Running has become a lifestyle and sports for many Filipinos. In the past few years, enthusiastic runners participated in various concept runs such as the Trilogy Run, Iron Man, Freedom Run, Health Run, and Cosplay to name a few. This December, RUNRIO Events presents the first-of-its-kind marathon in the country – the Clark Sunset Marathon. It will be held on December 9, 2017, at the Parade Grounds of Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga at 4pm.
The Clark Sunset Marathon is a race conceptualized and organized by RUNRIO Events Inc. Being a tropical country, our weather is mostly hot and humid even during the rainy season. Only when dusk comes do we get a breather from the weather. Inspired by this seasonal condition, RUNRIO Events thought that a night run is the perfect running event for running enthusiasts to have a cooler and more exciting race experience.
At the media conference held at Burgoo, Mall of Asia, RUNRIO Events said that they will hold the Clark Sunset Marathon in cooperation with the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and the Clark Development Corporation. It aims to establish Clark, Pampanga as a venue of world-class running events in the Philippines and for this event to become a premiere 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 sunset marathon gets its inspiration from other world-famous famous running events such as the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon, Singapore Marathon, and the Tokyo Marathon, and is expected to put the country on the global map as a destination for running enthusiasts.
The race is expected to attract a total of 5,000 running enthusiasts coming from all parts of the country, as well as runners from other parts of the world.
The Clark Sunset Marathon for its inaugural year will feature the five categories and their cut-off times. 42K-7 hours, 21K – 4 hours, 10K – 2 hours and 5k – 1 hour.
The race will culminate with the Clark Sunset Marathon Music Festival, an after-party celebration at the finish line. The activity will showcase DJs that will provide the party atmosphere of the running event. “We at RUNRIO want to give a one-of-a-kind experience to all the participants. We staged this running event on a Saturday evening so that the participants will have “chill-type” and relaxing experience. It will be a night of running and partying with DJ Ashley Rivera and DJ Tom Taus dishing out the coolest music. This will make sure that participants, their families and friends will have a good time,” said Andrew Neri, managing partner, RUNRIO Events, Inc.
Clark Sunset Marathon is made possible by Gatorade, the official sports drink, ActiveHealth, the official sports system solution, Garmin, the official timing partner and Solar Sports as the official media partner. The first running event of its kind in Clark, Pampanga is also made possible by Nizoral and Nyxsys.