Cebu Marathon 2010


It’s all set and running! Scheduled during the nice-sounding date of 01-10-10—that’s Jan. 10, 2010—is a grand event that’s long-time coming: THE CEBU MARATHON. By “marathon,” I mean the full 42 kms. (For some, any run, even a 5K Fun Run, is, at times, called a marathon.) Why the early announcement? Because covering 42,195 meters by foot is laborious, effortful and takes time. Organized by the Cebu Executive Runners Club headed by president Jesse Taborada, this is a spectacle that runners ought to join.

John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!


  1. Hey John,

    Maybe CERC can also organize or help sponsor running clinics in order to reach out to running newbies who would like to train seriously for a marathon. Maybe Nike and Mizuno can help organize this because in Manila/ Taguig (BHS) they already have running clinics.

    Best regards,

    Haide A.

  2. Haide,

    Nice to hear from you. Yes, you’re right. The CERC will definitely be coming up with group training sessions.. in particular to help the first-timers (those doing even just 10K runs now) to finish their first 42K.

    Hope you can join the Cebu Marathon this January. Will update you with the details (route, etc) when I have them.

    Thanks and have a blessed Holy Week. See you soon,


  3. I wonder if somebody could help me organize a half marathon in Poro, Camotes Islands, Cebu prior to The Cebu Marathon 01-10-10. It will be th first marathon ever conducted in Camotes Islands.

    Thanks so much.

  4. Hello,,…

    May I know about the details of this coming marathon? Where can we register..?? thanks and best regards..

  5. Yes! more details…whats the weather in Jan? Where in cebu? Im in training…first time to do marathon, would love to do it in Cebu. Thanks!

  6. hi john, kindly email me the details..(registration, venue, route, is there a 5k? etc.) a lot of my colleagues in flying will surely join.
    regards to the family,
    dino k.

  7. Hello kindly email me the details for the marathon on Aug. 9, 2009 (registration, venue & route). Thanks.

    More Power and God Bless Us All!

  8. how about prizes for women runners? is it the same as the men? if that is so, that’s a lot of prize money. how will you raise it? good luck.

  9. we invite all your members to participate in our challenging 25k adventure marathon on nov 22. the event is organized by the Foundation Univ Institute of Youth Sports for Peace. Pls pass the word along.You can get more details fr our website: THANK YOU.

  10. is it open to all.. i would like to join..i havent run a 42 k before… im gonna be trainning for 3 months for this…

  11. Yes, it open to all. Our marathons are fun ones–we don’t award cash prizes. Instead we give sacks and bags of rice to winners–to project our advocacy: “Rice is Life.” Join us and training for three months will surely win you some bags of rice.

  12. hi sir john,

    i will be organizing a fun run or marathon for my company which is a callcenter this May, the run anyway is open to the public. Can you give me tips or advice on how to start this whole thing coz i know this is a big task fulfill. Any help will do sir, i address this to you coz i know ur also a marathon enthusiast.

    thanks a lot.

    just reach me thru my email add.

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