Win 10km Race Kits for You and a Friend to 7-Eleven Run 2017!

Thursday, 12 January 2017  |  News + Promos


Care to win a 10k race kit for you and your friend to 7-Eleven Run 2017 on February 5, 2017? I’m giving away four (4) pairs of 10km race kits from Del Monte and Fit ‘N Right Juices! Here’s how to join:

1) Visit The Bull Runner page on FB and like the page
2) Share the post on 7-Eleven Race and, in the caption, tag a friend and tell me why you and your friend deserve to win the kits

Contest ends on January 14, 2017, 12NN. Four (4) winners will win two (2) 10k race kits each.  Winners will be emailed registration codes and must register online before January 15, 2017.

May the best runners win!

Update: Congratulations to Dennis Abaygar, Odie Cacho, Calvin Lester Leorna, and Dolp Ruiz for winning 2 race kits each!  Have fun at the race!

Condura Skyway Marathon Run for a Hero 2015 Online Registration

Tuesday, 23 September 2014  |  Race Announcements


Have you registered for Condura Skyway Marathon Run for a Hero? Online registration is now open until October 15, 2014. Race Categories include 42km, 21km, 10km, 6km. (more…)

Safety Buddy for Condura Skyway Marathon 2013

Saturday, 2 February 2013  |  Race Announcements

With every marathon, there’s always a risk of a medical emergency. We should never ever forget that. For Condura Skyway Marathon, it’s nice to know they’ve prepared for it. Here are friendly safety reminder from Ton Concepcion of Condura to ensure your safety during this weekend’s race. See you there!

Dear Runners,

Introducing – “Safety Buddy”. Your safety is our number 1 concern.

For 2013, we will be implementing the biggest and most comprehensive emergency quick response plan yet. But with even close to 1,000 race officials this Sunday, we cannot watch out for every one of the14,000 runners who will be running over different portions of the 32km long Skyway.

That is why we call on you to volunteer as a “Safety Buddy”.

A “Safety Buddy” is a runner who helps out a fellow runner in times of need. We all know that runners never run alone during a race and therefore the runner beside would be the best person to provide immediate assistance. You can become a “Safety Buddy” by following these guidelines in case you or a fellow runner needs medical assistance:

1. Contact the nearest visible race official and seek assistance. (They can be identified by the race official t-shirt and race ID’s)

2. If there is no visible race official nearby then call the Skyway Emergency numbers: (Applicable to those running with cellphones.)

Please save these numbers on your cellphones. (We encourage you to bring your celphones)

Hotline: 02-776-7777
Globe: 0917-539-8762
Smart: 0999-886-0893

Please provide the following information:

a. Your location – Go to the nearest LAMP POST on the center island and read the LAMP POST NUMBER that is marked in yellow.

This will inform medical officials where you are. Lamp post on the Skyway are spaced an average of 130 feet apart.

b. Give the Race Bib number of the runner that needs assistance

c. Give your name and phone number.

We also would want to remind our runners of the following IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS.

1. Be sure you are sufficiently trained and are in tip-top shape for the race distance that you are joining.

2. Fill up the ICE at the back of your race bib (ICE = In case of emergency)

3. Have a nutrition and hydration plan and be sure to stick to it.

4. Race within your limits and if you need medical assistance please approach any race official. Pace yourself!

5. Bring a back up hydration belt and extra gel just in case. Remember to never try anything new of race day!

Quick over view of Medical and hydration plan.

1. There are 25 hydration stations spaced an average of 2km apart. Summit water will be served at all stations. 100 plus shall be served only in all hydration stations on the Northbound lane (13 stations of 100 Plus).

2. For 42k runners, there will be 3 Banana stations located approximately at the 22km, 29.4km, 36.4km mark

3. There will be portalets at every hydration station.

4. Lifeline, the premier provider of Emergency Quick Response service will be our medical partner. They will have 13 ambulances with 25 medical tents spaced 2km apart on average with 200 medical personal spread 250 meters apart in between the tents.

Remember, even if there are safety buddies, race officials and medical personnel to assist, SAFETY FIRST BEGINS WITH YOU! Run safe and have fun!

Sincerely yours,

Ton Concepcion – Founder and Chief Event Officer

Condura Skyway Marathon 2013: Register Now

Thursday, 15 November 2012  |  Race Announcements

Last night, I attended the Condura Skyway Marathon 2013. The Condura Skyway Marathon is months away, February 3, 2013, to be exact, but race organizers, led by running brothers, Ton and Patrick Concepcion, along with Event King and Neville Manaois, and co-presenters and sponsors, Skyway and Asics, look like they’re all set for the race.

– At the press con for Condura Skyway Marathon –

Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 Website

I won’t go into all the details because you can find all the info in the Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 Website, but here are  three reasons why I’m looking forward to this race:

1) As always, we can expect race organization to be of international standards. But, more than that, it’s most likely that this race will be even better than the last one. Last year was the first time they staged the event at Filinvest Corporate City.  The wave start system entering the Skyway was experimental (and one that worked with great success!)  Now, we can only expect great improvements from their experience last year.  For instance, this race, organizers decided to have a 3.8k and 6k event, not the usual 3k and 5k events, to reduce congestion observed last year at turnaround points.  My wish for this race is that they provide sports drinks at every station unlike last year.

2) I love the Race Shirt!  It’s dry fit. It has a unique design saying “I Ran for the Mangroves.”  And, it’s by Team Manila!

3) Condura encourages pledges for Hero Foundation, Bikes for the Philippines, Liters of Light, and I Can Serve Foundation.  I’m a big believer in using a run to raise funds for others.  I’ve done it in the past.  It’s done by a lot of athletes all over the world.  More runners in Manila can do it too if race organizers like Condura will make it easier for all of us to donate and do good through running.  Thumbs up, Condura.

4) It’s a PR course.  Well, at least for the 21k.  I’m not too sure about the 42k route because I’ve never run this particular route for the marathon.  I did run the Condura Skyway Marathon 2010 and hit my PR there.  (I haven’t broken it since.)  I think the straight, no traffic, no brainer route of the Skyway just lends itself well to runners who want to zone out and hit the road hard without having to think of twists and turns.  I’m looking forward to running Condura Skyway Marathon 21k!

– with Ton Concepcion and Bernadette of Hero Foundation, a beneficiary of Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 –

– Running bloggers with Condura Skyway Marathon team –

Visit for registration fees, course map, finisher’s shirt design, and other race details.

Registration opens today until December 15 (online) and December 23 (registration center).  I highly suggest you run to the registration center asap because these kits aren’t going to last long.



The premier marathon event in the country, the Condura Skyway Marathon, Run for the Mangroves 2013 goes to the starting line on February 3, 2013 in Filinvest City,  Alabang. It will be the curtain-raiser for the new running year of 2013 – perfect timing for those who are serious in getting back to form after the long series of holidays and merry-making and for those who finally would like to get off that couch and find the fun and fulfilment in running.

Organized by Condura Skyway Marathon’s Founder and Chief Organizing Officer, Ton Concepcion and its running ambassador Patrick Concepcion,  the sixth edition of this much-anticipated yearly race event by runners for runners once again is out to prove that it is worthy of its bid to be the premier running event in Asia Pacific.

This year, the race will have the usual 10k, 21k and full 42k marathon categories plus the new 3.8k, 6k which are especially meant for the fun and adventurous runners who are not yet ready to take on the mid to long distance-races.

By the first hour of February 3, 2013, the Condura Skyway Marathon will again make the Skyway as the runners’ playground.  Originating from the Filinvest City in Alabang, runners of all distances will be taken to the Skyway as a major part of their race route – a major attraction that promises runners of an exclusive, traffic-free, clean and well-lit race environment.

Apart from the challenge and fun that this race has in-store for runners, participating in this race will also mean taking part in the Condura Skyway Marathon advocacy of helping with the reforestation of the Mangroves in Zamboanga de Sibugay in partnership with Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) . Each runner through their registration, will get to donate three mangrove seedlings which will be planted in his/her name. In 2012, the first year that Condura Skyway Marathon adopted the mangroves reforestation project to its cause, a total of 39,000 seedlings have already been planted in Kabasalan Town through runners’ donation.

A very special treat also awaits interested Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 participants!  Get a chance to register for FREE to any race category upon buying a pair of an ASICS running shoes.

Registration to the race is from November 15 to December 23, 2012 at the Asics Registration Center in Greenbelt 3 Ayala Mall in Makati City. Each participant will receive, as part of the registration, an “I RAN FOR THE MANGROVES” quick-dry shirt designed for the event by Team Manila.

Whether a participant is a newbie or a seasoned runner, completing their chosen distance makes them an absolute winner  since each runner will receive a cool Finisher’s Medal whichever distance they have completed! For full marathon finishers, an “I CONQUERED THE SKYWAY” finisher’s shirt exclusively designed by Team Manila will also be given to them.

The Condura Skyway Marathon, Run for the Mangroves 2013 is Co-Title Sponsored by Skyway and presented by sports apparel and shoe sponsor Asics, hydration sponsor 100 Plus and venue sponsor Filinvest City. For more information on the race and its advocacy visit the official website or the official Facebook page

About the Condura Skyway Marathon

The Condura Skyway Marathon is an annual running event open to amateur and professional runners. From its simple beginnings in 2007 as a short-distance Condura Run race event in Metro Manila, the Condura Skyway Marathon has grown to be one of the biggest, premier running event in the country attracting more than ten thousand runners across the country who are interested to have a Skyway running experience.

Cramming for Condura

Saturday, 5 February 2011  |  Bullish Insights

Talk about cramming.  It’s 8:50 PM the day before the race and it’s only now that I’m downloading the Condura Skyway Marathon Runner’s E-Handbook for details. (Click HERE to download the comprehensive —and impressive—Condura Runner’s E-Handbook)

Suffice it to say that this week left me with little time to prepare for the race and just enough time to recover from my fever last Monday.  It’s definitely going to be more of a training run for me tomorrow (as it is for a lot of our TBR Dream Marathoners!) rather than a serious race—unless a full week with Jeff Galloway has some magical effect on my speed!

See you on the Skyway!