The 39th National MILO® Marathon

The Manila Eliminations leg of the 39th National MILO® Marathon is fast approaching so better prepare your MILO® empty packs and “fit to run” medical certificates.  It still is probably the cheapest race in Metro Manila and the half-marathon is now a qualifying race for the marathon at the finals in Angeles City on December 06, 2015.

The 39th National MILO® Marathon (Manila Eliminations)
July 26, 2015
SM Mall of Asia Complex

Category Registration Fee* Gun Start
42.195K ₱730 3:00AM
21K ₱630 4:30AM
10K ₱530 5:00AM
5K Adults ₱110 5:35AM
5K Students ₱80 5:35AM
3K Kiddie ₱80 5:30AM

* ₱10 from your registration fee will be donated to the Help Give Shoes advocacy.

You may register online via milo.com.ph or through these sites:

    • Bonifacio High Street
    • SM Fairview
    • Trinoma
    • Greenbelt
  • Watch Republic
    • SM Mall of Asia

MILO® Marathon (Finals) could be considered the Boston Marathon of the Philippines because of its strict qualifying time in order to join.  It is the country’s longest-running marathon and due to its popularity, it could possibly be the culprit as to why many Filipinos erroneously refer to fun runs, regardless of distance, as “marathons.”  (Just to clarify, a marathon race is 42.195 kilometers long.)  The elimination races are open to all individuals but the marathon event during the finals is open only to qualifiers.

There is now more than one way to qualify to the finals.  It still involves finishing the race in your specified age-bracket qualifying time, but now you may do it in either full or half-marathon not only in any MILO® elimination races in the country as any AIMS/IAAF accredited race will do (for overseas runners; should be within a year prior to race day with proof of finish time).  The age-brackets and qualifying times are below:

42K 21K
Age Group Men Women Men Women
18-34 3:55:00 4:30:00 1:40:00 1:50:00
35-39 4:00:00 4:35:00 1:45:00 1:55:00
40-44 4:05:00 4:40:00 1:50:00 2:00:00
45-49 4:10:00 4:45:00 1:55:00 2:05:00
50-54 4:15:00 4:50:00 2:00:00 2:10:00
55-59 4:20:00 4:55:00 2:05:00 2:15:00
60-64 4:25:00 5:00:00 2:10:00 2:20:00
65-69 4:30:00 5:05:00 2:15:00 2:25:00
70 & up 4:40:00 5:50:00 2:20:00 2:30:00

All expenses to the finals are to be shouldered by the participant except if you finish the 21K in 1:15:00 (men) or 1:35:00 (women) wherein you’d get an all-expenses paid trip to Angeles City.

Note of the following cut-off times:

Category Cut-Off
42.195K 6:00:00
21K 2:30:00
10K 1:30:00
5K 1:00:00
3K 1:00:00

There are also cut-off times along the routes of the half and full marathon distances:

Category Distance Cut-Off
42.195K 21K 3:30:00
32K 5:00:00
21K 10K 1:30:00

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For more information about this event, visit milo.com.ph/marathon.

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