Epic Relay 250: Win a Slot for Your Team Now!

Friday, 1 June 2012  |  Race Announcements

Remember I told you about Epic Relay 250?  One of the most thrilling and adventurous race concepts in the country where a relay team of 10 (or 5 if you’re in the Ultra Category) run 250km through the scenic route of Subic Bay to Bataan and Zambales.

I’ve always wanted to do this, but something always comes up to keep me from doing so.  This year, I’ll be at Phuket Marathon.

So far, I’ve heard that an astounding 33 teams have signed up for the race.  33!  How cool is that?  Registration is still open until tomorrow, June 2, 2012, 5:00PM if you wanna join in on the fun.

Now, if you wanna try your luck, I can give 1 lucky team a FREE slot to Epic Relay 250.  This will be a quick contest because the winning team has to have their Team Captain attend the Team Captain’s meeting tomorrow at 5:00 PM.  So, check your calendar, think about this race, call or text some friends, take a deep breath, and, if you’re game, scroll down below to join my contest for Epic Relay 250…



1) Like Epic Relay 250 on FB

2) Like The Bull Runner on FB

3) Email 1 photo of at least 3 of the 10 team members to thebullrunner(at)gmail.com with the Subject: Epic Relay 250 Contest.  In 2 to 3 sentences, explain why your team deserves to win the free slot to Epic Relay 250.  (Please do not expect a reply from me to confirm receipt. I will make sure to check all emails that come in.)

4) Include in the email the following details:
– Full name of person who submitted entry
– Username on FB
– Full name of Team Captain (Note: Team captain must attend the Captain’s meeting tomorrow at 5PM. Details to be emailed upon announcement of winner. Also, for this contest, you do NOT need to submit the names of your team members yet.)


1) Deadline for submission of entries: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 at 9:00 P.M.
2) TBR will choose the best answer among all entries submitted. Only those which fully comply with the contest rules will qualify to win.
3) Winner will be notified via email on how to claim the free slot to Epic Relay 250.
4) The free slot is not applicable to teams that have already signed up for the race.  Prize is not convertible to cash and not transferable.
5) The winning team must fully comply with race rules and regulations of Epic Relay 250 organizers.

May the best team win!

Congratulations, Team Powerpuff Boys!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010  |  News + Promos

Last week, I posted about TBR-Epic Relay 250 Contest.  I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this submission.  They had to be the group that would receive FREE race entry into Chris Sports’ Epic Relay 250 this June 12 & 13.  And the winning group is…



“We come from different backgrounds, having different levels of training in running, and sharing different stories that shaped us in this sport. We are comprised of sprinters, marathoners, and ultra-marathoners. None of us even live in the same city. Even with this diversity, our common ground that unites us is our love for running, our passion to be stronger & faster in running, and the desire for challenges that made us look forward to new experiences in this one-of-a-kind adventure race. We are Team Powerpuff Boys.”

Congratulations to Team Powerpuff! Enjoy the race!

TBR-Epic Relay 250 Contest

Thursday, 3 June 2010  |  News + Promos

FREE epic adventure, anyone?

By now, you must’ve heard about the Chris Sports’ Epic Relay 250. As in their website, it is “a 250 kilometer, 10-member team run through some of the most beautiful scenery and historical landmarks of North Luzon. Beginning in Subic Bay to the small communities of Zambales to the hilly terrain of historical Bataan (death march) highway to the breathtaking uphill climb of Mt. Samat and back. Non-stop running day and night-relay style.”

The race is patterned after U.S. Relays, such as Ragnar Relay and Hood to Coast.  If you want to understand exactly how the relay works, you can read my experience in Nike Hood to Coast last year.  Click HERE. Aaah, many many fond memories of that trip.

Now, here’s the good news.  If you and 9 other running friends are interested in joining, you can win a FREE group entry right now worth P12,000.  The race is on June 12 & 13, 2010.  For more info, please visit their website to download the race bible. For race inquiries/clarifications, please call Epic Relay Help Desk: 438 9021


  1. Submit a photo of the team along with a brief explanation why your team deserves a free entry into Epic Relay 250.  One to five sentences only.
  2. Place on the email’s subject line: TBR-EPIC RELAY 250 CONTEST
  3. Email this to thebullrunner(at)gmail.com
  4. Deadline is Monday, June 7, 2010, 11:59 a.m.
  5. Winning team will be posted on this blog on Monday, June 7, 2010.

May the best team win!

Epic Relay 250 Registration: Now Open

Friday, 30 April 2010  |  Race Announcements

Registration for Epic Relay 250 is now open. Click HERE to download registration forms and their oh-so comprehensive race bible at their site.  Oh, before that, make sure you have a team already!

Epic Relay 250 on June 12 & 13, 2010

Monday, 12 April 2010  |  Race Announcements

Here’s the Philippine’s own version of popular relays in the U.S.A.: Epic Relay 250!


I learned about the Epic Relay 250 last year when Chris Sports invited me to design the race collaterals for them. As I sat there listening to their ambitious plans for the race, I realized that two of us in the table had participated in the more popular relays in the U.S.A.  Chris Sports head, Gilbert Tang, was a finisher of the famous Ragnar Relay Series, while I had been fortunate enough to be sent by Nike to the Nike Hood to Coast in Oregon.  We both agreed that these relays were unforgettable adventures that just had to be experienced by Pinoy runners.

What is the Epic Relay 250? (as explained by Chris Sports)

The Epic Relay is a 250 kilometer, 10-member team run through some of the most beautiful scenery and historical landmarks of North Luzon.  Beginning in Subic Bay to the small communities of Zambales to the hilly terrain of historical Bataan (death march) highway to the breathtaking uphill climb of Mt. Samat and back. Non-stop running day and night – relay style.

It’s basically a 40 hours running party with friends where sleeping is a luxury. All you need is You, 9 of your friends and the desire to run through the most beautiful countryside in North Luzon, sample local foods, and a  passion for adventure.


  • June 12 & 13, 2010
  • 10 teammates
  • Subic base to Zambales towns to Bataan Mt. Samat, 250 km in total
  • more or less 
two days and one night in a van
  • run through 
World War 2 landmarks, gorgeous countryside and a fantastic coastline, the monuments of Mt. Samat
  • organizer: Chris Sports and ExTribe

How much is the registration fee?

Race fee is Php 1,200 per head. Participant gets:

  1. Finishers’ medal
  2. Buffet feast in the after race party
  3. Loot bag
  4. Fun-filled 40 hour, 250 km logistical adventure race!


  • Teams are self supporting – teams are responsible to stocking their vans with their own water, food, first aid supplies, etc. 
  • While directional arrows are placed on the course, the responsibility of knowing and following the prescribed course rests with each participant. Please always print, study and understand the leg maps in the Race Bible (available for print soon).
  • Hazards are not marked – runners should proceed with caution
  • As the route is rural and isolated, medical attention could take a while. Cell phone coverage is spotty, so if the injury is serious enough, it may be better to transport the injured person to the closest medical facility (locations and maps in the Race bible)
  • The route is not closed to traffic – runners are running on the side of the road. Therefore, appropriate rules (for safety and for consideration to the people who live there) apply. These rules are similar to USA Triathlon sanctioned events as their races are usually on open courses. Failure to follow these rules will result in the entire team being disqualified:
    • No headsets, radio and/or headphones/ MP3 Players are allowed
    • Use the portable toilets that are available at the exchanges to relieve yourself. You will be disqualified if you are seen relieving yourself on the ground.
    • No littering – trash receptacles will be available at each exchange

So, are you ready to experience an Epic Adventure?!

Click HERE for more info.  Click HERE for FAQ’s.