2013 BDM 102/160 Update

28 05 2012

Interested runners who would like to participate in next year’s edition of BDM 102 & 160 have up to the middle of next month, June 15, 2012, to file their application through the Facebook’s BDM 102/160 PAGE; or posting a comment in my blog’s BDM 102 and/or BDM 160 PAGES; or by sending an e-mail at jovie75@hotmail.com.

Application should include the following data: Name; Age; Gender; Latest Marathon Race Finish & Time; and e-mail address.

Approval of Application through a Letter of Invitation to each runner-applicant will be sent to the applicant’s e-mail address starting on June 20, 2012. Details and important instructions will be stated on the letter of invitation to include the Payment Period for the Registration Fees.

The following are the scheduled dates for the 2013 BDM Races:

2013 BDM 160 Ultra——January 26-27, 2013

2013 BDM 102 Ultra——March 2-3, 2013

The following are the scheduled “Test Runs” for the 2013 BDM Races:

BDM 160 Test Run (Km 102-160)—–December 22, 2012

BDM 102 Test Run (Km 00-50)——-January 5, 2013

BDM 102 Test Run (Km 50-102)——February 2, 2013

Registration Fees:

BDM 102—–P 3,000 (within the Registration Period)/P 3,500 for Late Registration

BDM 160—–P 5,500 (within the Registration Period)/P 6,000 for Late Registration

BDM 102 & 160 Test Runs—–P 500

Thanks and Good luck!





Official Result: 2012 BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race

5 03 2012

2012 Bataan Death March (BDM) 102K Ultra Marathon Race

10:15 PM March 3, 2012 To 4:15 PM March 4, 2012

Mariveles, Bataan To San Fernando, Pampanga

Starters: 186

Finishers: 160

RANK N   A   M   E TIME
1 Jonnifer Lacanlale (Champion, CR) 10:00:54
2 Peter Kennedy (1st Runner-Up) 10:44:56
3 Eugene Yasay (2nd Runner-Up) 10:50:09
4 Alfred DeLos Reyes 11:54:47
5 Graciano Santos 12:29:27
6 Rain Ordonez 12:33:29
7 Laurencio Ogerio 12:37:59
8 Junn Besana 12:38:38
9 Junrox Roque 12:43:05
10 Jerome Lagumbay 12:53:34
11 John Paul Baldomar 12:56:25
12 Elmar Tolete 13:06:01
13 Mario Alberto Danguilan 13:09:01
14 Henry Laron 13:11:31
15 Wilfredo Estepa 13:22:52
16 Simon Pavel Miranda 13:23:42
17 Rick Adrian Salay 13:37:08
18 Jerome Bautista 13:51:31
19 Nolan Llanora 13:54:54
20 Roberto Abad 13:56:38
21 Rafael Gabotero 13:59:12
22 Gregorio Maranon 14:01:35
23 Ronie Morimoto 14:01:46
24 Lieza Valerio (Female, Champion) 14:02:12
25 Fernando Dellomos, Jr 14:03:25
26 Alvin Adriano 14:05:35
27 Rolando Nerona 14:06:44
28 Darryl Panado 14:10:00
29 Ma. Aleth Reblora (Female, 2nd) 14:15:40
30 Francisco Delmo 14:19:44
31 Bob Castilla 14:20:51
32 Jose Cando 14:21:06
33 Jonathan Colao 14:35:01
34 Mark Repala 14:35:49
35 Erwin Tolentino 14:38:17
36 Nino Andrelix Navarro 14:39:07
37 Jeffrey Jay Amurao 14:53:39
38 Meljohn Tezon 14:55:02
39 Fernando Sy 14:55:38
40 Camilo Paran 15:05:39
41 Carlos Macasarte 15:06:09
42 Joseph Pineda 15:07:26
43 Jon Las Bruce 15:08:13
44 Catalino Lee Escasinas 15:09:39
45 Randy Rubio 15:09:47
46 Ace York Guerrero 15:13:23
47 Doel Torres 15:13:50
48 Candy Balaba (Female, 3rd Runner) 15:14:02
49 Carlos Delos Santos 15:15:35
50 Max Espinosa 15:19:44
51 Reno Enopia 15:20:56
52 Din Cordero 15:21:20
53 Peter Roy Salingay 15:24:44
54 Jesus Llarena 15:26:57
55 Dennis Chavez 15:34:54
56 Dindo Diaz 15:36:08
57 Emerson Sto Domingo 15:37:55
58 Alberto Castro 15:42:59
59 Marlo Guloy 15:45:31
60 Joey Baladad 15:48:07
61 Ricardo Cabusao 15:48:45
62 Carlito Buenaventura 15:48:59
63 Tomas Miguel Miranda 15:50:37
64 Alain Cuchas Ilagano 15:52:39
65 Ronnel Go 15:54:55
66 Dino Dolina 15:57:03
67 Asher Dolina 15:57:04
68 Angelo Lagumbay 15:59:23
69 Trojan Lorenzo 16:02:32
70 Allan Roy Martos 16:04:30
71 Michael Kent Reaport 16:04:37
72 Miguel Angel De Alba 16:12:00
73 Frederick Quitiquit 16:12:05
74 Jude Palispis 16:14:24
75 Vic Topacio 16:14:39
76 Ruben Silva, Jr 16:17:03
77 John Lao 16:22:28
78 Teodolo Alferez 16:22:32
79 Reylynne Dela Paz (F) 16:23:08
80 Lawrence Arvin Tomas 16:33:54
81 Alvin Rivera 16:34:12
82 Cesar Abarientos 16:37:07
83 Alan Paul Vargas 16:37:12
84 Torii Akimitsu 16:37:17
85 Irene Ong (F) 16:37:38
86 Randy Racho 16:39:12
87 Benedict Muriel 16:44:19
88 Jonathan Manas 16:44:31
89 Brian Tan Seng 16:44:35
90 Jayson Tan 16:47:39
91 Ron Illana 16:50:13
92 Jonel Mendoza 16:53:30
93 Samuel Narcise 16:53:34
94 Lemuel Narcise 16:53:34
95 Marlon Saracho 16:53:36
96 Luedemer Samar 16:53:37
97 Ofelia Lorete (F) 16:53:39
98 Mark Anthony Delumen 16:54:19
99 Jesse Chan 16:56:09
100 Angelo Anillo 16:58:37
101 Emil Hulipas 17:02:33
102 Gerzon Patriana 17:03:04
103 Mary Jane Villamor (F) 17:04:14
104 Raffy Barolo 17:06:05
105 Merwin Torres 17:06:34
106 Calvin John Escandor 17:08:54
107 Jon Michael Tan Flores 17:09:30
108 Erell Villalba 17:10:54
109 Blas Ople Tiangco 17:12:34
110 Ruben Fajardo 17:14:17
111 Ernesto Badong 17:14:23
112 Gabriel Tuason 17:15:10
113 Ronnel Castro 17:15:58
114 Ian Francisco 17:16:19
115 Katrina Perez (F) 17:16:44
116 Carl Balagot 17:17:41
117 Steve Paul Dumlao 17:20:01
118 John Andrew Alcedo 17:20:36
119 Paolo Tambo 17:21:57
120 Jojo Paguia 17:23:06
121 Alexander Jones 17:23:31
122 Bee Yen Soberano 17:23:48
123 Ryan Albert Moral 17:28:58
124 Wesley Orana 17:29:41
125 Caloy Nobleza 17:30:34
126 Marvin Pangan 17:30:40
127 Michael Dauz 17:30:44
128 Japhet Grande 17:30:54
129 Chaps Grande 17:31:02
130 Franklin Ace Panuncio 17:31:27
131 Cris Dela Cruz 17:31:41
132 Julius Cervantes 17:31:48
133 Jason Sison 17:32:29
134 Joseph Ligot 17:33:09
135 Vicky Ras (F) 17:34:05
136 Larry Daliwag 17:34:12
137 Victor Viola 17:35:17
138 Anthony Mark Alindada 17:35:59
139 Florimon Bernardo 17:38:22
140 Jose Arthuro Virata 17:39:01
141 Jorge Richard Guerrero 17:39:06
142 Raymond Canta 17:39:11
143 Leo Tugade 17:39:15
144 Edgar De Jesus 17:41:28
145 Jorell Anthony Paringit 17:43:03
146 Roger Villareal 17:43:42
147 Aldouse Zaguirre 17:43:57
148 Vincent De Lima 17:44:30
149 Theodore Zamora 17:46:17
150 Don Armand Gutierrez 17:48:35
151 Jinky Yray (F) 17:46:39
152 Harold Lorete 17:48:42
153 Robert Jonah Rivera 17:49:26
154 Michael Rheneson Galas 17:49:52
155 Jeje Ajusto 17:52:03
156 Benjo Termulo 17:53:18
157 Marie Ann Ortega (F) 17:54:34
158 Carmeli Anne Ortega (F) 17:56:21
159 Nelson Val Caro 17:57:58
160 Erwin Ordonez 18:00:00





Official Result: 2012/2nd Bataan Death March (BDM) 160K Ultra Marathon Race

29 01 2012

2012 Bataan Death March (BDM) 160K Ultra Marathon Race, January 28-29, 2012, Mariveles, Bataan To Capas National Shrine

Rank NAME TIME
1 Juny Rex Carreon (Champion Overall) 21:07:56
2 Benedick Balaba (1st Runner-Up) 21:50:22
3 Jose Randy Duenas (2nd Runner-Up) 22:39:14
4 Noel Hernandez 23:20:58
5 Alfred Delos Reyes 23:46:47
6 Robert Patrimonio 23:55:45
7 Keshia Fule (Champion, Women) 23:56:31
8 Benjamin Gaetos 23:57:24
9 Edilberto Yonson 24:35:03
10 Roberto Delos Santos 24:44:15
11 Randy Rubio 25:33:55
12 Reginald Santos 25:38:27
13 Bert Camangonan 25:40:36
14 Bob Castilla 25:40:37
15 Graciano Santos 25:54:31
16 Frederick Gabriel 26:42:12
17 Wilfredo Parcon, Jr 26:43:52
18 Jose Lorenzo Mina 26:51:01
19 Meljohn Tezon 26:53:02
20 Terence Chen 26:54:53
21 Rain Ordonez 27:00:47
22 Albert Salazar 27:10:12
23 Chito Vegim 27:14:27
24 Paolo Osmena 27:28:15
25 Dindo Diaz 28:03:04
26 Gilbert Gray 28:03:53
27 Sandy Alentajan 28:07:13
28 Samuel Narcise 28:12:46
29 Marcos Lontoc 28:33:51
30 Haide Acuna (1st Runner-Up, Women) 28:42:58
31 Allan Bandiola 28:43:35
32 Ferdie Cabiling 28:44:46
33 Bong Bernadez 28:48:58
34 Lemuel Narcise 28:50:20
35 Michael Fabian 28:52:25
36 Victor Ting 29:02:54
37 Jimmy Ong 29:03:58
38 Vans Camannong 29:08:39
39 Francis Andrew Santiago 29:13:55
40 Mark Hernandez 29:22:35
41 Jag Irasga 29:27:04
42 Sherwin Tommy Botabara 29:28:31
43 Anthony Mark Alindada 29:29:49
44 Emma Alvarez (2nd Runner-Up, Women) 29:30:42
45 Jonel Mendoza 29:32:20
46 Mar Marilag 29:34:22
47 Barry Red 29:35:16
48 Junar Layug 29:36:14
49 Mark Anthony Rodica 29:36:23
50 Blas Ople Tiangco 29:41:37
51 Carlos Kharl Ocampo 29:46:22
52 Carlito Buenaventura 29:47:39
53 Benedict Meneses 29:48:51




1st BDM 160 Champions

26 01 2012

Overall Champion Wilnar Iglesia In 17:35:48 Hours

Lady Champion Paulina Tanoto of Singapore In 25:56:37 Hours

BDM 160 Silver Buckle

 





BDM 160: “King Of The Road”

24 01 2012

BDM 160 Batch #1





Real LIFE Foundation: Serving The Poor

13 04 2011

Over a breakfast meeting at the Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course Restaurant in the early part of January 2010, Joshua Suarez, a runner-applicant who was invited to run the 2nd edition of the BDM 102k Ultra Marathon Race, explained to me that he is going to run and finish the BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race to raise funds in behalf of the scholars of the Real LIFE Foundation. It was in this meeting that he explained to me about the programs and projects of the said foundation.

I immediately approved on the request of Joshua and he was able to finish the race. He was cheered and supported by the scholars/students on those hot, humid, dusty, and exposed kilometers of road on the last half of the course. I guess, he was able to raise a lot of funds to support the scholarship of those students who belong to the marginalized families in Pasig City and other parts of Metro Manila.

Little did I know that Joshua recruited another four (4) runners immediately after he finished the BDM 102 and asked them to train for the 3rd edition of the BDM 102 with the same purpose of raising some funds to support the scholarship of selected students under the administration of the Real LIFE Foundatioon.

Paul Pajo, Ferdie Cabiling, Junn Besana, and Alden Meneses diligently atttended the Ultra Marathon Clinics/Lectures and participated in some of the PAU Races held last year as part of their preparation for the 2011 BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race. Joshua Suarez became their point man and leader of what they dubbed as the “Bataan LIFE March 2011″, a charity project to raise funds for the scholars of the Real LIFE Foundation by running and finishing the BDM 102.

BDM 102 "Heroes" For Real LIFE Foundation (Ferdie, Alden, Junn, Joshua, & Paul)

These five runners were able to finish the race and were able to raise funds amounting to P 500,000+ from pledges and contributions from donors, here and abroad. I am sure this money will go to the projects and programs of the Foundation with the main aim to provide hope and better future for less-fortunate and poor children for them to attain education and develop good values in the process.

These 5 runners became instant “heroes” to the scholars of the Real LIFE Foundation. And in a fitting ceremony, each of them received medal and plaque of appreciation from the Board of Trustees of the Foundation as represented by the Executive Director, Lynn Nawata.

I was also awarded with a plaque of appreciation and a gift for being the Founder and Race Director of the BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race. My heartfelt thanks to the Board of Trustees for having me invited to such memorable event and for the award accorded to me.

Joshua Suarez Being Awarded With Jekoy Valle and Lynn Nawata

Junn Besana Being Awarded With Jekoy Valle & Lynn Nawata

I will always remember this program/ceremony. The testimonials of the graduates of the foundation’s scholarship program made me cry! It later sink in to my mind that I created an event, the BDM 102K, as a platform and instrument for people to be able to help the poor.

It is a motivation that will keep me doing my best to sustain the yearly conduct of the BDM 102!

Thanks To The Real LIFE Foundation!!!

If you want to be a part or donor to this foundation, please visit www.igivetolife.com.





Race Director’s Report: 1st Mayon 360 50-Mile Run

8 04 2011

4:00 AM April 2, 2011/Penaranda Park, Legazpi City

 

Event's Logo By Yves Yu

 

A Dream Race 

Yves Yu, an avid visitor of my blog and a member of the Jaycees International of Legazpi City, and I personally met during the 1st Mt Mayon Trail Run in October 2008 when I joined the said trail run. In one of our conversations, he asked and invited me to try and run the circumferential road of the Mount Mayon Volcano and be the first runner to complete and run the distance from Penaranda Park and back where I’ve started. I told him that I will be back to Legazpi City and have a try on the said run.

Fast forward. After three years such attempt to run around Mt Mayon did not materialize but the dream was still alive. When I participated in the 3rd Mt Mayon Trail Run last October 2010, Yves again reminded me about the run and I said that finally, I will be coming back soon to have a try to run the dream run.

On the early part of January this year, Yves and Provincial Board Member JP Lee had a chance to meet in Manila and we discussed about the conduct of the said event as part of Albay’s Magayon Festival. The schedule was set and the overall administration and operational needs of the event were laid out already. It was a plan which needs to be approved by the Governor of Albay, Hon Joey Salceda.

Recon Run in Legazpi City (January 25, 2011)

Although I was still recovering from my injury, I visited Legazpi City on the later part of January this year. Instead of running through the road surrounding the volcano, I opted to have a short recon run and measured the whole distance of the route while inside a vehicle. After seeing the route and scenic surrounding of the places we passed by during the recon run, I told Yves and his friends with the JCI Legazpi that the course is beautiful and challenging to ultra runners. It is doable and there is a need to implement the plan for the said race without any delay and it could be done on the first Saturday of April.

Mt Mayon & Memorial Park For The Victims of a Flood/Disaster Incident

And just like that, assignments of jobs to be done were designated to each member of the JCI Legazpi City and I was tasked to be the Race Director and have the race sanctioned by the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU). Despite the needed qualifications of runners imposed by the standards of PAU, the Race Organizers approved the implementation of such standards.

The Majestic Mt Volcano From The Oval Track of BSU

Courtesy Call To Governor Joey Salceda

While I was in Legazpi City for the recon run, the Event Organizer decided to drop by the Office of the Governor for a short courtesy call. It was my first time to meet the Governor. The planned short visit and courtesy call lasted for 2-3 hours. The casual conversations about the running event and other topics led to the approval of the budget for the said event. In short, the Mayon 360 50-Mile Ultra Marathon Race was approved as part of the Magayon Festival with the approved budget for the Cash Prizes for the winners and for the expenses needed for the logistics and mobilization of security/administrative personnel and volunteers.

Governor Joey Salceda of Albay & BR

Governor Joey Salceda simply wanted something different to happen in his province for the Magayon Festival. He knows that nobody had done such feat, to run around the most beautiful volcano in the world in 15 hours, and he knows that this is an opportunity to create awareness about ultrarunning for his province.

Vision

The Race Organizer/JCI Legazpi and I were one in coming up with such running event with the thought of not making a profit out of it. I could be corny and try to be naive but it was far from our thoughts and objectives of raising some funds from such event. The mere fact that the Provincial Government had supported the event, it was already enough to have this dream realized. The vision was to develop this sports event as part of the yearly Magayon Festival and promote “Sports Tourism” in the region.

I told Yves that if we have 70 runners, it will be a good start to create awareness about the event as it will be the first PAU-sanctioned ultra marathon race being organized by a Provincial Government outside Metro Manila. Yves understood my point as he experienced what came out with his Mt Mayon Trail Run (MTR) for the past 3 years. His races which he founded and initiated had grown in its participants through the years and runners keep on coming through the years.

I have a prediction that the Mayon 360 will be a regular ultra marathon schedule of the year where runners would train and prepare for. It will be an ultra race where the participants will be growing in numbers through the years.

Coordinating Meetings & CarboLoading/Briefing Party 

Two nights before Race Day, I joined the last coordinating meeting among the different committees involved in the said race. I was impressed on how the member-units were able to brief the whole group on their preparations and jobs to be done during the race. Different scenarios had been played and “brainstormed” by the group or committee involved in any particular situation to happen during the event. These guys were so meticulous on their preparations and I could see in their eyes the interest and drive to make this event a successful one. 

Coordination Meeting With All The Committees Involved

The CLP and Briefing was done at the Provincial Capitol Center with almost all the runners who most of them are from Metro Manila and the so-called “PAU-loyalists” and “BDM Veterans”. I was happy that these runners, although not yet fully recovered from their BDM Races, have joined this event and be a part of history in running in the Bicol Region.

Prov'l Board Member & President of League of Barangays JP Lee, BR, & Oriel Maddela/Chairman, JCI Legazpi

As the Race Director, I delivered a very detailed Briefing about the race and what the runners would expect along the route, to include the elevation and the logistics, but I did not tell them about the beauty of the scenery of their surroundings while they will be running the race. Finally, I told them that they are already part of history in this event as the first group of runners who ran around the Mt Mayon Volcano. They should not be pressured with the distance as the people of Albay will be in every Aid Station to cheer and support them in their run from Start to Finish.

Board Member JP Lee Delivering His Opening Remarks to the Guests & Runners

Runners & Guests From Metro Manila

Route of the 1st Mayon 360

Race Proper

My first frustration in directing a road race is when the scheduled time of start is not done on the dot. I have that “signature” of starting my races before or on the scheduled time of start. It is a little shy of 5 minutes after 4:00 AM that the race started after a short prayer, singing the national anthem, and a short talk from the Race Organizers. At least, the race started not more than 10 or 20 minutes from the scheduled time. I knew the runners would not notice such a little delay. 

Start of the 1st Mt Mayon 360 50-Mile Run

The communications, support, and logistics systems of the race were great and everybody was working as a team and they were very efficient. A local radio station was broadcasting a “live update” of the race from the top runners from Start to Finish. The AMA School Computer Team was also feeding a “live update” on the event’s website at http://mayon360.com with photos of finishers as they cross the Finish Line! Results of the Race were on real-time as they are posted on the website immediately. Simply great!

Mt Mayon 360 Website Picture

What is nice about an ultra marathon race is the “drama” within each runner; the “drama” among runners and competitors; and the “drama” of the runner with the challenges of the environment; the route; and the warm hospitality & appreciation you receive from the local people witnessing the event. Moreso, the interaction of the runners with those people who volunteered to make this road race an enjoyable and successful one! 

Elmer Sabal & Willy Rotich Leading The Race @ Km 25

Alley Quisay, Willy Rotich, Mario Maglinao, & Elmer Sabal @ Km 40

The “drama” on the first half of the race was the competition between our own elite runners, Elmer Sabal, Alley Quisay and Mario Maglinao with the visiting Kenyan runner, William Rotich. The four made up the frontrunners for almost 40 kilometers with each of them exchanging places from time to time, depending on the terrain of the route. At Km 41, Elmer Sabal dropped out from the race due to severe muscle cramping in his legs and declared as DNF before he rode in one of the support vehicles. From here on, it was a matter of knowing who will win as the Champion as the three of them were confident to bring home cash prizes after the said run. At Km 50, Mario and Alley were already having problems with leg cramps and they slowed down. William took advantage of the situation and started to speed up his pace towards the Finish Line. He did not look back and went alone to win the race. Mario was running 2nd place while at far back of him of about 500 meters, Alley was trailing his back.

Willy Rotich Leading The Race at Km 70

Alley Quisay Running 2nd at Km 70

The “drama” started to unfold between Mario and Alley when suddenly Mario was struck with a severe leg cramping that he had to lie down on the pavement to be given a “massage” by the Medical Team. Alley was able to pass him with 15 kilometers more to go before the Finish Line. Alley maintained his pace and he was able to create a big gap from Mario. When Mario was able to recover and started to run again, Alley was already 2-3 kilometers ahead of him. Alley won 2nd place and later, Mario arrived in 3rd place.

The Hardcores of Ultrarunning!!!

There was a “big drama” with the Women’s Division. Merlita Arias was leading for about 2 kilometers from the Kenyan runner at halfway but at Km 60, Merlita slowed down due to cramps and Poywo was able to overtake her at Km 70 and she was leading for awhile. But Merlita was able to recover and through her strong will to win the race, she placed all her efforts to regain back the first position. On the last 10 kilometers, they alternately changed positions but Merlita prevailed and she was able to lead the race until she reached the Finish Line. Poywo came in second.

Merlita Arias Dunkin @ Km 25

Peris Poywo of Kenya Having Massage & TV Interview @ Km 40

Due to unavoidable circumstances, a first-time lady ultrarunner whom I invited to join the event through the Event’s Page on Facebook got the 3rd place. Arianne Ortega was surprised when she crossed the Finish Line and declared as the 3rd top finisher among the women’s division. She joined her first ultra marathon race with the only objective to finish the race within the prescribed cut-off time of 15 hours but she got a bonus for winning a cash prize of $750.00. She was very happy and she thanked me for the invitation. Nice and happy lady!

Out of the 69 runners who started the race, 59 runners were able to cross the finish line and all of them were declared “official” finishers as they finished within the cut-off time of 15 hours. 

Mac Milan Having Massage & TV Interview at Km 40

A Typical Aid Station Along The Route

Hard-Boiled Eggs With Salt

Boiled Bananas & Massage Station at the Next Table

Sodas & Bite Foods

Awarding Ceremony

The awarding ceremony started as soon as the last runner crossed the finish line. Gov. Joey Salceda awarded the cash prizes, medals, and certificates to the top finishers (men’s and women’s). Governor Salceda was satisfied with the result and the awareness the event had created among the people of Albay. He stated in his closing message that this event will be made bigger and with more participation from international runners in the next year’s edition. Thus, this event will be a permanent activity for the Magayon Festival that will promote Sports Tourism in the Region.

Awarding Ceremony With Governor Joey Salceda

Things To Be Improved

Knowing that 85% of the runners would be coming from Metro Manila and the “usual suspects” in PAU and BDM Races, I did not strictly impose on the rules and regulations of PAU Races because I knew that such rules/regulations are already “automatic” to them. I did not realize that the local “first-time” ultra runners were not aware of such rules and regulations. We will improve on the strict implementation of the PAU/BDM Races’ rules & regulations on the future editions of this road race event. (Note: About 30+ local runners ran as “bandits” and pacers for the registered local runners)

Through my suggestion, a local Marathon (42K) race must be conducted in Albay months prior to the Magayon Festival to give a chance for the local and regional runners to qualify for the next edition of the race.

Future and Expectations 

As stated by Governor Joey Salceda in his closing remarks during the Awarding Ceremony, the ultra running event will remain as a permanent activity of the yearly Magayon Festival. It will be a bigger event where international runners will be invited and hopefully, included in the calendar of events in ultra marathon websites and Ultrarunning Magazine Online.

The involvement of the Provincial Government, League of Barangays of Albay, JCI Legazpi, and the people of the 3 cities, 7 municipalities and 77 barangays of the province will showcase the unity, warmth, hospitality, and the kindness of the populace.

This ultra marathon race must be a part of the yearly checklist of an ultrarunner!

See you next year!








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