TARAY PAMULINAWEN 2012: The Laoag Marathon

On it’s second year running, Taráy Pamulinawen still offers the majestic Laoag Sand Dunes. From last year’s “can’t-get-enough” 3k dune segment, it now stretches to an “indulge-all-you-want” 12k sunny, sandy experience. As part of the month-long celebration of Laoag City’s Annual February Pamulinawen Festival, the Taráy (Ilocano word for “run”) features some of the city’s prized jewels. Aside from the famous sand dunes with the seemingly endless South China Sea in the background, it displays the centuries-old sinking bell tower and the grand St. William Cathedral, the historical tobacco monopoly monument, the vintage city hall, the provincial capitol with its new revolutionized image, the imposing Gilbert bridge and the colonial period-inspired Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel. In the midst of cultural cornucopia of ilocano songs, dances, beauty pageants and parades of floats, a tour of beautiful Laoag is but a fitting climax to celebrating the city’s and its people’s grandeur. And what better way to tour than on one’s two feet? The Taráy gives just that perfect tour. From the previous year’s 11miler, history unfolds as Laoag City hosts its first ever full marathon. This is also Laoag’s answer to the call of the second running boom. With this fiesta that honors Laoag’s patron – St. William, the hermit, Taráy Pamulinawen 2012 is truly a feast for the legs, the heart and the eyes.

Race/Event Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Location: Laoag City Hall

Race Types and Registration Fees:

On it’s second year running, Taráy Pamulinawen still offers the majestic Laoag Sand Dunes.  From last year’s “can’t-get-enough” 3k dune segment, it now stretches to an “indulge-all-you-want” 12k sunny, sandy experience.  As part of the month-long celebration of Laoag City’s Annual February Pamulinawen Festival, the Taráy (Ilocano word for “run”) features some of the city’s prized jewels.  Aside from the famous sand dunes with the seemingly endless South China Sea in the background, it displays the centuries-old sinking bell tower and the grand St. William Cathedral, the historical tobacco monopoly monument, the vintage city hall, the provincial capitol with its new revolutionized image, the imposing Gilbert bridge and the colonial period-inspired Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel.  In the midst of cultural cornucopia of ilocano songs, dances, beauty pageants and  parades of floats,  a tour of beautiful Laoag is but a fitting climax to celebrating the city’s and its people’s grandeur.  And what better way to tour than on one’s two feet?   The Taráy  gives just that perfect tour.  From the previous year’s 11miler, history unfolds as Laoag City hosts its first ever full marathon.  This is also Laoag’s answer to the call of the second running boom.  With this fiesta that honors Laoag’s patron – St. William, the hermit, Taráy Pamulinawen 2012 is truly a feast for the legs, the heart and the eyes.

Race/Event Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Location:   Laoag City Hall

Race Types  and Registration Fees:

42k / 21k : P500 Early Bird/ P600 Regular/ P700Late

42k Relay ( 6 members): P1,500 Early Bird/  P 1,800 Regular/P2,400 Late

10k: P250Early Bird/P300Regular/P400Late

5k Fun Run : P200 Early Bird/P250 Regular/ P350 Late

750m Kids Dash: P100Early Bird/ P150 Regular/ P200 Late

Registration Venues:

Dashma Computer Laoag, Vigan and San Fernando Branch

Ravandens Grill

Runners’ High

For online registration and other details, visit http://taraypamulinawen.weebly.com