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. 😉

The Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 Blogger’s Launch

February 6, 2011

When good friend Princess asked me to help in gathering running bloggers for the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 Blogger’s Launch, I said yes without even giving it much thought. Why? Because I know I can get enough confirmation to fill in the fixed number of blogger slots they have given me.

And of course I did! This is after all a launch for one of the premier races in the country. Everyone is so looking forward to being a part of this race!

At the launch, the Condura Team headed by the amiable Mr. Ton Concepcion presented to the bloggers their vision and plans for the Condura Race. He also at first explained that starting this year, the Condura Run will be rebranded and hence be known as the Condura Skyway Marathon which I think is just rightfully so. This is the only race which has the very challenging Skyway as its main route for its 21k and 42k participants and for this year, for 10k and 16k (new category too!) participants.

Mr. Ton Concepcion

Princess Galura, Ton and Pam Dacanay

the bloggers with the Condura Team prior to our trip down to the GB3 E-Reg Center

The race details may be too familiar to all you folks at this point – what with all the details presented at its best via the race’s official website, my previous blog post and that of the other bloggers. What I would want to point out to you then are some salient points that were discussed during the launch that may not be in the websites. Read on!

1. With the race’s rebranding from Condura Run to Condura Skyway Marathon, organizers have started to take steps into positioning this race as the “premier marathon event in the Asia-Pacific Region” by the year 2012. Imagine this race besting the likes of Standard Chartered Singapore, Hongkong and Kuala Lumpur Marathons! I am super excited with the thought!
2. This year’s race main advocacy was for the Dolphins of Pamilacan, Bohol. Through Ayala Foundation, the Condura Run 2010 was able to donate PHP511,400 which was used in the construction of the Condura Wharf which is intended to be used for the easy and safe boarding of bancas for dolphin watching.
3. The Condura Skyway Marathon 2011’s main advocacy isn’t much different from the last race. It is still for the dolphins of Bohol and again donation will be made through the Ayala Foundation. The estimated PHP600,000 targetted to be raised for this event will be used in funding to protect the dolphins of Baclayon thru scientific research, the promotion of eco-tourism and the creation of livelihood opportunities.
4. The previous races saw the initial run on the Skyway without lights during early morning. The organizers discovered that by 5AM, lights are the Skyway are automatically turned-off. So for this race, organizers have already coordinated with the Skyway Authorities for the lights to be on early morning on race day when it is still dark. All of these for the utmost protection of the runners.
5. This race aims to gather 12,000 runner participants.
6. Registration deadline is January 31, 2011 and January 22, 2011 for online registration whose payment is via credit card. This is to give ample time for the race kits to be delivered to credit card payees.
7. International Registrants can pick up their race kits at the Asics Store, in GreenBelt 3 up to February 5, 2011.
8. The team behind Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 is composed of:
– Condura Events Management Group
– Princess Galura
– Rio de la Cruz (Runrio)
– EKC + SME + The team behind Ironman
Could I just shamelessly claim that I am part of this group even on a limited capacity??? Oh, but still I am part of it and as Princess and Ton said, we should be proud! 😉

Oh after the main program and the sharing of the sumptous meal, all us bloggers were taken to the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 Express Registration Center in Greenbelt 3 infront of the Asics Store. Everyone had an experience on how it is to use the breakthrough e-Reg System and were one in saying that they were done with the whole process in more or less five (5) minutes. I bet those who went over five minutes can blaim it to the endless photo sessions and chika galore! I wasn’t able to try Step 1 because excited as I am, I already finished with online registration on Day 1. Oh but take note, I finished the online registration in less than 3 minutes. I type fast eh! ;P

Let me now share to you all some pictures that I took during the said blogger’s night. But hmm, before I end – I received advise that the Express Reg Center space in GB3 was expanded in anticipation to the growing number of registrants especially this coming weekend. Great eh? 😉

Blogger's trying out Step 1 - Encoding of registration details

Step 2 - Registration verification and payment

Step 3 - Claiming of Race Kit, Shirt and ohhh, the Hershey's Bar!

done in a jiffy! 😉

waiting for their turn - JunC (thesolemates), Jaymie (thebullrunner) and Miguel with Ton and pretty daughter Isabelle

the ladies of the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 - Farrah, Princess and Pam

To register, either visit or go to the Express Registration Center at Greenbelt 3, infront of the ASICS Store. The Center is open during mall hours.

Thanks to the Condura Skyway Management/Secretariat fro making this event possible. 😀

Run for the Dolphins: The Condura Skyway Marathon 2011

The yearly foot race which brings runners to the Skyway, the Run for the Dolphins: The Condura Skyway Marathon will have its 2011 edition on February 6, 2011 (Sunday). And guess what, Registration for this race opened today, Dec. 14 (Tuesday).

And without further blah, I encourage you folks to visit the Condura Skyway Marathon official website by clicking HERE or on the image below. Every detail you have been waiting for regarding this premier running race can be found there. But some details are also posted below. 😉

February 6, 2011


– to register, go to
– visit the Express Registration Booth infront of the ASICS Store at the Ground Floor of Greenbelt 3 to pay and pickup your kit afterwards

Registration Fees:

*Dri-fit type, technical shirt is a Special Limited Edition Dolphin Shirt with and event logo designed by Team Manila
*Hershey’s chocolates will also be given away during registration

bars and bars of Hershey's Chocolates at the GB3 Reg Ctr!

Registration Procedure:

1. Go to the official race website and register via their proprietary e-Reg System.
2. Fill in all the required details.
3. Choose your payment option: (a) Pay via Credit Card (b) Pay in cash.
4. If you chose to pay via Credit Card, receipt of your race kit will automatically be via deliverystraight to your doorstep.
5. If you chose to pay in cash, go to the Condura Skyway Marathon Express Registration Booth at the Ground Floor of the Greenbelt 3 (GB3) Mall, infront of the Asics Store to pay and claim your race kit.
6. If you were not able to go online prior to going to the Express Registration Booth at GB3, you can also do the e-Reg process there. But please do note that registering online prior to going to GB3 may be a faster option.


1. RUN FOR THE DOLPHINS. A guaranteed donation of P50 pesos per runner plus any surplus from the run shall help protect the Dolphins of Baclayon, Bohol – the Dolphin capital of the Philippines.
2. EVERY RUNNER GETS A MEDAL. Whether you are a fun run newbie or a seasoned marathoner, conquering your chosen distance makes you a winner – you deserve a medal whichever distance you run!
3. SPECIAL EDITION DOLPHIN SHIRT. All participants will receive a dri-fit type technical shirt with an event logo designed by Team Manila. Perfect for wicking off the Sunday morning sweat!

actual shirt - front

actual shirt - back

 4. D-TAG TECHNOLOGY. This is the timing system used by top marathons around the world including the New York City marathon. The D-TAGS will be used for all race categories for fast and accurate recording of your finishing time.
5. BREAKTHROUGH e-REG SYSTEM. Registration is now more convenient and accurate with their proprietary e-REG system. Whether you are paying cash or through credit card, you can now register from any computer anytime and anywhere.

if you don't have access to a computer, registration can be done onsite at the Greenbelt 3 Express Reg Ctr

6. 16K NEW RACE CATEGORY. Wanting to graduate from your regular 10k but not so sure if you’re ready for a 21k half-marathon? The 16k category should be just right for you. This race category is being introduced due to insistent public demand.
7. FIRST 10K ON THE SKYWAY. Last year, only the runners of the 21k and 42k distances were able to run the Skyway. This time, the 10k and 16k runners will get to experience the thrill of running on the Skyway on a point to point route starting at Ayala triangle and ending at the Bonifacio Global City.
8. NEW 21K ROUTE. The first point-to-point half marathon, starting at Ayala triangle and ending at the Bonifacio Global City will enable you to run more of the Skyway!
9. RUN THE NEW EXTENDED SKYWAY! The Skyway just got extended and now goes out all the way to Sucat. Every time a portion of the Skyway is completed, the full Marathon extends up to the farthest point – and back!
10. FUN ROUTE FOR THE 3K AND 5K RUNNERS AROUND BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY. The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is one of the most friendly running routes in the metro; making it a favorite venue for running events. However, last year’s route for both the 3k and 5k categories was changed to make it challenging yet enjoyable for all participants.
11. 2 STARTS, 1 FINISH. Last year the Condura Race had one starting point and two finish lines. This time it’s the other way around! This was done so that more runners can run the Skyway as well as to manage congestion from both runners and vehicular traffic.The goal is to give runners the best running experience possible.
12. LOTS OF FREEBIES AND GIVEAWAYS! We have a lot of treats from our sponsors to help you celebrate your post-race victory.

So there folks, excited much? I am!

*Thank you to the Condura Skyway Marathon Secretariat for the race information.