Race Friendly 4th Time Around for QCIM Quezon City International Marathon Dec 2, 2012

“Have a great race to all the runners!” at the starting line sending off the 42km runners

Its going to be the 4th  (QCIM) Quezon City International Marathon on Dec 2,2012.  This year ( and I can personally vouch for this ) the race is going to be much more race friendly. By  “race friendly” I mean better and more professional marshaling, better hydration and better logisitcs organization for a smooth race from registration, race day till results publishing.

QCIM is still brought to us by RUNNEX Running Executives. They are a running group composed of,  should I say “seasoned” runners (friend and blogger Jazzrunner is one of them) thats been around for more than 2 decades. This year however, its going to be organized by WithoutLimits and PROACTIVE.. both race organizing companies have proven outstanding track record in their races as regard to organization, logistics, hydration, timing and promotion. If you have “brand loyalty”  or choosy with brands.. believe me theyre a good brand.. and youre in good hands.

Expect the hosting to be.. well topnotch still.. naks! .. yes .. IIll be hosting. This is to recap of last year’s QCIM where I got to be with some of my running friends.

Prepping the 42km runners at the starting line

A good number of participants in all race categories

Is that cheu? kim cheu? kim cheu and the rest of the celebrities got to run the race as well

Wondering which celebrities will be gracing the race this year? Im not sure but im looking forward to seeing the following running celebrities that I got to be with in last year’s QCIM

OK OK Founder JSIN Starks!

Ana Arlene ..always ready to run with and support her hubby!

Mark Diaz in the earlier months of his fitness journey.. now he just did a 25km! Great going mark!

One of Kain Todo Takbo main man and Sun Cellular running team member and ultrarunner Ian Dagulrunner

Good buddy of mine.. SpongeBob runner Merl spreading the fun along the run route

For the race details:…

The 4th Quezon City International Marathon fires off on Dec. 2 with the race route covering a major portion of Commonwealth Avenue and La Mesa Eco-Park.
The Executive Runners Club of the Philippines, the country’s oldest executive running club, has managed the race since 2009 for the Quezon City Local Government, under Mayor Herbert Bautista in coordination with the Office of Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Great support from Hon Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, with us is Kim Cheu

Runnex expects to attract more than 10,000 runners in the 2012 QCIM, which has SM Development Corporation as co-presentor for the second year. Attractive cash prizes and giveaways are up for grabs in the 5-, 10-,21- and 42-K runs.
A free running clinic is also held every Sunday at the University of the Philippines Academic Oval in Diliman, Quezon City to help prepare runners for the basic and longer distances.
4th Quezon City International Marathon “QCIM” 2012
December 2, 2012
Commonwealth Avenue and La Mesa Eco-Park
Registration Fees:
5k – P400
10k – P500
21k – P600
42k – P800
5k – $18 or P750
10k – $24 or P1,000
21k – $48 or P2,000
42k – $72 or P3,000

Just a word of advice.. If youre one of the local elite athletes and youre going for the BIG WIN.. be sure to register in the INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY where the stakes are higher


1.       The 42km gunstart is moved to 3am instead of 4am

2.       Time limit for 42km is increased to 7 hours instead of 6 hours.
– Singlet sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL. Availability of sizes is first come, first serve and while supplies last.

QCIM 2012 Singlet design

– Race kit includes: Race singlet , Race Bib with B-TAG chip (Chrono Track timing system), Safety Pins
– Finishers Medals will be given to 21km & 42km finishers.

Thats a Big Medal.. Medals also for 21km!

– Finishers’ loot bag for all participants will be available.
Quezon City residents, students, employees of companies and organizations based in Quezon City may avail of a P50.00 discount by presenting any valid ID (school ID, SSS, Company ID with QC address, Postal ID, Driver’s License) upon registration.
Registration Venues: (October 15, 2012 – November 26, 2012)
– Chris Sports SM North Annex
– Chris Sports SM Megamall
– Chris Sports SM Fairview
– Chris Sports SM MOA
– Chris Sports SM Manila
– Fitness & Athletics BGC, 9th Avenue corner 28th Street
– All Terra Cyclery Club 650, Eastwood Libis
– All Terra Cyclery MC Home Depot, Julia Vargas, Ortigas
– Runnex Office, UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman
– SM MOA – Field Residences Showroom
– SM Megamall – Blue Residences Showroom
– SM North EDSA – Grass Residences Showroom

Race routes are as follows

42km route part 1

42 km route part 2

42km route part3

42km route part 4

42km route part 5

the 10km race route

10k Route

Looking forward to see you this 4th QCIM and I think its going to be great the 4th time around!

CIHM Corregidor International Half Marathon Dec 1, 2012

This is one of the exciting ANNUAL races I look forward to. Ive been wanting to join this race

but I was always reluctant to join due to the cut-off. Then I learned after cohosting with Coach

Edward Kho in a hypersports event .. that there is NO FINISHLINE cut-off, but a qualifying time.

But this doesnt give one to have the liberty to totally get lost in the scenic route picture taking and



What makes this race exciting? Its going to be in the historic island of CORREGIDOR! If you havent

been here, this is truly a must go destination and a must race event!

Imagine running in scenic corregidor.

Oh!!! the HILLS!!!! known to be one of the toughest race route.. its one of the races even Coach Rio

was challenged to in which he was a podiumed.  This is the 3rd year and  I was just turning green with

envy as I saw the photos of the participants in the last years.


Cost concerns wise.. please mind that you will ride a ferry / boat cruise courtesy of SUN CRUISE

going to Corregidor so pretty much its all about paying for the EXPERIENCE !

If  youre into goodies, it couldnt get any better then this.


Ill be racing there. My goal Im just praying I GET BACK TO THE FERRY GOING BACK TO MANILA

THE SAME DAY!!!! I have to remember that the race route is 21k and varying in hilly grades.

Race details are as follows:

CIHM  boasts  of  itself  as  one  of  the  toughest  foot  races  in  the  country  where  participants

experience to run on all types of terrain – paved ascents and downlopes, grass, forest trail, rocky

cliffside, and the lung-busting 60° hill climb spanning over 600meters. It will run from the north

side of the island at the Lorcha Dock, the historic landmark where McArthur broke the lines of

the then advancing Japanese offense to finish at the panoramic South pontoon. Key highlights of

the 10K course, meanwhile, include the spectacular topside featuring the picturesque historical

Battery vestiges, a jaunt through the Eternal Flame monument and Spanish Lighthouse, past the

Mile Long Barracks



One of the distinctive features of the race is that it is a very tough foot race in terms of the course

and technical rules. There will be a qualifying time (Men – 3h30m; Women – 3h45m) for this

year’s edition of the CIHM. There will be no finish time cut-off for the race, however. All runners

who have successfully managed to finish the entire 21km distance will be awarded with the

Corregidor International Half-Marathon Medallion and Finisher’s Certificate upon crossing the

finish line.


Aside from the centerpiece 21km event, there will be a 10km race for running aficionados who

are yet to be familiar with the challenging terrain of Corregidor but yearn to discover and

experience its distinctive scenic course. All finishers in this race category will be awarded with a

10km Achiever Medal. This course is exceptionally fast

and stunningly beautiful.


• 8:00 AM Half-Marathon Gunstart

• 8:15 AM 10K Challenge Gunstart

• 11:30 AM Award Ceremony

• 12:00 NN Lunch Buffet

• 12:30 PM Class PhotoOp

• 7:30 PM Victory Party


Race Registration Fee:

  • ·        P2,700.00 (plus 4% service charge)


*The 3rd CIHM Race Registration Tickets can be availed at SM Tickets outlets at all SM Cinemas nationwide. For non-competing companions of race participants, they may avail of the regular Sun Cruises tour package also at SM Tickets.



Race Registration inclusions:

  • Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
  • Full lunch buffet on race day
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • 3rd CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • 3rd CIHM Race sling bag
  • 3rd CIHM Finisher’s Medallion (or a 10k Achiever Medal)
  • Runners’ Briefing (Nov 24 and 25)
  • 3rd CIHM Victory Rave Party (Dec 01, Saturday night)
  • 3rd CIHM Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants wishing to attend the Carbo-loading Dinner (Nov 30), they may avail of the Carbo Dinner ticket at P250.00 on Nov 24 & 25 during the Runners’ Briefing.



Registration, Ferry and Room Reservations Procedures:

1) 24 hours after purchasing the 3rd CIHM registration ticket from SM 

Tickets, log on to www.corregidor21.runningmate.ph to complete registration for the race.


2) Immediately after making the online registration, contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 5275555 loc 4511, 0917-5459917, 0917-7948271, 0922-8475418 to book for ferry trip schedules.

Indicate the desired trip schedule:

    From Manila to Corregidor

a) Overnight – departure on Nov 30 @ 11:00am

b) Day trip – departure on Dec 01 @ 5:00am

Return from Corregidor to Manila

a) departure on Dec 01 @ 3:30pm

b) departure on Dec 02 @ 2:30pm




*For steps 1 and 2, remember to keep the 3rd CIHM race ticket on hand. You will be asked of the SM Ticket ID Number to validate your transaction. It is indicated on the ticket preceded with a “#” sign.



3) If applicable, make accommodations reservation with Sun Cruises (only 

    registered participants will be given reservations; 1 room per participant 

    only). Pay the appropriate accommodations booking amount through the 

    payment mode advised by Sun Cruises.



4) On Nov 24 & 25 (as advised through email and text by the organizers) at  

    R.O.X., attend the Runners’ Briefing, pick-up the race pack, and claim the 

    Boarding Pass and/or Accommodations Booking ticket from Sun Cruises. 

    Ensure to bring the 3rd CIHM SM Tickets. Anyone may pick up   

    your kit at R.O.X. during the R.O.X Runners’ Briefing from 3pm to 

    8pm. They may be asked for identification and your signed   

    authorization note.