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10 Reasons to Run Corregidor International Half-Marathon

This December 19, RUN along the RUINS, HONOR our HEROES, and SETTLE the SCORE at CORREGIDOR.

Be ready to validate all your races this year at the

CORREGIDOR INTERNATIONAL HALF-MARATHON

Run for All, All for Twenty-One.

Hardly would I recommend a race, but Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) is a must-run for all serious runners out there! With only one distance to train for: 21K or Half-Marathon, this surely is every runner’s dream. I recommend this too all runners.

10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Not Miss CIHM:

We are having FUN out of town

10. Out-of-town race. I love traveling and who’s not? Why trap yourself to ‘common’ race venues. C’mon give your running career a break. Go to Corregidor. Honor our heroes in this  historic island by giving your best shot.

The Killer Uphells

9. The Route. 60% paved, 40% trail, 101% challenge plus unforgiving uphills (read as UPHELL). As a fellow blogger, said, this is not for the faint of heart. When we tried some of the race route, I was saying to myself, “Why did I joined this test run?” But hey, it was fun and the scenery was amazing too! Have you seen the Caraballo? If not, register now to CIHM.

Mile Long Barracks

8. The Mile Long Barracks. Oh they say that they see ghosts here. Whether you see them or not, try to run as fast as you can when you pass this marker.

Carbo-Loading Bonfire Party

Solidarity & Victory Party

7. Before and After Partehs. Yes, there are 2 parties: Carbo-Loading Party the night before the race and the Victory Party the night after the race.

Edward Kho leads the test runners

6. The Race Organizer is a Runner himself. I have bad experiences on joining races. The reason behind the failure- the race director/organizer is not a runner. I would assure you that this is a run organized by runners for runners.

5. The Runner’s Backpack. It has a packet for you race bib, running shirt and shorts and your running shoes has its own niche. How cool this backpack is. Imagine everyone boarding the Sun Cruise Ship with uniform bags.

I want those while walking with my VFFs

4. The Running Jersey. So you can’t flaunt your singlet in the mall? Now you have all the bragging rights of finishing not just another HM while wearing this limited jersey. Only 800 runners has this.

Add this Medallion to your Collection

3. The Medal, rather the Medallion. 3 inches in diameter and 10mm thick. But only those who crossed the 10K mark before the cut-off time of 1-hour and 45-min. Those who cannot will be given a 10Km Achievement Medal and will be brought back to the starting line. Train hard and add this to your collection friends!

2. Validate your Progress. This will be a race to validate all your races for the past year. Since the route is a mix of trails, dirt, cement and uphills it will really test what you are really made of as a runner.

1. Make new friends. I love out-of-town races because I get to meet new running friends. The camaraderie, bonding and friendship of runners is something else. I don’t know the exact reason why. Don’t run on your own, make friends and be excited to run at CIHM. See you at Corregidor!

Ready to Fight?

Registration Details

Registration Fee

P2,500 – October (early bird fee)
P3,000 – November (late entry)

Race Pack Inclusions

  • Round-trip ferry to and from Corregidor Island
  • Full lunch buffet on race day
  • Race bib with RFID timing chip
  • Race shirt
  • Race backpack
  • Finisher’s Medallion (or a 10k Achiever Medal)
  • Runner’s Briefing on (Dec. 4 and 11)
  • Carbo-loading Bonfire Party (Dec. 18, Saturday Night)
  • Victory Party
  • Finishers will get a personalized printed Certificate with their name and official finish time.

Registration Venue and Period:

  • all weekends (Saturday and Sunday only) of October and November, subject to slot availability
  • RUNNR (BHS), Saturday & Sunday, 2pm to 9pm
  • Second Wind (Maginhawa), Saturday, 1pm to 6pm
  • Second Wind (Ortigas Home Depot), Sunday, 1pm to 6pm
  • Online registration facility (for participants residing abroad and outside Metro Manila) will be up on Oct. 9

Registration Requirements

  • Properly filled-out registration form, open for ages 18-70.
  • Any valid ID indicating date of birth
  • Proof of participation in 21k race (during the last 3 months prior to registration) or a full 42k marathon (during the last 6 months prior to registration)
  • If the above requirements are not available, a doctor’s certification of fitness to participate 21K run should be presented.

Hurry up, this run is limited to only 800 runners. Will you be one of the 800?

Registered Participants may call 527-5555 loc. 4511 or 4512 for inquiries on hotel bookings at Corregidor.


Photo Credits: Raymund Flickr Photostream

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  1. Jojo Pauly
    September 29th, 2010 at 12:23 | #1

    wow!!!! bigla akong na excite d2!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    talagang na-kakaexcite! save save save!

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  2. Mond Canta
    September 29th, 2010 at 12:33 | #2

    lets get it on! run at the historic island of corregidor! yehey!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    let’s get it on mond! invite ng invite sa ANR alabang

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  3. September 29th, 2010 at 13:55 | #3

    James,

    Maraming salamat for a glowing writeup on CIHM. I myself got excited after reading your post. We’ll be working our ass off to ensure the race would be one of the great running experiences this year to all participants. See you soon!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    thanks for having the opportunity to test run some of the route. i enjoyed the corregidor trip and the cruise. congrats in advance

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  4. September 29th, 2010 at 14:29 | #4

    Too bad I am not there in Dec or I would run this. My papa could have brought me over on his boat. lol

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  5. The Rainman
    September 29th, 2010 at 14:47 | #5

    Bring it on!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    yeah!

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  6. E
    September 30th, 2010 at 00:56 | #6

    i want this to be my birthday run! it’s time to save up!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    go save and save more! be sure to read the reg details

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  7. toel129
    September 30th, 2010 at 01:55 | #7

    Kailan pa bang i-memorize yan? bisyo na ‘to??? hehehe,… will definitely be there! Bring it on!!!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    great sir toel! 21K na ngayon.

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  8. ambow
    September 30th, 2010 at 13:13 | #8

    pre yung 2500 na yun kasama na tutulugan doon??o mag rent pa din??

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    not yet bossing ambo. but you can bring tent, camping is free

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  9. dal
    October 1st, 2010 at 17:23 | #9

    sir james, san lng po specific place to fitch a tent???

    wev been der last weekEnd…dun kmi sa beach side,san po ung area mgStart ang race?kailangan mag ipon,magTraining sna mkasali…ip us posted sir…

    tnx…dis helped us a lot…

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    dun sa beach side, kasya mga 200pax dun sir. malapit lng sa beach side yung starting line.

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  10. toel
    October 2nd, 2010 at 15:00 | #10

    registered! december 4 pa yun racekit, bag & shirt. sooo excited. hehehe….

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    congrats for being one of the 800!

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  11. October 7th, 2010 at 18:40 | #11

    Sir sa tent na lang din ba kayo matutulog? Pwede maki-share kami.?hehe

    My friends and i are interested…kala namin kasama na ang lodging…hehehe…nakakaexcite…

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  12. October 7th, 2010 at 18:44 | #12

    If we are to bring tent, is there any safe pace where we can leave our tent and stuffs during the race?

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  13. October 7th, 2010 at 18:44 | #13

    If we are to bring tent, is there any safe place where we can leave our tent and stuffs during the race?

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    yes, there is a place for that. safe din

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  14. Jess
    October 8th, 2010 at 16:23 | #14

    parang gusto ko na tuloy sumama…

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    sama na sir! pwede pang mag-ipon, saya nito

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  15. raspberry
    October 14th, 2010 at 08:19 | #15

    Question po..are the organizers super strict with regards to the previous race requirements? I just realized my last race was Milo 21k (July 4). I stopped joining races to concentrate on training for Rio’s 32K as well as save up for the 850Php KOTR. Would the MILO proof be sufficient or would I have to wait post KOTR? I’m scared to wait until then….baka no more slots :(

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    hi rasperry! just explain to them what you just said. im sure they will understand. thats a good proof naman that you can do the 21K. saka tell them that you are joining KOTR 21K. pwede yan!

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  16. October 17th, 2010 at 10:17 | #16

    great article mate but how to get your rss feed? How about sending us an e-mail with instructions pls? Thanks

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    i have RSS feeds you spammer!

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