FAQ on Karera Para Sa Klima III: San Jose Challenge
What is Karera Para Sa Klima?
This is an annual racing event organized by the Tarlac Mountaineering Club
which aims to promote environmental conscience for a sustainable future. Due to past successful events, the group was able to sustain interest from outdoor enthusiasts. It is now on its third year.
San Jose Challenge?
San Jose is the town located in the eastern part of Tarlac province. This is where Tarlac Recreational Park is located and is the venue for this year’s race.
Is it always a biking race?
Not all the time. Karera Para Sa Klima started as a bike race during its first year last 2010. Their second run last 2012 was an urban adventure race which consisted of different obstacle course in the city setting. This year, the event is a cross country and mountain bike adventure race.
Who can join the race?
Cross country and mountain bikers can join the race. The different categories are Beginners , Executive, Open (Non-professional and amateur bikers), and Uniformed Personnel. There’s also a team race which groups can join.
Can I still join the race?
Yes, but hurry up! Deadline to register is on November 22, 2013 during race orientation and kick-off party in Sitio Oriente 2 (map here).
What are the race mechanics?
How about the race rules for cross country race?
You will find the answers here.
Can I watch even if I’m not a participant in the race?
Of course! We would love to see you there.
But what can I do aside from watching?
You can do a lot of things in Tarlac Recreational Park. There are pools to swim on, cottages to relax, and grounds for picnic. They also have a newly installed zipline which kids can enjoy. The kayaks are also available for renting. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to rent out their bikes and ATVs because of the ongoing race. Do check them out when the race is over.
How can I get there?
If you have a private car, you can follow the google map instruction below which starts from SM Tarlac via Ninoy Aquino Bridge.
If you’re riding a public utility vehicle, go to the jeepney terminal of Tarlac City and ask where are the trips going to Villa Aglipay, San Jose. Ask the driver to drop you off by the entrance of Tarlac Recreational Park.
How are the amenities in TRP?
They’re doing good. The toilet rooms are decently kept well. Shower rooms are also available for those who are going to take a swim and who need to bathe after.
Are there any accommodation TRP?
Unfortunately none yet. But you are welcome to setup up your tent (or
rent) if you’re up for camping.
What if I have other questions about the race and the
Nath (the operations manager of TRP, officer of TMC, and organizer of the event) is more than willing to entertain your question. You can contact him at 0915 944 2224. I can also ask your question in our Facebook page.