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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. ›

John Ray Onifa Secures Victory as 2023 Asia Trail Master Champion

John Ray Onifa has emerged triumphant as the Asia Trail Master Champion for 2023. The championship took place at the Siksorogo Lawu Trail in Indonesia on December 2, 2023. Another National Team member, Angelie Cabalo, claimed the third position among the female participants, with Nepal’s Rashila Tamang and Belgium’s Vanja Cnops securing the top two […]

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 […]