22 October 2009

Subic International Marathon races off on Saturday (program of activities attached)

The much-awaited 2nd Smart-Subic International Marathon (SIM) races off at 4 p.m. Saturday at the newly built Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

The 42.1-mile race that will feature world-class Kenyan runners will start at the Floridablanca, Pampanga exit and ends at the Remy Field inside SBMA Freeport Zone in Olongapo City.

A 3-, 5-, and 10-kilometer side event races will also take place on Sunday.

A total of P1.6 million in cash prizes will be given to the top three finishers in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

A total of 10,000 local and foreign runners are expected to join this big marathon event where the top ten finishers in the male division and the top three female runners will receive cash prizes. The champion goes home with $5,000, $2,500 for the runner-up and $1,000 for the 3rd placer.

Last year, Kenyan Nelson Kirwa Rotich won the main event while Filipino bet Eduardro Buenavista, who will be skipping this year’s edition to prepare for the 25th Laos Southeast Asian Games in December, finished second. (GMANews.TV)


DAY 1: October 23, 2009; Friday

Event: SUNSET MILE RUN (Media and Celebrity Run)
4:30 PM Assembly Time
5:30 PM Fire-Off
8:00 PM Fellowship

DAY 2: October 24, 2009; Saturday

Event: 42K: A full-marathon race with a starting point at the SCTEx Floridablanca, Pampanga Toll and finish line at the Remy Field, Subic
1:00 PM Assembly time for 42K Runners at Remy Field for shuttling
4:30 PM Fire-off for 42K Runners
7:30 PM After Run Party

3:00 PM Assembly time (Start / Finish : Remy Field)
4:30 PM Fire-off for the Nike Human Race 10K Runners
7:30 PM After Run Party

DAY 3: October 25, 2009; Sunday

Event: 21K: A half-marathon race billed as “Achievement Run for our Uniformed Men”
5:00 AM Assembly time for 21K Runners
5:30 AM Fire-off for 21K Runners

Event: 10K: A 10-kilometer run with starting point and finish line at the Remy Field, Subic
5K: A 5-kilometer run with starting point and finish line at the Remy Field, Subic
3K: A 3-kilometer run billed as “Humanitarian Race” and will be open to our handicapped runners
5:30 AM Assembly time for 3K/5K/10K Runners
6:00 AM Fire-off for 3K/5K/10K Runners

9:30 AM Awarding Ceremony