Conquer Corregidor 10-Mile Island Run Challenge

“What’s your mettle made of? An island once a battleground for gallant men, now becomes a hallowed arena for daring runners to measure their speed, endurance and grit. Set against a breathtaking landscape and an unforgiving terrain, contenders will get the unique chance of becoming part of a race in reclaiming a glorious past. A heroic legacy rests in a distant bygone. The hardest race of the year looms in the distance. One history. One goal. Conquer Corregidor!”

The above-quoted statement can be read on the Conquer Corregidor event poster. If this doesn’t fuel your interest for this much-awaited running challenge, I don’t know what else will. Read on for the finalized details of this much-awaited running challenge.

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CONQUER CORREGIDOR
The 10-mile Island Run Challenge

Venue: Corregidor Island
Date: December 6, 2009

* To highlight the distinction of the event, the island will be closed from regular tourists and will solely be allotted to race participants from December 5 to 6, 2009.

Target No. of Participants:
Owing to the foreseen difficulty of the terrain and the logistical challenge of the venue, the slots for participation in the race will be limited to 750 only, with a possible 250 additional slots for last-minute registrants.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Registration Fee: PHP 1,000.00
Inclusive of :
1. Round trip ferry transportation (Manila-Corregidor-Manila) via Sun Cruises Ferry
2. Corregidor entrance fee
3. Race singlet
4. Lunch Buffet on race day

Race Singlet

conquer corregidor race singlet

Registration Period: November 9 to 29, 2009

Registration Venues:
– SECOND WIND (Maginhawa St., UP Village; store hours – 10:00 to 9:00 pm)
– R.O.X. (Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City)

TRANSPORTATION:
Participants, upon registration, are already covered by a special-rate roundtrip Sun Cruises Ferry ride (Manila-Corregidor-Manila). For further information contact Kristine at 527-5555 loc 4512 to 13

Other transportation options: (contact: CFI/Ronald 0917-8574714)
– via aircraft (landing fee: P200)
– via yacht/sea craft (docking fee: P10/foot/vessel; berthing fee: P200/vessel)

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Participants wishing to arrive a day earlier for the race may opt to book, through the registration centers, for a standard hotel room at a discounted rate of P1,500 a night.

The following are additional accommodation information:

accommodations

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

schedule

SOUVENIR T-SHIRT:

A limited edition CONQUER CORREDIGOR tee is also being sold for PHP300.

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limited edition t-shirt

DOWNLOADABLES:
Conquer Corregidor Press Release
Conquer Corregidor Fact Sheet
Conquer Corregidor Registration Form
Corregidor Island Map

For inquiries regarding the event please contact our committee heads listed below:
Over-all Chairman:          
JP DEMONTAÑO – 409-2948 / 0918-3582017
Race Director:                      
EDWARD KHO – 0915-9990187
Hotel and Ferry:                  
KRISTINE CASTRO – 527-5555 ext 4512 to 13 / 0917-8681762 

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I Missed the Conquer The Rock 10-Miler Test Run

About two weeks ago, friend and Run Radio “boss lady” Marga told me the exciting news about an upcoming  Corregidor 10-Miler Race, initially dubbed as “Conquer the Rock”. To add to the excitement was the fact that Run Radio was invited to be the exclusive “radio station partner” for this sports event.

Being a media partner, an invitation was extended for us to join the ocular visit to Corregidor which aims to give us a preview of some race route segments that definitely will rev up the challenge of the race. The ocular schedule: Sat, Sept. 19!

Sadly and regretfully, I have office work on Saturdays that won’t end until lunch time making it impossible for me to join. With that being the case, Marga (hosts Jay and Jaymie were unavailable too!) on the day of the ocular, was with pogi friends Joms, Raymund and Charles and two other pogi peeps – Luis (of takbo.ph) and Edward (the organizer).

I was sulking the whole morning of Saturday since I really, really would like to come. I have never been to Corregidor (at my age!) and I know that it will be so much fun being there with friends. But then, duty calls…

The pictures that they brought home after the trip even made me more excited for this race, which is scheduled on November 29, 2009. This race I believe is not for PR but for enjoying the sights as you take on the route.

And because I was not able to join, I have nothing more to kwento and no pictures to post. (Nag-blog pa! hehe…) Let me just share to you our friend Raymund’s blog post on this so that you too may have an idea on what’s in-store for all those interested to join this race. Raymund made a very good ocular recap (Thanks papattorns!).

Take note of the date guys and save it for this! 😉