The countdown for the second edition of the Quezon City International Marathon started yesterday as pre-race activities was kicked-off by a press launch held yesterday at the conference room of the UP-Ayala Land Technohub. Present in the launch were the officers of Runnex, the main organizers of the race, Neville Manaois, this year’s race manager and top officials from the Quezon City government – Councilor (and runner) Doray Delarmente, Vice Mayor Belmonte and the mayor himself, Mayor Herbert Bautista.
This year’s race is dubbed as “Lead…Run For Green, The Quezon City International Marathon 2010″ and promises to be an improvement of last year’s debut. The route for one will be 80% the same as of last year’s with 20% of it a variation for this year. This year’s race also promises to be “motorist-friendly” with the promise to release early adivisories/announcements of road closures and re-routing. The route will cover the following roads/area: Commonwealth Ave., QC Circle, UP, Kalayaan Ave. and La Mesa Eco Park.
Registration is targetted to open by September. Watch out for other race details as it becomes available soon. Meanwhile, refer below for the official press release:
The Quezon City International Marathon
The Quezon City International Marathon is envisioned to become one of the Philippines’ biggest sports events. We will also highlight the fact that Quezon City is the only city that can host this international marathon.
The marathon will be the culminating event of a week-long series of activities showcasing the former Philippine capital of Quezon City as one of the country’s best places to work in, to reside in and to play in.
The route of the marathon will include some of the most important government, business, education and entertainment centers in QC.
The QCIM will be different from other marathons held in the country because it will also serve as a travelogue of the city founded by and named after the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth.
The QCIM will be in the same league as such global events as the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon.
The QCIM 2010 will showcase Quezon City and its partner entities in boosting tourism, investments. It will be supportive of Quezon City’s program for wellness, environmental protection (greening), sustainability and tourism.
The QCIM will showcase Quezon City as the Asian City of the Future.
The QCIM is positioned as an emerging global center for business, investment and tourism and a city with many facets and potential.
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