3,000 cyclists to duke it out at 7-Eleven Trail 2019
7-Eleven Trail 2019, the most anticipated cross-country race in the Philippines, is gearing up to be the biggest yet! This year, the race promises a more challenging course for every participant and amazing prizes for the select few who’ll make it to the finish line.
The race happened on February 17 at the mountain biking capital of the country, Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal. Since its inception in 2014, the race has grown to be one of the most anticipated athletic events in the country. From 1,000 registrants in its first year, it has grown exponentially and today, more than 3,000 registrants are joining the latest iteration of the race.
On its sixth year, 7-Eleven Trail 2019 is still offering two categories – the tough 30km race and the punishing 40km race. Both distances use one big single loop course, with the 40km race having two black diamond sections.
“One of the improvements is the new 1.5KM that we included right after the steep road climbs,” said Philippine Seven Corporation President & CEO, Jose Victor Paterno. “We also added new trail features and made numerous trail improvements for the first 5KM of the course.”
This year’s race course can be summarized as a mix of road climbs (10%), fire road (30%), and single-track (60%).
The event is part of 7-Eleven’s commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and a deeper appreciation for the environment. Moreover, 7-Eleven promises that all mentioned developments make the trail even more exciting. If you count the outstanding prizes that await the winners, these are all the more reasons to watch out for this race.