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PHILTRA and Baguio City Government Forge Partnership to Enhance Trail Running Events

In a landmark collaboration aimed at elevating the trail running experience in Baguio City, the Philippine Trail Running Association (PHILTRA) and the City Government of Baguio have formalized a comprehensive agreement outlining their respective roles and responsibilities in ensuring the success and safety of trail running events within the city. Under the terms of the […]

Southeast Asian Trail Running Cup Update: The Philippine Trails is Ready

BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, CORDILLERA REGION, PHILIPPINES – With just seven weeks remaining until the highly anticipated Southeast Asian Trail Running Cup, Philtra is thrilled to provide an update on what promises to be the most competitive event yet in Southeast Asia happening at the PHILIPPINE TRAILS. Set against the backdrop of some of the Cordillera […]

Plogging: A sustainable Solution for Trail Preservation and Environmental Love

As Team Pinikpikan, together with other trail runners from Baguio conducted their route mapping activities, they noted the increasing litter along the route.  With this, the team has planned for a Plogging and Clean-up drive activity to be held a week before the Girls Running in Trails (GRIT) – all-women trail run. WHEN:  April 6, […]

Southeast Asian Trail Running Cup 2024 to be Hosted in the Philippines

The Philippines is set to welcome trail running enthusiasts and athletes from across Southeast Asia as it hosts the prestigious Southeast Asian Trail Running Cup in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines from June 19-23, 2024. ›

Batang Philtra Program to Inspire the Next Generation of Athletes

In a significant leap forward for trail running enthusiasts and aspiring young athletes, the Philippine Trail Running Association (Philtra) proudly recognizes 101 young athletes who participated in its groundbreaking grassroots program, “Batang Philtra,” held in four exciting locations. Check the results here 10k-u19 – Batang Philtra Qualifiers Leaderboard ( This will culminate in a finals […]

Empowering the Trail Running Community: Enhancing Safety, Health, and Inclusivity Through Revised Trail Running Standards

Dear Trail Running Event Organizers, Runners and other valuable stakeholders in the sports, The thriving growth of trail running has sparked a range of valuable discussions surrounding safety, health, inclusivity, and environmental considerations. In response to constructive reviews and feedback garnered from recent events, including those within the realm of Philtra Recognized Races (PRR) and […]

Off-Road Dialogues 1: How Trail Running can be a Safe and Empowering Space for All.

We conducted a mini-survey before the talk in Instagram and asked the question: Do you think Trail Running promote an inclusive and welcoming community? 94% said Yes. Our follow up question was, Have you experienced or know of any experience when someone did not feel safe while Trail running? 65%said yes while 34% said no. […]

PHI Team Dominated Vietnam Mountain Marathon

SAPA, VIETNAM— The Philippines’ National Trail Running Team has once again demonstrated its exceptional prowess in the sport by delivering an outstanding performance at the Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2023. This prestigious event witnessed our athletes dominating the challenging 50km and 70km categories, earning them three remarkable podium finishes. Their remarkable achievements have made our nation […]