2nd Corregidor Marathon 2015

Question: Is there any place in Southeast Asia where, during a single 21km run, you see tranvias, disappearing canons, a war memorial, a museum of World War II regalia and memorabilia, the ruins of a cinema, a Spanish light house, ruins of barracks and an army hospital, the Pier Dock where a famous general uttered his famous message “I Shall Return”, a 835 feet in length , 24 feet wide and 18 feet tall tunnel where ghosts seems to roam around during the night, a concentration camp and beautiful forest trails—all located in one tiny island?

Answer: No–unless you’re in the Philippines in a small island called Corregidor (The Rock).

The Rock is everything you’ve ever heard and more–a small tadpole-shaped island that has been the site of the fiercest battles of World War 2 between the Allied forces (Filipinos, Americans) and the Japanese Imperial Army.

So, imagine running through a spectacular outdoor World War 2 museum where remnants of artillery and war buildings still stand mightily proud of its past, battered but not out! Check out the great names: Topside, Battery Way, Battery Crockett, Mile-Long Barracks, Malinta Tunnel, Lorcha Dock and more. You’ll find them all in the Rock!

Be prepared to be enthralled when you run the 2nd Corregidor International Marathon this coming January 17, 2015!

Race Registration Procedures

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.

The race registration fees will have the following schedules:

2nd CORREGIDOR MARATHON

Regular (Aug 21 – Oct 31)

42K Full Marathon = P2500 (USD 55)

5K Blitz = P1000 (USD 22)

Late (Nov 1 – Dec 31)

42K Full Marathon = P3000 (USD 65)

5K Blitz = P1250 (USD 28)

Last-Minute (Jan 1-11, 2015)

42K Full Marathon = P3500 (USD 75)

5K Blitz = P1500 (USD 33)

 

42K Full Marathon:

17 January 2015

Gun Start: 6:00am

NO qualifying time; NO race finishcut-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 (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CM Post-Race Party
  • CM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16,2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

42k Medal

42k Dri fit shirt

Middleside Barracks

 

5K Blitz:

17 January 2015

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 (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CM Post-Race Party
  • 5K Blitz Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16,2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

5k Blitz Finisher’s Medal

5k Blitzer Dri Fit Shirt

Mile Long Barracks

 5TH CORREGIDOR INTERNATIONAL HALF-MARATHON

Regular (Aug 21 – Oct 31)

21K Half-Marathon = P1500 (USD 33)

10K Challenge = P1250 (USD 28)

Late (Nov 1 – Dec 31)

21K Half-Marathon = P1750 (USD 39)

10K Challenge = P1500 (USD 33)

Last-Minute (Jan 1-11, 2015)

21K Half-Marathon = P2000 (USD 45)

10K Challenge = P1750 (USD 39)

 

21K Half-Marathon:

18 January 2015

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 (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
  • CIHM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 17,2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

21k and 10k Medals

21k Dri Fit Shirt

Battery Grubbs

 10K Challenge:

18 January 2015 

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 (Jan 10 & 11, 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 (Jan 17,2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 on Jan 10 & 11 during the Runners’ Briefing.

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 Corregidor Marathon FB fan page 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.

*CREDIT CARD payment facility is being finalized. Announcement of its availability will be announced in the coming weeks.

BONUS for CM & CIHM Race Registrants:

Running the full and half-marathon distances in Corregidor is no easy feat. Serious preparations must be undertaken.

To all race registrants, Team Run Corregidor is providing a free monthly training (training session is free but Sun Cruises will charge a fee of P1000 for the ferry transfers and island entrance) on the actual race course, on the following dates: Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 23, and Dec 28. For more information, visit the FB fan pages of Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon.

RUN CORREGIDOR P.R.o.m.o (Personal Record obliteration motivational offer)

All race registrants for the for the CM 42K and CIHM 21K will be given a 50% REBATE of their paid registration fee if they get to break their personal record in the same distance they have registered to.

  • 42K and 21K race registrants fill out the on-line race nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TxIssSLmk86EA8FnPSrsA4CjH7mQGe5pYaiIS050Jug/viewform?usp=send_form
  • On the form, along with other details, indicate the race distance, name and date of race to be nominated, and official race finish time.
  • The race to be nominated must have been run during the period of January 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 only.
  • Any form of MISREPRESENTATION will automatically disqualify the race participant from the promo.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Sun Cruises as our event partner 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 August 21, 2014.

For booking concerns, please contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 5275555 loc 4511 and4512, 0917-5459917, 0917-8084641, 0922-8475418.

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2nd Corregidor Marathon: January 17-18, 2015

Corregidor has been described as an “open museum”, where remnants of a battleground like the Mile-long Barracks, Malinta Tunnel, the artillery/batteries, old hospital, a cinema, and many more structures still stands mighty proud that showcases the courage and bravery of the Filipino soldiers. And that’s just part of its attraction.

Sweeping vistas of richly dense forests and the serene ocean surf seem as common as the wild birds that hover around the giant Yakal trees on all parts of the island.

When i ran the First Corregidor Marathon early this year, i knew it won’t be easy, with undulating climbs and long downhills that had your thighs and hamstrings screaming to stop! It’s one difficult route but equally amongst the most scenic. Having run on this island many times in the past, this was the first time a full marathon had been staged here and the experience was both enriching and amazing! Read my reviews here and here.

Right now, preparations are underway for the 2nd staging of the Corregidor Marathon to be held on January 17, 2015 (Saturday) that promises to attract more runners from overseas. Accompanying events will also take place like the 5k Blitz Run on the same date while the Corregidor International Half-Marathon (CIHM) and 10k will be held the following day, January 18, 2015.

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.

The race registration fees will have four schedules:

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)

Team Soleus

2nd CORREGIDOR MARATHON Day 1, January 17, 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 (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CM Post-Race Party
  • CM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

Rochelle, Inja and Jun of Team Soleus

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 (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CM Post-Race Party
  • 5K Blitz Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

5th CORREGIDOR International Half-MARATHONDay 2, Jan 18, 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 (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
  • CIHM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 17, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

Before the start

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 (Jan 10 & 11, 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 (Jan 17, 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:

Sun Cruises as our event partner 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 August 21, 2014.

For booking concerns, please contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 5275555 loc 4511 and 4512, 0917-5459917, 0917-8084641, 0922-8475418.

 

 

Corregidor Marathon All Set: January 11-12, 2014

Last Saturday, i was able to pick up my race packet for next week’s Corregidor Marathon and this will be my 3rd visit to the island having ran the previous years’ Corregidor International Half-Marathon. For this year, they will be having the full marathon distance for the first time and this will be another daunting task for me having just ran the 53k Kawit to Laguna (K2L) Ultramarathon last week.

Except for a 10k recovery run i did a day after my K2L, i had taken a break completely from running although i did several cross-trainings/recovery work-outs at Fitness First Gym.

At the 100 Miles Cafe for the race packet pick up last Saturday

Running a marathon is more pressure-laden to run than a 50k ultra (at least it is for me), and there’s something particular about Corregidor which makes it really a ‘bitch’ of a run…those long uphills! I still remember the parts that i really had my heart pulsating heavily and walking those uphells was the only way to get you through!

Still, nothing beats running in one of the most spectacular and best-preserved historical monuments of World War II and there’s a good reason why many runners come back to take part in this yearly out-of-town running event: the SCENERY!

This World War II battleground looks like an outdoor museum that takes you to WWII ruins, tunnels, remnants of artillery and boasts ocean views along the edges of mountains.

I’ll be running and donning the eminent black-yellow tech shirt of Team Soleus together with another chance of pacing with Soleus Brand Manager, Ms. Judith Staples, provided she doesn’t leave me again in the dust during the early stages.

Hope to see you there!

Scenes during the claiming of race packets at 100 Miles Cafe (January 4):

Corregidor Marathon Race Director Edward Kho giving a short briefing about the race

Briefing time for the runners

Samples given out by one of the race sponsors

Titus Salazar–Coach turned hair dresser? 🙂

CORREGIDOR Marathon Route:

Trails with ocean views

Routes for both the the full marathon and the half

Towards Malinta Tunnel

Trail over-looking the Pacific Ocean

The killer uphill! Race was last 2010

Long uphill stretch

Part of the scenery

The finish line of the half-Marathon Race.