LUUM 2 Supermarathon 2013 3/5/10/21/42/50K (La Union)

LUUM – II SuperMarathon is the follow-up of the much successful 1st Annual La Union Unity Marathon or LUUM – 1.  The LUUM 2013 will be held on March 16, 2013 at San Fernando City, La Union.

LUUM is derived from the Ilocano lingo which means ‘ripe’ – the perfect term to coin the advocacy of iRunners which is to promote the Tourism of La Union. This is our way of telling to the rest of the world that La Union is ‘Ripe for Tourism’. Thru the yearly conduct of LUUM, iRunners believe that the world discover its pristine yet unexplored grandeur and beauty.

In LUUM – 1 We gave you the best route here in La Union , now in its 2nd edition we will give you the best of the best! The route will mesmerize you; the route is specially chosen to bring out the sturdy and ‘super runner’ in you, and most of all participants will become part again of another history of running in the Country because it is the first time that an Ultra Marathon and Regular Marathon will be featured in one single running event, thus the rational for term SuperMarathon !

So mark the date, March 16, 2013 join this once in a lifetime event, experience a super running experience and be the super runner that you can be !

LUUM – II SuperMarathon 2013

March 16, 2013
San Fernando City, La Union


3K, 5K, 10K, 21K, 42K, 50K


3K, 5K = P300 inclusive of Singlet, Barcode (for timing), Runners Bib, Finisher medal for the first 25 registrants (who will finish the race) for each of the two categories.

10K, 21K = P600 inclusive of Singlet, Barcode (for timing), Runners Bib, Finishers medal for all finishers.

42K and 50K = P900 inclusive of Singlet, Barcode (for timing), Runners Bib, Conqueror medal (relatively bigger than other categories)and Visor Cap or Ultra Running Cap or Tshirt (depend upon the result of survey)


Online at

ROX @ Taguig, City
Light Hotel in Baguio
CSI in Dagupan
Kubo in San Fernando La Union

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LUUM 2 Supermarathon 2012 Finisher’s Medal

LUUM 2 50K Finishers Medal

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  1. IRunner says

    Good morning runners, friends! Mam Arnie,wag po kayo mag alala bec we will implement again the ‘buddy system’ that we did sa Ku Ikaika or La Union International Marathon. Ganito po yun, lahat ng runners from Manila and adjacent places will be pick up by a shuttle or Bus, minsanan po at isang lugar lang ang pick up venue. This is to ease the concern of runners na walang kasama, so pls consider LUUM – II in your itinerary of your out-of-town runs coz im sure you’ll have a super running experience in this event! Hope to see you and sir ramoes here in La Union come March 16, 2013.

    • c4runner says

      sir.. magandang araw.. tulad din ba last year ito sir?? ung first 50 ay may 50% discount sa bus??? at kailan po start ng reg??? tnx

  2. r@m©€$ says

    if that is the case then for sure sasali ako dito. Sana me registration dito sa manila like ARC, Secondwind, Runnr and ROX para mas marami ang makasali dito.

  3. irunners says

    thanks guys for sure may registration site po tayo and ang isa ay sa ROX sa Taguig or the Fort. We are working to get the assistance of LBC nationwide para mas malawak po ang registration site. Thank you for your interest to join LUUM Super Marathon, Mam Bem,Junie, and ramoes :-)

    • r@m©€$ says


      A Runners Circle (ARC) Store in Manila is conducting fun runs every thursday and its a good registration site since there are several long distance runners who visits this place. I’ve seen several out-of-town marathon and ultramarathon being posted in this store. Just an info..

  4. irunners says

    Ramoes maraming salamat sa information na to i will talk with ARC and perhaps we can have our registration site there. Do you know the specific address or location of the place Sir? Malaking bagay po kung inyo kaming matulungan. God Bless!

  5. Tang crystal light says

    Mga magkano po ang pamasahe sa la union from alabang? Nice event to dami freebees. Problem ko lang pamasahe. Sino po may idea sa pamasahe? Maraming salamat! Plan to join dis event.

    • iRunners says

      Tang Crystal Light, Mam we will actually have a shuttle system that will pick up all runners from Manila and near places at dyan po sa Market Market sa Taguig ang pick-up point. Ang fare po sa shuttle back and forth is 900, pero kung maaproban ang hinihingi naming sponsorship sa mga bus company malaki po ang mababawas dun sa 900 laluna if your able to register on Dec 15 to 30. Discounted po ang fare at registration kung makakarehistro kayo ng petsa na nabanggit. All details will be posted in the fanpage of iRunner sa facebook heto po ang URL ng fanpage namin: pls visit the site for the infos of all of our events and future events. thank you!

  6. irunners says

    Danny A, Sir definitely Yes! yan ang pinaplantsa namin and the detail will come out on November 03, 2012, thanks for asking Sir, we hope to seed you and your friends here in La Union :-)

  7. irunners says

    Sir RunJames thank you! 100% sure meron po tayong shuttle to pick tourist runners like you bec we highly value your participation :-)

  8. kingred says

    starting saving for this event. it might be tough but the fun and adventure would be priceless.

    kingred from Pasay

  9. irunners says

    Kingred thank you for your interest to join the 1st ever Supermarathon in our country. You are right and we are making our best to make your participation here truly priceless. See you on March 16, 2013 :-)

  10. Arnie says

    @ irunners
    If ever po yung shutlle service po ba na papunta ng La Union is a day before the event? Sa evening po ng March 12 ang byahe then sakto po sa event day yung dating sa La Union? Para po hindi na ako mag check-in sa hotel, kasi plano ko after the event ay uuwi na din po ako.

    Maraming salamat po. =)

    Takbo-takbo lang…

    • irunners says

      Sir Rolly, yes sir iRunners po dahil ang LUUM ay anak po ng iRunners at ito po ang pinagmulan namin. Don’t worry sir, i know exactly where your doubts and fears are coming… but rest assured if you join the LUUM – 2, you will see an IRUNNERS that is much stronger, and wiser and better than ever. Lessons are learned i hope you’ll be here come March 16, to see it for your self. Mabuhay po kayo at salamat!

  11. irunners says

    Mandaragit hope to see you here in La Union. Rolly Sy Sir, give us a chance to prove that all people or organizers can change for better, i hope you can Sir salamat po. Sol, the registration will start December 15, 2012 and all early registrants from Dec. 15 to Dec. 30 will all get 25% discount on fares (shuttle) and registration fees. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. pls visit our fanpage (iRunner) for updates.

  12. Running_Buddies - Daniel says

    @ irunners – so magkano na lang abutin ang registration fee at ang fare back and forth pag nag early registrant kame? planning to join this for my second 42k. pag magsama ba ko ng non runner pwede ko ba sya ibili ng ticket sa bus at a discounted price din kasabay pag nagregister ako? thanks.

  13. irunners says

    Running_Buddies-Daniel if you will join the 42K and avail of the shuttle service (back and forth) all you have to pay is P1350 that is for the registration and bus fare or shuttle. Unfortunately for the second query of yours, runners lang po ang may discount sa fares pero you can bring your company in the same bus pero regular fare po sya o sila. This is bec the shuttle service prioritizes the runners po. Marami pong salamat and hope to see you here in La Union come March 16, 2013!

    • Running_Buddies - Daniel says

      @ irunners – pwedeng pwede na yang price na yan ah, hehe, sulit na, sana pati sa mismong event sulit din. We’ll just wait for the registration here sa Manila. Thanks. More Power!

      • Running_Buddies - Daniel says

        @ Ricotoy – pwede ba isali nyo ko sa fb group nyo para makabuo ng 20 for the discount? I will be joining here 21k or 42k, nabasa ko post nyo sa PF and d ako makacomment dun since parang may problema sa site nila pag dito ko inaaccess sa office. Thanks.

  14. bong ortaliz says

    Wow! its nice to hear that you’re giving consideration to us runners from manila. kailan naman ang alis ng shuttle bus? sana may konting time for us to rest before the race, baka mapagod sa byahe. hehe anyway, can you give me a link where I can find C0MPLETE info about this? Thanks!

    • r@m©€$ says

      @irunners, same din po ba yan sa 50k ultramarathon? Sana lang magkaroon ng finishers shirt para medyo proud isuot after the race

  15. irunners says

    ramoes, yes sir magkakaroon po ng finisher’s tshirt para sa 5OK Conquerors dapat lang kase will be accomplishing great feat and dapat may souvenir tulad ng sinabi nyo. For ‘a’ who is asking for the registration site, Sir/Mam for sure meron po tayong mga registration sites dyan sa Manila, i will be arranging all of these by December. For the meantime, i am cooking an online registration with so for more information and for the complete details of the event pls visit this site again on Saturday, November 10, 2012 for the complete details of the event. Maraming salamat po!

  16. irunners says


    1. FINAL DATE OF THE EVENT: March 16, 2013 (Saturday)
    2. VENUE: San Fernando City La Union
    3. LOCATION OF THE START/FINISH LINE: Right in front of the City Hall of San Fernando City, La Union
    4. ORGANIZER: iRunners
    5. CATEGORIES: 50k, 42k, 21k, 10k, 5k, 3k, and Kiddie Run (1k)
    6. RACE KIT CONTENT: For 50K and 42K it will be singlet, map, silicone ‘Conquerors wrist band’ (which you have to earn or to get in the turning points) 2 bottles of energy drink – finishers tshirt one each or separate design for 50K and 42K
    7. SPECIAL CATEGORIES/AWARD: Best Couple/family or group, Best in Costume, Biggest Contingent, Oldest Runner (male and female)
    8. TYPE OF ROUTE: All cemented/asphalted all thru-out the entire route of both 50K, 42K, and the rest of categories
    9. ROUTE DESCRIPTION: For 50K and 42K expect a lot of uphill-downhill-uphill trend all the way thru leading you to the top of the mountains ranging from 850 to 1200 ft. above sea level, the route will lead you in the midst of the forest and will let you roam to the fields of tobacco and corn. The route is a combination of Ku iKaika route, LUUM -1 and Green League Challenge, the best and never been explored, need not to mention its jaw dropping scenery, grandeur, beauty and pristine! For the record most of the route to take are not open for public transportation because the place is highly protected being the water shed area as well being the historical and tourist site of the City or the Province.
    10. START OF REGISTRATION(on-line): NOVEMBER 15, 2012 thru the new feature technology of or EVENTPRO and facebook registration pls visit our fb fanpage ( and look for SUPERMARATHON registration caption.
    11. PROMO PERIOD for Early Bird registrants: Starting NOVEMBER 15 to DECEMBER 30, 2012, due to relatively low registration fee, discount rate is applicable only to the top two categories (50K and 42K).Registrants for 50K and 42K. thru on-line online registration will get the following percentage of discount, Individual Registrants will get 15% discount both on shuttle and registration and 20% for group registration both shuttle and registration. For the group to get the maximum 20% discount, the total member of the group must be 20 runners/members or more. Members of the group can run for lower categories (21K, 10K, 5K, 3K and Kiddie Run) however the discount rate only applies to 42K and 50K.
    12. SHUTTLE SERVICE: There will be two schedules of shuttle pick up and travel, one will be the morning of March 15 (Friday) or 9AM and the other will be in the afternoon 5PM to cater to those who will not be checking for Hotels.
    All pick up point will be at Market-Market Taguig.
    13. FARE: For those who did not avail of the discounted rate for ‘Early Bird’ promo, the shuttle fare from Manila and back is P1,000
    14. TRAVEL TIME: Day travel is between 6 to 7hours and night travel is between 5 to 6hours
    15. HOTEL/INNS/TRANSIENT HOUSE: iRunners will assist all the participant to get a nice place to stay. Hotel rates is between P400 to P1500 per head. Transient houses rates is between P100 to P200. Names of the hotels and inns is now posted in the iRunner fanpage: (visit our fanpage or iRunner (
    17. REGISTRATION SITES IN MANILA: Starting February 04, 2013 up until March 11, 2013, registration for the event will be @ ARC in Manila, Second Wind and ROX in Taguig.
    18. GUN START: For 50K it will be 2:00 AM, for 42K it will be 2:30 AM for 21K it will be 4:00 AM, for 10K it will 5:00 AM, for 5K and 3K it will 5:30 AM and for Kiddie Run will be 6:00 AM
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  17. irunner says

    Chris thank you and see you!
    jhunie, sir yung byahe pabalik ng manila ay 2 to 3 ng hapon after the event, pero if the runner wish to extend her/his stay dito sa La Union she/will be given a stub or good as a bus ticket para po may laya sya na umuwi kung kelan nya gusto bumalik ng manila. i hope i was able to answer your question.

  18. jha says

    Hi, Sir Jinoe.
    I can’t see the link on how to use the credit card, it only says paypal. What is the total payment for 50k plus shuttle if discounted regarding early birds?

  19. Running Buddies - Sir Arnie says

    Paano po yung group mag register?
    Isa-isa din po ba kami mag register or kailangan isa lang mag register para sa aming lahat?
    Thanks po!

  20. says

    Runners friends, days are fast approaching and its 104 days to go before La Union will be invaded by ‘Super Runners’ are you one of them? Yes you are! Don’t miss this opportunity to become a participant of the first ever SUPERMARATHON in World and this will surely be a super running experience for everyone!
    For any assistance you need, to make your stay in la union comfortable pls save/copy the following official number of iRunners:
    GLOBE – 09063970009
    SMART – 09293450660

    Thank you and see you!

    Randy M. Abasolo

  21. irunner says

    ronald, (tentatively) the schedule of the shuttle leaving La Union back to Manila is between 3PM to 4PM, we will get the consensus of the Runners for the final schedule. By the way, the other means where the runner can have the liberty of traveling back is thru what we call ‘stub system’ where the runners who opt to travel earlier or later than what is planned will be given a stub, the stub will serve as the bus ticket thus the runner can follow his/her own itinerary without the hassle of waiting for the trip of the other runners.

    eric gonzales, like what i’ve told the other runners who asked the same question, there will be no cut-off to be imposed by the organizer, and the discretion as to the fitness of the runner to continue or not rest in the hand of the medical teams, in-short the med. team will be the one to determine if the runner can continue with the race or not.

  22. irunner says

    Fellow runners, friends, this is just to inform everyone especially those runners who will have their maiden run or ‘first run’ at the 50K (ultra) and 42K (‘full mary’)- you guys will be receiving a special race certificate with your name written on the certificate and a Lei to honor you of your great achievement or feat in accomplishing or conquering the ‘super routes’ of LUUM – 2.
    So for us to prepare for this well-deserved awards of yours, kindly register early, the latest registrants that we will accept and will still be considered for the award should have registered on or before February 16, 2013 or a month before the race.
    Please write or indicate in BDO deposit slip (for on-line registrants) that you are a maiden runner. Once the registration starts on the official centers, the registration form will be featuring a box where the runner can check to indicate that they are maiden runner.

  23. irunner says

    Good day friends! just an additional info to everyone, we will be setting up HENNA TATTOO BOTHS (not free) on March 15 within the starting area vicinity for those who wanted to put some ‘significant marks’ in their skin – this idea is inspired by the ‘warriors’ who goes on the battle with marks in their skin/face to show that they are in for the war. Because like i what i’ve said this event will transform you into a ‘super runner’ and you need all the preparation both mentally and physically even psychologically to conquer it.

    We will also have a simple carboloading salo-salo on March 15 6PM and the main objective of the party more than anything else is to familiarize everyone with the route of the event to prepare you mentally to the ‘battle’ ahead.

  24. irunners says

    Here’s what’s is new to LUUM-2 SuperMarathon:
    (1) There will be a ‘new award’ to be introduce or the so-called ‘maiden runner award’ where the first time runner of both 50K and 42K who will be able to finish the race will be receiving a Special Certificate with their name written on it plus a lei that will be put in their neck to honor them of their ‘super’ achievement,
    (2) All Runners of 42K and 50K will be using a personalized bib,
    (3) Henna tattoo booth will be set-up in the registration area a day before the event (March 15, 2013) for those who want to put significant mark on their skins in preparation for the tough battle ahead,
    (4) Their will be a simple ‘carbo salo-salo’ on March 15, 2013 @ 6PM which the main objective is not only to fuel the runners with energy giving delicacies but most especially to orient them regarding the route and the mechanics of the event to mentally prepare them to the tough battle ahead,
    Finally (5) FINISHERS MEDAL will be awarded to the LOWER CATEGORIES (21K, 10K, and 5K) on a first registrant or first come basis. Only those registrants who are able to register starting January 2 to January 30 will be receiving the said medals, and to assure them that they will receive the said medals they will be given a tag before the start of the event to recognize them being the recipient of these medals once they reach the finish line.

    *** Friends, fellow runners due to the demand of many runners who failed to register because of the HOLIDAY constraints, we will extend the early bird registration up until January 16, 2013 only. However, all the ‘super mug’ are now reserved. Nevertheless, the same discount rates still applies: 15% for individual registrants and 20% for group registrants. The shuttle discount follows.
    REGARDING THE RACE KIT, all race kit can be claimed once the registration in Manila starts on Feb 04, 2013 @ ROX BGC, other centers that might be use in releasing the race kit will be announce soon!
    Thank you!

  25. irunners says

    Friends, fellow runners thank you very much for the support manifested by the great flow of Runners registering for the LUUM-2 (SuperMarathon) especially the runners registering for the 50K Category!
    From a runner’s perspective, i believe there are atleast 3 good reasons why LUUM-2 can be your best event especially to those who would like to jumpstart from regular marathon to ultra running:
    1. The route of LUUM-2 is both challenging at the same time a runner-friendly route; The ‘super uphills’ of LUUM will train the runners and prepare them for any kind of route that they might encounter later on, be it the TNF or Mayon. LUUM offers both the elevation and difficulty that mostly featured in the Ultra events.
    The route is runner-friendly because it offers asphalted route all-throughout and this gives equilibrium to the challenges brought about by numerous and arduous climbs of the route.
    2. The route of LUUM traverses the mountains and forested area of La Union and this translate to plenty of oxygen to supply the lungs of the runners during their 5 to 8 hours exhausting run.
    3. Finally, the event offers and never been done ‘award’
    (Maiden Runner Award) that motivates the participants to conquer themselves and bring out the ‘super runner’ in them. This award belongs to ALL runners who will prove that they are indeed super runners in their own right proving that they have the courage (superman quality) to finish the race against all odds!

  26. irunner says

    Runners, friends to all interested participants of LUUM – 2 who want to register on-line, visit the iRunner fanpage: look for the SuperMarathon logo (redmedal) fill up the registration form, pay at BDO branch near you, take a picture of the deposit slip or scan it and send it to the following e-mail addressess: [email protected] and [email protected]. Without the pict or scanned copy of deposit slip your registration wont get confirmation. Salamat po!

  27. irunners says

    Fellow runners, friends and to all interested participants to LUUM-2 Super Marathon, we have two good news for you: 1) as of yesterday, there are one thousand seven hundred (1700) confirmed participants of the event, and 2) the onsite registration for the event has started TODAY at ROX BGC. The schedule of registration is from Monday to Saturday, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.The registration will run until the end of month of February so hurry and register now before we impose a limit on participants. By the way a ”super mug’ will be given away to the registrants (of 42K and 50K) who can register today (Jan. 23) up to Jan 26, 2013 . Thank you and see you at the SuperMarathon!

  28. Tur says

    Sir Randy, Mga ilang runners ang sumali sa takbo last year. Curious lang. Also, I noticed na tila may mga cracks and holes ang mga ilang sections ang kalsada. Hindi kaya unsafe ito pag madilim ang daan, baka matapilok ang mga runners pag naapakan mga butas? Do you recommend runners to bring flash light? Salamat.

  29. irunners says

    Noi Tisoy, sir pasensya very unfortunate na nagkasakit ang staff ko for almost a week kaya di sya regular na nakapunta sa post nya sa ROX. Ok na ata sya so by monday balik work na sya at until Saturday na ang schedule nya dun.

    Tur, last year we have 1100 participants sa maiden run ng LUUM, this year we are looking to triple it. yung may crack na daan ay maiksi lang at hindi sya risky sa runners. Just the same we encourage all participants of 50k and 42k to bring a headlamp. Meron din kaming measure na gagawin para mailawan kayo sa ruta. I assure you that we will do our very best to secure your safety in your run here at LUUM.

  30. irunners says

    Fellow runners, friends, yours truly will be at ROX Taguig (BGC) on Monday Feb 04, 2013 at 4PM to 8PM to personally release the singlets of the early registrants (November to December 31) and the runners who registered until yesterday. Paalala lang po, only those who registered on or before January 16, 2013 can get their personalize bibs, the rest (registrants from January 17 to January 31) can get it on the 3rd week of February. Please dont expect to receive a beautiful loot bag, your loot bag will come on the day of the event simpleng plastic lang po tayo na pambalot ng race kit nyo, which includes your bib, singlet and map. We have to save every penny para maalagaan kayo ng husto sa March 15 to 16 and maibigay ang maganda at mahal na medalya, runners band, finisher singlet at loot bag ninyo. Hangad namin ang inyong pang unawa at sana makarating kayo sa Lunes gusto ko kayo makita at makilala lahat.
    See you there guys :-)

  31. pinoyultramarathoner says

    therefore the scenic route that you are offering is useless ‘coz the start of the 50k is at 2am. eh 6am palang magliliwanag. average runners will be in by 6-7am. e di kaunti rin lang makikita namin!

    • pinoyFunRunnerLaang says

      mabibilis talaga mga Ultramarathoner 4hrs lang ang 50K!!!!!!! tsk tsk, kami kaseng mga funrunners baka abutan pa ng tanghalian sa daan!wag alala lapit na summer solstice kaya mejo maaga nasikat si araw jan sa kapatagan ng La Union…

      • pinoyultramarathoner says

        yung mga nanana ng 50km nakukuha nila in 2hrs 40 min,pero dahil may uphills ito malalmang makukuha nila in a little over 3hrs. kaming mga average runners makukuha yan ng 4-5hrs kaya kaunti lang ang site-seeing namin kung 2am pa ang simula. my group is still waiting if the start of the race gets changed

        • SoloRunner says

          If you can finish a 50K ultra in 4-5 hours you are not an average runner but an ABOVE AVERAGE runner. Based on actual figures of well attended marathons (Milo, Condura, QCIM) the median finish time is about 5 hours. Which means the median/average FT in a 50K ultra will probably be in the vicinity of 6 hours.

  32. ricardo javillonar says

    ah sir tanung q lng poh kung nangangailangan kau ng audio sa darating na funrun nyo,,wiling poh kme magpasa ng quotation sa inyo,

  33. irunners says

    Friends fellow runners, here’s how the program for LUUM2 will run on March 15 to 16, 2013:
    On March 15:
    1. 8:00AM – Runners who availed of the shuttle service will be picked-up at Market-Market Taguig. The exact time of departure from Taguig is 8AM no more no less . iRunners will implement strict implementation of schedule, no excuses, no special treatment, no special case and this is the reason we have posted the sched more than month before event.
    *** Only morning schedule is available, the noon schedule is not sufficient to carry the full shuttle capacity of 50 passengers
    *** To those interested to avail of the second shuttle service pls post you interest here, as of the moment there are 13 runners on the waiting list.

    2. 2:00 to 3:00PM: iRunners will assist all participants in their lodging houses/hotels to secure their comfortable stay

    3. 6:00PM: A simple Carboloading Party or “Carbo salo-salo” will be conducted at DMMMSU Mid Campus. Runners will be briefed on the route of the event, they will also be given info about the City and the Province and recommend where they can have their short vacation or get-away after the race. Specialized booth will also be set-up in the same venue where the runners can avail of henna tattooing, buy souvenir items among others.

    4. 7:30 to 10:00PM: Onsite registration will be conducted in the Kubo or infront of the Start and Finish area.

    On March 16
    1. 12:30AM: Short program will be conducted:
    – Opening Prayer
    – La Union Hymn
    – Brief brief
    – Moral support speech
    – Lighting of Flying Lanterns
    -Gunstart for 50K at exactly 1:00AM
    -Gunstart for 42K at exactly 1:30AM
    -Gunstart for 21K at exactly 4:30AM
    -Gunstart for 10K at exactly 5:00AM
    -Gunstart for 5/3K at exactly 5:15AM

    2. Awarding will be done at exactly 8AM
    – Early Bird Registrants will be awarded.
    – “Most Hakot Award” will be awarded with certificate and token to individual/s who recruited or responsible for organizing a group of participant plus the group w
    – Maiden runners will be awarded with lei upon reaching the finish line, they will also get their personalized certificate at designated booths. Maiden runners will also have a single and group picture taking.
    – All Runners Groups will also be awarded and with Certificate
    – The oldest male and female runner will be awarded with certificate and token
    – Runner/s with best attire/get-up will be awarded with certificate and token
    – Best couple/family award will be given away
    – Best Group will be awarded with Certificate and Cash Award
    – Biggest Contingent will be awarded with Certificate and Cash prize
    – The last runner to arrive will be awarded with Perseverance Award
    – Top 3 winners for every category (male and female) will be awarded with medal and cash
    *** Free Massage booth will be available from 6AM to 10AM most especially to 21K to 50K runners
    *** Loot bag will be released at designated booths

  34. Tur says

    Sir Randy, May mga water stops and first aid stations ba along the way for the 42K and 50K? Magbibigay din ba kayo ng bananas or energy gels along the way? What kind of support do we expect along the way? Thanks.

  35. irunners says

    Tur we will have 24 water stations all throughout the route of 50k. we will provide banana and egg and honey, and talking about energy gels, pure honey will replace that. sir we will provide all the support needed by the runners: marshall, police, medics, brgy tanod and lots of water hydration stations with ice especially in the last 8kilometers of the race

  36. Jess says

    Hi Sir Randy, can you recommend some apartelle or budget hotel near the area in which we can book online please. Thanks so much.

  37. irunner says

    Jess, pls visit the iRunner fanpage:, we have posted the official hotel partner of luum-2, ALL the details are posted in the fanpage all you have to do is to select your preferred room and make the deposit in iRunners Productions Account so that we can book for your stay here in La Union. Here is the iRunner number pls dont hesitate to call us: 09483303593

  38. irunners says

    Friends We would like to remind everyone that the “maiden runner award” submission or registration of entry is up only on the 23rd of February. Beyond the said date we will no longer consider runners for the said award. This is for us to have the needed time to consolidate and print your Certificates to make it personalized. Thank you very much!

  39. irunners says

    Friends it took us sometime to arrive at a decision and now we would like to announce that the final schedule of gunstarts for 50K will be 1AM and for 42K it will be 2AM. We assure you that we weigh down all suggestions before coming up with our decision. Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng nagbigay ng opinyon.

  40. irunner says

    Friends, fellow runners, the registration for LUUM-2 Super Marathon will end on February 28, 2013, this is to make sure that all registrants and the needed logistics/requirements of the event are well accounted for. So hurry and register today and never miss the experience in running the first ever Super Marathon in the country!

  41. irunners says

    A reminder to all participants of LUUM-2 particularly for 21K, 42K and 50K, your Finishers t-shirt i assure you is one that you will wear proudly because of its quality and aesthetic value, and we all know that quality always comes with a price, so when you pick you finisher shirt on March 16, 2013, pls prepare a P100 to augment the cost of your t-shirt. I hope you guys understand, thank you and see you at the Super Marathon!

  42. myfirst50k says

    Hi Sir Randy and Co.!

    Thanks for all the efforts and considerations you have given us runners. Even from the start of your preparation for this event you were very open to all comments and suggestions at pinagbibigyan nyo if possible at higit pa which I never experienced from my past runs. I believe this is a well-prepared event for the runners to enjoy. Thank you very much and CONGRATULATIONS as early as now. Good luck to all of us and see you there.

  43. irunners says

    myfirst50k, salamat salamat, but i will only accept all the praises fully once i am able to see the last runner put his last stride in the finish line, marami pa pong gagawin huh and i pray that Heavenly Father will always be here and there until everything is done for this event. Your comment helped us to persevere to make this event truly a success at the same time the pressure is mounting because of the expectations but it will be good because i believe and we believe and you believe, Thanks God for giving us this opportunity and thank you runners for trusting us, we’ll see you at the Super Marathon!

  44. irunners says

    Friends pls take note of the following reminders with regards to the registration for LUUM-2 SuperMarathon:

    1. For those runners (particularly 21K, 42K, 50K) who would want to avail or secure the following: SINGLET, FINISHER MEDAL, FINISHER T-SHIRT AND RUNNERS BANDs, you are advised to register ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 28, 2013 – if you register beyond the said date, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE CANNOT ASSURE you that you can still avail of these items because we will order them in advance and prioritize the runners who registered on the prescribe date.

    2. The registration for LUUM2 will be EXTENDED on March 15, 2013 at exactly 10:00 in the evening, however, as we mentioned above, we cannot promise as to the availability of the said items – at the most, we can only offer FREE-SIZE FINISHER SHIRT, but we cannot promise the availability of your finishers medal.
    For security reasons, Runners who registered early (on or before Feb.28) will be given a tag, to ensure that they will get their well-deserved medals. And with regards to the t-shirt, the finishers t-shirt are packed in a ”personalized loot bag” to assure the runners who registered on the prescribe date that they will not missed their t-shirt and their respective sizes.

    3. The registration at ROX BGC will be extended until March 06, 2013 but again the same rule that is expressed above will be applied for those runners who will register beyond February 28, 2013.

    4. Runners resident of La Union will get a special rate for 3k and 5K categories, if they opt to run using their own t-shirt/singlet they can join the run by paying ONLY P48 – again this promo is only for La Union residents and only applies to 3K and 5K categories.

    5. BOTTOM LINE, please don’t miss the date (FEBRUARY 28, 2013) for you to secure your participation here in LUUM-2 Super Marathon.

    Your Race Director,

    Randy M. Abasolo

  45. irunners says

    Friends, fellow runners, pls read this post and share this to your friends who are planning to join the LUUM2 Super Marathon,
    The registration date that will assure the runner of a finishers medal and finishers shirt HAS EXPIRED, and this means that there IS NO ASSURANCE that the late registrants can get their medal and shirt, even the size of the singlet. However, the registration is up to the 15th of March (from 9AM to 10PM) for the late registrants to give chance to runners to join this once in a lifetime event. Thank you and see you at the Super Marathon!
    LUUM2 Super Marathon participants, we are strongly encouraging you to attend the “carbo-salo-salo” and briefing of runners on March 15, 2013 at exactly 5PM here in DMMMSU Mid La Union Campus. This gathering is very important for so many reasons:
    1. We will orient you thru power point presentation of the dynamics of the route – this will surely help you prepare mentally for the super and tough battle ahead.
    2. We give your tags to assure you that you will get you most deserved medals and shirt.
    3. We will present or ‘walk you thru’ to the most beautiful tourist sites in the province – via power point presentation.
    4. We will have a simple carbo-loading salo-salo and ask each interested participant to pay P130 for the meal (Carbonara, Wheat Bread with pineapple Marmalade, and Orange juice).
    5. We will set-up a souvenir stall where you can buy souvenirs from the event and the province
    6. We will set a henna tattoo booth for those runners who want to symbolize something in their skin.
    To all interested participants and all registered participants of LUUM2 SuperMarathon, the event is an ALL-FILIPINO event much like its maiden version. Foreign runners are very much welcome to join and experience (“taste”) LUUM, however, they cannot compete for the prize money. Should a foreign runner wish to join the event, they will get special discount for their participation or ten percent (10%) in all category.
    Fellow runners, especially those who will be running for the 21K, 42K and 50K Category, pls be advice to bring your own WATER CONTAINER or Water Belt. We have plenty of water stations along the route, however we would want to practice environmental concern (and practicality too) by not using plastic cups (we can’t afford to buy paper cups which is more expensive). All we have to do is to refill from the water stations, maraming salamat po, pls inform the rest of our friends who will be running for LUUM.

  46. Allan Moral says

    Greetings Mr. Randy Abasolo, I just want to verify if my registration for the 50k event for which I have already paid was already confirmed by your organization? I need to receive your definitive response about this because the event is less than a week from now. Where can I see the complete lineup of participants for the 50k event?My official name is ALFREDO R. MORAL,JR. from Quezon City. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance. -Allan

    • ManokanRunner says

      Hi Allan, I have sent a confirmation email to your yahoo email address. Your payment has been received. Thanks for joining and goodluck on your event. Let me know if you want me to resend the confirmation email.

  47. irunners says

    Good evening friends, fellow runners, here’s the latest UPDATE regarding our shuttle trip from Manila to San Fernando La Union:

    ***THERE WILL BE NO MORE SHUTTLE PICK-UP AT MARKET MARKET TAGUIG CITY, all Runners are advised to go direct to the Sta Lucia Bus Station which is located in the mentioned address below***
    More Info:
    1. Name of shuttle/Bus Company: STA LUCIA EXPRESS BUS CO.
    INC. – Address: España Blvd. in-front of University of Santo Tomas

    2. Pick-up point: Sta Lucia Express Bus Co. Station at España Blvd. in-front of University of Santo Tomas (Manila)

    3. Date: March 15, 2013 – Travel Time: 8:10 AM (No waiting beyond 8:10 AM!)

    4. Number of Shuttle: Two (2) Shuttles – all two shuttle will leave at exactly 8:10AM at Sta Lucia Bus Terminal in España Manila going to San Fernando City La Union.

    5. Return trip will be the following day at 2PM of March 16, 2013 infront of City Plaza Auditorium of San Fernando La Union.

    6. Those runners who haven’t paid their shuttle fee yet, pls take the shuttle no.2 because the shuttle 1 is already full. We still need 20plus more passenger for the shuttle 2

    7. We are offering a reasonable shuttle fee of P950 two way trip to all interested passengers.

    8. Please post your names if you are interested to take the no.2 shuttle.

    9. Please pay your fare to iRunner staff who will be designated as your tourist guide during your travel from Manila to La Union.

    10. More details pls contact this number:0948-330-3593

  48. aedis says

    Obviously, iRunners did not prioritize the safety of their runners during the run.

    They had lots of volunteers, but they were clumped in some few designated places only. Too many volunteers were at the start/finish area with nothing to do.

    There were no marshals in dangerous places (e.g. steep roads, sharp curves) and there were only a few to handle motorists. There were also many astray dogs.

  49. wilber says

    hi sir randy, congrats for the well organized race. Ask ko lang kung may prizes yung top 10. Hindi ko na kasi nahintay yung awarding kasi sumakit ulo ko. Can i still claim my prize if ever there is. Kahit yung top 10 medal lang kasi wala akong medal. Humabol lang ako sa reg.thanks uli.! Sana may ultra uli kayo this summer


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