Condura Skyway Marathon – TRAFFIC ADVISORY

As race day nears, please refer to the below traffic scheme  and information on road closures and alternate routes in connection to the Condura Skyway Marathon which will be held on Feburayr 6, Sunday. 

Do share this information to your motorist friends. :)

I. AFFECTED AREAS ON 06 FEB 2011,  2:00AM TO 10:00AM
- 7th Avenue
- 9th Avenue
- 3rd Avenue
- 5th Avenue
- 28th Street
- 26th Street
- 11th Avenue
- 30th Avenue
- 32nd avenue
- University Parkway
- 10th Avenue
- 34th Avenue
- 8th Avenue
- Kalayaan Flyover

II. ROADS CLOSED ON 06 FEB 2011, 2:00AM TO 10:00AM
- Ayala Ave. going to Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.
- Rufino St. going to Amorsolo St.
- Amorsolo St. going to Makati Skyway Offramp
- Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. going to Osmena Highway
- Skyway Southbound Lane
- Skyway Northbound Lane

- For vehicles going to Ayala Avenue/EDSA : Take Malugay St.
- For vehicles going to Makati/NAIA/EDSA :  Take McKinley Road
- For vehicles going to Osmena Highway and Laguna : Take Edison St./Pasay Road
- For vehicles going to Pasay/Manila : Take EDSA/Osmena Flyover


The Condura Skyway Marathon 2011, dubbed as RUN FOR THE DOLPHINS, will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2011. The 21K, 16K and 10K with more or less 8,500 participants, will start at Ayala Avenue in front of TOEP at 4:30 a.m., 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., respectively, and end at the Bonifacio Global City while the 42K with more or less 12,000 participants will start and end at the BGC but will be passing Makati area thru the westbound lanes of Gil Puyat Avenue.  The following roads will be closed to traffic:
At 12:01 a.m. – westbound lanes of Ayala Avenue from Makati Avenue to Paseo de Roxas to give way for the setting up of the assembly area. Westbound vehicles should turn right at Makati Avenue, left to Paseo de Roxas and right at Ayala Avenue;
At 3:00 a.m. – eastbound lanes of Ayala Avenue from Salcedo Street to Makati Avenue to be used as assembly area and likewise, the westbound lanes of Gil Puyat Avenue for use of the 42K runners. 
The stretch of V.A. Rufino Street from Ayala Avenue to Amorsolo Street and Amorsolo Street from Arnaiz Avenue to Gamboa Street will be closed at 4:00 a.m. to be used as route of the 21K, 16K and 10K runners in going to Skyway thru its off-ramp at Amorsolo Street.  Motorists are advised to take alternative routes. Please see the advisory map.

It is expected that traffic along VA Rufino and Amorsolo Sts. will be restored to its normal flow at 6:30 a.m., Ayala Avenue at 7:00 a.m. and Gil Puyat Avenue at 9:00 a.m. To know more about this activity, please visit their website at


Condura Skyway Marathon HYDRATION and SUPPORT STATIONS


Hello Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 participants! Knowing where the support stations – hydration, medic, banana and portalet – are is a big factor on being able to plan your race well. And of course, we all know that a well-planned race will result to a great run! See here the route maps with the information on where the exact location of these support stations can be found. Plan well and enjoy your run at the Skyway! :)








Condura Skyway Marathon – ALL SET! Part 2

As promised, here are some bits of info which I have gathered from the Condura Skyway Marathon Sponsors’ Meeting. View my post about this meeting HERE. Read on!

a room full of sponsors!

- Marathon Photos have been tapped to handle the photo service for this said event. Condura Main Man Ton Concepcion told me earlier that they were able to negotiate a much lower fee for the photos than the rate Marathon Photos gave for the Hongkong Marathon. Take note guys, this is the first running race that Marathon Photos will cover in the Philippines.

- 10 buses (each can accommodate 37 persons) will be available from 7AM to provide public transport for runners and runners’ companion/family from BGC going to Ayala Ave. Bus Ticket will be at P20 each and terminal will be at the Market Market area. Please note that these buses are apart from the BGC Buses regularly shuttling from BGC to Ayala and vice-versa and priority will be given to Condura Skyway Marathon participants (you will be asked to present your race bib when purchasing tickets).

- Hershey’s Kisses will be given to 42k finishers.

- Sanofi Aventis will be giving away Cenovis Joint Guard and Woman by Lactacyd products while Unilever will be giving away Clear shampoo and Ponds products among others.

- Solues is the official time keeper of the event.

- Pioneer Insurance will be the official insurer which covers all runners with Personal Accident and Third Party Liability insurance. Please note that insurance will be valid only if you have a valid registration (meaning you are an officially registered participant, that is why registration are strictly non-transferable).

- Anchor Shape will provide milk sampling at their booth in Condura Village and will give away SINGLETS to random runners.

- Nature Valley will give away granola bars and will for the first time introduce their new variant/flavor: the Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bar.

- The National Geographic Channel will be doing a material for the event. This will be the first ever locally-produced material for NatGeo.

- Century Tuna will provide food at their booth in the Condura Village.

- MultiSport magazine will be coming out with an issue with the Concepcion brothers, Patrick and Ton in the cover and a feature about the Condura Skyway Marathon inside.

- Each hydration station is not more than 2Km apart.

- There will 100PLUS Stations located beside some hydration stations (2 Fort, 1 Makati, 5 Skyway).

- Sponges will be provided (1 Fort, 2 Makati, 3 Skyway).

- Water fountain will be provided along the route.

- Banana stations will be set-up along the route(1 Makati, 1 Skyway).

- 3 Portalet Stations will be positioned along the route.

- Hydration Stations are also Medic Stations.

- The Finishline will be at the 9th Avenue and entrance to the Condura Village will be a few meters after the Finishline.

- Upon entry to the activity area, runners are advised to claim first their loot bags from the redemption booths prior to going to the different sponsors booths. This is being advised so that runners already have bags to put in other give-aways that sponsors will be distributing in their booths.

- 42km Finishers will be treated like a King! There will be an exclusive 42-km Finisher’s Recovery tent with enough space for sitting, relaxing and an own portale to boot! Oh and didn’t I say that their finisher’s medal and loot bag can also be claimed in their exclusive tent to ensure that every 42km finishers, fast runners or not, are ensured that they get whatever freebies there are available for all? Yep, sweet!

- If 42km finishers are Kings, what does that make the 21km finishers? VIPs of course! 21km runners will have a finisher’s medal and loot bag “FAST LANE” redemption area which will also be exclusive for them. No recovery tent but then again, an own area to claim their finisher’s treats! Again, everyone will be assured to receive all freebies since allotments for the 21km runners will be exclusively given to them in the fast lane (except for those who availed of the Special Delivery System registration in which case they will not yet receive their finisher’s after finishing the race).

- How about those running the shorter distance categories? Should they feel like they were discriminated? NO. Though the redemption area for 3km to 16km finishers will be in adjacent booths, the area is one whole long stretch which will ensure faster releasing of freebies.

-  Food booths are available in one part of the activity area featuring: Silog Express, Jollibee, Tapa King and RFM food products.

- There will be a Public Transporation tent near the side of the stage wherein runners can purchase bus tickets at P20 each. Please present race bib for this. Again, runners will be given top priority for the Public Transportation.

- The Dolphin Wall at the activity area will have 15,000 dolphin images painted on it using Welcoat paints. This wall will also serve as the photo wall for all participants and expectators alike.

- There will be a Marine Wildlife Area to be setup beside the Dolphin Wall.

Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 – ALL SET! Part 1

In all races, us runners are oblivious to what happens “behind the scenes”, especially in the weeks prior to a race. I have been fortunate to be a witness to one special activity that was held in preparation for the coming Condura Skyway Marathon 2011.

The Condura Skyway Marathon organizers have gathered all the event’s sponsors in a venue for what is called as the Sponsors’ Meeting. Initially I thought it was just like a Bloggers’ Meet, only it was for sponsors. But then again as the presentation progresses, I realized it was totally different. Way, way different. It’s like planning for a big production number or if I am to exaggerate, planning for a hundred Grand Wedding receptions!

I was overwhelmed seeing a lot of people, all sponsors together in one venue all intently listening to the final plans, taking down notes, confirming items and introducing themselves. Seeing and hearing everything makes me all the more excited because it is as if the whole Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 event is unfolding right before my eyes! And if you were me, I bet you will be as excited as I am too. Why? Because all of them seems to be one in the goal of making this race the premier running event in the Philippines. And with all that was presented earlier, I will have to say – I agree!

Now, I just really do hope that everything that is now on the drawing board will be executed flawlessy. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or Murphy’s Law, every registered runner – fast or slow, elite, veteran or newbie is in for a well-deserved A-1 race.

This is all just blah from me right? Don’t worry, I took down notes so that I can share to you some exciting tidbits that we are about to witness on February 6, 2011 as we participate in the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011.

Since my notes tend to be a bit lenghty, this will have to be on a separate post. Meanwhile, let me share to you some pictures I have taken from the Sponsors’ Meeting. ;)

a gathering of sponsors for the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011

Ton Concepcion addresses the sponsors; He tells me later, if not for the sponsors, it will be hard for them to deliver everything that is in the drawing boards for the runners

Pat Con says, it is a race for runners, by runners ;)

Princess Galura, Project Directress tells the sponsors: 42km Finishers are surely tired from running so they deserve a recovery tent for their exclusive use. ;)

Jay Em, rep for Runrio presented the Route, Hydration and Support details

So there folks, if I am to be the judge, I will say that this race is really ALL SET! Each and every runner participant should only just worry about trainign and getting ready for it and waking up and being there early enough for the start of the race.

Next post, interesting tidbits of information that I was able to gather during the meeting. ;)

CONDURA SKYWAY MARATHON Special E-Reg Center Schedule for Wed, Dec. 22

e-Reg Center will close at 7:00 PM on December 22, Wednesday

Hi folks, please note that for tomorrow, Wednesday December 21, 2010 the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 Express Registration Center at the Ground Floor of Greenbelt 3 (infront of ASICS Store), Ayala Center, Makati will only be open to service registrants from regular start/opening of Greenbelt 3 Mall Hours and will CLOSE EARLY by 7:00 pm. This is to make way for their Staff Christmas Party which is scheduled immediately after the special closing tomorrow.

Again, please note that this special shortened schedule will only happen tomorrow, December 22 (Wednesday). Regular operating hours for the registration center (same as mall hours) will resume the following day, December 23, 2010 (Thurday).

Please be guided accordingly. ;)


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