Makiling Challenge XV: Stride for Paws

The Makiling Challenge XV, an iconic foot race in the province, is back with the theme "Stride for PAWS".


The Makiling Challenge XV, a prestigious and long-standing provincial foot race, returns with vigor under the inspiring theme “Stride for PAWS” (Promoting Animal Welfare through Sports). This event, organized by the Makiling Campus Runners, is set to take place at the University of the Philippines Los Baños on December 16, 2023. Having begun in 2003, the Makiling Challenge has become a yearly tradition, only interrupted by the recent pandemic. Now, it’s making a triumphant comeback, offering a unique blend of challenge and excitement for runners of all levels.

Participants can choose from a variety of distances: 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k, and 16k, each promising a thrilling experience through the less-trodden paths of Los Baños, Laguna. The race routes are designed to showcase the natural beauty and challenging terrain of Mount Makiling, including the elevated areas of UPLB, the Jamboree Road, and the vicinity of the Philippine High School for the Arts. Runners will encounter a mix of uphill and downhill sections, making for an exhilarating and memorable race.

Makiling Challenge XV: Stride for Paws
December 16, 2023
University of the Philippines Los Banos
Organizer: Makiling Campus Runners

Registration Fees:
16K – P1200
10K – P800
5K – P600
3K – P400
1K run with pets  – P400


Gun Start:
16K – 5:00AM
10K – 5:15AM
5K – 5:30AM
3K – 5:45AM
1K – 6:00AM

Registration Venues:
1. Register Online via –

2. On-Site registration details: UP Bath House, UP Los Baños (Beside Baker Hall)

  • Available from November 15, 2023, on weekdays (9:00 AM–5:00 PM) and weekends (6:00 A.M.–8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M.).
  • Last day of regular onsite registration: December 10, 2023, at 5 P.M.
  • Late registration from December 11 to December 15, 2023; student discounts waived and size choice not guaranteed.
  • Late registrants not entitled to win prizes and student discounts.
  • Race number changes require new registration; if on race day, considered late registration.

Race Maps:

For More Information:
Paris Figueras(09151145147);
Luiz Angelo Barrera(09604041015);
Nashilah Tahir (09152275710)


  1. Hello there,

    I am interested in joining this event, Makiling Challenge XV: Stride for Paws. I am currently here in Dubai, UAE and I’ll be in Philippines in the next 2 weeks. Thing is, I dont have Gcash, is there any other ways to pay for the registration? Thank you.

    -Helga Icaro-

    • Hello Joseph! Thank you for your interest in joining the event. You can sign-up via this google form Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!


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