Subic International Marathon was a unique event that it spans two days and was two races in one—aside from the main SIM events the Nike Human Race were also simultaneously held.
Day 01: Marathon and Nike Human Race
SIM distinct itself from other events by featuring a sundown race for its main event and Nike Human Race also inherited this trait, both of which were held on Day 01. Here was my partake on the events that transpired during the main event.
Day 02: Side Events
The main event during the first day of SIM served as a precursor for the following day during the side events. The second day was another higgledy-piggledy event—despite the very narrow confines of the track and the number of runners, the organizers still decided on a mass start! Thankfully there was no stampede.
Because of the huge number of combined runners from all side categories (3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K) being funneled through the narrow tracks it took a very long time before all runners were able to get out of the area. In fact the winners of the 3K event already crossed the finish line and the starting area was yet to be cleared!
Not only was starting congested, finishing was as well. Eventually the huge crowd of runners arrived at the finish line and with that the people manning the line was overwhelmed! This caused a very long line of runners waiting to finish.
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Subic International Marathon 2009: