RUNRIO sets first Clark Sunset Marathon on December 9

Inside Manila
PUBLISHED November 16, 2017 03:43 pm

(Inside Manila) Looking to promote running not only as a sport, but also as an instrument to help boost the country’s tourism, RUNRIO will present the Clark Sunset Marathon—the first of its kind in the country—on December 9 at the Parade Grounds of Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

The landmark event is inspired by the fact that weather in tropical countries like the Philippines, is mostly hot and humid, hence running at night, when it’s cooler, will give runners a cooler and more exciting race experience.

Coming off a successful RUNRIO Trilogy, the team also aims to establish this event as the premier international marathon foot race in the country by securing route standard accreditation from AIMS/IAAF, the international governing body for distance races in the world.

The Clark Sunset Marathon features running categories in 5KM, 10KM, 21KM and 42KM with the full marathon’s gun start happening at 4pm. The 21KM, 10KM and 5KM follow shortly at 4:15pm, 4:30pm and 4:45pm respectively.

The running activity, which is seen to attract a total of 5,000 running enthusiasts from all parts of the globe, is inspired by other world-famous running events such as the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon, Singapore Marathon, and the Tokyo Marathon. The event is also expected to put the country on the global map as a destination for running enthusiasts.

“When we started conceptualizing the Clark Sunset Marathon, we wanted to have a first class running experience that targets not only local runners but also foreign running enthusiasts. We thought of a running event that can be compared to world-renowned marathons such as Boston Marathon, Singapore Marathon, New York Marathon among many others,” running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. said.

“And our goal is not just a one-time event. But to have an annual running event that will make our country one of the top running destinations” he added.

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