10 Winners of Condura Skyway Marathon 2012 Race Kits

Monday, 30 January 2012  |  News + Promos

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the Condura Skyway Marathon 2012 Race Kits!  Thank you to everyone who joined and I’m so sorry for disqualifying some of you who failed to follow the rules.

Winners of 10k Race Kits
Michelle Nibalvos
Rosemarie C. Beltran (Scout)
Louie Lopez (Louie)
Mark Lactaoen
Kay Parra

Winners of 16k Race Kits
Paul ablaza (CM Pol)
Orland Salomon
Jennybave dela Cruz
Cris dela Cruz
Alfred Roderick A. Estefani (basuraboy)

All winners will be emailed tonight.  Please claim your race kits at RIOVANA, BONIFACIO HIGH STREET.  Print the email I’ll be sending you and bring a valid ID.  See you on the Skyway on Sunday!

TBR Dream Announcements

Friday, 27 January 2012  |  News + Promos

Some important but quick reminders for TBR Dream Marathoners 2012:

1) SUBSTITUTION DEADLINE: Deadline February 6, 2012, Monday

We have moved the deadline for substitution (transfer of slot to another runner due to registered runner’s inability to run) earlier from February 28, 2012 to February 6, 2012, Monday.   This is to provide us, the organizers, ample time to prepare for the race kits which, for the first time, includes a personalized race bib.  This also ensures that substitute runners have more than a month before race day.

After February 6, we will strictly implement this rule and accept no special requests for substitution.  Runners who run TBR Dream under another runner’s name will not be officially recognized as a race finisher and will not receive a medal or lootbag.

2) MEDICAL CERTIFICATES – Deadline March 10, 2012, Saturday

As stated in our rules, we will be requiring you to submit a medical certificate from a licensed physician confirming that you are fit and ready to run 42km on March 18, 2012.  This is for your own safety.   The medical certificate must be dated anytime from February 1, 2012 to March 10, 2012.  Deadline for submission is on redemption of race kits on our TBR Dream Send Off Party on March 10, 2012.  No medical certificate, no race kit.

Medical certificates may be submitted during Bull Sessions and Bull Clinics.  We will also inform you of a drop box at a convenient location.

3) www.tbrdream2012.com

Our website is up and running.  This should provide you with info regarding the race as it draws near.  Please do not comment here.  All inquiries should be directed to macel(at)thebullrunner.com or our TBR DM hotline: SUN 0922-771-8014

4) Facebook Group (only for TBR Dream Alumni and TBR Dream 2012)

Make sure you are signed up for our Facebook group.  Now that we’re fully immersed into preparing for the race, we’ll be posting questions or polls to ensure we get your opinion on the race.  Click on this LINK for a request. Our moderator will accept you only upon confirmation that you are a registered runner.

5) Pacers and Dream Chasers

We’ve been getting a LOT of inquiries regarding pacers (one person who will run with a runner throughout the entire 42k) and Dream Chasers (volunteer runners who will be stationed at various points of the course offering support, cheer, help, and anything else the runner will need to get him/her to the finish).  We will be releasing the sign up sheet for this within the next couple of weeks.  As always, first come, first served basis.  Organizers will also screen the applicants and reserve the right to approve or reject applicants.

Thanks and see you tomorrow for our 3-hour Bull Session in NUVALI!  Woohoo!

Winners of Discovery Channel’s Vertical Marathon Race Kit

Friday, 27 January 2012  |  News + Promos

Thank you to everyone who joined Discovery Channel’s Vertical Marathon contest.  Congratulations to the 10 winners of 1 race kit each to the race. Please expect an email from me regarding claiming of your free race kit.

1) Ton Cabiao
I choose B because it will Be very nice to have B in B on my B (breakfast in Bed on my birthday!.) I’m turning 30 next month so please let me win

2) Sine Mahilig
I choose B. But if there’s a chance of running with both Izza and Derek and then we’d all end up in that swanky hotel’s bed eating breakfast—PWEDE!

3) Ariel Abril
I choose B – so maybe I will be watching the other guys who’ve chosen A with Iza or Derek on Discovery!

4) runwarrior
B, because I love watching Discovery. And because I don’t want to be caught with Derek, by a paparazzi, while exiting from a stairwell of a building in McKinley. Ma-blind item pa kami…

5) Edgar A. De Jesus
I’ll choose A. But I don’t want to run holding hands with someone. LOL. Ang hirap kayang tumakbo sa hagdanan ng paakyat, what more kung may ka holding hands ka pa?! Kung makikipag holding hands na lang ako kay Iza I’d do it while watching Discovery Channel with breakfast in bed in a swanky hotel! LOL =))

6) RG
A – Many moons ago my wife said that she would allow me to go on a date with Iza if I ever get the chance … This might be that once in a lifetime opportunity. It might be hard to hold a decent conversation in the stairwell, but what the heck! P.S. I never get sweaty palms, so hopefully Iza won’t get grossed out. :p

7) Dennis
B. As I might get in trouble with my wife if Iza fell in love with me during the run(and much much worse if it’s Derek)!

8) Joel Pinlac
I choose A, i want to run with my look a like derek ramsay.

9) basuraboy
I would rather run 39 floors up and down a building thrice hand-in-hand with Iza Calzado and Derek Ramsay would be holding her other hand during a vertical marathon. I bet the whole time Iza’d be thinking, “Why am I seeing 2 Dereks? Which one is which?”

10) Roland Pangilinan
A. I want to race with either Derek Ramsay or Iza Calzado during a vertical marathon so I can outshine them.

Win a Race Kit to the Discovery Channel’s Vertical Marathon

Friday, 27 January 2012  |  News + Promos

Discovery Channel is staging Vertical Run 10K (a race climbing up and down the stairs of a building) and we’re giving away complimentary race kits to 10 lucky winners. Wanna join?


Event: Discovery Channel Vertical 10K Run
Date: February 12, 2012
Venue: Stamford Executive Residences for Vertical 10K, Venice Piazza Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
Categories: 3K, 5K and Vertical 10K
Registration period: Dec 21, 2011 to Feb 5, 2012
Registration sites: Runnr, ROX, selected Aquabest branches, online www.verticalrun.com.ph
Registration Fees: 3K – P500, 5K – P650, Vertical 10K – P1000
Beneficiary: Earth Hour 2012

Here’s how to win a race kit. All you have to do is answer this:


A. Run 39 floors up and down a building thrice hand-in-hand with either Derek Ramsay or Iza Calzado (fine, both if you want!) during a vertical marathon.


B. Watch the 39th Channel on Skycable (That’s Discovery Channel, by the way) with breakfast in bed in a swanky hotel.

There is no right or wrong answer. Choose a letter above (A or B) and explain why in 2 sentences in the comment section. Top 10 winners will be chosen based on your ability to make TBR and her kids laugh, think, or just brighten up our day with your wit and humor.

Contest Rules:

  1. Readers may submit more than one entry with different answers.
  2. TBR will choose 10 winners who will each win one (1) complimentary race kit.
  3. Contest ends on January 27, 2012 (today), 4:00 PM. All answers submitted after this cut off will not be counted.
  4. Winners will be announced on this blog before January 28, 2012.
  5. Winner will be notified via email and will be advised on claiming of race kit.

Let the games begin!

Confirmed Runners for Free Shuttle to NUVALI on Jan 28

Tuesday, 24 January 2012  |  News + Promos

For our Bull Session 4 on Jan 28, Saturday, here’s the list of confirmed runners for the free shuttle to NUVALI.

marie grace c. alano
Jonard gamboa
Kristine Joy Cerame
Jose Ritchel Viñas
Allan bulos
Dina Alix
Riz Damaso
Chris sta cruz
Rosemarie Beltran
Joyce negapatan
Edward dela Cruz Diente
Dexter ignacio
Vince Bunuan
jen malijan
gladysmay pascua
Joy Bagason
King Nicklaus Quimpo
Harrold Carreon
Josef Plata
Paolo Castro
salve Latagan
Celeste Gavino


  • Shuttle to leave ROX for NUVALI: 330 am
  • Shuttle to leave NUVALI for ROX: 830 am
  • Please be on time. Shuttle will wait for no one