Cebu Trail Challenge Series 21K: Favorite Spots of the Trail Runners

Event:A Taste of Cebu Trails: The Half-Marathon Challenge (SERIES 1)
Organized by: Cebu Trail Runners
Date: 5am. March 20, 2016
Race Assembly Venue: Covered Court, Nazareth St. Buhisan, Cebu City
Website: cebutrailchallenge.wordpress.com
Registration: Details below or at their website.


Finally, after a long time of organizing group fun trail runs / treks — Fat Ass, multi-day ultramarathon challenges — mostly invitational…

… after a long time of joining trail running events in other cities,

Cebu Trail Runners will officially organize a series of trail running events this year: Cebu Trail Challenge Series (More details at cebutrailchallenge.wordpress.com). Just so we would be reminded that Cebu also has scenic mountains and trails aside from our beaches and money-making business parks.

The first event of the Cebu Trail Challenge Series is a 21K (half-marathon) which will be this March 20, 2016 called A Taste of Cebu Trails: The Half-Marathon Challenge.

If March 20, 2016 is too far for you to have a TASTE of Cebu trail, you can join the free pre-race event:

What: Try A Trail 02
When: 5am. March 6, 2015
Where: Mercury Drug Store F.Llamas St. Punta Princesa, Cebu City (Assembly area)

FB event page: facebook.com/events/204224966594492
(This is open to everyone especially to those who would like to check the trails or if you just want to have fun.)
It is hard to describe the beauty of the trails of Cebu City so we asked some of the trail running friends who had been to the route of A Taste of Cebu Trails: The Half-Marathon Challenge to share with us their favorite spot of the trail route. This way we could have a feel of it. They said giving me ONLY ONE favorite is harder than running the trail because they have LOTS of favorite parts.

HIS & HERS. Let’s start with these 2 lovely trail running couples preferred spots.



Richard Anania & Xid Suarez




His. Richard’s favorite spot is the “Pamutan Grassland.” He loves it because it’s so green, and the view is breath-taking. Also, he can see both the contrasting beautiful views of the mountains and the “city” of Cebu.

Hers. Xid’s favorite spot is the Toong-Buhisan Forest because we, girls, like it gnarly. =) On top of that is that Xid loves the idea of being in the surrounding of thick forest with its welcome coolness.



Santonin & Carmel Yu




His & Hers. Aside that both of them are RN, Mr. Mrs. Yu also both like the Buhisan Ridge area, which is the last 3km of the A Taste of Cebu Trails: The Half-Marathon Challenge. It’s because this part of the race will test not only your physical strength and endurance, but your mental ability and character to finish what you have started. Now you know the secret to #forever confidently beautiful marriage.





AJ Mercado, The Poster Boy




Toong is his favorite part of the A Taste of Cebu Trails: The Half-Marathon Challenge. For him, it’s what make Cebu such a charm when he gets to see the bustling city from the very peaceful mountain trails. It’s like being in the bosom of a lover taking a rest from the madness of life.

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SOUND OF MUSIC.  I got the feeling that people who love trails are those who kind of watched too much Sound of Music movies in their childhood.


Teody Cue, Hamster Trail 2015 Race Director.

(He’s not Korean so as to answer the question in your head while looking at his photo.)



His favorite part of the A Taste of Cebu Trails: The Half-Marathon Challenge is the area of Globe Towers because it would make him spin around like Judy Garland singing “The hills are alive with the sound of music…”

Photo from Santonin Yu

Photo from Santonin Yu

On a clear day, this is how it looks.



Dennis Savellano, itsshawtime.wordpress.com



Pamutan Grassland is also Dennis favorite spot of the trail because it brings him back to his warm happy childhood days of watching Judy Garland sing and dance on the hills that were alive of music.


Therefore, the route of A Taste of Cebu Trails: The Half-Marathon Challenge is that beautiful that even men cannot help but spread their arms, and sing…

Original Cinema Quad Poster - Movie Film Posters

Original Cinema Quad Poster – Movie Film Posters

To join this trail running event in Cebu City, following are ways on how to register:

RegistrationEntry Amount
Regular: Php 800.00
Late: Php 1,000.00
Regular fees dates: Jan 27 – Feb 29, 2016
Late fees dates: March 1 – 14, 2016

Registration method
– Online via BPI bank payment and online form
– Offline via partner storesPartner stores
– Etch store SM City
– KAI store Manduae
– New Balance Store in Ayala

Online Registration
BPI account number : 4339-2520-98BPI
account name: Romeo R Cordova III
Online registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/uzo2UNMYLz
Email: cebutrailchallenge@gmail.com

Steps:– Deposit amount to BPI Bank
– Fill-up online registration form
– Email a copy of pic/scan of payment receipt using email used in online registration form
– Receive a registration confirmation

Source: Registration – Cebu Trail Challenge

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Rose Buenconsejo. Fun run, trail, crochet, coffee crawler.


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