The Champion’s Chase: The 2nd Corregidor International Half-Marathon

Finally, I’ll be able to tick off another item in my bucket list of running places this year: Corregidor.  I highly look up to the great valor our forefathers had shown during the Second World War so you can just imagine how excited I am to know that this year’s Corregidor International Half Marathon will not be in conflict with another major race in the region!

Corregidor is logically the next frontier after doing Bataan.  I guess I need not explain how relevant the island of Corregidor is for the Allied Forces and WWII that’s why for those who love history like I do, a visit to this “rock” is a must.

As a runner, what’s in it for you?  Well, aside from running on historical grounds, you’d be faced by its infamous hills!  Anyone who had been on the island will tell that conquering Corregidor is easier said than done!  They even say that a 21K in the island would require an effort equivalent to that of 42K!  Scared?

If the half marathon is too intimidating for you but you don’t want to be left out, fret not, there’s a 10K side event for you.  Despite being less than a quarter of a marathon, the challenge is still there as you’d still be running on “the rock.”

Corregidor International Half Marathon

When: December 10, 2011 (Saturday)
Where: Corregidor Island
Distances: 21.0975K, 10K
Registration: ₱2,500 for all distances (₱3,000 for late registration, November 21 to December 04, 2011) inclusive of a Manila-Corregidor roundtrip ferry, lunch buffet on race day, race bib with timing chip, singlet, sling bag, finisher’s medal and certificate.  Read the complete registration details here.

Sling bag

Event singlet

Finisher’s Medallion for 21K

Ferry and Room Reservations Procedures

  • After completing registration for the race, immediately contact Sun Cruises at +63 2 834 6857 / +63 2 834 6858 / +63 2 527 5555 loc 4511 or 4512 to book for your ferry trip schedules.
  • Indicate the desired trip schedule:
    • From Manila to Corregidor: Dec 9, 11:00AM; or Dec 10, 5:00AM
    • Return from Corregidor to Manila: Dec 10, 2:30PM or 5:30PM; or Dec 11, 2:30PM
  • If applicable, make accommodations reservation with Sun Cruises (only registered participants will be given reservations; 1 room per participant only).  Pay the appropriate accommodations booking amount through the payment mode advised by Sun Cruises.
  • On Dec 3 & 4 (as advised through email and text by the organizers) at ROX, attend the Runners’ Briefing, pick-up the race pack, and claim the Boarding Pass and/or Accommodations Booking ticket from Sun Cruises.  Ensure to bring the printout of your CIHM Race Registration Confirmation.  Anyone may pick up your kit at ROX during the R.O.X Runners’ Briefing from 3PM to 8PM. They may be asked for identification and your signed authorization note.

For your convenience, you may download the registration form, concept brief, and FAQs below:

For more information about this event, visit corregidor21.runningmate.ph.

3 Responses to “The Champion’s Chase: The 2nd Corregidor International Half-Marathon”

  1. 1 F Zuniga
    2011-11-06 at 10:00 PM

    I wanted to join this event, it looks exciting. Only problem is I am coming from Bataan, so I am just a small boat away to corregidor. Will they consider participants who are coming from the other side of the island. I think it will be tedious to travel around to manila.

    • 2011-11-06 at 10:18 PM

      I’ll ask the organizers your concern. Will update this post when I got an answer. 🙂

    • 2011-11-07 at 10:54 PM

      Update from the race organizers: For this kind of special situation, interested participants will be given a P600 off from the regular rate (P2500) so the they only have to pay P1900 if they register until Nov 20. If they register between Nov 21 – Dec 4 (late registration period) they could just pay P2400. No onsite (on Dec 10 at the island) will be entertained. All interested parties may email their intent to cihm21@yahoo.com.ph.

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