VJ100 Ultra Trail Challenge (VJ100UTC) 2023 takes you on a twisted journey through the many better known as well as some long forgotten trails of the Camp John Hay forest reservation. Even for those well-versed in these trails, we still have a few gnarly surprises in store! Beautiful but beastly! We challenge you to survive this pine-tree-clad paradise. An endurance run for which no man or woman can fully prepare. From the soft trails and rolling hills and through countless ascents and descents, you’ll learn the real definition of “challenge”.
Just one question remains. Are you prepared to suffer?
At Intrepid Spirit we push boundaries. In pursuit of the impossible, we provide opportunities to transform the “seemingly” impossible into reality. We believe in limitless potential!
An intrepid spirit is bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless, generous, resolute and visionary. So come develop your intrepid spirit. Take a journey with us to the VJ100UTC, where beauty meets the beast. An “extremely challenging” route set within the stunning trails of Camp John Hay, Baguio City in the Philippines.
VJ100UTC brings you the best that trail running has to offer. We make no bones about it. Trail runners will challenge their physical and mental limits whilst devouring some of the very best trail scenery the world has to offer. Supporters can soak up the atmosphere in comfort at race headquarters (CAP Convention Centre) or experience the live event virtually.
VJ100UTC’s goal is to challenge the norm, lead the way in trail running event standards and most importantly, greatly improve the overall experience of all participants from runners and supporters through to marshals and support crew.
But how, you ask?
However, we’ll warn you in advance. The road to VJ100UTC is not going to be easy! No matter the distance you choose.
Yes ….. there’s going to be lots of hard training days, weeks and months ahead.
Yes ….. you’re going to question many times throughout the process …… why you are even doing this.
Yes ….. there’s going to be a lot of sweat, blood (hopefully not literally), and tears.
And yes ….. you’re going to hate the Race Director. We won’t take it personally. 😊
As they say:
Nothing in life worth attaining comes easy. And anything that comes easy, is not valued.
If you fail, try again. Learn from your mistakes and come back stronger and better prepared.
These are the skills you can take and use in all aspects of your life going forward.
Lifelong learnings, forged in the heat of despair.
The thought of not just dreaming, but actually completing something you first thought “impossible” should drive you forward.
So we suggest you adopt the following training mantra.
Do today what others aren’t willing ….. so you can do tomorrow ….. what others cannot.
Struggle, suffering and eventual attainment of that which you thought impossible is the ultimate reward.
Train hard, and see you there!
ALL MANDATORY GEAR must be CARRIED AT ALL TIMES. This is for the safety of all runners. Compliance checks will be conducted as follows:
Penalties may include time-based addition to a runner’s finish time OR disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Director.
NOTE: Small first aid kits (112 grams) containing the full list of required items below, are also available for sale directly from Intrepid Spirit onsite at the VJ100 event should you not wish to acquire the required components. Cost is Php300 / first aid kit.
These items can be left in a gear drop bag (labeled with the runner’s bib number) at the start/finish/loop point).
NOTE: There will be no disposable paper/plastic cups or knives, forks, or spoons provided at the aid stations.
What is No Frills Entry Fee?
It means you pay only for the costs required to run an event in a safe, well-organized fashion—no frills included! Your entry fee will cover registration, timing chips, aid station and bibs, but won’t include giveaways like medals, shirts or food after the race is over.