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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. 

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!


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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!  

Chase the Rock: Know More About the 2nd Corregidor International Half Marathon

The 1st Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) was conceptualized to be one of the premiere races in the country and it was held on December 19 last year.  Starting this year, the CIHM will be held yearly every second week of December in the historic island of Corregidor.  This year’s edition, dubbed as “Champions Chase” is happening on December 10.

The race route, covering a total of 21.0975 kilometers, will encompass a demanding combination of paved uphills and down slopes and intermittent segments of dirt trails. But what would really set apart CIHM from the usual running experience of avid runners is that it will exceptionally transport the race participants to key historical hot spots on the remarkable isle. 

RUNNING DIVA was one of those who did the test run last year

Right at the start of the race, the runners will experience at once an adrenaline rush as they zoom 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.  CIHM will be an extraordinary opportunity for passionate runners to set new norm for personal achievement as finishing the race will be akin to recapitulating a fortress that is home to the resilient and valiant.

It will run from the north side of the island at the Lorcha Dock, the historic landmark where McArthur broke the lines of the then advancing Japanese offense, heading to the west access of Malinta Tunnel, passing through its entire length, to head out to the tail side of the island. The first half of the race route will include the ascent to the Summit Hill with a direct view of the beachfront leading to the Japanese Memorial site en route to the half-way point at the YMCA Parade Grounds. The finish point of the race is at the South dock where the first 21 finishers will be hailed by canon blasts in unison with the lauding strong jets of West Philippine Sea breeze and the resounding clasps of waves smashing the dock’s breakwater.

There will be 3 curfew points along the course: at 5-KM point (45mins), 10-KM point (1h35mins), and finally at the 15-KM point (2h30mins). All runners who have not crossed any of these points within the curfew shall be cleared out from the course by the designated race marshals. They will be shuttled by tranvias to the event staging area and will be subsequently given a Certificate of Participation. There will be no finish time cut off for the race, however. All runners who have successfully crossed cut off points and managed to finish the entire 21K distance will be awarded with the CIHM Medallion to be presented upon crossing the finish line and Finisher’s Certificate.

There will be no qualifying time to participate in the race. Nonetheless, all participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability and indemnification form attesting they have adequately prepared  for the race and are healthy and fit to compete at the time of the race day.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and should not be more than 70 years old on the day of the race. A proof of age will be required upon registration. Exemptions to the age requirement may be given upon submission of a written proof of parental consent for applicants younger than 18 years or a physician’s certification of fitness for athletic participation for applicants beyond 70 years old. The CIHM is an international event open to all nationalities. However, foreign nationals who are not residents of the Philippines, upon finishing in the top 3 places, must present a clearance from DOLE to claim their prizes.

There will be male and female top 10 Finishers, respectively. All top 10 finishers will receive a certificate of achievement. There will be no age category winners. However, a special citation will be given to the oldest finisher of the 21K race. Top 3 winners from each category will receive cash prizes and trophies. On top of the trophy and cash prize, the male and female champions, to be hailed as “King and Queen of The Rock,” respectively, will be ceremonially awarded with the CIHM Champions Cup. Inscribed on the trophy are the names of the set of champions and of succeeding winners in the ensuing editions of CIHM. The Champions Cup will be on display in Corregidor Island under the care of Sun Cruises, Inc.

All participants will receive a CIHM race pack containing the race bib with RFID timing chip, race route map, and Corregidor International Half-Marathon racer singlet. During the race, only the CIHM race pack will be accepted for deposit. All participants should wear the race bib upon check-in and during the race.

Aside from the centerpiece  21K event, there will be a 10km race 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. This side event will be billed as 10K Challenge. 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  10K Achiever Medal.  Only 300 slots will be opened for this side event.  The gun start for 10K is at 8:15AM.

After the race, they may opt for another overnight stay to take part in the Champions Party in the evening or may take the first of the two Saturday afternoon trips back to Manila. The second batch will take the exclusive early morning trip on race day to arrive in  time for an 8:00 AM race gun start. Likewise, after the race, they may opt for an overnight stay to join the Champions Party in the evening or may take the exclusive Sunday afternoon trip back to Manila.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Runners’ Briefing
Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 2011
• 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ROX, Bonifacio High Street 

Carbo Dinner and Bonfire
Friday, December 9, 2011
• 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Corregidor island Parade Grounds

Corregidor International Marathon
Saturday, December 10, 2011
 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN
Corregidor Island

Champions Party
Saturday, December 10, 2011
• 7:00 PM onward
Corregidor Island Parade Grounds 

“I Shall Return” to Corregidor

I visited this island in 2005. Then I came back to bring friends from the US and Europe two years ago. I conquered it during the 1st Corregidor Aquathlon race last year. I wrote about it quite a number of times.

L~R: Vimz (Kulit Runner), Edward, James, Let (Running Mom), Erick, Running Diva, Cindy, Doc Marvs (partly hidden), Z (One Sport), Rene (Jazz Runner), and Junrox (Tiger Boy)

Last Saturday, September 11, I returned to the island with friends and did what we love most, RUNNING. Our run started from the island hotel at past 2PM in the afternoon.

We were so lucky to pass through Malinta Tunnel and the trail. From the cliff, one could see the endless beauty of the island and the sea. I had fun time running down the last three kilometers.

For those of you who haven’t been there yet, I do encourage you to try running in the island. It’s worth it.



Thanks to Sun Cruises and its staff for hosting our stay. Many thanks also to Edward, Vanessa, and Raymund for making this visit possible. (Photos courtesy of Raymund and Vimz aka Kulit Runner)