TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2020 Moves to Clark

Sunday, 26 January 2020  |  Race Announcements

Dear Dreamers – Batch 2020,

Due to the Taal ashfall and its health risks for runners as well as the potential eruption of Taal Volcano in the coming weeks, TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2020 will be moving its race venue to CLARK PARADE GROUNDS, Pampanga. Gun start will be moved to 2AM.

Event: TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2020
Venue: Clark Parade Grounds (in front of Clark Museum)
Assembly: 1:00AM, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
Gun start: 2:00AM, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
Cut off: 10:00AM (8 hours)

Please know that we assessed all possible alternatives and chose this to be the best option for majority of the runners with the HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL RUNNERS as top priority. This move is not something we wanted, but as it is with calamities or emergency situations, we learn how to manage. We made this difficult decision with two priorities in mind.

1. Runners’ safety: As of January 24, Filinvest City was not safe for runners to run in due to ash circulating in the air despite the best efforts of Filinvest City to regularly clean the roads. While Filinvest City advised us that the roads would be safe to run on by February 1, we were still faced with the risk of a possible eruption of Taal Volcano. According to a Phivolcs report (21 Jan 2020, Philippine Star), Taal Volcano is on Alert Level 4, which means that it has the potential to erupt in days. We decided on moving the event to a safer environment rather than risk the health of runners or worse a possible full cancellation of the event should an eruption occur.

2. Runners’ training, schedules and preparations. We had been receiving several questions and concerns about the race: Will it be postponed? Will it be moved? Most of you requested for a change in venue due to booked flights or blocked calendars for race day. We also felt that we had to make a decision as early as we could and not wait for the last minute, such as early February, since you were about to run 30km on January 26. If the race would be postponed after that date, as marathoners ourselves, we knew that you would have hit your peak even before the new race date. That would not have been good for your performance. We knew that deciding earlier would also give you time to prepare for the race in the new venue.

What does this mean for your race entry? Our race rules and regulations state that we do not offer refunds or deferments for whatever reason. You consented to this when you registered for the race. Majority of your race fee has been spent on Bull Sessions and Bull Circles as well as all race giveaways (e.g., finisher’s bags, medals, shirts, etc.), which have been produced. However, we care about you and fully understand your concerns so we decided to allow for deferment. Below are the details:

100% cost deferment to next year’s TBR DREAM MARATHON 2021
This means you’ll get a guaranteed spot in next year’s event. You will NOT have to pay a registration fee for 2021.
• You must be a first or second time marathoner when you register for TBR Dream Marathon 2021.
• We still want to see you! We invite you to still join us at the Send Off Party on Feb. 12, 2020

If you will opt to defer, please fill the form at the link below before JANUARY 31, 2020, 12NN. You will receive an email to confirm deferment by the 1st week of February.  If you will be participating in the race, there is no need to fill up the form.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you, but we are doing our best to work with the situation. I will say this again with all sincerity: This decision was made with your health and safety as top priority. I am crossing my fingers that we’ll see you at the starting line of your first marathon with us at Clark.

If you have any concerns, please email our hotline at tbrdream@gmail.com. You can also send me a direct message on IG @thebullrunner. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

< LINK: No longer available after Jan. 31 >

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Race: New Balance Run On Philippines

Sunday, 11 November 2018  |  Race Announcements

Who isn’t excited about this race?!  Hope to see you there!

Event: New Balance Run On Philippines
Date: February 3, 2019
Venue: CDC Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

Race Categories: Run On 8K, Run On 16K and Power Run 25K (more…)

Aerotropolis Half Marathon – SCTEX Challenge

Monday, 25 November 2013  |  Race Announcements


Hey, this Aerotropolis Half Marathon sounds interesting.  One doesn’t get the chance to run on SCTEX often.  It’ll also be a great way to start the year and burn off those Holiday calories…

Event Date : Sunday, January 19, 2014
Race Distance : 3km / 5km / 10km / 21km
Location : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Start/End Point : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Race Owner : Global Gateway Logistics
City Organizer : Hubble Multisport

Registration : Online registration via www.clarkisit.com/aerotropolishalfmarathon
Registration Forms & Payment Center: New Balance, Marquee Mall, Angeles City, Pampering
Inclusions :  Technical T-shirt, 21km Finisher’s Medal, Race Bib, Loot Bag, Timing Chip
Race Pack claiming :  January 16-17, 2014, from 1PM – 8PM at Marquee Mall Activity Center, January 18, 2014, from 2PM – 8PM at GGLC Grounds

For inquiries: Email hubblemultisport@gmail.com or call 0919-4891055

For more info, visit their website: AEROTROPOLIS HALF MARATHON

T shirt
– Event Shirt –

– Finisher’s Medal –

Here’s the PRESS RELEASE:  (Don’t ask me why they call the event a “marathon” though LOL)

Global Gateway Logistic City (GGLC) will host the very first GGLC Aerotropolis Half Marathon dubbed as “SCTEX Challenge: Run Beyond Your Limits”. The Half Marathon will start at the GGLC grounds extending to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) on January 19, 2014. An estimated 2000 participants will join the marathon composed of 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km distances.

According to Peregrine and GGLC Vice President for Sales & Marketing Jeff Pradhan, “Global Gateway Logistics City aims to showcase Clark as a premiere sports venue through our first Aerotropolis Half Marathon, similarly promoting camaraderie among sports enthusiasts of all ages in the Philippines especially in the Metro Clark community.”

Pradhan added that the Aerotropolis Half Marathon which is staged to start at the GGLC grounds targets to provide assistance to a local orphanage in Angeles City.

“The marathon will also benefit a select orphanage in Angeles City funded only by donations and individual sponsorships. This is a part of GGLC’s corporate social responsibility programs aimed at giving back to the society,” said Pradhan.

Organized by Hubble Multisport in partnership with GGLC, this aims to be the premier running event in Central Luzon by utilizing SCTEX in the course which allows participants to enjoy the scenic view of the country’s longest expressway giving them a unique and unforgettable running experience.

“The marathon course is something to look forward to. A portion of the SCTEX will be closed to traffic so runners can experience a full view of the expressway – a rare opportunity for runners. We will also have pacers for all levels for the half marathon and entertainment stations all along the route which gives a fun and exciting running environment,” said Race Director and Hubble Representative Jumbo Tayag.

There will be water stations and designated medical booth to ensure safety of the runners. Worth P70,000 cash prizes, medals and certificates are at stake. Each participant will receive a finisher’s technical t-shirt, finisher’s medal, race bib, timing chip and a loot bag.

New Balance Power Run on Nov. 7

Friday, 30 July 2010  |  Race Announcements

Just got final confirmation from Bing Buenaventura that New Balance Power Run will be in Clark, Pampanga.

Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Venue: Clark, Pampanga
Distances: 5k/ 10k/ 15k/ 25k
Race organizer: Extribe

Allow me to shed a few tears on this one.  On November 7, I’ll be in New York for my ultimate dream race, but I’ll still feel awful about missing New Balance Power Run.

– New Balance Power Run 25km in Clark November 2008 with friends Mark and Renz of Happy Feet –

The NB Power Run two years ago, held in Clark as well, will be one of my most memorable race experiences.  It was a well-organized race colored by wonderful friends along the route.  Read all about it HERE.

For now, that’s the only info provided.  I’ll release more info as they come.  Highly recommend you join this race.

TNF 100km Briefing

Thursday, 14 May 2009  |  Race Announcements

I was among the 50 plus runners who attended the The North Face 100 briefing last night at R.O.X. in Bonifacio High Street. The brief focused on the TNF 100km race but I was intent on getting more info about the 10k race to convince hubby—as I had been doing for the past few days—to join the event with me. Since it’ll be an out-of-town race, there was no way that I could register for this on my own.

By the time I arrived, Jundel Llagas of TNF, along with race organizers, Coach Rio de la Cruz and Vince Mendoza of Finish Line, were already discussing the prizes for the 100km winners. While the ultra runners listened, I stayed in the sidelines doing my own informal research with the race’s technical consultant Neville Manaois, and Dr. Paolo Punsalan, another experienced trail runner.

– with Marga (the Changeling Child), Mark (Mark’s VO2), Mariel and Jun (Sole Mates) –

My takeout: the race was going to be tough mainly due to the water and sand inevitably seeping into the shoes and making it difficult for anyone to run. But, it was going to be a different and exciting adventure for runners used to the road.

What outfit should one wear? I was told not to wear my Skins as they may be ripped apart. Hmm, I would rather get a cut in those compression pants rather than my own skin. I haven’t decided yet on this one.

Does one need to carry a hydration belt? Vince of Finish Line assured us about adequate water and Gatorade and more than enough water stations. When it’s Finish Line who says this, one has no reason to doubt. I’m definitely leaving my amphipod behind for this race.

What shoe should one wear? Of course, TNF trail shoes if one can afford. We discussed wearing Vibrams or sandals when passing through rivers, but Doc Pao said he tried this last year and sand went into the sandals making it difficult and uncomfortable. Jokingly, he said trash bags would probably work for a few minutes but rocks would probably rip them off too.

– Celebrity runners, Coach Rio and Sir Jovie (Bald Runner), and Vince Mendoza of Finish Line –

By the end of the night, I got confirmation from hubby via a brief phone call that he was in. Just this morning, I booked the hotel at Clark. Woohoo, TNF here we come! Am I the only one experiencing butterflies in my tummy?