1st Isla ng Catanduanes Ultra Marathon 2016

The first Ultra Marathon event in Catanduanes

A sea of dedicated and brave runners will sweep the roads of Catanduanes as over a hundred participants are expected to participate in the 1st Isla ng Catanduanes Ultra Marathon 2016 to be held on October 21 and 22, 2016 in the capital of Island, Virac. The marathon will cater to enthusiasts from all walks of life, young and old, professionals and beginners, foreigners and locals. The Ultra Marathon will prove to be a celebration of what runners of every shape, size or age can achieve. The race will cover the towns of Virac, San Andres, Bato and Baras for 110k while the 65k Virac, Bato and Baras.

The marathon will also be boasting the picturesque destinations of Catanduanes. With Balacay Point serving as the U-turn point of the race, participants will get to see and experience for themselves the charm of the province. Organizers John Henri “Jham” Mariano and Lao Ogerio, both natives of the province, have expressed their desire to promote Catanduanes not only as a destination for runners to get together and be fit but also as a place where they can get just take a breath and appreciate the stunning vistas. Another advocacy of the race is to help the Philippine Red Cross and to support the projects and programs of the province.

The event organizers have been household names in the running community for years. Both have equally invested time and effort to sustain a healthy lifestyle, something the duo wants would-be runners to be inspired to do. Mariano has been an active contributor for the Filipino Running Community as a blogger and is currently handling two websites – jhamjhamrunner.wordpress.com and www.siguecorrer.com. Both sites also act as a calendar for running events across the country. Co-organizer Ogerio on the other hand, is known for his various achievements in the ultramarathon community, bringing home champion titles for ultra-running events like 3rd Tanay 50k Ultra Marathon Race and 2nd Antique 100 Miles Ultra Marathon.

The Catanduanes Ultra Mrathon will have two main race categories – 65K and 110K. Regular registration fee for the 65K is PHP 2000 and for the 110K is PHP 2500. However, organizers are encouraging participants to register early so as to get a PHP 500 off for both categories. The 65k and 110k runners will get a bib, event shirt, medal, trophy and a post meal.

A fun run will also take place on October 22 for children, family and local runners. For only PHP 250, runners for this category will get a singlet and a bib.

Registration will start on June 1, 2016 and will end on September 30, 2016. Check the details below!

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1st Isla ng Catanduanes Ultra Marathon 2016
October 21 – 22, 2016
 Virac, Catanduanes

Registration Fees:

  • Regular Registration fee (until September 30, 2016)
    • 110k – Php 2500
    • 65k – Php 2000
    • 5k – Php 250
  • Early Bird Registration (until July 15, 2016)
    • 110k – Php 2000
    • 65k – Php 1500


  • 110km – Bib, Finisher’s Medal, Finisher’s Trohpy, Finisher’s Shirt, Certificate and Post Meal
  • 65k – Bib, Finisher’s Medal, Finisher’s Trophy, Finisher’s Shirt, Certificate and Post Meal
  • 5k – Singlet and Bib
    Note: Top 3 Male and Female of 110km and 65km will receive podium trophies.

Gun Start Time:

  • 110km – 10:00PM, October 21, 2016
  • 65km – 04:00A.M., October 22, 2016
  • 5km – 06:00 A.M., October 22, 2016

Cut-off time

  • 110km – 24 hours
  • 65km – 14 hours

How to register:

  • Payment thru Bank Deposit
    • Bank: Banco De Oro
    • Account Number: 7340280720
    • Account Name: Laurencio A. Ogerio
    • Send your deposit slip via email to jhamnich@gmail.com together with your name, contact number and shirt size.

Finishers Shirt

Rules and Regulations:

  1. All participants must be at the starting area 2 hours before the gun start.
  2. Mandatory Gears:
    110km Runners
    –  reflectorized vest
    – hydration bag
    – headlamp or flashlight
    – aid kit
    – snacks
    65km Runners
    –  reflectorized vest
    – hydration bag
    – headlamp or flashlight
    – aid kit
    – snacks
  3. Participants should be 18 years old and up.
  4. Race Bib must be visible at all times.
  5. Motorcycle and Bicycle are strictly prohibited. Support is optional. Just in case you have your support vehicle, it must be registered to the race organizer. Failure to do so will result to disqualification.
  6. Support Vehicle must be always at the right side of the runners.
  7. Runners and support crew are not allowed to litter; anyone caught for this will lead to disqualification. Let us all help preserve the island.
  8. Support Vehicle and crew will not follow the runner at all times ( shadowing)
  9. 110km and 65km will run in an open traffic.
  10. Runners are required to run at the left side of the road for safety reason.
  11. Runners who want to leave the race or want to discontinue the race he/she must notify the race officials.
  12. Runners are not allowed to enter to his support vehicle.
  13. Runners are allowed to sleep only outside the support vehicle.
  14. All Runners must follow the correct route.
  15. Runners must run in single file.
  16. Pacers are not allowed.
  17. Registration fee is non-Refundable and non-Transferrable.
  18. The organizer will provide aid stations along the route. (The distance of each station to be announced.)
  19. Every participant MUST finish his leg within the cut-off time if he fails he can still continue to run.
  20. To those who finished the race within the cut-off time 110k participants will receive Finisher Shirts, Trophies, Medals and post race meals while the 65k will receive Finisher shirts, Medals and Post race meals.
  21. Organizers have the right to remove any participants from the race either because of cheating, not following rules or due to medical emergencies.
  22. Top Finisher for 110K and 65K both Male and Female (Champion, Ist and 2nd Runner-up) will receive A Podium Trophy and entitled to a free slot next year’s edition of ICUM (2017).
  23. Claiming of race kits and race briefing date, place and time to be announced.
  24. Rain or shine the event will take place.
  25. The 110k distance is open to all who finished several ultra marathon distances.
    Note: The organizer may require you to submit copies of finisher and medical certificates when necessary, for safety purposes.
  26. The 65k distance is open to all who finished marathons and ultra-marathons.
    Note: The organizer may require you to submit copies of finisher and medical certificates when necessary, for safety purposes.
  27. All the participants MUST sign the WAIVER before the race.
  28. Race kit claiming date and venue to be announced very soon.
  30. Be prepared and don’t think it would be an easy feat, but it will be a fun and outstanding adventure.
  31. There will be no cash prizes to be given to the top finishers.
  32. ICUM Organizer, at any time, may make changes on the course and race details or rules for the benefit of all runners.
  33. Any runner caught cheating or violating the race rules will be subject to outright disqualification. The Race Organizer’s decision is final.
  34. Enjoy the race. Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just don’t QUIT!
  35. Register now, limited slots only for the 110KM and 65KM.
  36. Good luck and hope to see you!

For more information, you may contact
0909 825 6457 | 0999 902 8886

or email at jhamnich@gmail.com.

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