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Incoming: Siargao International Marathon 2017

Posted by on 19. May 2017

I had the chance to run in a half marathon in Siargao a few years ago and it was among the most refreshing route I’ve tried.  I got fresher air and a lush green countryside route that kept me visually enticed while on the run.  Siargao International Marathon is happening in July 23, 2017 at Del Carmen, Siargao with the Half and Full Marathon Distance to choose from.

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Siargao International Marathon 2017

When it comes to race-cation destination, Siargao is on top of the list.  It’s a popular hub for surfers and attracted droves of tourist with their world-renowned surf breaks, beautiful beaches, clear waters, scenic views and natural wonders.  The municipality of Del Carmen also has a tourist hotspot in the Sugba Lagoon, which passes through the Del Carmen Mangroves.  This is the second largest mangrove forest in the country and is a home to 27 out of 70 mangrove species in the world.

A vast track of mangroves have been illegally cut to make charcoal.  Siargao International Marathon supports the cause of Del Carmen Mayor Alfredo Matugas Coro’s mangrove rehabilitation program, which started in 2010.  Run 21K or 42K for the mangroves.  The event aims to promote the island of Siargao as a sports and eco tourism hub.

Running in Siargao in 2013

Running in Siargao in 2013

Del Carmen is an excellent place to run with a lush green country side view while Gen Luna is the place to go for water sports like surfing.  So run, tour and enjoy one of the most beautiful islands in the country.  Register now and get ready to make each stride count for the environment while you get to appreciate the sights and attractions of Siargao . Each race kit comes with a pledge of one seedling to be planted in the mangrove forest on July 25, 2017 during a planting activity that would include a talk by Dr. Jurgenne Primavera, Chief Mangrove Scientific Adviser.

Participants can now register via www.runrio.com, which has an option to book their direct flights from Manila to Siargao via Skyjet Airlines.  The Siargao International Marathon is in collaboration with the Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao and the Department of Tourism and is presented by Skyjet.  This is also supported by H&M Sport, Pascual Greek Yogurt, The Live Fit Lab and Tetrapak.

Race Details

Date and Venue:

  • Date: July 23, 2017 (Sunday)
  • Venue: Del Carmen
  • Time: 5:00AM – 11:30AM
  • Gun Start
    • 42K,  5:00 AM
    • 21K, 5:30 AM

Fees and Inclusions


  • Online via Runrio.com (May 15 to July 17, 2017)
    • Online credit card transaction: additional P50

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12 Responses to Incoming: Siargao International Marathon 2017

  1. thejourneyingduo

    Looks like it will be a really cool race! A unique twist that you will be able to see so many mangroves!

  2. Jason Panuelos

    I’ve been hearing a lot of SIargao lately but I’m surprised they could host something like this! Best of luck to all who join! 🙂

  3. Pooja Kawatra Gupta

    Great another marathon and this looks quite interesting too with a noble cause.

  4. Otakore

    This would be an amazing destination to do a Half-mary. The Surfing capital of the Philippines. Participant should try surfing after they finished their marathon.

  5. kenknight

    Another great place for a marathon. I like to go to Siargao someday and ride a surfboard.

  6. Bhusha

    Too bad about the mangroves! There is a certain town here in India which was pretty much unaffected during the 2004 Tsunami, coz it was bordered by the mangroves! They are so important!!!

  7. Lee

    I have never been to Siargao!
    Will you join this race and fly to Siargao on July?

  8. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    Wow, you’ve been attending to a lot of marathon even outside Luzon. This is an amazing thing about you. I like to join on this particular physical fitness activity, If only I can get the chance. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. This must be really exciting.

  9. Shub

    Franc, when are you coming to Singapore? Would love to read your review about the races that we have here.

  10. Jeypi Kyu

    running is really esssential for ones health.. our company is actually hosting something like thid and gave free trackers to enployees to count their steps.. i hope i get to join a marathon like this in the future as well

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