24 January 2014

All systems go for Subic International Marathon 2014

It's all systems go for the 2014 Subic International Marathon this weekend (January 25)at the Remy Field in this Freeport.

This event features a spectacular 42-kilometer scenic course confined within boundaries of the Subic Bay Freeport Complex.

Corollary events are a 21-km half-marathon and a 10-km distance run. Secondary events include a 5-km and 3-km fun run.

The Subic International Marathon is a joint venture between eXtribe and SIM Foundation, which is headed by retired Philippine National Police General Samson Tucay.

First staged in 2005, the event was primarily intended to be part of the graduation rites of a special school for members of the national police.

Since then it has gained popularity as an annual running event with the local running community and then into the mainstream running community of other metropolitan areas.

Fate has worked its way and eXtribe eventually found itself at the helm of the technical working group of the event.

The partnership initially materialized in the 2011 staging of the race. It was eventually firmed up in 2012 and continues to be strenghtened into 2013 and beyond.

The event's slogan, "run for fun and transformation", embodies the overall ideals and advocacy of the venture. (RBB/MPD-SBMA)