Happening on February 18, 2012 at 6;30am, this is the Philippines’ first international SKYRACE™ (high-altitude mountain trail running race) and is part of the 2012 SKYRUNNER™ World Series Trials.
“Akyat” in the vernacular translates to “climb.” and is a 33-km out-and-back race, starting from the Barangay Hall of Tinongdan in the Municipality of Itogon, Province of Benguet.
The scenic route will showcase magnificent views of surrounding mountains, including portions of Binga and Ambuklao dams as far away as Pangasinan. It will navigate through pine forest trails and 3 sitios: Cayuco, Cawayan and Lusod which lead to vantage points where other
peaks in Benguet can be seen. The turnaround point will be at the summit of Mt Ugo (2162 masl). The 16.4-km route from the summit to the finish is a
mirror image of the route to the summit, and concludes with a 1.7-km (280m vertically) ascend to the finish line at the hall of Barangay Tinongdan.
Pre-register to this race by emailing (1) name, (2) gender, (3) birthdate, (4) mobile number, (5) country represented to