” #SofitelManila brought you two editions of the Battle of the Sexes last year and was able to contribute to Virlanie Foundation from the proceeds of the Run. This year Sofitel Manila is back with the same cause and a bigger event in the #SofitelManilaHalfMarathon offering 21Km, 10Km and 5Km distance at the SM Mall of Asia on August 17, 2014.”
Sofitel has always made initiatives to raise funds to help the less fortunate through the years. Through the two Sofitel-Runrio Battle of the Sexes in 2013, they were able to raise about P1.5 million. Part of that was used to purchase a van for the Virlanie Foundation. Virlanie Foundation is a foundation that cares for children in need of special protection; those who are abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, poor. The funds raised for them can allow Virlanie to help more kids – take them away from the discomfort of the streets and help them establish a better life. That’s what each stride can do by joining Sofitel Manila Half Marathon.
Aside from being for a cause, The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is an appreciation of Manila’s heritage as you get to appreciate the panoramic view of Manila Bay and all the scenic structures along Roxas Boulevard. The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon aims to be at par with other international marathons such as the Boston Marathon or Singapore Marathon. There will be 21 kilometer race for those who likes to go the distance and 10K and 5K distances for those who wants to go for a shorter run and newbies. Runrio creates a perfect environment for a great run and with a target of 6,000 runners. There will be a lot of leg room to go for your Personal Records and at the same time enjoy the race. The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon shall be a green race. Runners are highly encouraged to bring their own water bottles for refilling at hydration stations, instead of using paper and plastic cups.
This event is co-presented by Gatorade and sponsored by the following: Gold’s Gym, DOCOMO, StarXpo, DOLE, Delsan Office Systems,Canon Fashion Tailoring,10 Inch Lights and sounds, Dowi Hosiery, Delizio Fine Foods, Diversey, MJ Global, M Plus, Timex, Premier water and Nizoral. Media partners include ANC, Business World, Fox International Channels, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer and Radio High.
Register now and have a feel good run for a really good cause!
Special Room Rate for Registered Runners:
Sofitel Philippine Plaza is happy to announce that they are giving all our runners at the Manila Half Marathon 2014 on August 17, 2004 a chance to avail a special room rate package for those who will be checking in on August 16, 2014 (Saturday).
Room only : PHP 5,500 Net
Room with breakfast for two at Spiral : PHP 6,500 Net
Terms and Conditions
1. Advance booking coursed through Sofitel Room Reservation (551 55 55) is required. No walk-in reservation is allowed.
2. Reservation must be guaranteed through credit card or cash deposit.
3. Upon check-in, registration receipt must be presented at the Front Desk.
4. Twenty four cancellation policy will apply prior to date of check-in.
5. Breakfast is from 630am until 1030am only.
- Date and Venue: August 17, 2014, SM Mall of Asia
- Distance: 21K, 10K, 5K
- Fees: (inclusive of race bib, singlet, and finishers lootbag and drinks )
- 5K – P750
- 10K – P850
- 21K – P950
- 21K Finisher will receive a finishers medal and finishers shirt
- Registration Timetable:
- Online registration: June 27 to August 1, 2014 via Runrio
- In-store registration: July 14 to August 4, 2014
- Toby’s MOA
- Toby’s SM North The Block
- Move, 30th Street BGC
- Gun Start:
- 21K: 4:30 am
- 10K: 5:00 am
- 5K: 5:10 am
Race Updates: Runrio
- Race Maps