Conquer Corregidor Race Results OUT NOW

Conquer Corregidor

Here now are the official race results for the Conquer Corregidor race which was held last Dec. 6 at the Corregidor Island as provided by race organizer Edward Kho. According to the information provided, although there were 750 or so runners who took part in the race, only 489 were listed with finishing times. They were the ones who met the official cut-off time of 3 hours from gunstart. The sweeping tranvias were deployed at 11:45am to pick-up the participants who were not able to meet the cut-off time to the finish. Those who opted not to take the “rescue ride” were allowed to finish the course but their times were not recorded anymore. You can download the race results HERE.

Conquer Corregidor souvenir shirt

Meanwhile, for those who are interested but were not able to score the Conquer Corregidor souvenir shirts, you still have a chance to do so after all! The shirts are still available at the cost of PHP300 each, at Second Wind Ortigas Home Depo branch starting today, December 14 until stocks last or at the ROX store at BHS The Fort from Dec 18-20 (Fri-Sun) only. Thank you to Edward Kho for the heads-up. 😉

Two new shows coming up!

Hi guys,

I know we’ve been quiet lately, both online and on-air, save for a few race updates here and there. This is because we are going through numerous changes, improvements… and making exciting plans for Run Radio.

We are launching two podcast episodes to supplement the live episode (which will start soon!) Today, we just uploaded the test broadcast of Run Radio: Raceday Recap (that’s a whole lot of Rs :D) It’s not much save for a few interviews with race participants, how they found the race, including a couple who got engaged through a finish line proposal — seems like it’s becoming the vogue nowadays!

Run Radio: Raceday Recap

Run Radio: Raceday Recap aims to bring you the freshest running news in and out of the metro.

Run Radio: 101

Run Radio: 101 will be your source of running tips — technique, nutrition, and advice. Beginner-friendly but experienced runners could still pick up a thing or two.

(And we talk about touchy stuff for girls, like running/racing with your period and choosing the right sports bra)

Run Radio: 101 will be launched on November 24, 2009.

We will have new hosts to join in the fray, too! Will keep you posted about them.

Aside from downloading our podcasts on our website, you may directly subscribe through iTunes. Just go to itpc://runradio.blip.tv/rss/itunes/ but make sure you already have iTunes installed in your computer. It’ll auto-update when we have new episodes, including the delayed podcasts of our live episodes.

Rock and run on the worldwide web!

Conquer Corregidor Race Registration Updates

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As advised by the race organizer, as of this post, roughly about 150 slots remain open for registration for the Conquer Corregidor Race which happens on December 6, 2009 at Corregidor Island, Bataan. In addition, please take note of the following updates so that you can avoid getting inconvenienced if and when you go to the centers for registration. 😉

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 Nov 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 29 ; 6pm to 10pm

 

 

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Ortigas Branch – Nov 17, 19, 24, and 26 ; 2pm to 5pm

 

 

MORE 2009 Timex Run Updates!

More updates from the organizers!

THE 2009 TIMEX RUN REGISTRATION IS… EXTENDED!!!

You want it?  You got it!  Late registration for the 2009 Timex Run is extended until Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Timex Shop in SM North Edsa, Nike Park Bonifacio High Street, and The Trion Towers Site Showroom at The Fort, Bonifacio Global City.  Same conditions and registration fees apply.  Registrants will receive a race bib and timing chip minus the singlet but with a P100 discount.  This is your last chance to get in on all the fun and excitement at The 2009 Timex Run!  Register NOW before it’s too late!

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE TIMEX RUN

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FUN & PRIZES AT THE TIMEX RUN

As we countdown to the mega-event of the year, allow us to give you a sneak peak of what we have in store for you at The 2009 Timex Run. 

  • Watch the 5-time UAAP Cheerdance Competition Champion Salinggawi Dance Troupe perform at 730AM. 
  • Special prizes will be awarded to the following:
    • Winner of “Guess Piolo’s Bib Number” Contest.
    • Winner of “Guess Piolo’s Finish Time Contest.
    • The youngest Timex Run participant.
    • The oldest Timex Run participant.
    • The club/team/org with the most number of Timex Run participants.
    • Raffle of Timex watches and products from other sponsors.
    • Manny Pacquiao vs Cotto fight airing after the Timex race. 
    • Book & buy your P500 meal ticket for Paul Calvin’s Deli’s eat-all-you-can brunch buffet at Nike Park BHS and Paul Calvin’s Deli, Rizal Drive.

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Need we say more?  Three days to go until the fun starts at The 2009 Timex Run!  Be there or be square.

2009 TIMEX RUN UPDATES

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LATE REGISTRATION UPDATE:

Please be advised that we will continue to accept registrations with the complete race kit and event freebies but minus the singlet and with P100 discount starting today Nov. 2, 2009.  Late registration will be centralized at Nike Park at Bonifacio High Street, Timex Shop at SM North Edsa, and The Trion Towers Site Showroom at Fort Bonifacio Global City from November 2 to 9 or until supplies last, which ever comes first.  Only a maximum of 5,000 participants will be accepted so hurry before stocks run out! 
We are also inviting all the participants including their friends and family to serve as volunteers to help repack and distribute the relief goods to the selected barangay halls and/or evacuation centers in Marikina scheduled a week after the event.  Exact schedule of relief operation to follow.

For inquiries, please contact the Finishline secretariat at 7031736.

ADDITIONAL 5KM RACE KITS NOW AVAILABLE:

Due to insistent public demand, we have decided to produce additional 5km race kits so that more runners, especially those who are new to the sport, will be able to experience the fun and excitement at The 2009 Timex Run.  The additional 5km race kits are now available at Timex Shop SM North Edsa, Nike Park BHS, and The Trion Towers site showroom at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  Hurry and grab your kits while supplies last!  See you all on race day!

REVISED START/FINISH AREA:

With the holidays fast approaching, more and more events are being scheduled in Bonifacio Global City.  Based on our recent meeting with Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, we have been advised that fun run events scheduled in the next coming months will have to be slightly relocated in order to accommodate other events.  In line with this, we would like to inform everyone that there will be some minor changes with regards to the location of the start/finish area and the 3km race route of the 2009 Timex Run.  Please take note that the start/finish area has been moved from 8th Avenue to 28th Avenue.  This is the same set up as the Adidas King of the Road held last October 25.  Rest assured that although there will be some rerouting with regards to the 3km race route, this minor adjustment will not greatly affect that of the other distances.  To view the updated route maps for 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km, please visit www.runrio.com <http://www.runrio.com/> .

Our apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.  Thank you for your kind understanding.

SPECIAL AWARDS UP FOR GRABS:

More prizes and awards to be given away at the 2009 Timex Run!  A total of 26 Timex watches will be raffled off and given away as prizes for online games and special awards.  Visit www.timexwatches.com.ph to join “Guess the Bib No. and Finish Time of Piolo Pascual” online game for a chance to win a fabulous Timex watch.  And aside from the 24 category winners of the 3k, 5k, 10k, and 21k distances, we will also be awarding the youngest runner and the oldest runner registered for the event.  They will each receive a Timex watch and a gift pack from Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar.  The largest group/club/team/company delegation will also receive 5 Timex watches as their prize.  Christmas just came earlier this year!  See you at the 2009 Timex Run!

WATCH THE PACQUIAO-COTTO FIGHT AT THE 2009 TIMEX RUN:

The fun and excitement never stops at the 2009 Timex Run!  As a participant of the coolest race to hit the running scene, not only do you get a chance to run and take souvenir photos with running coach extraordinaire, Coach Rio, and every girl’s dream boy, Piolo Pascual, but you also get a chance to watch the Pacquiao-Cotto fight LIVE on an LED screen ABSOLUTELY FREE courtesy of Cignal Digital TV and Smart Communications.  And for only P500 per person, you can enjoy a sumptuous eat-all-you-can brunch buffet while waiting for the title fight in the comfort of an air-conditioned tent, courtesy of Paul Calvin’s Deli.  Tables and seats inside the tent are reserved for those who avail of the brunch buffet so buy your tickets ahead of time and get a head start so you can still pick the best seats.  Only 500 meal tickets will be available for pre-purchase by Friday, November 6, at Nike Park, Bonifacio High Street until supplies last.  Feel free to invite your friends and loved ones but those who prefer to eat elsewhere are free to stay and watch the fight as long as they don’t mind the “standing room only” policy for non-diners who will have to watch the fight outside the tent.           
 
This is just the tip of the iceberg, a mere taste of things to come at the 2009 Timex Run.  More surprises await you on race day!

Sincerely,

Coach Rio

Conquer Corregidor 10-Mile Island Run Challenge

“What’s your mettle made of? An island once a battleground for gallant men, now becomes a hallowed arena for daring runners to measure their speed, endurance and grit. Set against a breathtaking landscape and an unforgiving terrain, contenders will get the unique chance of becoming part of a race in reclaiming a glorious past. A heroic legacy rests in a distant bygone. The hardest race of the year looms in the distance. One history. One goal. Conquer Corregidor!”

The above-quoted statement can be read on the Conquer Corregidor event poster. If this doesn’t fuel your interest for this much-awaited running challenge, I don’t know what else will. Read on for the finalized details of this much-awaited running challenge.

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EVENT PROFILE:

Corregidor, also known as The Rock, was dubbed as the last bastion of the Allies during World War II. It holds a distinct place in the nation’s dynamic history as it played a vital role in holding off the advancement of the invading forces then. Situated west of Manila, it served as a vital fortress at the mouth of Manila Bay.

What now serves as a moving memorial for the courage, gallantry, and heroism of its defenders may soon become a touchstone of ultimate running athleticism as Hypehouse Production Company and Sun Cruises bring “Conquer Corregidor!”. Set to fire off on December 6, “Conquer Corregidor!”  is expected to thrill, surprise, and challenge, all at the same time, seasoned and amateur runners alike as it will test their mettle on all running terrains. The race route, covering 10 miles, will encompass a demanding combination of paved uphills and downslopes and intermittent segments of dirt trails. But what would really set apart “Conquer Corregidor!” from the usual running experience of avid runners is that it will exceptionally transport the race participants to key historical hotspots of the remarkable isle. Right at the start of the race, the runners will experience at once an adrenaline rush as they zoom past the full length of the Malinta Tunnel. The exhilaration continues to unfold as the runners exit the tunnel’s west access en route to the interior of the atoll. The thrilling highlight of the race surges as the runners negotiate the tricky span of a thickly foliaged trail draped in rays of sunlight, culminating in a run along the rocky cliff of the island with a breathtaking view of Manila Bay, to dramatically finish at the south dock breakwater facing the vast South China Sea. 

“Conquer Corregidor!” will be an extraordinary opportunity for passionate runners to set new norm for personal achievement as finishing the race will be akin to recapitulating a fortress that is home to the resilient and valiant.

PROJECTED PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:

Owing to the foreseen difficulty of the terrain and the logistical challenge of the venue, the slots for participation in the race will be limited to 750 only, with a possible 250 additional slots for last-minute registrants.

Based on the foregoing participation levels of previous major races held in Metro Manila, it is anticipated that “Conquer Corregidor!” will attract a wide-spectrum of participant-runners, ranging from the intermediate recreational to the hardcore runners, majority of which are urban professionals and the so-called “weekend-warriors”. The level and caliber of participants may be further boosted with the expected entry of elite racers.

In terms of demographics, it is estimated that around 80% of expected participants will be male, while a good 20% will be comprised by female runners. Majority of the runner participants are anticipated to come from the ABC socio-economic stratum. The age of participants is projected to range between 20 to 40 years old. However, this does not discount the high probability that “Conquer Corregidor” may also draw in participation from a number of fit teenagers and groups of masters-category runners.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Registration Period:
November 9 to 29, 2009 (store hours: 10am to 9pm)

Registration Venue:
Second Wind (Maginhawa St., UP Village)
R.O.X. (Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City)

Registration fee: Php 1,000.00
Inclusive of:
-Round trip ferry transportation (Manila-Corregidor-Manila)
-Corregidor entrance fee
-Race Singlet
-Lunch

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM.

Conquer Corregidor Race Singlet

A limited edition, CONQUER CORREGIDOR Souvenir T-Shirt is also available for sale at PHP 300. Here is how it looks like:

limited edition Conquer Corregidor tee

For inquiries regarding the event please contact our committee heads listed below:
Over-all Chairman:          
JP DEMONTAÑO – 409-2948 / 0918-3582017
Race Director:                      
EDWARD KHO – 0915-9990187
Hotel and Ferry:                  
KRISTINE CASTRO – 527-5555 ext 4512 to 13 / 0917-8681762 

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE
DOWNLOAD CONQUER CORREGIDOR FACT SHEET

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

schedule
transpo
accommodations

 

THE CORREGIDOR MAP:

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From SMART: Official Statement

SMART SPORTS THANKS SIM 2009 RUNNERS AND ALL PARTNERS

At the outset, we at Smart Sports would like to extend our congratulations to all the runners, most especially to the marathoners of the recently concluded Subic International Marathon 2009. However, it has come to our attention the numerous comments of the participants of SIM 2009 regarding the technical aspect of the race and if there are shortcomings we will make it a point to discuss this with the race organizers. Rest assured to the running community that all these comments, feedbacks and suggestions are carefully being reviewed and will be kept as reference for other marathons Smart will be supporting.

Allow us to take this opportunity to share with the running community the reasons why Smart Sports decided to support SIM:

1. We are a sponsor. Much the same way we will be when we sponsor other marathons

2. We believe in the transformational advocacy of the Philippine National Police through its program director Ret. Gen. Sam Tucay and Chief PNP Jesus Verzosa

3. We realize that through SIM, we will be able to identify Filipino runners that can represent the country in international races. Kudos to the only 2 Filipinos (Hernanie Sore and Alquin Bolivar) to make it in the top ten who gave every ounce of willpower for flag and country

4. We simply want to promote a sport where hundreds and thousands of passionate Filipinos love

5. Sports tourism: to showcase the beauty of the Philippines. Particularly the beauty of SCTEX and Subic Bay

Since Smart Sports has committed to support Philippine marathon in the long run, we ask for the running community’s understanding and patience as Smart is very new to this. Smart has already pledged to support several international marathons for 2010 and we assure the running community that through partnerships with seasoned race organizers, we will make these marathons enjoyable and memorable which running enthusiasts (both local and foreign) can look forward to each year.

Smart – we’re helping sports… we’re helping running…

Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat!

Patrick “Pato” Gregorio

Head – Smart Sports

For comments and suggestions please email project officer Anton Almeda at mhalmeda@smart.com.ph

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