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Get Ready for the 4th Corregidor International Half-Marathon and the 1st Corregidor Marathon 2013

The Corregidor International Half-Marathon is now on its fourth year and the first ever full marathon race will also be held in this legendary island a day earlier along with two new race categories, the 5K Blitz and 3K Thrill. You may want to try this very challenging race route away from your usual Metro Manila races. Or if you’re a competitive runner, you can challenge its previous champions and claim your place at ‘The Rock’. I posted some of the last year’s CIHM race photos below as a preview. But to be actually there come December 7 or 8, will be a very different story, so register now!

CIHM 8pt5x11 FA CMYK

Race Registration Fee:

  • P3,000.00

Race Registration inclusions:

  • Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
  • Full lunch buffet on race day
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • CIHM Race sling bag
  • CIHM Finisher’s Medallion
  • Runners’ Briefing (Nov 30 and Dec 1)
  • CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
  • CIHM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Dec 7), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 on Nov 30 & Dec 1 during the Runners’ Briefing.

10K Challenge

Race Registration Fee:

  • P2,700.00

Race Registration inclusions:

  • Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
  • Full lunch buffet on race day
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • CIHM Race sling bag
  • 10k Achiever Medal
  • Runners’ Briefing (Nov 30 and Dec 1)
  • CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
  • 10K Challenge Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Dec 7), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 on Nov 30 & Dec 1 during the Runners’ Briefing.

Registration, Ferry and Room Reservations Procedures:

1) Send a direct message to our FB fan page “Corregidor International Half-Marathon” indicating your full name, best 21K race finish time conforming to the qualifying times: 2h30mins (Male) and 3h00min (Female) during the last 12 months, name and year of race. For those who have yet to run a 21Km race, a 10K race time of at least: 1h15 (Male) or 1h30 (Female) must be provided. First 100 CIHM alumni are exempted from the qualifying time.

2) Pay the corresponding 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

3) Visit and “Like” the Facebook fan page “Corregidor International Half-Marathon”. Submit a photofile or scanned copy of the deposit slip (with your full name written on it) to the Fan Page by way of a direct message. Wait for an alpha-numeric code reply to your message. This code CAN NOT be shared with another person.

4) Log on to www.corregidor21.runningmate.ph to complete registration for the race. In order to validate the race registration transaction, you must provide the assigned alpha-numeric code on the space provided in the on-line registration form.

5) Once race registration is validated, you will receive in 48 hours your race inclusion confirmation via email. After receiving your confirmation, immediately 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 to book for ferry trip schedules.

Indicate the desired trip schedule:

From Manila to Corregidor

a) Overnight – departure on Dec 07 @ 1:00pm

b) Day trip – departure on Dec 08 @ 5:00am

Return from Corregidor to Manila

a) departure on Dec 08 @ 2:30pm (priority for Overnight CM & CIHM participants)

b) departure on Dec 08 @ 6:00pm (priority for Day trip CIHM participants)

Your desired schedule is subject to first-come, first-served basis.

* For those travelling with noncompeting companions, you may avail of Sun Cruisesʼ regular tour package at P2,300/person. Please contact Sun Cruises if availing of this.

6) If applicable, make accommodations reservation with Sun Cruises (only registered participants will be given reservations; maximum of 1 room per participant only). Pay the appropriate accommodations booking amount through the payment mode advised by Sun Cruises.

7) On Nov 30 & Dec 1 (as advised through email by Team Corregidor) at

Galileia Events Place in 100 Miles Café, Fort Strip, BGC attend the Runners’ Briefing, pick-up the race pack, and claim the Boarding Pass and/or Accommodations Booking ticket from Sun Cruises.  Anyone may pick up your kit at Runners’ Briefing from 1pm to 8pm. They may be asked for identification and your signed authorization note.

CM 18x24 poster study 8threv copy

Race Registration Fee:

  • P6,000.00

Race Registration inclusions:

  • Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
  • Pre-Race Carbo Dinner buffet
  • Full lunch buffet on race day
  • RFID timing chip
  • Personalized CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • CM backpack
  • CM Finisher’s Medallion
  • CM Rank-indicated Finisher’s Trophy
  • Runners’ Briefing (Nov 30 and Dec 1)
  • Complementary weekly strength and conditioning training session
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

5K Blitz & 3K Thrill

Race Registration Fee:

  • P2,500.00

Race Registration inclusions:

  • Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
  • Full lunch buffet on race day
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • CM Race sling bag
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Runners’ Briefing (Nov 30 and Dec 1)
  • Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For 5K Blitz & 3K Thrill race participants wishing to attend the Carbo-loading Dinner (Dec 6), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 on Nov 30 & Dec 1 during the Runners’ Briefing.

Registration, Ferry and Room Reservations Procedures:

*(For 5K Blitz & 3K Thrill participants, ignore below #1, #3b, #3c, and #3e)

1) Visit and “Like” the Facebook fan page “Corregidor Marathon”. Check whether your most recent race finish time complies to the age-bracket specified qualifying time (see “About” in the fan page)

2) Pay the corresponding 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 our 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

3) Submit to the Corregidor Marathon FB fan page the following via direct message:

a) photofile or scanned copy of the deposit slip (with your full name written on it)

b) digital copy of 2 photos (1 headshot and 1 in running action)

c) photo file or scanned copy of any gov’t issued ID indicating name and birthdate

d) photo file or scanned copy of duly filled up and signed 2-page race registration form (downloadable from the FB fan page)

e) in MS Word or PDF format: short resume detailing biographic details, years into running, races participated in, and occupation

4) Once race registration is validated, you will receive in 48 hours your race inclusion confirmation via email. After receiving your confirmation, immediately 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 to book for ferry trip schedules.

Indicate the desired trip schedule:

From Manila to Corregidor

a) Overnight – departure on Dec 06 @ 1:00pm (mandatory for Marathon distance participants)

b) Day trip – departure on Dec 07 @ 5:00am

Return from Corregidor to Manila

a) departure on Dec 07 @ 2:30pm (priority for Overnight participants)

b) departure on Dec 07 @ 6:00pm (priority for Day trip participants)

c) departure on Dec 08 @ 2:30pm (priority for Overnight CM & CIHM participants)

d) departure on Dec 08 @ 6:00pm (priority for Day trip CIHM participants)

Your desired schedule is subject to first-come, first-served basis.

* For those travelling with noncompeting companions, you may avail of Sun Cruisesʼ regular tour package at P2,300/person. Please contact Sun Cruises if availing of this.

5) If applicable, make accommodations reservation with Sun Cruises (only registered participants will be given reservations; maximum of 1 room per participant only). Pay the appropriate accommodations booking amount through the payment mode advised by Sun Cruises.

6) On Nov 30 & Dec 1 (as advised through email by Team Corregidor) at

Galileia Events Place in 100 Miles Café, Fort Strip, BGC attend the Runners’ Briefing, pick-up the race pack, and claim the Boarding Pass and/or Accommodations Booking ticket from Sun Cruises.  Anyone may pick up your kit at Runners’ Briefing from 1pm to 8pm. They may be asked for identification and your signed authorization note.

Press release:

THE ROCK OF RACES:

RUNNERS ARE ALL FIRED UP FOR THE 1ST CORREGIDOR MARATHON &

4TH INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON

The canons have gone silent. The ruins have long been abandoned and towering memorials have been built. Philippine history’s valiant heroes have certainly made their mark on the legendary Corregidor Island. But up until today, the rocky island off the coast of Manila Bay still continues to awe many of us, including members of the running community here and around the world.

On December 7 and 8, 2013, troops of runners will head to the island to participate in the 1st ever Corregidor Marathon (CM) and the 4th Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM).

The 1st CM will have a total distance of 42.195km. It is designed to be the common ground of marathoners, ultra-runners and triathletes.

Participation in the 1st CM will be reserved for 88 seasoned marathoners only, with a set qualifying time. Because the half-marathon course of Corregidor could be viewed from the top as forming an “8”-shaped loop, runners must race through the course twice to complete the race, hence a “double 8.”

There will be one male and one female overall winner whose title will be Corregidor Marathon Man and Woman, respectively. Each winner will receive a Php30, 000.00 cash prize and a champion’s trophy. Age bracket top finishers will also be declared and will be awarded with a certificate of achievement.

In addition to the full marathon distance, the 1st CM will have shorter distance categories: the 5K Blitz and the 3K Thrill. Each of these distances shall have 150 slots. There will be no qualifying times required for the participants of these sub-categories nor will there be a sweep or cut-off time.

Since 2010, the CIHM has always aimed to become one of the premiere and sought-after races in the country. With its 4th installment happening on December 8, the rock stars of the sport will return for another shot at the title of King and Queen of the Rock. Close to 1,000 participants and visitors are expected to turn up – from intermediate recreational to hardcore runners. The 4th CIHM is designed to thrill, surprise and challenge runners by testing their mettle on all types of terrain.

In addition to the 21km main event, there will be a 10k Challenge for running enthusiasts who are yet to familiarize themselves with the challenging terrain of Corregidor. There will be no qualifying time to join this race category. Likewise, no sweep time will be observed.

The top male and female runners in this event will be awarded with a certificate of achievement and winner’s plaque. All finishers in this race category will be awarded with a 10km Achiever Medal. Only 300 slots will be opened for this side event.

Co-founders Edward Kho and Raymund Martelino are both thrilled for the two events. To them, the 1st Corregidor Marathon will usher in a new challenge among the running community and give rise to a new generation of Corregidor Island “conquerors.” As for the CIHM, the fact that more and more runners keep coming back for it is proof that the island never fails to inspire them to keep fighting their personal battles.

Registration for the 1st CM is ongoing and, for the 4th CIHM, registration will begin on October 1, 2013.

The 1st Corregidor Marathon and the 4th Corregidor International Half Marathon are managed by Big, Big, Big, Inc. and co-presented by Smart, Sun Cruises, and Soleus together with event partners Corregidor Foundation, Galileia Events Place, 100 Miles Café, L Time Studio, Runningmate, One Sceniques, Active Link, Toby’s, Runnr, media partners The Philippine Star, Pinoy Fitness, Mellow 94.7 FM, Takbo.ph, Inquirer Libre, Solar News and medical aid partner UERM Medical Center.

3rd CIHM Race Photos

For inquiries and updates on the two races, interested runners can like the separate Facebook fan pages or shoot an email to corregidormarathon@bigbigbig.com.ph or corregidor21@bigbigbig.com.ph. Runners can also contact (02) 403-0246 or 09228115438.

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