Sofitel Manila Half Marathon: A Must Join Racing Event

The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is a collaboration between the Sofitel Philippine Plaza and the premier running event organizer in the country, Runrio, led by Coach Rio de la Cruz.  “By organizing the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon, we hope to one day become one of the world’s most popular running event attracting both amateur and professional runners from all over the world to compete in Manila.  This half-marathon race is dedicated to the children of Virlanie Foundation with the objective of contributing to a better future for the children of Manila.” says Coach Rio de la Cruz.

The half-marathon event takes the runners through a panoramic view of the Manila Bay while running with the cool breeze of the bay.  Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2014 follows the two highly successful running events brought about by the Sofitel-Runrio partnership in 2013: The Sofitel Runrio Battle of the Sexes Leg 1 and 2.  Just like the two Battle of the Sexes events, the Manila Half Marathon shall be a green race.  Runners are highly encouraged to bring their own water bottles for refilling at hydration stations, instead of using paper and plastic cups.

“The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon aims to be at par with other international marathons such as the Boston Marathon or Singapore Marathon.  Aside from this, the greater aim of the event is to contribute to the upliftment of the lives of the street children of Manila through Virlanie Foundation, the beneficiary of the marathon.  In the last year, we have raised over Php 1. 5 million through the two runs we have organized – a part of the proceeds had been used to purchase a van that was handed over to the foundation for their activities. This year we are targeting to have over 6,000 runners and for better success in terms of fund raising. ” says Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager Adam Laker.

Check the race details here:

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon
17 August 2014, 4am
SM Mall of Asia

Race Categories and Registration Fees:

Category Registration Fee Gunstart
21k Php950.00 4:30am
10k Php850.00 5:00am
5k Php750.00 5:10am

21k Finishers will receive Finisher’s Medal and Finisher’s Shirt.


Online Registration
Start of registration: June 27, 2014
End of registration: August 1, 2014

In-Store Registration
Start of registration: July 14, 2014
End of registration: August 4, 2014

Registration sites:

  • Move, 30th Street, BGC 
  • Toby’s SM Mall of Asia 
  • Toby’s The Block


  • 21K – 3 winners for male and female (Cash Prize)
  • 10K – 3 winners for male and female (Cash Prize)
  • 5K – 3 winners for male and female (Cash Prize)


  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline. Kindly check online at
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.

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