Want to Run a Marathon? Here’s an Updated List of Running Events in the Philippines this 2023!

The fact that you have arrived on this page means one thing: you’re now invested in running—or you have been fed up with your friends’ posts hovering around your newsfeed about their recent running events or training.

Truth is, there are many reasons why people get interested in running, both on the road and on trails. Some run for fitness and health reasons—as this is a great way to improve cardiovascular health, lose weight, and reduce stress—while there are those who run because of the social and mental benefits the activity provides.

Personally, running has become my version of antidote, to clear my mind, reduce anxiety, and improve overall mood (as if di ta mamerese kada event XD). On the other hand, my fellow members of Merese Gang find running a challenge: to test oneself with limits, both physically and mentally (hello 100km!).

Philippine Running Events 2023

For whatever reason you have found this page, hopefully, you’ll find fulfillment and rewarding experiences upon running trails and marathons. If you’re planning to tick that goal of running a marathon this 2023, here’s a quick rundown of the running events in the Philippines:

May6Sierra Madre Trail Ultra 75 2023Montalban, Rizal https://www.facebook.com/events/607468484509099/
7Run for Gift of LifeWaterfront Cebu City Hotel https://www.megatechph.com/events/gift-of-life
7Salomon XTrail Run 2023Samal Island http://www.takbo.ph/2023/03/salomom-xtrial-run-2023/
7ALTRA 50: Banaue Mountain UltramarathonBanaue https://racetechph.com/raceinfoview/10154
14MUSPO Babytrail 2023Valencia City, Bukidnon https://racetechph.com/raceinfoview/10156
20Mayon 360Albay, Philippines https://www.facebook.com/Mayon360
21San Juanico Bridge Half Marathon 2023National Maritime Polytechnic, Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban http://www.takbo.ph/2023/03/san-juanico-bridge-half-marathon-2023/
26 – 27Sarbay Fest 50km Ultramarathon 2023Sarangani Provincial Capitol, Alabel SaranganiMay 15https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=604013805080303&set=a.604002158414801
27Watsons Race for WellnessCebu https://raceroster.com/events/2023/74314/watsons-race-for-wellness-the-beauty-adventure-cebu?fbclid=IwAR28b9tLfnPsL3jP-n6hxWBtrd91To1X_VbZ2wXm3_h5T9G31ShX2DjMwIc
28San Mateo Mountain RunSan Mateo, RizalApril 30https://racetechph.com/raceinfoview/10157
June4AMUMSM ConsolacionMay 7https://www.megatechph.com/events/amum50-2023
10Malaybalay Ultra Trail 2023 Series: 3rd Leg May 15https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSex56_yBJYCVagnHxZbs2AnlXDyA2jRtdzy5TSr79ru2r0FYw/viewform
11Kabibo Alegria Trail Run AdventureAlegria, Surigao del NorteMay 21https://racetechph.com/raceinfoview/10194?fbclid=IwAR0Jn95qaUNyfRtyu_x9-ReOs2rGYRVdhCt4EAR8Iy-XNVN1xW_IjTKQc6s  
17 – 18Itogon Mountain Ultra 2023Poblacion, Itogon, Benguet https://in.njuko.com/itogon-mountain-ultra-imu-jun17?fbclid=IwAR2C2G5JIJLXKCeUAny3e_FhQ7RdCNRfvmlPLXDXVt3WiXXTzIssLuqWOgc
17 – 18Tamfaken 50 Mountain Discovery Trail RunKolondatal, Lampitak, Tampakan, South Cotabato https://racetechph.com/raceinfoview/10169?fbclid=IwAR2ME-Xr0uJbLgb8j5UXAU0ZKRq0OeDQxyERq8A2mFhEMwbP_gpoWNz21ks
18Hunat SugbuLanders Parking AreaMay 18 
24Tagaytay SundownTagaytay International Convention Center (Skyranch) https://racetechph.com/raceinfoview/10188
25Ridge to Reef Environmental RunDavao Coastal RoadMay 31https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100066760436607
July21st Sea to Summit Trail Run 2023: Kabistel Peak Medina, Misamis Oriental https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092147317152
8 – 9Cebu City to Kawasan Falls 108km Ultrahttps://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10224364304238490&set=a.3560196086861
9Ayungon Trail RunAyungon, Negros OrientalMay 19https://www.facebook.com/events/1275682459969683/?ref=newsfeed
16Cancer Warriors Run 2023Robinsons Galleria CebuJune 11https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid032RNeapCVnZsst1zxg8fFNbSMCji8WgDoRAVxgykNe72j2rimtuBDn3qmFAC9Um1Jl&id=100063936286699&mibextid=Nif5oz
16Bacolod to Don Salvador Benedicto 50KM ChallengeBacolod CityJune 30https://www.facebook.com/events/226438819981719/
22MUSPO Ultra 100 – The North Face PHMaramag, Valencia, BukidnonJune 25https://www.facebook.com/events/158337880517919/?ref=newsfeed
29Cebu North 100km Ultra Fun RunCebu City to Bogo CityMay 31https://www.facebook.com/groups/cebunorthultrafunrun/
August16Bohol International MarathonPanglao IslandAugust 16https://www.megatechph.com/events/bohol-international-marathon
19Monte Halcon Run UltraBaco, Oriental Mindoro https://sites.google.com/view/montehalconredultra/home?fbclid=IwAR2-3giKUR0pICjssJXYjGow9z9TYVRoUiZKa_QCUhEe4IouHxCF3cNzcJU&pli=1
20Kapatagan Mountain Trail Festival 2023 (Point Two Challenge)Brgy. Kapatagan, Digos Cityhttps://www.facebook.com/kapataganmountaintrailfestival
272023 UPhill 4 ChallengeOblation Square UP-Cebu Campus, Lahug, Cebu Cityhttps://www.facebook.com/uphillchallengecebu
September3CRC Peñafrancia Marathon 2023Naga City https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089639962275
October8Masskara Marathon 2023Bacolod City https://racetechph.com/raceinfoview/10172?fbclid=IwAR3hYDCPP5NOPuzQpHXD69sUL7Fl_yjxsX8KFhgZBY10ps4pH8HoDm-jnJE  
December 9 – 10 Kapatagan Mountain Trail Run 2023 (Point Three Challenge) Brgy. Kapatagan, Digos City  https://www.facebook.com/kapataganmountaintrailfestival

Indeed, a fun run can be a great way to experience the excitement and energy of running events in a more relaxed and casual setting. And if you’re up for the more challenging route, then marathon it is.

PS. Will update the list from time to time. If there are activities that you know of that are not on the list, please feel free to message me on my socials or comment down below. See you?