June 8-9, 2024 at
Mt. Loay, Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur, Philippines

Race Details
Registration Form


Everesting Mount Loay this coming June 8-9, 2024 at Mt. Loay, Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur, Mindanao Philippines. 4th edition of the 100km, 10 loops (out & back) with 10,000 meters of elevation gain, and 35 hours cut-off. And 6th edition of the original 5km Vertical Kilometer with 1,000 meters of elevation gains, 2 hours and 30 minutes cut-off.
This edition we will allow support (team, family, & friends) for the 100km runners only, with specific provision and function.

Detail & Course Description

100km - 100 runners only!
5km - 50 runners only!

Starts - February 1, 2024
Ends - May 1, 2024

5KM Vertical - 1500 Php / $25 usd
100KM Mountain Jogging - 3000 Php / $60 usd


-Logistics (hauling, food, fluids, etc.)
-Refreshments (start & halfway of the course)
-Trail Fees (markings, etc.)
-High Quality Event Tees (Asian Sizing - XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL) - both categories
-High Quality Finisher Shirt (Asian Sizing - XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL) - both categories
-Finisher's Medal - both categories
-Trophies - Top 3 Finishers (male & female), both categories
-International Trail Running Association (ITRA) in Europe Performance Points, for the 100k & 5k runners
(https://itra.run/Races/RaceDetails/Everesting.Mount.Loay.Everesting.Mount.Loay/ 2024/83078)
-Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in France Qualifying Points, for the 100k runners index point race for UTMB 100 miles
-American Trail Running Association (ATRA) - part of the international race calendar (https://trailrunner.com/event/everesting-mount-loay/)
-Free Slots for the Winners (male & female champions, both categories) at the next V2S Mountain Races in Philippines
-No Cash Prize!!!



1. Hydration Pack - at least 1.5 liters
2. Headlamp - with extra battery for 100k runners
3. Whistle - remember the drill
4. Jacket - water proof/thermal
5. Gloves - use in mountaineering/trailrunning not in the ER
6. Headwear - anything that covers your head, protects you from cold
7. Trail Food - with ziplock and can last from AS to AS
8. Cellphone - with load and fully charge battery (coverage up to the summit of Mt. Loay)
9. MedKit - for LBM, stomach-ache, headache, etc.
10. Extra Money - for emergency transpo & snacks @ the local store


5km Runners - Water bottle, trail food, and mobile phone with load are enough! ;)


At least a 42km finisher for the 100km distance, mountain races and not a whiner. Must be 18 years of age, if not, must provide parent consent and must have current Medical Certificate (2024 February issue).
5km distance is for the beginners, kid and senior citizen friendly race, everyone can do this.
Note: Strong Finisher (major category) of Mt. APO Sky & Vertical Race, The Punisher 50, Matanao Mountain Marathon and Mt. Hamiguitan Trail Race is highly qualified to run of this race.


Participants from outside Mindanao, like Cebu, Manila, and Foreign Country, you can book your flight direct to Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City, Philippines. Davao airport is closer to Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur than any airport in Mindanao.
From Davao airport you can take a cab (just outside the airport) going to Ecoland Bus Terminal Davao. Ecoland is only 12kms away from the airport and travel time is approximately 25 to 35 minutes. Then take a bus bound for Digos, Cotabato, Kidapawan, Malita, etc. and inform the driver or conductor that you’re heading at Sta Cruz Terminal only. From Terminal Sta Cruz, you can see Mt. Loay right infront of you. It’s just across the street; just ask any locals where the jump-off point of Mt. Loay is. Travel time from Davao City to our venue is only 40-50 minutes, or you can ride a taxi at the airport, its only 40km+ from the city.
If you're lost and need direction, inform right away the Race Director. Romualdo Calbes, Mobile & Whatsapp: +63-9255566692.


1. 4 Jewels Hotel
Just along the highway of the Municipality of Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur. Contact Person Ms. Letty - +63-9097543395

2. VRC Hotel
Within the Municipality of Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur only. Contact Person Ms. Sita Casas - +63-9189624906

3. MGL Hotel
Within the Municipality of Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur only. Contact Person Ms. Mercy - +63-9075307415

4. Home Stay at the proper Sta Cruz -you may ask or contact Ms. Letlet, Tourism Officer +63-9502680831 for assistance.

Registration Process

BPI Savings Account - 2149 1983 53
Account Name - Romualdo B. Calbes

Romualdo B. Calbes
Ma-a Davao City 8000


1. Email your deposit/payment slip to verticaltosky@gmail.com
2. We will send you a confirmation email along with your waiver and reference number that you need for the registration form.
3. Fill out the form completely through the link below and submit.
Registration Form



*No refund of registration fee.
*No transfer of slot or selling of slot without knowledge of organizer.
*No upgrade or downgrade of category on the race day. Upgrade or downgrade means new category, so you need to sell your previous one to get the new slot.
*No alibi shall be entertained -lost of deposit slip, etc.
*Sending fake deposit slip and lacking the amount paid is subject for absolute disqualification (DQ) and banning in the entire running community.
*Upon payment, do not give task to the organizer or race official to book your flight, etc. This act is subject for absolute disqualification (DQ).
*Upon payment, make sure to submit all necessary requirements. Failure to comply one is not consider registered runner.
*Upon payment, do not text or call constantly the organizer and race official for your registration. You need to scan email the deposit slip, other requirements, etc. and wait for the confirmation response within 24 hours.
*Upon payment, there is no refund for 100km who did not qualify (no 42km mountain finisher proof) and yet made the payment, sorry mate no exception.


*The race will proceed rain or shine.
*On check-in, no entry form (with signature), no current medical certificate, no racebib, and other necessary docs, no run. Mandatory Gear check-in will be on your Race Kit Distribution & Briefing on June 8, 2024 (Friday) from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the Tourism Office, Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur, Philippines.
*No hydration pack for 100km, no run.
*No mandatory equipment, no run.
*No ziplock for trailfood, no run. Let us avoid a single drop of wrapper or garbage in the wild and on the race route.
*No pacer allowed. You are your own. (except if you have previous history of illness, inform immediately the Race Director)
*No support crew shall be allowed within the race route. Let us all be glad and thankful to our race officials and locals who prepared the nutrients, fluids and essentials at the Aid Stations (AS). Your team, friends, family and relatives are all welcome to celebrate with you at the finish line.
*No trail cutting or shortcuts, runners should run on designated markers only. This will prevent maximum impact. Caught violating is absolutely disqualified and out of the course.
*No race bib, no run. Your bib must be worn and visible all the time.
*Baggage counter and Drop Bag for the 100k runners near starting line.
*You can use trekking pole but I advise two (2). This will avoid side/joint pain and trail imbalance.
*If you decide not to continue, you should inform the visible crew and walk to the nearest AID Station for your own safety and transport.
*If you have complain or protest against cheating, violation of rules and misconduct (ex. contacts, shouting on trails, tampering of markers, disrespect to the locals and personnel, etc.) you should put it into writings within 1 hour you cross the finish line and pay the LOYALTY Fee of P700.

*100km & 5km runners should check-in their respective bib number 1-2 hours before gun start.
*For 100km runners - Checkpoint @ the summit of Mt. Loay, 10 times form gunstart, next checkpoint @ the starting line until you completed the loop or the 100km distance. Please make sure your name, bib, & time are recorded before leaving the checkpoint.
*For 5km runners - Only 1 checkpoint at the summit of Mt. Loay, your finish line. 2:30 hours cut-off from gunstart.
*100km & 5km runners please do not forget to present your bib number to the Race Official right after crossing the finish line. *Do not forget to complete the 10 loombands for the 100km runners.
*100km runners 34 hours cut-off and 5km runners 2:30 hours cut-off. . .
*No bib or lost of bib number are not allowed to run the entire race course.
*Only the time of cut-offs are made to be final -for Race Result and for your personal or course record.

*Only the 100km runners are entitled to have drop-off baggage! Only 1 drop-bag located at the starting line.
*You can bring your drop-bag 1-2 hours before gunstart (June 8, 2024) at the venue, junction to Mt. Loay.
*It must be marked with your bib name and number.
*It must be put in a white plastic bag or drawstring bag.
*It must be light weight, not valuable and disposable if possible.
*Maximum weight of Drop Bag is only 3kgs, excess weight will no longer entertain.
*Food in your drop bag must be new and not decomposable in a day.
*Lost or damage of drop bag is not accountable to any Race Official. Make sure to repack it sturdy as oak tree.
*Remaining item of your drop bag must be collectible until 11am only on June 8, 2023 (Sunday) at the venue or baggage counter.
*You can put your trekking pole, food, etc. at your drop bag but make sure you have the complete Mandatory Equipment.
*Checking of your Mandatory Equipment is strictly implemented.

*The Race Director can stop the race at any moment for the safety of runners and participants.
*The Race Director can change, postpone or cancel the race schedule due to typhoon, fire, force majeure, etc. for the safety of runners and other participants.
*The Race Director, Race Officials and Personnel can change the designated post, checkpoints, turning points, etc. due to bad weather for the safety of runners and other participants.
*The Race Director can change the venue (start & finish), race course, aid station location, assigned crew and marshals for the benefit and safety of runners and other participants.
*The Race Director can impose disqualification to those runners who started late without prior consent.
*The Race Director, Race Officials and Personnel can impose disqualification to any runners who caught cheating, riding a “habal-habal”, bike, off-road jeep, personal vehicle or any means of transportation. (ex. horse, cow, carabao, etc.).
*The Race Director, Race Officials and Personnel can impose disqualification who are caught tampering the trail markings (changing and taking off), disrespect to race officials and fellow runners, shouting on trails, and other misconduct.

ELEVATION PROFILE (click to download)
Click here to download 5KM GPX file
Click here to download 100KM GPX file


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