Take out your calendar now as we are bringing you to the next runcation destination: Philippines.  You will want to block the dates!

Cebu City Marathon

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Photo Credit: Cebu City Marathon

The Cebu City Marathon is one of the fast-rising marathons in Asia. Just in its second year, it has already created a buzz in the international running community. What makes the Cebu City Marathon unique from many races around Asia is The Sinulog, one of Asia’s biggest and grandest of festivals. And the Cebu City Marathon is held exactly seven days prior to the Sinology. What’s a better way when you can earn your another marathon finisher and also stay for the street festival!

Next Race: 8 January 2017

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The start and finish line is at the Cebu I.T. Park (formerly Asiatown I.T. Park) in Lahug, Cebu City.

Corregidor Marathon

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Photo Credit: Corregidor Marathon

In a runcation to the Corregidor Marathon, you can simply leave the smog and heat of city behind as you enjoy the cool sea breeze when you take a ferry trip to the beautiful and historic Corregidor Island. The island is gorgeous, historical, mysterious and a fun place to visit. The Corregidor marathon, half marathon and 10km race are taken place every January. Besides swimming and other water sports that you can do on an island, you can also join a historical tour to experience the breathtaking sights.


Next race: January 2017

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The race incorporates trail running along with pounding the pavement.

Hardcore 100 miles

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As significant as Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) and Ultra Trail Mt Fuji (UMTF), Hardcore 100 miles (H1) attracted hardcore runners from all around the world every year. H1 is the longest trail race in the Philippines.  It belongs to an exclusive club of 100-miles races worldwide that have a total elevation gain of more than 35, 000 feet, and so it is worth six UTMB points. This established race holds the course records. If you think you can run faster than Jan Nilsen (Male, finished in 27:22:49) and Maria Josephine Liao (female, finished in 36:40:21), come take up the challenge! Yet, do check out their entry requirements if you are preparing for H1. For example, to be qualified, you must have officially finished any one single-stage 100-kilometer road or trail ultramarathon within 24 months prior to H1.

Next Race: TBC (*For reference, 20 May in 2016 edition)

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The route takes runners to two major peak: Mount Pulag (2747masl) and Mount Ugo (2150masl), and several hills and hamlets in between.

Quick links:

  1. Runcation in Thailand: 3 Races You Should Not Miss

  2. 4 Women-Only Races Worth Joining in Asia-Pacific

  3. 5 Races Through Historical Cities

 

Looking for more races in Philippines?

Check out our up-to-date interactive calendar of running events in Philippines.



3 COMMENTS

  1. Although there are many races to choose from in Philippines, one should miss Condura Skyway Marathon. Its very well organized and its a night race. Highly recommended!

  2. Although there are many races to choose from in Philippines, one should not miss Condura Skyway Marathon. Its very well organized and its a night race. Highly recommended!

  3. Good afternoon ,I would appreciate very much to receive more running news from your establishment , anything on Philippines .
    Have a Nice day!
    Cheers
    Charles

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