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.
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.
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.
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