QC, QCIM, October, and 2009

How does QC (Quezon City), QCIM (Quezon City International Marathon), October, and 2009 relate to each other?  Aside from the obvious relationship of QC and QCIM, the staging of the first QCIM on October, 2009 was not a coincidence (or was it?).

As most residents of Quezon City know we celebrate Quezon City Day every August 19th, the birth date of the late President Manuel L. Quezon (August 19, 1878) whom the city was named after.  So why was the QCIM not held last August and instead this October?  Quezon City was actually established on October 12, 1939 so this October, 2009 is the 70th anniversary of the city.  Isn’t an international event such as the QCIM a great way to celebrate this event?  Happy Anniversary QC!


The Quezon Memorial Monument is 66 meters (217 feet) tall because it was President Manuel L. Quezon’s age when he died).  The three vertical pylons represent Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and the three mourning angels that surmount it are actually holding sampaguita wreaths.

QCIM Update

Pacers for both full and half marathon distances are now published along with their corresponding finish times and approximate average pace on http://www.runnex.org/qcim2009/.  Expect this list to be updated as more volunteer pacers fill up some vacant slots.

3 Responses to “QC, QCIM, October, and 2009”

  1. 2009-09-17 at 9:41 AM

    Denz, di ka lang runner, historian pa!

    See you soon!:-)

    • 2009-09-17 at 10:45 AM

      Hehe… I saw this very nice “70th Anniversary QC” banner (which I can’t find online) when I passed by Quezon City Hall and I realized that October means something for QC so I looked it up and found some nice info. See ya soon Sir Rene! 🙂

  2. 2009-09-17 at 2:38 PM

    nice post!

    this is gonna be my 1st half-marathon. 🙂 a milestone for me too!

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