The Country’s biggest and longest running footrace is back on its 42nd edition. Milo Marathon is back to crown this year’s Milo Marathon King and Queen with a 11-leg event including the National Finals happening in Laoag on December 9, 2018.
42nd MILO Marathon
MILO Marathon has been the biggest. longest running and most prestigious foot race in the country which has immortalized running legends throughout its 42 years of existence. Leading beverage brand MILO has officially launched the 42nd MILO Marathon with an 11-leg event season in search for the MILO Marathon King and Queen. Reigning MILO Marathon King Joerge Andrade and five-time MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal will go head to head with the top contenders to defend their titles for the Finals on December 9, 2018. It gets extra special for the MILO Marathon King and Queen as they get to participate in an international marathon and a chance to be a part of the pool of PATAFA contenders for the 2019 SEA games.
“Magsama-sama, Tumakbo, Matuto.” MILO strengthens its legacy with a values-driven race experience for runners through out the race season. They wish to capitalize the character-building aspect of a running for its 150,000 expected participants.
“The 42nd MILO Marathon continues to center on life lessons that runners can learn and take with them beyond the finish line. We are committed to delivering an inspiring season as we highlight the values of discipline, resilience, determination to help runners be molded into true champions,” said Lester P. Castillo, MILO Philippines Sports Executive.
All Road Leads to Laoag
The 42nd MILO Marathon would be having 11 legs with Laoag hosting the finals. The city of Laoag promises to offer a unique running experience for the participants as the National Finals would be a part of the city’s bicentennial culminating celebration. Aside from the festivities, the runners would be treated to the beauty of Laoag as the race route goes along some tourist hotspots including, the Paway and Laoag Sand Dunes in the longer distances. Laoag can also be an excellent race-cation destination with several places of interest like Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Kapurpurawan rock formation in Burgos, the windmill farms of Bagui and the beaches of Pagudpud. Vigan, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Center is also just 80 kilometers away from Laoag.
A Race for A Cause
MILO has played an active role in helping underprivileged Filipino youth reach their dreams by giving them brand new pair of running shoes through Help Give Shoes Advocacy. This year, with the help of Department of Education, MILO will donate 1,500 pair of shoes to deserving public schoolchildren across the country. MILO will also be donating an additional 2,500 basketball to deserving public schools nationwide to expand the reach of their advocacy of getting them into sports, not just running.
Date and Venue:
- Urdaneta – July 15, 2018
- Metro Manila – July 29, 2018
- Tarlac – August 26, 2018
- Batangas – September 16, 2018
- Lucena – September 30, 2018
- Iloilo – October 7, 2018
- Cebu – October 14, 2018
- General Santos – October 21
- Butuan – November 11, 2018
- Cagayan De Oro – November 18, 2018
- Laoag – National Finals – December 9. 2018
Fees and Inclusions
- 3K / 5K – Student P110, Adult P160 (Inclusive of race singlet, bib and MILO Sachet)
- 10K – P850 (Inclusive of race singlet, bib, MILO Nutri-Up Sachet and Drawstring Bag with Finisher Medal if within cutoff of 1:30)
- 21K – P950 (Inclusive of race singlet, bib, MILO Nutri-Up Sachet and Drawstring Bag and Finisher Hoodie after the race and finisher medal within cutoff of 2:30) – Medical Certificate Required
- 42K – P1,050 (Inclusive of race singlet, bib, MILO Nutri-Up Sachet and Drawstring Bag and Finisher Hoodie after the race and finisher medal within cutoff of 6:00) – Medical Certificate Required
- Online via MILO Marathon Website