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What is LAHARDCORE?

What is LAHARDCORE?

/ˈlähär/ mudflow, debris and pyroclastic material that flow from a volcano

/hahrd-kohr/ unswervingly committed; very intense or extreme

Lahardcore: The Lahar Invitational Challenge is happening this summer, April 14, 2018 (Saturday) in Angeles City, Pampanga—a province located in the Philippines’ central Luzon region.

It is the very first motorcycle event of its kind—the Philippines is the only country in the world that features a huge expanse of land covered in lahar (pyroclastic material or volcano mud/debris). Angeles City’s lahar-covered areas are the effect of ten billion+ tons of magma Mount Pinatubo spewed onto its surrounding landscapes during its catastrophic eruption on June 15, 1991. One of the largest volcanic explosions in the 20th century, the eruption displaced more than 10,000 families, including the Aetas, an indigenous tribe who lost both their homes and means of livelihood. Global temperatures also dropped due to the eruption.

Today, 27 years after that fateful day, Angeles City has risen from the ashes and become a bustling metropolis that is the perfect blend of nature and urban comforts.

Besides being a venue for motorcycle riders to meet fellow enthusiasts and to test their mettle and skills, Lahardcore also seeks to drive tourism to the city of Angeles, as well as opportunities for people to learn more about the Aeta communities and their culture.

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Challenges

Riders are required to form a team of no more and no less than five members each, and group themselves according to bike displacements. All types of motorcycles, except for motocross, production and non-street legal bikes, may be used to participate in the event. Owners of custom bikes, including scramblers, café racers and trackers, are definitely more than welcome to join!

Registration fees, per person, are as follows:

  • Bikes below 250cc ₱1,500 (early bird rate until March 31: ₱1,200)
  • Bikes from 250cc to 390cc ₱1,500 (early bird rate until March 31: ₱1,200)
  • Bikes from 391cc to 649cc ₱2,500 (early bird rate until March 31: ₱2,200)
  • Bikes from 650cc to 1200cc ₱2,500 (early bird rate until March 31: ₱2,200)

We will deny registration for participants whose motorcycles are not legally registered with the LTO. A bike inspection will be conducted on April 13, 2018 on the event grounds. Any motorcycle deemed unqualified will not be allowed to participate in the event. Registration fees are non-refundable. Guidelines will be e-mailed to your team captain upon successful registration.

Please deposit payment to:
Bank: Unionbank
Account Name: Click Multimedia Resource Inc.
Account No.: 002210001955

Another payment option is to send money via LBC, Cebuana Lhuillier or Palawan Express to:
Receiving Person: MEL ARLO SAPALO BAUTISTA
Address: 5-D 10th Avenue Cubao Quezon City
Contact No.: 09958559621

Please e-mail your deposit slip or receipt with your team’s and team captain’s name to laharchallenge@gmail.com.

Register

1,500

Bikes
below 250cc

  • with Freebies
Register
1,500

Bikes from
250cc to 390cc

  • with Freebies
Register
2,500

Bikes from
391cc to 649cc

  • with Freebies
Register
2,500

Bikes from
650cc to 1200cc

  • with Freebies
Register

Mechanics

Rules & Regulations

Lahardcore: The Lahar Invitational challenge is not a race. Teams are required to ride a course that takes them through ten different challenges that test their riding, non-riding and navigational skills, dexterity, agility, endurance and team work. Teams will only be timed during each challenge.

Each team will be given a route map and a passport before the start of the event. Instructions for each challenge will be given to the team once they reach each marked check point. Each team that successfully completes a challenge will receive a ‘completed’ mark on its passport for that particular challenge. The goal is to complete all ten marks on the passport.

The minimum number of team members required to complete each challenge will vary. Detailed instructions will be given to the teams at each challenge stop.

* Challenges and mechanics may change without prior notice.

Mechanics

Prizes

Certificates of challenge completion will be given to those who complete all ten challenges. Special prizes will be given to select participants. Watch this space for more details.

FAQ

Lahardcore is the very first motorcycle event that takes riders/participants through terrain covered in lahar (pyroclastic material or volcano mud/debris). Its goal is to put the Philippines on the map as a premier motorcycle destination.
Lahardcore is happening on April 14, 208 in Angeles City in Pampanga.
Lahar is a mixture of rock, mud and debris that flows down a volcano. Its consistency is similar to wet concrete when fresh, and can dry out to concrete-like hardness.
Form a team of no more and no less than five members, and register here.
You will need to know how to ride a motorcycle, and you will need to have a Philippine driver’s license with restriction code #1. No other special skills are required—your best advantage will be your riding experience and presence of mind.
All types of motorcycles, except for motocross, production and non-street legal bikes, may be used to participate in the event. Owners of custom bikes, including scramblers, café racers and trackers, are definitely more than welcome to join! Please note that we will deny registration for participants whose motorcycles are not legally registered with the LTO. A bike inspection will be conducted on April 13, 2018 on the event grounds. Any motorcycle deemed unqualified will not be allowed to participate in the event.
Expect to get wet, wild and dirty! Each team will face ten different challenges. A route map and a passport will be given to each team before the start of the event. Instructions for each challenge will be given to the team once they reach each marked check point. Each team that successfully completes a challenge will receive a ‘completed’ mark on its passport for that particular challenge. The goal is to complete all ten marks on the passport. 

The minimum number of team members required to complete each challenge will vary. Detailed instructions will be given to the teams at each challenge stop.
Yes, but you will only be timed during each challenge.
The registration fee depends on your team’s bike displacement category. You may check the fees here. Please note that the registration fee is per person / team member.
Certificates of challenge completion will be given to finishers and special prizes will be given away.

Partners & Sponsors

Click Multimedia Resource Inc. Proaxial Digital Lungsod ng Angeles Angeles City Tourism Office
Greater Clark Visitors Bureau Motopinas Motul Norh Luzon Expressway Philippine Mobile Truck Association Ride.ph with Jay Taruc Ropali Motorcycles Royal Enfield SEC Helmets Just 1 Team Manila Design Studio The Infinity Yamaha

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