On Friday, November 23 at 11:59pm, is the final day for registration for the upcoming third edition of Corregidor Half Marathon (CIHM) slated to happen next weekend. I’m sure participants to this race, the locals and those from the other parts of the world, are all laced up and ready to race. I couldn’t join this race again.
Corregidor Island, being an arena of one of the last major running events of the year, is already mapped out and ready for the participants from all over parts of the world such as Ireland, the U.S., Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Canada, Indonesia and Vietnam.
This run is not only a test of a runner’s mettle but also a historical one since Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Tarlac, Laguna and Manila, the first eight provinces that rose in arms against Spain, are well represented by runners coming from those provinces. There’ll be other participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao as well.
Like King Leonidas’ army in the movie 300, the professions of the participants will no longer distinguish the runners.
This year, the organizers see a good mix of medical practitioners, lawyers, policemen, government employees, businessmen, salesmen, journalists, actors, call center employees, advertising executives, athletes, HR practitioners, OFWs, architects, engineers, chefs, artists, tech gurus, finance experts, international relations specialists and airline executives, the CIHM 3 will provide a level playing field for everyone.
They are expected to be on the island on November 30. Though the race on December 1 will be hard, the runners will be expected to party harder. Before the race showdown begins, participants will be treated to a delicious carboloading dinner courtesy of Yellow Cab and a traditional bonfire at the South Dock.
A rave party will erupt courtesy of Manila Beer and will be hosted by the tandem of DJ Chris and DJ Chloe from Mellow 94.7 after the race. Exciting prizes will also be raffled off during the party courtesy of Soleus, Yellow Cab, Sun Cruises, Igco Skim Milk, and other sponsors.
The 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon is managed and organized by Big, Big, Big, Inc. presented by Soleus and Sun Cruises, Inc., in cooperation with Yellow Cab, Manila Beer, Corregidor Foundation, Running Mate, One Sceniques, ROX, L Time Studio, Igco Skim Milk, 38 Energy Drink, and the official hydration partners Summit Mineral Water and 100Plus Sports Drink and media partners The Philippine Star, Total Fitness Magazine, Business Mirror, Kulit Runner, Takbo.ph, MultiSport Magazine, Pinoy Fitness and Mellow 94.7.