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38th National MILO Marathon 2014 Factsheet

                        


Registration Details

Interested participants are required to pay a non-refundable entry fee plus one (1) MILO® 300g empty pack alongside the accomplished and signed official registration form. 
Registration may be accomplished online or by downloading the registration form for submission to the area race organizer.

Entry fees for Provincial Races
Entry fees for Metro Manila Races
21K Half Marathon Elimination Race
P 630
42.195K Elimination Race
P 730
10K Run
P 530
21K Half Marathon Race
P 630
5K Fun Run (Adults)
P 110
10K Run
P 530
3K Kiddie Run & 5K Fun Run (Students)
P 80
5K Fun Run (Adults)
P 110
3K Kiddie Run & 5K Fun Run (Students)
P 80
         


P10 from the registration fee will be donated to the HELP GIVE SHOES advocacy.

NOTE: Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Participants should wear their MILO® Marathon singlets and race numbers during the race or they will not be allowed to run.
Participants must be 18 years and above on the race day to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195K) and Half Marathon (21K). Each will have to secure an official ‘Fit-To-Run’ medical certificate signed by a licensed physician within 2 months before race day.

Participants must be 16 years and above on the race day to participate in the 10K race.

Participants must be 7 years and above on the race day to participate in the 5K Fun Run.

Participants must be 7 to 12 years old on race day to participate in the 3K Kiddie Run. They are required to have their entry forms signed by a parent/guardian and must submit a photocopy of their NSO birth certificate or current school ID.

Participants below the age of 18 must seek their parental/guardian consent and fill up the entry form where the parent/guardian is required to sign.
Schedule of races is as follows:
Race
City
Date
1
Baguio
Jun 29
2
Dagupan
Jul 6
3
Tarlac
Jul 13
4
Angeles
Jul 20
5
Manila Eliminations
Jul 27
6
Naga
Aug 24
7
Lucena
Aug 31
8
Puerto Princesa
Sep 7
9
Lipa
Sep 14
10
Iloilo
Sep 21
11
Bacolod
Sep 28
12
Tagbilaran
Oct 5
13
Cebu
Oct 12
14
Butuan
Oct 19
15
Cagayan De Oro
Nov 9
16
Gen. Santos
Nov 16
17
Davao
Nov 23
18
Manila Finals
Dec 7
Only local participants (Filipinos and foreigners with working visa) can join and win in the 42.195K and 21K elimination races. Overseas participants may join and compete in the 42.195K and 21K National Finals for as long as they fulfill the requirements (To qualify, overseas runners must provide proof of finish in any AIMS/IAAF accredited races dating back at least one (1) year before race day or they mayqualify in the Manila elimination race. They must have a finish time within the specified age-bracket and time identified in items 18 (for 21K) & 19 (for 42.195K).

Start time per category is as follows:
42K (Manila only) 3:00 AM
21K 4:30 AM
10K 5:00 AM
3K 5:30 AM
5K 5:35 AM

Participants may claim their official race packets (containing the race number with timing chip attached, safety pins, and route map) upon complete registration. Race numbers are non-transferable.


About MILO
The MILO brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. MILOalso promotes participation in sports through its Summer Sports Clinics, MILO-B.E.S.T. Center Training Program, MILO Marathon, and MILO Little Olympics. The leading beverage brand believes that these contribute to the holistic development of Filipino champions in sports and in life. 2014 marks MILO’s 50th year in the country.
About the National MILO Marathon
The National MILO Marathon is an annual marathon event open to amateur and professional runners. From its humble beginnings in 1974 as a single marathon race in Metro Manila attended by 747 participants, the National MILO Marathon has grown to be the biggest, longest, grandest national running event in the country attracting more than hundreds of thousands of runners across the country. The race is organized by RunRio, Inc.
3K Kiddie Run
Boy’s and Girl’s Divisions:
Champion: P1,500 + Trophy
Runner-up: P1,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P500 + Trophy
4th Place: P250+Medal
5th–10th Place: P150+Medal
5K Fun Run
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P2,500 + Trophy
Runner-up: P1,500 + Trophy
3rd Place: P1,000 + Trophy
4th Place: P500+Medal
5th–10th Place: P250+Medal
10K Run
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P5,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P3,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P2,000 + Trophy
4th Place: P1,000+Medal
5th–10th Place: P500+Medal
21K Run (Eliminations)
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P10,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P6,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P4,000 + Trophy
4th Place: P2,000 + Medal
5th-10th Place: P1,000 + Medal
21K Run (National Finals)
Open Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P15,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P12,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P10,000 + Trophy
Local Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P8,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P6,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P4,000 + Trophy
4th Place: P2,000+ Medal
5th–10th Place: P1,000+ Medal
Note: All 21K finishers within the cutoff time will receive a medal and loot bag.
42.195K Metro Manila Elimination Race
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P50,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P30,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P20,000 + Trophy
4th Place: P10,000+ Medal
5th–10th Place: P5,000+Medal
42.195K National Finals
Open Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P300,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P250,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P200,000 + Trophy
Local Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P150,000 + Trophy 4th Place: P30,000+Medal
Runner-up: P100,000 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P10,000+Medal
3rd Place: P75,000 + Trophy
Additional Notes: Fastest Filipino 42.195K winners (male & female) will be dubbed as the 2014 MILO® Marathon King and Queen respectively and will be given the opportunity to compete in an international race outside the country. All expenses will be shouldered by MILO.
About Help Give Shoes Advocacy
The National MILO® Marathon is the biggest running event in the country, with an immense popularity that has attracted runners from all age groups to participate, including children.  However, a lot of driven young runners don’t have shoes.  Imagine seeing a little boy run kilometer after kilometer of rough cement barefooted.  This moving scene inspired MILO® to make this year’s run more meaningful, by giving out running shoes to deserving public school children. 

The root of this advocacy lies in MILO®’s belief that they are not just providing children with running shoes, but are giving them something that they can wear to school, for sports and other activities.  It’s definitely a step to help them reach their true potential and be the best that they can be. In 2010, the National MILO® Marathonprovided 4,200 running shoes to public school children nationwide with the “Help Give Shoes” advocacy. Since its conception, MILOhas donated a total of 34,200 pairs of shoes across the country.

The running event continues the advocacy with an aim to donate 160 pairs of running shoes to 100 students in 100 schools in select Typhoon Yolanda-hit cities —amounting to 16,000 more pairs of shoes and dreams fulfilled. In the same way that Nestle has been a part of Filipinos lives throughout generations, the National MILO Marathon invites Filipinos to be part of the cause to help make the shoe-less child today a champion tomorrow.

Php 10 from every registration fee will be allotted to the advocacy. MILO will then match the proceeds and work with the Department of Education to select 16,000 public school student beneficiaries in Tacloban, Ormoc, and Eastern Samar cities. MILO aims to reach its 50,000 advocacy mark by the end of the 38th marathon season.

For more information on the National MILO® Marathonbeneficiaries and to get an up-to-date count of shoes donated, log on to www.milo.com.ph.

About the 38th National MILO Marathon Side Events

Biggest Company Delegation Competition
To join, companies must submit their entry forms at the same time. Employees must indicate the name of their company on the entry form and submit a photocopy of their company ID (front and back). To qualify, a minimum of 10 employees must finish the race. Top three companies in each area with the most number of employees finishing the 5K and 10K Run will win the awards. In case of a tie, the winning company will be determined according to the best time recorded.
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Inter-Company Running Competition
To join, company teams must have at least 10 employees competing in the 10K Fun Run. They must submit their entry forms at the same time. Winners will be determined through the average/aggregate time of the team’s first 10 finishers.
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Biggest Club Delegation Competition
To join, running clubs must submit their entry forms at the same time. Club members must indicate the name of their club on the entry form and submit a photocopy of their company ID (front and back). To qualify, a minimum of 10 members must finish the race. Top three running clubs in each area with the most number of members finishing the 5K and 10K Run will win the awards. In case of a tie, the winning running club will be determined according to the best time recorded.
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Inter-Club Running Competition
To join, running clubs must have at least 10 members competing in the 10K Fun Run. They must submit their entry forms at the same time. Winners will be determined through the average/aggregate time of the team’s first 10 finishers.

First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Biggest School Delegation Competition
To join, schools must submit their entry forms at the same time. Students must indicate the name of their school on the entry form and submit a photocopy of their school ID for the current school year (front and back). To qualify, a minimum of 50 students must finish the race. Top three schools in each area with the most number of students finishing the 5-K Fun Run and the 3-K Kiddie Run will win the awards. In case of a tie, the winning school will be determined according to the best time recorded.
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Inter-school Running Competition
To join, school teams must have at least 25 student runners competing in the 5K-Fun Run. They must submit their entry forms at the same time. The team may be composed of grade school, high school, and college runners. Winners will be determined through the average/aggregate time of the team’s first 25 finishers.
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Cheer Leading Competition
There are three divisions: Grade School, High School, and College. Each division will have a separate set of winners who will receive cash prizes and plaques as follows:
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Consolation: P 3,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque

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About MILO R2
MILO R2 is a blend of PROTOMALT and cocoa formulated for active adults. PROTOMALT is a special malt extract made from malted barley grains found only in a MILO drink, which naturally provides energy. Its power-boosting content and nutrients brings a rich chocolate flavor that helps sustain body activity for a well-balanced lifestyle.
About the MILO-APEX Running Academy
With the aim of leading Filipinos to a healthier lifestyle, MILOhas partnered with one of the country’s top athletic training programs, the APEX Running Clinic. Headed by locally renowned fitness coach Jim Saret, the MILO-APEX Running Academybrings elite training workouts and sports medicine based running principles for beginners, amateurs, and professional marathoners. Currently on its 8th season, the program offers various assessment sessions to guide runners into the world of athletics based on their physical condition and skill level. 

Run Corregidor 2015: Registrants’ Bulletin

Beginning this coming 2015, race participants to both Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon will only be paying for the race itself. Team Run Corregidor is giving back to race participants the option to choose their mode of transportation to the island.



Distance
Advance Registration 
(Jul 7 – Aug 20)
Regular
(Aug 21 – Oct 31)
Late
(Nov 1 – Dec 31)
Last-Minute 
(Jan 1-11, 2015)
42K
P2000 (USD 45)
P2500 (USD 55)
P3000 (USD 65)
P3500 (USD 75)
5K
P900 (USD 20)
P1000 (USD 22)
P1250 (USD 28)
P1500 (USD 33)
21K
P1250 (USD 28)
P1500 (USD 33)
P1750 (USD 39)
P2000 (USD 45)
10K
P1000 (USD 22)
P1250 (USD 28)
P1500 (USD 33)
P1750 (USD 39)


2nd CORREGIDOR MARATHON (Day 1), 17 Jan 2015
42K Full Marathon
Gun Start: 6:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time
Race Registration inclusions:
Finisher’s Medallion (0.5kg, 5-in diameter)
CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
CM Race sling bag
Runners’ Briefing (10 & 11 Jan 2015)
CM Post-Race Party
CM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (16 Jan 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.
  
5K Blitz
Gun Start: 8:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time
  
Race Registration inclusions:
5K Blitz Finisher’s Medal
CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
CM Race sling bag
Runners’ Briefing (10 & 11 Jan 2015)
CM Post-Race Party
5K Blitz Digital Finisher’s Certificate
P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (16 Jan 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.
5th CORREGIDORINTERNATIONAL Half-MARATHON (Day 2), 18 Jan 2015
21K Half-Marathon
Gun Start: 8:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time
Race Registration inclusions:
Finisher’s Medallion (3-in diameter)
CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
CIHM Race sling bag
Runners’ Briefing (10 & 11 Jan 2015)
CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
CIHM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (17 Jan 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.
10K Challenge
Gun Start: 8:15am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time
Race Registration inclusions:
10K Challenger Finisher’s Medal
Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
CIHM Race sling bag
Runners’ Briefing (10 & 11 Jan 2015)
CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
10K Challenge Digital Finisher’s Certificate
P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (17 Jan 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 on Nov 30 & Dec 1 during the Runners’ Briefing.
Advance Registration Procedures:
1) Pay the corresponding ADVANCE RACE REGISTRATION fee by way of a bank deposit at any BDO branch using the following details:
BDO Checking Account
Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
Account Number: 000410417114

*For international participants, as follows are the details when depositing corresponding race registration fee through bank transfer:
BDO (Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.)
Branch details: 041 Bel-Air
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Acct details: Checking Account
Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
Account Number: 000410417114 
2) Send the photo-captured copy of the deposit slip as a direct message/private message to the applicable FB fan page (“Corregidor Marathon” or “Corregidor International Half-Marathon”) indicating your full name and chosen distance category. 
3) In 24 hours, an alpha-numeric code reply to your message will be sent to you by the page moderator. This code CAN NOT be shared with another person. This code is needed for the filling up and validation of your on-line registration form.
4) Once you have received your alpha-numeric code, on the applicable FB page, complete your registration for the race by clicking the on-line registration form link.
5) Once race registration is validated, you will receive in 48 hours your race inclusion confirmation via email. On the confirmation email, you will be notified when you may claim your race registration kit. It will coincide with the Runners’ Briefing. The venue will be announced via personal email and blog posts at a later date.
SPECIAL BONUS for CM & CIHM Advance Registrants:
Running the full and half-marathon distances in Corregidor is no easy feat. Serious preparations must be undertaken. To all advance registrants, Team Run Corregidor is providing a free monthly training on the actual race course, beginning August 13. For more information, visit the FB fan pages of Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Event partner Sun Cruises is generously giving special rates for race participants of both the 2nd Corregidor Marathon and 5th Corregidor International Half-Marathon: P1300/person EXCLUSIVE to race participants ONLY (inclusive of round-trip ferry, lunch buffet, and entrance fee to the island).
Room accommodations are limited. In consideration of this, Sun Cruises will be offering Camping Tents for rent (P500 flat rate).
Sun Cruises will start accepting ferry and accommodations booking for CM & CIHM participants beginning 21 Aug 2014.  For booking concerns, please contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 527.5555 loc 4511 and 4512, 0917.545.9917, 0917.808.4641, 0922.847.5418. 

Takbo.ph RUNFEST 2014, July 13


Regular registration starts on May 23, Friday at select Chris Sports branches and at 100 Miles Café, Fort Strip,  Bonifacio Global City (BGC).  For the regular registration, registrants will get their race kits at once which include the race bib, timing chip, and the singlet. Singlet sizes are available on a first come, first served basis. Race bibs are NOT PERSONALIZED.  

Current available slots for the following distance categories are: 5Km – 350 slots | 10Km – 350 slots | 21K – 500 slots.  Meaning, only limited slots are up for grabs!  For details, please click here.

Run United 1. Runrio Trilogy 2014 Half Marathon (21K) Finisher, 16 March 2014

Who would have expected I get a complimentary 21km race kit considering registration for this particular distance had closed in just two days?  Well, lucky enough to get a slot through Que and Jinoe, Takbo.ph site owners, who registered me in this race. I was one of the 5,000 runners for the half marathon alone (out of the total 12,000) who showed up at the SM Mall of Asia early Sunday morning last March 16.  For my part, I was surprised by the large turnout of half marathon runners as I waited for the gun start of Wave 2.  Glad though to be in that wave as I had a chance to catch up with some fellow (ultra) runner friends whom I haven’t seen in a while.
Since the long run is such an embedded facet of marathon training, this race was typically a training run for my upcoming marathon race few months from now.

Since I got myself into extreme distance running, I’ve been going to a snail’s pace, so (my finish time in this event) I considered it as a slight improvement in my pace.  Anyhow, aimed to shave time off my half marathon PR soon.   

Kudos to Unilab Active Health and RUNRIO Team for another successful event!

Corregidor International Half Marathon Finisher (4th : 2014 : Corregidor Island, Cavite City)

Finally, a post from me!  Been such a long time! No christmas nor new year greeting, no running recap for 2013, not even a countdown.  Oh well, just one of those days when sometimes we just have to cut ourselves some slack. Late post but still wishing everyone a blessed 2014!
On Joining and Finishing the 4th CIHM
There were attempts made to join the Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) since its inception in 2010, but for some reason it just wouldn’t work with my schedule until last year.  Both the Corregidor Marathon and CIHM events, however, were rescheduled to January 11 and 12 respectively instead of December last year to give way to relief operations in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda. Months have passed since my last post yet no matter how hard I tried, the words just wouldn’t flow or it was difficult to recap in words so let me show you some pictures instead.
  
Crossing the Finish Line in over two hours
Half marathon runners took off early Sunday morning.
Can you find me in the crowd?
This is but one of the picturesque views of the Island.
(Photo courtesy of 
Jing, my niece)


The Mile-long Barracks said to be the longest in the world.(Photo courtesy of Jing, my niece)

Running near the Mile-long Barracks ruins.


With the newest Soleus Brand Ambassador celebrity Gerard Pizzaras (on my right) who amazingly finished both the 42k and 21k distance categories. I also had the chance to meet
his equally famous runner friends who are also into running and multisport events. 
With my niece, Jing, who regrettably didn’t make it in time for
her supposedly first 5K race in Corregidor because of work assignment.
There’ll always be a next time, niece!
With beaming 10k finisher fellow Fishers of Men choir member, Jessica D.
Congratulations, Jess!
The Finish Arch for 21K and 10K finishers.  That tiny orange speck is me on my way to
the Finish Line.  Woohoo!
Seeing fellow blogger Atty. Raymund aka Everybody Loves Raymund at the Starting Line on a cold early Saturday morning. We were both spectators and waiting for the Corregidor Marathon side event runners to take off.  



Congratulations to Big, Big, Big on both a successful and a memorable half marathon running.  Such a smoothly run event.  Awesome job by everyone. Many, many thanks to Edward Kho on the work you are doing for the running community and tourism.  Great thanks to Mr. Rolando Portes, General Manager of Sun Cruises for ensuring our stay in the Island comfortable and welcoming. I look forward to doing the event again!


Related posts: 


Corregidor Half and Full Marathon 2013 Rescheduled to 11-12 January 2014

Received an email from Team Corregidor Race Director about the rescheduling of the Corregidor running event. Below, please find the full text of the organizer’s email.

The entire Filipino nation is grieving.  In light of our country’s current state of calamity and our of respect to all our suffering compatriots and to make way for the relief efforts of individuals and organized groups for all those affected by this calamity, Corregidor Marathon and the 4th Corregidor International Half Marathon is rescheduled to 11-12 January 2014 respectively.   

Further convincing us of the decision to reschedule the events is the forecast of the local weather agency that there are 3 to 4 more typhoons expected to hit the country before the year ends. It is more prudent to decide as early as now than deciding on it a few days leading to event day when all preparations have been set. 

The Runner’s Briefing on November 30 and December 1 will push through at 100 Miles Café in Fort Strip, however.  All race participants’ bookings with Sun Cruises will automatically be transferred to the corresponding new dates.   Likewise,  race registration will continue up to 3 January 2014.

We are encouraging everyone to help in any way they can during this difficult time. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Sincerely, 

Edward Kho

Race Director

Team Corregidor-4th CIHM

Related link: Corregidor Half and Marathon Organizer’s Official Statement 

Corregidor International Half Marathon and Corregidor Marathon 2013

The running community will once again converge in Corregidor Island to participate in two events: the 1st Corregidor Marathon (CM) on the December 7 and the 4th Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) on December 8 respectively.
The 1st CM will usher in a new level of challenge in the running scene. With a total distance of 42.195km, the event is designed to be the common ground of marathoners, ultrarunners, and triathletes.

Participation in the 1st CM will be reserved for 88 seasoned marathoners only, with a set qualifying time. Because the half-marathon course of Corregidor could be viewed from the top as forming an “8”-shaped loop, runners must race through the course twice to complete the race, hence a “double 8.”
The race is an open competition. All participants upon crossing the finish line will receive a Finisher’s Medallion and a rank-indicated Finisher’s Trophy. There will be one male and one female overall winner whose title will be Corregidor Marathon Man and Woman, respectively. Each winner will receive a P 30,000 cash prize and a champion’s trophy. Age bracket top finishers will also be declared and will be awarded with a certificate of achievement.
In addition to the full marathon distance, CM will have shorter distance categories: the 5K Blitz and the 3K Thrill. Each of these distances shall have 150 slots. These shorter distances will cater to those who are just getting started with the sport of running and who would like to experience running in the island. There will be no qualifying times required for the participants of these sub-categories nor will there be a sweep time or cut-off time.

Meanwhile, close to 1,000 participants and visitors are expected to turn up for the 4th installment of CIHM. Runners from different backgrounds–from intermediate recreational to hardcore runners, will take a shot at dethroning the reigning King and Queen of the Rock. The 4th CIHM is designed to thrill, surprise and challenge runners, from different parts of the country and from around the world, by testing their mettle on all types of running terrain.
The race route, covering a total of 21.0975km, will encompass a combination of paved uphills and down slopes and intermittent segments of dirt trails. But what would differentiate CIHM from the usual running experience of avid runners is that it will take the race participants to key historical hotspots on the remarkable isle. Right at the start of the race, the runners will experience an adrenaline rush as they race past the full length of the Malinta Tunnel. The exhilaration will continue to unfold as the runners exit the tunnel’s east access en route to the interior of the atoll. The thrilling highlight of the race surges as the runners negotiate the tricky span of a thickly foliaged trail draped in rays of sunlight, culminating in a run along the rocky cliff of the island with a breathtaking view of Manila Bay, to dramatically finish at the south dock breakwater facing the vast West Philippine Sea.
The 4th CIHM will be an extraordinary opportunity for passionate runners to set a new norm for personal achievement as finishing the race will be akin to recapitulating a fortress that is home to the resilient and valiant. There are 300 slots to be opened for the 21K distance. A qualifying time of 2h30min for male runners, and 3h00min for female participants will be adopted for this category. First time 21K runners must have run a 10K race within 1h15m (male) or 1h30min (female). However, for CIHM alumni 100 slots will be allotted as wildcard entries waiving the qualifying time requirement.
Aside from centerpiece 21km event, there will be a 10k Challenge for running aficionados who are yet to be familiar with the challenging terrain of Corregidor but yearn to discover and experience its distinctive scenic course. There will be no qualifying time to join this race category. Likewise, no sweep time will be observed. The top male and female runners in this event will be awarded with a certificate of achievement and winner’s plaque. All finishers in this race category will be awarded with a 10km Achiever Medal. Only 200 slots will be opened for this side event.
Registration for the 1st CM is ongoing and, for the 4th CIHM, registration has started last 1 October 2013. 

For Corregidor Marathon (and sub-events) registration details, click here.

For Corregidor Half Marathon (and sub-events) registration details, click here.

For FAQs, click here.
21K Finisher’s Medal

10K Finisher’s Medal

21K Dri-fit Race Shirt

21K Sling Bag
3K, 5K, 42K Finisher’s Medal

42K Trophy

42K Race Shirt

42K Backpack
For inquiries and updates on the two races, interested runners can like the separate Facebook fan pages or send an email to corregidormarathon@bigbigbig.com.ph or corregidor21@bigbigbig.com.ph. Runners can also contact (02) 403-0246.

The 1st Corregidor Marathon and the 4th Corregidor International Half Marathon are managed by Big, Big, Big, Inc. and presented by Smart Communications, Sun Cruises, Soleus together with event partners Corregidor Foundation, Galileia Events Place, 100 Miles Café, L Time Studio, Runningmate, One Sceniques, Active Link, Toby’s, Runnr alongside with media partners Philippine Star, Pinoy Fitness, Mellow 94.7 FM, Takbo.ph, Inquirer Libre, Solar News and medical aid partner UERM Medical Center.

Corregidor International Half Marathon 2012 Launched

The 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) which is organized and managed by Big, Big, Big, Inc. was launched last Thursday night, October 11 attended by media people including runner-bloggers.  



This year’s edition dubbed as Showdown on the Rock is expected to intensify a runner’s competitive spirit.  Notable changes are also expected to happen this year such as the NO SWEEP TIME for the participants of both race categories and exemption from the race qualifying time for the first 500 registrants:
       Half Marathonor 21K             3:30hrs Male         3:45hrs Female
       10K                                     1:30hrs Male         1:45hrs Female
Finishers of the 21K will get the CIHM Medallion while the 10K finishers will get the 10K Achiever Medal upon crossing the finish line.  Registration will start on October 15, Monday and will end on November 23.  To register, participants need only to go to any SM Tickets outlets at all SM Cinemas nationwide.  For more information and complete race registration details, you may log on here.
The press launch, which took place aboard in one of the Sun Cruises’ ships that toured along Manila bay, concluded with a simple buffet dinner, acoustic music and a raffle on the ship’s deck.  
I believe the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is therein connived with me that night allowing me to win the raffle grand prize, a Soleus watch, which was so timely since my Garmin Forerunner 305 won’t charged anymore.  It conked out on the final lap during a 32-kilometer race last month.  

I take my hats off to the sponsors and the organizer of this launch.  Thanks,  too, to Art M. for the nice photos taken during the event.  The blogging bug  has finally caught up with him. Hahaha! Go Art!  

Here are Some Run United 1 Quick Updates!

Hi fellow runners and dear readers, here are some updates from the organizer regarding the upcoming Run United 1 Runrio Trilogy 1st Leg race on March 4.
“More than 11,000 runners already registered for the Run United 1 on March 4 and out of the 11,000 are 21K runners! This is the biggest 21K participation in the country.”

“We apologize for those who did not make it to the 21K registration. We will increase the allocation in our future races. [However], you can still join on March 4 by [registering in] the lower categories. Registration has been extented since we can’t increase the 21K slots [anymore]. Registration is only until March 2 but slots are not guaranteed. If slots would run out before March 2, we will close the registration. All registration sites are open.”

~ A Message from Coach Rio Dela Cruz~

Starting gun for the 21K category was adjusted to an earlier time from 5AM to 4:30AM. A maximum of 30-minute grace period to allow participants to start. Hence, by 5:01AM, the starting line will be closed to all runners. This is due to the limited time that the race organizer has been allowed to have the race route closed to traffic and for every one’s safety and security.

Free shuttle services are provided for all 21K runners from Mall of Asia (MOA) to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) starting at 2:30AM. This service will be available at 15-minute interval until the last trip scheduled at 3:30AM. After 3:30AM, the next shuttle service to BGC will only be available starting 6:30AM at a 15-minute interval with the last trip scheduled at 9:30AM. No shuttle services will be provided after 9:30AM.

Designated pick-up point is at Ocean Drive (located between Ecom Building and Block 12), Mall of Asia complex.  Drop off point is at Riovana Store, Bonifacio High Street branch, BGC.  Runners are recommended to plan their transportation in advance given these updates.

21K runners may leave their bags at any of the two designated Baggage Buses parked along the 9th Avenue near the Gun Start area at BGC from 2:30AM until 5AM only. You may claim your items from the same bus at Ocean Drive, Mall of Asia, after the race. Participants are strongly advised not to leave any valuables in their bags. The race organizer and any of its sponsors will not be held liable for any loss or damage to your personal items.
Below are key points to remember:
21K Runners
Starting line at BGC across Riovana
Baggage buses: 2:30AM to 5:00AM
Assembly time:  3:30AM
Starting gun:      4:30AM
Cut off of start:  5:00AM
Finish line: MOA

Shuttle Services*

MOA to BGC**: 2:30AM to 3:30AM in time for the 4:30AM gun start
MOA to BGC**: 6:00AM to 9:30AM

*all shuttle services are exclusive to 21K participants only
**available at 15-minute interval
5K Category Gun Start
The 5K gun start at MOA has also been adjusted to 5:30AM. This will be simultaneous with the 10K category at a separate starting line, which is also at MOA.

See you at the (21K) starting line!