THE Corregidor Marathon and the 4th Corregidor Half-Marathon have been rescheduled to January 11 and 12, respectively.
Race organizers made the decision due to the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda in several parts of the country. The race on the historic island fortress was originally slated for December 8.
Organizers said they made the decision to postpone the races "in light of our country’s current state of calamity and out of respect to all our suffering compatriots and to make way for the relief efforts of individuals and organized groups for all those affected by this calamity.”
“Corregidor Marathon and CIHM are not ordinary events. These two races are carrying the name of the venerable island which is the symbol of our forefathers’ selflessness and sacrifices. Holding the two races in their original dates runs counter to the legacy of Corregidor- love of country.
“In these trying times when many of our brothers and sisters are in dire misery, we need to prioritize to help. We are Filipinos and human beings first; being a runner comes as a distant second. While we could run against our personal best times at any time, many of our compatriots are racing against time to survive," the statement added.
Part of the reason for re-scheduling a few weeks later is to allow many of the racers to help in relief efforts for the typhoon survivors.
The Runners’ briefing on November 30 and December 1 will push through at 100 Miles Café in Fort Strip.
Race participants are also advised that all bookings made with Sun Cruises will automatically be transferred to the corresponding new dates. Likewise, race registration will continue up to January 3, 2014.