Welcome to Maharlika Trail Series!

The Sierra Madre Trail Ultra turned out to be a great newcomer in our Asia Trail Master Championship series, with start/finish in Sitio Wawa, the heart of Manila’s trail community. All weekend, a pleasant party atmosphere was never away, and foreign participants had a great time mixing with all the enthusiastic local runners and people.

Kris Van de Velde
Asia Trail Master

After their debut iteration the previous year, the SMTU 75 was held a second time. Given how well-organized it was, it was a highly recommended event. It has a capable organizing team. They’re all incredibly helpful and friendly. I appreciate the kind welcome they extended to me while I was there.

Fah Lim

Thanks again for inviting me to your race. I think it was a great success with lots of exposure. Hopefully it will be a top race on the PH race calendar for years to come!

Jeff Campbell

I had a blast. It was hot, it was painful, but 2 couples of days in such kind of environment was exactly what I was looking for.
Hats off to you and your team. It’s must not be easy to put all this together.
I’ll come again schedule permitting!

Gregory Chow

By far SA LAHAT ng local races na nasalihan ko since 2017, ‘yung race nyo na pinaka bongga – grandest, and most festive. Naramdaman ko ‘yung buhay na trail community, at smooth organization.
Laban ‘to sa international race standards. Keep it up!

Elron Josue

All in, this was a very well organized run where RD Emman went above and beyond within a very tight budget.
The marshals at ASs were extremely friendly and helpful!
Everyone around Wawa were very friendly and I was extremely happy to make new friends and catch up with old ones!

Deric Lau

Yes, it was a good experience.
I appreciate the concern of the staff.
It was a tough race because it was hotter than in Japan, but I enjoyed it.
Thank you very much!

Taito Yasukochi

We love everything here. My boyfriend really fall in love with your race wanna come back again. Hopefully next year.

Monthatip Rakpan



Being relatively new and is on its 2nd edition only, we’re overwhelmed with joy and thankful at the same time for your undying support. To reciprocate your patronage and as appreciation of your time and effort, we’ve decided to honor a group of Hall Of Famers in the future.

To qualify, one just needs to finish SMTU 75 in 3 consecutive years. With this being said, we’re glad to see returnees from last year’s edition who are tough enough to do it all again. For those who will be running our course for the first time, your journey to Hall Of Fame starts this year!

IAU Trail Label 2024

The race now holds the following Trail label no: 2024, 4000, 75K, Sierra Madre Trail Ultra 75, Philippines

Sierra Madre Trail Ultra 75 (solo / 2-man relay) has been awarded by the International Association of Ultrarunners an IAU Trail Label. IAU labelling ensures that the race course is measured to conform to the World Athletics regulations, and the race is recognized by its own National Federation. The Philippine Association of Ultrarunners is a proud member of IAU and the National Federation on ultrarunning in the country.

Moreover, performances in the IAU international ranking list will be taken into account to define the Travel Grants for the elite runners when going to the Major IAU Competitions.

IAU Race Calendar


The Maharlika Trail Series aims to promote how running in nature is beneficial to both our physical and mental faculties and encourage everyone to venture into this sport.


To set new standards of the support and kind of events trail runners should have; To show other event handlers that this race we are creating now should be the bare minimum;

To create the change and continue to be the change and hope for trail runners;

To put our best effort to create events where all trail runners will be given the recognition they deserve;

To set the standards and continue to raise them so our community can become stronger and better supported.


To recognize trail running as one of the competitive sports to be supported by the Philippine Government in the future.


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