There are three (3) full marathons scheduled at the start of 2012 and they are the Cebu Marathon (January 8); Subic International Marathon or SIM (January 21-22) and the Condura Skyway Marathon (February 5). How i wish i could run all 3! The Cebu Marathon will be one costly proposition unless you have the time and budget to travel the 1 hour flight to Cebu City.
While the Condura Marathon is just within our confines in Metro Manila, the Subic International Marathon would be an ideal out-of-town choice for runners based in Manila or nearby provinces. The race organizers of SIM, Ex-tribe led by Eric Imperio have promised to provide runners a first class race which is going to be held in Remy Field, Subic.
According to those who ran it last year, the race was well-organized and has tremendous potential because of its nice scenery, wide roads and an unpolluted course. I was able to attend the launching of this marathon a few weeks ago and here below was their presentation:
Subic International Marathon 2012
January 21 and 22, 2012
3K/5K (Saturday, January 21)
10K/21K/42K (Sunday, January 22)
January 21 Race:
3K – PHP 50
5K – PHP 150
January 22 Race
10K – PHP 600
21K – PHP 700
42K – PHP 800
Registration Starts on November 22, 2011!
- New Balance @ Glorietta Mall
- New Balance @ Shangri-la Mall
- New Balance @ Trinoma
For ONLINE registration of the 2012 Subic International Marathon, you may log on at:
Other registration outlets:
The OUTLET store (Subic Bay Freeport Zone near Meat plus)
New Balance Marquee Mall Pampanga
The Subic International Marathon (SIM) is all geared-up in creating a different and more satisfying race event on January 21-22, 2012. Running on its 6th year, SIM forged new partnerships with CORPS Movement Foundation and Dilaab Movement as the beneficiaries of the 2012 SIM and eXtribe, Inc. as the running event’s co-producer and race organizer.
With Running becoming one of the most popular fitness and recreation activities today and a means to support and raise funds for advocacies and special causes, the 2012 SIM will support development programs of CORPS Movement Foundation and Dilaab Foundation.
“Running has easily become a favored activity because it’s easy and accessible to anyone. But we would like to make a difference by making running a direct approach to push transformation of individuals and the community. With the discipline attached to running, members of the community tend to live healthy and clean to meet the demands of their running game,” said retired General Sammy Tucay. “The discipline and clean living fostered by running trickles down to how these individuals act in their community,” added Ret. Gen. Sammy Tucay, Founder and Chairman Subic International Marathon.
To further foster the Filipino community’s love for running, premier multi-sports event company eXtribe, Inc. is putting out all efforts to deliver a well-organized 2012 Subic International Marathon. SIM race course is a break from the usual city runs, with its internationally endorsed race course in the sprawling, lush green Remy Field in SBMA, Subic Olongapo City.
Runners can expect a safe, clean, and cool run with rest facilities in the race course in every turn-around point for the 5,10, 21 and 42k race; committed hydrating station within every 1.5km; full medical support in case of emergency; RFID Accurate Timing System, and; an uncrowded run with the split-schedule of the races. Three-kilometer and 5-kilometer races are set on January 21, Saturday afternoon, while the 10-, 21- and 42-kilometer races are set on January 22, Sunday morning.
“The way we are organizing the Subic International Marathon is focused on making sure that our runners will have a satisfying and memorable experience. Eventually, we hope that our efforts will make SIM one of the premier running events in the Philippines that will attract international marathoners. And, that will set the stage in making the Philippines a recognized member of the global running community,” said Eric Imperio, President of eXtribe, Inc.
Being part of the 2012 SIM is easy with affordable registration fees starting at P50.00 for the 3k, P150.00 for the 5K, P600.00 for the 10K, P700.00 for the 21K and P800.00 for the 42K. Participants of the 10K, 21K and 42K races can vie for the cash prizes, amounting to over P100,000.00.
Runners can register for the 2012 SIM from November 22, 2011 to January 15, 2012 and get ready for a different running experience. Registration sites are at New Balance Glorietta, New Balance Shangri-La, and New Balance Trinoma. Registration at New Balance Marquee Mall Pampanga and in Subic starts on December 8, 2011.
The 2012 Subic International Marathon is co-produced by eXtribe, Inc., in partnership with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, and supported by PAGCOR, Casino Filipino, ABS-CBN Sports – the official TV partner of the 2012 Subic International Marathon, Discovery Suites, Total Fitness Magazine, Pinoy Fitness and New Balance.