Saturday, November 17, 2012

News: Condura Marathon 2013!

Come 2013, Condura Skyway Marathon will be on its 6th year of holding a road race. This was how it all started:

2008:  First Condura Race (10km was the longest distance)
2009:  First year on the Skyway (First Half Marathon)
2010:  First Full Marathon!
2011:  Skyway up to Sucat Exit
2012:  Skyway all the Way!
2013:  The next Big RACE!

shirts designed by Team Manila

finisher medals for all race categories

I have been a loyal follower and participant of Condura Races, having been there since its humble beginnings.  Back in 2008, 21km races were unheard of and a 10km race was considered a big feat!  Running had just started to become popular and by the following year, Condura had its first half marathon category, for which I participated in again.

In 2010, Condura had its first full marathon and I joined that race category and got a Philippine PR time (for which I only broke this year in Subic). 

In 2011, I ran Condura again but scaled it back to the half marathon event as I wasn't properly trained and nursed  a foot injury.  The only time I missed Condura was for 2012 as it (unfortunately) was held on the same weekend as Hong Kong Marathon, for which I had already registered for.

But I did all the long distance categories here - from 10km, to 21km, to 42km, and back to 21km.  Based on this data, it would only be fitting if I would do a 10km for 2013 Condura Marathon!  But I'm sure Alvin wouldn't allow me!  Haha! 

Registrations (on-site and online) have already started and with only 1,800 limit for the 42km race, that may most likely sell out first.  Better not wait till the last minute to register for this unique annual running event!

Below is Condura's official Press Release:


The premier marathon event in the country, the Condura Skyway Marathon, Run for the Mangroves 2013 goes to the starting line on February 3, 2013 in Filinvest City,  Alabang. It will be the curtain-raiser for the new running year of 2013 - perfect timing for those who are serious in getting back to form after the long series of holidays and merry-making and for those who finally would like to get off that couch and find the fun and fulfilment in running.

Organized by Condura Skyway Marathon’s Founder and Chief Organizing Officer, Ton Concepcion and its running ambassador Patrick Concepcion,  the sixth edition of this much-anticipated yearly race event by runners for runners once again is out to prove that it is worthy of its bid to be the premier running event in Asia Pacific.

This year, the race will have the usual 10k, 21k and full 42k marathon categories plus the new 3.8k, 6k which are especially meant for the fun and adventurous runners who are not yet ready to take on the mid to long distance-races.

By the first hour of February 3, 2013, the Condura Skyway Marathon will again make the Skyway as the runners’ playground.  Originating from the Filinvest City in Alabang, runners of all distances will be taken to the Skyway as a major part of their race route – a major attraction that promises runners of an exclusive, traffic-free, clean and well-lit race environment.

Apart from the challenge and fun that this race has in-store for runners, participating in this race will also mean taking part in the Condura Skyway Marathon advocacy of helping with the reforestation of the Mangroves in Zamboanga de Sibugay in partnership with Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) . Each runner through their registration, will get to donate three mangrove seedlings which will be planted in his/her name. In 2012, the first year that Condura Skyway Marathon adopted the mangroves reforestation project to its cause, a total of 39,000 seedlings have already been planted in Kabasalan Town through runners’ donation.

A very special treat also awaits interested Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 participants!  Get a chance to register for FREE to any race category upon buying a pair of an ASICS running shoes.

Registration to the race is from November 15 to December 23, 2012 at the Asics Registration Center in Greenbelt 3 Ayala Mall in Makati City. Each participant will receive, as part of the registration, an “I RAN FOR THE MANGROVES” quick-dry shirt designed for the event by Team Manila.

Whether a participant is a newbie or a seasoned runner, completing their chosen distance makes them an absolute winner  since each runner will receive a cool Finisher’s Medal whichever distance they have completed! For full marathon finishers, an “I CONQUERED THE SKYWAY” finisher’s shirt exclusively designed by Team Manila will also be given to them.

The Condura Skyway Marathon, Run for the Mangroves 2013 is Co-Title Sponsored by Skyway and presented by sports apparel and shoe sponsor Asics, hydration sponsor 100 Plus and venue sponsor Filinvest City. For more information on the race and its advocacy visit the official website or the official Facebook page

About the Condura Skyway Marathon
The Condura Skyway Marathon is an annual running event open to amateur and professional runners. From its simple beginnings in 2007 as a short-distance Condura Run race event in Metro Manila, the Condura Skyway Marathon has grown to be one of the biggest, premier running event in the country attracting more than ten thousand runners across the country who are interested to have a Skyway running experience.

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