Events, Running

La Union Unity Marathon (LUUM) – February 25, 2012

La Union Unity Marathon (LUUM) 2012 - poster

Attention runners of all kinds! Tired of running in polluted roads? Tired of running in never ending flat pavements? Do you want to upgrade your running experience and get the chance to visit one of the most beautiful place in the country? If the answer is YES then join LUUM or the La Union Unity Marathon which will be held in the City of San Fernando La Union this coming February 25, 2012.

La Union Unity Marathon (LUUM)
February 25, 2012 @4AM
City of San Fernando, La Union
3K/5K/10K/21K
Organizer: iRunners Productions

Registration Fees:
3K – P200
(inclusive of race bib, singlet, raffle for two psp go and snack ticket)
5K – P300
(inclusive of race bib, singlet, raffle ticket for two laptops and snack ticket)
10k – P500
(inclusive of race bib, singlet, raffle ticket for family vacation package, snack ticket and finishers medal and finishers shirt for top 100 finishers)
21k – P600
(inclusive of race bib, singlet, raffle ticket for vacation family vacation package, snack ticket, finishers medal and finisher shirt to all finishers)

Registration Venues:
(1) R.O.X. @ bldg. 1 Bonifacio High St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(2) Octo Power Tools @ Unit 1 Intellect bldg. San Sebastian, McArthur Highway, Tarlac City
(3) City Light Hotel @ Baguio City
(4) LiveStrong @ Vigan City Ilocos Sur and
(5) ‘Kubo’ @ City of San Fernando La Union

La Union Unity Marathon – Singlet and Medal Design:

La Union Unity Marathon (LUUM) - singlet-2012

La Union Unity Marathon – 21K Map:

La Union Unity Marathon (LUUM)-21kmap

Contact Details:
FOR R.O.X. TAGUIG = 09182478187 LOOK FOR CHE
FOR OCTO POWER TOOL TARLAC BRANCH = 09491580122 LOOK FOR CHING
FOR CITY LIGHT HOTEL BAGUIO = 09493153922
LOOK FOR GINA
FOR LIVESTRONG VIGAN = 09175712999 LOOK FOR RANDY
FOR OVERALL CONCERN LOOK FOR RANDY ABASOLO(RACE ORGANIZER)

Reasons to Join:
(1) the event will coincide with the celebration of weeklong fiesta celebration of the City of San Fernando and the Foundation of the Province and this means lots of activities and tourist attractions for the all visitor runners

(2) the event features the best running route in the north or the Bacsil Ridge: (a)the ridge features a gradual 5kilometer climb of almost 700 ft above sea level elevation (b) the ridge is the haven for mountain bikers not only because of its elevation but also because of the lush vegetation or forest that encapsulate the whole ridge. (c) the ridge is the best elevated site to wonder at the beautiful San Juan bay which is highly popular for Surfing; the San Fernando Bay where the famous Thunderbird resort and Wallace Air Station is situated; the green and beautiful on-top-of-the-hill view of Mountainous part of Town of San Gabriel and Town of Luna La Union!

Finally, the route for LUUM has the most pristine environment route ever because the road going on top to the Monument of Bacsil Ridge is rarely use by vehicles first because the human population living in the area is so small perhaps by hundreds only and second the ridge is constantly being take cared or by the Province and City because of its Historical significance because it is where the retreating imperial japanese army retreated and defeated by the stalking brave ilocanos soldiers.

is an all-inclusive venue that encourages passion for sports, wellness and health, empowered by a sense of camaraderie and community that is uniquely Filipino.

86 comments on “La Union Unity Marathon (LUUM) – February 25, 2012

  1. Sir Nick, good evening Sir and thanks to your interest to join the LUUM. We also call LUUM the SWEETEST FUN RUN EVER and that is for a reason and we in iRunners want you to find it yourself why?
    See you in the race sir, God bless and as we use to say RUN TO REACH!

  2. Sir/Ma’am Hard Ku…,

    La Union is 4 to 5hours away from Manila and i assure you that you wont regret joining this Event; the first of its kind here in Ilocandia sa marami pong kadahilanan: Starting Feb24, 2012 the Province of La Union particularly here in San Fernando is bustling with activities in celebration of our Provincehood,napakaraming pakulo, fiesta activities, tiangge etc, etc, na masasaksihan ninyo dito. You will not only get the chance to Run the most beautiful running route in this part of country you can also taste the Festivities La Union offers to local and international Tourist.

  3. Sir bubukoy,

    Sir next week we will post the final list of Hotels and Inns(inc. contact nos.) both in pinoyfitness and in our website:irunnerscommunity.org.
    But let me give you now an idea of the hotel charges in our place. There are hotels here that only charge P250 for an airconditioned room – these are descent hotels. There are rooms that are good for 3 to 5 persons and they only charge for P900. There are hotels that charge for P1200 to P1500(good for 2 to 3persons) but these are ‘luxury’ hotels. Feel free to contact our hotels secretariat Ms. Sharon to assist you with hotel concerns her nos. are 09491913155 and 09153958855

  4. Sir Jeri,Rosario to San Fernando is 30mins away. We hope to see you there and have fun with us and experience for your self the SWEETEST FUN RUN EVER! I’m Sure its extra sweeter because you will be running with your loveone. God bless and you and your family.

  5. Sir Ronald, thanks to your interest to join LUUM. for ordinary aircon its P420 and for deluxe its P514. Partas is the best alternative because of their comfortable and safety conscious service. We will be happy to see you on the race and have the opportunity to experience LUUM:THE SWEETEST FUN RUN EVER!

  6. To limitDrunner:
    Yes sir the estimate is very close. And in case you decided to stay here a night before the event we will help you find a descent hotel that charges a very reasonable price like P250 to 600 per head, for assistance call ms. sharon @ 09491913155 or 09153958855.
    Please do come and enjoy not only the surprises we have prepared in the race but as well as the grand festivities that our Province used to offer to the tourist.
    God bless. RUN TO REACH!

  7. Uwi kami Rosario LU, run sa San Fernando then kinabukasan Panangbenga naman sa Baguio. Sarap neto para maiba namn. See you all~~~

  8. VBM,
    hi there you’re right this is grand vacation for all tourist runners who want to join LUUM and who wanted to copy your itinerary! thanks to your interest to join LUUM – run to reach!

  9. Angrybird_runner, it is really an exciting and best sched to all tourist runners dahil marami po kayong options pag punta nyo dito: you can stay for another day here in La Union and join the festivities or you can travel up to Baguio (which is an hour away from San Fernando La Union) to watch the grand parade of Panagbenga. So come and join the LUUM! RUN TO REACH!

  10. @irunners – yes… sana magawan ng paraan na makatakbo dito… nakaka miss din kasi yung out of town race… fortunately may bahay yung isa naming running friend duon… nasa 7 yata silang pupunta duon… not so sure pa ako may work pa kasi… :-)

  11. limitEDrunner, Sana nga Sir magawan nyo ng paraan. Sir heto ang siguro pwede magbago ng isip ninyo. Baguio is one hour away from San Fernando City and February 26 is the Grand Parade for Panagbenga, so if you come here in La Union and Run on Feb 25 then (if you want) you can directly go up to Baguio to watch the Panagbenga – a very good travel itinerary to think about di po ba? God bless.

  12. onacol1, good afternoon. Sir/Ma’am im sorry to correct your impression,the LUUM Route is not really a killer route but more of a Challenging Route. Last saturday with our lead the CKC FunRun was held in this route and most of the participants are elementary kids. And they survived the 600meters uphill run towards the Provincial Capitol, walang nahilo, walang nagcomplain everybody was happy to be able walk in the less traveled and wonderful site/tourist site here in San Fernando.Kaya po ninyo ito Sir/Ma’am!

    Run to Reach!

  13. Sir Chito,
    Gun start for 21K is 4:45 am. Gunstart for 10K is 5:00am, Gunstart for 5K is 5:15 and 5:30 for 3K.But everybody should check in at 4am. Thank you to your interest at LUUM.

    RUN TO REACH!

  14. JUST WANT TO REMIND ALL THE TOURIST PARTICIPANTS OF THE LUUM, YOU WILL THE HAVE THE CHANCE TO HAVE A GRAND VACATION HERE IN LA UNION WHEN YOU WIN THE RAFFLE DRAW OF THE EVENT. WE WILL TOUR YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL SPOTS OF THE PROVINCE AND WE’LL SCHEDULE EXCITING ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO ENJOY YOUR 3DAY STAY HERE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE – ALL EXPENSE PAID! DETAILS WILL BE REVEALED ON THE RACE DAY. SEE YAH!

  15. I personally dubbed this as my Heritage Run because both my parents were from La Union (Balaoan and Bacnotan). I will register this week and will make hotel reservation. But instead of going to Baguio my best alternative is Pugo Adventures (PugAd)….swimming, zipline, wall climbing, rappelling and ATV ride…so this for me will be a run and adventure weekend in one.

    Hooyah!

  16. TEAM NEBS, THANK YOU! AMONG ALL THE COMMENTS YOURS IS THE BEST BECAUSE THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO AND ACHIEVE IN THIS PROJECT – PROMOTE THE BEAUTIFUL LA UNION AND ITS AMAZING TOURIST SITES. SO PLS TO ALL RUNNING ENTHUSIAST DO AS TEAM NEBS PLAN TO DO BECAUSE WE ASSURE YOU – YOU WILL ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF YOUR STAY HERE IN LA UNION BECAUSE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE AND FUN WE GOT IT ALL HERE IN LAUNION. RUN TO REACH!

  17. WOW VERY NICE EVENT!!! Diretso Baguio after ng Run because its Panagbenga Festival :)

    Maybe I’ll Consider… sana may on-site registration because im from Pampanga pa.

  18. slu_trixss, re: onsite registration nearest to your place is at Tarlac City near the SM Tarlac. The name of the Site is OCTOPOWER TOOLS which is 100 before SM if you coming from south or manila area. for details re:this site check our website and look for registration site profile, re: the second question, Yes Magkaiba ang prize ng babae sa lalaki.

  19. runniel, good morning as of this date there are approximately more or less 200 runners(including pledges) that will be coming from manila who will be joining this race. we hope they reach atleast 400 on the day of the race. WE welcome your interest to join LUUM and we really appreciate it because you will help us promote our beautiful province. Run to Reach!

  20. would like to ask how much would be the bus fare from la union to baguio and where can i ride one?. What attractions can i see in San fernando?Thanks, much.

  21. Sir Runniel gud evening. Bus fare from La Union to Baguio is only P100. The Bus station(PARTAS BUS) is few meters away from the finish line/assembly line of the race. A LOT SIR, YOU WILL BE SEEING A LOT HERE IN SAN FERNANDO: JUST AFTER THE RUN THERE WILL BE STREET DANCING COMPETITION HERE, THEN IF YOU ARE FOND OF SHOPPING THERE ARE NATIVE BOOTS STANDING FEW METERS FROM THE ASSEMBLY AREA SELLING NATIVE PRODUCE OF ALL THE TOWNS OF LA UNION. AT MARAMI PANG IBA! WE WILL SET UP TOURISM BOOTH TO ASSIST YOU SO THAT YOU WILL TREASURE YOUR STAY HERE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE.

  22. Thanks, irunners for all the info. It helped me a lot and seems like na hindi ko to palalampasin. See you there.

  23. mj, we highly recommend PARTAS BUS LINE located in Cubao. From Cubao to San Fernando City the fare is P430.They are known for comfort and safe travel. Thanks to your interest to LUUM WE ASSURE YOU THAT YOU WILL LOVE AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR RUNNING EXPERIENCE HERE SHOULD YOU FINALLY DECIDE TO JOIN THIS GRANT EVENT HERE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE!

  24. Sir runniel, nakakataba po ng puso knowing that you will never let this wonderful event passed-by without you participating it – agyamanak-ak apo(thank you)! you and all the rest of the runners who are yet to register in this event will be a part of this history of road running here in our province. We will welcome you with all gratitude and admiration for supporting us Sir! See you!

  25. got registered today in ROX, no hassle. Excited on this run. Hope that some organizers will tour us around in San Fernando city before i head to baguio. Thanks.

  26. Do you have baggage areas, im bringing all my stuffs and it just crossed my mind where can i leave my things before and after the run while touring around.Thanks.

  27. Sir runniel good morning. Yes we will set-up a baggage counter for the comfort and convenience of the tourist runners and those runners who will bring their belongings.
    However, pls be advice that we will only provide this kind of service before and after the race, meaning just after the awarding and the commencement of LUUM the participants are advised to get back all their belongings. Thank you!

  28. Sir runniel good morning. Yes we will set-up a baggage counter for the comfort and convenience of the tourist runners and those runners who will bring their belongings.
    However, pls be advice that we will only provide this kind of service before and after the race, meaning just after the awarding and the commencement of LUUM the participants are advised to get back all their belongings. Thank you!

  29. Sir runniel good morning. Yes we will set-up a baggage counter for the comfort and convenience of the tourist runners and those runners who will bring their belongings.
    However, pls be advice that we will only provide this kind of service before and after the race, meaning just after the awarding and the commencement of LUUM the participants are advised to get back all their belongings. Thank you!

  30. cloudrat, for runners/participants outside la union we will wait for you up until the day of the event because we will close the registration for you on Feb25 at 2AM. However for the late registrants we cannot assure you of finisher t-shirt.

  31. hi,
    May I just ask if most of the roads in the route are cemented? or with asphalt?

    Thank you. Hope to hear from you soon.

  32. sir, ilan na po ba ang mga estimated nyong runners na registered na po? me and my friends are planning to join this event. Thanks!:)

  33. pwede iconfirm kung ano ba talaga ang totoo regarding sa finisher’s shirt and finisher’s medal ng mga sasali sa 10K… ang nakalagay sa mga ads niyo, only the top 100 finishers will be given pero nung nag-inquire ako through the numbers na nakapost ang sabi ALL 10K finishers will be given medals..

  34. tatakbo ako… though im not an athlete i’ll try to conquer myself in the name of race and La Union hahahaha…. To the Organizers keep inspiring people to run….

  35. Why worry about the medal and finisher’s shirt? Just run and have fun while helping with the organizers advocacy.

  36. marami pong dahilan kung bakit ang mga tao lalu dito sa aten sa pilipinas ay tumatakbo, maraming tao ang tumatangkilik sa sports na running or marathon dahil napaka accesible eto hindi na kailangan ng gym o stadium para gawin sya, walang pinipiling age limit para tumakbo, walang pinipiling oras, hindi kailangan ng umpire o referre, walang kailangang sunding batas sa pagatakbo, tumakbo ka hanggat kaya mo, tapusin ang finish line at maging proud ka sa sarili mo na nakaya mo…ngayun maraming reasons kung bakit tayu tumatakbo, ang ilan ay sumasali dahil sa passion o talagang hilig, ang ilan ay nangungulekta ng souvenirs gaya ng singlets at bibs, masarapa tingnan ang mga damit na suot iba ibang klase iba ibang events na sinalihan-accomplishments, ang ilan naman ay sumasali dahil sa magandang dulot sa health, ang iba ay napilitan lamang ng barkada, katuwaan o for fun run, ang ilan naman ay tumatakbo dahil sa pera o patimpalak…kahit anu pa man ang ating dahilan sa pagtakbo…iisa pa rin ang suma tutal nito, tatapusin naten hanggang finish line, at pagtapak sa finish line may masasabi tayu sa sarili naten na nagawa ko…nakaya ko…masaya ako!

  37. pie, good evening. and also for the information of all participants of 10k category, lahat po ng sasali sa 10k ay may makukuhang finishers medal. Aantayin po namin kayo dito sa La Union 8days na lang takbohan na! Run to Reach!

  38. (kadagiti padak nga taga Ilocandia ken kadagiti sanga-ili)

    ibi-ngay tayu ti panagayat ti panagtaray…

    share the passion of running…

  39. @iRunners Community
    I’m from the U.S. and coming home next week to Tagudin, I.S. due to a death in the family. Please advise if there are on-site registration on the day of the race or means for me to send in my registration fee.

  40. Hi Organizers,

    Please confirm kung meron on-site registration on the race itself na closan kc ako sa ROX.

    Thanks,

    VBM

  41. GOOD MORNING TO ALL THE RUNNERS WHO WISH TO JOIN THE LUUM. FIRST, THERE WILL BE AN ONSITE REGISTRATION FOR LUUM BUT YOU HAVE TO BE ON THE ASSEMBLY AREA OR REGISTER BEFORE 3AM ON FEBRUARY 25th.
    FYI, OUR ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS STILL ONGOING, JUST TYPE: irunnerscommunity.org.

    WE WILL ALL BE WAITING FOR YOU HERE IN LA UNION, WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO RUN WITH YOU!
    RUN TO REACH!

  42. Hi Organizers,

    Please assist me on how to claim the running kit. I just forwarded via e-mail the copies of the registration form and deposit slip. Ill be in Launion on the 24th.

    I am excited to run on Saturday!

    Thanks,

    VBM

  43. apo organizers,

    mabagaan met kuma dagiti kapitan ken residente ta maigalut wenno maipupok dagiti as-aso da, nangruna iti rota nga agpadaya uray ti aldaw lang iti karera…

    maragsak ken naannad a panag taray tayo amin!

  44. lam_ang, we appreciate your suggestions and we are happy to let you know that the thing you are concerned is is already coordinated with the barangay officials. just this morning i have made my 3rd visit to all the barangays to remind them of the stray dogs, garbage, and i also requested/followed-up the assistance of the barangays.

    Thank you Sir for your concern and advice.

  45. Hill Runner
    iRunners Community

    sir, mukhang ala na po parking space sa old market, okupado na ng baratilyo. baka pwede sa mabanag compound (loob) para sa mga bisita… suggestion lang po. :)

  46. Change of plan hindi ako makakadala ng sasakyan sana may masakyan kami pababa ng San Fernando galing Baguio :(

  47. Congratulations to all runners and organizers!!! Ganda ng route mas grabe pa sa Baguio21K at Merryl!!! Uphill kung uphill tapos pagulong na lang pababa…. I got a new PR! Congratulations to me!!! Next year ulit!!!! Up to panagbenga na later in the afternoon till tomorrow.

    Kudos to the organizers for the unlimited water station, saging and honey. Andami rin umiikot na ambulance, police, tanods and sundalo, secure na secure mga runners. Job well done.

    VBM

  48. Our heartfelt gratitude to all runners and everyone who helped make the First La Union Unity Marathon a success! We can never thank you enough. We hope you enjoyed your visit to our humble province.

    Sa lahat ng mga sumali at nagregister from different parts of the Philippines and beyond, maraming maraming salamat po. Congratulations to those who won and to those who finished the race and conquered the Bacsil Ridge. Mabuhay po kayong lahat!

    We wanted very much to ensure the safety of everyone participating in the race, however, we might have overlooked other important matters during the race. For that, we are deeply sorry. Again, we hope for your understanding. We will surely learn from this.

    To the volunteer marshals, paramedic, photographers, race officials and to all our sponsors, thank you thank you very much.

    Your feedback and comments are most welcome. We will definitely consider them for our improvement.

    Agyaman kami apo!

  49. VBM and Hill Runners, thank you very much at nag-enjoy po kayo. Tama, the barangay officials, tanods, the student marshals, the members of latter day saints church, redcross, city and provincial health offices, ITRMC, at sa mga police, basically the whole of the community: they were all very cooperative. Talaga pong hindi sila nagpabaya thinking of your safety.

    btw, may nakahulog po ng cellphone na runner at itinurn-over po ng marshal sa organizers yung phone. Please help us find her so he/she can have her phone back. Thanks much!

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