09 December 2011

Subic Int'l Marathon: Run for fun, transformation

MANILA - The Subic International Marathon (SIM) is all geared-up in creating a different and more satisfying race event on Jan. 21-22.

Running on its sixth year, SIM forged new partnerships with CORPS Movement Foundation and Dilaab Movement, beneficiaries of the event, and eXtribe, Inc. the event’s co-producer and race organizer.

With running becoming one of the most popular fitness and recreation activities today and a means to support and raise funds for advocacies and special causes, the 2012 SIM will support development programs of CORPS Movement Foundation and Dilaab Foundation.

“Running has easily become a favored activity because it’s easy and accessible to anyone. But we would like to make a difference by making running a direct approach to push transformation of individuals and the community,” said Ret. Gen. Sammy Tucay, SIM founder and president. “With the discipline attached to running, members of the community tend to live healthy and clean to meet the demands of their running game.”

“The discipline and clean living fostered by running trickles down to how these individuals act in their community,” he added.

To further foster the Filipino community’s love for running, eXtribe, a multi-sports event company, is exploring all avenues to deliver a well-organized marathon.

The SIM race course is a break from the usual city runs, with its internationally endorsed race course in the sprawling, lush green Remy Field in SBMA, Subic Olongapo.

Runners will have access to rest facilities in the race course in every turn-around point for the 5,10, 21 and 42K race; committed hydrating station within every 1.5K; full medical support in case of emergency; RFID Accurate Timing System, and an uncrowded run with the split-schedule of the races.

The 3K and 5K races will be held Jan. 21 in the afternoon, while the 10-, 21- and 42-K races are set Jan. 22, Sunday morning.

Registration fees are P50 for the 3K, P150 for the 5K, P600 for the 10K, P700 for the 21K and P800 for the 42K. Participants of the 10K, 21K and 42K races can vie for cash prizes, amounting to over P100,000.

Registration: Nov. 22, 2011 to Jan. 15, at New Balance Glorietta, New Balance Shangri-La, and New Balance Trinoma. Registration at New Balance Marquee Mall Pampanga and in Subic start Dec. 8.

The 2012 Subic International Marathon is co-produced by eXtribe, Inc., in partnership with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, and supported by PAGCOR, Casino Filipino, ABS-CBN Sports – the official TV partner of the 2012 Subic International Marathon, Discovery Suites, Total Fitness Magazine, Pinoy Fitness and New Balance. (The Philippine Star)