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 >

Gotta Run,

Jaymie
IG @thebullrunner

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Official List of TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon Participants

Tuesday, 6 September 2016  |  Race Announcements

WEB-HEADER

Congratulations to our 8th Batch of TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon participants!   Due to high demand, we increased our participants to 900!

Click on the list below to view the list of runners officially registered with the event.  Should you have any concerns or inquiries, contact tbrdream@gmail.com or 0906-318-2723.

Download / View PDF: OFFICIAL LIST OF TBR SUN LIFE DREAMERS 2017_rev2

WHAT’S NEXT?

1) WELCOME KITS REDEMPTION

All registered runners will receive a Welcome Kit containing the following:

* A Note from the Founders
* Your Dream Marathon Training Program
* Your TBR Dream Official Training Shirt
* Your Calendar of Activities
* Your Dream Card
* TBR Sticker

Participants who did not opt for delivery of kits may pick up their Dream Marathon Welcome Kit. Pick up dates and venues below:

Sep 16 (Fri) to Sep 30 (Fri) from 12nn to 9pm.  On Sep 21, 12nn to 5PM only. Planet Sports, Bonifacio High Street (near California Pizza Kitchen)
Sept 21 (Wed), 6PM to 9PM During Bull Circle 1, Henry Sy Auditorium, St. Lukes Med. Ctr., BGC

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

* Bring your claiming stub (for on site registration), deposit slip (for bank deposit), or credit card/paypal email receipt (for online payments).
* Size of the Official Dream Marathon Training Shirt are available while supplies last.

CLAIMING OF REDEMPTION KIT BY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

1. Authorization Letter signed by the Registered Runner
2. Payment confirmation: for online reg – TBR email, for onsite reg – Claim Stub, for bank deposit – Deposit Slip
3. Photocopy of Valid ID of Registered Runner with Signature
4. Photocopy of Valid ID of Authorized Representative
5. TBR and NUVALI waivers SIGNED by the Registered Runner. We will not accept those signed FOR the runner. To be verified with the ID submitted. No signed waivers, no welcome kit. You may click HERE to download waivers.

2) DREAM MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM

Your Welcome Kit will include the Dream Marathon Training Program. Your 22-week training program begins on September 19, 2016!

3) BULL CIRCLE 1

Block your calendars for our 1st Bull Circle entitled “CHASING THE DREAM” on September 21, Wednesday, at 7:00PM at Henry Sy Auditorium in St. Lukes, BGC. You can come in as early as 6:00PM.

Speakers and topics will include:

  • Chasing the Dream, Jaymie Pizarro, The Bull Runner
  • The Dream Marathon Program, Coach Jim Lafferty and Coach Francis Diano

You may also claim your Welcome Kits during this Bull Circle.

For a complete list of schedules, click here.

Save the Date: TBR Dream Marathon 2017

Tuesday, 5 April 2016  |  Race Announcements

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