Fort, Taguig City.
Tel. No. +63 (2) 856.4639

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Tel. No. +63 (88) 323.4062

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(034) 7031342

Twitter: @ROX_Philippines


With R.O.X., Salomon, and MAPAWA Nature Park, join now the R.O.X. Mapawa Trail Run (11K/22K/42K) this Oct. 26, 2014. Register thru:

* Bank deposit: MAPAWA Nature Park / BDO 322 000 9586
Email slip to
* Online:
* CDO Registration center: R.O.X.
2nd Floor Centrio Ayala (Sat. & Sunday only, 10-7:30PM)
* Cebu Registration Center: KAi Shop
Villagracia Building (Across Cortes Hospital), S.B. Cabahug St., Mandaue City
(Inclusion and other Details of event, click here >>)

This post is in part of R.O.X. – MAPAWA Trail Run (42K/21K/11K), Oct. 26, 2014, which is made possible with the support of: R.O.X., Salomon, ABS-CBN CDO, 8a Multisports apparel, Mindanao Star, BusinessWeek Mindanao, The Cagayan Times, Endurance Sports, Magic 89.3, Mindanao Daily News, Sea to Summit, Black Diamond, realxgear.

* Photo credits to Jane Dumaug

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