The LA ROUTA Adventure Race is a mix of several passions. Beyond being just another adventure race, the La Routa is a unique Human experience. The race is more than just a test of skill and human endurance. It is, above all else, a test of character.
10th La Routa Adventure Race
December 9-11, 2010
A REGIONAL EVENT
The La Routa Adventure Race is the most awaited adventure sporting event in the region. On its 10th year, it is currently the longest running adventure race in the country. It is participated by teams not just from Region 8, but teams from Visayas and Mindanao provinces as well. The 2009 race had as many as 42 participating teams.
The 10th La Routa Adventure Race will be held on December 9-11, 2010. The race course will be in and around Tacloban City and neighboring municipalities featuring some of the region’s adventure sites, idyllic for hosting such events.
A NATIONAL LEVEL COMPETITION
Owing to the short amount of time in which the race is run, it is more of a sprint than a marathon. The La Routa is more than just a simple adventure race. Teams of three persons without support crews are expected to carry all their equipment with them. They are subjected to extreme physical and mental conditions. Teams are required to navigate through a series of sequential control points using a combination of compass bearing and distance, triangulations, coordinates, riddles and puzzle, and using a map with a different scale that varies every year. This has never been done in any other races.
In the La Routa, endurance is essential and rock-solid navigational capability is fundamental. This mix of physical rigor and technical performance draws teams from diverse backgrounds to compete in the race.
The 10th La Routa Adventure Race will run for thirty two (32) hours and will feature two (2) levels; National and Local. There are two (2) categories for the national level; Masters and Veterans, and three (3) categories for the local level; Elite, Candidates and Aspirants. All teams will start in masse and in one “OPEN “ category. The teams who will not be eliminated at the first cut off point will then be segregated into the different categories at the succeeding cut-off points. The different categories will have separate and shorter routes than the preceding one. There will be five winners for each of the category. The race course is designed by Jason Garrido, Race Director of Carrera Habagat, considered the longest and toughest adventure race in the Philippines.
BUKID OUTDOOR SHOP, the premiere company in adventure sports in Region 8 and organizer of the 10th La Routa Adventure Race in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Regional Office 8 would like to invite everyone to participate in this race and be part of this adventure.
For race rules and other information log on to www.bukidoutdoorshop.com or call: Bukid Outdoor
Shop 206.P. Burgos St. Tacloban City. Telefax: (053) 523-7625