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03.06.2011 - For those who want to take running to the next level. There will be an event organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines.

This will take place during the annual Mamburao Tuna Tonelada Festival and the celebration of Mamburao's 60th Year Founding Anniversary.

The off-road version of the ever popular sport of running, and the off-road version of the fast-growing sport of aquathlon (swin & run).

Swimming will be in clear ocean water of Mamburao.

The trail run route will include a beach run and will pass through aroma forest, single track trail, Mangyan village, river crossings and rice fields.

For a preview of the event's race course browse over these photos.

(Please CLICK on the title for the full article)

For more details for interested participants:

Free van transport from Abra de Ilog Port to Mamburao on March 12 (for those arriving at Abra de Ilog at 830am and 1230pm)

-Free transport from Mamburao back to Abra de Ilog on March 13
-Discounted hotel rates or Free accommodation in nearby schools
-Free pre-event dinner featuring native delicacies, plus tasting of numerous tuna dishes
-Free post-race brunch
-Event t-shirt

Participants’ Categories and Awards:

Medals will be awarded to top finishers of the various categories.
Trail run: Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
Aquathlon: Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
Aquathlon Relay: Top 3 Teams
Mini Aquathlon: Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

How to Get to Mamburao:

Option 1: Drive your vehicle from Metro Manila to Mamburao via RORO. Take SLEX and Star Toll way to Batangas City Port. Load you vehicle in the ferry to Abra de Ilog Port. The preferred ferry is Montenegro Shipping Lines which leaves Batangas city at 2am, 6am, 10am, 2pm, 630pm and 10pm. Contact 0919-878-8055.

Option 2: Take the Dimple Bus from Cubao or Alabang to Mamburao. Dimple Star Bus which has its terminals at Espana Sampaloc, Alimall Cubao, Alabang, Pasay and Santolan. Contact numbers 985-1451, 517-9677, 664-7796, 809-7796, 407-4614, 416-8956.

Option 3. Take a bus to Batangas City Port (P140 from Alabang), take Montenegro ferry to Abra de Ilog Port (P166~P208), and take the van transport from Abra de Ilog Port to Mamburao (P80). Free van transport from Abra de Ilog to Mamburao for those arriving until 1pm on March 12.
Travel time from Alabang to Batangas Port is 1.5 hours. Ferry from Batangas to Abra de Ilog is 2.5 hours, Abra de Ilog to Mamburao is 38km and will take about 45 minutes.


Alastre Beach Resort. P600 for 2, P800 for 4 in non-aircon bungalow. P800 for 2, P1000 for 4 in aircon bungalow.

Free tent space.

Free accommodation in nearby school. Mattress provided. Bring own blankets/bed sheet.
Toilets available.

Email kath_rabe24@yahoo.com to book.

You may also contact 0923-408-6262 (starting Feb 26) to book.

Event Schedule:

March 12 Saturday

6am or 10am - Departure of Montenegro ferry from Batangas Port to Abra de Ilog Port (repeat: Abra de Ilog)
830am or 1230pm - Arrival at Abra de Ilog, take free van to Mamburao (look for Mamburao staff beside the "Wild Mambu" banner)
9am or 1pm - Arrival at Alastre Beach Resort or nearby schools, Check-in
6pm - Welcome dinner hosted by Mayor Voltaire Villarosa, Race briefing at Alastre Beach Resort
730pm - Tuna tasting

March 13 Sunday

5am - Assembly at Start/Finish area at Alastre Beach Resort
Body marking, Check-in
6am Start of race. Mass start for all categories
9~11am - Brunch
10am - Awarding
1pm - Leave Mamburao via free van
2pm - Departure of ferry from Abra de Ilog to Batangas Port

Note: Those with own vehicle or riding the Dimple bus can take own transport schedules

Registration Fee:

Trail Run: P800 /runner
Aquathlon – Individual: P900 /athlete
Aquathlon – Relay: P1,700 /2-member team
Mini Aquathlon: P750 /athlete
50% discount for permanent residents of Mamburao and nearby towns

How to Register:

1. Deposit entry fee at BDO savings account number 1470047754 of Ramon Marchan
2. Email scanned or photographed deposit slip to kath_rabe24@yahoo.com and triassphi@yahoo.com with the following info:
- Race name: WILD MAMBU
- Race category (Aqua ind, Aqua relay, Mini aqua, Trail run)
- Full name (s)
- Gender
- Birthdate
- Mobile number
-Names and ages of friend or family members (non racers) joining the trip.

Joining fee for non racers is P300 per person regardless of age.

Mamburao residents can register at the Tourism Office of Mamburao.

Other Race Info and Guidelines:

- Runners are required to wear their race number bib at the front.

- Water refilling stations will be at 3 locations along the trail run route, runners are required to bring their own water containers (fuel belt, hydration pack or similar)

This event is hosted by the Municipal Government of Mamburao under Mayor Voltaire Anthony Villarosa, and organized by the Philippine Skyrunning Association (PSA) and the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP).


Other Events During the Weekend:

Tuna cooking contest
Mamburao Mardi Gras
Street dancing contest
Tuna Parade

Other Visitors to the Festivakl and event:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) members
Members of the National Association of International Travel Agencies of the Philippines (NAITAS)

For complete details you can view the Facebook Events Page.

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