From Condura Run To Condura Skyway Marathon

Time flies so fast.


It’s been four years.

Four years of running the (same) event organized by runners for runners.

Why do I keep coming back? The main reason, of course, is to be part of a running event that saves endangered species.

Here’s a quick recap of what Condura run is …

2011 ~ Condura Skyway Marathon
Dolphins of Pamilacan, Bohol thru Ayala Foundation, Inc.
Amount to be donated: est PHP 600,000
Purpose: Research funding to protect the dolphins of Baclayon thru scientific research, the promotion of eco-tourism, and creation of livelihood opportunities.

2010 ~ Condura Dolphin Skyway Marathon
Dolphins of Pamilacan, Bohol thru Ayala Foundation, Inc.
Amount donated: PHP 511,400
Purpose: Condura wharf for easy and safe boarding of bancas for dolphin watching

2009 ~ Skyway Run for the Whales Sharks
Whale sharks of Donsol, Sorsogon thru ABS-CBN Foundation
Amount donated: PHP 365,350
Purpose: Construction of facilities for eco-tourism, like visitors’ center, hilltop hut, carabao sleds, etc.

2008 ~ Condura Race for Tubbataha
Tubbataha Reefs, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Amount donated: PHP 109,200
Purpose: Purchase of radios for park rangers

Photo credits: Many, many thanks to fellow Happy Feet James R. for taking time out to just send me the photos taken last Sunday, February 6.  Super thanks to the following photographers, Dioscoro G., Wesley O. and Maan C. And, to Vener aka Run Unlimited for the 2009 photos. Thank you for capturing the “runner’s high” moment.  You rock! 

So, there you go. What else is there to say except that Condura Skyway Marathon has evolved to becoming one of the best running races in the Philippines. And, I’m glad to have run the events.

I take my hats off to the Condura Team, especially, to PatCon aka Running Shield, Ton Concepcion, and their event partners for a job well done!