Friday, January 11, 2013

13k runners expected at Condura Skyway Marathon 2013


The Skyway beckons for some 13,000 runners who are expected to answer the starting gun for the Condura Skyway Marathon: Run for the Magnroves 2013 on Feb. 3, organizers said in a press statement released Friday (11 Jan. 2013).

This year's races – featuring  42K, 21k, and 10k events as well as the new 6K and 3.8k – will flag off at Filinvest City in Alabang, taking the runners in all distances through the Skyway, where their running skills will be put to a test by difficult conditions.

"The route is difficult and challenging," said race director Neville Manaois. "First is the weather, participants will be running at 12 a.m. There's also lots of false flats, some uphill climb, and since it's elevated, there will be strong winds coming from Laguna de Bay."

Ton Concepcion, chief organizing officer of Skyway Marathon, and running ambassador Patrick Concepcion also said they are anticipating a continued increase in turnout in the longer distances.