The Top 10 of 2017 Longest Ultramarathon Race in the Philippines

It  was a Golden Year for the Philippines. Ultra running craziness overload from four corners of the country. There were new course records, new faces, new events and longer distances. In the last 365 days, the following were the top ten longest foot races in the country;

1.  3rd Manila to Daet (Bicol) 342 KM Endurance Challenge

  • Date of Event: October 28- November 1, 2017
  • Place of Event: Rizal Park, City of Manila to Daet, Camarines Norte
  • Course Record: (2017) Kevin Luna 74:18:38

2.  2nd North Coast 200-Mile (320KM) Ultramarathon Race

  • Date of Event: May 11-14, 2017
  • Place of Event: Laoag City to Sts. Ana, Cagayan Valley
  • Course Record: (2017) Bong Dizon 61:22:33/ (2017) 62:48:16

3.  1st Butuan to Davao (DUC300 Kilometer Ultramarathon)

  • Date of Event: August 3-6, 2017
  • Place of Event: Butuan City to Davao City
  • Course Record: (2017) Jonathan Pido 56:56:35/ (2017) Hedda Riola 62:47:23

4. 3rd West to East 280K Ultramarathon Race 

  • Date of Event: April 13-15, 2017
  • Place of Event: Bolinao, Pangasinan to Dingalan, Aurora
  • Course Record: (2016)Thomas Combisen/ (2017) Remy Caasi 52:53:39

5.  3rd Manila to Baguio 250 Kilometer Ultramarathon Race 

  • Date of Event: February 16-18, 2017
  • Place of Event: Luneta Park City of Manila to Rizal Park, Baguio City
  • Course Record: (2016) Thomas Combisen/ (2017) Remy Caasi 46:12:10

6.  3rd South Luzon 240 KM Endurance Challenge

  • Date of Event: April 29, 2017 to May 1, 2017
  • Place of Event: Tagkawayan, Quezon
  • Course Record: (2015) Eric Cruz 47:08

7. 3rd East Coast 145 Mile (233 KM) Ultramarathon Race 

  • Date of Event: December 26-28, 2017
  • Plaece of Event: Casiguran-Baler, Aurora
  • Course Record: (2016) Thomas Combisen 35:03:30/ 2016 Jocelyn Lanas 44:53:11
  • *course record for update by December 28, 2017

8.  2nd Cebu Southwest 210 Kilometer Ultramarathon Race

  • Date of Event: June 9-11, 2017
  • Place of Event: Santander, Cebu to Plaza Independencia, Cebu City
  • Course Record: (2017) Bayani Alvarez 26:29/ (2016) Rhoda Oporto 42:37

9.  5th West Coast 200K Ultramarathon Race

  • Date of Event: August 19-21, 2017
  • Place of Event: Olongapo City to Alaminos, Pangasinan
  • Course Record: (2017) Rolando Espina 26:45:18/ (2017) Remedios Barcelo 35:13:45

10 .2nd Quezon Boundary to Boundary 185K Ultramarathon

  • Date of Event: December 2-3, 2017
  • Place of Event: Tagkawayan, Quezon to Tiaong, Quezon
  • Course Record:(2016) Eric Cruz  29:08:16

Honorable Mention. Crazy 24 & 32 Hour Run 2017 who was notched by Jose Tindog with total distance of 187.6 kilometer  held last December 9-10, 2017 Intramuros, Manila. Roselle Abajo, the first woman to finish the longest foot race in the country from Manila to Daet 342 KM ultra event.

Congratulations to all tough runners who have shown and proven human limits. To all race directors and organizers, you are amazing. Thank you for innovating such jaw dropping ultra distance events. See you in 2018!