Team 7-Eleven Philippines Make Waves in South Korea Race

The 7-Eleven Philippine Team’s 21k and 42k runners had a big day during the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival in South Korea last May 27, 2018. Led by Mary Joy Tabal, she showed her winning form and finished the 21km race in 1:18:44 to come up on top, besting the Japanese and Korean elite runners who placed second and third, respectively. On the marathon side it was veteran Davaoeña runner Judelyn Miranda winning the marathon (42.195km) in 3:16:03.91 and beat team mate Maricar Camacho who finished at 3:26:55.02 and settled for second place.

“Race safe, enjoy and make 7-Eleven and the Philippines proud.”, was 7-Eleven Run Series Project Head Michelle Saludes’ message to the runners on Sunday, race day morning of the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival held at Gujwa Life Sports Park in South Korea’s Jeju Island.

Eleven Filipino runners made it to the race courtesy of 7-Eleven Philippines, as part of their prize for landing within the top three spots of this year’s 7-Eleven Run Series held last February. The runners, who carried the banner of Team 7-Eleven Philippines, lived up to expectations and grabbed podium finishes in the 21km and 42km categories.

Eleven Filipino runners made up the Team 7-Eleven Philippines who went to compete in the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival in South Korea.

The Team 7-Eleven Philippines delegation to Jeju Island, South Korea was composed of 11 Filipino elite runners and executives of Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Philippines)

Fresh from her training camp in Italy, Olympic medalist and marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal showed her winning form and finished the 21km race in 1:18:44 to come up on top, besting the Japanese and Korean elite runners who placed second and third, respectively.  “I wasn’t able to break my personal record but I am satisfied and happy with my overall performance. This race serves as an evaluation of my training and a good warm-up for me for the Asian Games next month.”, said Tabal who flew back to Italy the day after the race to continue with her training which is due to finish by August.

Ruffa Sorongon and Christabel Martes, who directly came from their successful 10km race in last week’s Philippine National Games, took the fourth and fifth podium spots of the 21km category to complete the Female top five.

(from left to right) Richard Salaño (2nd male),  Ruffa Sorongon (4th female), Mary Joy Tabal (1st female), Christabel Martes (5th female), Prince Joey Lee  (5th male) and Jerald Zabala (6th male) run the 21km race at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival and finished in top spots.

(from left to right) Richeel Languido (3rd male), Maricar Camacho (2nd female), Judelyn Miranda (1st female), Bryan Quiamco (2nd male) and Rafael Pestos (4th male) all made it to the podium of the 42km race of the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival

Richard Salaño, Bulacan’s “Kenyan Slayer” settled for a top two finish in the 21km male category, clocking the race at 1:11:19.80. Cebu’s Prince Joey Lee and Cagayan de Oro’s Jerald Zabala settled for the fifth and sixth place, respectively. It was Lee’s and Zabala’s first race outside the Phiippines.

Meanwhile, the Filipino runners also reigned in the 42km category of the race. Bryan Quiamco, who earned his slot by winning the third spot of the 42km race of the 7-Eleven Race Series last February, took runner-up honors as he finished with a time of 2:37:03.70. Richeel Languido grabbed third while Rafael Pescos placed fourth.

On the distaff side, the Filipinas ruled as veteran Davaoeña runner Judelyn Miranda covered the challenging course in 3:16:03.91 to bag the crown and beat team mate Maricar Camacho who finished at 3:26:55.02 and settled for second place.

“Para sa akin amazing ang laro na ito kasi kapos ako sa ensayo pero naglakas-loob akong lumaban sa laro na ito dahil dala ko ang bandera ng ating bansa. Salamat sa 7-Eleven Philippines na nagsuporta sa aming lahat na makapunta kami sa South Korea.”, said Judelyn Miranda when asked about her win.

“For me this race Is amazing because even if I lacked training, I bravely went on to race because I am carrying our country’s flag. Thank you to 7-Eleven Philippines who supported all of us in going to South Korea.”

Team 7-Eleven Philippines pose for a victory photo together with 7-Eleven Philippines’ Marketing Director Mr. Jackie Lay (standing), General Merchandise Division Head Mr. Jose C. Ang Jr. (sitting) and 7-Eleven Run Series Project Head Ms. Michelle Saludes (sitting)

“We are very satisfied with Team 7-Eleven Philippines’ performance here at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival. 7-Eleven Philippines will continue with its program to nurture and support our Filipino runners who aspire to get the chance to represent the country in an international race. With that we encourage them to prepare well and we’ll see them on February 3, 2019 for the 2019 7-Eleven Run Series.”, shared 7-Eleven General Merchandise Division Head Mr. Jose C. Ang Jr., when asked about the team’s performance.

Ever since 2013, 7-Eleven Philippines have given a set of Filipino elite runners a chance to compete in the international stage by bringing them to a foreign running race, all expenses paid for plus pocket money and all needs taken cared of. Apart from this, runners who successfully finish on any of the top three overall spots in their respective category will not only get to bring home the race prizes but also receive a bonus cash prize from 7-Eleven Philippines.

The participation of Filipino runners at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the valuable support of Asics as exclusive sportswear partner, Smart and ESPN as media partners and sponsors Selecta Ice Cream, Nature Spring Water, Gatorade, Summit water, Del Monte, Fit and Right, Active, Blue Flavored water, San Miguel beer, Le Minerale, SIP water, Sosro fruit tea, Safeguard, Kopiko 78, Aquafina, Cheetos, Pocari Sweat, and Evian.

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Preview: 7-Eleven Skyway Marathon On January 17, 2016

One of the most anticipated marathon events in the country, the 7-Eleven Run 2016 at the Skyway goes to the starting line on January 17, 2016 in Filinvest City, Alabang. It will be the new curtain-raiser for the running year of 2016 – perfect occasion for those who are serious in getting back to form or to rev them up for their other succeeding races after the long series of holidays and merry-making.

This also would be one of two events (the other is the Condura Marathon) for those who finally would like to run atop the Skyway for the first time and find the fun and fulfillment in running this car-less super highway.

Organized by top marathon and triathlon Race Director, Neville Manaois, the third edition of this much-anticipated yearly race event by the largest convenience store in the country once again is out to prove that 7-Eleven is serious in providing a top-notch marathon in Manila. It’s often referred to as one of the premier running events which will support the marathon winners for a fully sponsored trip and represent the country to compete in a major marathon abroad.

Race Director Neville Manaois discussing the details of the 7-Eleven Run 2016 during the launch at the Privato Hotel.

Run 2016 promises to be bigger and more exciting, featuring the same categories as last year’s race. Just like last year, Skyway and Filinvest City will be an event venue partner for the 42KM, 21KM, 10KM, 16KM, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 5KM, 3KM and 500 Meter (Kids run).

Runners joining the 10KM, 16KM, 21KM, 42KM categories and 10KM Buddy Run will enjoy the course set along the Skyway. Those joining the 500M, 3KM and 5KM categories can look forward to an organized race course along Filinvest City.

Run 2016 is made possible with 7-Eleven’s unique system of SELF-SELECTED WAVE STARTS. This enables the participants to choose their wave start and run with people with the same skill or speed (or with friends!).

Top 3 per category will receive cash prizes and medals. Top 3 Filipino males and females in the 21KM and 42KM categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven to join an international marathon in Asia. Top 3 organizations with the highest number of registrants will also receive a special trophy.

To join, register online at http://www.run711.com/ and pay the fees at any 7-Eleven store within 48 hours. Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt, and from the same store where payment has been made.

Join us and be part of Run 2016!

COURSE INFORMATION

Assembly Area: Filinvest City Alabang: Bridgeway Avenue and Spectrum Midway

Routes:

Earn Your Way to the Finish Line by Using Your Every Day! Rewards

You can use your existing regular points or RUN E-stamps to redeem a Run 2016 Race kit and enter any race category.

  • 400 Regular points = 1 Race Kit
  • 100 E-Stamps = 1 Race Kit

* If you want to redeem 10KM Buddy Run Race Category, you will be needing 800 points or 200 E-Stamps.

Participating Brands:

  • Safeguard
  • Selecta – Cornetto and Magnum
  • Pocari Sweat
  • Del Monte
  • Nature’s Spring
  • Gatorade
  • Powerade
  • Summit

Products from the listed brands will earn you RUN-E Stamps:

  • Participating items worth P50 and below will earn (1) E-Stamp
  • Participating items worth P51 and above will earn (2) E-Stamps

Redemption Procedure:

You can redeem the Run 2016 Race Kit through the following ways:

You will instantly receive the one-time use Promo Code through SMS or App.

  • The SMS will show the message “Redeem your RUN 2016 RACEKIT at any 7-Eleven stores on or before December 30, 2015. Use the 7-Connect Reference Number as the promo code when you register for RUN 2016 (www.run711.com)
  • The promo code (7-Connect Ref. No.) may be used to join any race category.

Registration Procedure with Promo Code:

  1. Go to www.run711.com
  2. Go to REGISTER tab
  3. Choose your Wave
  4. Enter you Registration Details
  5. Click “I have a promo code” tab
  6. Enter the 7-Connect Reference Number
  7. Choose what store you want to pick up the race kit
  8. After the registration, you will be receiving an email containing your Registration details and race kit claiming date
  9. Race kit claiming will be in the store nominated by the customer upon registration

For questions, comments or concerns, please send it to info@run711.com. Or you can contact the following numbers:

Globe: 0927-7726711 / 0977-6232805

Smart: 0908-3921562 / 0908-3921565

The 2nd Antique Marathon: A Short Race Recap

Proving that runners would go out of their comfort zones and travel just so they could experience running in a different exotic venue, runners from far-flung places trooped to this event in the province of Antique, a few hours away from Iloilo City. Antique welcomes you with its soaring rugged peaks, green-covered landscapes and an insatiable small population yearning to welcome visitors for its 2nd Antique Marathon which was held last Sunday, November 15.

I left Manila Saturday morning at 5:40am via Cebu Pacific and arrived in Iloilo City just before 7:00am. I was hustled to a van for the two and a half hour drive to San Jose, Antique’s provincial capital where i was to stay at the relatively new Rose Travellers Inn, a budget-friendly lodging inn. The room was small but it was clean, homey and cozy with very helpful staff who were always ready to assist you.

A welcome banner at the Rose Travellers Inn in San Jose, Antique

Off to my misfortunes first, when a few days before the race while still in Manila, my left heel was slightly throbbing in pain which i thought would just go away. The pain relievers i took was of no effect as it got worst the morning i arrived in Antique that i was slightly limping so i had to ask Race Director Manie Magbanua, Jr. to downgrade my category from the Marathon to the shortest distance of 12k which he graciously obliged.

With new found friends during the race kit claiming at the Black and Yellow Carwash in San Jose, Antique. (L-R) Cecil, me, Mark and Joseph.

This 2nd edition of the Antique Marathon is certainly low-key and allowed runners a lot of elbow room. The route started from the town of Sibalom (at a large Plaza fronting the Sibalom Municipal Hall) going towards the town of Hamtic then to the provincial capital of San Jose then back to Sibalom for the finish. Except for stretches inside the town of San Jose, this is a rural race…just you, the roads and the teeming rice granaries as backdrops. This route reminds me of the 1st Camsur International Marathon where they had vast open fields and small towns where townsfolk greeted the runners as they passed by.

The overly scenery is refreshing though, with bright green rice fields on both sides of the road, long mountain ranges that seem to envelope the province and almost dry river beds that makes you want to go down those long bridges to explore. The relatively flat terrain makes it easy to concentrate on the vistas of the vast towns of Antique although the scorching heat was a major hindrance and an obstacle to be conquered.

With my misfortune of having an injury a day before race day itself and as a result downgrading to a shorter distance, i didn’t have much to reflect on, except that i still felt the immense satisfaction of being part of this race, to at least document this experience and hopefully encourage the others to line up at the start next year. And thank God, the pain on my heel was generally tolerable and it only got a little bothersome during the last 2k of the run!

The race event was very well-organized and it appeared like everyone had a grand time. Volunteers and marshals were extremely helpful and did an amazing job providing runners with heaps of encouragement and never ending smiles and cheers. Although this was just the second year of the Antique Marathon, i was impressed with the pre-race organization, given the lack of time and resources this group had and it was obvious that the event had been created by dedicated runners, led by Race Director Manie Magbanua, Jr. that had a first hand understanding of what runners need and want from a marathon race.

It’s a great race for beginners running a marathon as the route is largely flat, with ample hydration and a post race breakfast of unlimited rice and bulalo. Interesting to note that the Bulalo was through the courtesy of co-race organizer, Jun Villasor who happens to be the owner of the famous Bulalo Fiesta and is a member of the Fairview Running Club in Quezon City. There were a couple of foreigners who joined this race and runners that came from neighboring provinces like Iloilo, Aklan and Capiz and the usual suspects from Manila were also there to grace the event!

Thank you, Manie, Mark Bergantino, Atty. Shyr Dubal, Tonsie Escano Gay, Nelson Arriola, Boogie Millamena, Jun Villasor and to the rest of the Antique Marathon organizing team for the hospitality and the opportunity to run this race.

Leaving you with some of the pictures taken at the race routes which covers the 42k, 21k and the 12k distances.

 

Last minute tweaks being made by Race Director Manie Magbanua (standing) before the start of the race

Breakfast was being prepared while the Bulalo was being cooked!

Beef Bulalo being prepared courtesy of Jun Villasor of Bulalo Fiesta

With  Swedish runner, Astrid Helene Strand who was running her first half-marathon

A view along the route

There’s this tiny hut-shaped cover situated in the middle of a rice field. A water pump is beneath that shade.

Literally means scissors but I assume this means “Gupit” or haircut…

One of the main roads of the 21k and 42k route

A bridge near the turn-around point of the 12k and 21k runners

The entrance to the 5km rough road/trail

Part of our history and history books!

 

The Panay settlement landmark

More of the rough road between rice fields

Trees provided shade during the latter part of the race

A bamboo bench to rest those weary bodies

Affluent residences along this route

Pangpang Bridge in Sibalom

Sibalom’s Pangpang River

Tree-lined road

An irrigation system

Waiving with the other runners

Taking a break with these kids!

The Boracay Running Team

During the awarding ceremonies

RD Manie Magbanua with a Podium finisher

RD Manie with the 12k Female Winner

Manie with a German Podium finisher

With the race organizers

 

Saw this while exploring San Jose, a day before the marathon. Their version of street food! Yummy!

Preview: Philippine Marine Corps Marathon On November 15, 2015

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in the United States, first staged nearly four decades ago is currently the 3rd biggest marathon in the U.S., with about 35,000+ runners joining last year (2014) and is the 9th largest in the world. The MCM has spread it wings to other American bases in Europe and the Middle East with military facilities organizing their own races in honor of their marines.

And now, our own Philippine Marine Corps will be launching its first Philippine Marine Corps Marathon (PMCM) with the theme “KATUNGKULAN: Takbo Para sa mga Kawal”. The 42.2 km race, which will have side events in the 5km, 10km, and the special 25km “Kaybiang Challenge”, is scheduled for Sunday, 15 November 2015 at the Marine Barracks, Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite.

But while the mission of the MCM is  to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps, the Phil. Marine Corps Marathon is for the benefit of troops deployed in the disputed Kalayaan Islands and for the Marines’ Wounded Warriors Program.

Not known to many, the Marines have been deployed in harsh and problematic areas, including the coral triangle, not only to neutralize threats that can destabilize the country but also to protect the area where the best maritime environments of the world thrive. The Marine Corps has gone beyond its traditional mission and has 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.

Let us now dedicate this run to our unsung heroes and invite other runners to this first-time event which is earmarked for projects and programs that will raise morale of troops in the Kalayaan Island Groups who continue to answer the call of duty. It is in this spirit that we invite all to get involved and do their part!

RACE DETAILS

Fees:
5k: Php 650 – Gun Start: 6:00 A.M. (Inclusive of Race bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Certificate)
10k: Php 850 – Gun Start 5:30 A.M. (Inclusive of race bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Certificate)
25k Kaybiang Tunnel Challenge: Php 1,100 – Gun Start: 4:30 A.M.
(Inclusive of Race Bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Dog Tag, Finisher’s Shirt)
42k: Php 1,300 – Gun Start: 4:00 A.M. Cutoff: 4 hours @ 21k / 8 hours @ Finish Line
(Inclusive of Race Bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Dog Tag, Finisher’s Shirt)

Registration venues:
Registration period: September 15 to October 30​, 2015
RUNNR
BHS, Taguig CityRUNNR
TRINOMA, Quezon CityTOBY’s Store and RUNNR
SM Mall of Asia100 MILES CAFE
2F Fort Pointe Bldg., BGC, TaguigCamp Aguinaldo Badminton Court
Quezon CityMCSSO in front of JURADO HALL,
Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City

Kaybiang Tunnel


For registration thru bank deposit:
1. Pay race fees on/before October 30, 2015 via China Bank Savings Account
Name: Philippine Marine Corps Spouses Association, Inc.
Account No.: CA #3510-0119-13

2. Write your name, distance category and contact number on deposit slip.

3. Email a copy of your deposit slip together with filled up and signed registration
form to pmcosai@gmail.com (with the Subject: PMC Marathon) before the registration deadline.

4. Wait for confirmation that your email was received.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM AND WAIVER FORM


R​ace Kit Claiming Period:
November 9 to 12, 2015 at registration venues.Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/488555351306063/


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 from Philippine Marines Headquarters to the venue and back.
*For those coming from the south, pick up point will be at Ternate Municipal Hall.

Route profile:
Elevation Profile

Total Ascent: 1730 m
Uphill: 18.18 km (42.8%)
Downhill: 17.82 km (42.0%)
Flat: 6.45 km (15.2%)

Steepest Uphill: +53.3% (at 30.84 km)
Longest Uphill: 0.99 km (at 30.00 km)

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

RACE ROUTE:

Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

PRESS RELEASE:

PHILIPPINE MARINE CORPS MARATHON

Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

November 15, 2015

The first Philippine Marine Corps Marathon (PMCM) was officially announced this afternoon at the Marine Headquarters in Taguig. Since news first spread on social media earlier this month, the upcoming race has sparked the interest and excitement of the public.

Registration has been robust for the inaugural race. And expectations are high that the PMCM will rival if not surpass its American race counterpart in scope in the future.

“We are encouraged by the support and solidarity,” said Col. Temoteo Ferdinand Blasco, assistant chief of staff for civil military operations as he addressed the Marines, runners and the media during the press conference. “Hirap ang mga kawal sa Kalayaan Islands at ito ay para sa kanila. Ang pondo mula sa marathon ay makakatulong sa mga tropa doon.

(“Life is hard for our soldiers in the Kalayaan Group of Islands and the funds that we raise from the marathon will certainly help them.”)

The race is for the benefit of troops deployed in the disputed Kalayaan Islands and for the Marines’ Wounded Warriors Program. Cavite was the unanimous choice for the race venue. As the “Historical Capital of the Philippines”, the cradle of the Philippine Revolution and the site of the signing of the Philippine Declaration of Independence Cavite would inspire and rally support for the marines protecting and fighting for Philippine sovereignty.

The PMCM is a pioneering partnership between the Philippine Marine Corps and frontRUNNER, a leader and prominent race organizer behind the formidable but internationally-acclaimed King of the Mountain (KOTM) race series and successful Valley Trail Challenge.

“Just like the Marines, frontRUNNER is hardcore. And since the Marines are always first to fight, why not partner with thefrontRUNNERs?” Col. Blasco said.

“All these years, our vision has always been to honor the Filipino runner by organizing world-class race events. It is our privilege to honor the Filipino soldier by setting up the first-ever Philippine Marine Corps Marathon,” Race Director and frontRUNNER magazine Editor-in-Chief Jonel Mendoza said. “Isa itong pagpugay at pagsuporta sa ating mga tropa na sinisiguro na pagbangon natin sa umaga ay Pilipinas pa rin ang ating Bayang kagigisnan.

The race is open to all runner types who can choose from the 5km, 10km, 25km and 42.2km events. According to PMCM organizers you can expect a unique race experience whether you are a novice or a seasoned runner. “The marine base is normally closed to the public but on this rare occasion you will be able to see how our marines live and train,” Mendoza added.

Runners will be transported from the marine headquarters in Taguig to the Start Line on M35 military trucks; a shot from a 105 Howitzer will signal the start of the race; during the race, sweepers will ensure that everyone will finish and when they reach the End each one will receive a finisher’s dog tag and a free pass to the “boodle fight” – Philippine Military Academy slang for “eating combat” or “attack the food” that’s usually laid out on banana leaves or newspapers- on the beach of Boracay de Cavite located inside the Gregorio Lim Marine Barracks.

The special 25km “Kaybiang Challenge” in particular will take runners through the Kaybiang Tunnel, the country’s longest underground highway tunnel, where they will emerge to a breathtaking view of the blue beaches of Nasugbu with Corregidor and Carballo Islands on the horizon.

Gasgas na ang MOA, Buendia, Roxas Blvd., etc. From a course director’s standpoint, Cavite is an ideal venue for a road race,” RD Mendoza said. “The course spans both the hilly and coastal areas of Cavite which are scenic, sparsely populated and unpolluted. There is a fair amount of ascents/descents which are offset by the cool sea breeze. It will be rigorous yet rewarding.”

For race details please visit: http://frontrunnermagph.com/philippine-marine-corps-marathon

The 2nd Antique Marathon: November 15, 2015

THE 2nd ANTIQUE MARATHON
RACE Date – November 15, 2015
Distances: 42K, 21K, 10K

The 2nd ANTIQUE MARATHON is a 3-town race in the province of Antique, Philippines. The province has a storied history, arresting landscape and exhilarating views.  Its beautiful scenery and the centuries-old structures  have attracted visitors from around the world for years.

The marathon will take off from the town of Sibalom and will pass through the capital town of San Jose de Buenavista and the historic town of Hamtic. The route is relatively flat which is friendly to first time marathoners. It consists of 37 km asphalt and concrete with a 5Km dirt, sand and aggregate road.

 

Now on its 2nd year, it is the biggest in Antique which takes place in a rural setting, and brings lots of opportunities for the towns people to showcase the best of their province. Runners will never run out of fresh air that flows from the nearby mountains, rice fields to the sea.

Participants will pass through historic sites in the province – the Pangpang bridge, the Evelio Javier Freedom Park, the place where Evelio B. Javier – the local hero of the province was gunned down in 1986 that triggered the start of EDSA Revolution. Also along the route is the Malay Settlement site believed to be the first settlement of the 10 Bornean Datus in the 13th Century.

Pangpang Bridge

Whatever your reasons for running, we invite you to join us on the start line and become part of this exciting athletic event. The 2nd Antique Marathon provides fantastic sights, challenges to suit various abilities, lots of fun, and the chance to achieve something memorable in one of the most iconic parts of the country.

LIMITED SLOTS ONLY
42K – 50 Slots
21K – 60 Slots
10K – 30 Slots

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN!

Early Bird Registration – June 8 to September 6, 2015
42K – Php800.00
21K – php550.00*
10K – Php350.00*
* Early bird registrants for 21K and 42K will have a personalized race bib with their name printed on it.

Regular Registration – September 7 to October 30
42K – Php900.00
21K – Php650.00*
10K – Php450.00*
* Regular registrants for 21K and 42K will have a personalized race bib with their name printed on it.

Late Registration – November 2 – 13
42K – Php1,200.00
21K – Php750.00
10K – Php500.00

Assembly Time:
42K – 2:30AM
21K – 4:00AM
10K – 4:30AM
Gun Time:
42K – 3:00AM
21K – 4:30AM
10K – 5:00AM

INCLUSIONS
10K – Singlet, Race Bib and Certificate
21K – Singlet Race Bib, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal
42K – Singlet Race Bib, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal

AWARDS
• Top 3 for Male and Female Categories will receive a trophy
• We are still working out for the cash prizes

HOW TO REGISTER

We have 3 types of registrations:

ONLINE:
Register online and pay using Paypal or Credit Card. Visit Webscorer.com http://www.webscorer.com/members/myracedetails?raceid=43274. Additional Php60.00 will be charged as processing fee.

BANK DEPOSIT
Deposit registration fee thru Bank of the Philippine Islands
Acc. # 3056 4064 39
Acc. Name: Manuel Magbanua, Jr.
Email scanned deposit slip with your name and category to: antiqueathletic@gmail.com
Bring deposit slip upon claiming of race kit.

Evelio Javier Freedom Park

Malay settlement site

IN-STORE REGISTRATION
We have registration sites located at the following:

San Jose:
-Black & Yellow Carwash
Trade Town, Brgy. Dalipe, San Jose
Call/SMS: Mark (0926) 7168791

Sibalom:
-ALM Party Needs
Fenete cor Maza St. Sibalom, Antique
Call/SMS: Boogie (0927) 7786286

For other Inquiries call/SMS:
Manie (0917) 7260899

Part of the race route

Visit and like: www.facebook.com/antiquemarathon for updates.

More on Antique:

If you’re searching for quiet shores, then Antique is for you. Charter a boat from Culasi to take you to hook-shaped Malalison Island. Its sparkling waters hug a powdery white-sand shore. Snorkel in Batabat Coral Reef, and you’ll see a bunch of fish and aquatic animals.

Malalison Island

A local favorite is Malumpati Cold Spring, whose waters flow into the Bugang River. Get a cottage near the pool. This place is ideal for swimming and picnics.

Malumpati Cold Spring

Other good spots for diving and snorkeling in Antique include Batbatan Island off the coast of Culasi. This tropical island has natural caves and white-sand beaches. Maniquin Island, also called Hammerhead Island, is for divers. Then there’s uninhabited Nogas Island off the coast of Anini-y, which is a marine sanctuary with a beautiful stretch of frangipanis. Sira-an Hot Spring is a tiny sulfur pool overlooking the sea. The majestic white sand stretch of Seco Island is a sweet spot for kitesurfers.

Siraan Springs and Hot springs

Antique is also a place full of pristine falls. Go chase the seven-tiered Bugtong-Bato Falls in the wilderness of Brgy.Tuno, Tibiao. Its refreshing waters flow into a basin ideal for swimming. Hop into a kayak and paddle your way through the white water rapids of the Tibiao River. Enjoy swimming in the cold emerald basin of Pula Falls. In the town of Carawisan, you’ll find the towering Batwan Falls.

Tibiao River

Scale up the peak of Igbaclag Cave, or take in a stunning view at the summit of Bato Cave in the town of La Union. Marvel at the lush mountains, green farmlands, and fields. Hike up Mt. Igtuog and catch a Rafflesia lobata in full bloom, if you’re lucky. The gigantic flower is endemic to the mountains of Antique and Iloilo, and is picky about blooming.

Rafflesia Lobata Flower

End the day by taking a hot bath in an enormous kawa. This vat was originally used by the locals for cooking brown sugar. But now it’s for your pleasure.

(From: http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/antique/)

MILO Marathon Welcomes Its 39th Season!

The 39th running of The National MILO Marathon will commence on June 28, 2015 in Dagupan City while the Manila elimination race will be on July 26. A total of 18 regional locations will be part of this race, including two (2) new venues, Balanga and Calapan. The MILO Marathon is known as the oldest and most prestigious marathon running series and it has become a traditional must-do race for runners from across the nation.

Join the many thousands of athletes who have enjoyed the MILO Marathon experience and take this opportunity for fun, camaraderie, and most of all – some of the best competitive racing you will find in the country with big prize money on hand for the winners!

MILO Marathon Movers during the 39th edition launch last June 18 at the Bayview Park Hotel

Registration Details:
39th National MILO Marathon

1. 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.
2. Registration may be accomplished online (www.milo.com.ph) or by downloading the registration form from http://ww1.nestle.com.ph/milo/marathon/register.html for submission to the area race organizer.

Entry fees for Provincial Race*:

  • 21-K Half Marathon Elimination Race P 630.00
  • 10-K Run P 530.00
  • 5-K Fun Run (Adults) P 110.00
  • 3-K Kiddie Run & 5-K Fun Run (Students) P 80.00
  • *plus one (1) MILO® 300g empty pack

Entry fees for Metro Manila Races*:

42.195-K Elimination Race P 730.00
21-K Half Marathon Race P 630.00
10-K Run P 530.00
5-K Fun Run (Adults) P 110.00
3-K Kiddie Run & 5-K Fun Run (Students) P 80.00

*plus one (1) MILO® 300g empty pack

*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 & RACE NUMBERS DURING THE RACE OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN.

3. Participants must be 18 years and above on the race day to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195-K) and Half Marathon (21-K). Each will have to secure an official ‘Fit-To-Run’ medical certificate signed by a licensed physician within 2 months before race day.
4. Participants must be 16 years and above on the race day to participate in the 10-K race.
5. Participants must be 7 years and above on the race day to participate in the 5-K Fun Run.
6. Participants must be 7 to 12 years old on race day to participate in the 3-K 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.
7. 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.
8. Schedule of races is as follows:

Race City Date for 2015
1 Dagupan: Jun 28
2 Baguio: Jul 5
3 Tarlac: Jul 12
4 Bataan: Jul 19
5 Metro Manila: Jul 26
6 Calapan: Aug 2
7 Lipa: Aug 9
8 Naga: Aug 16
9 Lucena: Aug 30
10 Iloilo: Sep 20
11 Bacolod: Sep 27
12 Tagbilaran: Oct 4
13 Cebu: Oct 11
14 Gen. Santos: Oct 18
15 Davao: Nov 8
16 Butuan: Nov 15
17 Cagayan De Oro: Nov 22
18 Angeles: Dec 6

L-R: Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive, Coach Rio De la Cruz, National MILO Marathon Race Organizer, Mary Joy Tabal, 2013-14 MILO Marathon Female Champion, Sherilla Bayona, Business Executive Manager, Beverages Unit, Nestle Philippines, Atty. Tonisito Umali, Assistant Secretary of DepEd, Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Marketing Manager

9. Only local participants (Filipinos and foreigners with working visa) can join and win in the 42.195-K and 21-K elimination races. Overseas participants may join and compete in the 42.195-K and 21-K 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 may qualify in the Manila elimination race. They must have a finish time within the specified age-bracket and time identified in items 18 (for 21-K) & 19 (for 42.195-K).
10. Start time per category is as follows:

 42K (Manila & Angeles only) 3:00 AM
 21K 4:30 AM
 10K 5:00 AM
 3K 5:30 AM
 5K 5:35 AM
11. 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.

Champions to move forward as MILO Marathon welcomes 39th season. The 39th National MILO Marathon King and Queen to compete in 2016 Boston Marathon

Manila, Philippines, 18 June 2015 – The National MILO Marathon, the country’s most prestigious running event, is set to mark its 39th season this year, with the first of 18 regional legs set in Dagupan on June 28. A globally-renowned race event, the MILO Marathon continues to attract not only running enthusiasts and professional athletes, but also runners from all walks of life from across the country and internationally.

The National MILO Marathon expects 230,000 runners to participate this season. Throughout the years, the esteemed race has not only catered to professional athletes but also welcomed aspiring runners in the 3-K and 5-K distances where young aspiring sprinters have emerged as division winners.

Aside from the new race locations in Balanga and Calapan, runners will surely look forward to this year’s National Finals, which will be held in Angeles, Pampanga on December 6. Through these new venues, MILO will provide participants fresh challenges with better race routes which showcase the great running experience that the MILO Marathon is known for. “With these routes, runners will be able to get a chance to enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, with less traffic and pollution. We believe that our runners will appreciate this,” said Rio Dela Cruz, MILO Marathon Race Organizer.

2014 MILO Marathon Queen, Mary Joy Tabal

Last year’s winners Rafael Poliquit and Mary Joy Tabal will be looking to defend their coveted National MILO Marathon King and Queen crowns as they go head-to-head with the country’s best this season. In line with MILO’s commitment in supporting the country’s finest athletes in establishing their prowess in the global competitive arena, this year’s National Finals victors will be given a chance to join the 2016 Boston Marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors, and the world’s oldest annual marathon which ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events.

“The Boston Marathon is considered as the Mecca of all races, where the best of the best runners compete. We at MILO believe that our Filipino runners have what it takes to go head-to-head with the world’s finest athletes,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Marketing Manager. “It will surely be a challenging yet fulfilling experience for our 2015 MILO Marathon King and Queen as they represent our country with pride in the Boston Marathon.

During the MILO Marathon launch last June 18 at the Bayview Park Hotel

To further inspire the 42K homegrown runners to push their limits and help champions move forward, local runners who finish amongst the top winners of the open category will also win the prize for the local category corresponding to their respective ranks. Bonus prizes will also be given to the first runner who breaks the 2:15:00 invisible time barrier (Php 100,000), the first male runner who breaks the 2:18:53 men’s course record of 5-time MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista (Php 50,000), and the first female runner who breaks the 2:48:00 women’s course record of back-to-back MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal (Php 50,000).

“We want to provide our Filipino runners the motivation and additional level of competition, and support them in their journey as champions,” added Neri. “We at MILO believe that everyone has different reasons for running, but all runners keep moving forward as they tread the way to becoming a champion. We invite everyone to join us in the 39th National MILO Marathon and let their champion story begin.”

The National MILO Marathon is not only a breeding ground for local talents but also a program that empowers children nationwide. For the past 5 years, the National MILO Marathon’s Help Give Shoes advocacy, in partnership with the Department of Education, has inspired 50,000 aspiring athletes to fulfill their dreams by donating brand new pairs of running shoes. Php 10 from every runner’s registration fee will be allotted to the advocacy. MILO will then match the proceeds and work with the Department of Education to select 10,000 deserving public school student beneficiaries for this year.

Following the pilot race in Dagupan (June 28), the elimination legs will resume in Baguio (July 5), Tarlac (July 12), Balanga (July 19), Manila (July 26), Calapan (August 2), Lipa (August 9), Naga (August 16), Lucena (August 30), Iloilo (September 20), Bacolod (September 27), Tagbilaran (October 4), Cebu (October 11), General Santos (October 18), Davao (November 8), Butuan (November 15), and Cagayan De Oro (November 22). The National Finals will be held on December 6 in Angeles, Pampanga.

Ready to rumble on July 26, the Manila elimination race.

Privileged to be sitting beside well-known multisport athlete and long-time friend, Noelle De Guzman aka the Kikay Runner

The 39th National MILO Marathon is made possible by Timex, the Bayview Park Hotel Manila, ASICS and Smart, along with endorsements from the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

With old and sharp-looking friends from the running world, Jonel Mendoza and Lester Chuayap

PRIZES:

3K Kiddie Run
• Boy’s and Girl’s Divisions:
o Champion: P1,500 + Trophy
o Runner-up: P1,000 + Trophy
o 3rd Place: P500 + Trophy
o 4th Place: P250+Medal
o 5th–10th Place: P150+Medal

5K Fun Run
• Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
o Champion: P2,500 + Trophy
o Runner-up: P1,500 + Trophy
o 3rd Place: P1,000 + Trophy
o 4th Place: P500+Medal
o 5th–10th Place: P250+Medal

10K Run
• Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
o Champion: P5,000 + Trophy
o Runner-up: P3,000 + Trophy
o 3rd Place: P2,000 + Trophy
o 4th Place: P1,000+Medal
o 5th–10th Place: P500+Medal

21K Run (Eliminations)
• Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
o Champion: P10,000 + Trophy
o Runner-up: P6,000 + Trophy
o 3rd Place: P4,000 + Trophy
o 4th Place: P2,000 + Medal
o 5th-10th Place: P1,000 + Medal

21K Run (National Finals)
• Open Category
o Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
 Champion: P15,000 + Trophy
 Runner-up: P12,000 + Trophy
 3rd Place: P10,000 + Trophy

• Local Category
o 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 21-K finishers within the cut-off time will receive a medal and loot bag.

42.195K Metro Manila Elimination Race

• Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
o Champion: P50,000 + Trophy
o Runner-up: P30,000 + Trophy
o 3rd Place: P20,000 + Trophy
o 4th Place: P10,000+ Medal
o 5th–10th Place: P5,000+Medal

42.195K National Finals

• Open Category
o Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
 Champion: P300,000 + Trophy
 Runner-up: P250,000 + Trophy
 3rd Place: P200,000 + Trophy

• Local Category
o 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 2015 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.

All 42.195-K finishers within the cut-off time will receive a medal, a loot bag, and an exclusive finisher’s shirt.

Bonus for Local Runners: If local runners amongst the top winners of the open category, they will also win the prize for the local category corresponding to their respective ranks.

P100,000 bonus for the first runner who breaks the 2:15:00 invisible time barrier.
P50,000 bonus for the first runner who breaks the 2:18:53 men’s course record of Eduardo Buenavista.
P50,000 bonus for the first female runner who breaks the 2:48:00 women’s course record of Mary Joy Tabal.

Finishers in all categories within the cut-off time will receive a certificate of finish.

Winners must be physically present to receive their awards during the awarding ceremony. Uncollected prizes will be donated to the “HELP GIVE SHOES ADVOCACY” or disposed at the discretion of the race organizer.

Results will be uploaded two (2) days after each race.

Subic International Marathon: November 21-22, 2015

The Organizers of the Subic International Marathon (SIM) officially announces the schedule of this popular running event, now on its 10th edition. Being one of the longest running full marathon (42.195km) race in the country, SIM will celebrate its 10th edition by holding its premium full marathon and half-marathon categories (42.195km and 21km, respectively) in the early evening of November 21, 2015, Saturday at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.

Subic International Marathon (Legacy Edition Run)
November 21-22, 2015
Remy Field, Subic Bay Freeport, Zambales
42K/21k/10k/7k/5k/3k

Registration Fees:
42K – P1,250.00
21K – P900.00
10K – P400.00
7K –    P300.00
5K –    P200.00
3K –    P150.00

Gun Start:
November 21, 2015 (Saturday)
42KM – 5PM
21KM – 6PM

November 22, 2015 (Sunday)
10KM, 7KM, 5KM, 3KM – 6AM

The night run will give the unique feel and experience to the runners who will race the scenic and challenging course of SBMA. Those who previously ran this marathon truly enjoyed this course as it gives you a real taste of the different areas of Subic Bay Freeport Zone – ocean fronts, city centre and parks.

The course is a combination of flat stretches with  portions of slight to moderately long uphills. With X-Tribe as race organizers, expect the organization to be very good! The Olympic style start and finish will still be at the Remy Field. Lots of refreshments afterwards including a nice medal and race singlet.

For those looking for a shorter and more relaxed run, the event also offers a 10km, 7km, 5km and 3km no-frills fun run on Sunday morning, November 22.

With the expected 5,000 runners, SIM organizers, with the support of SBMA expects a festive and fun event by incorporating an outdoor concert and food fair at Remy Field on Saturday night (November 21).

Registration for the event will open in August. Details on how to register will be announced in their soon to be created official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/subicinternationalmarathon.

With the SIM race proponents

PRESS RELEASE:

Subic International Marathon Celebrates in 2015, A Legacy Edition

The Subic International Marathon (SIM) will be celebrating its 10th year “running” with the SIM Legacy Edition on November 21-22, 2015. The two-day event, happening inside the scenic Subic Bay Freeport Zone will showcase a night race (42k and 21k distances) on Saturday, November 21 and an early morning fun run (10k, 7k, 5k and 3k distances) the following day, Sunday.

This event will serve as a grand kick-off activity to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s Anniversary celebration on November. The SIM Legacy Run, organized by PNP General Samson Tucay (Ret.) last 2008 was then a night marathon event for an intimate number of participants. It was a symbolic nod to continue and uphold the advocacy of running as a tool to transform lives.

At the launching of the Subic International Marathon 2015 at Max Restaurant

PNP General Samson Tucay (with mic), founder of the SIM Legacy Run addressing the media/press, bloggers

This year, on its 10th anniversary, SIM organizers decided to bring back the Legacy Edition and give tribute to a decade of running for fun and transformation.

Capping this SIM Legacy Edition in November 2015, will be a festive celebration at the Remy Field Oval, the start and finish venue of the race event. Live bands and banchetto-styled booths await the general public and the heroic finishers of the 21k and 42k races, spilling well into the morning for the attendees of the fun runs.

Runners participating in this Legacy Edition will cement themselves too as part of SIM’s Legacy– a commitment to make a difference to the life of others through running. Portion of Registration fees goes directly to SIM’s beneficiaries: (1) Dilaab Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization working on reintegrating lost, abandoned an unloved street children to becoming positive citizens of society, (2) Bless Our Cops Foundation, a foundation creating a program that reignites the passion, discipline and God-fearing productivity of our Policemen, and (3) Bukas Loob Sa Diyos Covenant Community, a Subic-based group that holds constant seminars and activities that create meaningful impact to the lives of the community.