Caliraya 360: Will I Survive the Hills of Laguna?

Caliraya 360 2015

With the very advanced registration for this year’s Run United Philippine Marathon happening in October, I feel like I need to scale up my training to get my legs ready for another full marathon (my 3rd for 2015). July has been a month of abstinence in running (birthday month – excuse). Now that it’s August with no scheduled race/run I was hunting for one.

I stumbled upon a new race – Subaru Marathon. I wanted to get in the groove and condition my body for the full mary in October so I was set to register for the 21K category.  The registration fee is quite steep but I needed a pre-marathon race.

This week though, while reading an article about ultra running for noobs (like I am), Caliraya 360 popped in! Not a 21K…not yet a full mary! It’s a 34 kilometer run organized by Run Mania. Below are some bits and pieces about the event I fished out from Pinoy Fitness.


September 13, 2015
Lumban Town Plaza, Laguna

Registration Fees:
1K – P300
4K – P400
8K – P450
20K – P750
34K – P900

Inclusive of Singlet, Race Bib, Certificate, Medal for 20K finishers, trophy for 34K finishers.

Registration Venues:
*In-store Registration
– Mizuno Outlets : MOA, BGC, Trinoma, Festival Mall, Paseo de Sta. Rosa
– Red Gloves Boxing Gym Branches : Los Banos, Canlubang, Calamba City and Pagsanjan, Laguna
– Dotcom Internet Cafe (In front of 7Eleven near SLSU Lucban, Quezon)
– A/X Fitness Sta. Cruz, Laguna
– Alexis Gym Sta. Cruz, Laguna
– Run Mania Headquarters (122 Burgos St., Lumban, Laguna)

The race being outside Manila will be refreshing. Getting close to nature (read: trees, fresh air and Caliraya Lake) is something new for me who’s been running along the city roads for so long. In addition, I’ve read that the route is quite interesting (read: Challenging = uphill/downhill).

Credits: Photos grabbed from


It’s all about pushing myself to the limits (with a lot more attention to health and well-being). It has been my personal mantra to listen to my body when I run.  I am not exactly the best fit runner so I make it a point to really take the cue from my legs and heart as well as other signs of pain or exhaustion.

With the decision to take the out-of-town race over the Subaru Marathon around the usual route, all I need now is to look for a Mizuno store to enlist.

Update (08/09/2015)

I found myself filling out the registration form at Mizuno  – Mall of Asia this afternoon for the 34K race.

Registration Details:

  • Registration fee – P 900
  • Shuttle fee (Optional) – P 400 (round trip)
    • Pickup point –  Shell Gas Station (Ayala Avenue)
    • Time – 1AM – 1:15 AM
  • Assembly time at Lumban Town Plaza – 3AM
  • Gunstart: 4AM

Good luck and see you all on September 13!







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