THE NORTH FACE OUTDOOR CHALLENGE 2017
November 18, 2017
CamSur Watersports Complex
Philippines
This isn’t just a race. It’s a challenge. It’s an adventure. It’s the ultimate outdoor experience you wouldn’t want to miss this 2017!

This event is a trail run race-- with each team, composed of 3 individuals, to run either an 11km or 22km mixed terrain route that is peppered with endurance & adventure challenges, such as mud crawling, river crossing river, etc. The race course is designed to test the mind and muscles of traditional trail running, by blending in the multifaceted challenges of obstacle course racing, in the most natural scenery—as how we would find hurdles in the trails. Athletes would not only run…. they will crawl, pull, leap, climb, carry, swim and balance their way to the finish line!

The North Face Outdoor Challenge 2017 will be an epic adventure that you and your friends will experience together! No best way to share the after-race moment, but with friends over sunset drinks at the cozy race village of CWC in Camsur Philippines!

A racing weekend, an adventure, a long endurance workout, a group getaway and a worthwhile vacation—all rolled in one weekend of THE NORTH FACE OUTDOOR CHALLENGE 2017!

Rules and Regulations

  • General Rules for Teams
    1. All participants must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the race and have completed the registration process (via TNF Store registration or online registration):
      1. Must have Completed & Submitted their Registration Forms
      2. Must have paid the Registration Fee
      3. Must have read, understood & signed the waiver and liability form
      4. Must have provided a medical certificate/ clearance to participate in the activity during race kit claiming.
    2. Each team will consist of 3 Individuals (any combination of 3 males or 3 females or 1male +2 females or 1 female +2 males is accepted)
    3. Teams will have to complete the entire course in the quickest time possible. Team time will be recorded as the first member crosses the START line, and when the last team member crosses the FINISH line.
    4. Each participant of the team MUST HAVE mandatory gear- hydration pack with at least 1L of water, and a whistle. This will be checked by Marshalls in the challenge stations.
    5. Each Team will be given a Passport, to be signed by the Challenge Marshall of each station. All stations completed must be stamped, for the team to be called an official finisher.
    6. The top 3 teams with the fastest times will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category (11km and 22km). Special Awards will also be given to the fastest all-female, executives (50&above) team.
    7. Pre-running / walking the course, or practicing obstacles prior to the official start of the event is grounds for disqualification. Exception to this rule is viewing obstacles within the activity area or as otherwise advised by race officials.
  • Rules on Course
    1. Participants must stay within the course boundaries AT ALL TIMES otherwise you will be disqualified from the event.
    2. Official Race bib should be worn on the course always, must be located on the front torso. Body Markings will be placed on the arms for each participant.
    3. Footwear with CLEATS, SPIKES or WHEELS are not allowed.
      Barefoot running is not allowed.
    4. Using mechanical aids such as, but not limited to, rigging or trekking poles is not allowed:
      1. Items found, natural or man-made, are also NOT permitted as mechanical aids. For example: found sticks used as walking sticks;
      2. Leaving items behind on course is grounds for disqualification
    5. Pre-placement of gear, nutrition, or hydration on course is not allowed. Participants must take note of proper use of obstacles and execute the challenges in accordance with all directions given by race officials, staff and/or on instructional card displayed at each outdoor challenge.
    6. Littering- The NorthFace Outdoor Challenge will adopt a “No Trash on the Trail” policy.
      1. Littering on the course is grounds for disqualification, this includes gear of the participants;
      2. No disposable cups or containers will be provided at the hydration stations. All participants MUST bring their own containers and provisions;
      3. To ensure adequate supply and proper hygiene, all participants must follow the instructions of the Aid Station/ Hydration Station team in handling the supplies and gears at the stations (e.g. No borrowing of gears or equipment from race officials, using aid station water caps/ covers for drinking is not allowed, wasting of hydration supplies of aid stations is not allowed, etc)
  • Rules on Challenge/ Obstacle Completion
    1. If any member of a team does not complete the challenge/obstacle on the course, that team will be DISQUALIFIED, however the team may be allowed to complete the course on a DISQUALIFIED (DQ) status – the team will not be eligible to win any prizes and will not be given an official time/ranking.
      Exception to Rule #14- In some cases (Note: IN SOME CASES, ONLY) there will be an exception to this rule, where if an individual does not complete the challenge/obstacle, your team will be given a penalty or additional task/actions to complete before you can continue the course. - failure to complete the penalty or additional task will result in the implementation of RULE# 14
    2. If any team member incurs an injury and is unable to continue with the course, you must notify race officials immediately. The injured team member will be removed from the race and the remaining members will be allowed to continue and finish the race on a DECLASSIFIED (DC) status – the team will not be eligible to win any prizes and will not be given an official time/ranking
  • Rules on Team/ Athlete Conduct
    1. Participants must listen to and respect course and obstacle officials AT ALL TIMES.
    2. While this is a race, sportsmanlike conduct is expected; Cheating, brutish behavior and unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification.
      1. Unsportsmanlike Conduct is grounds for expulsion from the event, or from future events, depending on severity, and at the sole discretion of race officials
      2. Slower paced teams must allow faster teams to pass. Purposefully preventing a faster athlete to advance at any point in the competition is considered ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct’.
    3. Respect yourself and other participants and do not put yourself or any other racers in danger.
  • Rules on Time Limits
    1. Time limits for completing a course may apply. Most often, these are for the safety reasons;
      1. When asked by officials to leave the course- all participants must comply;
      2. Time Limits can be altered and added at the Race Director’s discretion
  • Others
    1. To be eligible for awards, participants agree to wear a NorthFace branded finisher shirt for initial podium photography and videography.
    2. All videos & pictures captured during the event can be used by THE NORTH FACE for promotional / documentation purposes at no cost.
    3. The protest period for timing, results, disqualification, penalty issues and the like, ends 30min minutes prior to the award ceremony for each event. Any protest a racer may have with penalties, or issues that affect the race outcome, must be brought to the head official during this time. In some circumstances head official/race director may extend protest periods beyond the award ceremony, at his/her discretion.
    4. Most importantly always put safety first, look after your team mates, enjoy the experience and don’t be afraid to stop and ask for assistance if you feel that your health or that of your teammates are at risk
  • 11Km Fun
  • (Registration must be in teams of 3)
  • Take the next step. Blast through 6 obstacles in this trail running race with a twist. Train with the TNF community to get a taste of what's to come. Finishers within the cut off will receive a Finisher’s Medal. Click here for 11Km map.
  • OUTDOOR CHALLENGE RACE SHIRT (Php 1,990)
  • TNF Souvenir Cap
  • Free 1 Hour Wakeboarding Pass
  • Sponsor Giveaways
  • 20% TNF Discount Voucher
  • 1200 PHP per participant
  • Register Online
  • 22Km Adventure Challenge
  • (Registration must be in teams of 3)
  • Elevate to the next level. Face 12 nature -centric challenges through steep ascents and descents. Train and build endurance to finish the race. Finishers within the cut off will receive a Finisher’s Medal. Click here for 22Km map.
  • OUTDOOR CHALLENGE RACE SHIRT (Php 1,990)
  • TNF Souvenir Cap
  • Free 1 Hour Wakeboarding Pass
  • Sponsor Giveaways
  • 20% TNF Discount Voucher
  • 1600 PHP per participant
  • Register Online

In-Store Registration Sites

  • The North Face Glorietta
    2nd Level, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati
  • The North Face North EDSA Annex
    2nd Floor, SM City New Annex Building North EDSA, Quezon City
  • The North Face Mall of Asia
    199 Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
  • The North Face UP Town
    Level 1 UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
  • The North Face Ermita
    L2 Center Atrium, Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
  • The North Face Alabang
    2nd Floor, The Garden, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa
  • The North Face Aura
    Level 4, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City
  • The North Face Shangri-la Plaza Mall
    Level 6, East Wing, Shangri-la Mall, Mandaluyong City
Race Kit Claiming

November 11 to 15, 2017 at the outlet TNF SM North EDSA Annex, TNF SM Megamall, TNF Glorietta 4 and TNF SM Mall of Asia.

For in-store registrants, please bring a government issued ID and your portion of the registration form.

For online registrants, please bring a government issued ID and the registration claim ticket emailed to you.

Please read the Rules and Regulations

Transportation

There will be 2 Bus schedules to the TN OUTDOOR CHALLENGE Event Site: Day trip & Overnight schedule. Schedule will be as follows:
Bus Option #1: Daytrip
PHP 1,100

November 17, Friday
9pm – Departure from Manila (ROX BHS, Fort Bonifacio) for CWC Camsur

November 18, Saturday
6am – Arrival in CWC Camsur from Manila
8pm – Departure from CWC Camsur

November 19, Sunday
5am – Arrival in Manila (ROX BHS, Fort Bonifacio) from Camsur
Bus Option #2: Overnight
PHP 1,500

November 17
9pm – Departure from Manila (ROX BHS, Fort Bonifacio) for CWC Camsur

November 18
6am – Arrival in CWC Camsur from Manila

November 19
9am – Departure from CWC Camsur for Manila
6pm – Arrival in Manila (ROX BHS, Fort Bonifacio) from Camsur
Present your ID and give your bus (not runner or accommodation) registration code to the bus coordinator. Buses are to be filled on a first come first served basis.

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