April 14, 2024 (Sunday) at Banana Beach Resort, Hijo Banana Plantation, Barangay Madaum, Tagum City.

Race Details
Registration Form


Hijo Trail Adventure on April 14, 2024 (Sunday) at Banana Beach Resort, Hijo Banana Plantation, Barangay Madaum, Tagum City. This event is in Partnership with Hijo Resorts Davao, Hijo Banana Plantation, The Trinity Project, Verticaltosky Sports Management, Department Of Tourism XI, LGU Tagum City and Barangay Madaum.
This is the 1 st Edition Hijo Trail Adventure with only two (2) distances prepared -10km and 21km, aiming for 300 maximum participants only. Race route is a loop course and jungle path of Hijo Plantation and Beach Resorts. This will cover beach running, pavements, jungle trail, single track, dirtroads, scenic view and shoreline of Hijo Beach Resort.

Distances & Slots

10KM - 150 Runners
21KM - 150 Runners


*For Local Registration (PHP)
10km Distance - P1,800
21km Distance - P2,000

*For International Athletes (USD)
10km Distance - $40
21km Distance - $45


*Starts - January 15, 2024
*Ends - March 15, 2024
*Promo of 15% discount of Registration Fees until February 14, 2024 only


*21km Start at 5:30am Sunday. Cut-off time is 6 hours or 11:30am
*10km Start at 6:30am Sunday. Cut-off time is 3:30 hours or 10am
*Race Kit Distribution - whole afternoon on Saturday April 13, 2024


*Deposit: UNION Bank
Account Name: Hijo Estate Resorts and Residences, Inc
Savings Account No.: 001920002483
Contact for Payment Confirmation: +639399014725
Opens from 8am to 5pm only

Note: Once Registration Fee is settled please send picture or screenshot of your proof of payment at verticaltosky@gmail.com
Subject: HIJO Trail Adventure and wait within 24 hours for your Reference Number and registration confirmation. Thank you! ;)


*Free Beach Access
*Event Tees (singlet/sando) - both categories
*Finisher’s Shirts - both categories
*Finisher’s Medal - both categories
*Trophies - male & top 3 finishers, both categories
*High Quality Race Bibs
*Race Timer and Time Chip (if any)
*Logistics - hauling, food, fluid, etc.
*Trail Markings - ribbons, signage,etc.
*Refreshments - all aid stations
*Food / Snacks - all runners and participants
*Awarding and Entertainment after the Race
*International Accreditation - International Trail Running Association (ITRA) in Europe
*International Accreditation - Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in France
*International Accreditation - American Trail Running Association (ATRA) in Colorado, USA
*FREE SLOTS for the Male & Female Champions, for the next V2S Race in Mindanao, Philippines


*1 Aid Station for 10km category around 6km mark
*2 Aid Stations for 21km category, every 6km mark.


*Hydration Pack / Water Bottle - at least 1 liter
*Whistle - all participants should bring
*Gloves - not mandatory but recommendable
*Medkit - for LBM, stomach-ache, headache, etc.
*Cellphone - with load and fully charge battery
*Trail Food - with ziplock and can last from Aid Station to the next Aid Station


*The race venue located near the scenic shoreline or beach resort of Hijo Plantation at Banana Beach Resort.
*First 1km is running at the beach shoreline and 3km pavement before trail head of the 2km Jungle Path of Hijo, then 2.5km dirt road mixed with single track, and last 1.5km beach running heading to finish line. This is for the 10km race course.
*For the 21km category, after 8.5km mark at the highway, runners will turn left heading to national highway, this is 5.5km pavement to enter on the rough road area of Hijo Banana Plantation. And at the 17km mark another crossing to the highway, then 1km dirt road and last 2km beach running heading to the finish line.
*All ages can join specially the 10km distance, its designed for a very friendly course *Some pavements or concrete roads are part of the course to complete the distance of 10km and 21km category. 3km only for the 10km category and around 9km for 21km distance.
*Jungle trails are part of the course, that includes stream, creek and century trees can be seen along the trails.
*Wild monkeys and birds can be seen along the trails.
*Some portion of the course is running along the sand and beaches of Hijo Plantation.

REQUIREMENTS (10k & 21k)

*10km and 21km participants should provide Medical Certificate at least 1 month issued before race proper

*Participants below 12 years old must be accompany by their parents or guardians *Below 18 years old must provide parent consent

*We don’t have qualification for all runners, the terrain is flat and we have enough cut-off time, first timers are all welcome as long as you run and hike you can finish the course


*Those who have private vehicle you can drive directly to Hijo Plantation at Barangay Madaum, Tagum City and ask direction to the security guard for the right direction at Banana Beach Resort

*Participants from outside Tagum City coming from Davao, we will arrange transportation soon at your convenient



*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.
*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 as 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.


*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. Race Kit Distribution on April 13, 2024 whole afternoon at the venue.
*No hydration pack or water bottle both categories, 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 organizer)
*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.
*You can use trekking pole but I advise 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, after you cross the finish line. And pay the LOYALTY Fee of PHP700.00.


*10km and 21km runners should check-in their respective bib number 1-2 hours before gun start.
*We have only 2 checkpoint both categories, at the turning point/halfway and at the finish line.
*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, nothing more nothing less.


*The Race Director/Technical Race Director can stop the race at any moment for the safety of runners and participants.
*The Race Director/Technical 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/Technical 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/Technical 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/Technical Race Director can impose disqualification to those runners who started late without prior consent.
*The Race Director/Technical 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/Technical 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.


*April 13, 2024 (Saturday) - Arrival of participants - Whole Day
- Kit Distribution - 1pm to 6pm

*April 14, 2024 (Sunday) - Race Briefing 1 hour before gun start both categories
-Yoga Stretching before gun start

*April 14, 2024 (Sunday) - Gunstart of 21km - 5:30am
- Gunstart of 10km - 6:30am
- Awarding Ceremony both categories - 10am onwards
- Fellowship or Socials after the awarding!


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