Thursday, February 15, 2018

LIONS RUN


Date:  March 11, 2018
Time: 5 AM
Venue: Plaza Independencia, Cebu City
Categories: 3K / 5K / 10K

Registration Fees:
3K - PHP350 Fun Run
5K - PHP450 Local with Finisher's Medal
10K - PHP550 Open with Finisher's Medal

Registration Centers:
1)  Planet Sports Ayala
2)  Planet Sports Tamiya
3)  Fitness Nation Gym Banilad
4)  Road Star Mabolo
5)  Country Basket JY Lahug
6)  Country Basket SM Cebu
7)  Sevenways Lending Branches
8)  Raintree Mall
9)  San Nicolas - Consolacion - Minglanilla

Saturday, February 10, 2018

THE GAISANO CAPITAL RUN 2018


CEBU FUN RUN BUBBLE RUN


VERTICAL RUN 2018



Date: March 17, 2018
Organizer: Horizons 101 and Taft Properties
Venue: Horizons 101, Cebu City, General Maxilom, Cebu City
Distances: Full Challenge - 55F / Relay - 55F / Fun Climb - 25F

Registration Fees: 
Full 55 - PHP850 inclusive of the race singlet, drawstring bag and visor
Fun 25 - PHP700 inclusive of the race singlet and drawstring bag
Relay 55 - PHP1,800 inclusive of the race singlet, drawstring bag and visor

Registration Centers:

Onsite registration at the following Taft Properties Showrooms:
1)  Horizons 101 Showroon @ Gen Maxilom Ave., Cebu City  (near St Theresa's College)
2)  Taft East Gate Showroom @ Cardinal Rosales Ave., Cebu City (fronting Landers Superstore)
3)  Soltana Nature Residences Showroon, Maximo V. Patalinghug Jr Ave., Lapu-Lapu City

Registration forms are available at the following Metro Stores:
1)  Metro Colon
2)  Metro Mandaue
3)  Metro Supermarket Banilad (fronting Matias BBQ)
4)  Super Metro Mambaling
5)  Super Metro Lapu-Lapu

Registration starts on Feb 8 and ends on March 10, 2018.

For more information, visit the official Facebook Page at Horizons 101 Vertical Run

HUNAT SUGBU 8 DAGAN PARA NI MANING



Date: June 24, 2018, Sunday
Organizer:  Parklane Hotel
Venue: The Terraces, Ayala Center, Cebu
Proceeds will be for the Medical Mission with Jesu Christi Community

Categories: 3K / 6K / 12K / 21K

Friday, February 2, 2018

ALL-WOMEN ULTRAMARATHON (AWUM)



Date: March 10, 2018, Saturday
Organizer: ThinkTank
Venue:
Category: 50K

  • The event is in line with the Women's Month celebration
  • 200 slots up for grabs on a first come, first serve basis
  • 100 slots will be electronically raffled from the waiting list
  • Remaining 50 slots reserved for foreign athletes.  Foreign citizenship proof will be required upon registration,

Registration Fee: P1,800


Source: www.suntar.com.ph


MINGLANILLA DUATHLON CHALLENGE 2018


Date:  February, 18, 2018
Venue: Barangay Mandaung Covered Court, Minglanilla, Cebu
Time: 6AM
Categories:
Millennials - 30 years old and below
Masters - 31-44 years old
Golden - 45-above
Women - Open

Participants will hurdle 5K run, 16K bike and finish off with a 3K run

Registration Fee:
P700.00 inclusive of Finishers Shirt, Finishers Medal, Post Race Meal

Deadline for Registration: February 4, 2018.  Only limited to 200 slots.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SPARTAN RACE SPRINT AND KIDS RACE - CEBU

Date: June 16, 2018, Saturday
Venue: Foressa, Balamban, Cebu, Philippines
Organizer: Spartan Race
Registration Fees:

Elite Men: P3500
Elite Women: P3500
Age Group: P3250
Open Morning: P3050
Open Afternoon: P3050
Kids Race: P950

Race Schedule:
7:00 am : Elite Male
7:15 am : Elite Female
7:30 am : Age Group
8:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Morning Open
12:00 NN – 2:00 PM – Afternoon Open

Registration Venues:
1. Online – Click Here

For More Information:

Friday, January 26, 2018

ON YOUR MARK (OYM) BREAKTHROUGH RUN - CEBU LEG

Date: April 8, 2018, Sunday

Venue: VIBO Place, Escario St., Cebu City, Philippines

Categories:
5K / 10K / 25K

Registration Fees:
5K - P650
10K - P850
25K - P1,150

Registration Centers:
Mizuno, Ayala Center Cebu
Mizuno, SM Seaside

Saturday, January 20, 2018

CEBU CITY MARATHON: MEDAL TALES

I am one of those runners whose always attracted to running finisher's medal.  I carefully choose my races and medal are always part of the consideration to run or not.  For a medal hungry runner like me, it symbolizes achievement.   I believe, medals last longer than pain. 

Cebu City Marathon or CCM now on its 12th edition this 2018 is one of the races with beautifully designed and unique medals.  I doff my hat to the Cebu Executive Runners Club (CERC) for coming up with designs and concepts that beautifully depicts what CEBU is all about. 

Let's look back, revisit the past years and try to learn the story behind each design.




2010 - MANGO DESIGN


The famous Cebu mangoes - sweet, delicious and juicy.
Photo Credits: www.everythingcebu.com
2010 Design - Inspired by Cebu Mango

Who doesn't like Cebu Mangoes?  Perhaps this is what Meyrick Jacalan of Cebu Executive Runners Club (CERC) had in mind when he came up with the brilliant idea to have the famous Cebu Mango for the design.  Engraved in it are the words "CEBU CITY MARATHON", the famous landmark MAGELLAN CROSS, the date of the event 01-10-10 and CERC, the running club organizing the event.

2011 - 2-MANGO DESIGN




I can surmise the mango design earned beautiful feedback and review from runners reason why Cebu Executive Runners Club decided to keep the mango-design.  This time around they added the words "Race Through The Streets and Colors of Cebu", which is an apt description of what CCM should be - a prelude to SINULOG, which is the grandest of all festivals in the Philippines.


2012 - 3-MANGO DESIGN

SOURCE: www.runningpinoy.wordpress.com


For the third and last time, Cebu Marathon 2012 medal still retained the Mango-design, however, it added the engraved branding words "Feel The Beat and Get On Your Feet".  With the branding, the organizers wanted the CCM to goes back to its Sinulog roots, bringing the festive, lively and fun vibe, highlighting the reason to take part in Sinulog.


2013 - PUSO DESIGN

Cebu's Puso, the inspiration for the 2013 medal design
Photo Credits: www.everythingcebu.com

2013 Design - inspired by Cebu's puso or hanging rice


PUSO, is heart in Filipino/Tagalog.  In Cebuano, it is pronounced PU-SU or the Bisaya term for Hanging Rice.  The hanging rice which is distinctly Cebuano is best paired with grilled barbeque meat, siomai or any street food.  

For 2013, the organizers highligthed PUSO to brand PUSO as the The Heart of the Cebu Marathon.   Aside from the usual Cebu landmarks engraved in the medal, this is the first time that an image of the Child Jesus, Sto. Nino is incorporated.  I find this noteworthy as Sinulog Festival is supposedly a religious event.  Amidst the festivities, its is nice to focus on the reason of the celebration which is to give thanks, honor and adoration to the Blessed Child Jesus.



2014 - GUITAR DESIGN


Cebu is home to world-class guitar.  Guitar making is a flourishing industry and most of the manufacturers are found in Lapu-Lapu City or Mactan Island.  Accounts on how the industry started can be traced during the Spaniards time when they trained villagers on the craft, so they no longer have to send their guitars to Mexico for repair.  The music loving villagers took the livelihood by heart until it grown into a thriving industry.  This livelihood was passed on from generations to generations.



GUITAR, the inspiration for CCM 2014 medal design.
Photo Credits:  www.everythingcebu.com





2015 - LECHON DESIGN


If you ask any Filipino what is the most popular dish in the Philippines, I bet their answer would include lechon.  And if you're follow up question will be, "where can we have the best lechon, the answer is crystral clear:  Cebu lechon is the best!

No wonder the famous TV Personality, Chef, and Food Adventurer Anthony Bourdain describes Cebu Lechon as "The Best Pig Ever".

Cebu's Lechon or roasted Pig, CCM's inspiration for its 2015 medal design
Photo Credits:  Out of Town Blog




2016 - LAPU-LAPU DESIGN

Cebu is rich in history and culture.  History books tells us that in 1521, the brave island chieftain named Lapu-Lapu fought against Spanish conquerors led by then Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan in a fight called The Battle of Mactan.  Lapu-Lapu defeated and killed Magellan in that historic event.  It was victory for Lapu-Lapu.

Running a marathon is like raging war with oneself.  Along the race you will encounter challenges and difficulties that's hard to combat.  Once you'll diminish self-doubt and conquer one self, you will be victorious and just like Lapu-Lapu, you are a true heart road warrior.

This finisher's medal is fitting for a road warrior.  


Mactan Island's chieftain, LAPU-LAPU - the inspiration for the CCM 2016 medal design
Photo Credits: www.ebtenorio.wordpress.com


SOURCE: www. takbo.ph




2017 - 10TH ANNIVERSARY MANGO DESIGN

CCM started in 2008.  It was then called Sinulog Half Marathon and not CCM yet.  It was organized by the Cebu Executive Runners Club or CERC, the same group who is still backing up the event every year.

On its 10th edition, CCM went back to the original Mango design but this time around highlighted its 10th year anniversary. This race is also called Tri-City Marathon as this is the first time that race route covers the three cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.  That makes this edition extra special.





2018 - "CEBU NOW" DESIGN

Less is written on the why of the medal design.  In my opinion, it depicts the modern Cebu.  That is why unofficially call it "THE CEBU NOW" design for the reason that it highlighted the modern and present Cebu.  As with the previous medals, it still showcased the famed landmark of Cebu, The Magellan's Cross.  This time around they included the Basilica Minore de Sto Nino, a landmark that symbolizes Cebuano deep religiosity, devotion and unwavering Child-like faith to the Child Jesus.

Since CCM was born, a lot had change in terms of the city's landscape.  Cebu is definitely not the same as it was since 2008.  This is perhaps the reason why the medal version this year is a modern representation of the city.  Its background are tall rise buildings or skyscrapers in all forms and sizes - condominiums, commercial centers, malls and modern infrastructures and structures that sprouted like mushrooms at almost all parts of the metropolis.

With all the infrastructure development, worsening traffic woes and visible sign of economic progress, this is the CEBU now.


Cebu's Skyscrapers - inspiration for the 2018 design
Photo Credits: Pinterest

SOURCE: www.cebumarathon.ph