Conquer International Half Marathon Registration Ongoing

Sunday, 3 October 2010  |  Race Announcements


WHAT: Corregidor International Half Marathon
WHEN: 19 December 2010
PARTICIPANTS: 800 runners

For the serious and competitive runner who’s keen on testing his/her strength and endurance in Corregidor, registration is now open for Corregidor International Half Marathon.  Below are the details:

Registration Venue and Period:

  • all weekends (Saturday and Sunday only) of October and November, subject to slot availability
  • RUNNR (Boni High Street ) Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 9pm
  • Second Wind (Maginhawa) Saturday only, 1pm to 6pm
  • Second Wind (Ortigas Home Depo) Saturday only, 1pm to 6pm
  • on-line registration facility (for participants residing abroad and outside Metro Manila) will be up on Oct 9

Registration fee:

  • P2,500.00 – until October (early registration)
  • P3,000.00 – until November (late registration)


Conquer Corregidor Race Results

Tuesday, 15 December 2009  |  Race Announcements

For those who “Conquered Corregidor,” click here to view your race results. Congratulations!

All Set for Conquer Corregidor?

Wednesday, 2 December 2009  |  Race Announcements

corregidor poster A3

Are you all set for Conquer Corregidor?  I wish you all 750 runners the best!  Don’t forget your cameras!  Here’s the last press release from the organizer before the big day…

The die is cast. While the breeze cools with the passing days, the day of reckoning is approaching when the isle of Corregidor scorches as zealous contenders for Conquer Corregidor lay their claim to racing glory. All 750 race slots have been filled up, with 100-plus guests and supporters all set to rally the contenders for Conquer Corregidor. Now, less than a week to go before the salvo of Corregidor takes place, participants are down the homestretch in their preparation for what could be their last race of the year which may prove to be the hardest. And hard it is, as the race will take place in the hallowed grounds of an island known as the Rock of Gibraltar of the East. Harder, as the race course is comprised of a punishing hybrid of paved and trail routes and all the primeval elements will be in their fullest magnitude. Hardest, as the race takes on the distinction of a memorial run to honor the heroic legacy of our gallant predecessors and all participants take a shot of being distinguished as one of the conquerors of Corregidor.

Presented by Hypehouse Production Company in cooperation with Sun Cruises and in partnership with Activelink,,, RunRadio @ NU107, Second Wind Running Store, and ROX, with the support of Mama Sita’s, Myra E, Pure ‘N Fresh, and pH Care, Conquer Corregidor may prove to be the ultimate touchstone for daring runners to measure their speed, endurance, and grit. Set to fire off on December 6, Conquer Corregidor is expected to thrill, surprise, and challenge, all at the same time the 750-strong contenders, to prove once and for all their mettle in the running arena. While the race contenders, valiant in their own right, attempt to outrun and outlast the daunting 10-mile challenge and set new norm for personal achievement, they all share a common thread. One history. One goal. Conquer Corregidor!



  • Departs CCP dock, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.
  • Departs Corregidor, Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m.


  • Departs CCP dock, Dec. 6, 5:30 a.m.
  • Departs Corregidor, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Win Free Race Pack & Hotel Accommodations to Conquer Corregidor!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009  |  News + Promos

It’s the season for giving. So, I’ve decided to throw a little Conquer Corregidor Contest!

One lucky runner will win the following:
– 2 free Conquer Corregidor race packs (bib nos. 4 & 5—how cool is that?)
– 2 roundtrip Sun Cruise ferry to and from Corregidor (ferry out Dec. 5, 8 a.m.)
– lunch on race day for 2
– 1 overnight booking for 2 pax in Corregidor Inn (Standard room) from December 5 to 6, 2009

Are you game? Here’s how to join:

Submit the wittiest or funniest caption for the photo below. Think: What would Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur say to all the runners passing by his monument on Conquer Corregidor race day…


– See my sample caption above. I’m sure you can do better. Although mine was quite funny…wasn’t it? –


  1. Answer should be maximum of 2 sentences only. Any longer and you’ll be disqualified.
  2. Answer may be in english, tagalog, or taglish (even if MacArthur was probably not fluent in tagalog)
  3. Commenter can only submit one entry. Double entry will disqualify you as well.
  4. Conquer Corregidor Contest will close on November 18, 2009, Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. (Keeping the contest short so the non-winners— okay, fine “losers”—will still have time to register)
  5. One (1) winner will be chosen by TBR and will be announced on Thursday on this blog.
  6. Winner must assure (by honor system) TBR that he/she will use the race bib and hotel accommodations on race day and not put it to waste (that would be a sin!)   If winner cannot make it, he/she may give the prize to someone else or permit TBR to choose another deserving winner.

Good luck and may the best runner win!


R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street: Nov 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 29 | 6pm to 10pm
Second Wind – Ortigas Branch – Nov 17, 19, 24, and 26 | 2pm to 5pm

NOTE: Registration period until Nov 29 or while race slots last. As of yesterday, only 150 slots left.

I Conquered Corregidor! Part 1

Monday, 9 November 2009  |  Bullish Insights


Oh Corregidor, how I wish I discovered you sooner! I wanted to yell this out from the top of the cliff towards the vast sea before me as I, together with Edward Kho, Conquer Corregidor Race organizer, my husband, and photographer Levy, ran down the meandering trails to end our run through the island.

As online media partner for the Conquer Corregidor race, I was fortunate enough to have been invited by Edward to run in Corregidor last Saturday, while he plotted the race course for the December 6 race. I decided to pass on Pasig Marathon and chop my 28km mandated long run into two just to run in Corregidor, and am I glad I did.

The race course is 10 miles or 16km. For this day, since we started running at 11a.m., I only covered a total of 11km alone (ran the balance 17k Sunday) while the others rode the motorcycle and van (Edward was busy plotting, the hubby had a headache due to heat and exhaustion from a busy work week, and the photographer thought I was insane for running in that heat!) It was an awesome run! The kind that made me smile from ear to ear while my heart wanted to burst out of my chest due to extreme happiness. I’ll let the photos below do the talking, but I do hope you experience it for yourself.

– 1.5 hr ferry ride to Corregidor. with Li’l Bull Runners and Edward, race organizer for Conquer Corregidor –

– Kiddos try to get shut eye during the ride. They were ecstatic over the trip, especially my boy who is taking up Philippines’ scenic spots in Civics –

– My first time in Corregidor. Awesome view. I was itching to run –

– Dec. 6 race starts in Malinta Tunnel. How cool is that? –

– San Jose Church –

– I shall return! –

– One of my favorite portions of the route with the strong breeze from the sea blowing against my face. As you round the corner, you’ll be in for a surprise…should I tell you already? Hmmm –

– Okay, this is the surprise! A long, steep, lung-busting climb uphill. The photo makes it look short. Believe me, it was much longer. Runners will run this twice over in the race. Woohooo! –

– I couldn’t resist running along the shore. This isn’t part of the race course though –

– Niiiiice! I wanna go back already! –

– It was around 12 noon already here. I was exhausted and out of breath, but I was having the time of my life! –

– Running past the barracks. Spooky but a great historical sight –

– The view in the middle of the run –

– Race will take you through a 500 meter trail course! Another one of my favorite portions! –

– And the trails begin –

– The lighthouse is the first thing you see when you step out of the trails. There’s a small sari sari store and toilets too –

– Another trail portion near the finish. This is at the edge of the cliff overlooking the sea. It’s beautiful up here –

– So beautiful I had to stop and act like a tourist –

– Aaaah, Corregidor! I shall return!


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