Salomon continues to elevate outdoor experiences and push the boundaries of trail running with the return of the Salomon X-Trail Run, happening this July 22, 2018 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Started in 2008, the Salomon X-Trail Run is an annual event organized by Salomon throughout Southeast Asia. It includes Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. The event offers exceptional and technical trail routes, which attract an increasing number of participants among runners, fitness junkies, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Now on its 7th year, the Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas is back to challenge hardcore trail runners and outdoor adventurers with another grueling and unforgettable trail running experience.
This year’s event seeks to attract 1,500 racers from all over the country for another adrenaline-pumping race across the lush and vigorous forest trails of the Subic Freeport Zone. The running competition will consist of two race categories: the Trail Run category for beginners with 6km and 12km distances and the more technical Mountain Run designed for experienced runners with its 24km and 32km distances.
Participants of the 32km and 24km Mountain Run must adhere to the prescribed medical certificate before registration and mandatory gear before the race, which includes a headlamp, a whistle, a hydration pack/belt with at least 500mL of water. Those with incomplete mandatory gear will not be allowed to participate in the race.
The Mountain Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon Microfiber towel, post-race meal, raffle coupon, and products from sponsors. Only those who finish within the cut-off time will receive a Finisher’s medal for this category.
Path to progress
Salomon X-Trail Run also opens its doors to avid runners with basic to no trail running experience with its 6km and 12km Trail Run category. Trail Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, post-race meal, raffle coupon & products from sponsors.
Throughout the event, there will be specific areas and control points located in varying locations within the course to ensure that the participants finish the race within the official time alongside motivational posters and signages to encourage racers.
Moreover, the Salomon X-Trail Run will be a Green Race. The competition will not permit the use of disposables during the event. Participants are then required to bring their own water bottles.
Interested participants may register until July 8, 2018 at Salomon Stores in SM Aura, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, SM North Edsa Annex or online at salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph. The claiming of the Race Kits will be on-site. Alternatively, for online registrants can opt to have the Race Kits delivered via courier for an additional fee.
Gear up, conquer limits with Salomon
In line with the race, Salomon introduces its latest iterations for its core trail running range—the SLAB and SENSE collections.
Ideal for competitive trail runners who are out to test their limits in the Mountain Run categories, Salomon unveils this season’s upgraded SLAB collection with four stand-out footwear that are meant to live up to the fiercest trails.
Headlining Salomon’s high-performance trail running range are the S/LAB SENSE 6 and the S/LAB SENSE 6 SG. Both footwear boasts of Salomon’s Endofit technology for a superior fit and breathability and a ContaGrip with Premium Wet Traction rubber to ensure maximum traction over any terrain.
What sets these two models apart is that the S/LAB SENSE 6 is made with a hard ground outsole while the S/LAB SENSE 6 SG features an aggressive outsole to get a grip of the soft ground and a soft mesh upper to keep out debris.
Developed with French elite athlete Francois D’haene, the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 2 embodies the D’haene’s long-distance stamina, precision, and agility. Its key features include the Energysave foam insert that adds long-lasting cushioning and protection from the coarsest terrain, Energycell+ foam to ensure a smooth consistent ride, SENSIFIT construction with a durable protective Skin Guard lining, and a Contagrip outsole and reverse lugs on the heel area for added confidence when traversing downhill.
Take a shot with the S/LAB SPEED 2 with its narrow fit for precision and agility even in the worst conditions. It also has a ContaGrip sole to ensure traction and resist clogging. Lastly, it boasts a protective mudguard positioned around the foot area along with a cushioned midsole to let you pile on the miles against harder surfaces.
Meanwhile, the SENSE Collection line includes the SENSE RIDE, which offers a generous cushioning; the SENSE PRO 2 for those who opt for a lightweight feel without sacrificing comfort; the SENSE ESCAPE which offers incredible protection and grip on and off the road; the SENSE PRO MAX which boasts of an anti-vibration technology for less shock and more fun. The models in the SENSE Collection are available for both men and women.
Salomon’s latest collection also engages runners with its selection of running vests. Lightweight and constructed for precision, the all-new AGILE 2 SET is a power mesh-equipped running vest that serves the perfect function of carrying one’s essentials without compromising air-flow, comfort, and motion. Under the S/LAB collection is the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 5 SET, an ultimate gear stowing solution made with anti-odor stretchy mesh fabric and a Sensifit construction. Plus, the vest is as lightweight as can be at a mere 100g.
For inquiries about the event, e-mail SalomonXtrail2018@extribeinc.com. Also follow us on our facebook page: @salomonphilippines and @SalomonPH on Instagram.
Salomon is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by the Primer Group of Companies.