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First Altitude OCR Word Series-Asia to be hosted in Mt. Pulag National Park

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Cordillera - Philippines' second highest mountain, Mt. Pulag National Park in Kabayan, Benguet will be hosting the Asian Qualifier Event of the 2022 World Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Altitude Race Championship to held in Morocco in July 2022. 

Mt. Pulag is still closed to the public except for locals but will be temporarily opened on March 26-27 for the athletes who are participating in the event.

Mt. Pulag was chosen as a venue for the race because of its beautiful and world-class trails comparable to other mountains in the world, according to Thumbie Remigio, the Technical Director of Altitude OCR via PTV-Cordillera. 

The race shall take participants through the trails inside the Mt. Pulag National Park, summiting the peak of the Mt. Pulag and back to the Babadak Ranger Station with 12-15 obstacles in selected locations at an altitude of 2600masl.

A memorandum of agreement has been signed between the Philippines Obstacle Sport Federation (POSF) and the local government unit of Kabayan for the implementation of the said sport activity.

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According to OCR, the event aims to restart tourism at the Mt. Pulag National Park, provide livelihood for the community in Benguet who will be providing manpower, merchandise and supplies through the event, launch various community projects, and identify potential athletes from the nearby towns. 

Participants will get to enjoy the ALTITUDE OCR SERIES-ASIA and will receive a locally crafted medal, access to the park and an event shirt. Proceeds of the registration fee will be used to support a renovation project which will be announced once final.



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