Philippine Marine Corps Marathon (1st : 15 Nov. 2015 : Ternate, Cavite)

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC), as the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ premier force in readiness and the nation’s force of choice, has been keeping the southern part of the archipelago in equilibrium for years.

Unknown to many, the marines have been deployed in harsh and problematic regions including the coral triangle not only to neutralize threats that can destabilize the country but also to protect the area where one of the best maritime environments of the world thrive.

The PMC has gone beyond its traditional mission and dedicated part of its service to the preservation of a sustainable ecosystem. Senior Marine Corps generations claim that the once abundant aquatic resources between these islands are sadly and slowly dwindling.

Recognizing the bid to conserve the country’s natural maritime resources, the PMC launches the first Philippine Marine Corps Marathon (PMCM) with the theme, “Katungkulan: Takbo Para sa mga Kawal” happening on November 15, Sunday at the Marine Base Gregorio Lim in  Ternate, Cavite.

Poster_PMCM

The PMC hopes to attract runners to this annual event, which is earmarked for projects and programs that will raise the morale of troops who heed  the call for duty at the Kalayaan Group of Islands.

RACE DETAILS

Category
Registration Fee
Inclusion
Gun Start
 

5K

 

P 650

 

Race bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Certificate

 

6:00 AM

 

10K

 

P 850

 

Race bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Certificate

 

5:30 AM

 

25K Kaybiang Tunnel Challenge

 

 

P 1,100

 

Race Bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Dog Tag, Finisher’s Shirt

4:30 AM

 

42K

 

P 1,300

 

Race Bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Dog Tag, Finisher’s Shirt

 

4:00 AM

Cut-off 4 hours at 21K and 8 hours at the Finish Line

Registration Venues:

RUNNR branches:  Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City; Trinoma, Quezon City; and, SM Mall of Asia

TOBY’s Store, SM Mall of Asia

100 Miles Cafe, 2F Fort Pointe Building, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Camp Aguinaldo Badminton Court,  Quezon City

MCSSO in front of Jurado Hall, Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City

Registration Period:

September 15 to October 30​

Registration Payment Via Bank Deposit:
  • Pay race fee on or before 30 Oct. 2015 via China Bank Savings Account

Name: Philippine Marine Corps Spouses Association, Inc.
Account No.: CA No. 3510-0119-13

  • Write complete name, preferred distance category, and contact number on the deposit slip.
  • Email a copy of the deposit slip, together with completed and signed registration form, which you can download from www.frontrunnermagph.com, to pmcosai@gmail.com with Subject: PMC Marathon before the registration deadline.
  • Wait for confirmation.

R​ace kit claiming period will be from 9 to 12 of November 2015 at the registration venues.  All registrants are entitled to the following:

  • Post-race boodle fight at 12:00 noon
  • FREE entry to Boracay de Cavite Beach Resort
  • Goodies from event sponsors
  • FREE shuttle service from Philippine Marines Headquarters to the venue and back. (Note: For those coming from the south, pick-up point will be at Ternate Municipal Hall)
Route Profile:

Elevation Profile

Marine_Corps_Marathon_Elevation

Total Ascent: 1730 m
Uphill: 18.18 km (42.8%)
Downhill: 17.82 km (42%)
Flat: 6.45 km (15.2%)

Steepest Uphill: +53.3% (at 30.84 km)
Longest Uphill: 0.99 km (at 30 km)

Steepest Downhill: -53.3% (at 11.55 km)
Longest Downhill: 1.26 km (at 18.72 km)

Race route:

Race Route_PMCM

 It is in this spirit that everyone is invited to get involved and do their part:

Humans are not separate from the rest of nature, we are part of it by God’s design, we humans rely for our existence on the balance of nature, which includes the interaction and interdependence of all life forms and natural elements of the earth’s all-encompassing ecosphere. Our own actions must be part of that balance. In fact, by God’s design, we humans are to participate in this community of life forms as its caretakers and preservers.” 

                                                     (Source: Interfaith Power and Light)